Let's Hope Game Developers Make Console Gaming Really Social

With an expansion of the social networks into every aspect of our lives it was only a matter of time before we saw it starting to integrate into our more conventional gaming. Those who own a Playstation 3 will already know that they can now connect their Playstation Network, (PSN), account to their Facebook account.

Although currently all you can post are your trophies that you've collected from games and your recent Playstation Store purchases, the future may yet hold even more integration as Sony and other console manufacturers open up the Facebook API to games developers. This means that potentially games companies could introduce all many more social elements that interact between your Facebook account and the game. The access to the Facebook API will allow games to push information to your profile and also pull information from it, like images and your friend list, into the game.

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