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  • Apple's Review Process Allows Fake Halo 4 Game Into the App Store (Pulled)

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    There have been a ton of flukes in the iOS App Store’s review process this year. We’ve seen a ton of jailbreak application fakes, including a fake Cydia, a fake IntelliScreenX, and there’s even still a fake SBSettings application in the App Store to this very day. There is also the rare occurrence of a tethering application in the App Store.

    The latest occurrence is a fake Halo 4 application. Halo 4 is a popular first person shooter game for the Xbox platform by Microsoft. The fake Halo 4 application in the App Store would cost the user $4.99, and it turned out to be either a racing game or a Chess game (there were two versions) even though the application description paints the game as a first-person shooter with guns and vehicles (just like Halo, right?) The game also received a ton of 4-5 star application reviews from obvious scammer accounts in the iTunes Store.

    Red flags should always be raised when you see the game title “Halo” of any kind without a developer name of “Microsoft.” Obviously, an expensive game like Halo 4 also isn’t going to only cost $4.99 in the iOS App Store. Other impressive first person shooters such as the Modern Combat series, which is basically a rip-off of the real console Modern Warfare games, are still higher than that price at $6.99.

    Apple appears to have been quick on the catch, as the game was quickly pulled from the App Store before more potential buyers were scammed. If only Apple were so alert when it came to jailbreak application fakes…

    Sources: Gizmodo via TUAW
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple's Review Process Allows Fake Halo 4 Game Into the App Store started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 13 Comments
    1. iLoveWindows&iPhone's Avatar
      iLoveWindows&iPhone -
      It's pretty amazing The App Store still has a reputation of having such a a strict and thorough screening process. This app makes me wonder...It seems that not only is there not a single human at the very least glancing over the apps (or they are incredibly stupid), but also that whatever filters are in place are not even catching the most GLARING of red flags.

      Hopefully someone will realize how easy it is now to sneak things in to the App Store, and we will finally get some new hidden tethering apps!! Pleaseee!!
    1. CustomSS1's Avatar
      CustomSS1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      [...]
      The latest occurrence is a fake Halo 4 application. Halo 4 is a popular first person shooter game for the Xbox and PC platforms by Microsoft. [...]
      Isn't Halo ONLY for xbox?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by CustomSS1 View Post
      Isn't Halo ONLY for xbox?
      Yes. Thanks.
    1. KraXik's Avatar
      KraXik -
      Quote Originally Posted by CustomSS1 View Post
      Isn't Halo ONLY for xbox?
      You can get it for PC.
    1. fraggot's Avatar
      fraggot -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Yes. Thanks.
      Incorrect, Halo:Combat Evolved and Halo 2 both were released on PC.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by fraggot View Post
      Incorrect, Halo:Combat Evolved and Halo 2 both were released on PC.
      As you can see from the article excerpt that he quoted, this has nothing to do with Halo 2 nor Halo: Combat Evolved.
    1. regkilla's Avatar
      regkilla -
      AppStore Review Team already on Christmas vacation -_-
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by regkilla View Post
      AppStore Review Team already on Christmas vacation -_-
      haha.
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Quote Originally Posted by iLoveWindows&iPhone View Post
      It's pretty amazing The App Store still has a reputation of having such a a strict and thorough screening process. This app makes me wonder...It seems that not only is there not a single human at the very least glancing over the apps (or they are incredibly stupid), but also that whatever filters are in place are not even catching the most GLARING of red flags.

      Hopefully someone will realize how easy it is now to sneak things in to the App Store, and we will finally get some new hidden tethering apps!! Pleaseee!!
      We have got multiple tethering apps.. They will get pulled though because they get publicity.

      Also apple does have an extremely strict application policy unfortunately they have rejected many of my companies apps for not "utilizing iOS 6" and they were mainly HTML based... -.-
    1. CraZyJaVieR's Avatar
      CraZyJaVieR -
      6.6 MB?

      and modern combat takes 1.2GB?

      people has to be stupid to get a Retina first person shooter with online and single player with only 6,6MB
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by CraZyJaVieR View Post
      6.6 MB?

      and modern combat takes 1.2GB?

      people has to be stupid to get a Retina first person shooter with online and single player with only 6,6MB
      Oooh. Yeah another good reason. I overlooked this.
    1. Reeiiko's Avatar
      Reeiiko -
      Apple don't allow awesome tweaks that make iOS much better (eg. SBSettings), but they allow fake rip-off apps. Apple are a bunch of f**kheads.
    1. tyroneworster's Avatar
      tyroneworster -
      If it's fake, then how they added it on store?