Writing for VentureBeat, Dean Takahashi says Facebook’s upcoming Game Dashboard is the social net’s answer to the surging popularity of games on its site, as well as some of the problems that have come with it.  The service is being pitched primarily as a way to introduce ease-of-use features for players such as finding games, managing the ones they’re playing and controlling the way they receive information such as in-game ads.  Facebook is also considering introducing universal currency for use in all games on its social net.  Takahashi breaks down Facebook’s aims with Game Dashboard as well as an Application Dashboard for non-game content, and looks at why some of the planned features have game makers and other third parties waiting nervously.

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