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Cordova, TN; December 11, in the year of our Lord 2017--Family Friendly Gaming, the industry leader in covering the family friendly video games is imparting an important recent event. I used to play Jetpack Joyride and Ninja Fishing on my iPhone pretty much every single day. That was until Apple updated this last time. No the apps did not stop working. That problem has happened with a lot of apps in recent years. Wonderful fun games stop working because Apple decides to mess them up with some update. This is annoying because I can play retro games on other systems just fine. Of course they have physical copies and are not digital downloads. So obviously Apple has more than one problem on their iOS operating system. Apple was pushing their iCloud and deleted my saves of these games.

Do you know how many hours I poured into those games? I do not even know. I do know I have almost fished out every area in Ninja Fishing. I am not doing that again. I was level three hundred and something on Jetpack Joyride. Again I am not going to redo all of that. It took years to get both of those games to those levels. Apple spits on all of my hard work. Digital only versions of games that can be updated, deleted, bricked, or removed by a company is the problem. We the consumers have lost control of our own video games when they are in the dreaded digital format. Apple has lost a lot more than some saves to video games. They have lost any confidence from me. They have lost me as a brand ambassador. In fact I would not recommend Apple if they paid me to do it.

I know some of ya’ll are like – well back it up on the iCloud. I do not want to. I do not feel I should have to. I should be able to save on my device and be just fine. I could see using the iCloud when I want to transfer my account from one device to another device. Plus there can be a cost associated with Cloud computing. There is no guarantee that the Cloud won’t lose my save as well. Apple losing my saves, and confidence is just another wonderful reminder of what is wrong with digital downloads. It is also a wake-up call to anyone who thinks the companies need more control of our lives. The companies that made those games also lose out in this process. Most of us refuse to redo all of that hard work again. I play even less apps now that the saves are so unreliable. Have you had a similar experience?

God bless,
Paul Bury
Family Friendly Gaming

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