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Thought You Escaped Farmville Invites By Switching From Facebook To Google+? Think Again

Google+ is bringing games to the mix. As soon as you are done cursing, and hoping that there is no such thing as “invites” to these games, then we will let you know what to expect. From what their press release is stating, hiding the games and all the junk info that comes with them, is made super easy in Google+. If you do not want to see anything about games, just say so. But once you click on the games tab, then be prepared for a mighty barrage of invites and info about all your loved one’s gaming. 

When you’re ready to play, the Games page is waiting—click the games button at the top of your stream. You can see the latest game updates from your circles, browse the invites you’ve received and check out games that people you know have played recently. The Games page is also where your game accomplishments will appear. So you can comfortably share your latest high score—your circles will only see the updates when they’re interested in playing games too.

If you’re not interested in games, it’s easy to ignore them. Your stream will remain focused on conversations with the people you care about.

Google has some great titles for the launch. Angry Birds, Bejeweled, Dragons of Atlantis, Zynga Poker, and plenty more. What is even more surprising is the lack of Farmville references in their press release. But do not worry, we are sure that it will come soon.

Rejoice, or run for the hills?

Via: Google Blog

  • Anonymous

    If you were trying to escape Farmville, you still have. Google+ is keeping the game stuff separate from everything else. Unless you choose so, you will not be inundated with game updates in your stream.

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  • Travisgary1
    • Josh Martin

      done.

    • Travisgary1

      thanks man,  you know who you are!!!

  • http://mediamonstrosity.com Media Monstrosity

    Google+ looks like it’s shaping up to be very good, and the games don’t look too bad, now could Google just make it available for Google Apps users!

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  • http://twitter.com/shehippie malissa

    *ugh*

  • RW-1

    Swirling swirling swirling …. Down we go …

  • Freygrimrod

    Well it was fun while it lasted time to delete profile….

  • MarMar

    Anyone else have G+ invites left to email me?

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/4ow75ws

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UEK23A35W4Q7K3FZBRWP4BYUBY Antonio Strong

    I just paid $22.85 for an iPad 2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $674 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, CentHub.com

  • http://twitter.com/NovembersDirge The Observer

    Google, forget the games and get my notifications working right on my Tbolt. I get notifications hours later, if i get them at all.

    • Bullet Tooth Tony

      I get mine at approximately 3 am… I learned that the hard way, and it was set to vibrate the first time.

      • Joe

        This is still in beta

  • Peter Bartholomul

    when will this be available?

  • Anonymous

    I will block every single person who sends me these things. Even my own mother. She has facebook for that.

  • Anonymous

    Need a Google+ invite?  Here take one of mine:

    https://plus.google.com/_/notifications/ngemlink?path=%2F%3Fgpinv%3DP-OuiZAQCg8%3AhQ_dCvOFBqA

    Like this so it stays visible.  Feel free to reply to this with your invite link like mine.  If we just do it this way then we won’t have 500 people posting their emails.

    BTW, the games section isn’t visible for me yet.

  • Anonymous

    Run to the hills! Run for your life!!

    This was the one feature that I hated most about Facebook, I never play these stupid games yet I constantly get bombarded by people inviting me to play them. 

    • Peter Bartholomul

      read this article again. It says “If you’re not interested in games, it’s easy to ignore them. Your stream will remain focused on conversations with the people you care about.” which means if you don’t click the games tab at the top it wont effect you in any way. Its not that hard to avoid clicking the games tab

  • Danajdarcy
    • http://twitter.com/jayefef Jose Franco

      you have to be 18.

    • Anonymous

      I know you’re trying to follow the rules and everything but do you really think they’re going to do anything if you’re 17 and they say you have to be 18? eBay says you have to be 18 and I signed up for an account in my early teens, I’m not in jail and nothing bad happened to me :D

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

      My God, grow some balls man.

    • Anonymous

      Well it is attached to your Google account so really can’t just choose an age

    • Peter Bartholomul

      Just wait a few months until you turn 18. Be honest about it. Breaking the rules is bad. jk. idc. do what you want.

  • Ace
  • Ace
    • Anonymous

      done

  • Anonymous

    crap . . . there goes Google+ . . . down the drain.

  • Danajdarcy
    • Anonymous

      sent. enjoy.

  • http://www.agrstech.com Zephaniah

    No one better invite me to games, I hate that crap.

  • Kurt Yaminski

    Is google+ ever going to go public?

  • Anonymous

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • Michael Allis

    According to the way I’m reading the press release, Google+ games invites and updates stay in the Google+ Games area, until you click on it, then you see those invites and updates in your Google+ Games section. It’s not like you’ll have “Someone just kicked a chicken in Farmville!” in your Google+ stream every 10 seconds…

    • http://twitter.com/Tiyjuan John Forrest

      So once you click on the game section, there’s no going back? This is just as scary. 

      • garrett sullivan

        No, think of the main games screen as a Stream just for games. You only see game related information on the “Games” page. What the post clearly says is you only see game related information when you want to game.

        • Michael Allis

          Exactly. Much like everything else in Google+, the things most likely to annoy you are sorted properly so you can ignore them as you please.

    • Anonymous

      I seriously hope it stays that way, I could seriously care less if someone I knew from highschool seven years ago threw a sheep at me or great aunt Sally answered a question about me.

    • Anonymous

      I seriously hope it stays that way, I could seriously care less if someone I knew from highschool seven years ago threw a sheep at me or great aunt Sally answered a question about me.

    • Anonymous

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      Lumiix GF 1 Camera that we got for $ 38.41 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I

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      I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 635 which only cost me $ 61.74

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  • Anonymous

    Wonderful

  • Anonymous

    People dont freak out…you will never see anything game related if you never click that games button…

    • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

      Mhmm, exactly :)

  • Anonymous

    I vote creating add-ons that remove the tab.

  • http://twitter.com/nbeiter14 noah beiter

    NOOO!!!

  • Jeremy Gentry

    really google? one of the main reasons i left facebook in the first place….very disappointing. i would have been ok with the integration of the google marketplace for android, but something new entirely!! :(

  • http://profiles.google.com/karbonkopy9 Timothy Reider

    That’s one way to get booted from my friends list…

  • http://profiles.google.com/karbonkopy9 Timothy Reider

    *double post

  • El El Kool J

    O F*CK NO… unbelievable… 

    Security.. Security!! can you please escort these games off my g+ page.. Thank You!! :P