Entries in 'twitter' (27)

'Twitter-powered game' Tweechi turns retweets and selfies into virtual currency

'Twitter-powered game' Tweechi turns retweets and selfies into virtual currency

A new iOS title is replacing microtransactions with social interations.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 2nd 2015 at 11:10AM in News
Heavy Rain studio launches Twitter account ahead of Sony E3 conference

Heavy Rain studio launches Twitter account ahead of Sony E3 conference

French developer Quantic Dream has officially opened its Twitter account, leading to rumours ahead of Sony’s E3 briefing.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 15th 2015 at 5:00PM in News
Trolls under pressure as both Reddit and Twitter take action to limit hate

Trolls under pressure as both Reddit and Twitter take action to limit hate

The internet’s reputation as a hatred free-for-all is being increasingly challenged, and now two of its leading networks have taken steps to limit people’s freedom to abuse.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 11th 2015 at 2:40PM in News
Twitter suspends Internet Archive's game embedding

Twitter suspends Internet Archive's game embedding

Twitter has suspended tweets containing embedded playable games from the Internet Archive’s MS-DOS collection.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 4th 2015 at 4:08AM in News

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Games can now be embedded directly into Twitter

Games can now be embedded directly into Twitter

A number of classic video games can now be played directly via Twitter.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 30th 2015 at 12:32PM in News
HBO accuses Periscope of 'mass copyright infringement'

HBO accuses Periscope of 'mass copyright infringement'

Twitter-owned live video streaming app Periscope has been targeted by HBO following the weekend’s premiere of Game of Thrones series five.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2015 at 2:14PM in News
Mortal Kombat X producer quits Twitter after family threats

Mortal Kombat X producer quits Twitter after family threats

Another member of the video games industry has decided to abandon Twitter after growing tired of the abuse being directed toward him and his family.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2015 at 12:03PM in News
Twitter boss admits company 'sucks' at dealing with abusive trolls

Twitter boss admits company 'sucks' at dealing with abusive trolls

The CEO of Twitter has in an internal communication admitted that his company has failed to take adequate action to tackle the abusive behaviour of some users.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2015 at 10:45AM in News

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Twitter says account issuing rape and death threats to EA's Moore is 'not violating rules'

Twitter says account issuing rape and death threats to EA's Moore is 'not violating rules'

Users have free reign to send the most hateful messages imaginable to whomever they want – that appears to be the message from Twitter.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 11th 2014 at 8:46AM in News
Twitter stepping up efforts to make blocking online users easier

Twitter stepping up efforts to make blocking online users easier

Social media service Twitter is to make it easier to report abusive users and keep track of accounts you have blocked.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 12:34PM in News
Mario embroiled in Balotelli Twitter racism row

Mario embroiled in Balotelli Twitter racism row

Nintendo’s Super Mario has been dragged into a bit of row started by Liverpool’s Super Mario.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 9:45AM in News
Twitter reckons it's the video games sales platform you've been waiting for

Twitter reckons it's the video games sales platform you've been waiting for

Selling video games with a single click at the exact moment a user is interested is the is the future of games retail, Twitter believes.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 16th 2014 at 3:08PM in News

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Bithell admits the pressure is on with Volume

Bithell admits the pressure is on with Volume

Mike Bithell’s story is inspiring for any aspiring developer. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 3rd 2014 at 12:32PM in News
Twitter to speak at Games Retail 2020

Twitter to speak at Games Retail 2020

Twitter is the latest name to join the roster of speakers at next month's Games Retail 2020.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 29th 2014 at 3:08PM in News
Twitter bomb threat takes down SOE boss' flight amidst spate of DDoS attacks

Twitter bomb threat takes down SOE boss' flight amidst spate of DDoS attacks

A bomb threat sent from a Twitter account linked to a DDoS attack on PSN forced a diversion to a flight carrying Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 26th 2014 at 9:41AM in News
Indie boss Adelman has left Nintendo, admits to Twitter ban

Indie boss Adelman has left Nintendo, admits to Twitter ban

The boss of Nintendo of America’s indie program Dan Adelman has left the company after nine years.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 4th 2014 at 1:09PM in News

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First Vine TV app heading to Xbox One

First Vine TV app heading to Xbox One

Xbox One users will soon be able to upload video clips to Vine.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 4th 2014 at 4:13PM in News
EA apologies for 'unacceptable' and 'stupid' Frostbite Wii U jibes

EA apologies for 'unacceptable' and 'stupid' Frostbite Wii U jibes

Peter Moore has publicly apologised for April Fools tweets sent out by the official DICE Frostbite account that mocked the Wii U.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 9:32AM in News
DICE Frostbite April Fool taunts Wii U

DICE Frostbite April Fool taunts Wii U

Developer DICE has in an almost cruel April Fool taunted Wii U owners with a mock announcement of support for the console.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2014 at 4:17PM in News
Cave shutting down Western social media presence

Cave shutting down Western social media presence

The future looks bleak for cult Japanese studio Cave.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 27th 2014 at 2:47PM in News
What did you miss from the London Games Conference?

What did you miss from the London Games Conference?

Last night's London Games Conference was another jam-packed event filled with incredible insight on how to discover, sell and even make games.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 14th 2013 at 10:55AM in News
LGC: Twitter activity trumps ad spend for boosting game sales

LGC: Twitter activity trumps ad spend for boosting game sales

Twitter UK MD Bruce Daisley says the social media platform is the most effective way to drive games sales.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Nov 13th 2013 at 5:03PM in News
SOE will ban players for vile behaviour on any social network

SOE will ban players for vile behaviour on any social network

Abusive behaviour on Twitter could see the perpetrator banned from playing Sony Online Entertainment’s online titles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 19th 2013 at 12:47PM in News
2m mentions in 24hrs for Grand Theft Auto V on Twitter

2m mentions in 24hrs for Grand Theft Auto V on Twitter

As well as taking retail by storm, Grand Theft Auto V has also dominated social networks.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2013 at 12:59PM in News
Sony apologises for Grand Theft Auto V PS4 gaffe

Sony apologises for Grand Theft Auto V PS4 gaffe

Whoops. Sony has put its foot in it for a second time surrounding Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 28th 2013 at 8:56AM in News