Google pulls game called "Bomb Gaza"

Google pulls game called
Google has pulled "Bomb Gaza" from the Google Play Store. The game made light of the current conflict going on in the region between Israel and the Palestinians. There were a number of complaints about the game, which had been downloaded about 1000 times since being launched on July 29th. Those playing the game were given the role of being the Israeli military, bombing Gaza. The goal of the game was to "drop bombs and avoid killing civilians."

Amazingly, the maturity level of the game was given a "low" listing, which means that it was considered appropriate for younger kids to play. A Google spokesman said that games that violate its policies are removed. The precise policy that "Bomb Gaza" violated was not mentioned.

Another game called "Gaza Assault: Code Red" has also apparently been pulled from the Google Play Store, despite garnering a five-star rating.


source: TheGuardian via Engadget

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18 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Kudos. Also I'm sorry, but that picture made me lol.

5. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

I think someone needs to go to Gaza then see if one "LOL's" People need to grow up

6. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Did that touch you insidiously? Our just puffing up over a post?

4. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

He just needs to change the title.

25. mixedfish

Posts: 1542; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Funny, because that would work.

7. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

GOOD.

8. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Wut The Efff..... lmao Don't be surprised if an Ebola virus - related game will suddenly sprout

10. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Dude, the day after Steve Irwin died (not a month later, not a week later, but a DAY LATER) there was already a Flash game online where you play as Terri Irwin in a side scroller where you scuba dive and shoot stingrays with a harpoon gun.

12. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

11. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

So Android games are the new flash games...

31. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

anyhow, that game is bad at any angle you look at it. It's like flight simulation - flying in the city trying to avoid the buildings post 9/11.

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