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Fake TouchArcade reviews in AppStore?

08-01-2009, 10:10 AM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 86
Fake TouchArcade reviews in AppStore?

So I was surfing through the AppStore and I came across on of Apple's featured games this week: Ranch Rush. Reading the description, however, revealed them quoting TouchArcade saying "...one of the few standouts" and giving it a ~4.5 out of 5 star review. Unless I'm missing something (and the Search function is too), TouchArcade never reviewed this and doesn't actually give ratings to games, only making suggestions as to whether it's a good idea to buy a game or not.

Is this the beginning of a plague of fake reviews from TouchArcade?

URL: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=321158715&mt=8

Last edited by ticookie; 08-01-2009 at 10:11 AM. Reason: Added Hyperlink
08-01-2009, 10:13 AM
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 1,268,988
Developers have been using reviews from our user reviews forum and crediting them as "Touch Arcade". I've seen it a few times.

08-01-2009, 10:14 AM
4.5 out of 5 means only one person. Big Albie

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08-01-2009, 10:15 AM
maybe someone on the forums said that and they are twisting around words. edit: too late

Originally Posted by zoo View Post
Something along the lines of "You have bought 10 hats! A new hat is available for purchase in the store". But no hat.

Edit: I realize I am overly concerned about this hat.
08-01-2009, 10:17 AM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 86
Originally Posted by AClockworkSausage View Post
That'd explain why I was having a hard time finding it on the main page. Cause it wasn't there.
08-01-2009, 10:21 AM
Albie does get credited on their website - http://www.freshgames.com/games/ranchrush/iphone.php
08-01-2009, 10:23 AM
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: In My Head
Posts: 3,358
Well BA is TA's "Official Review Guy"... I would like it better when the Devs say Big Albie From TA gives it _______ ..... Rather then making it seem like it's a frontpage feature...


Last edited by 1337brian; 08-01-2009 at 10:25 AM.
08-01-2009, 11:11 AM
I put a quote from Devilishly Good's review, and attributed to "Touch Arcade's User Reviews", so it could be found. Is that acceptable? If not I'll remove

edit: Looks like the review quotes propagated overnight so you can see it on the itunes link below.

Hopefully this name will update soon as I requested a name change. I'm no longer affiliated with Atommo games.

Last edited by atommo; 08-01-2009 at 11:16 AM.
08-03-2009, 11:05 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 5
We apologize for the confusion in regards to it appearing that TouchArcade had done a review of our game Ranch Rush. This will be immediately fixed on the app store and we appreciate your patience in this matter.