Tag Archives: twitter
Tue, Nov 24, 2009 | 15:06 GMT
Just Add Water’s Gravity Crash is out on PSN today, and to celebrate, the UK dev’s giving away one single, awesome copy on Twitter. Don’t say Sony doesn’t do anything for you.
Want it? The code’s going to be given away on Twitter at 5pm GMT. All you have to do is follow @jawltd and be first in input the code when it goes live. Doddle.
More detail here. If you don’t win, you should just buy it. It’s wicked, and costs £6.29. Like, dur.
Tue, Nov 24, 2009 | 07:39 GMT
Microsoft has told CNET that at least 2 million Xbox Live users logged into Facebook through Xbox 360 in the week since the two services were integrated, and that half a million Last.fm accounts were created in the first 24 hours of availability.
No figures have been released on Twitter use through 360, but according to a rep, there have been “tweets from nearly every market where we have Xbox Live.”
A tenth of all Live users have accessed Facebook through 360 in a week? Amazing scenes.
All through there.
Tue, Nov 17, 2009 | 12:48 GMT
After the break. It’s basically Twitter, without loads of the normal functions, on your TV. Christmas may only come once a year, but for you, friend, it’s early in 2009.
Guess what the video’s sample tweet is?
Microsoft released Facebook, Zune Video, Twitter and Last.FM for Live earlier today.
Tue, Nov 17, 2009 | 10:45 GMT
Nelson’s confirmed that Facebook, Zune Video, Twitter and Last.FM are now available on 360.
Facebook and Twitter should appear automatically on your dashboard in the new My Community channel. Zune Video is in the Video Channel and Last.FM should now be found under the Music Channel.
Get ready for 50 billion Tweets saying, “Tweeting from my 360.” A great day to look forward to.
Mon, Nov 16, 2009 | 21:17 GMT
According to Mr Nelson, tomorrow‘s Twitter, Last.fm and Facebook 360 update won’t be an update at all: it’s all going to happen by magic.
“When we turn on the new features tomorrow they’ll just appear! No need for a system update,” said the exec.
That’s just freakin’ freaky, man. Now, if only Microsoft could master the sorcery involved in allowing people to open Twitpics and links from 360′s version of Twitter, we’d all be spellbound.
Mon, Nov 16, 2009 | 19:51 GMT
As if you need any reminding, Microsoft has released a press release which details the big dashboard update for the Xbox 360 tomorrow.
Facebook, Twitter, Last FM and Zune Marketplace are all coming to the 360 tomorrow. Go play about with them from tomorrow morning.
The PR itself is after the jump.
Thu, Nov 12, 2009 | 17:43 GMT
Did you see that date? Our eyes weren’t playing tricks on us back in October after all now, were they?
Xbox Live general manager, Marc Whitten, has confirmed to FastCompany that the dashboard update which includes Facebook, Twitter, and Last.FM will go live on Tuesday, November 17, which means come next week – you’ll be able to convert Facebook friends to Xbox Live contacts.
“We look at things like Facebook and Twitter as amazing social experiences, but also entertainment,” said Whitten. “We didn’t want to copy and paste from the PC.
“It’s going to be great for current users, but it’s also great for new users who can see who is on Facebook and get their first 30 friends on Live.”
The date is pretty fitting since it’s a MASSIVE day in game releases: Assassin’s Creed II, Left 4 Dead 2, God War War Collection, AssCreed DS & PSP Bundle, LBP PSP, The Sims 3 expansion World Adventures, RE: Darkside Chronicles, Toy Hawk: RIDE, Lego Indy 2, etc.
Maybe November 17 should be declared an international gaming holiday, because you know nobody will go into work that day.
Fri, Nov 06, 2009 | 19:26 GMT
Looks like Xbox 360 users under the age of 18 cannot use Twitter on Xbox 360.
Apparently, this goes for the whole Dashboard update that includes Last.Fm and Facebook as well, until parental controls allow it.
Here’s the official word from the Major himself:
As some of you might be aware, those under the age of 18 are not able to access Twitter, Facebook and Last.fm in our public preview. I want to you let you know that this will remain the case when it launches to the world soon. We made this decision because as it stands now, parents aren’t able to use Family Settings to customize which of these applications their children can access. In order to offer an age-appropriate environment for everyone, we decided to turn off these applications for those Gold members under the age of 18.
As expected, this has been a hot topic with the preview users. We want to make sure everyone was aware, however, that the development team is working on an update that gives parents the choice of which social applications their children can access. This means that Xbox LIVE members between the ages of 13 and 17 will be able to use Facebook, Twitter and Last.fm as long as their parents approve. The team hope to roll this out several weeks after launch and I will update you on the exact date as it gets closer.
Wed, Nov 04, 2009 | 20:24 GMT
Robert Bowling has explained to Develop that Twitter was a very important tool in creating Modern Warfare 2.
Not only was it used as a sounding board for ideas to be submitted to the community, but also used as a direct line to the customer and press alike.
“I try to be very transparent on Twitter with the game development and what’s going on with us. I communicate with our Twitter followers the same way I’d communicate with my office buddies,” he told the site. “So if something happens I just throw it out there and opinions come in and we converse.
“Also during development, if we are sitting in a design meeting and we are arguing about something, no matter what it is I can just turn to what is now 60,000 [now 66,308] people and post the same question.
“‘Do we think will players like this?’ well why don’t we ask 60,000 of them and get a good representation of what we think they may like. Twitter has been fantastic throughout development, and I would recommend many, many more people adapted that into their design schedule.
