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Facebook Updates Gaming Features As Google+ Enters Scene

Soon after Google added games to the beta version of its social networking website Google+, rival company Facebook has given a fresh look to the games on its website.

According to Reuters, on Thursday the Palo Alto, California-based company announced a new streamlined way to find and play new games while interacting with friends on Facebook, the top social networking website.

“When you're playing games, you'll now see a separate stream of your friends' game activity, scores and achievements in a ticker. The best way to find new games is through friends, and now you'll have more opportunities to see what they're playing,” the product manager for Facebook’s games and credits division Jared Morgenstern wrote in an official blog post.

Facebook is also giving users the ability to maintain who can see what games they are playing along with games available to other friends.

Interestingly, Facebook has also announced full screen resolution for certain games on Facebook coming within the next few days. The games will include CityVille, Zoo World, and Monster World.

The latest update seems to be a response from Facebook to Google+’s decision to offer games to its users, including Zynga poker and Angry Birds. However, Google+ is offering only 16 games at the moment which is no match for Facebook’s collection of titles at present.