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    Apple needs to address the issue of alerts/challenges to games currently not on the device. This is my number one annoyance with the iPhone currently. When you have 500 friends in Game Center you get quite a few of these. If I'm missing a simple way to stop these, please let me know.
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    Fully agree on this!!! so sick of clearing challenges to games I don't have or want. It's simply annoying. I actually feel bad myself now and think twice before challenging anybody on my list because I have so many games compared to my friends. I don't want to annoy them and shouldn't have to worry about this..

    I hope Apple can come up with a solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ridiculocity View Post
    Fully agree on this!!! so sick of clearing challenges to games I don't have or want. It's simply annoying. I actually feel bad myself now and think twice before challenging anybody on my list because I have so many games compared to my friends. I don't want to annoy them and shouldn't have to worry about this..

    I hope Apple can come up with a solution.
    There simply should be a way to say ignore requests from any app you choose. Should be simple enough.
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    It should work like genius apps and realise don't have the game and block the request from coming. All your games are listen in GC even if they are uninstalled. I wouldn't mind if a request was sent for a game I had uninstalled it may prompt me to re-install it. For games I don't own tho. I don't want to know about it.
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    Man I just stumbled on the this iMore thing y'all some serious gamers. Like I'm just tripping.
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    I'm considering just getting smarter friends. You know, the kind who can look at GC and see what apps you both have installed before inviting you to play.

    I also wish you couldn't get invites from strangers...or do I just not remember who it is who keeps inviting me to play some dumb game that I'll never install?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alli View Post
    I'm considering just getting smarter friends. You know, the kind who can look at GC and see what apps you both have installed before inviting you to play.

    I also wish you couldn't get invites from strangers...or do I just not remember who it is who keeps inviting me to play some dumb game that I'll never install?
    My friends list filled up when Game Center went live. I accepted everyone at that time. I'm a nice guy, what can I say. But I do like having a lot if people to play. Just wish you could reject requests from any app you choose.
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    Ya know, it's funny you say that. When GC first went live, my alert was going off night and day. I accepted everyone. This was in part to René using a screen cap of his GC in a blog article showing my GC profile (thanks, René...not). But at some point, maybe when I got a new iPhone?, I had to log back into GC, and all my contacts there were gone. Or maybe they're the ones from whom I keep getting bizarre requests....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alli View Post
    Ya know, it's funny you say that. When GC first went live, my alert was going off night and day. I accepted everyone. This was in part to René using a screen cap of his GC in a blog article showing my GC profile (thanks, René...not). But at some point, maybe when I got a new iPhone?, I had to log back into GC, and all my contacts there were gone. Or maybe they're the ones from whom I keep getting bizarre requests....
    Sure you logged in under the same account for Game Center?
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    Yupper. Not complaining though!
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    I need some GC people I actually know from forums, chat and fb. ATM I keep getting strange friend req from people with bio's with languages I can't understand.

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    Are you guys getting requests from random people you don't even know? I don't even share my username to others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yell0w View Post
    Are you guys getting requests from random people you don't even know? I don't even share my username to others.

    Sent from my SGH-T999 using Tapatalk 2
    No they are all people I am "friends" with. You can't get challenges from random people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    No they are all people I am "friends" with. You can't get challenges from random people.
    Are you sure? I have been playing what I thought were random players on certain games. The last being basketball Showdown in 'exhibition' mode. Game alerts/challenges to games you don't have...-imageuploadedbytapatalk1362773290.158645.jpg I have no idea who the heck Smok3y30 is...lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    No they are all people I am "friends" with. You can't get challenges from random people.
    They were friend requests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    Are you sure? I have been playing what I thought were random players on certain games. The last being basketball Showdown in 'exhibition' mode. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	28100 I have no idea who the heck Smok3y30 is...lol
    Maybe I should have been more clear. I'm speaking of the challenges a game asks you to send to your friends after you get a high score or such. Not a random game. If you don't have the game you will not get those obviously but the high score challenges you get. Hope that makes more sense?
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    Oh okay. Sorry for the misunderstanding, sir...
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    Oh okay. Sorry for the misunderstanding, sir...
    Did that make sense though? I see how it could be confusing. I was confused for a minute when I read your reply earlier.
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    I'm confused a lot. And that has nothing to do with this thread.

    Why doesn't GC allow you to get rid of friends?
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    I'm new to iphone (this week) but I don't see them changing this. Those challenges are extra incentive for you to buy the game since your friend has it which makes apple more money.
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    I feel the same way. Would like to have a few people who enjoy a good game but that I can trust. Its hard to be a 49 yo woman gamer (casual at best...lol) Let me know if you want to play...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puakia View Post
    I feel the same way. Would like to have a few people who enjoy a good game but that I can trust. Its hard to be a 49 yo woman gamer (casual at best...lol) Let me know if you want to play...
    ​What is it you'd like to play? I still remember when I was 49.
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    I hadn't realized I could access older threads (those I couldn't remember posting to, or how to get back to...lol) until I stumbled on the mailbox area of iMore today. I enjoy Letterpress and am currently playing a game called Kurabi. I don't usually play on Game Center because people are pretty ruthless (interpretation...GOOD) and it is hard to enjoy a game when you are a beginner. I would like to play casual games, first person shooters and the like are not my thing at all. Any suggestions? Thanks for the reply, it is appreciated!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puakia View Post
    I hadn't realized I could access older threads (those I couldn't remember posting to, or how to get back to...lol) until I stumbled on the mailbox area of iMore today. I enjoy Letterpress and am currently playing a game called Kurabi. I don't usually play on Game Center because people are pretty ruthless (interpretation...GOOD) and it is hard to enjoy a game when you are a beginner. I would like to play casual games, first person shooters and the like are not my thing at all. Any suggestions? Thanks for the reply, it is appreciated!
    May I suggest the following games?

    1. Hundreds
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    6. Basketball Showdown
    7. Highway Rider
    8. Fieldrunners 2
    9. Asphalt 7
    0. NinJump Deluxe
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    Thanks! I actually have a number of those and really enjoy them. You were spot on with your suggestions!

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