“We listen to all of it. And then you have to filter out what fits within our design philosophy and what doesn’t. Some suggestions are really good but they’re just not good for our game. But some of that stuff can be inspirational. So maybe this exact feature they’re suggesting doesn’t work for Call of Duty, but maybe the end result they’re looking to get out of it, maybe that does. And some ideas go in directly, and some are used for inspiration.
“It is why I started the Twitter account in the first place. I have direct line to our audience and the press. Many editors will follow me, and they can direct message me and I can clarify things. There is no middleman. We are responsible for what we say and what we do, and we can be held accountable for our successes and failures.”
Loads more through the link.
Thu, Oct 22, 2009 | 04:33 BST
Microsoft’s Major Nelson has sent word (via Twitter, naturally) that invites for the New Social Networking Experience preview program will be along shortly.
“The preview schedule: We close sign ups later today and (if all goes well) send first wave of notification emails Friday,” he said.
And that’s all he wrote.
Mon, Oct 19, 2009 | 18:34 BST
Kotaku’s posted up three videos of the forthcoming Twitter 360 update being put through its paces. Watch them all after the break.
There’s a movie there of Twitter and Facebook being used, one of Last.fm being trialled and another of stuff that didn’t work properly. Like 1080p streaming.
The update’s happening next month.
Wed, Oct 14, 2009 | 22:39 BST
Microsoft has announced that you can now sign-up for the Xbox Live Update Preview program.
It’s to preview features such as Zune, Facebook and Twitter.
To get in on the fun, you have to sign-up with Microsoft Connect and fill in the appropriate information.
It’s open to all Xbox Live Members in regions where it’s available whether they be Gold or Silver members, but priority will be given to Goldens.
Once the Xbox team reviews all of the applications, if you’re selected, you’ll be sent an email notifying you of your acceptance in the program.
Loads more information can be found via the Major.
Mon, Oct 12, 2009 | 16:11 BST
Well, isn’t this a surprise.
Microsoft has removed all trace of the November 17 date that was on the Xbox website over the weekend for Facebook, Twitter and Last.fm.
The website now just lists autumn 2009 for the update.
We’ll email Microsoft about this for comment.
Sun, Oct 11, 2009 | 19:46 BST
Microsoft has announced that its Facebook, Twitter, and Last.Fm update for Xbox Live will launch November 17 in the UK.
This was spotted on the UK Xbox website.
The public Beta is still slated for gold members during the middle of October.
No word on if the US is getting the services the same day or not, but we’ll send MS a mail so that come Monday, it’ll be waiting for them in their in-box.
Wed, Oct 07, 2009 | 19:23 BST
Joystiq has posted a video demoing Twitter, Facebook, and Last.Fm for Xbox Live.
The vid was taken during the Microsoft Open House event yesterday, where the fall Xbox Dashboard Update was previewed.
Go on and watch past the break.
Tue, Oct 06, 2009 | 21:21 BST
Microsoft announced during its Open House event today in NYC that a public Beta for Facebook, Twitter and Last.FM integration on XBL will launch later in the month.
Jennifer Puzio-Brookes, entertainment manager for Xbox, revealed the update during a behind-closed-doors session, stating the Beta will land during the “middle-towards-the-end of October.”
Invites to certain members of XBL will be handed out along with early access to the new features for members of the press.
More through MTV Multiplayer.
Tue, Sep 29, 2009 | 08:01 BST
You may well have been swamped with Twitter updates from journalists playing Uncharted 2 pre-release. You may have found it annoying to receive a tweet every time people finish a chapter. Naughty Dog clearly think so too: it’s canned the feature.
Said dev boss Evan Wells on the PS Blog:
We’ve seen some concern about the frequency of updates for those choosing to use UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves‘ Twitter support. Some reviewers have had early access to the game and selected the option to update their Twitter accounts as they completed each chapter of the game. This has resulted in some Twitter feeds being updated multiple times an hour. We obviously want to provide the best experience for everybody, so for the time being we’ve disabled Twitter updates on chapter completions. The option will still exist in the menus when the game ships on 10/13, but if activated, it will do nothing.
The feature’s going to be reinstalled at a later date with frequency limits. We’re saying nothing. Full thing through the link.
Wed, Sep 23, 2009 | 10:51 BST
Nelson just confirmed that Xbox 360′s firmware will be upgraded today in preparation for the inclusion of Facebook, Twitter and Last.fm functionality.
“Sometime over the next few hours when you sign in to Xbox LIVE you’ll receive a prompt to accept this mandatory update,” said the exec.
“If you are signed into LIVE already, you may be signed out and asked to accept the update and you’ll be back online in a few moments.”
No features are included in the update. Thanks, TheDutchSlayer.
Update: There are reports of not being able to connect to Live after updating. Super Nelson’s fixing that shit, yo. Thanks evilashchris, Blerk.
Update 2: Sorted.
Thu, Sep 17, 2009 | 11:37 BST
As reported by TheBBPS, Uncharted 2 features a host of Twitter integration options, allowing the game to automatically tweet when you earn Trophies, reach level milestones, and so on.
There’s a bunch of pictures of it all working over there.
Pretty cool. The game’s out on October 15 in North America, with a UK date still pending.
Fri, Sep 04, 2009 | 18:30 BST
Bizarre Creations has announced Twitter support for its racer Blur.
The news was confirmed during PAX today by Joystiq.
No word on whether Twitter in the game will be integrated with Twitter on 360 this fall, but we sent a mail to see if we can find out more.
Hit the link for the rest.