iPad Like Duck Hunt? Get it while you can...

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  1. spiffyone

    spiffyone Well-Known Member

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    IGN has an article posted on the blatant copyright infringement and lawsuit waiting to happen known as Duck Hunt for the iTouch/Phone.

    As they ask:

    "Who is minding the store?"

    Good question.

    IGN gets a lot of flack, but, honestly, they're okay in my eyes as their really the only major game review website giving the iTouch/Phone platform any really serious thought as a game platform. I know some may disagree with their reviews (*points to review for 1112, which, while it did bring up some issues that needed sorting was much too harsh, IMHO), but, hey...at least they're actually reviewing the games on this platform.

    And they do bring up a good question. Stuff like Duck Hunt passes, but other stuff doesn't that should. Is Apple quality control bipolar or something?

    Plus...check out IGN's redesign of the wireless gaming section. That ain't an ngage, blackberry or palm in the background :D
     
  2. spiffyone

    spiffyone Well-Known Member

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    Anyway, now that the article has been posted, if you want the game, get it while you can.

    No telling how soon word leaks out to Nintendo, if they don't already know.
     
  3. DHrox

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    #3 DHrox, Jan 22, 2009
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    Apple's motto: Let's get sued and let the profits roll on by! (Gabo:()
     
  4. spacecowgoesmoo

    spacecowgoesmoo Well-Known Member

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    Nintendo had better sue these guys, along with those G&W clones. It's ridiculous, they even use an NES controller onscreen!
     
  5. DHrox

    DHrox Well-Known Member

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    Strange. Very strange.
     
  6. DHrox

    DHrox Well-Known Member

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    Y'know, IGN actually commented on this port.
     
  7. WOW_GEE

    WOW_GEE Well-Known Member

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    The update is out now. Makes the game actually pretty good.
    The dog is back (the exact same one from the old NES game.)
    Along with sound effects and music. Honestly, I really like it. If you like the old duck hunt definitely pick this one up while its still there. Its a great port.
     
  8. Myrobotwillneverdie

    Myrobotwillneverdie Well-Known Member

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    I was under the impression that, if Apple wanted to yank an app off the store, they could also remove it from our devices too. Anyone else hear of this, or did I imagine it?
     
  9. nice update

    i bought it now
     
  10. colmiak

    colmiak Active Member

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    yeap, "apple remote killswitch" or something like that
    i've disable it on mine, JB :)
     
  11. rjsim

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    If you buy an app, Apple can just remove it from your device? Would they refund you the $0.99 in this case?
     
  12. DHrox

    DHrox Well-Known Member

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    I doubt they would. It's probably the you-bought-you-keep-it kinda thing. Especially if it was an illegal game.:(
     
  13. Freegoo

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    #13 Freegoo, Jan 23, 2009
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    It's doubtful Apple would use the kill switch in this case, it's supposed to be setup so that Apple can kill malicious programs that get by the app store approval process. They still could use it for copyright violations, but it would probably net them some bad PR and they haven't done it in the past (Line Rider had a free clone removed, and so did the people that own the rights to Boulderdash - in both cases the games continue to work on my device to this day :) ).

    So if you want the game, don't worry about it and grab it.
     

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