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Apple Stops "Endgame: Syria" Before It Starts

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Gamers can't play the Syrian conflict on their smart phones, Apple has determined.

Reasoning that the ongoing war between government and rebel forces is a "real entity," Apple's App Store has put the kibosh on Endgame: Syria.

United Kingdom-based developer Auroch Digital has pushed for the game to broaden the concept of the medium by introducing socially relevant topics.

Auroch Digital’s creative director, Tomas Rawlings, says he understands why Endgame: Syria might make people uncomfortable but adds, "As a game designer I’m interested in the situation [in Syria] and I want to explore it, and the medium that’s natural for me to explore it in is via a game."

However, Apple decided to reject Endgame: Syria, explaining none of the games it offers should "solely target a specific race, culture, a real government or corporation, or any other real entity."

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Sequel to Best-Selling Video Game Hits Store Shelves

Photo Courtesy - Activision(NEW YORK) -- The sequel to the world's best-selling video game went on sale Tuesday at midnight.

Last November, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 made entertainment history with blockbuster sales.  The latest label, Call of Duty: Black Ops, is expected to perform similarly well.

"I'm gonna blow people's heads off," said one young fan perusing the racks at a GameStop in New York's Herald Square.  "I'm going to be the best in the whole game."

It's likely he'll have some competition -- especially if Black Ops sells as well as the previous installment, which generated more than a billion dollars in sales.

"I'm one of the original gamers," one man said after he negotiated a deal to trade older games for a copy of the newest version.  "I started with Pong when I was a kid."

Call of Duty is a little more ambitious than Pong, the two-dimensional monochrome table tennis simulation.  Players are supposed to be Cold War-era CIA operatives trying to track down Soviet weapons using custom weapons.

"All the little gadgets and all the little things that you have in the game" is what the Pong fan said he liked about Call of Duty.  "Every game you can shoot.  This one gives you something a little different, something a little bit more advanced."

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