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Ban Vuvuzelas at World Cup - There's an App for That
June 14, 2010 in Games
[prMac.com] London, England - The millions of soccer fans worldwide calling for an end to those annoying vuvuzela horns at the World Cup should take the do-it-yourself approach and banish these pesky horns in the virtual world. Fans who think the vuvuzelas give South Africa an undue competitive edge, or who just can't stand the noise, have a great way to vent their anger and disappointment by playing a newly-released game on an iPhone app called Vuvuzaga - the 'parody'.
Vuvuzaga takes players on a ride through a soccer stadium to banish the long, noisy vuvuzela horns that South African fans love to blow during a football game. And the best news is that soccer fans can vent their anger, frustration and disappointment for only 99 cents by downloading Vuvuzaga at Vuvuzaga dot com. Check out the review on the Daily App Show.
"The game takes frustrated soccer fans out of their misery in a humorous way by using such characters as the Fat Banker, a WAG or a chav," says Chuck Edward of London, developer of this fun and whacky iPhone game. "While the vuvuzela will be present at the World Cup games, livid soccer fans at least can get the satisfaction of blotting out the horns in the virtual world."
The sound of the vuvuzela, which can generate a sound louder than a chainsaw, has been compared to the drone of a thousand bees. Public health officials and audiologists have warned that the playing of thousands of vuvuzelas in the World Cup 95,000 seat Soccer City stadium can spread flu and colds and cause hearing loss. The sound of a vuvuzela is the equivalent of 127 decibels - louder than a drum's 122 decibels or a referee's whistle at 121.8 decibels.
Vuvuzelas are creating a worldwide stir on internet discussion boards, Facebook and Twitter. Websites have popped up to allow fans to vote on whether the horns should be banned. On one site alone there were 60,000 votes to ban and only 6,500 votes to remain in use. Nevertheless, World Cup officials respond that vuvuzelas are "ingrained in the history of South Africa" and will not be banned.
"With soccer coming up Vuvuzaga is definitely something that is fun to play when there's a break in the game or a commercial break," says Jerad Hill, host of the Daily App Show who has posted his review on his popular app review site. "Shut down some of those annoying people in the stadium. Vuvuzaga is definitely a fun experience." The game, suitable for all ages, is simple to use and download from the iPhone App Store.
Developed by Chuck Edward of London, Vuvuzaga allows soccer fans to take the vuvuzela saga into their own hands by entering a virtual stadium where several spectators are happily blowing their vuvuzela horns and sneak up and banish their horns. There are three avatars to choose from, a Fat Banker who is rich but can't stand the noise of vuvuzelas, a size-zero WAG determined to ensure your whinny tinny voice is heard and a chav, doing all it can to be mischievous.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.1.3 or later
* 9.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Vuvuzaga 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. For an interview with Chuck Edward or to obtain a free reviewers codes for Vuvuzaga contact Scott Lorenz of Westwind Communications iPhone App Promotion.
Developed by Chuck Edward of London, Vuvuzaga allows soccer fans to take the vuvuzela saga into their own hands by entering a virtual stadium where several spectators are happily blowing their vuvuzela horns and sneak up and banish their horns. There are three avatars to choose from, a Fat Banker who is rich but can't stand the noise of vuvuzelas, a size-zero WAG determined to ensure your whinny tinny voice is heard and a chav, doing all it can to be mischievous. Copyright (C) 2010 Chuck Edward. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.