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Nov
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The arrival of Duke Nukem 3D in the Market yesterday caused quite a stir -- not due to the excitement of the retro first-person-shooter finally making its way to Android, though, but instead because of the developer's decision to include ads in a paid app without notifying users of their existence before they purchased.

It looks like MachineWorks, the development team behind the port, listened to user cries (and a whole slew of negative Market comments/bad ratings), as they just pushed an update to the app that removes all ads. That's community power, baby.

The update is available in the Market now, go ahead and grab it for some ad-free ass kicking.

[via Android Central]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://none Sun Djinn Kari

    So they folded, thats kind of lame. I really think they should have just did what was right by them and the customers.

    • Edd

      Erm... What??? Erm, actually agree. Hitler should TOTALLY have stuck by his beliefs in 1945 rather than shoot his brains out, the wuss...

  • Devin

    They DID DO what the CUSTOMERS wanted, you dope. WHAT YOU TALKING ABOUT???

  • bedwa

    I decensored the grp file so it's the way it's supposed to be. Guide here. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1329766 "Shake it Baby!"

  • Matt

    now if only they get rid of the in-app purchases as well. i Fn hate them. make the price $3 up front.

  • Marco

    I think this was the right thing for them to do.

    Running a successful business requires that you know your customer's expectations before you release any products, and they failed to understand the pre-existing expectation that paid apps don't come with ads.

    Removing them was their only way to save face at this point. Next step: add "Episode 1" to the product's name so it's explicitly understood that you're only buying part of the game.

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