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Facebook talks up new virtual games stadium

Facebook talks up new virtual games stadium - Facebook has another intuitive center point for games fans to group up amid the defining moment.
Screen shots of the new Facebook Sports Stadium feature

Facebook Sports Stadium, accessible now on the iPhone application and due inside of the Facebook Web application by the Super Bowl, is a virtual live games data community for talking about games and getting ongoing redesigns.

"You can take after the activity as the diversion develops with a live play-by-play, and even like, remark, and share individual plays," says Facebook item director Steve Kafka in a blog entry on Facebook's website. "You can likewise get up to speed rapidly with live scores and the most examined plays. It's a second-screen encounter that we trust improves watching the show even."

Facebook has around 650 million games fans and numerous "as of now swing to Facebook to celebrate, empathize, and talk rubbish with their companions and different fans," Kafka said. The Sports Stadium "is a spot dedicated to games so you can get the inclination you're watching the diversion with your companions notwithstanding when you aren't as one," he said.

At first, the Sports Stadium will just tee up NFL recreations with the AFC and NFC title diversions this Sunday and the Super Bowl, coming up on Feb. 7. In any case, global scope of ball, soccer and different games is arranged. A rendition for Android gadgets is likewise underway.

"Games are inalienably social, and significant occasions like the World Cup, Super Bowl and NBA Finals drive gigantic social discussion on Facebook today," said Dan Reed, Facebook's Head of Global Sports Partnerships, in an email meeting. "We've brought every one of your companions into one committed space, alongside the greater part of the best amusement related substance from crosswise over Facebook, to make a remarkably social, connecting with and educational constant second screen experience for each significant game over the globe."

Highlights incorporate recordings and a live scoreboard and diversion clock, measurements and scoring synopses and the capacity to like, remark and share each play. A Friends tab gives you a chance to see what your buddies are saying in regards to the diversion; an Experts tab will have posts from examiners, competitors and others.

The naturally social nature of games as of now drives fans to Facebook, which had 350 million clients unite on the interpersonal organization amid the World Cup, Reed says. "The Facebook Sports Stadium is intended to further upgrade this second screen experience on Facebook by giving games fans the inclination they're watching the diversion with their companions progressively, notwithstanding when they're not together," he said. "It's an incredible approach to stay associated with the diversion and the discussion regardless of where you are."