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  1. ultrabrilliant

    Charging over two quid for some reformatted website content seems a bit fresh.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    Wheres the VG247 iPhone app Pat?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Rupert showed us this at the Expo and it looked pretty good. Two quid didn’t seem too bad to me given that it doesn’t have any adverts in it and you can stream EGTV vids.

    Of course, I don’t have an iPhone. :-D

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Joe Anderson (wotta)

    They sure know how to make money.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Captain Fruitloop

    £2+ for an App like this is a shocker.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Syrok

    If you use the same logic people use to downplay Xbox Lives cost that you could argue that you only pay 20p per month, or 0.005p per day in a year.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Suikoden Fan

    downplayers are just either stupid or sheep possibly both

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Anders

    An iPhone app for VG247-news would be kind of sweet, actually. I’d pay £2.39 for that.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Patrick Garratt

    I’ll look into it.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. G1GAHURTZ

    VG24-7 actually works pretty well on iPhone’s Opera anyway, though.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Bulk Slash

    Seems a bit redundant to pay for an app that displays the content of a site that already works with iPhone’s Safari browser.

    Maybe if it did something special like offer versions of their Flash videos converted to MP4 so that they work on the iPhone…

    #11 5 years ago
  12. OrphanageExplosion

    I love the outrage on the Eurogamer comments thread – as though £2.39 is robbing their kids of their inheritance or something.

    It’s this kind of “world on a stick for the cost of a Twix” mentality that’s going to impact the ability of the App Store to attract the most talented developers with the most to give.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Quiiick

    Why is nobody doing web-apps for the iPhone anymore?
    Especially for news-sites like this, web-apps make more sense than regular iPhone apps.

    I’d love to see a VG247 formatted webpage for the iPhone!
    Don’t do standalone app.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Blerk

    Slash, that’s exactly what it does do. :-D

    #14 5 years ago
  15. G1GAHURTZ

    Did I say Opera? I meant Safari.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. mescalineeyes

    since vg247 doesnt actually offer any video content themselves, you might as well put an icon that goes to their rss feed on the springboard.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. freedoms_stain

    vg247 offers the odd bit of video, Pat sucking at GoWIII for example :-P

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Johnny Cullen

    Yeah, there is the Viddler. Nothing too devoted so far like EGTV anyways.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. bobbymington

    I have vg247 bookmarked on my ipod touch and it works a treat, i can get on the site so much faster that way then having to use an app. Just have to zoom in a bit to get the main panel to fit the screen.

    having an app would be a bad idea considering all the outside links you have in your news stories, which would take you out of the app and then in to opera anyway.

    I’ve got a IGN and Gamefly app, and both are waaaaaaaay behind with the latest news, so much easier to use the browser.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Hunam

    I don’t see the problem with the price at all. There are no adverts and the guy who is making it doesn’t work for EG, and well, he’s a great chap who I shared a few drinks with at the expo.

    Nobody seems to complain about gamespy asking people for money to not see ads afterall.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Broncanus

    Oh my god… £2.39!! That’s such a rip-off!! Oh no, hang on, it’s not 1973.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. DrDamn

    I got it and wish I hadn’t. Too feature light by a long way. Forum is useless as it’s just latest comments of *everything*. No way to restrict that. No way to look-up a review of a particular game either – which you would have thought would be feature no. 1. Comments on articles seem to be broken when the comment thread is over 50 comments.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Gheritt White

    It costs less than a Happy Meal from MacDonalds. If I had an iPhone, I’d consider buying it.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. ultrabrilliant

    It’s alright, everyone – the guy who made it is ‘a great chap’. Move along.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. El_MUERkO

    “Oh my god… £2.39!! That’s such a rip-off!! Oh no, hang on, it’s not 1973.”

    lol :D

    #25 5 years ago
  26. luckyzhu

    I’ve got a IGN and Gamefly app, and both are waaaaaaaay behind with the latest tiffany necklaces news, so much easier to use the browser.

    #26 5 years ago

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