Social game ratings come back as Facebook seeks more paying players
According to Inside Facebook, players can't simply access a section through which they rate the games, but rather the network now randomly asks players to rate the app or game while using it, and it will always ask this question when a player quits the game. Inside Facebook argues that the latter could produce inaccurate ratings, but we say it levels the playing field somewhat.
These star ratings now appear underneath games in discovery modules or on the hover cards that appear when users mouse over a given game's name inside of a News Feed post. The change is a move by Facebook to rope in more paying players, one of the cornerstones of the company's revenue strategy at this point. Between this change and the company's recent Facebook Credit promotion, it's clear that Facebook is on the prowl for more payers--ahem, players.
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