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iPhone OS 4.0: Game Center – Apple’s own Xbox Live

Some breaking news from Apple’s event now, as the company has just unveiled ‘Game Center’, a new platform for the iphone OS 4.0 which Apple are calling a social gaming network.

As reported from Cnet, the service seems to be a direct response to Microsoft’s recent integration for Xbox Live within Windows Phone 7.

Apple Game Center will be available before the end of the year and features online leaderboards, match-making for online multiplayer, the ability to invite your friends and best of all – ACHIEVEMENTS.

Yes you heard it correctly. Apple will be providing their own form of achievements on the iPhone / iPad, so they will be going head-to-head with PS3 Trophies and Microsoft’s own achievements system.

It is fair to say that not a lot of people expected this. Let us know your thoughts on the features of Game Center. Apple did not go into specifics on this, but we’ll inform you when they do.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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