After much ado, it looks like EA has finally fixed whatever issues they were having, and re-released The Simpsons: Tapped Out. Strangely, they are keeping it fairly quiet.
Joel Mathis, Macworld:
[quote]More than four months after Electronic Arts removed The Simpsons: Tapped Out from the App Store due to technical problems, EA has quietly re-launched the game. The game was pulled from the App Store in March, after an onslaught of complaints by users that they were unable to connect to the server for multiplayer gaming. Electronic Arts apparently reintroduced the game late Thursday, alerting fans of the game in a Facebook post.[/quote]
The Simpsons: Tapped Out has had a long, bumpy existence, but hopefully it is here to stay. The game itself is free to play, but they are trying to get you to pay for doughnuts with your real life money via in-app purchase.
This brings up the issue of the world of digital distribution. When you buy and/or download a game, what does that really mean? Are you paying for the bits? Access? These questions haven’t been adequately answered yet, and this will continue to plague us until we get a real definition of what owning content really means.
So, are you happy to see Tapped Out back in the App Store? Planning on getting your D’oh on? Let us know by hitting us up on Twitter: @Macgasm.