IGN: Video Game News, Reviews, Guides
By IGN Entertainment, Inc.
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The latest video game news and reviews, piped into your pocket from the world's #1 source, IGN. A must-have app for gamers, movie buffs and comic junkies that need to know what's new and which products are worthy.
The official IGN app for iOS features:
- NEW! Wiki guides and walkthroughs -- In-depth support for getting through Destiny, Skyrim, Dragon Age, Shadow of Mordor and more
- Video game and movie reviews -- Research the best buys in games, movies and comics
- IGN video shows, with AirPlay support
- iOS Calendar integration -- Add release reminders for games to your iOS calendar
- Customizable news feed -- Keep up on the latest, from PlayStation 4 to Xbox One and beyond (Beyond!)
This Universal app works on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
What's New in Version 4.5.3
- Native articles in iPad
- Restored the ability to unfollow games from the side menu
- You can now see more stories in game pages
- Improved overall stability in feed
Quick and Efficient
This app has come a long way. It sports a simple structure an makes it very easy for scrolling through. There is less clutter for your eyes to sort through, the same cannot be said about the actual website. The customization options are a nice touch, but I'm curious as to what articles might be missed if you do not select a category upon your 1st sign in.
The only hang ups I've experienced are the repetitive advertisements before every single video you watch...EVERY video. But the bills must be paid, and advertisement is what pays them.
The other catch is in the comment experiences, making/posting a comment is easy....someone's, but being able to view a past comment and other's responses can be a hassle. Disqus is used to handle the comment portion of IGN articles and it is a sign up mess when first joining. On top of which, the functionally is spotty at best. God help you if you try to edit while typing mid response, it just doesn't work, and will only delete but won't let you add. Truly I miss the "old days" before disqus took over the comment portion.
Overall, I love the simplicity and function of IGN app itself. It's the small details (being able to clear search histories etc.) that will make this app very smooth.
Best Entertainment Site Period
IGN is my go-to source for anything related to comics, video games, movies and television shows. You can tell that the good people at IGN work very hard to bring us the best insightful articles, videos, updates and reviews on anything and everything that is cool and worth note. The best thing is that everyone at IGN are fans of all the things that a geek like me is a fan of, and that is what makes IGN work. You can instantly tell that the people at IGN love what they get to do for a living because they get to share the latest and coolest things with us, fellow fans of these amazing and innovative genres. (That reminds me, IGN even includes articles on the latest in science and technology discoveries and innovations!) Also, all the articles are easy to follow because they are in a streamlined scroll down format, and if you don't have time to read an article of interest, you can simply save it to your read list so you don't have to go looking for the article later. Simply put, IGN is made by fans for the fans. Five Stars!
Holy freaking advertisements Batman!
Can't we get an ad free experience if we pay a few bucks please? Seriously if I have to watch those same few videos over and over again and again I'll go nuts! The other thing that drives me crazy is the pop-up video ads that now happen every time I open the app or click on an article, my music (if I'm listening) is stopped and a video advertisement pops up and starts playing.
This in your face ad heavy IGN has prompted me to search for another source of news because I loathe this type of add-focused behavior from IGN, I won't put up with it. One work-around I've found is to keep the app open in Safari and use the new ad-blocking app option to bypass IGN's absurd advertising.
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Aug 11, 2015
- Version: 4.5.3
- Size: 48.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: IGN Entertainment, Inc.
- © 1996-2015, IGN Entertainment, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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