Bad Apple

Looks like the first thing the leopard bit was WoW.
I guess it’s based on popularity but to me it seems to be in poor taste to bash one of the few gaming companies that develops cross-platform, and always has, in the promo page for your new OS.

5 Comments so far

  1. Donald (AKA Dreadmoon) (unregistered) on August 14th, 2006 @ 12:16 pm

    It’s just another excuse for bad parenting. If you don’t want your kid to play in the computer too much time, you have to make him undestand that:

    1) he/she has responsibilities that he/she has to attend to: studying, cleaning his/her room, etc.

    2) there are other interesting things to do besides playing WoW

    3) everything should be taken in moderation.

    By using technical controls you only get the game to stop working, the kid will not have a bigger sense of responsibility and most probably he might end finding a way to subvert the technical control.

    You don’t want to hide the money, you want to teach the kid not to steal.

  2. Tyler (unregistered) on August 14th, 2006 @ 1:48 pm

    Bash? Where’s the bashing? I see no bashing there at all. In fact, it’s clever from a marketing standpoint in that it serves to subtly inform parents… potential buyers and switchers, “Yes, this popular game that your kid plays works on a Mac. Oh, and it’ll babysit them for you so you can continue knocking back screwdrivers while lamenting the wasted wreckage that is your life.”

  3. Evan (unregistered) on August 14th, 2006 @ 5:17 pm

    The funny thing is, WoW already has a parental control schedule on it’s website. There is no need to control access to WoW using the OS.

  4. Adriaan (unregistered) on August 14th, 2006 @ 6:38 pm

    I think I’ll use the parental controls on myself…

  5. phoenix (unregistered) on August 15th, 2006 @ 7:48 am

    I’m with Tyler, I don’t see Bashing here at all. What I really see is “World of Warcraft runs so well on your Mac that you’ll never stop playing, so PLEASE GOD STOP EVERY NOW AND AGAIN.”

    Guess I just read it differently.

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