Epic Fail

Common Sense Media says

Parade of "fail" photos contains loads of crude content.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

Easy to scroll through photos.

Violence

You will see many photographs of people getting hurt, usually intended as humor. These may be people falling off high places, crashing bikes, having a skateboard accident, etc. Some make you wonder how badly the person got hurt.

Sex

There are loads of sexual images among these photographs. Most are comical images that are not inherently sexual in nature, but look sexual based on the context or the angle of the photograph. Others are blatantly sexual, and some even contain partial nudity.

Language

In randomly browsing the photos, you can come across images containing just about any swear word you can think of. Profanity is not involved in the majority of the images, but you never know when it will pop up.

Consumerism

Ads run across the bottom of the screen constantly.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

You might see images of people smoking or drinking alcoholic beverages. In some pics, it is either implied or stated that the subject of the photo is drunk.

Privacy & safety
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Epic Fail is one of several mobile apps to post an ongoing slideshow of "fail pics." Fail pics can be defined as photos of mistakes -- whether spelling errors on signs, poorly dressed people, ridiculous comments on Internet message boards, people falling and getting hurt, vehicular accidents, or any other kind of event that shows a lapse of judgment. Often these photos contain sexual jokes or innuendo (occasionally some nudity). And while many may be humorous, just as many feel cruel in nature. Our review is based on the iPhone app; the Android app may have some differences in functionality.

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Kids say

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Some of the photos you'll find on EPIC FAIL will give you a good laugh -- bizarre signs, badly worded newspaper headlines, etc. Others just seem like bullying jokes against unwitting people, such as the many, many pictures of overweight people with nothing inherently strange about them. There's also a "should I laugh or should I be concerned" feel with many of the pics of vehicular accidents, like a truck on its side or a plane that slid off the runway. Will you like Epic Fail? Depends on what you like to laugh at.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
Price:Free
Pricing structure:Free
Release date:July 13, 2010
Category:Lifestyle
Publisher:StuckPixel, Inc.
Version:2.0
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.0 or later, Android 1.6 and up

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Kid, 11 years old September 1, 2010
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11
QUALITY
 

Good for mature 11 year olds.

Love it.Some jokes referencing male body parts,though.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 11 years old August 17, 2010
AGE
16
QUALITY
 

Weird.

This is a weird app.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written bygoodperson4 January 8, 2011
AGE
12
QUALITY
 

five star

so funny
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

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