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Android Market gets its dog fighting app back

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Android Market gets its dog fighting app back
In the wake of the uproar over whether or not Michael Vick had truly paid his debt to society, Kage Games' Dog Wars was disappearing from the Android Market after many complaints and a petition that garnered over 40,000 names. As part of his new found love of dogs, Vick himself had joined up with the Humane Society, asking for the removal of the game from the Android Market. The initial response from the games' developers was that the free speech that allows critics to complain about the game, is the same free speech that allows the company to produce the game and keep in on the Market.

Eventually Dog Wars was removed from the Android Market. But now, after a few months of absence, the game is back with a new moniker. Now called "KG Dogfights", the goal of the game is the same, just with a new name. You raise a virtual dog, train it, feed it, and then fight it against other players' virtual Rovers. The new game has more advanced features, more training levels and harsher training methods like the use of whips. Other "interesting" features include a wide selection of drugs (like steroids for your pooch) and guns for your shootout with the made-up F.E.T.A (hmm, rhymes with PETA). According to the game's developer, the inclusion of F.E.T.A was done to teach game players "there are consequences to dog fighting in real life."

To quiet the critics, Kage Games promises to give a portion of the $4.99 purchase price to the Humane Society. This will allow guilt-ridden purchasers of the game to feel like they are doing something positive to contribute to the welfare of dogs, even while learning how to turn man's best friend into a trained assassin. And if that doesn't keep the critics quiet, the developer adds that just because something is illegal doesn't mean that you can't make a movie, a song or a video game about it. Besides, with the game, real dogs aren't being harmed at all.

Still, there are those who say that even though real animals aren't being hurt, the game is teaching people to be mean to animals. And because it is not as cartoonish as, say, Angry Birds, some still would like to see this game banned. To those people, the developer says that what is great about Android is that it gives the ultimate responsibility whether or not to download a game to the phone's user, not faceless, nameless corporate executives working for the carrier or the app marketplace. 

source: AndroidMarket

Portions of the $4.99 price of KG Dogfighting goes to the Humane Society
Portions of the $4.99 price of KG Dogfighting goes to the Humane Society
Portions of the $4.99 price of KG Dogfighting goes to the Humane Society

Portions of the $4.99 price of KG Dogfighting goes to the Humane Society


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posted on 14 Aug 2011, 10:10 4

1. exo2u (unregistered)


Are the ideas for games really that scarce now a days??? So sad, what a joke. I feel bad for whoever dls this...

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 11:26 4

2. remixfa (Posts: 14168; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i bet ol Vick is first person to DL the app.. lol

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 11:40 4

3. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)


This app needs to go, period.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 12:06 10

4. 112 (unregistered)


But shooting a man's head off in a game is just fine?

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 14:05 3

9. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I don't download any of those games either, so no, it's not fine to me.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 12:13 8

5. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Why on earth would this app need to go? A group of 40,000 people out of 300,000,000 people (less than .1% of the American Population) signed a petition... serious?

If you start cutting out the freedoms and free speech of people, what is next? It's a game... I play Grand Theft Auto, but I am not out stealing cars, shooting people and killing hookers to get my money back after I took advantage of then... its a game, and it needs to be treated as such. This is a game too- treat it as such.

There are a lot bigger things to worry about, like the restriction of your freedoms. You bastards always complain how Apple restricts your freedom and Android is open and lets you do what you want... don't you want to keep it opened?

Damn hypocrites...

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 12:29 6

6. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


Real talk....+1

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 15:03 2

13. PotDragon (banned) (Posts: 214; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)


Quote
"Why on earth would this app need to go? A group of 40,000 people out of 300,000,000 people (less than .1% of the American Population) signed a petition... serious?"

Except the sample size is not the entire population genius. It would only consist of, AT MOST, all Android App Store users. Of those, not all users heard about the petition.

So it is really 40,000 of the app store users against however many jackwads download this crap.

By your "logic" ...why stop at population of USA? Android is worldwide: so it would be 40,000 out of 6 billion ....right?

sigh.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 21:08 1

28. E.N. (Posts: 2362; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Thank you PotDragon, it's good to see some smart people on this site

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 13:22 3

7. bossmt_2 (Posts: 437; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


If you don't like it don't download it. It's completely simple.

I am fine with this application existing, I question the person who created it but that's their life.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 14:03 6

8. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I take it none of you have seen a real dog fight to the death? And do any of you know what it takes to teach a dog to fight? Do you know what they do to dogs that don't have enough "game"? The entire culture is brutal from raising the puppies, training the dogs, to shooting the loosing dog in the head that refused to fight. Google a few images of "Bait Dogs" and see just how messed up this whole thing is. a bait dog is like a sparing partner except, the bastards keep the bait dog tied, tape the dogs mouth shut so it can't defend itself, then they let the fighter go at it full force. Can you image having you arms bound while someone is repeatedly stabbing you with an ice pick in the face, arms, legs, or anywhere else they want. Think about that for just a second.

