When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Here’s how it works

Home / News / Google+ games goes live

Google+ games goes live

... and Facebook counterstrikes with The Game Ticker

Give us a week and our Sudoko “game accomplishments” will be through the roof. How will you know? Everyone in our Google+ Circles will hear about it. Sixteen games burst onto the accounts of some Google+ members yesterday with the Google blog confirming that the feature will be rolled out over the coming weeks.

The Games page lets you see game updates, invites and high scores from your Circles as well what other people have played recently. If you could do without another time-sapper, the zombies, dragons, monsters and enraged feathered friends (yes, Angry Birds is making its debut too) will stay firmly locked in their games cage without popping up and disturbing you.

Facebook obviously wasn’t in the mood to play nice, choosing today to announce its own new social gaming feed. The Game Ticker, incidentally, lets you see game updates, invites, high scores and what games your friends are playing. So things are looking up for obsessive social gamers – if no-one’s playing on Facebook, just head over to Google+. You’ll find us scratching our heads over a Sudoko grid.


Google Plus review

Angry Birds invade Facebook

10 of the best handheld games ever

Profile image of Craig Grannell Craig Grannell Contributor


I’m a regular contributor to Stuff magazine and Stuff.tv, covering apps, games, Apple kit, Android, Lego, retro gaming and other interesting oddities. I also pen opinion pieces when the editor lets me, getting all serious about accessibility and predicting when sentient AI smart cookware will take over the world, in a terrifying mix of Bake Off and Terminator.

Areas of expertise

Mobile apps and games, Macs, iOS and tvOS devices, Android, retro games, crowdfunding, design, how to fight off an enraged smart saucepan with a massive stick.

Enable referrer and click cookie to search for eefc48a8bf715c1b 20231024b972d108 [] 2.7.22