Google+ Is Getting A Games Section Launches With Angry Birds, Zynga Poker, Dragon Age Legends And Sudoku


Google has made the inevitable announcement Google+ is getting a Games section. There have been plenty or rumors about this and the feature was pretty much a given, but Google has only now made it official.

It's rolling out the Games section of Google+ to all users gradually but it may be a few days at least until you see the Games button next to the Circles one on Google+.

Google+ head Vic Gundotra writes : "Today we’re adding games to Google+. With the Google+ project, we want to bring the nuance and richness of real-life sharing to the web. But sharing is about more than just conversations" .

He explained : "The experiences we have together are just as important to our relationships. We want to make playing games online just as fun and just as meaningful as playing in real life" .

Google+ Games is launching with only a few games from handpicked developers but you'll see some very popular titles in there including Angry Birds, Zynga Poker, Bejeweled, Dragon Age Legends and classics such as Sudoku.

Google will add more games in time and will allow more developers to publish them, but it will be a gradual roll out.

The company is also taking a few lessons learned the hard way by Facebook and applying them to the Games section.

All notifications achievements shares and everything else related to games are only available in the Games tab regardless of where they come from your friends or the games themselves.

Nothing gets into your main stream so it's easy to just ignore the entire thing until or unless you decide you want to play something yourself.

Sharing and the social aspect of games is still important you'll be able to share your high scores and get invites from your friends but everything is contained within the section.

Google+ Games is not available to all users yet but Google says it's rolling out soon. And if the game selection is not enough more are coming keep in mind that the entire Google+ is only six weeks old.


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