@ Fanboy Sucker. There are always bigger things to worry about, but that doesn mean you can ignore everything else going on around you. This is about killing the dog fighting culture. And take it from someone who grew up seeing it, if you desensitize kids to it now, they could end up embracing that lifestyle. It's a felony for a reason. And this has nothing to do with keeping Android open. This game is just as f**ked up as the Nazi app that was here earlier last year. No matter how open or free this country or this OS is, there are just certain things that shouldn't be done. This game is one of them.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 14:24 2

10. exo2u (unregistered)


Well said whateverman, this is a seriously f'd up app let alone idea; abuse of freedom i would say.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 14:53 2

11. PotDragon (banned) (Posts: 214; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)


This app is horrific. Anyone who PURCHASES it should be castrated so they don't breed. Love to see a virus targeted at this app download.

That said...people SHOULD BE free to be a complete douchewad if they choose. They can also feel free to shove the phone up their ass...app installed.

Do not pretend we are currently free. I live in Reno and can SEE at least 7 casinos from my deck, yet somehow playing poker online can be off limit... ONLY FOR US PLAYERS! Have a bank account in Somalia, Pakistan, Lybia, or China? Sign right up for the "Sunday Million" on Full Tilt. Live in The US of A .... nope.

Makes me personally look forward to wp7 that much more.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 17:32 1

20. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)


They do have the right to make whatever they want, I agree with you there. But this is a very offensive app to most people who own dogs. You've expressed you opinion without being a jerk about it, so thank you for that. If only the kiddies in here would learn to do so without resorting to insults, but around here, that has become the norm.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 14:56 4

12. biscutbob (Posts: 82; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


This app is pretty bad who the hell would put that much time into something so evil? Some sick F**ker...

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 16:25 3

14. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


You stop this game and that sets a precedent for games such as GTA, Fallout, Call of Duty, and any other violent game out there.

Grow a sac and deal with it. It's like a flower bed in here....full of f*ckin PANSIES!!

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 17:14 2

16. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Thumb up or thumb down whoever you want, but that fact that you're insulting everyone makes you look like a little bitch!

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 17:19 2

17. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


Who's the b*tch? Your crying your eyes out over this GAME, and i'm tellin you to stfu and deal with it.

You fail, try again.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 17:38 2

21. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Like I said... You are making yourself look like a little bitch, bitch! You can't express yourself without sounding like a complete sickness and that's the problem I have with you. I put my comment in the "Comments" section, not the STFU section. This is where all the grown ups come to leave their opinions, no matter how much you may disagree with them. So little girl, if your little both ass can't grow a sac and deal with that, get offline and go back to your mom's basement, play some GTA or Call of Duty and STFU taking to me.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 17:53 2

22. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


Oh man, this is rich!!

"You can't express yourself without sounding like a complete sickness and that's the problem I have with you"

But you just..."Like I said... You are making yourself look like a little bitch, bitch!"

And..."So little girl, if your little both ass can't grow a sac and deal with that, get offline and go back to your mom's basement, play some GTA or Call of Duty and STFU taking to me."

"your little both ass" huh?
and STFU taking to me"?
Your panties are so tight right now you can't even type right!! HAHAHA

You don't sound very grown up? And trust me, I can deal with it. If we can deal with that gemini b*stard we can deal with just about anything.

So, in conclusion, you cry and I sigh.
You fail...again. So try...again.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 18:07 3

23. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Just because I'm a gentleman in the beginning, doesn't mean I can't come down to your level. And as you can see, once you take me there...you will be embarrassed. Now if your ready to talk like grown ups, but your not. You say I'm crying about a game, but why couldn't you just say, "Hey, I think your wrong. I disagree." or something like that? But you didn't you showed you ass. And like I told others, you f**k with the bull, you get the horns. You brought this rippin' on yourself. So, deal with it and speak with respect when someone is giving their opinion. You're dismissed.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 18:40 1

24. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


Funny, I didn't see a bull? I saw this little green ninja wannabe scratching at my ankles but I squashed it.

Just to be clear; I was giving my opinion...On the topic AND on all the whiners. I'm sorry if i'm rough around the edges in the way I convey my thoughts and opinions, but guess what...IDGaF!

"You're dismissed" punk.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 19:00 1

27. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Don't apologize about being "rough around the edges", I can understand. You probably have your monthly visit from "Aunt Flo", right? But keep your opinion about people "whining" to yourself. Just cause you don't agree, doesn't mean they're whining. And if you're gonna dish it out, be ready to take it little girl.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 14:06 1

39. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


What exactly have you been dishing out? Weak insults about "Aunt Flo"? You could at least be original.

