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Microsoft is changing the way 'Top Games' are ranked in the Windows Phone Store

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Microsoft is changing the way 'Top Games' are ranked in the Windows Phone Store
Microsoft has received a number of complaints from Windows Phone users who are unhappy with the way apps are separated in the Windows Phone Store. Previously, the Redmond based company ranked 'Top Games' based on the number of downloads a game received over time. But that apparently led to a number of games being placed on the list that didn't deserve the honor.

Thanks to a memo sent to a Windows Phone game developer that details the new system, it appears that Microsoft has a brand new algorithm for determining if a particular game should be included in the 'Top Games' list. According to the memo, Microsoft now takes into consideration a game's customer ratings, how often it has been pinned or unpinned to the Start screen, and how often the app crashes.

The goal of the change is to reward Windows Phone game developers who make sure that they offer quality games with good performance and high customer satisfaction. That might hurt some of the high volume, but less quality fare that up to now has managed to make the list of 'Top Games'.

Memo from Microsoft details changes in how Top Games are selected for the Windows Phone Store

Memo from Microsoft details changes in how Top Games are selected for the Windows Phone Store


source: WMPoweruser

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posted on 23 Mar 2014, 13:32 7

1. TheGoat (Posts: 18; Member since: 03 Mar 2014)


The real news in this article is Windows phones having games in their app store.

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 13:38 23

2. Gaurav008 (Posts: 328; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


2011 just called in. It wants the joke back. GTFO.

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 13:42 5

3. FadyNabil (Posts: 39; Member since: 10 May 2013)


it have and it have everything,
what do you think?
Asphalt 8 airborne, present
Hill climb racing, present
need for speed , present
Temple run 1&2 , present
flappy bird, present,
candy crush, not yet but there is some alternatives.

yes everything is here in windows phone, and they work perfectly.

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 13:47 5

4. rihel_95 (Posts: 301; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


I guess u haven't used WP8 then. Just #Switch and then comment.

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 14:04 1

5. hurrycanger (Posts: 1605; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Eventhing? No.
It's improving for sure, but there are so many games I have on my Android phones that are not available on WP8.

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 14:07 1

6. hurrycanger (Posts: 1605; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


It doesn't have a huge selection of games like on Android or iOS, but there are still many games available. That joke is not that funny anymore, lol.

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 14:10 2

7. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


I agree with you but it doesn't have Flappy bird, not the original one anyways..

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 14:19 3

9. TheGoat (Posts: 18; Member since: 03 Mar 2014)


I have used a Windows tablet before. Doesn't even have basic apps like YouTube lmao. Have fun with your third party knockoff apps on your Windows os.

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 14:59 3

14. papss (unregistered)


One app.. Metro tube and it IS better than the official you tube app.. Go home fanboy you don't know what you are talking about..

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 15:01 1

15. papss (unregistered)


No the real news would be if the android trolls would stop acting like narrow minded morons. I know your IQ can't fathom that and its alright.

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 15:12

16. hurrycanger (Posts: 1605; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


*everything

Sorry for the typo. XD

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 15:17 1

17. sbw44 (Posts: 433; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


This guy looks like a complete copy of alterecho or whatever that trolls name!

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 15:18

18. hurrycanger (Posts: 1605; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


There is one reason it's better: it can play 720p youtube videos on a 480p phone.
Other than that, I don't see any reason to say it's better than the official YouTube app. Well, unless you are talking about the official app on WP8. :P

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 15:26

19. hurrycanger (Posts: 1605; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Oops. Y'all were talking about Windows, not WP...
...
(Arggg....)

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 15:39

22. Mafiatounes (Posts: 12; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


Well a Windows tab is not a WP8 phone.. And before is something in the past, i've used an iPhone 2 before and it did not have any good apps (not relevant in the present time FYI).

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 16:09 2

24. smguk (Posts: 22; Member since: 18 Mar 2014)


Duh Surface has full internet browser the YouTube site works fine who the hell needs apps only little numptys like you.

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 17:29 5

25. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


1520 is no.1 gaming smartphone.

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 18:33 2

27. TheGoat (Posts: 18; Member since: 03 Mar 2014)


if you want to play d level games sure

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 19:14

28. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


That was pitiful... You should really feel ashamed of yourself..

I feel embarrassed for you..

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 19:15

29. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Halo?

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 19:18

30. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


LOL... Yeah, but this pathetic troll probably isn't as stupid as him.... Alterecho says that he trolls on WP articles because "stupid WP fans tricked me into buying WP devices 3 times"" and he doesn't want us tricking anyone else...

LMFAO!!!!!!! He's a special kind of special..

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 19:21 1

31. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


HALO!
GRAND THEFT AUTO!
MODERN COMBAT!

That's enough to hold me over for a while...

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 19:24 1

32. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Third party apps are usually better, at least on WP devices they are... You have to be a idiot if you're not using them on your platform..... You also have to be a idiot if you think trolling is the road you should take... Are you trolling?

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 20:33 1

36. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


i have a 1020 nokia, the only great thing about this phone is the camera and the feel and touch of the phone, the ugly bathroom tiles and the messy tiles that i have to look up, down, left, right, and everywhere to see if has anything has been alerted. everything is comlicated and takes time to go from a to z.

even has hardly any major apps and games

no file manager

loads a reason not to own a nokia phone cause of the less feauture emty platform os.

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 21:08

39. sip1995 (Posts: 1642; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Offline support.

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 21:10

40. sip1995 (Posts: 1642; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


GEEEZ... we have xbox live sync, achievements and more.

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 21:14 1

41. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


You didn't notice the tiles in the store when you bought the phone?.... You don't have a Lumia 1020, or any WP device for that fact...

Stop trolling, and most of all do not reply to me with crap that you know that I either don't agree with, or don't care about.

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 21:26

50. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


im a nokia lover

my avatar name is

NOKIA8800 SAPPHIRE ARTE

HAVE YOU EVER OWNED NOKIAS 8SERIES?

NOT EVERYONE COULD AFFORD TO BUY THEM

EVERYONE HAS AND CAN BUY IPONES, EVEN KIDS

4 DEVICE I OWN IS
NOTE3
HTC ONE
NOKIA1020

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 21:27

51. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


OOOO must have i hit the nerve.....

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 21:44

59. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


"Must have I hit the nerve"... WTF does that mean?

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