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Update feature. Good, or bad?

06-12-2009, 04:07 PM
#1
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Update feature. Good, or bad?

An advantage that the idevice has over other portable consoles is that developers can update their games. But is it an advantage? We may get new content and bug fixes, but in some cases it encourages developers to release their games before they are really finished, with the promise of an update later; one that may never come. Post your thoughts.
06-12-2009, 04:33 PM
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I think having updates is a benefit regardless of the fact that a developer might release it prematurely. This is because even if a developer releases an app early, and let's say 100 buy it. Maybe 10 of those people will leave a review. And assuming that they're actual reviewers, then if the apps bad then they'll give it a 1-3 star review. Apps that bad rarely get purchased. That's what the review system is for.

Plus, with the update system, the developers can give us more content which is even better. We don't have to pay for them either. Very single update that I've had is free. Don't even think any developers charges people for updates.

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06-12-2009, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by xVietx View Post
I think having updates is a benefit regardless of the fact that a developer might release it prematurely. This is because even if a developer releases an app early, and let's say 100 buy it. Maybe 10 of those people will leave a review. And assuming that they're actual reviewers, then if the apps bad then they'll give it a 1-3 star review. Apps that bad rarely get purchased. That's what the review system is for.

Plus, with the update system, the developers can give us more content which is even better. We don't have to pay for them either. Very single update that I've had is free. Don't even think any developers charges people for updates.
The only ones that have were like that big expansion for the quest and all those stupid mmo's. But in 3.0 we'll start getting charged for big updates, which is a good thing cuz it encourages the developer to make more content and be able to get paid for it so he'll work hard on it.
06-12-2009, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by robertf224 View Post
The only ones that have were like that big expansion for the quest and all those stupid mmo's. But in 3.0 we'll start getting charged for big updates, which is a good thing cuz it encourages the developer to make more content and be able to get paid for it so he'll work hard on it.
Don't even get me started on MMO's. I don't have them on my iPod. I've played 2 before and I've deleted them since. Those developers are cranking them out too fast and too soon. There are Pets, Knights, Vampires, Werewolves, Pirates, Ninjas, and even more! And since there are about 5 different developers making MMO's, there's probably 2 or 3 versions of each one.

I guess the 3.0 OS update would be beneficial but also bad because I don't want to have to pay money for updates when I already bought the game.

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