Android Market gets its dog fighting app back

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


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44 Comments

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...

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

3. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

This app needs to go, period.

4. 112 unregistered

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

9. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

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

5. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 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...

6. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Real talk....+1

13. PotDragon

Posts: 214; Member since: Jul 22, 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.

28. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

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

7. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 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.

8. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 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.

10. exo2u unregistered

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

11. PotDragon

Posts: 214; Member since: Jul 22, 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.

20. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 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.

12. biscutbob

Posts: 82; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

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

14. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 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!!

16. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

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

17. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 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.

21. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 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.

22. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 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.

23. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 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.

24. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 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.

27. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 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.

39. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 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!

15. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 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

18. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 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...

19. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 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.

25. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

lololol

26. vzwbb21

Posts: 33; Member since: Jun 05, 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

29. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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

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