Could Facebook 'Discovery Stories' leave new gamers in the dark?

Facebook Gaming Change requires more friends for games to be noticed
Facebook Gaming Change requires more friends for games to be noticed


After the news of the Facebook changes broke on September 21
, we have some questions as to what the changes could mean for social gamers' ability to find new games and for the growth of the genre. In short, it's going to be a helluva lot harder for Facebook users to discover new games and for new gamers to be found as a result of one particular change Facebook Games product manager Jared Morgenstern calls "Discovery Stories."

According to Morgenstern, "People who do not play games will only see stories when a particular game is added by a group of friends, instead of ongoing News Feed stories. These dedicated stories will show which friends are playing a game, making it easy to join them. For example, instead of the typical story saying that someone just bought a new item, it could say "Dave, Jonny and 3 other friends" just started playing a game."

More on what this change could mean for new and experienced gamers alike after the break.


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