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App Store "Games" Category?

09-06-2012, 08:22 PM
#1
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,146
App Store "Games" Category?

The "Games" category appears to have vanished from the App Store when viewing the categories list on my iPhone and iPod Touch. I can still see it (and browse games) when using my iPad.

Anyone else experiencing this at the moment? Any idea what's going on?
09-06-2012, 08:34 PM
#2
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Houston/Austin, TX
Posts: 13,251
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gabrien View Post
The "Games" category appears to have vanished from the App Store when viewing the categories list on my iPhone and iPod Touch. I can still see it (and browse games) when using my iPad.

Anyone else experiencing this at the moment? Any idea what's going on?
They're changing the interface. Should be working again. The new featured list isn't out yet though.

Twitter: @back2this

09-06-2012, 08:57 PM
#3
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: HongKong
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Quote:
Originally Posted by backtothis View Post
They're changing the interface. Should be working again. The new featured list isn't out yet though.
yeah, i don't like the new interfere by changing the new and noteworthy column from 2 to 1. besides, mourn on games released this week. the list has not yet been updated.
09-06-2012, 10:51 PM
#4
Joined: Nov 2009
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Hmm. Almost three hours later and still the same issue. I see no other changes to the app store at all, only the "Games" category has vanished.

Is anybody at all experiencing the same thing? Particularly anyone with an Aus app store account?

Last edited by Gabrien; 09-06-2012 at 11:06 PM.
09-06-2012, 11:04 PM
#5
Joined: Apr 2012
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I'm waiting the New And Noteworthy from Appstore but nothing changes now.

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09-07-2012, 10:14 AM
#6
It partially updated Australia, China, Japan, UK and Ireland. All other countries are still showing games featured last week.
09-07-2012, 11:05 AM
#7
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Lauderdale
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Originally Posted by TapMad_D View Post
yeah, i don't like the new interfere by changing the new and noteworthy column from 2 to 1. besides, mourn on games released this week. the list has not yet been updated.
Haven't yet seen the difference, but I'de be happy if "new and Noteworthy" wasn't so prominent. I've gotten more **** off of that list than gold. It also seems to lead publishers who make the list to IAP their product more often than other apps do.

Not to mention the outright broken apps that make the list.
09-07-2012, 06:30 PM
#8
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,146
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Originally Posted by StaggerLee View Post
It partially updated Australia, China, Japan, UK and Ireland. All other countries are still showing games featured last week.
I'm still not sure people understand what I am saying. The whole "Games" category is gone for me. From the list under the "Categories" tab. Nothing to do with New and Noteworthy, Featured Games, etc. Basically I've now no way to "browse" for games on my iPhone.
09-07-2012, 06:39 PM
#9
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,690
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gabrien View Post
I'm still not sure people understand what I am saying. The whole "Games" category is gone for me. From the list under the "Categories" tab. Nothing to do with New and Noteworthy, Featured Games, etc. Basically I've now no way to "browse" for games on my iPhone.
Strange, Games is there on my phone. What about the Games link on the Featured page?
09-07-2012, 09:08 PM
#10
Joined: Nov 2009
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Originally Posted by Royce View Post
Strange, Games is there on my phone. What about the Games link on the Featured page?
That only takes me to the Featured Games page. No way to browse latest general releases. It's pretty bizarre, the category has always been there, for years, across all my devices. Vanished as of yesterday. I even tried it on my old 3G iPod Touch. Gone. Searching through Google produces a handful of result with people appearing to have the same issue, but it certainly doesn't seem widespread. Tried rebooting, relogging accounts, nada.