A new game app called Boyfriend Trainer that lets players slap, electrocute or
mace a virtual boyfriend for transgressions like looking at another girl, leaving his shirt on the floor, or drinking his girlfriend's drink is being slammed for promoting violence. Critics say that if the app, which is available in both Apple's App Store and in the Android market, showed similar violence against a virtual girlfriend there would be an outcry. The description of the game -- which is rated for players age 4 and up -- reads: "Crack that whip and teach your guy a thing or two about being the Perfect Boyfriend! When scolding doesn't work, just zap him, whack him and train him to be your ideal man!"