“If Steve Jobs were still alive, one has to wonder if Apple would have pulled ‘Weed Firm’ from the iTunes store after the app rode a groundswell of positive reviews to the top of the charts this week,” Shawn Langlois reports for MarketWatch. “After all, Jobs was heralded as a VIP (‘very important pothead‘).”
“In a world where marijuana is gaining more and more acceptance with each passing day, a silly video game about a dealer named Ted Growing was apparently, upon further review, too much for Apple to handle. So down it came,” Langlois reports. “Maybe it has something to do with that fact that the game glorifies dealing, celebrates getting high and has gangsters and strippers knocking on the door.”
“Manitoba Games, the creator of the app, had its own ideas of what happened,” Langlois reports. “‘We guess the problem was that the game was just too good and got to number one in All Categories, since there are certainly a great number of weed based apps still available, as well as games promoting other so-called ‘illegal activities’ such as shooting people, crashing cars, and throwing birds3 at buildings,’ the company wrote on its website.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]