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Why is it that The Verge complains about the lack of tablet apps on the Play Store on almost every Android tablet they review yet their own app only works in portrait orientation and displays a phone interface on all tablets?

Fri, 01 Feb 2013 15:47:24 -0800

If you see the Verge's review of the Nexus 10, they complain about Rdio which doesn't have a tablet interface yet the Verge's own app has this same problem. If any Verge writers are reading this, then how about being part of the solution instead of being part of the problem and doing nothing about it? I think more and more developers are starting to build tablet specific apps or making their apps scale to tablets well, on the back of the Nexus tablets being so successful.

I can confidently say that (compared to maybe 6 months ago) on my Nexus 10, I have almost every app that I could possibly want which has a great tablet interface. Granted, I'd love to see more devs taking Android tablets seriously (especially in the games department), but I also feel that the Android tablet market has only just become serious with the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10.

EDIT: Some great comments here. I just want everyone to keep in mind that I'm not defending the shortage of tablet apps on Android. There are a great many already available but we're far from being spoilt for choice. My point is that it's funny that on every review, the Verge writers complain about the problem while being part of the very same problem.

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I am IGN’s Reviews Editor, AMA

Wed, 16 Oct 2013 10:50:03 -0700

Ahoy there, r/games. I’m Dan Stapleton, Executive Editor of Reviews at IGN, and you can ask me things! I’m officially all yours for the next three hours (until 1pm Pacific time), but knowing me I’ll probably keep answering stuff slowly for the next few days.

Here’s some stuff about me to get the obvious business out of the way early:

From 2004 to 2011 I worked at PC Gamer Magazine. During my time there I ran the news, previews, reviews, features, and columns sections at one time or another - basically everything.

In November of 2011 I left PCG to become editor in chief of GameSpy* (a subsidiary of IGN) and fully transition it back to a PC gaming-exclusive site. I had the unfortunate distinction of being GameSpy’s final EIC, as it was closed down in February of this year after IGN was purchased by Ziff Davis.

After that I was absorbed into the IGN collective as Executive Editor in charge of reviews, and since March I’ve overseen pretty much all of the game reviews posted to IGN. (Notable exception: I was on vacation when The Last of Us happened.) Reviewing and discussing review philosophy has always been my favorite part of this job, so it’s been a great opportunity for me.

I’m happy to answer anything I can to the best of my ability. The caveat is that I haven’t been with IGN all that long, so when it comes to things like God Hand or even Mass Effect 3 I can only comment as a professional games reviewer, not someone who was there when it happened. And of course, I can’t comment on topics where I’m under NDA or have been told things off the record - Half-Life 3 not confirmed. (Seriously though, I don’t know any more than you do on that one.)

*Note: I was not involved with GameSpy Technologies, which operates servers. Even before GST was sold off to GLU Mobile in August of 2012, I had as much insight into and sway over what went on there as I do at Burger King.

Edit: Thanks guys! This has been great. I've gotta bail for a while, but like I said, I'll be back in here following up on some of these where I have time.

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