Twitter Now Has an Official Gaming Account

"The best of games, gaming, gamers, and esports on @twitter."

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Not long after social networking site Twitter hired its first-ever gaming boss, the company has now launched an official "Twitter Gaming" account, @TwitterGaming. The account sent its first tweet, a simple message of "Hello!," on January 8. A second tweet was sent out today, January 13, featuring an animated GIF of the famous Space Invaders "Press Start" screen and the caption, "Let's tweet."

The Twitter Gaming account says it represents the "best of games, gaming, gamers, and esports on @twitter." In just a few days, it's amassed more than 18,000 followers.

It is following 46 other accounts at press time, including channels for Halo, Minecraft, Assassin's Creed, and Battlefield. It's also following the official PlayStation and Nintendo accounts, but not Xbox's.

Twitter Gaming has also already had a fun little exchange with Bethesda about Fallout.

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Heading up Twitter's new gaming efforts is Rodrigo Velloso, who works as director of gaming partnerships at the company. He comes to Twitter after more than two years with the same title at the Google-owned video behemoth YouTube.

Part of Velloso's charter is to help Twitter build relationships in the gaming community with individual developers and personalities, as well as massive conventions like E3 and PAX

In December, Twitter partnered with The Game Awards in a number of ways. One of these efforts was Twitter Mirror, a program that tweeted selfies and GIFs from the show's red carpet in real time.

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Twitter, the worlds "comments" section.

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I have 2 questions:

1. Anyone else find twitter more annoying and pointless than facebook?

2. Who else isn't surprised it's an eddie article?

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Twitter is a feminist hive and should be burned to the ground not welcomed into the gaming community.

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Breezed through article. Assumed it was Eddie. Scrolled up. It was Eddie.

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Indeed they aren't following Microsoft, they are however following Xbox, their "gaming" division...

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gr8 b8 m8

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Seriously? If you guys bothered to check their account, they are following Xbox, along with Xbox games like forza. Im going to be amused to those who say twitter gaming is "PS4 only" or "hates MS".

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This topic is already outdated. They're following Xbox, Gears of War, and more Xbox games.

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I think it's because pc has no games.

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No MS love, huh? Guess Twitter is jumping on the PS4 bandwagon. Hey, the rest of the world is, so why not Twitter too?

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As long as I don't start seeing a damned Twit-feed scrolling across the bottom of any games...

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I have no idea what business Twitter thinks it has in gaming. I'm not an expert but as a person on Twitter who games, Twitter Gaming doesn't seem to do anything for me that I don't already get.

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@thearcticsloth: Do you already get legions of twelve year olds shouting vile, sexist, and racist obscenities at you in games? Yes? Then, I agree. No idea what else Twitter brings to the party.

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@thearcticsloth: Twitter wants more and more traffic.

What better traffic than gamers?

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Twitter is anti-MS confirmed

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@kujel: Smells like someone Poe'd in here.

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