by Staff Writer
April 8, 2010
Now you don't need to have varying accounts on Plus+, OpenFeint, Crystal, AGON, etc. Apple is bringing their own gaming social network system that provides leaderboards, achievements, matchmaking, and the ability to invite friends. Now those achievement points can mean something with a uniform standard. The entire interface looks great as only Apple could come up with. It's part of the dev preview of OS 4 so look for many developers to make the switch. Apple has their own XBOX Live system, but hopefully it doesn't fall into the same lack of uniformity as xbox's system. Their needs to be a standard, and organization or it will be just as meaningless as xbox live. This is a major announcement not only for iPhone gaming, but mobile gaming in general, and it will be interesting to see how widely it's adopted, and how well it's managed.