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Game Center for iPhone hands-on (photos)

Apple's new social-gaming hub has hit the iPhone, and we gave it an early hands-on.

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Game Center for iPhone hands-on

The individual game pages for Game Center-compatible games offer clean links for achievements, high scores, and play invites where applicable.
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Game Center for iPhone hands-on

Each user's profile page greets them first when launching Game Center. There's also room for a status update, but no picture, avatar, or deeper profile support yet.
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Game Center for iPhone hands-on

Achievements are very reminiscent of the experience on Xbox Live. Pregenerated lists of achievements are given relative scores and unlock with play as badges of honor.
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Game Center for iPhone hands-on

The list of Game Center-compatible titles is currently short, but it's bound to get larger very soon.
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Game Center for iPhone hands-on

Thankfully, Apple links to a mobile App Store listing of Game Center-ready games, updated as the list grows.

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