Forget console: Facebook and OpenSocial are the real future for gaming

stu-col.jpgStuart Dredge writes…

There’s a Facebook group called ‘You can fuck off with your fucking Zombies’ whose title alone sums up the feelings of many people about the emerging Facebook games market. They’re short-lived novelties. They’re only marginally more interactive than the poking feature. They’re annoying as hell.

But y’know what? Facebook’s vampires, pirates and ninjas say more about how gaming will evolve in the next five years than any bloated military-themed Xbox 360 first-person shooter; than any rush-job PS2-to-PSP port; than any so-so mobile game based on a movie.