Don’t kill me for saying this, but as a fairly, um… let’s go with “hardcore” gamer, I can’t really see playing games on a mobile phone as a real form of gaming. I’ve tried to play some games on phones owned by my friends, and had to ask, “They made you pay for this?”
But my severely one-sided opinion notwithstanding, it seems that there are enough people out there who enjoy these mini games enough to actually pay for them. However, it seems that a leading iPhone game developer, Storm8, is now facing the possibility of a class action lawsuit for the alleged data theft by some of their games featuring code to bypass the iPhone’s safeguards and transmit personally-identifiable data back to the company. The forum over at Slashdot where this story was posted is already abuzz with subscribers giving their opinion – ranging from outrage, to exasperation at the users who didn’t take adequate steps to protect their data.