Apple cites child abuse as reason for blocking The Binding of Isaac from its storefront
While the modern tablet packs quite a punch and has great potential for gaming, it often seems like Apple itself is holding their devices back from becoming gaming-friendly platforms. A while ago they made the news by banning historical games that used the Confederate flag for educational purposes and now it has banned the wildly popular The Binding of Isaac as well.
Nicalis’ Tyrone Rodriguez vented his frustration on Twitter after Apple rejected the game from releasing for its tablet devices. The reason given: it depicts child abuse. Well, sure, Isaac is a game about a boy exploring the underground lairs beneath his house in a bid to escape from his bloodthirsty mother, but it’s mostly played for laughs. Those of you who follow this franchise may remember that this happened before when Nintendo rejected the game for religious imagery, but went back on its decision and released it anyway. Hopefully Apple will come to the same realization, because playing some Isaac on my hour-long train ride sounds pretty good.
C'mon, wtf… Apple pic.twitter.com/aEygkjqH2b
— Tyrone Rodriguez (@tyronerodriguez) February 7, 2016