Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Feb 2014 23:08 UTC
Games

The mysterious developer of the world's most popular free app, who drew global attention this past weekend with his sudden decision to remove it, tells Forbes that Flappy Bird is dead. Permanently.

This will go down as one of the craziest stories in what I reluctantly call "technology" of all time.

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RE[2]: Erm...
by saso on Wed 12th Feb 2014 00:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Erm..."
saso
Member since:
2007-04-18

"Great marketing ploy, by the way.


It's a great marketing ploy to pull the product permanently from the market? You're new to this whole capitalism thing, right?
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If you had read the original article, you would have come across this:
Nguyen has several other top app store games, including Super Ball Juggling and Shuriken Block, which are currently #6 and #18 on the iOS store, respectively.

It's entirely consistent with him pulling one game in order to stir up controversy and boost his brand recognition. This whole story smells like that "Trees for Cars" scam.

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RE[3]: Erm...
by allanregistos on Wed 12th Feb 2014 00:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Erm..."
allanregistos Member since:
2011-02-10

"[q]Great marketing ploy, by the way.


It's a great marketing ploy to pull the product permanently from the market? You're new to this whole capitalism thing, right?

If you had read the original article, you would have come across this:
Nguyen has several other top app store games, including Super Ball Juggling and Shuriken Block, which are currently #6 and #18 on the iOS store, respectively.

It's entirely consistent with him pulling one game in order to stir up controversy and boost his brand recognition. This whole story smells like that "Trees for Cars" scam.
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And you interpret it negatively? The point that he pulled down his game is it ruins his simple life(He said), let us just accept on what he says, period.

People really is quick to interpret events negatively, and accuse people wrongly even if they are still at the innocent stage. We are on the "guilty until proven innocent" mentality. What I've learned is always right, that people should have a fair trial before making a judgment.

Edited 2014-02-12 00:33 UTC

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