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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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.

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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. […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Behold: the Twitter 360

    Nelson’s posted a picture of a Twitter-branded 360, meaning we now immediately want one. But probably never will. We may get a Twitter tattoo, though, on our nether regions. For a “laugh”.

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  • Pachter: 360 Twitter and Facebook integration "most important" E3 news

    Microsoft’s announcement that 360 is to be integrated with Facebook, Last.fm and Twitter was “far and away the most important” news of E3, Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter’s told Gamasutra. The analyst said “that the media completely missed its importance,” adding that it signals a new direction for the machine, that of a “functioning computer” in […]

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Twitter Latest

  • New Mass Effect DLC to get detailed this week?

    BioWare has hinted that we may get details of the next instalment of Mass Effect DLC at some point this week. “Getting the feeling some news about the next ME1 DLC may be coming this week. Keep your eyes peeled,” the company said via its Twitter feed. Over the weekend, it was rumoured that the […]

  • Rare gets Twitterfied, pimps Natal jobs

    Twitter. We’re now so addicted to it we choose it over speaking to people in the same room. Rare’s clearly seen the potential, and has now signed up for the “service”. Hit this to get following. Boss Gregg Mayles has already been pimping Natal jobs on that feed, as you can see here. So keep […]

  • Kim: Microsoft is not leaving the gaming space

    With Xbox 360 becoming a home entertainment system that offers not only games, but Netflix and soon Facebook, Twitter and Last.fm, Shane Kim wants to assure gamers that the console is still all about games. “It happens to be a great video game console,” Kim told Kotaku. “That’s not going away. We want to make […]

  • Tweet My Gaming lists gaming Tweets in real time

    GamerDNA has launched a new website called Tweet My Gaming and it provides a feed of videogame tweets from anyone and everyone who posts on the subject. It does this by tagging game titles, capturing Twitter activity, and then updates the site in real time with the results. The site also ranks games based on […]

  • Molyneux to make another E3 announcement?

    Lionhead boss Peter Molyneux has revealed via his Twitter account that he could be set to make another announcement later today. “Just finished the first day of the show but tmw is another anouncement,”

  • Facebook and Twitter integration screened for XBL

    Twitter and Facebook integration are coming to Xbox Live this Fall. Your living rooms will never be the same. Mixing with the NXE interface, users will be able to view photos, friends, updates, and add people from the application. D’Toid has loads of screens for it. Expect it to launch sometime this fall.

  • Xbox 360 teams up with Facebook/Twitter

    The Guild’s Felicia Day has just announced that now you’ll be able to see and interact with your Facebook and Twiter buddies friends over Xbox Live. Both Twitter and Facebook will be launching on 360 this fall. We’re all doomed. The news came out of Microsoft’s E3 press conference this morning.

  • Modern Warfare 2 fans “won’t want to miss” MS E3 conference, says Keighley

    Geoff Keighley has rather cryptically announced that Modern Warfare 2 fans “won’t want to miss” Microsoft’s E3 press conference that is now only three hours and five minutes away. “Gloomy day in LA, but it’s off to the Xbox press briefing I go. Modern Warfare 2 fans won’t want to miss it,” he tweeted. Now, […]

  • Plenty of E3 “shockers” on the way, says Sony

    According to Sony rep Jake Osuwah, there are still plenty of “shockers” still to come from the company’s press conference tomorrow at at 11am PST (7pm BST). “Pre-E3 announcements or not! There’s still lots of shockers planned for you guys @ E3, stay tuned…,” he said via Twitter. In case you missed it, PSP Go! […]

  • Rumour: Epic set for Microsoft E3 reveal

    The problem with Twitter is, sometimes what might look genuine is just a 14 year old sitting in his bedroom making stuff up whilst searching for porn torrents, and the following tweet by someone calling itself EpicGamesNews might just fall into that category. “All set for the big announcement at E3. *MICROSOFT’S PRESS CONFERENCE*” says […]

  • Microsoft’s E3 surprise “musical in nature,” says Keighley

    Twitter king Geoff Keighley has informed the world that Microsoft’s E3 special announcement is “musical in nature.” “For those of you asking, my sources say the opening is musical in nature,” tweeted Geoff. We couldn’t possibly speculate. We’ll know soon enough. Stay tuned.

  • Two new things: E3 and Twitter

    You’ll notice there are now two new “things” on VG247. As you’re natural change-fearers, I thought I’d explain. That E3 banner’s just a link to the E3 category. We’ll be blitzing the LA show next week, starting off with press conferences liveblogs on Monday and Tuesday and segueing into what will undoubtedly be a bewildering […]

  • Rumor: Possible Tony Hawk reveal coming soon via GameTrailers TV

    Geoff Keighley has tweeted that he will be shooting the next episode of GameTrailers TV today, and revealed he would also be “hanging out with [Tony Hawk].” Sounds like a GTTV episode on the latest Tony Hawk game, doesn’t it? No biggie though, we all know the game’s coming. Later, another Twitter post directed at […]

  • Stephen Fry doing LBP 2 voice work?

    Actor Stephen Fry has revealed via Twitter that he’s currently adding audio for a “2nd edition of a video game.” “Morning all,” he tweeted – or whatever it is you people call it. “In studio today voicing 2nd edition of a video game. Will check when I’m there if I’m allowed to say what it […]

  • Uncharted 2 boss – “The demo’s getting closer…” [Update]

    Naughty Dog boss Evan Wells has revealed that “the demo’s getting closer,” on his Twitter account, saying earlier this week that, “The most important deadline so far on Uncharted 2 is right around the corner!” There’s been no official confirmation of a demo at all as yet. We’re assured the stream’s legit, but as it’s […]

  • Be part of today’s Xbox Live team meeting

    Ever wanted to sit in on an incredibly corporate meeting about Xbox Live “functionality” “issues”? Now you can! Sort of. The Major’s using Twitter today to allow anyone with an internet connection to ask questions to a Live team meeting – via a screen in the meeting room – as it actions points and doubleclicks […]

  • GDC: Major multi-plat reveal in “6 or 7 hours,” say Keighley

    GTTV’s Geoff Keighley’s updated his Twitter to assure that the major reveal he mentioned for GDC this weekwasn’t the new Zelda game shown in Iwata’s keynote tonight. “Big surprise is multi-platform,” he said. “And it goes down in about 6 or 7 hours.” At which point we’ll be in bed. What is it?

  • New Mass Effect 2 info on Spike TV next Friday

    According to a Twitter post from Geoff Keighley, Spike TV will be “telling you a lot more” about Mass Effect 2 next Friday night. Not sure exactly they will be showing, but we’ll be sure to watch. Game’s out in early 2010 for PC and Xbox 360.

  • Watch BAFTA results unfold on Twitter [Update]

    Here. The press release with all the awards results is being released at 10.30pm GMT. Looks as though Call of Duty 4′s winning everything. Giant shocks there. Thanks, Kotaku. Update: You could watch this instead, if you wanted to drive yourself mad. Thanks, tonynibbles.

  • Infinity Ward launches Modern Warfare 2 Twitter app

    Infinity Ward comms boss Rob Bowling’s has launched a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Twitter app, as you can see on his blog. “The #MW2 app went live earlier today, and within an hour was already the #2 most talked about topic on Twitter (just behind American Idol). I was blown away with the […]