Apple's New Warren Buffett Game Pulled From App Store Outside of United States

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Just one week after Apple surprised us all with its first iPhone game since 2008, starring billionaire investor Warren Buffett, the game has been pulled from the App Store outside of the United States with no confirmed reason.


    Warren Buffett's Paper Wizard is a simple game that tasks players with flinging newspapers to collect Warren Bucks. The game gradually increases in difficulty as players make their way from Buffett's native Omaha, Nebraska to Apple's hometown of Cupertino, California, including a visit to Apple Park.

    Buffett was a childhood newspaper carrier who for years held newspaper-tossing contests during Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholders meeting.


    Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the game during a surprise appearance at the annual meeting earlier this month. While the game's developer is listed as Wildlife Designs on the App Store, the app is copyrighted, maintained, and operated by Apple, making this its first iPhone game since Texas Hold'em back in 2008.

    Cook makes a brief appearance in the game himself, welcoming players to Cupertino, referred to as the home of Apple.

    Given that Warren Buffett's Paper Wizard only takes minutes to complete, and that Buffett's high score of 15,350 is seemingly unbreakable, the game appears to be little more than a short-lived novelty. As such, it is not all that surprising that the game has already been pulled internationally.

    Article Link: Apple's New Warren Buffett Game Pulled From App Store Outside of United States
  2. velocityg4 macrumors 601


    Dec 19, 2004
    This just made me nostalgic for Paperboy! A buddy of mine had the actual arcade machine. Which was about the coolest thing imaginable to an 80s kid.:cool:

  3. Moonlight macrumors 6502a


    Jul 9, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Apple is wasting their time making stupid games like this instead of investing in new Apple watch band colors...SMH
  4. michael siccofield macrumors newbie

    michael siccofield

    Aug 2, 2017
    Maybe it’s time to release a Lehman Brothers arcade game instead.
  5. WBRacing macrumors 65816


    Nov 19, 2012
    Or a Carl Icahn whack-a-mole game. I'd buy that.
  6. orbital~debris macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2004
    England, UK, Europe
    I installed it on my iPhone X. It was well-made and quite addictive to play.
    Couldn't work out if the high-score leaderboard was online/real or fake though.
  7. gaximus macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2011
  8. iPhysicist macrumors 65816


    Nov 9, 2009
    Maybe it didnt meet the App Store standards.
  9. gaximus macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2011
    but only for outside of the US? This article creates more questions than it answers.
  10. hauntvictim macrumors 6502


    Sep 23, 2009
    Orange County, CA
    SMH oh Apple. A game based on a billionaire? Can you sink any lower? I have already left MacOS... this is just laughable.
  11. Lounge vibes 05 macrumors regular

    May 30, 2016
    It was a joke. Its not that serious people. Its just like when Google changed all the yt front page to Never Gonna Give You Up. Don’t worry, its not taking any time from the Mac Pro or iOS13. Those have thousands of people working on them. this was probably developed by one or two people on there lunch break
    --- Post Merged, May 13, 2019 ---
    As I said, this doesn’t effect macOS or iOS development
  12. meson macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2014
    It duplicates the core functionality of the News app which is delivering the news.
  13. TracesOfArsenic macrumors regular


    Feb 22, 2018
  14. patent10021 macrumors 68030


    Apr 23, 2004
    That's "macOS" to you peasant.
  15. Cordorb macrumors regular

    May 8, 2010
    The size of the news papers were not in metric units

    U.S. newspapers have downsized to 12 inches (305 mm) wide by 22 3⁄4 inches (578 mm)
  16. gaximus macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2011
    Haha, Thats a good one

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