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Google+ Turning Into Facebook?

Authored by: Steven Blum — Aug 12, 2011

Google will be rolling out games on their new social networking site over the coming days, including titles from Angry Birds, Bejweled, Zynga Poker and Bubble Island. Games will get a dedicated button at the top of the screen, which Google thinks will help keep possibly annoying features like game updates and invites from muddying your stream. You'll also be able to share your latest high scores with friends, but only if they're interested in playing the games you're playing.

Google says they want to give users "control over when you see games, how you play them and with whom you share your experiences," thus keeping the platform free from endless Farmville invites and other noise that has become a hallmark of the Facebook experience. Certainly confining games to its own page is a smart choice on Google's behalf, given the fact that it can seem as if games are a bit too integrated into Facebook at times.

A developer's platform has also been launched for those interested in creating Google+ games. Interested parties can take a look here


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Source: Google Blog

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.


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