The Average Gamer

Daily News – Google+ Games, F1 Online: The Game, MineCom 2011 and Ridge Racer: Unbounded

Woo hoo it’s nearly the weekend. So here is your final dose of this weeks’s gaming news.

Google+ Games:

Google has added games to its Google+ project. Unsurprisingly Angry Birds and Bejeweled are amongst some of the games that you can play right now for free. However, unlike Facebook everything to do with games like notifications and invites are confined to a separate steam so they won’t get in the way of your normal conversations. At the moment Google are in the process of rolling out games to everyone on Google+, so look for a games button at the top of your steam soon.

F1 Online: The Game

Formula 1 is coming to a browser near you during Q1 2012 in the form of Formula 1 Online: The Game. Featuring a top-down view of the racing players will be able create, manage and drive for their own F1 team. You will also get the opportunity to manage the research, commercial, production and race crew side of your team. All 2011 F1 teams, drivers and circuits will be included along with track data and assets from the PC version of F1 2011.

F1 Online - Monaco

MineCon 2011:

The MineCon 2011 website is now live and you can also buy your tickets to the convention. Costing $99 until the 30th Sep 2011 from which the price then rises to $139 the tickets will give you access to:

  • Official Minecraft launch
  • Costume contests
  • Keynote speeches (including one by Notch)
  • Breakout classes with all different Minecraft topics
  • Build contests
  • Exhibits by gaming and Minecraft related companies
  • Commemorative merchandise

MineCon 2011 takes place on the 18th-19th Nov 2011 in the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, USA.

Ridge Racer: Unbounded:

Amongst the host of new stuff to be included in this new Ridge Racer game is the ability for players to create cities to race around. This feature is revealed in this brand new trailer released for Gamescom 2011 which starts next week.

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