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  • Thursday shorts - part deux: Christian videogame explosion, Yakuza 4 locations, PS Twitter

    As if one Thursday shorts post wasn’t enough for you, we now offer you the sequel. Read on about Left Behind games and Sony offering customer service through Twitter.

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  • Echo Bazaar gets lovey-dovey with ten day event

    Award-winning browser game Echo Bazaar is celebrating the upcoming Valentine’s Day in style, so instead of expensive fancy dinners in the real world (or muffled crying on the couch), why not attend the Feast of the Exceptional Rose and dance your cares away with a devil?

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  • Sony Russia: Bioware's VGA reveal to be Mass Effect 3

    It’s Mass Effect 3, says Sony Russia. Apparently.

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  • Guerrilla giving away 300 Killzone 3 codes to random Twitter users

    Feeling lucky today? Want in to the Killzone 3 beta? Today might be your day, boy.

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  • Warriors of Rock is the first Wii game with social networking support

    Joe Fisher, producer at Vicarious Visions, has said Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock will be the first title on Wii offering Twitter and Facebook support.

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  • 10 million Live members use Twitter, Facebook, more

    According to a Microsoft PR, over 10 million Xbox Live users have used Twitter, Facebook, last.fm, Zune Marketplace and Sky Player. That’s over half of the now confirmed 20 million users that populate Xbox Live.

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  • Kids can now use Facebook and Twitter through XBL

    Minors outside the US can now use Facebook and Twitter via Xbox Live, according to The Major. Microsoft has released an update allowing the use of the services, as long as parental permission’s given. The system has to be set in a way afterward, though, so parents won’t have to worry about punching in a […]

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  • JAW giving away free Gravity Crash today

    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 […]

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  • 2 million log into Facebook through Xbox 360

    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 […]

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  • The official "what Twitter looks like on Xbox 360" video released

    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.

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  • Twitter, Facebook and Last.fm 360 go live

    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 […]

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  • Nelson: 360 soc media updates will "just appear" tomorrow

    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 […]

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  • Reminder - Twitter, Last FM, Facebook coming to Xbox 360 tomorrow

    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.

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  • 360 Facebook, Twitter, Last.FM to launch next week on November 17

    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 […]

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  • Minors can't use Twitter on Xbox 360, says the Major

    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 […]

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  • Infinity Ward used Twitter to help develop Modern Warfare 2

    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 […]

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  • Twitter/Facebook/Last.fm XBL preview invites going out Friday

    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.

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  • 360 Twitter, Facebook update demoed in video

    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.

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  • Preview Program: Microsoft taking sign-ups for Facebook, Twitter, Zune

    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 […]

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  • Microsoft removes November 17 date for Facebook/Twitter on XBL

    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. Oh, by the way, before we forget: we’re on […]

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  • Twitter, Facebook and Last.fm 360 go live

    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 […]

  • Nelson: 360 soc media updates will “just appear” tomorrow

    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 […]

  • Reminder – Twitter, Last FM, Facebook coming to Xbox 360 tomorrow

    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.

  • 360 Facebook, Twitter, Last.FM to launch next week on November 17

    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 […]

  • Minors can’t use Twitter on Xbox 360, says the Major

    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 […]

  • Infinity Ward used Twitter to help develop Modern Warfare 2

    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/Facebook/Last.fm XBL preview invites going out Friday

    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.

  • 360 Twitter, Facebook update demoed in video

    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.

  • Preview Program: Microsoft taking sign-ups for Facebook, Twitter, Zune

    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 […]

  • Microsoft removes November 17 date for Facebook/Twitter on XBL

    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. Oh, by the way, before we forget: we’re on […]

  • Facebook and Twitter go live on XBL Nov 17 in the UK

    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 […]

  • Video demos XBL dashboard Tweeting, Facebook and Last.FM

    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.

  • Microsoft: Facebook and Last.FM public Beta coming this month

    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 […]

  • Uncharted 2 chapter completion Twitter updates canned

    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 […]

  • 360 system update today in prep for Twitter and Facebook [Update]

    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 […]

  • Uncharted 2 packs Twitter integration

    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 […]

  • PAX 2009: Twitter support confirmed for Blur

    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.

