Google+ Adds Games, Wisely Segregates Them Into Their Own Corner

One of the most irritating aspects of social networking is the tendency of FarmVille-style game aficionados to inundate their friends with meaningless clutter in the form of game progress updates. Google+ is set to start integrating the addictive cash cows into its own service, but is showing mercy on its users by sticking them under a “games” tab. To be fair, Facebook’s “hide” function also allows you to block game news from your feed.

On the Official Google Blog, the company promises to “make playing games online just as fun, and just as meaningful, as playing in real life.” How Google plans to make farming, city planning and organized crime as fun online as they are in real life remains to be seen.

Angry Birds, Bejeweled Blitz and Sudoku are among the initial wave of available time-wasters.

What social network games do you find worthwhile?

Games in Google+: fun that fits your schedule [Official Google Blog via Joystiq]