One of the aspects of Windows Live Messenger that have evolved with the move from version 8.5 to version 9.0 (2009) is the gaming experience. While not yet released to web, Windows Live Messenger 9.0 (2009)
offers a comprehensive view of its ludic nature, even in the recently launched Beta Refresh build.
In this sense, the gaming experience has been kicked up a notch not only in terms of the new content, designs and capabilities made available to end-users, but also through its close integration with the social networking features of the instant messaging client. In version 9.0 (2009) of Windows Live Messenger, individuals will be bale not only to enjoy streamlined access and discoverability of new games, but also to share game results with friends and see what contacts are playing.
“We’ve made it easier than ever for you to jump into a game with your friends. Simply click on the Games button while chatting with a friend in the new Windows Live Messenger, and select the game you wish to play – an invitation will be sent and you’re off and running! And if you’re looking for something different to play, we’ve made it even easier to discover new favorites by creating a browser that allows you to see what a game looks like before you send an invitation to play,” a member of the Windows Live Messenger team revealed
[IMG=2]Microsoft indicated that, on top of the new games already available, including 3D Tic Tac Toe, Tic-A-Tac Poker, World Championship Diving, and Jigsaw Too Photo Edition, new content would be added on a regular basis. At the same time, the Redmond company emphasized that the gaming experience in Windows Live Messenger 9.0 (2009)
was more personal, as the game browser came in localized versions in correlation with the languages the IM client supported.
“When you’ve finished playing a game, we’ve improved your social experience, by giving you the option to publish your scores directly to your profile. When friends visit your profile, they can see what games you’ve been playing, your scores, and whether you have won or not – and if they click on the game name in the feed, they can learn more about the game and even challenge you to a game! It’s a great way to keep you, your friends, and your family connected and having fun together,” the Windows Live Messenger team representative added.