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[fmc] GREE lays off U.S. staffers ahead of OpenFeint shutdown

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GREE acquired OpenFeint in early 2011 for $104 million; the platform enables developers to integrate social gaming features like leaderboards and challenges into iOS and Android games. GREE will shut off the OpenFeint servers on Dec. 14, migrating users to its own servers and necessitating that developers update their games to remove OpenFeint features.

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http://www.fiercemobilecontent.com/story/gree-lays-us-staffers-ahead-openfeint-shutdown/2012-12-07

It's so sad that this had to happen to OF and it's great devs
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Wait, people actually used OpenFeint?
I felt it was unnecessary as it is just a way to post your highscore or whatever on facebook/etc., or did it do something else?
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Wait, people actually used OpenFeint?
I felt it was unnecessary as it is just a way to post your highscore or whatever on facebook/etc., or did it do something else?
I used it quite intensly :0 There are chats, forums, game news, leaderboards achievements etc.
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Wait, people actually used OpenFeint?
I felt it was unnecessary as it is just a way to post your highscore or whatever on facebook/etc., or did it do something else?

^ I consider it spam on my Nexus 7.
 
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^ I consider it spam on my Nexus 7.

Couldnt agree more.
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Honestly I always turned OpenFeint off for every game that used it, but I always appreciated that they made it really simple to turn off OpenFeint integration.
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