Slasher, Seriously WTF.

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Santa Rosa, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. Santa Rosa macrumors 65816

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    This app just appeared in the UK App Store. Its a knife that makes noises when you swipe it around. I don't know what Apple are thinking but this really does take the biscuit. The UK already has enough of a knife problem as it is. This sort of thing being on the App store is plainly wrong and blatantly offensive. Someone needs a sorting out somewhere if they think this sort of utter **** should be allowed on the store.
     

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  2. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    And why exactly shouldn't it be allowed in the store? I conforms to the EULA of the SDK, and it does what it claims to do, play a sound clip from a horror film when you move the knife up and down. Apple has no reason to remove it from the store.
     
  3. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    It's a knife that plays a sound effect from a classic movie, "Psycho."

    I don't see why the UK's crime problem should disallow it Should Zen Garden be removed because someone threw a rock at my sister?
     
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    If the sound was of someone screaming or something like that then maybe but the sound it makes is the very well known horror movie knife impending doom sound so meh.
     
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    It's going to get interesting as new apps are put on the app store where someone has an issue with the app.
     
  6. Cyberthato macrumors member

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    I'd rather be stabbed with an iphone than with a real knife
     
  7. Santa Rosa thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I bet you would have a different view if someone had stabbed your sister.
     
  8. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    Look, it sucks that bad stuff happened in your personal life because of a knife. But that doesn't mean that the app should be pulled from the store. What if my uncle got addicted to Sudoku and is now in an insane asylum, should I bitch and whine that Apple needs to take down all the Sudoku apps?
     
  9. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, most likely the result would have been, " I wish someone had no stabbed my sister."

    Relationship of that hypothetical and this app...

    <crickets>
     
  10. Santa Rosa thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I dont even have a sister... what are you getting at.

    If someone cannot relate to the noise used in the app this is basically promoting violence. I fail to see how you can see this as being acceptable. Also I doubt getting addicted to sudoku is going to turn you mental. Thats a tedious link if I have ever seen one.
     
  11. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    I had a wallet stolen in "Santa Rosa." Please change you user name, if you have any decency, sir.
     
  12. jalpert macrumors 6502

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    First off.... lame app.

    Second, why does everyone think it's Apples job to police content!? Last time I checked, censorship is a bad thing, why are there so many people clamoring for Apple to decide for us what we might or might not want to buy.

    Apple should stop malicious and illegal apps, that's IT. If someone wants to charge $1,000 for a flashlight app that's fine. It should be their right to charge that, and it's my right not to buy it, but to stop it is crazy.

    In terms of this app and promoting violence, I respect your OPINION. I personally think that is an insane rationale, don't try and push your opinions and beliefs on other people as fact, then try and censor what I as an adult can or can't buy.
     
  13. Santa Rosa thread starter macrumors 65816

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  14. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    Let's be serious. Everyone sensors content. It's "government" censorship that say, the constitution has problems with. People policing themselves is not "a bad thing."

    I don't consider Apple's "no porn policy" a bad thing, even though they are censoring specific content. I think that's a plus.
     
  15. Santa Rosa thread starter macrumors 65816

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    But your fine with violent content?
     
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    I really wish the app store wasn't littered with such utter garbage. I don't really care about the ethics but I hate wading through all the BS to get to the good apps.
     
  18. Requiemm macrumors regular

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    Therein lies the problem, not everyone sees this as "violent content." You see it that way, but I see a humorous play on a classic piece of film history.

    The problem with banning an app because of the possibility of it being interpreted as "violent" is that it's an incredibly slippery slope. If we ban this because it promotes violence, should we not also ban horror films in general since they promote (and frequently glorify in), violence? Maybe we should ban games where the character used a gun since that also promotes violence? Racing games since they promote irresponsible driving? What about the quran or the bible since people have misinterpreted them for centuries and used them as a basis for violence?

    I appreciate your feelings on it but you should also appreciate others' opinions. In the end it's our job to police ourselves and take responsibility for our actions, not to blame them on being swayed by a piece of software.

    For the record, I downloaded this app and have it next to Whip & PhoneSaber. When using it in my office I have gotten nothing but laughs from my coworkers. One even exclaimed, sarcasticly, "Put that down before you give me a slight bruise!"

    Just my $.02, we can all have different opinions.
     
  19. Santa Rosa thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Don't agree with you on the ethics part as I think that should be there, but entirely agree with the wading through all the crap part. It is making the App Store more and more difficult to use effectively on your iPhone/iPod Touch.
     
  20. TheZimm macrumors 6502a

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    I can't believe apples putting all this through, but can't put mobilechat through
     
  21. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    Haha! That's pretty funny.

    That's because it's a conspiracy, obviously. Though I can see a case made that an image attached to a sound file might be somewhat easier to process than an elaborate chat app, but that's likely the fluoride in the water forcing my mental compliance. Maybe it's time to thicken my tin foil hat.
     
  22. Requiemm macrumors regular

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    Now THIS I can agree with! Want MobileChat!
     
  23. Requiemm macrumors regular

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    I thought so. The other comment of "Now all we need is a shower." made me laugh as well.
     
  24. netdog macrumors 603

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    1-star from me. They have a right to publish, but it is pretty offensive...and useless.

    There's nothing cool, hip or fun about slashers.
     
  25. Santa Rosa thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I totally agree with where you are coming from. Its the fact that its also a sensitive issue at the moment in the UK. Im sure you know that recently crime figures have been altered in the way they are recorded so that knife crime is detailed in its own specific section.

    The phone saber and whip app are clearly good fun and they only come across as that. This app has a very real looking knife with a horror sound effect.

    To address your computer game analogy, yes there is a lot of violent computer games, many of which I have played myself, in which I see no issue. The fact is that this is blatantly just a knife and thats the entire point. Imagine if Nintendo released a game called Stabber (or something along those lines) which came with a real looking knife (acting like the Wii Remote), with the object of the game being to go around a stab people, nothing else, do you think that would be met with a positive reception?
     

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