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Old Jun 27, 2014, 12:24 AM   #1
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Apple Rolls Out Section for 'Best New Game Updates' on App Store




Apple has added a section for the "Best New Game Updates" on the App Store, allowing users to view recently updated titles from a number of developers. Notable updates to games were previously included in the "Best New Games" section which now includes more recently released titles.

Titles listed under the new section include Plants vs. Zombies 2, FarmVille 2, and Maleficent Free Fall, which recently received updates that added new enemy types, new animals, and new stages, respectively. Apple also appears to be showcasing a mix of titles from both major developers such as EA and smaller indie developers.

Last month, Apple rolled out a new monthly App Store section highlighting the best apps, games, and updates, joining the other highlighted sections for "App of the Week" and "Editor's Choice". Apple also debuted an "Indie Game Showcase" section on the App Store in March which showcases the best games from independent developers.

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Old Jun 27, 2014, 12:46 AM   #2
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I really like the Plants vs Zombies update
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Old Jun 27, 2014, 02:19 AM   #3
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Keep on downloading them, never play though.
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Old Jun 27, 2014, 03:53 AM   #5
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Apple always update their app store to make it user friendly and easy to access.
Are we using the same App Store?
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Old Jun 27, 2014, 06:15 AM   #6
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Should be splitting games off into their own store and embedding the functionality into the otherwise neglected Game centre
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A while ago an article talked about them creating relevant word searching (which should have been there since day one) but where's that?
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Old Jun 27, 2014, 08:46 AM   #9
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A while ago an article talked about them creating relevant word searching (which should have been there since day one) but where's that?
After you do a search (on iOS) using a generic term, it's right under the search bar.



It's not particularly useful; reminds me of the paid section of Java-based prepaid mobile "dumbphones" a few years ago what with the tiny games and $1.99 100x116 wallpapers (you couldn't use your own).
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After you do a search (on iOS) using a generic term, it's right under the search bar.

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It's not particularly useful; reminds me of the paid section of Java-based prepaid mobile "dumbphones" a few years ago what with the tiny games and $1.99 100x116 wallpapers (you couldn't use your own).
Yeah, but as you said, it's not particularly useful. It should be able to bring up relevant apps right when you search... and even the relevance used in the current system isn't very stellar.
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Yeah, but as you said, it's not particularly useful. It should be able to bring up relevant apps right when you search... and even the relevance used in the current system isn't very stellar.
It seems like they hand-wrote the list of related terms. I mean... didn't Yahoo learn that this method doesn't scale well back in the 90s?
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There are really only two major updates I want to see for the App store, especially as it relates to games.

1. Integrate a game specific app store into game center
2. Provide access to the app store (game center or not) on the AppleTV

Do this and we have a HUGE win.
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People still play games on their phone? Hmm interesting.
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People still play games on their phone? Hmm interesting.
If I couldn't play games on iOS I'd probably still own a console.

That being said, I'm not exactly within most console's target market; a simple in-browser Flash game keeps me more interested than most popular titles these days.
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If I couldn't play games on iOS I'd probably still own a console.

That being said, I'm not exactly within most console's target market; a simple in-browser Flash game keeps me more interested than most popular titles these days.
I have call of duty games which I play once in a blue moon.

I believe I'm done with consoles as well
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Too many sections...too less content if you ask me. They should be careful not to make all the same mistakes again as previously with iTunes. It took years to clean that up again with iTunes 11...
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