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

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'.


source: WMPoweruser

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69 Comments

1. TheGoat

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 03, 2014

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

2. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

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

3. FadyNabil

Posts: 39; Member since: May 10, 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.

5. hurrycanger

Posts: 1765; Member since: Dec 01, 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.

16. hurrycanger

Posts: 1765; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

*everything Sorry for the typo. XD

7. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

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

31. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

HALO! GRAND THEFT AUTO! MODERN COMBAT! That's enough to hold me over for a while...

69. Techsword

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Only one I miss is PvZ 2!

4. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

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

9. TheGoat

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 03, 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.

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..

17. sbw44

Posts: 433; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

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

30. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 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..

18. hurrycanger

Posts: 1765; Member since: Dec 01, 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

19. hurrycanger

Posts: 1765; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

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

39. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Offline support.

22. Mafiatounes

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 13, 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).

32. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 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?

36. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 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.

41. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 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.

50. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 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

51. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

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

59. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

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

68. SleepingOz unregistered

It means that you're limited for one week! Finally!

6. hurrycanger

Posts: 1765; Member since: Dec 01, 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.

40. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

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

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.

25. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

1520 is no.1 gaming smartphone.

27. TheGoat

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 03, 2014

if you want to play d level games sure

29. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Halo?

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