★ TouchArcade needs your help. Click here to support us on Patreon.

How do you keep track of all the good, new games?

06-11-2009, 01:35 PM
#1
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 62
How do you keep track of all the good, new games?

I've had an iPhone for almost a year now and am definitely an app addict... But if I neglect visiting touchArcade for even a week, I feel like I am missing out on some big releases that I may completely overlook.

Sometimes I'll sort the topics on the forums by 'reply count' or 'view count' to see the very popular games and discussions.

How do you all keep up?
06-11-2009, 01:37 PM
#2
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Oklahoma, USA
Posts: 1,085
The way I do it is I browse the forums. After browsing the forums, I browse the App Store. I check the What's Hot, New and Noteworthy, etc. Then I keep them all down in my Notes section so I can compare and save money to buy them.

I find it effective for reminding myself and eliminating the apps I don't want. :P

GameCenter: xVietx - Add me
Sorry, I'm dead.
06-11-2009, 03:35 PM
#3
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Saratoga, CA, USA
Posts: 11,774
Quote:
Originally Posted by xVietx View Post
The way I do it is I browse the forums. After browsing the forums, I browse the App Store. I check the What's Hot, New and Noteworthy, etc. Then I keep them all down in my Notes section so I can compare and save money to buy them.

I find it effective for reminding myself and eliminating the apps I don't want. :P
Decent start but here's at least my problem with that. I often find myself drawn to very obscure games that never really catch on that widely (Tri, Disney Puzzle Family, etc.) so I find myself browsing AppShopper's Latest Game Releases/Updates but admit this can be a chore if looking more than a few days back. Perhaps narrowing the search to JUST new arrivals would make it a little more manageable.

Tim "Lord Gek" Jordan, Game Consultant
Twitter: LordGek
GameCenter, iTunes: Lord Gek
My iTunes Reviews
06-11-2009, 07:16 PM
#4
TAoRSS

Morgan Adams (GameCenter: “Adams Immersive”)
My upcoming first game: Scree (Forum thread)
My upcoming VR horror experience: This is Not the Church of the Worm (Forum thread)
Stop making lists. Organize with shapes and colors instead: DotSpace (Forum thread)
06-12-2009, 09:20 AM
#5
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 358
Touch Arcade and lurking the forums were huge for me. Also, the convenience and awesomeness of App Shopper cannot be understated. That site has saved me so much time, found me so many great games and continues to provide an invaluable service. Between those few sources you'll likely be in the know. One of the reasons I started a blog was that there was so much to know I needed something to help me filter out the noise myself and hopefully help others in the process.

(astrosaurus.com - My iPhone Games Blog)
(@astrosaurusblog - Twitter Account)