Opinion blog from NowGamer that explores the negative effects of App Store, and how it might impact the wider industry if it remains unregulated and checked.
Ignore the report. The article actually champions Apple and says App Store is a great thing, but warns that too much of a good thing can be bad. The reporter is clearly an Apple fan boy.
Greed, yes. Inferior ports - check. Love having bespoke touch screen games in my pocket though.
Inferior? All square enix games have improved texture and performance from their ds and psp counter part. Gta3 has touched up textures and chinatown wars looks alot better from the ds plus the touch screen is a bonus. I havent seen a lot of inferior ports except for maybe dead rising but thats because it was a console game.
apple and gaming , these two words just dont go together , apple and ripoff now these two sound much better together.
The guy who wrote the article has a bit of a chip on his shoulder and needs to calm down. Yes the app store could be organized better but it's still great. One thing that really bugs me though that he didn't mention was people giving a game 1 star because the game crashed on their device. This happens a lot and usually the problem gets patched quickly but then the game which might have been wonderful gets over looked if it averages below 4 stars. And I don't agree every game has to be new and not a port. I'm having a blast playing GTA3 on iOS and I was more than happy to break the 69p rule and pay £2.99 for it. Truth is people don't want to risk more than 69p because there really is some rubbish on there and you could quite easily end up getting stung. The way games are rated needs improvement and maybe a media score section would help us decide which games to get as I agree the public can't always be trusted. They are a whining set of cry babies by and large.
He says App Store is great.
Reviews from media outlets can't always be trusted either.
The article is totally the opposite of what you'd expect from the headline.In my opinion,this shouldn't have been improved...guess most people just approve an article by reading the title.
Wouldn't say it's totally the opposite man, it's pretty balanced - some good points, some bad points. It's not that bad.
Sounds like the title was used as a way to sucker in both hits and Apple "haters" in an attempt to "evangelize" them. GTAIII has been a step in the right direction for iOS gaming, I hope to see a trend of fully realized console ports begin to follow. Throwaway 79c games might be OK for some, but not for me. These mobile devices have some great horsepower available to them, so let's start using it! If they really want these devices to be taken seriously as a gaming platform, start releasing serious games.
Ultimately the App Store will be good for games, proving that good qulaity games don't need to cost the earth. What I don't understand is how companies like EA and Square can charge so much more for the digital versions of PS3 games, especially when digital copies negate manufacturing, distribution anmd retail costs. Steam and the App Store have it right, the Xbox Marketplace and PS Store have some catching up to do.
Alot of the pricing has been quite reasonable on PS store lately, except for EA and Activision and maybe a couple of others. Those prices aren't set by Sony. Although the content could be better on the EU store, It's poor compared to the US. EA are easily the worst though, £49.99 for FIFA 12 and £54.99 for Battlefield 3. You can get them for half that on retail.
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