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    Default Apple Announces "Game Center" Social Gaming Network


    As a part of the iPhone OS 4.0 preview today, Apple announced their new Game Center: a social networking platform for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. With indie networks like OpenFeint and Plus+ growing in popularity, and social gaming taking off on networks like Facebook, Apple is showing another sign that it's serious about gaming on the iPhone OS platform.

    Scott Forstall, Apple's senior vice president of iPhone software, previewed the service at today's event. “We do automatic matchmaking,” he said, highlighting how Game Center would allow gamers to "find others with a similar ability and match them against you." In a nod to one of the more popular features of systems like ngocomo's Plus+ and OpenFeint, Forstall noted how the system would allow gamers to track stats other than high scores or levels: "you can see how you’re progressing in a game with achievements,” he said.

    Mention was made of "50,000 games," which is the total of all games on the iPhone OS platform, not just multiplayer games. The clear implication here is that Apple will be enabling you to link all your gameplay directly to your Game Center account, and enable groups to share leaderboards and achievements for a whole array of games, potentially providing an enormous boost to a range of single- and multi-player titles.

    Game Center will launch with iPhone OS 4.0 this summer, and will be available for iPhone and iPod touch immediately, with the iPad version to be released in the autumn.

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    First! Hahah

    So it's xbox live for your iPhone...sounds....awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    First! Hahah
    So? Are we all happy right now? PLEASE STAY ON THE TOPIC!!!

    I can't wait for this Game Center actually
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    I just hope that they're not planning on charging me to play online...
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    Yeah the whole first thing really pisses me off..like anybody cares you were first.

    But this does sound freakin' sweet!

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    I'm all signed up on this.

    Some one add me, my user name is Sym

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    i think it goes by email symondavis, try to add me: z3r01
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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    First! Hahah

    So it's xbox live for your iPhone...sounds....awesome!
    LAST! WooHoo now this thread can be closed. how about that. DUH!

    i just want OS 4 to be release there are some neat stuff on there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
    i think it goes by email symondavis, try to add me: z3r01
    Sent a request to your gamer tag. Just waiting on you now buddy.

    Fingers crossed that it work.

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    here are some shots


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    maybe a COD game might be a good idea for the iphone, ipod touch and ipad once this is released then?
    and will this game centre let me play with people on a different wifi connection?
    oh and i want a hacker to crack the 4.0 beta so other people can use it. is that possible?
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    ^^ You Sir just made me incredibly excited about apples latest venture into the game world
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    So it's like PSN/Xbox Live? OpenFeint is awesome already.
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    the only reason they made this was to try to take down openfeint and plus+...

    by the way, when will the keynote be posted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyromcr View Post
    by the way, when will the keynote be posted?
    iPhone OS 4 keynote video now online -- Engadget

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    there is already a cod game out for the iphone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moneybanks14 View Post
    there is already a cod game out for the iphone.
    Yup and it actually isn't half bad but it is more expensive than most iPhone games. $9.99+$4.99 for the extra map. A third map will be added in one to two months for an additional $4.99 I think.

    Those that have the beta, can you log into Game Center via wifi and 3G/Edge? Does it remember your log in info like Open Feint or do you have to manually log in each time?
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