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I don't have a Facebook account. Guess that means I get to dust off the old C-64.
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Wish them massive failure.
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Next up: facebook is about to take on the car industry. tongue.gif
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Jack of all trades - master of none, with the exception of data mining the idiotic. 

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Platform? New OS? Nah.
Again yet another folder browser with advertisements and payment options.

Steam was OK because it offered the much needed digital distribution and payment when there was not much any.
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Two years ago I would have said that the Facebook name/brand would have worked against itself in the gaming arena. I now realize that a big chunk of gamers are just as into the social media aspect of gaming as they are the gaming part. The fact that things like twitch are able to exist shows that Facebook stands a very good chance. Social media is here and very relative to gaming, no matter how much I hate to admit it, the social media aspect of PC Gaming appears to be feeding pc gamings growth.

I don't think a Facebook gaming service would steal any old school users away from Steam but I doubt they would even try to since we are becoming less and less relevant to the market.
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What if they team up with Sony and Microsoft as well and you buy a game via facebook and login in any platform and play that game anytime???


Unlikely but the world never ceases to amaze me.
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What's that the trumpets sounding for Facebook's apocalypse! applaud.gifband.gifapplaud.gif This sounds like the worst idea that FB can have IMHO. Sure they have billions of users but what percentage of them are PC gamers, then what percentage of the FB using PC gamers would be interested in using their games client? Talk about grasping for straws!? laugher.gif The only thing I see this endeavor being for FB is a huge money pit. In an ideal world this would completely bring them down but FB has way too much money to realistically hope for that. One can wish though... coolsmiley03.png
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Silicon Valley: Changing the world one advertising sale at a time... rolleyes.gif
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What's that the trumpets sounding for Facebook's apocalypse! applaud.gifband.gifapplaud.gif This sounds like the worst idea that FB can have IMHO. Sure they have billions of users but what percentage of them are PC gamers, then what percentage of the FB using PC gamers would be interested in using their games client? Talk about grasping for straws!? laugher.gif The only thing I see this endeavor being for FB is a huge money pit. In an ideal world this would completely bring them down but FB has way too much money to realistically hope for that. One can wish though... coolsmiley03.png

Quite a few people already use FB like a game service, maybe even more than Steam (farmville or bubble witch anyone?). Streamers on Twitch want you to like them on Facebook.... why not just stream from Facebook. Want people to donate to your Twitch channel, Facebook has a service for that as well.

I could be off the mark on this, maybe it's because I don't see any difference between using Twitch and using Facebook. Both are just social media sites.
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