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OpenFeint launches GameFeed for mobile gamers

It looks a lot like Facebook for gamers and the users will get the option to opt in, which means they won't have to use the feature if they don't want to.

OpenFeint, a mobile social gaming platform, has launched a newsfeed sort of a service, which is named as GameFeed that will tease the gamers with the accomplishments of their fellow gamers.

GameFeed will post running leaderboards for all to see and will allow gamers using different mobile platforms to compete against one another.

“We believe mobile games should connect people, whether they’re living in distant corners of the planet or using completely different mobile operating systems,” said Jason Citron, founder and chief executive officer of OpenFeint.

“GameFeed connects people by taking a simple act, like finishing a level or posting a high score, and turning it into a meaningful, cross platform shared experience.”

Users will have the option of opting in to the Gamefeed which means it won’t be forced down their throat if they don’t want it. Depending on the choice of games being played by the users, GameFeed will also suggest new friends, and games to them.

“GameFeed will help form and strengthen relationships on the network &#151 connecting and gamers in ways that make playing games far more engaging,” said Citron.

Apple’s iOS has something similar in its portfolio which is called Game Center &#151 attractive but underutilised. This is also used by developers to tell other users about their friends or competitors’ scores in a game. With the introduction of iOS 5, there will be support for turn based games, with push notifications for the opponents when it’s their turn to play.

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