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Capture and Defend Oprah, High Value Targets in the First MMO Twitter Game

It’s not like Twitter needed any more convincing that it has officially made it as a successful platform, but it seems like once people start making games based around your service you’ve reached some new level of relevance. And so it starts with the first massive Twitter game, Social Networks Online Defense Squads, or SNODS. Coming off their success with Oil Empires, Race Kings, and Drugrunners, ITCH, Inc. has announced the beta launch of their latest massively multiplayer online game at SNODS.com. Log in with your Twitter credentials and you’ll be enrolled as an official SNODS Agent, out to capture, interrogate, and kidnap the most high profile Twitterers with your most powerful weapon: tweets.

Read the rest of my write up over at NfamousGamers.

XBOX 360 Hardware Begins to Show its Age, Sony Coming Into Their Own

Some recent Microsoft Executive chatter may have hinted at a PlayStation-matching “ten year lifecycle” for the Xbox 360, and Natal promises to keep the console relevant even longer, but some wrinkles are already starting to chip away at the console’s youthen beauty.

From Edge-Online word from Senior VP of EA Europe, Patrick Soderlund, that their teams have reached the limits of the Xbox 360’s hardware. He says, “Sony has a lot of good games this year. If you go to their [E3] booth, there’s a very consistent, high quality product line-up and that will help them. I do think that we’ll see developers inside the organisation getting to understand the PS3 better and I think that we’re getting more power out of PS3 right now… I think that we’ve maxed out the 360 but we haven’t maxed out the PS3.”

The hardware isn’t the only thing falling behind… but you’ll have to head to NfamousGamers for the rest! Oh no, such a tease!

E3: Squeeballs or That Other Motion Controlled Game

squeeballsOhp, here’s one more that just made it up on Nfamous from the show.

One thing we learned at E3 this year is that proprietary hardware doesn’t just mean consoles anymore. From the motion/voice controlled Natal to Sony’s wand-based prototype to Ubisoft’s Your Shape camera, 2009 and 2010 are going to test the limits of our home’s square footage with new peripherals. Oh, and here’s another one, Squeeballs, from developer Performance Design Products.

Check out the full waggly thing over at NfamousGamers.

E3 2009 by Me

I wasn’t at E3, as I’m sure you’re aware because I didn’t make an OMB-BBQ-WTF!We’reHere! post, so I didn’t really make any astounding discoveries covering the show, but I did write a lot. And mostly for my own satisfaction I’m doing the recap link post now that it’s been one week since it all went down. Look for more Post-E3 stuff this week and on the podcast this Sunday.


E3: Data Design bringing more MotionPlus golfing to the Wii

You would rightly have expected a flurry of realistic sword fighting games to show off how accurate the upcoming Wii MotionPlus accessory is but it looks like “the gentleman’s sport” is going to be the official benchmark. When Nintendo first announced the gyroscopic peripheral at last year’s E3 they made mention of how realistically it could capture your golf swing, a concept that Electronic Arts was quick to exploit with the upcoming Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10. At this year’s E3, Data Design Interactive is ready to pick up the torch with two MotionPlus enhanced golf games of their own. Is it a hook or a slice? Find out more in my coverage at NfamousGamers.