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    News - Google Play Games to rival the iOS Game Centre

    Many features are revealed by a new leaked APK teardown.
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    Re: News - Google Play Games to rival the iOS Game Centre

    Thank god for that, developers can finally get rid of bloody annoying leaderboard apps, i.e. OpenFeint and its ilk, that don't work and crash the games they're used in.

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    Re: News - Google Play Games to rival the iOS Game Centre

    Game saves is the main thing i`ve been wanting for ages.

    I went through a phase of changing firmwares every couple of weeks which menat I couldnt really get into any games.

    Also Games like FM handheld will be awesome Play on my phone whilst at work then on tablet when i ge thome

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    Re: News - Google Play Games to rival the iOS Game Centre

    So a new “Play Games” section will appear in the Play Store - with game apps so popular on Android it’s about time.
    I just checked my two most modern Android devices and the "Games" heading is already there. And there's a "Games" subheading on the "Apps" page.

    Also nice to see that the new Play store also seems to be doing more to split up the content into headings, but I'm less than impressed that the search feature still seems to be pretty indiscriminate - e.g. if you're in the "Productivity" section and search for "Galaxy" then you'll still get hits in the other categories - especially "Live Wallpapers" - which can make it darned difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff.

    I'm not into gaming on my android gear in a big way (sudoku's and the occasional tower defence game) but I can see cloud store/sync of game saves being very popular with a lot of people. Shame that Ouya is going to miss out on this, since I can see a positive selling point in being able to start a game on the train home (on your phone) and then continue it after dinner on your TV/Ouya combo.

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    Re: News - Google Play Games to rival the iOS Game Centre

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    So a new “Play Games” section will appear in the Play Store - with game apps so popular on Android it’s about time.
    I just checked my two most modern Android devices and the "Games" heading is already there. And there's a "Games" subheading on the "Apps" page.

    Also nice to see that the new Play store also seems to be doing more to split up the content into headings, but I'm less than impressed that the search feature still seems to be pretty indiscriminate - e.g. if you're in the "Productivity" section and search for "Galaxy" then you'll still get hits in the other categories - especially "Live Wallpapers" - which can make it darned difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff.

    I'm not into gaming on my android gear in a big way (sudoku's and the occasional tower defence game) but I can see cloud store/sync of game saves being very popular with a lot of people. Shame that Ouya is going to miss out on this, since I can see a positive selling point in being able to start a game on the train home (on your phone) and then continue it after dinner on your TV/Ouya combo.
    They're not talking a Games app section, this a Games hub on your Android phone providing functions similar to Live on Xbox.

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    Re: News - Google Play Games to rival the iOS Game Centre

    Quote Originally Posted by YenRug View Post
    They're not talking a Games app section, this a Games hub on your Android phone providing functions similar to Live on Xbox.
    Yes, realise that. Point I was making (badly) is that the move to shift Games from merely a type of app to a full-blown Play "product line" (a la Music, Books, Magazines, etc) is already underway.

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