Facebook new Gaming platform features are following:
The Game Ticker: This new gaming platform converts the right hand chat column in to a news feed which shows the activity of your friends who are playing games. The column shows what games are being played and by who. It also shows scores and achievements. The ticker makes it possible to join a game with a friend and essentially, makes gaming a little more social.
Facebook also has created an expanded screen mode which allows the game to take up more space on the screen rather than being confined between two sidebars.
A bookmarking tool has also been made which lets users easily track which games they are playing and lets users also quickly load up a game from the bookmark area.
Facebook has decided to launch when it did due to the launch that Google+ made just hours before. Facebook obviously wants to keep users on its site rather than be tempted away to other alternative options.