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iPhone: Buy it! It's addictive!!

11-13-2008, 12:38 AM
#1
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,467
Buy it! It's addictive!!

Join me in my crusade to have the word "addictive" banned from App Store descriptions!
Every one of the hundreds of Bejeweled clones... every brick-breaker... every graphically-deficient 2D space shooter is always described as "addictive."
Not to mention the thousands of "addictive" solitaires and sudokus and jigsaw puzzles!
C'mon, developers, give it a rest. You spent a lot of time creating your games, spend a few minutes to come up with a description that doesn't depend on the over-used "A"-word!
By now, most of us have learned that if a game is described as "addictive," it's usually pretty dull....
11-13-2008, 12:45 AM
#2
Joined: Nov 2008
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lame...,,,,

11-13-2008, 01:28 AM
#3
Heh, I had the same thought a while ago. Virtually all games are described as "addictive" and yet few of them actually are.

--Eric
11-13-2008, 02:40 AM
#4
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Birmingham, UK, dull corner of the world
Posts: 2,367
Well, to be fair to the dev's, they ARE trying to sell their app after all. What do you suggest they put?

"You can buy this game if you want to- you won't be playing it for long though coz you get bored after a few minutes. But hey, at least it's cheap!"
11-13-2008, 03:19 AM
#5
Quote:
Originally Posted by wastedyuthe View Post
Well, to be fair to the dev's, they ARE trying to sell their app after all. What do you suggest they put?
Something that attempts to describe why the game is fun, instead of "addictive", which at this point is meaningless and usually wrong.

--Eric
11-13-2008, 03:52 AM
#6
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 289
if i see the word "addictive" in the description of an app, i usually don't buy it.
11-13-2008, 05:16 AM
#7
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 655
I agree. Also, addictive is a very subjective word. I find Galcon addictive, others may not.
11-13-2008, 05:22 AM
#8
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 893
Hobos find crack addictive

Addictive is not always a good thing
11-13-2008, 06:36 AM
#9
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Wilmore, KY
Posts: 72
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I find this thread to be addictive... Is that bad?
11-13-2008, 06:44 AM
#10
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 1,186
Buy it, it's addictive!

I thought this was the iPhone's slogan?!