What is the technical definition of shovelware?

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2 years ago#11
hellbringher posted...
Shovelware ~ when a shovel is used routinely and starts to show signs of use.


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2 years ago#12
Hungtotheover posted...
Shovelware is a derogatory computer jargon term that refers to software noted more for the quantity of what is included than for the quality or usefulness. - Wikipedia


This is the definition you're looking for.
2 years ago#13
I want to say basic shovelware games are th kind of games that not only have minimum thought out into them but also tend to be the kind that get rehashed far more often then the games we already have rehased.

They would also fit into those games made for little girls too.
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2 years ago#14
Baha05 posted...
I want to say basic shovelware games are th kind of games that not only have minimum thought out into them but also tend to be the kind that get rehashed far more often then the games we already have rehased.

They would also fit into those games made for little girls too.



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2 years ago#15
Shovelware is a derogatory computer jargon term that refers to software noted more for the quantity of what is included than for the quality or usefulness. The term is also used to refer to software that is ported from one computer platform or storage medium to another with little thought given to adapting it for use on the destination platform or medium, resulting in poor quality.

The metaphor implies that the creators showed little care for the original software, as if the new compilation or version had been indiscriminately created/ported with a shovel, without any care shown for the condition of the software on the newly created product. The term "shovelware" is coined with semantic analogy to phrases like shareware and freeware, which describe methods of software distribution. Crapplet is a similar term.
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2 years ago#16
Shovelware are games, software, or apps that were released to market or advertise a certain product unrelated to gaming whether for some quick cash or just for popularity in the media. It could also be the continuation of milking a yearly franchise IP that is no different from the one already released last year or last.


For example games like Avatar, Iron Man II, Hannah Montana, Justin Bieber, MJ's The Experience, High School Musical, every yearly WWE, Madden, and FIFA games.
2 years ago#17
Pretty much stuff that is created with minimum effort for maximum profit.
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