With the Tomb Raider controversy and gamescom, it was a good week for gaming tweets.
He’s going to go far in life.
Male commenters on YouTube really do understand women. pic.twitter.com/LtFvMu6ojs
— Brianna Wu (@Spacekatgal) August 8, 2014
Here’s how you take one for the team.
Not going to Gamescom this year so instead eating only sausage and potato salad all week as a show of solidarity. — Rachel Weber (@therachelweber) August 11, 2014
I think, therefore I meme.
In my current Civ V game, Rene Descartes just invented the internet
— John Brindle (@john_brindle) August 11, 2014
Just look at the emotion.
Is Sackboy legally old enough to drink?
Getting very drunk with the media molecule crew. Dancing sackboys everywhere
— Mike Bithell (@mikeBithell) August 11, 2014
Dude, way TMI.
Phil Spencer retweeted this. So, he’s proud of killing Kinect? To be fair though, so would I.
Phil Spencer is here. What a man. Leader. Gaming pioneer. Destroyer of mandatory Kinect. #hero
— CVG (@CVG_News) August 12, 2014
It’s a new era.
A system seller at last!
Europe exclusive to Xbox One yeah! #gamescom
— Dan Pearce (@GameDesignDan) August 12, 2014
Everything fake Kaz said this week was gold. Everything.
Rise of the Tomb Raider is now exclusive to Xbox One. Square Enix clearly wants the game to be uncharted: as in, not entering the charts. — CEO Kaz Hirai (@KazHiraiCEO) August 12, 2014
This industry cannot be trusted with naming things.
Wait hang on, they’re seriously calling a videogame “Rise of the Tomb Raider”? That wasn’t just a joke about videogame titles, that’s real??
— Christine Love (@christinelove) August 12, 2014
Shouldn’t that be Ryse of the Tomb Raider?
— Jordan Garland (@MostUnfurrowed) August 12, 2014
@GameGuyPGH Hey now.
— Rocksmith (@Rocksmithgame) August 12, 2014
They can call it the Xbox 50 Shades of…
Xbox 360 launches in white, later turns black. Xbox One launches black, later white. Hoping next-gen cuts to the chase & launches in gray. — Tim Stevens (@Tim_Stevens) August 12, 2014
Kinect? What’s a Kinect? No idea.
Three new console bundles announced, none with Kinect. No news for a separate Kinect. A sad, quiet death to once hyped peripheral. — Wombat (@Wombat5277) August 12, 2014
It’s basic economics, guys.
Future headline: Square Enix closes Crystal Dynamics, blames poor Rise of the Tomb Raider sales. CEO Dumbfounded. — James Skillern (@Jaymzuh) August 12, 2014
BREAKING FROM SQUARE: “We expect Rise of the Tomb Raider to sell three copies for every Xbox One, because it is a top quality AAA title.” — Joe Fourhman (@fourhman) August 12, 2014
Nintendo, this would be a great time to announce Lara Croft for Smash. — Joe Fourhman (@fourhman) August 12, 2014
Tonight Sony will announce a “Birth of the Tomb Raider” exclusive for PS4, thanks to an exciting agreement with Square Enix. — Joe Fourhman (@fourhman) August 12, 2014
“Hello Microsoft, this is Square Enix. We were wondering, do you know any ways we could at least halve sales of Tomb Raider? … You DO?!”
— John Walker (@botherer) August 12, 2014
Ive bought every Tomb Raider game to date and now its exclusive to a console I dont own. Lara totally just dumped me. *Cries into icecream*
— pandamusk (@pandamusk) August 12, 2014
When Square announces Rise of the Tomb Raider: GOTY Edition on PS4 with all DLC for Fall 2016 they are going to milk this “fans demanded it” — Scott Nichols (@Duckols) August 12, 2014
Lara replaces the cursed totem. “I did it, phew.” Giant evil shadow looms behind her. CONTINUED IN “FALL OF THE TOMB RAIDER,” ONLY ON PS4. — Joe Fourhman (@fourhman) August 12, 2014
I can’t wait for Rise of the Tomb Raider to only sell 500,000 units on Xbox One and be called a failure by Square Enix.
— Deacon Ross (@Deekman) August 12, 2014
I cannot believe Halo 5 is Xbox exclusive wtf 343
— Sidewinder (@installation07) August 12, 2014
Sony announced the PS4 has now sold 10 million units. Don Mattrick had some things to say about that milestone in 2008.
“History has shown us that the first company to reach 10 million in console sales wins the generation battle.” – Don Mattrick — Brad Douglas (@kazamatsuri) August 12, 2014
There were some problems with EA’s gamescom stream.
