IGN's Casamassina now Apple's global editorial games manager

Apple has taken an important step toward helping us make sense of the bajillions of games on the iPhone App Store, by hiring a new global editorial games manager -- and it's someone you might be familiar with. IGN's "Editor-at-Large" Matt Casamassina, who wrote Nintendo coverage for most of his tenure with the site, announced his departure from IGN, and his new title at Apple, yesterday on his blog.

"In a nutshell, I will be leading the charge for games on the App Store," Casamassina explained," 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." Perhaps editorial oversight will help developers get attention for their games without relying on brand identity or a 99-cent price.
[Thanks, David]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.