219w ago - Today Naughty Dog's Co-President Evan Wells has announced that they will be updating the frequency of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Twitter feeds as a result of too many updates.
To quote: We've seen some concern about the frequency of updates for those choosing to use UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves' Twitter support.
Some reviewers have had early access to the game and selected the option to update their Twitter accounts as they completed each chapter of the game. This has resulted in some Twitter feeds being updated multiple times an hour.
We obviously want to provide the best experience for everybody, so for the time being we've disabled Twitter updates on chapter completions. The option will still exist in the menus when the game ships on 10/13, but if activated, it will do nothing.
Some time after the game has shipped, we'll release a patch to reactivate the feature, but with a limit on the frequency of updates.
We're certainly sorry for any inconvenience, but I guess that's the risk you run when trying to blaze a new trail in the complicated world of Social Media!
And the 140 character version: Heard concerns about Twitter chapter updates for UNCHARTED 2. We've just disabled it but will patch...
228w ago - For the first time, the economic downturn appears to have caught up with the maker of the Wii, as sales and profits plunge.
Nintendo continues to operate profitably, something that can't be said for Sony, which faces the same conditions that Nintendo does, but announced another losing quarter today.
To quote: Japanese electronics companies face two significant issues when it comes to the current economy. The first is that the crisis has caused the currencies of larger, stable economies to increase in value.
The strength of the Yen has meant that overseas sales, which constitute the majority for many of these companies, are worth less; both Nintendo and Sony have been hit with this problem.
The second issue is that consumer spending has dropped, which means fewer products sold. So far, this hadn't been as severe a problem for Nintendo, but the trend finally caught up with it this quarter.
Compared to the same quarter a year ago, handheld sales dropped by nearly a million units, to just under 6 million total (over half of those were the DSi). Wii sales dropped by more than half, with only 2.23 million sold in the previous quarter. Software didn't fare as badly,...