Wednesday, September 1, 2010

1.5 billion iPhone 'games' sold, Game Center launches next week

Apple claims iPod Touch is "number one gaming platform in world"; online multiplayer gaming service goes live next week with leaderboards, matchmaking, and achievements.

At an event in April, Apple unveiled the iPhone Game Center, which was billed as "a social network for gaming," one that operates in a fashion similar to Microsoft's Xbox Live platform for the Xbox 360. Apple CEO Steve Jobs promised the service will offer portable gamers matchmaking services, friends lists, leaderboards, achievements, and a singular gamer name for use across all titles. 

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