BREAKING NEWS EA gamescom stream delayed to March 2015 for “polishing” following beta feedback
— Brenna Hillier (@draqul) August 13, 2014
No dental though.
“In the next chapter of her journey, Lara must (…) accept her destiny as the Tomb Raider.” Tomb raider isn’t a destiny it’s an occupation — Kirk Hamilton (@kirkhamilton) August 12, 2014
Well worth the pre-order.
Jim Ryan, looks like classic business casual. Daring pink shirt. Jacket fits nicely 9/10
— Ben Cousins (@BenjaminCousins) August 12, 2014
Portable gaming is so 2011.
The Vita has gone the way of Kinect.
— Stephen Daly (@StephenDaly_) August 12, 2014
Imagine Sony announcing The Last Guardian for the PS Vita, just to see the world burn.
— Christopher~ (@OtakuChris) August 12, 2014
Sony can almost hear the sound of a beating heart, imagines a floorboard thrumming insistently, as if the Vita were still alive underneath
— Leigh Alexander (@leighalexander) August 12, 2014
My boss told me to take the rest of the day off because I won’t stop yelling about the Vita’s egregious lack of third-party support — Brian Gaar (@briangaar) August 12, 2014
Phil Fish is tweeting again! Surely he has something constructive to say. Oh…
fuck your gamescom.
— PHIL FISH (@PHIL_FISH) August 12, 2014
A connected, multimedia future.
Unlocked an achievement for watching the PlayStation press conference on Xbox One Twitch. — David Scammell (@VG_Dave) August 12, 2014
We should launch a Kickstarter for one.
So, like, is there a “CONGRATULATIONS ON FINALLY BEING SAVED FROM YOUR METAL GEAR PRISON” Hallmark card I can send Hideo Kojima
— Christine Love (@christinelove) August 12, 2014
How this industry works.
Sony – “That thing you love? We made it.” Microsoft – “That thing you love? We bought it.” Nintendo – “That thing you love? Please buy it!” — Bit Socket (@BitSocket) August 13, 2014
EA knows what’s what.
Twerking, tramp stamps and selfies! This is so painfully hip! They really have their finger on the PULSE of Popular Culture
— Keza MacDonald (@kezamacdonald) August 13, 2014
DLC? I’m going to say DLC.
No vanishing spray foam minigame in FIFA 15 is a missed opportunity, tbh — OutsideXbox (@OutsideXbox) August 13, 2014
Ubisoft? Or Abstergo? Or are they the same thing?
I can confirm I do indeed play a pretty damn cool character in part of #ACUnity. Can’t say anymore though. Ubisoft is watching my house.
— Elias Toufexis (@EliasToufexis) August 14, 2014
It’s pretty disgusting of Polygon to use a tragedy like Watch_Dogs just to get a few extra hits.
— MechaGamezilla (@MechaGamezilla) August 14, 2014
What Watch Dogs can tell you about building a 7/10 game
— Steve Burns (@TheSteveBurnio) August 14, 2014
And in the silence that follows the death of the world, one man begins to type “How the Fallout games predicted this”
— Edcrab (@Edcrab_) August 14, 2014
2014, the year horse defecation became a feature in video games.
Love Kojima’s desire to make a game about bowel incontinence, using games to express this traumatic condition for the first time.
— petermolydeux (@PeterMolydeux) August 14, 2014
There wasn’t even any cake.
TSA guy: You affiliated with them? Me: Worst summer job ever. TSA guy: You get extra screening. For science. pic.twitter.com/B6wiNbZ1DG
— Kieran Healy (@kjhealy) August 14, 2014
Well, they’re only to sell about five in Japan anyway.
Have you reserved your XBONE yet, Japan? pic.twitter.com/vNBAHc93bK
— Daniel Feit (@feitclub) August 15, 2014
Share a Coke with a Gamer. Wait, why on Earth would you want to do that?
— Marc Merrill (@MarcMerrill) August 15, 2014
Gotta review ‘em all.
Looking forward to my border control grilling when I arrive in Washington with a journalism visa. “No, seriously, I’m here to cover Pokemon”
— Keza MacDonald (@kezamacdonald) August 15, 2014
Destiny? Never heard of it.
Was so tired yesterday that I went into a Destiny interview and said, “so what is the name of your game?” They were pretty polite about it.
— Keith Stuart (@keefstuart) August 15, 2014
Somebody please tell me the Haribo factory is still open.
Send help! The infection has spread Cologne! pic.twitter.com/kN2yGJmFX5
— Serum_Lake (@Serum_Lake) August 15, 2014