Try our new beta!Click here
Submitted by FuzzyPixels 1200d ago | news

Criterion: "There's Nothing Social About A Facebook Game"

Dealspwn: "Criterion's Matt Webster has slammed the fashion in which Facebook games are often referred to as "social games", suggesting that there' absolutely nothing social about a game "spamming" one's feed and constantly badgering you to tell your mates about it. We caught up with Webster last week to chat about the ever-expanding range of socially connected features being merged into the imminent Need For Speed: Most Wanted via Autolog, and he delivered a damning indictment of the current scene of social games, arguing that what Criterion are doing is far more true to the concept of "social gaming" than anything one might find on Facebook." (Casual games, Industry, PC)

SpiralTear  +   1200d ago
"...a Facebook game spamming my feed..."

"A pop up tells me someone has beaten my time..."

I get what Webster is saying (I'd much rather play a game like Need for Speed than a Facebook game), but those two phrases sound awfully similar.
Saturne3  +   1200d ago
Not to be a facebook fanboy or anything but actually facebook games make social relationships quite more interesting online.
#2 (Edited 1200d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(9) | Report | Reply
live2play  +   1200d ago
not to be a dedicated gaming machine fanboy or anything but actually online console games make social relationships quite more interesting online
Saturne3  +   1200d ago
lol the disagrees pretty much say everything i already know
#2.2 (Edited 1200d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

Protoshift Review | Bit Cultures

8m ago - Jovan from Bit Cultures writes: "Protoshift is a dynamic maze game developed by Reflextions, and... | PC

Is Buying Help with MMO Gaming Right or Wrong

8m ago - A whole another level of the market has opened up as people are willing to pay a higher price to... | Industry

Be the first to know the Release Date for PlayStation VR

Now - All N4G members who track PlayStation VR through will get 10% off on all PSVR launch titles! | Promoted post

Amazon Video Game Deals of the Week: Deal Match Edition!

9m ago - Gamerdeals: "2016 kicks off with video game deals and sales on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, PC, Xbox 36... | Nintendo DS

Star Ocean 5 details and screenshots: spaceship, battle system

10m ago - Square Enix has released new details and screenshots of Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness d... | PS3

Tiny Hatsune Miku Robot Sings And Dances But Never Kills

11m ago - Kotaku: To be honest that last bit is just a guess, but I’m 90 percent sure. | Culture