Do you think Apple usually gets it right with the App Store's "Editor's Choice?"

04-27-2014, 01:13 AM
#1
Do you think Apple usually gets it right with the App Store's "Editor's Choice?"

Do you trust Apple and ever buy a game based on the fact that it received an "Editor's Choice" from Apple? Have you ever not liked an Editor's Choice game at all?
04-27-2014, 01:50 AM
#2
It depends on which country your Apple ID was.
I use 3 different Apple ID, and mostly I agree with editors choice from US App Store, either with the New Zealand. However, not with my actual country which I live, Indonesia. When this week's editors choice goes with Leo's fortune, here in Indonesia it come with FarmVille 2... Seriously, I don't know why they choose it over Leo's fortune/ wayward souls -.-

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04-27-2014, 02:48 AM
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Joined: Nov 2013
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
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NO. Apple's editors choice is usually by one of the no brained five star sheep reviewers on IOS, with things like "Awesome," and "Great."
04-27-2014, 03:20 AM
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Joined: Jan 2014
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
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maybe for example EA gave Apple lots of money to put Dungeon Keeper as Editor's Choice *shrugs*
04-27-2014, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Stormourner View Post
maybe for example EA gave Apple lots of money to put Dungeon Keeper as Editor's Choice *shrugs*
Or, maybe, Apple features games that they expect to make the most money from. Being a business and all.
04-27-2014, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Nobunaga View Post
Or, maybe, Apple features games that they expect to make the most money from. Being a business and all.
Pretty much my take on it. How else would you explain Boom Beach and Dungeon Keeper being Editor's Choice?
04-27-2014, 12:02 PM
#7
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Originally Posted by Fangbone View Post
Pretty much my take on it. How else would you explain Boom Beach and Dungeon Keeper being Editor's Choice?
they might gave Apple a different version of the game without timers or energies
04-27-2014, 12:25 PM
#8
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Originally Posted by Stormourner View Post
they might gave Apple a different version of the game without timers or energies
No. No conspiracy. Just earning potential.
04-27-2014, 12:34 PM
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Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Originally Posted by Nobunaga View Post
No. No conspiracy. Just earning potential.
if I work at Apple I would find the mystery behind this
04-27-2014, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Stormourner View Post
if I work at Apple I would find the mystery behind this
No mystery. Just money.
I know, it's the internet and a lot of people are always looking for the hidden hand in the shadows. Most of the time, it just doesn't exist. Most often the simplest explanation is the correct one.
Apple knows what the top grossing apps are. Free games with generally large marketing budgets. They will always feature games that are free, from companies that have money to market them. If none of these come out in a given week, they will default to other criteria that they expect will sell. No shady goings on. Just business. Very simple. No mystery.

Whether you agree with their choices is a seperate issue. Sometimes they feature what I would consider garbage. Sometimes gold.