Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Some Just Don't Get It

This morning, I learned that there's an Android developer called Kage Games, who thinks that creating a dog fighting game is "fun". This game already has between 50,000 to 100,000 downloads. I am utterly disgusted by the thought. The page for this app touts that "A GAME THAT WILL NEVER BE IN THE iPHONE APP STORE!!!" Somehow, I think that the iPhone store got that right.

Kage games thinks it's pure entertainment for a gamer to play a game where you can fight dogs. It has all the bloody graphics and sound effects to go with it.

Some detractors think it's just a game. The makers of this say that "Just because something is illegal in real life in certain countries, does not mean it is illegal to make a song, movie, or video game about it ". Maybe so, but they're not forced to watch real life dog fights day in and day out.

America is a country that is predisposed to violence. The propensity for violence has increased in this country alone. For every person who knows that "it's just a game" there's another who engages in related violence. That goes the same for all of the video game app creators who make apps to kill people. An example of that would be Call of Duty.

We have one of the highest rates of violence in the world. *Over 100,000 people die in the US from gun violence alone each year.
*From the Brady Campaign On Violence

Each year, thousands of people engage in dog fighting mainly because of greed. Dogs, become the true victims. The fact that this app is glorifying this cruel sport is horrendous. Dog fighting is a horror that many dogs go through each day. We don't need a game to illustrate how "cool" the sport is.

What You Can Do

If you have a Google account or Android phone you can report any app you find appropriate here. Dog fighting is not entertainment. It only appeals to those without no compassion for a dog's well being.

Let's Discuss?

What are your thoughts on this?

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1 comment:

  1. I agree with you 1,000% Elena. In general, I think video game developers can do much better than games that are inspired by dysfunctional and unethical forms of ghetto recreation!



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