Apple Rolls Out Section for 'Best New Game Updates' on App Store

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    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.

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    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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    Arean and subway. I love the most. and I am new bibe. thank you
     
  5. keysofanxiety macrumors 601

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    Are we using the same App Store? :confused:
     
  6. helicon1 macrumors newbie

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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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    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).
     
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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.
     
  11. Parasprite macrumors 68000

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    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? :confused:
     
  12. Cuban Missles macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  14. Parasprite macrumors 68000

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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.
     
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    I have call of duty games which I play once in a blue moon.

    I believe I'm done with consoles as well
     
  16. Mike MA macrumors 65816

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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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