I'm glad you enjoy my opinions though, i'll be sure to come around here more often and share them with you!!! Especially you, tough guy!

Cheers!

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 16:50 1

15. networkdood (Posts: 6326; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Just do not buy it....due to lack of sales/downloads that should make the developers think twice. iHateCrapple makes a great point once we start banning a game, then when and where does it stop.....

I despise KKK, Nazis and gangbangers - but this is AMERICA and they have rights and we also have rights to tell them STFU

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 17:22 2

18. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


Thank you, agreed.

I'm not a fan of the game and I won't be downloading it, but the fact remains we can't have a game pulled because some people don't like it...

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 17:22 1

19. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Bawww, the mean old developers made a game for a crappy OS about dog fighting. Get over yourselves. PETA are a bunch of attention seeking whiners. I don't give a crap about Michael Vick, he could get prison for all i care. Point is, they're animals. They don't have souls. And never think about how dangerous s they are when they kill humans.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 18:43

25. paulyyd (Posts: 327; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


lololol

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 18:46 1

26. vzwbb21 (Posts: 33; Member since: 05 Jun 2010)


what person would spend money on this. i'm not going to make an invective about the developer, but this is just a bad idea for an app

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 22:08 1

29. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Nice innovation android. This complements the Trojan horse and malware apps nicely. Looking forward to the Hitler app.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 01:06

33. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Don't get too high and mighty there taco. Let's not forget about "Baby Shaker" for iOS. I'm glad they took it down but why was it approved by Apple in the first place?

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 11:09 1

38. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


How sad is it that I knew you'd be drawn to this article, and that you'd be this stupid and shallow about the issue?

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 19:33

42. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I didn't comment on the issue

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 22:09

30. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Unfortunately I can't disagree that a game is a game, but if Google takes this app down every time it comes up, I'll be a happy man. You can't ever love a dog and then say a game like this is okay.

For the record, I'm not happy with games like GTA either. Any game that glorifies sociopathy is sick. I'm not in favor of government censorship, but I can't just turn my back to the fact that this "sport" is twisted beyond compare.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 23:53 1

32. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


I love dogs and have the best Labs in the World... but this game is ok.

I own and operate a pet-related website for adoptions and so forth.

Yes, the app and "sport" is terrible and very twisted, and I would never support such a thing in real life. However, I can't turn a blind eye to the censorship that goes on.

Again, I play GTA, but I love people. Just because virtually shoot virtual people doesn't mean that I do not truly love people.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 01:51 1

34. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)


As someone who owns dogs, I would hope you could understand where I'm coming from. Enjoying GTA doesn't make you a bad person, or means that you don't love people. But this is just a little different. People are not typically breed, trained and encouraged to be pit-fighters. Even if you look at MMA, at least these fighters made the choice to become fighters for themselves. And even then, they don't fight to the death. But these dogs don't have a choice at all, especially the bait dogs.
These dogs are so loyal and loving of their owners that they will do anything to please them. And if a scumbag owner teaches them to attack and kill other dogs, it will do it just to please its owner or it will die trying. If the dog refuses to fight, its beaten, used for bait, breeding or is killed because it's of no use to the scum bag that owns it. This culture has to die not just for the dogs sake, but for our own as well. You don't have to agree with me, but just look at some of what happens to these dogs at the links below.

http://petopitbulls.blogspot.com/2010_06_01_archive.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CcM8wcspmM&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7xUmEY1_7o&feature=related

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 22:45 1

31. android_sucks (Posts: 111; Member since: 28 Jul 2011)


Who cares!!!! If I have to look at 1000 *** chat apps then why can't doglovers have to look at this one. I dont agree with homosexuality but you don't see me out trying to get the apps banned!!!! FREE SPEECH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 02:05

35. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Homosexuality isn't the same as a death match between two dogs who were taught to kill.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 05:08 1

36. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Nearly...

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 19:33

41. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Ha ha an aids death match? Good one.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 07:07

37. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


It's interesting... it seems at first that those who would buy Android are of a more conservative mindset than iOS fans.. and then you come along with your username and basically hold up a casino sign that says "I AM A HOMOPHOBE."

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 19:32 1

40. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Conservatives are usually anti ***

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 05:24

43. dacorpsemaker (unregistered)


Seriously people, what the f*ck??? You shoot hundreds of people to bloody pieces with a smile on your face in other games and you whine about 'a cute little doggy' being hurt in a game which doesn't even feature libe combat? At least I loled a great one.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 14:52

44. vanmaron (unregistered)


Okay, now I will protest this one!

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