Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s latest Game Center update is good news for game players and bad news for cheaters. The new update now lets app game developers manage and monitor the top 100 tables, which gives them the authority to spot fakers and delete them.
Game Center works as a social network
The Game Center is essentially a social network for gamers. It’s a lot like Xbox Live in that way. It also features a friend system, achievements, and leaderboards. This gaming network has been around since 2010. Unfortunately, many of the top games have a fair share of cheaters who create fake in-game scores to achieve higher rankings. This undermines the main functions of the Game Center, especially when have a smaller number of top players, making the game leaderboards pretty much unusable.
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Touch Arcade added, “However, one major issue when it comes to leaderboards on Game Center is that they’re extremely easy to hack. Why people cheat just to have some astronomical score put them at the top of a leaderboard is beyond me, but it’s been a big problem for pretty much the entire existence of Game Center. It was a major problem on OpenFeint as well, but not nearly to the extent that it is on Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s online gaming network. Because of this I pretty much relegate my leaderboard activity strictly to people on my friends list, and ignore the global leaderboards, which is a shame.”
Apple has a strong presence in the mobile gaming market
One reason for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s success is that the company is constantly making improvements for the operating system and services. This new update for the Game Center will hopefully give game developers more authority as well as make the overall gaming experience more enjoyable for everyone. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has a strong presence in the mobile gaming market. It’s vital to address problems and create solutions that benefit all gamers.