Today's top 10 tweets from the gaming industry - 4/22/13
A year ago, I had a daily column where I would post 10 tweets from people in the gaming industry I found awesome, informative, weird, funny, stupid, or whatever, and then give some commentary on them. Today, that column returns. I know, it's the moment you've all been waiting for. Whatever did you do in the year where it was absent...
Anyway, here's what some of the most popular people in the gaming industry are saying today:
The Cubs are 17-for-121 with runners in scoring position. That has to be some kind of record.— Andrew Reiner (@Andrew_Reiner) April 22, 2013
Good: @Andrew_Reiner is the executive editor for Game Informer. Bad: He also appears to be a Chicago Cubs fan. My brother is a Cubs fan, so I know first-hand that you need a lot of patience and willpower to withstand disappointment after disappointment. I can't imagine what it must be like playing games in early April and knowing you're already out of it. Actually, I can. I'm a Mets fan. Cubs fans, remember: however bad you think your team might be, there's a team that's owned by Jeffrey Loria that has Placido Polanco batting clean-up for them.
I'm of the firm belief that Ken Levine could take a sh*t into my Xbox and it would be one of the best things I've played this console generation. I don't call BioShock Infinite "BSI," but I would totally play a game where you're Booker as a Pinkerton agent.
Got the matchup down to a science vs Aquaman, now I hate a new char.... DeathStroke! Ugh... Need to find an easier way around that spammer.— Adam Camarena (@QuikStiks) April 22, 2013
If you don't know @QuikStiks, he's our resident fighting game expert. He's got mad skills and spits fire. The other night, I told him I have a hard time beating people who play DeathStroke. I'll admit, part of me is really happy to know that he -- someone who wins fighting game tournaments -- is having as much trouble as I am. Seriously, balance DeathStroke. He just spams gun attacks right now.
In case you missed it - Jim n' Yahtzee's Rhymedown Spectacular: bit.ly/17IIpAw— Jim Sterling (@JimSterling) April 22, 2013
First of all, I had no idea that's what Yahtzee looked like. Secondly, hearing him recite poetry would be a great way to fall asleep. Thirdly, I need more of this.
Well, I learned something today. GameZone, like every other site, has been spelling it Splinter Cell: Blacklist. My world is rocked right now. Also, if you didn't see, Splinter Cell Blacklist released a trailer that showcases the Wii U GamePad features. Check it out.
Something's wrong when it would cost less to import Idolmaster Honey Sound from Play-Asia than it would to buy Harmonic Score, from iTunes.— Jenni Lada (@JMariye) April 22, 2013
Do you know how much it costs on iTunes? $54.99 each. I'm not kidding. That's ridiculous.
EA can't catch a break. i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/735833…— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) April 22, 2013
Ha. Haha. Hahahahahaha. Come on guys, it's just fun and games. Cheetah speed is back in SimCity so all's good, right?
Whatever happened to World War II shooters? go.ign.com/11umhWZ— IGN UK (@IGNUK) April 22, 2013
I'll tell you what happened, @IGNUK. For a decade, there were about five World War II first-person shooters released every year. It was ridiculous. I don't need any new WWII shooters in my life at this time. If I get a craving for one, I can go play any of the ones already released. Please, just give me a few more years and wait for people to start asking for WWII shooters again. That said, does anyone still play Day of Defeat? Just announced: Activision and EA announced that they plan to release 20 new WWII-themed shooters in the next two years. Also, 343 is making the next Halo take place during D-Day.
Tweet of the Day
Okay, so my Tweet of the Day goes to me. My column, my rules. I loved the trailer for Splinter Cell Blacklist on the Wii U. However, I noticed a typo that wasn't actually a typo. In the trailer, Camerb morphs into Camera. I didn't see that and tweeted to @SplinterCell like an idiot. So this is pretty much me calling myself out for being a d-bag. Some good came of it, though; @Z_Cooperstown, community developer for @UbisoftToronto and I had a wonderful, little conversation about sports in the cities of Toronto and Miami.
Make sure you follow everyone mentioned in this column on Twitter, because they're funny, offer insight into the gaming industry, and are generally just really cool people. Also, if you've got a good tweet that has been re-tweeted by someone in the gaming industry, submit it to me via email and I'll post the good ones. Thanks for reading!