Apple: Get this app off the App Store! Ban it!

Posted by: Mike

Apple: Get this app off the App Store! Ban it! - 01/15/13 05:13 PM

The NRA has an app in the app store called Practice Range.
Get that app out of there! mad
Posted by: DLC

Re: Apple: Get this app off the App Store! Ban it! - 01/15/13 05:18 PM

mad What do they have for targets ?

Old ladies in crosswalks !! eek
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Apple: Get this app off the App Store! Ban it! - 01/15/13 05:38 PM

Nah! I'm not going to get it, but that's just me. Not a bad intent for trying to teach some rudimentary gun safety. They should have left out the NRA propaganda parts though.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Apple: Get this app off the App Store! Ban it! - 01/16/13 04:17 AM

Originally Posted By: DLC
mad What do they have for targets ?

Old ladies in crosswalks !! eek



I read an article on it.. you shoot at targets that look like coffins.
Posted by: steveg

Re: Apple: Get this app off the App Store! Ban it! - 01/16/13 05:06 AM

And it's for ages 4 and up. Bastards! mad
Posted by: Leslie

Re: Apple: Get this app off the App Store! Ban it! - 01/16/13 09:06 AM

Get 'em while they are young, it works for McDonalds.
Posted by: steveg

Re: Apple: Get this app off the App Store! Ban it! - 01/16/13 09:39 AM

What a great idea! High capacity mags filled with fries instead of bullets! WHEEEEEE! laugh
Posted by: carp

Re: Apple: Get this app off the App Store! Ban it! - 01/17/13 05:40 PM

LOL

Why stop there,
Big Mac launcher
Mac fish depth charge
Apple pie grenade
1/4 pounder gas bomb
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Apple: Get this app off the App Store! Ban it! - 01/17/13 07:35 PM

Quote:
1/4 pounder gas bomb

Weapon of Gas Destruction?
Posted by: MrB

Re: Apple: Get this app off the App Store! Ban it! - 01/17/13 09:47 PM

I had to get the app. To check out the targets

The question is do the targets look like caskets. Well, to the extent that caskets look like the human body in rough form.

Lots of games have lot more human realistic look. Many targets have real people on them with animation . At least from what I've seen in ads. I don't get shoot Em up Aps

Dave
Posted by: steveg

Re: Apple: Get this app off the App Store! Ban it! - 01/18/13 03:51 AM

Youse guys are all a few fries short of a Happy Meal. sick crazy laugh
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Apple: Get this app off the App Store! Ban it! - 01/18/13 05:12 AM

Originally Posted By: MrB
I had to get the app. To check out the targets

The question is do the targets look like caskets. Well, to the extent that caskets look like the human body in rough form.

Lots of games have lot more human realistic look. Many targets have real people on them with animation . At least from what I've seen in ads. I don't get shoot Em up Aps

Dave


You're right Dave... they only "roughly" look like caskets.



Posted by: steveg

Re: Apple: Get this app off the App Store! Ban it! - 01/18/13 05:55 AM

No comment... smirk
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Apple: Get this app off the App Store! Ban it! - 01/18/13 07:13 AM

Lots of games do have more realistic animation. I know. I play one every night.
Call of Duty 4.

But the point here is this a game released by the NRA with timing that couldn't be more callous and unthinking.
NRA President Wayne Lapierre's comments drawing a connection between video game violence and real-life violence have raised the issue of whether the NRA app is hypocritical.
So, being hypocritical isn't reason enough to pull the app, but that doesn't stop it from being tasteless and hypocritical.
Posted by: steveg

Re: Apple: Get this app off the App Store! Ban it! - 01/18/13 08:05 AM

Quote:
whether the NRA app is hypocritical
Simple equation:

Blaming video games + timing = whether

It is, without a doubt, the height of hypocrisy. And a level of detached callousness that is staggering.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Apple: Get this app off the App Store! Ban it! - 01/18/13 08:46 AM

And it was released exactly 1 month to the day of the school shooting. It's all the little things that add up to a negative impact. At least for me.