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Old school meets new school: Twitter in the arcades

by: Jeremy -
More On: Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
Sega is looking to blend the old with the new with their new version of Virtua Fighter 5. The company recently announced that the arcade version(s) of Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown would allow players to link their game profiles to their registered Twitter account(s). The result will be Twitter announcements automatically published on your account regarding your in-game achievements.

It seems like a lot of games are starting to go this route; iPhone games in general have been doing this for a while, and Activision brought it to consoles with Blur. I definitely wasn’t expecting the feature to make its ways to the arcade(s) though. Then again, the arcade seen is a lot different in Japan than it is here in the state (unfortunately). The arcade industry is pretty much dead here and this feature will likely not be instituted in a large-scale manner here in the States. Perhaps some of the establishments like Dave and Busters will eventually use the technology, but it is probably a ways off.

In the mean time, check out some newly released screen shots of Sega’s upcoming fighter:

Source: Joystiq

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