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Why do devs bother making their icons uglier with update?

03-19-2010, 10:32 PM
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Why do devs bother making their icons uglier with update?

Can't believe how some icons go from good looking to awful looking. I'll post with pictures later, seems I have some screenshots of the old icons except Plushed.

I'm not talking about adding an openfeint symbol or changing the background colour, it's like changing the whole icon but actually makes it worse)

- Iron Fist Boxing (from cool icon in v1 and v2, to super fugly in the latest version)
- Plushed (from graphic and cool looking bunny to generic looking red hood)
- Megaman II (from retro megaman to generic chibi megaman)
- Tiki Towers (though minimal, the 'updated' text makes it feel like a free lite version)

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03-19-2010, 10:47 PM
#2
I wish iTunes would hurry up and add the ability to edit app icons. There's already a tab in the properties dialog, but it's completely nonfunctional at the moment.

Last edited by bmn0210; 03-19-2010 at 10:51 PM.

03-19-2010, 10:49 PM
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03-19-2010, 10:57 PM
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03-19-2010, 11:02 PM
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03-19-2010, 11:04 PM
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03-19-2010, 11:13 PM
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03-19-2010, 11:14 PM
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03-19-2010, 11:14 PM
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03-19-2010, 11:15 PM
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Dark Shrine was updated recently just to change the icon. WTH!

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