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Another iTunes Review Scam? from Eivaa Games?

08-01-2010, 06:14 PM
#1
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Another iTunes Review Scam? from Eivaa Games?

i have read about number of itunes review scam on the app store. recently became a victim of one today . prompted me to write this post. also dropped a mail to some phil at Apple.
anybody heard of eivaa games? not a bad developer but it looks like they are playing a dirty evil game.

recently downloaded a game called carrom 3d http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/carrom-3d/id374205514?mt=8 based on more than 99% of 5 star reviews and rating. to be frank the game was just ok. about average. made me wonder whats driving people so nuts that everybody is rating 5 star? well, or rather shocking, i read few of the 5 star reviews of the game on the app store and checked the reviewers. all the 5 star reviewers are reviewing all the games from eivaa games and all the reviewers are almost same!!! wtf! bloody hell!

anybody aware of any other developer doing this? y the hell should we get pulled into such scams n waste all the money on such crappy apps. is apple even listening? guys beware of eivaa games (btw they have 1 or 2 good games btw but most of them just sucks!!)
08-01-2010, 06:40 PM
#2
That is why most of us rely on these forums for information more than the reviews posted on the appstore. Welcome to TA - stick around and you will learn a lot, be warned of a lot and if you are anything like me, spend too much!

08-01-2010, 06:42 PM
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I NEVER buy a game because of the ratings. I haven't bought a bad app since i became a member here. Don't trust the ratings on the app store. Trust your friends on toucharcade.

Congrats on becoming a member.

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08-01-2010, 06:46 PM
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yeah a lot of devs do it. Even EA Mobile does it. You will learn, young grasshopper

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08-02-2010, 04:13 AM
#5
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Yep, your first mistake; you relied on iTunes reviews/ratings. That's just asking to waste your money.
08-03-2010, 12:29 PM
#6
Joined: Aug 2010
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Originally Posted by fluffyguitarist View Post
You will learn, young grasshopper
LMAO @fluffyguitarist!

looks like toucharcade it is from now on.thanks guys.it looks like i ll be even making friends outta here . i shud thank the evil eivaa games
actually i downloaded some pretty games after going through the forums

but anyways shouldn't apple do something about this? not everybody know about such forums. most of my friends didn't knew. for them the itunes review is the only thing. apple should ban such developers.misleading customers
08-03-2010, 01:30 PM
#7
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 233
Quote:
Originally Posted by swishinj View Post
I NEVER buy a game because of the ratings. I haven't bought a bad app since i became a member here. Don't trust the ratings on the app store. Trust your friends on toucharcade.

Congrats on becoming a member.
this.
08-10-2010, 02:07 AM
#8
well, this is embarrasing, wtf if most of the rate are made by themselves? holy shit
08-10-2010, 03:17 AM
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Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Germany
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Originally Posted by DavisBloom View Post
LMAO @fluffyguitarist!

looks like toucharcade it is from now on.thanks guys.it looks like i ll be even making friends outta here . i shud thank the evil eivaa games
actually i downloaded some pretty games after going through the forums

but anyways shouldn't apple do something about this? not everybody know about such forums. most of my friends didn't knew. for them the itunes review is the only thing. apple should ban such developers.misleading customers

Welcome to TA, young Padawan.
Stick around here and you will learn about all the evil secrets of the Dark Apppire.

Oh, and you'll always get a bunch of free games also.
And a bashing now and then - if you don't behave.

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.
08-10-2010, 03:22 AM
#10
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Oslo, Norway
Posts: 26
Yeah, it could be a lot of fake ratings