facebook game notificationThe devil’s in the details, or so the saying goes. For those of you who have spent the better part of your past few years getting social on Facebook while indulging in the many games (time sinkholes, I call them) whether you are at the office in front of a desktop computer, or are on the move and playing with a mobile device, I am quite sure that would have come across some notifications in your Facebook account that comprised of your friends sending you a game request, whether it is for more energy bars, in-game currency or other kinds of goodies. Facebook has decided to make things a wee bit more specific, which is something that should have been done right from the very beginning.

At Game Developers Conference 2014, Facebook announced that developers are now able to customize the language in a request so that gamers will be able to get a better idea on what their friends as asking them to do within a game itself. Basically, the previous notification message might say “Anita sent you a request”, but in the future, things would be a whole lot clearer, in the vein of “Anita asked you for a life.”

This subtle but much appreciated change will allow players to be able to better decide as to whether they want to take action on a particular request, or otherwise. Developers too, will be able to get a better grasp of the situation by gauging which requests perform the best. [Press Release]

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