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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Being Played Out Live On Twitter And Foursquare. Awesome.
Lovely: roleplaying Ferris Bueller not only on Twitter, but also on Foursquare. I love that Foursquare has a policy to allow "fake check-ins but not to reward them points"; there's lots of potential there, both playful and storyful.
ferrisbueller  storytelling  twitter  foursquare  games  media 
june 2010 by infovore
FIFA Earth | The Football Twitterverse | Football World
Hmn. Visualisation of tweets about the word "FIFA" (do the maths there) and all games played of FIFA 10 - so you can see both which teams are doing well, and which countries have good FIFA gamers in them. There's little bits of stats-fluff, but it doesn't go nearly deep enough. It's lovely EA are doing this... but it could be, you know, useful, rather than just shiny? Bungie's statistics crown is still a long way off.
twitter  visualisation  ea  fifa  games  online  integration  statistics 
october 2009 by infovore
Professor Layton (TopHatProfessor) on Twitter
"Critical thinking is the key to success!" Professor Layton is on Twitter. Officially. This is good.
professorlayton  games  marketing  twitter  puzzles  adventure  nintendo 
june 2009 by infovore
Social Animals - Eurogamer
"Even the platform holders are excited about the potential for social networking to tie into games. At E3, Microsoft proudly announced integration of Facebook, music network Last.fm and Twitter with Xbox Live. The latter pair are fairly irrelevant, admittedly. Last.fm is solely a music service, while Twitter isn't actually a social network at all - it's a one-to-many broadcast system, which isn't quite the same thing." Oh. But that's where you're wrong, Rob. Sorry.
games  socialnetworking  socialmedia  platforms  xboxlive  lastfm  twitter  facebook  yawn 
june 2009 by infovore
Valve: Left 4 Dead's Survivors Are Now... Twittering
Kotaku picked up on the L4D Twitterbots I wrote. Needless to say, the discussion thread descended into general Valve-baiting.
games  kotaku  twitter  blogs  meta  left4dead  self 
january 2009 by infovore

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