Verizon App ENCOURAGES DOG FIGHTING
vaneloba
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The app "Dog Wars" developed by Kage Games LLC allows users to train dogs and fight them with other users. Many animal rights groups are up in arms about this and it will bring about horrible publicity both for Verizon and Google. Google has refused to take the app down, as of now, because it "doesn't violate their content policy." Verizon should lead the stand against animal cruelty and ban this sick app before their name is implicated further. 

 

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TBhouston
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Google has full control of the market.

 

Go to their forums please

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Ann154
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I don't necessarily agree that we should even have applications like these, but they do exist. I choose to not download or use them. The world is a big place. What seems normal in one location could be completely taboo somewhere else. Like AZ mentioned, I probably wouldn't have known that this "game" existed either if it wasn't posted here or written about in other android sites.

To be honest, I don't get the appeal of most of role playing games out there. I.E. shooter games, war zone games, Final Fantasy, etc.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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Wildman
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Ann154 wrote:

I don't necessarily agree that we should even have applications like these, but they do exist. I choose to not download or use them. The world is a big place. What seems normal in one location could be completely taboo somewhere else. Like AZ mentioned,I probably wouldn't have known that this "game" existed either if it wasn't posted here or written about in other android sites.

To be honest, I don't get the appeal of most of role playing games out there. I.E. shooter games, war zone games, Final Fantasy, etc.


I was think this exact thing also, I came to conclusion that it seems to be helping developer because the traffic to his app has grown to the point that they are expanding the the server access and added new features already..  The publicity is working in their favor...

 

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Zrock02
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My real view on this is I like dogs and I like to see fights. So why not combine them? :smileyhappy: Not so big on cleaning up after so the app makes my day go by that much better :smileyvery-happy:

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gerio
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Yeah, Wildman, what were you thinking? We don't know anyone like that around here, do we....(tee hee)...:smileyhappy:)

Take care,
Geri O
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Wildman
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gerio wrote:
Yeah, Wildman, what were you thinking? We don't know anyone like that around here, do we....(tee hee)...:smileyhappy:)

Take care,
Geri O

It just amazing me of some of the levels that people are prepared to judge SOMEONES ELSES life and decisions...But dont monitor theirs as closely... :smileysurprised:

 

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AZSALUKI
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i would've never even known this app existed if this thread wasn't started. and i bet the app's downloads are now going through the roof because of the forums???? i really don't know, but wouldn't be surprised. all publicity is good publicity right?

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Ann154
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I have to say, the Roadrunner and Wyle E. Coyote reference brought me to laughter.

If it looks fake to me (cartoonish, etc.), I can usually stomach the subject better than if it looked realistic.

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Wildman
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Ann154 wrote:
I have to say, the Roadrunner and Wyle E. Coyote reference brought me to laughter.

If it looks fake to me (cartoonish, etc.), I can usually stomach the subject better than if it looked realistic.

 

:smileyvery-happy:  Now that you said it I have to giggle also....  And also I see your concept with the item looking real but the only thing that is concerning me is the number of new laws that are created over situations that should not been as extreme as it gets.

 

Lets be realistic when the law allows you to sue for hot coffee or for a criminal to be able to sue you if they break into your property and gets injured doing so, or better yet (My Situation) have a kid enter onto my fenced in property and hurt himself getting a ball off my roof, or world isnt going the right way....

 

Another thing, have you not noticed the number of situation just in the last 2 years that a kid killed someone and used a movie, song or game being the reason for doing the crime.... These kids dont except responiblity for anything these days, why would they because the law makes a reason for them.

 

My Grandmother said that we was going to H*** in a porsche because the wagon was moving to slow....   Boy this is so true.

 

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Wildman
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OOOKKK Ann thanks for your reply, it brought me back,  I have digressed :smileyvery-happy:, this subject isn't worth debating because what happens will happen..  I let some things get under my skin and I shouldn't...  This is the way society is and I do not expect any thing different..

 

Forgive me venting, I had a weak moment. :smileysurprised::smileyhappy:

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droidsw
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I understand the obsurdity of the idea that this app could motivate someone that never considered, or even mildly entertained the thought, to get into dog fighting.

HOWEVER, if this was an app that was about bank robbery, meth manufacturing, or a list of other illegal actions, it WOULD be deleted.

Sorry, dog fighting is illegal the app has to go.

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Wildman
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droidsw wrote:
I understand the obsurdity of the idea that this app could motivate someone that never...






Quick scan of apps
All of these apps are located and for sale for some while without being removed ,deleted, or sensored because once again I point out that these are games, so many parents prefer to pass the blame on any thing they can instead of understanding that they need to decide what their kids are exposed to,  If a child of encouraging age can get access to a game such as this, this is more the parents issues that society.

