Pocket God: a Polynesian torture simulator?

Controversy is never far from the world of gaming, partly because a significant proportion of mainstream society considers the practice to be somewhere between vandalism and water-boarding on the spectrum of acceptability, and partly because game makers are prone to misjudgement.

The latest to join the line-up of suspect video games is the iPhone title Pocket God, in which you wield control over the conditions in which an islander lives, as well as controlling the islander himself. Usually, this means bringing a shark into existence, and then feeding him to it.

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