Facebook Should Worry About Google+ Games

Social network to offer Angry Birds, Sudoku, more
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2011 10:47 AM CDT

(Newser) – With 25 million users, Google+ is still far behind Facebook's 750 million, but yesterday Google introduced a powerful new addition that could quickly make it a more formidable social networking threat: games. There's no FarmVille or CityVille—two of the most popular games that are exclusive to Facebook—but Google+ does offer other popular choices including Angry Birds and Bejeweled Blitz, notes TechCrunch.

But Facebook is far from complacent, announcing improvements to its own games including a larger screen and a ticker that tracks friends' gaming results, PC Magazine reports. Facebook is even imitating what was quickly called Google+'s biggest advantage, the ability to control who can see your gaming. "Games in Google+ should scare Facebook," declares the Atlantic, which notes that Google could also provide a better environment for game developers.

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