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Heads up: don't update Atari app if you got the free games.

08-02-2012, 12:59 PM
#1
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Heads up: don't update Atari app if you got the free games.

You might recall that Atari gave away all of the IAP games in its collection to celebrate its anniversary. There is a new update out which, judging by the description, adds tickets which allow you to play 10 arcade games per day.

If you didn't take advantage of the freebie deal, it might be worth DLing now since you can play for free...but if you, like me, DL'ed the entire catalog, I would be cautious I'm regards to updating.

At least this app update says what it does!
08-02-2012, 01:54 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Greyskull View Post
At least this app update says what it does!
They also said during the promotion that it was a temporary thing until the app was updated.

08-02-2012, 01:59 PM
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Is this a real thing?

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Originally Posted by Royce View Post
They also said during the promotion that it was a temporary thing until the app was updated.
I mean, I read the original sale as being "limited time" as in you can only do the free unlock for a limited time. Not as in, there is going to be a massive shift in the IAP model and you'll only be able to play them for a limited time?

Last edited by Eli; 08-02-2012 at 02:07 PM.
08-02-2012, 02:07 PM
#4
I thought they said that it will 'stay free until you reinstall the app' - so they implied as long as you don't delete the app and reinstall, it will remain free.

But I maybe wrong.
08-02-2012, 02:18 PM
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Per Atari's PR dudes:

Quote:
Hey Eli -

Saw your tweet! Yes, the details in the App Store update are correct. The version 1.6 update adds free daily tickets that players can use on the various arcade games.

But note that anyone who previously unlocked the games - either by purchasing or through the 40th anniversary promotion - will still have unlimited plays of those specific games.

Let me know if that makes sense and if you were looking for anything else I can supply.

Thanks,
John
08-02-2012, 02:21 PM
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I had the free app with everything unlocked. i updated mine and it told me about how the token system works. Once i passed that screen it showed me all the games and every one said "unlimited play" on the start button.

I played Breakout 11 times (quitting after each game) and it continued to launch and say unlimited play on the start button.

Of course, I backed up my .ipa from iTunes just in case.


Eric
08-02-2012, 02:23 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hodapp View Post
Per Atari's PR dudes:
I can confirm this is correct. I downloaded each game during the free promotion, updated the app this morning and I still have every game for free. There is an initial popup saying something like "hey we've added tokens blah blah blah..." but once you click through it, everything is still unlimited. I don't even see a place where tokens would be. All is good!

Edit: I would change the thread title as to not confuse the rest of the readers. Atari did well with this update for it's prior customers...

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Last edited by smes3817; 08-02-2012 at 04:03 PM.
08-02-2012, 03:48 PM
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Another confirmation that everything is still unlocked. I only ever downloaded it during the promotion.
08-02-2012, 04:24 PM
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Buy, what happens if you did not click on and unlock all 100 of those games before updating it? Would only those few games have unlimited gameplay then?

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08-02-2012, 04:54 PM
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Perhaps a mod should change the headline?