Apple has hired IGN’s Matt Casamassina to become global editorial games manager for the App Store.
Casamassina has been in the gaming industry for 13 plus years covering the industry and reviewing games and has been a huge contributor at IGN for quite some time after his own site N64.com was acquired by the site. Now he will be in charge of making sure the games in the App Store stay neat and tidy, and that is a request that myself and many other iPhone and iPod touch users have had for quite some time.
Matt Casamassina decribes his new position by writing in a post, “”I will be leading the charge for games on the App Store, so whether you browse through iTunes, iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, the games content you see will be handpicked and organized by me and my team. I couldn’t be happier.”
Anyone that downloads and browses a lot of games in the App Store ,whether you are browsing through iTunes or the App Store on the iPhone OS itself has more than likely noticed the lack of organization and quality assurance. Hopefully Matt and his new team will be able to bring a little bit of order to the gaming section in the App Store. With Apple obviously taking advantage of the massive gaming market that makes up for significant shares of App Store downloads and the introduction of Game Center with iPhone OS 4, hiring Casamassina as a global editorial games manager is definitely a good move in my opinion.
“Anybody who has read my work through the years will know that I’ve long been a huge Nintendo fan, but if there is one company that could entice me away from covering Mario and Zelda it’s the one owned by Steve Jobs,” wrote Casamassina.