A content blunder on Google+, the social network from search behemoth Google, has unofficially revealed the firm is considering integrating games into the site, reports next-gen.biz.
Google’s help pages for Google+ have confirmed the potential games stream, which could be a place where results from playing casual games are compiled in a comprehensive list.
Although Google has removed the offending sentence, SlashGear managed to take a screenshot and quote the offending sentence, which states: “If you’re looking for updates shared from games, check out your games stream.”
Gaming, in conjunction with other social media content, is becoming a huge part of marketing strategies for firms looking to get the edge on competition. Google feels the same way, especially it is believed to have covertly invested $100 million to $200 million (£61 million to £122 million) into Farmville creators Zynga in mid-2010.
In addition, other sources have revealed that games will be implemented on Google+; but none have been quite as blatant as the previous blunder.
Indications of the upcoming games area have been buried within code. There were several APIs referred to such as “/_/games/getFriends”, “/_/games/getActivities” and “/_/games/postToStream.”
With the impending addition of gaming to Google+’s roster, the search engine giant looks set to clash horns with Facebook in the social networking market.