OpenFeint gaming service closing down December 14

App Store-connected social hub Openfeint isn't going to be around much longer, relinquishing iOS gaming leaderboards to Apple's own offering. Its owner, Gree, picked up the iOS and Android gaming platform back in April 2011 and is now trying to convince developers to bring their titles across to its main social gaming service. The switch-off will occur in mid-December, with "all OpenFeint network calls" being summarily terminated. Gree hopes to transfer willing game devs across to their primary hub in under a week.