Google Play Games Just Made Android Gaming Awesome(r)

By Eric Limer on at

Gaming on Android just got a way more legit. Google's just announced its new "Play Games" app and service which comes with a whole bunch of features from achievements to leaderboards, and even cloud saves.

Any serious gaming platform nowadays has its own social network to build on, and Google's not to be left out. Your Play Games identity will be managed by -- you guessed it — Google+, but that'll bring a whole bunch of social features to the table. The new app includes an achievement system, saves that sync between devices linked to your account, and leaderboards in both "global" and "friends only" flavours. Basically, everything you'd expect to find rolled into a console gaming experience, for this generation anyway.

Of course, these features will only apply to Play-powered games, which will be tagged with a little controller-shaped badge for your identification convenience.

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