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New Mobile Game Pits Apple Lovers Against Fandroids

Formerly relegated to just sniping at one another in the comments sections of tech blogs, Apple fans and Android enthusiasts now have another outlet for their animosity.

Fruit vs. Robot is an Android and iOS game that lets the partisans of each platform duke it out against one another in a collection of board, trivia and arcade games.

The whole thing is the brainchild of Australian developer Mirsad Makalic, who came up with the idea about a year ago after switching from an iPhone to Android.

“My office was full of Apple fanboys,” Makalic said. “We had many arguments and discussions about the whole Apple vs. Android thing.”

Makalic said he didn’t have the resources to do the game on his own but convinced his friend to quit his job to help out. The pair then found an Indonesian artist and the trio built the games in about four months.

I wonder which is better, the iOS or Android version?


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— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus