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Fri, Aug 28, 2009 | 10:08 BST
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 to Gold members, with a free trial period also available for Silver members. Facebook and Twitter on Xbox LIVE will offer a truly one-of-a-kind social experience, completely optimized for the TV and seamlessly integrated onto your console. Add to that exclusive access to Last.fm, Netflix instant streaming, demos, trailers and discounts, plus the best multiplayer gaming network on the planet, and we’re confident Xbox LIVE Gold memberships is hands-down the best value in home entertainment. We’re committed to adding new features and value for our Gold members, and will continue to do so.
And that’s that. Facebook and Twitter hit 360 this year.
Thu, Aug 27, 2009 | 17:01 BST
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 are available,” so it was no wonder people took it at face value.
Hit the links for more on this.
Thu, Aug 27, 2009 | 15:58 BST
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 required for Netflix. Games, media content and Netflix membership are sold separately; a hard drive is required for storage,” Microsoft’s press release reads.
Both FB and Twitter are expected to land on the service this fall along with Last.fm.
Fri, Aug 21, 2009 | 22:35 BST
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 1st.
Meanwhile, OXM have tweeted a hint on such a move.
“PS3 Slim’s are topping the sales charts everywhere. Hope Microsoft is paying attention to the power of a price cut. Yes, that was a hint…”
Lets get ready to ruuuuuumbleeeee!
Sat, Aug 08, 2009 | 16:37 BST
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 to wait until Monday to find out what it is.
Wed, Jul 29, 2009 | 16:15 BST
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.”
Mon, Jul 13, 2009 | 10:00 BST
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. No exact date yet.
Mon, Jul 06, 2009 | 09:47 BST
“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 offer to enhance a game,” he said.
Mika added: “In many ways, the games industry is waking up to what the web has offered for so long, and in doing so, it’s following some of the classic misconceptions.
“Just being where the action is doesn’t make you succeed. You need to integrate, understand, dissect. There’s no magic bullet.”
More through there.
Sat, Jul 04, 2009 | 15:37 BST
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 have no idea how tough it is not to start yelling about it! But it’s secret! Until Monday!’
- Tweet Two: ‘I don’t want to tease, it is just tough not to say anything! I might be tempted, however. Have to think about it over the weekend. ’
- Tweet Three: ‘Okay, we will do hints. It is awesome news for our old school fans. (anything more direct might get me in trouble)’
Ah, lovely Twitter. You have become the place for gaming publishers and developers to tease the pants off of loyal idolaters.
Fri, Jul 03, 2009 | 18:02 BST
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 links to see for yourself.
As with all rumors, keep your hats on till you hear different.
Fri, Jul 03, 2009 | 09:39 BST
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 achievement
- Extensible so that AddOn authors can register messages or events to AutoTweet
Amazing. Video after the break. Thanks, Offworld.
Thu, Jul 02, 2009 | 21:28 BST
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 players, please keep in mind that you are still under an NDA while testing this feature!”
The saturation is almost complete. Soon, there will be Twitter options included in caskets and voting booths.
Sat, Jun 27, 2009 | 08:03 BST
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 recommend it; you shoot stuff and everything.
Thu, Jun 25, 2009 | 09:10 BST
Wed, Jun 24, 2009 | 07:34 BST
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 the living room.
Pachter also said that the move “gives the company a huge jump start on a hopeful Apple, which has as yet to make a dent in sales of its AppleTV (intended for the same purpose).
“Microsoft appears to me to understand that it can leverage its 30 million installed base advantage if it moves quickly, and Apple will have a long way to go in order to catch up. By far, this was the most important announcement of E3.”
Mon, Jun 22, 2009 | 10:56 BST
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 content would launch alongside the game when it becomes available for download on Microsoft’s Games On Demand service.
Bring it on, BioWare.
Fri, Jun 19, 2009 | 11:23 BST
Boss Gregg Mayles has already been pimping Natal jobs on that feed, as you can see here. So keep an eye on it.
Fri, Jun 12, 2009 | 19:55 BST
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 people understand that we’re not leaving the gaming space.
“I definitely think that we can expand off that base, and that gaming is still going to be an important part of entertainment.”
Bill Gates previously stated that the creation of Xbox was so the company could strategically “get into the living room.”
More through the link.
Wed, Jun 10, 2009 | 19:21 BST
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 the most Tweets and currently The Sims 3 has the highest ranking.
You can check out the site here.
More through Kotaku.
Wed, Jun 03, 2009 | 09:56 BST
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,” wrote Pete roughly seven hours from the above date stamp.
We’re treating it as rumour for now, however Shane Kim did say more first party titles were on their way.
Let’s wait and see.