  • Confirmed: Facebook and Twitter “free trial period” for 360 Silver members

    Microsoft’s cleared up yesterday’s tooing-and-froing on whether or not Facebook and Twitter will only be available to Gold Live members. In short, Silver member will get the soc media networks, but only for a “trial period”. The platform holder told VG247 in a statement this morning: Facebook and Twitter on Xbox LIVE will be free […]

  • Microsoft: Facebook and Twitter plans “not finalized” yet

    Microsoft has stated that its earlier announcement regarding Facebook and Twitter on Xbox Live being for Gold Members only was “incorrect”. According to a MS spokesperson speaking with MCV, the company is still “formulating its plans” for the services. Granted, it stated: “Xbox Live Gold Membership will be required for Twitter and Facebook when they […]

  • Facebook and Twitter on 360 is for Gold Members only

    In probably the most obvious announcement of the day, Microsoft has confirmed that Facebook and Twitter will only be available on Xbox 360 for Gold Members. This bit of news was slapped in with the price cut announcement. “Xbox LIVE Gold Membership will be required for Twitter and Facebook when they are available, and is […]

  • Rumour – OXM hint at 360 price-cut, new Walmart ad shows $299

    And the price-cut rumours just keep on rolling. It seems all but confirmed that the Xbox 360 will get a price-cut, but by how much? A guess would be £199/$299 for the Elite. In fact, the newest ad from Walmart has the Elite down for $299. The new price will take effect from Wednesday September […]

  • LucasArts tweets an announcement for Monday

    Yesterday, LucasArts tweeted that it would make an announcement regarding a title from its back-catalog. Unfortunately for those wanting news on a re-release of X-Wing, the news is not so good. Here’s the tweet: “Got a back-catalog announcement on Monday. It’s not X-Wing! I’m heading THAT rumor off at the pass!” Guess we’ll just have […]

  • 360 to get Twitter and Facebook “before Christmas”

    Microsoft told EG today that 360 will have Twitter and Facebook functionality before the end of the year. “It will be before Christmas,” said marketing chap James Halton. “A lot of the background work’s been done for a lot of applications that are coming.” So there you go. Follow us on other electronic devices in […]

  • Uncharted 2 in a “delicate” difficulty tuning process

    Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells has tweeted that Uncharted 2 is going under a “difficulty tuning” as the game prepares for an autumn release. “We’re doing a playtest of the entire game of Uncharted 2 this weekend to begin our difficulty tuning,” said Wells. “It’s a very delicate process.” It’s exclusive to the PlayStation 3. […]

  • Games industry doesn’t understand Twitter, says Mika

    Dev vet Mike Mika has told Develop that the games industry doesn’t get Twitter. We think it’s actually time to put the “no shit Sherlock” tag into proper action. “In boardrooms across the world, people are using Facebook and Twitter as a buzzword rather than really understanding why they work so well and what they […]

  • LucasArts teases big retro announcement for Monday

    LucasArts has teased a reveal for Monday via Twitter, stating that the announcement will be another “old school” title for fans to go gaga over. It could be anything, really, considering how highly the company thinks of digital distribution. Here are the tweets thanks to GamingShogun: Tweet One: ‘Amazing news coming Monday! Super excited! You […]

  • Rumor: Per Twitter, EA working on Skate 3

    According to a post on Twitter, EA could possibly be working on Skate 3. Here’s the tweet from Schmitty, from Skate website Epicly Trife: “I just got told ‘tonight we gotta celebrate’, one of the bro’s got offered to be in SKATE 3″. A Kotaku reader suggests this skater to be Chet Childress. Hit the […]

  • World of Warcraft gets in-game Twitter client

    WoW players now have access to a fully functioning in-game Twitter client in the form of TweetCraft. It allows you to: Send/receive Tweets in-game (Immediate sending reloads your UI) Queue Tweets to send when it’s more convenient for you Upload in-game screenshots using TwitPic AutoTweet when you log in, enter an instance or get an […]

  • Twitter coming to Champions Online through in-game feature

    Champions Online will have Twitter added via an in-game feature set when it releases. Cryptic is currently testing the functionality of the service, according to the official website: “We’re really excited to get in-game tweet testing out to our beta players. This feature is in initial testing stages and will most likely have issues. Beta […]

  • Mass Effect Galaxy performance patch on the way

    BioWare has twittered that a performance enhancing patch for “lower-end devices” is in the works for Mass Effect Galaxy. “In the next 10 days there will be a ME Galaxy patch on iTunes. Estimated 50% performance boost for lower-end devices with the patch,” reads the tweet. If you haven’t played MEG yet, we can heartily […]