Heads up: don't update Atari app if you got the free games.

Discussion in 'General Game Discussion and Questions' started by Greyskull, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. Greyskull

    Greyskull Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2009
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    Fort Lauderdale
    You might recall that Atari gave away all of the IAP games in its collection to celebrate its anniversary. There is a new update out which, judging by the description, adds tickets which allow you to play 10 arcade games per day.

    If you didn't take advantage of the freebie deal, it might be worth DLing now since you can play for free...but if you, like me, DL'ed the entire catalog, I would be cautious I'm regards to updating.

    At least this app update says what it does!
  2. Royce

    Royce Well-Known Member

    Mar 22, 2011
    They also said during the promotion that it was a temporary thing until the app was updated.
  3. Eli

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    #3 Eli, Aug 2, 2012
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    Is this a real thing?

    I mean, I read the original sale as being "limited time" as in you can only do the free unlock for a limited time. Not as in, there is going to be a massive shift in the IAP model and you'll only be able to play them for a limited time?
  4. RodGreen

    RodGreen Well-Known Member

    Mar 1, 2012
    I thought they said that it will 'stay free until you reinstall the app' - so they implied as long as you don't delete the app and reinstall, it will remain free.

    But I maybe wrong.
  5. Eli

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    Per Atari's PR dudes:

  6. esmith13

    esmith13 New Member

    Aug 2, 2012
    I had the free app with everything unlocked. i updated mine and it told me about how the token system works. Once i passed that screen it showed me all the games and every one said "unlimited play" on the start button.

    I played Breakout 11 times (quitting after each game) and it continued to launch and say unlimited play on the start button.

    Of course, I backed up my .ipa from iTunes just in case. :)

  7. smes3817

    smes3817 Well-Known Member

    Oct 15, 2009
    Massachusetts, USA
    #7 smes3817, Aug 2, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2012
    I can confirm this is correct. I downloaded each game during the free promotion, updated the app this morning and I still have every game for free. There is an initial popup saying something like "hey we've added tokens blah blah blah..." but once you click through it, everything is still unlimited. I don't even see a place where tokens would be. All is good! :)

    Edit: I would change the thread title as to not confuse the rest of the readers. Atari did well with this update for it's prior customers...
  8. coolpowers

    coolpowers Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2010
    Indie developer
    Coralville / Iowa City
    Another confirmation that everything is still unlocked. I only ever downloaded it during the promotion.
  9. Mr. Grizzly

    Mr. Grizzly Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2011
    Buy, what happens if you did not click on and unlock all 100 of those games before updating it? Would only those few games have unlimited gameplay then?
  10. Leegames

    Leegames Well-Known Member

    Jul 1, 2010
    Ex. game journalist and EiC now PR
    Perhaps a mod should change the headline? :)
  11. Yeah! Alright, now I can update...

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