This Remove Feature' has been in the iOS, since day one. That was just incase because if a program went rouge, Apple can pull problem app, can be polled from all iDevices. Goggle also has 'Remove Feature' as well. Google has had to use it, because 3 trojans in the Android shopping Store. Goggle sent out destroy code out on the OS to erased the code from all Androids phones, but never less this 'Feature' as always been there, it just wasn't used to now in iOS.
Now with that being said I wonder how much EA paying to Apple to have it removed.
Although EA did backpeddling that would have made a politian proud.
Ah no, that message was simple a mistake, an tiny error.
"But you said in your FAQ that it was being removed"
Haha, no that was posted by mistake too, we love our customers and of course we'll let you keep playing it.
Like anyone reads the rubbish in the signature.
So, theoretical situation not too far from this. A company makes a game using a stack of licences (A) and sells you a license to the game (B). When some of these licenses (A) expire/are revoked, said company obviously can not perpetuate said game. So, instead of simply stopping further purchases, said company overreacts and revokes their license (B) in order to prevent their licenses (A) from suing them into oblivion. Of course, the only way to revoke their license is to annihilate any existing copy of their game. So, they program in a killswitch effective when their licenses (A) would expire to 'revoke' your license (B).
My feedback thread, since it seems somewhat difficult for people to find.
The other thing that disappoints me is certain types of platform specific content or extras. That's material inaccessible even for users who WANT to buy it. You can't support items the company refuses to sell!
Look at PC version Resident Evil 5. No Collector's Edition, no Gold Edition, no post release DLC...
the day that Physical media ceases to exist as videogame medium i will quit buying game consoles =P
What do you mean? PC got the GTA IV expansions eventually.
I dont see why anyone should make games for iOS, theres no motivation besides HW uniformity
Android is huge and getting bigger, so much that F2P versions of a game earn more than paid versions in the appstore
Speaking of the appstore one would assume they would tune down the police state shit given that they are no longer #1, but is the other way around, and that doesnt keeps the shitware out no sir! one of the apple reviewers there had a fart app, number #479 I think
And DeckardBR if you dont like that shit then you better watch out because apple rolled out the same "strategy" with Lion
"well"? angry birds made more money off the F2P version in android than the paid version in iOS!
And piracy? you know how easy is to jailbreak an iPhone? is piracy for retards: you can do it with a webapp! any n00b can do it
In comparison most android phones are a bitch to root.
Last edited by Shadowlayer; 05-13-2012 at 03:10 PM.
As far as I know you don't need to root to install pirated Android apps, the only thing you need to do is check the box that enables you to install non-Market apps. Of course, they could've changed that at some point.
New programs that originate on Lion or later could indeed have the turn off mechanism which is really scary.