I received my extra copy of Metal Gear Rising and decided to give it away via GameDealsCanada. I would also like to use it as way to raise awareness of GameDealsCanada but I don’t want to be that asshole who begs for Likes and Followers.
“Reach x followers and I’ll give out a copy of Metal Gear Rising”.
What’s the value of “x” though? Is asking for an additional 500 followers too much? What about GameDealsCanada’s Facebook and Google+ pages? Will those people be S.O.L? It’s no secret that I prefer Twitter but not everyone shares my preference which is why I put GameDealsCanada across multiple social networks. What will happen if it takes like 3 months to reach the value of “x”? I wish to celebrate milestones but I don’t want to manipulate it like that.
I tried. I really tried to like the new Tweetdeck version with its HTML5 powered interface, but I couldn’t keep using it. The basics like live URL shortening and the retrieval of all the updates I missed since I put my Macbook Air (or PC) to sleep are simply broken or missing.
How did this happen? Tweetdeck was snapped up by Twitter and this is the first significant version to emerge from the purchase. They essentially tore it down and built it back up without any of the substance that made the old “yellow badged” Tweetdeck the social media darling it was. Now it’s just an empty mockery of the Tweetdeck of old.
I hope they bring it back to snuff. In the meantime, I’ll be living with 0.38.1 and you can as well with these PC and Mac clients below. Don’t forget you will need Adobe AIR installed to use it.
I’ve been wanting a new logo for quite some time now and with the second anniversary of GameDealsCanada just a month away, I thought now would be a good time to begin the search for one. I can’t keep using Capcom’s awesome Servbots no matter how much I adore them. Damn you, copyrights!
So since I’m not much of an artist, I’m throwing a contest to find GameDealsCanada’s Next Top Logo!
It’s time to look back at the year that was — gaming deal wise, that is.
I started tracking deals via GameDealsCanada back on May 1st and while that may not be the beginning of 2009, I’m confident with the choices I’ve made for this year’s awards. So without further delay, let’s get right down to it.
Both Microsoft and Sony have integrated Facebook into their consoles in some form or another. Some cry foul while others enthusiastically welcome these social networking hooks. I don’t have a Facebook account, so it doesn’t affect me in any way. I think it’s a neat integration and as long as it doesn’t get in the way of what I want to accomplish with my console, I don’t care.
I am not a fan of those auto generated status updates though. Sony’s 3.10 firmware will allow your PS3 to advertise what the hell you’re doing on your console. Trophy updates, purchase updates and all that other nonsense seems excessive. I’m cool with posting a status update when you obtain a Platinum Trophy or upload a piece of content to the web or something, but not the generic “everyday” stuff.
Unlike with the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3 firmware will not have a dedicated application for Facebook since it already has a web browser. Twitter support is also absent from Sony’s platform. I don’t want a dedicated application for any of this stuff. Ideally, a Twitter client should be integrated into the XMB where I can quickly check the latest Tweets. If I have to launch an application, I might as well pick up my netbook an log on because a dedicated application will force me to exit my game.
Again, I don’t care if these are included into the consoles or not, but they’ve got to have it work without interfering with the console’s primary purpose: playing games.