Entries in 'social media' (21)

Internet abuse has become 'the new normal'

Internet abuse has become 'the new normal'

Former Microsoft Studios creative director Adam Orth has spoken of how a tirade of abuse from people on the internet affected his life and lost him his job.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Mar 24th 2014 at 10:15AM in News
Social media death threats for Flappy Bird's Nguyen

Social media death threats for Flappy Bird's Nguyen

The gaming fandom has once again put itself to shame following its reaction to the pulling of Flappy Bird.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2014 at 10:37AM in News
PS4 generated 4% more social media buzz than Xbox One in first 72 hours

PS4 generated 4% more social media buzz than Xbox One in first 72 hours

New research from Way To Blue has suggested that PS4 put in a stronger social media performance than Xbox One in their respective 72 hour launch periods.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2013 at 3:12PM in News
PS4 is beating Xbox One in social media war - report

PS4 is beating Xbox One in social media war - report

Sony’s PS4 arrives in the UK and Europe today and a new report has found that the machine currently has the advantage over its rival Xbox One on social media.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 29th 2013 at 10:19AM in News

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ACIV: Black Flag and Battlefield 4 pip COD: Ghosts in social media wars

ACIV: Black Flag and Battlefield 4 pip COD: Ghosts in social media wars

The latest social media research from Way To Blue suggests that Call of Duty: Ghosts is lagging behind the competition in terms of social media buzz.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2013 at 3:30PM 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
One Direction fans try to out-hate Call of Duty fans on Twitter

One Direction fans try to out-hate Call of Duty fans on Twitter

There are many evils in this world and it’s safe to say patching Black Ops II and suggesting Harry Styles has a penis are definitely two of the worst.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 1st 2013 at 11:12AM in News
Facebook becomes a mobile games publisher

Facebook becomes a mobile games publisher

Facebook has revealed a new mobile game publishing pilot program aimed at helping small and medium-sized developers.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jul 31st 2013 at 10:59AM in News

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How to master social media

How to master social media

We all know channels like Twitter and Facebook are essential to promoting your products, but what is the most effective way to use them? 

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 25th 2013 at 4:30PM in News
Hashtag campaign to promote 3DS

Hashtag campaign to promote 3DS

A new social media campaign is looking to raise awareness of the 3DS.

Michael French
by Michael French
on May 17th 2013 at 10:11AM in News
Bungie's Destiny ready for reveal; Social media campaign begins

Bungie's Destiny ready for reveal; Social media campaign begins

The first project of Bungie’s post-Halo identity looks set for a reveal as early as this Sunday (February 17th).

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 13th 2013 at 2:42PM in News
#SMWF Europe

#SMWF Europe

In Events Mar 18th 2013 - Mar 19th 2013 in London, UK

A two-day conference to focus on engaging consumers through social media

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MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

THQ has announced this week that it will be closing its Australian office, while EB EXPO has plenty of news in its wake.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Oct 12th 2012 at 6:18AM in News
Facebook drawing EA ad money away from TV and print

Facebook drawing EA ad money away from TV and print

EA has admitted that it is to distance itself from TV and print advertising in favour of a social networking focused marketing strategy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 21st 2012 at 11:02AM in News
SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIAL: Top Tips

SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIAL: Top Tips

Rounding off our Social Media Special, James Batchelor asks industry experts how games firms can make the most of the world's biggest social networks

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 20th 2012 at 5:50PM in News
SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIAL: The platform holder's perspective

SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIAL: The platform holder's perspective

For our Social Media Special, PlayStation Access community manager Michael Shillingford explains how Sony is getting fans involved in its latest releases

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 20th 2012 at 5:38PM in News

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SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIAL: The publisher's perspective

SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIAL: The publisher's perspective

As part of our Social Media Special, Ubisoft's UK head of digital marketing Alan Dykes discusses how Twitter and Facebook can be crucial to a game's success – if used ...

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 20th 2012 at 5:26PM in News
SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIAL: The media's perspective

SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIAL: The media's perspective

Following our look at how social media can be used to build communities, IGN's Rich Keen discusses the new challenges this poses for media firms as pubishers and developers ...

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 20th 2012 at 5:20PM in News
SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIAL: Social Services

SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIAL: Social Services

Twitter, Facebook and other online networks are a part of our daily lives, but is the games industry taking full advantage of these direct connections to fans?

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 20th 2012 at 4:59PM in News
MCV adds social media as total readership soars

MCV adds social media as total readership soars

MCV has increased its print and web readership to highest-ever levels.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Dec 10th 2010 at 4:00PM in News
Video games are more popular than cinema

Video games are more popular than cinema

More people in America play video games than go to the cinema, according to a recent survey carried out by the NPD group.

by Rob Crossley
on May 21st 2009 at 9:04AM in News