Trending Topics: Sonic Origins & Apple Removing Outdated Apps

Published On: April 28, 2022By Categories: Insights, Trending: Gaming Topics & News

Which stories have been driving significant engagement within the gaming community? And why?

In this post, we cover audience reactions to the news that Apple is removing outdated apps and games from the App Store, as well as the announcement of Sonic Origins. Relevant audience metrics provided for these stories include sentiment analysis, engagement numbers, top related conversations, and other insights – all pulled exclusively from the Spiketrap analytics platform.

Spiketrap’s AI monitors in real-time for trending stories in gaming and entertainment, curated into a dashboard for users to quickly browse the hottest topics. Here’s a snippet of recent news.

Apple Removing “Outdated” Games

On April 22, Apple announced via direct email to impacted developers that apps with no recent updates would be removed from the App Store in May. Developers looking to keep their app listed on the App Store were encouraged to submit an update for review within 30 days.

This sparked a substantial amount of conversation within the gaming community, with an undeniably negative sentiment score of 1/100.

Substantial discussion took place around whether or not developers could simply submit any degree of update to keep their app active, such as a minor text update. Additionally, indie game developers in particular felt slighted by this news, given they typically don’t have the resources to constantly update old games and, as one developer put it, “most updates aren’t 1 click.”

Also joining the conversation were proponents for the idea that mobile games, as well as any mobile app, need to be updated to be relevant on new operating systems. In opposition, there were also arguments that developers have the right to view past games as completed entities, especially if they are still fully-functioning.

In conclusion, despite the significantly low audience sentiment related to this trending story, there have been various other conversations driving engagement this month for the Apple brand. As a result, Apple’s sentiment score for the month of April thus far comes in at a neutral 35/100.

Sonic Origins: Remastered

On April 20, Sega officially announced the upcoming release of Sonic Origins, a collection of four fully remastered titles. Set to release on June 23, the remastered games will include Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic CD, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and Sonic 3 & Knuckles.

Leaked on PSN only days before the official announcement, the Sonic Origins collection was met with positive reception from the gaming industry. Between April 18 and April 25, the announcement brought in an overall 75/100 sentiment score across 15,414 pieces of engagement.

Additionally, the official announcement drove significant engagement lift for the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise.

Conversations driving this lift included general announcement excitement as well as discussions around the individual titles included in the collection.

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Trending Topics: Sonic Origins & Apple Removing Outdated Apps

Published On: April 28, 2022By Categories: Insights, Trending: Gaming Topics & News

Which stories have been driving significant engagement within the gaming community? And why?

In this post, we cover audience reactions to the news that Apple is removing outdated apps and games from the App Store, as well as the announcement of Sonic Origins. Relevant audience metrics provided for these stories include sentiment analysis, engagement numbers, top related conversations, and other insights – all pulled exclusively from the Spiketrap analytics platform.

Spiketrap’s AI monitors in real-time for trending stories in gaming and entertainment, curated into a dashboard for users to quickly browse the hottest topics. Here’s a snippet of recent news.

Apple Removing “Outdated” Games

On April 22, Apple announced via direct email to impacted developers that apps with no recent updates would be removed from the App Store in May. Developers looking to keep their app listed on the App Store were encouraged to submit an update for review within 30 days.

This sparked a substantial amount of conversation within the gaming community, with an undeniably negative sentiment score of 1/100.

Substantial discussion took place around whether or not developers could simply submit any degree of update to keep their app active, such as a minor text update. Additionally, indie game developers in particular felt slighted by this news, given they typically don’t have the resources to constantly update old games and, as one developer put it, “most updates aren’t 1 click.”

Also joining the conversation were proponents for the idea that mobile games, as well as any mobile app, need to be updated to be relevant on new operating systems. In opposition, there were also arguments that developers have the right to view past games as completed entities, especially if they are still fully-functioning.

In conclusion, despite the significantly low audience sentiment related to this trending story, there have been various other conversations driving engagement this month for the Apple brand. As a result, Apple’s sentiment score for the month of April thus far comes in at a neutral 35/100.

Sonic Origins: Remastered

On April 20, Sega officially announced the upcoming release of Sonic Origins, a collection of four fully remastered titles. Set to release on June 23, the remastered games will include Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic CD, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and Sonic 3 & Knuckles.

Leaked on PSN only days before the official announcement, the Sonic Origins collection was met with positive reception from the gaming industry. Between April 18 and April 25, the announcement brought in an overall 75/100 sentiment score across 15,414 pieces of engagement.

Additionally, the official announcement drove significant engagement lift for the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise.

Conversations driving this lift included general announcement excitement as well as discussions around the individual titles included in the collection.

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Trending Topics: Sonic Origins & Apple Removing Outdated Apps

Published On: April 28, 2022By

Which stories have been driving significant engagement within the gaming community? And why?

In this post, we cover audience reactions to the news that Apple is removing outdated apps and games from the App Store, as well as the announcement of Sonic Origins. Relevant audience metrics provided for these stories include sentiment analysis, engagement numbers, top related conversations, and other insights – all pulled exclusively from the Spiketrap analytics platform.

Spiketrap’s AI monitors in real-time for trending stories in gaming and entertainment, curated into a dashboard for users to quickly browse the hottest topics. Here’s a snippet of recent news.

Apple Removing “Outdated” Games

On April 22, Apple announced via direct email to impacted developers that apps with no recent updates would be removed from the App Store in May. Developers looking to keep their app listed on the App Store were encouraged to submit an update for review within 30 days.

This sparked a substantial amount of conversation within the gaming community, with an undeniably negative sentiment score of 1/100.

Substantial discussion took place around whether or not developers could simply submit any degree of update to keep their app active, such as a minor text update. Additionally, indie game developers in particular felt slighted by this news, given they typically don’t have the resources to constantly update old games and, as one developer put it, “most updates aren’t 1 click.”

Also joining the conversation were proponents for the idea that mobile games, as well as any mobile app, need to be updated to be relevant on new operating systems. In opposition, there were also arguments that developers have the right to view past games as completed entities, especially if they are still fully-functioning.

In conclusion, despite the significantly low audience sentiment related to this trending story, there have been various other conversations driving engagement this month for the Apple brand. As a result, Apple’s sentiment score for the month of April thus far comes in at a neutral 35/100.

Sonic Origins: Remastered

On April 20, Sega officially announced the upcoming release of Sonic Origins, a collection of four fully remastered titles. Set to release on June 23, the remastered games will include Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic CD, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and Sonic 3 & Knuckles.

Leaked on PSN only days before the official announcement, the Sonic Origins collection was met with positive reception from the gaming industry. Between April 18 and April 25, the announcement brought in an overall 75/100 sentiment score across 15,414 pieces of engagement.

Additionally, the official announcement drove significant engagement lift for the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise.

Conversations driving this lift included general announcement excitement as well as discussions around the individual titles included in the collection.

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