Blow Up

 

Blow up building and even a poor Teddy Bear

 

Gangstar

Beat up and kill police, hookers and well as stealing cars, trucks and med vehicles and run people down.

 

Weed Farmer

Garden Of Weeden

Dr Weed

Watch My Marijuana Grow

Dr. Greenthumb's Growlab

How To Grow Hydro

Games on growing and identification illegal drug..

 

Angry Bird

Shoot birds from a slingshot at walls and animals

 

 

Please explain to me how any of these wont give a child a ideal to do something that isn't legal, if you censored everything in this world that isn't legal and kids can get access to then you have to destroy the world because even the shows made for kids has violence...  Guess you never seen road runner and the coyote that drops anvils on other heads. 

 

You need to censor you kids from the evils of the world not the reverse way....  The world is evil and this will be like this to the end...

 

How many of the ones complaining about these type of apps havent bought their kid a Wii or Playstation that has way more violent games that do worse than this one...   Selective Sensoring is amazing....

 

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AZSALUKI
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street racing cars, growing weed, atomic bombing, mob warfare, blow up (where you blow up houses AND animals).....i'm fairly certain all of these include illegal activities. and yes, even shooting birds from a sling shot could land you in jail. those POOR BIRDS!!!!!!! 

 

i'd bet a paycheck that we will see some group of 8 year old kids in the news someday for shooting birds from a slingshot, who got the idea from an app.....before we see an illegal dog fighting ring that was all concieved from an app.

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AZSALUKI
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i'm surprised we are even discussing verizon or google about this. if you have a problem with it, then why not take it up with the actual developer of the game? you can load apps without even using the market OR verizon.....so neither of them will be able to keep the app off of phones. the developer is the only one that can get rid f this app. the other option is to simply ignore it. i love dogs.....but when women (actual human beings) are degraded in video games, it is more offensive to me than animals. so guess what i do. i DON"T buy the games where you can slap, rape, etc women....and my sons are not allowed to play them either. again....i LOVE dogs....but there are PLENTY of more offensive stuff out there that you can get at target, walmart, or best buy....so i don't see a dogfighting app going anywhere.

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budone
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There are articles coming out about this game now.

 

Dog Fighting Article

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Wildman
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budone wrote:

There are articles coming out about this game now.

 

Dog Fighting Article


 

And at...


http://www.androidcentral.com/nfl-star-quarterback-and-convicted-dog-fighter-michael-vick-weighs-dog...


and


http://www.androidcentral.com/dog-wars-app-ruffling-some-users-fur-and-righfully-so


I usually do not react to situations like this but I still think this is getting a bit of the wall, there is so many things wrong in this world and we fight to have freedom in our life but every time someone does something a bit against our beliefs we feel that gives us the right to disregard their rights.... It is a game and it is not hurting any one or any thing and I do not see why things keep getting blown out of paportion. 

 

Sorry I am pro FREEDOM and am getting amazed how so many feel they have a place to dictate others lifes but I guarentee on the same note they will get on the offensive if someone tell them they cant do something that they think is there decision (Read the forums for proof).

 

 

 

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budone
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I quit reading hte article when some group had a concern that gangs may want to begin fighting dogs due to the app.

 

I am sure the gang bangers are downloading the app and thinking, "Ya know, we ought to do this".

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Zrock02
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Why does an app like this bother you so much? It's not like they have real dogs going out to fight other dogs. It's like saying Call of Duty encourages people to murder and raise rebellion anywhere they see fit.  It is simply a game and nothing else.

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droidsw
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NOW we know what wildman does in his spare time........just kidding.
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gerio
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droidsw wrote:
NOW we know what wildman does in his spare time........just kidding.

 

It's always the quiet ones....:smileyvery-happy:

 

In Easter jest, of course, 

 

Geri O

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Wildman
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gerio wrote:

 


droidsw wrote:
NOW we know what wildman does in his spare time........just kidding.

 

It's always the quiet ones....:smileyvery-happy:

 

In Easter jest, of course, 

 

Geri O


 

Ha! Ha!  Very funny, You figured me out :smileyvery-happy:...  Just playing here, I have no issue with things like this because where in a society that allows user to have access to anything because this is where the Freedom concept comes from.  I hope our world hasnt became so bad that a person cant separate a game from reality, I play a number of games like Doom 3, Area 51, Grand Thief Auto and other games. But none of these things make me want to hunt alien, shot cops and hookers of go to demon infested worlds...   In the end it is a game...  So many blame games and the news for them doing stupid things.

 

The concept of forcing a dog to fight another for fun makes no since at all but the ones that do this proves where their state of mind is but on the same note we pay to see Boxing, Football and Wrestling that all encourage violence..   But I dont see anyone trying to have them stopped.

 

Now to make it clear, I am open to freedom and the ability to do what you want but on the same note who are we to judge someones decision for entertainment, no matter how much we disagree with it?? 

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