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Is Google Hatching a New Platform for Games?

Google "Wave" could be a new place to play - and develop.

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Google's new tool, Wave, is getting buzz as new way to communicate and collaborate online.   But talk is already brewing about the impact on games

Because Wave will be open source, developers will have an opportunity to create games for the service as well as other applications.   Web games are taking off lately, especially on social networks such as Facebook, where titles from poker to Mafia Wars are hitting big.   Wave games would likely be of a similar ilk, free, fast, and accessible.   The keyword there is "free."  Free2play titles, which you can get for nothing and accessorize for an added premium, are increasingly the "wave" of the future. 

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