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iOS 7.1 Broke Some Games?

03-15-2014, 07:52 AM
#11
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 250
It is appalling, criminal and downright wicked that gameloft has refused to update Asphalt 6 for iPad since iOS 6.

A game bought at full price but cannot be played and the game is still sitting there on the appstore without being removed for deception.

Gameloft is just terrible.
03-15-2014, 08:59 AM
#12
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Bologna italy
Posts: 1,247
Quote:
Originally Posted by Freeway82 View Post
It is appalling, criminal and downright wicked that gameloft has refused to update Asphalt 6 for iPad since iOS 6.

A game bought at full price but cannot be played and the game is still sitting there on the appstore without being removed for deception.

Gameloft is just terrible.
Yep,remind me when Gameloft with GANGSTAR:MIAMI VINDICATION after a major update,iOS 4.3,never worked anymore,they take 8 Months for update it,after millions 1 star bad reviews...ROCKSTAR GAMES had instead take out GTA:CW from The store,update it for iOS 7,then put again in The store,it's an example on how this should work!
03-15-2014, 09:03 AM
#13
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Bologna italy
Posts: 1,247
After every major update of The OS,sometime,it's better delete game that doesn't work,then reinsalled,just to be sure..
03-15-2014, 01:41 PM
#14
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 966
Yep, gameloft don't update their old games like Dungeon Hunter 2, which they still sell for full price and hasn't been updated in years.

What they don't realize is that they are shooting themselves in the foot. If people buy the games now, they don't work, so they get a bad name. Plus, I don't buy any of their games anymore because they don't update my favorites, so yeah. Lose/lose situation for them; all they'd have to do is fix the issues with new IOS versions, not looking for new content here; how difficult can that be for a company as big as them?

Unfortunately, some games we get attached to are simply abandoned and the devs will never update them, which is a shame. It's unavoidable though, unless apple would implement some sort of compatibility mode, but they won't for fear of exploits.

Apple are choosing to turn a blind eye though, and I don't really agree with this. They should find a way to warn people of incompatible apps somehow, or take the games down until the developer updates. Of course, the issue is how do they know the apps are problematic for IOS version X? Still, with no easy refund option, it seems like they just couldn't be bothered, which is a shame.

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Last edited by Jorlen; 03-15-2014 at 01:45 PM.
03-15-2014, 01:55 PM
#15
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Bologna italy
Posts: 1,247
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jorlen View Post
Yep, gameloft don't update their old games like Dungeon Hunter 2, which they still sell for full price and hasn't been updated in years.

What they don't realize is that they are shooting themselves in the foot. If people buy the games now, they don't work, so they get a bad name. Plus, I don't buy any of their games anymore because they don't update my favorites, so yeah. Lose/lose situation for them; all they'd have to do is fix the issues with new IOS versions, not looking for new content here; how difficult can that be for a company as big as them?

Unfortunately, some games we get attached to are simply abandoned and the devs will never update them, which is a shame. It's unavoidable though, unless apple would implement some sort of compatibility mode, but they won't for fear of exploits.

Apple are choosing to turn a blind eye though, and I don't really agree with this. They should find a way to warn people of incompatible apps somehow, or take the games down until the developer updates. Of course, the issue is how do they know the apps are problematic for IOS version X? Still, with no easy refund option, it seems like they just couldn't be bothered, which is a shame.
I think The best solution,for us,if Apple force the devs to update games not compatible with new OS,or,with latest devices(still AAA title on my device never optimized for iphone 5/5C/5/S widescreen)if they don't do it,Apple take out from App store Apps not update for newer OS,put a Warning to' The devs,that until they not update them,they're out from The store..we talking about big developers,not small indie devs,also,The thing it's inverted,with small team that update frequently they're games,while big devs update they're game at last 1 time at year,it's unacceptable!

Last edited by oldsnake; 03-15-2014 at 02:03 PM.