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Newest Games and Price Drops sidebar section

12-21-2011, 03:01 AM
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,045
Newest Games and Price Drops sidebar section

My activity here has mostly involved just browsing the main page stories for the past year (or more), with very minimal forum activity. The one thing I have noticed the most is the Newest Games and Price Drops sidebar section. It always seems to be clogged with games that no one really cares about. I'm sure it grabs data from AppShopper. So I'm wondering why doesn't it just highlight price changes and new-to-store for popular games. I understand the need for change, but with so many games, popular games with a price change are bumped off the list in a matter of minutes.
Just a suggestion, but would appreciate why TouchArcade (a site that focuses on the best games available) allows games with aboslutely no popularity to be highlighted there.
12-21-2011, 07:23 AM
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,739
The best reason I can think of is that it encourages people to find the less popular games which actually deserve some recognition. Considering visibility is the App Store developers biggest problem, we kinda need someone to spot those hidden gems and bring them to attention. Most of it is garbage, but every so often there's a nice surprise.

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