Gaming on the iPhone is big — really, really big. We’ve published posts that talked about how big Apple’s smartphone is compared to portable console titans like Nintendo and Sony. With OS 4.0 gaming is set to get even bigger, with the iPhone’s own proprietary version of Xbox Live — complete with matchmaking, achievements, and […]
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iPhone 4.0 features its own gaming network…

Gaming on the iPhone is big — really, really big. We’ve published posts that talked about how big Apple’s smartphone is compared to portable console titans like Nintendo and Sony. With OS 4.0 gaming is set to get even bigger, with the iPhone’s own proprietary version of Xbox Live — complete with matchmaking, achievements, and leaderboards.

That’s all very impressive, but I’m wondering about what is going to happen to all of the current, established gaming networks: what’s going to happen to the Plus+ network, AGON, and others? Did they receive any news about this network beforehand?

In the end this is probably best for the platform as a whole, but I can see some avid iPhone gamers being disappointed by a forced switch to an official iPhone network and leaving all previous accomplishments and global scoreboard positions behind.

There doesn’t seem to be anything about what this whole network is called, though. Are they really going to leave it as “social gaming network”? Update: the service is called Game Center (via TouchArcade)

[via Engadget — boy, I’m typing that a lot today]

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