Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Mar 2014 23:31 UTC
Games

But the hardest thing of all, he says, was something else entirely. He hands me his iPhone so that I can scroll through some messages he's saved. One is from a woman chastising him for "distracting the children of the world." Another laments that "13 kids at my school broke their phones because of your game, and they still play it cause it's addicting like crack." Nguyen tells me of e-mails from workers who had lost their jobs, a mother who had stopped talking to her kids. "At first I thought they were just joking," he says, "but I realize they really hurt themselves." Nguyen - who says he botched tests in high school because he was playing too much Counter-Strike - genuinely took them to heart.

Fascinating interview with the Flappy Bird creator. I like this guy - he seems to have his priorities straight.

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RE: Don't buy it for a second
by Risthel on Wed 12th Mar 2014 11:47 UTC in reply to "Don't buy it for a second"
Risthel
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2010-12-22

If he had just pulled out, there will be a lot of angry customers complaining about the game being removed without any warning tagging him an a-hole, so, i guess he had not a real "option" here...

At least he got some bucks on this announcement and people should not care.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Pulling the game does not remove it from the devices of existing customers.

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