Thoughts on the future of Game Center, Open Feint, Plus and Gameloft Live.

Discussion in 'General Game Discussion and Questions' started by arta, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. arta

    arta Well-Known Member

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    What do you think of these online community services? Will one float to the top as an overwhelming favourite like XBL, or will all hang around in a fragmented yet long lasting Appstore community?
     
  2. Osmiral

    Osmiral Well-Known Member

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    I think eventually gamecenter will take over.
     
  3. JCat

    JCat Well-Known Member

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    One place makes the most sense. In GameCenter, I actually look over the statistics for once.
     
  4. dyscode

    dyscode Well-Known Member

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    I thought XBL wasn´t a choice for Xbox users?


    Anyway, I don´t know if the non-GC services have to be paid/ licensed by the developer or something. If so they will die quickly.

    Other than that I think GC has some more way to go before it can become BIG, which it undoubtedly will.
     
  5. dumaz1000

    dumaz1000 Well-Known Member

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    My only issue is that the extremely casual and often times over-simplistic nature of many AppStore games renders meaningless any sense of accomplishment that might otherwise be derived from a person's overall Game Center gamerscore. The notion of Gamer Center achievements feel hallow. As such, I don't have any and don't even care.

    Gameloft Live is the only current service in which I even remotely respect the validity of it's achievement point system.
     
  6. Photics

    Photics Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure how achievements work though. I didn't see any restrictions on how many achievements can be put in a game. Could a developer make a game, put in 100 ridiculously easy achievements, and artificially boost their Game Center standing?

    From the way I understand the PlayStation Network, a game has to be purchased to have achievement. Plus, cheaper games have less achievements. Can a free iOS game have a achievements? If so, how does that give the system any integrity? I could make an Easy Achievements app.

    Press the button to get an achievement. :p
     
  7. JazzFlight

    JazzFlight Well-Known Member

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    I just don't see why Gamecenter doesn't show your Achievement point total.
    These games give you a selection of achievements up to 1000 points, but the points go nowhere until you can see a total across all games...
     

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