Kim Kardashian Defends Popular Mobile Game

August 13, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

Kim Kardashian appeared on NBC's morning program The Today Show  to defend her ultra popular mobile title Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. Last week New York Times best-selling author Ayelet Waldman took to Twitter to lambaste Kardashian, blaming her for her son spending $120 in the game for virtual goods. Waldman called her an "evil scumbag."

But Kardashian defended her game to host Matt Lauer, by saying that parents need to make sure that they have parental controls set up.

"You just have to make sure that your parental controls are all set," Kardashian told Matt Lauer on Monday's "Today Show" regarding reports of unauthorized spending by children on in-app purchases.  I think you just have to be responsible, and don’t have your credit card linked to where your kid can just spend if they want to, or ask permission."

Kardashian also told Lauer that Glu Mobile has been "very pleased with their numbers." Within its first week of release, Bloomberg News reported Kardashian's first iOS game was already on track to earn over $200 million. Kardashian will rake in over $85 million from the app this year.

You can watch the full interview here.

Source: Business Insider


Comments

Re: Kim Kardashian Defends Popular Mobile Game

Solution? Give your kids a Wifi only device, turn off WiFi, if kid complains that they cannot play a game that requires an active internet connection tell them to play something else.

Re: Kim Kardashian Defends Popular Mobile Game

I think the more important issue is how horrible people are that they're actually spending money on this garbage. This is a sign that it's time to just stop video games. No more video games. You idiots ruined it, the same way you ruined music, TV, and the internet.

Re: Kim Kardashian Defends Popular Mobile Game

I gave my kid an expensive phone, attached a credit card, and then he used it to purchase things in a video game.

DAMN YOU KIM KARDASHIAN!!!!! How dare you allow someone to license your name to make a video game! It's like you took the money right out of my wallet you evil scumbag!

Re: Kim Kardashian Defends Popular Mobile Game

I see where they're coming from, but evil is the wrong word for her. Self-centered, useless, talentless, famous-for-being-famous, these are much better words to describe her.

---You are likely to be eaten by a Grue.

Re: Kim Kardashian Defends Popular Mobile Game

The sad part is... she's right about everything, it IS up to the parents to make sure kids can't spend ridiculous money for microtransactions...

---You are likely to be eaten by a Grue.

Re: Kim Kardashian Defends Popular Mobile Game

It's bound to happen at least some of the time, no matter how atrocious someone is.  It's still pretty galling, though...

 
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