Tell Us Dammit

Tell Us Dammit

Dammit, we want you to tell us stuff! Stuff like who do you follow?

This isn’t some marketing survey or whatever. It’s an emotional investment in you. Yes, we’re interested in knowing you, Kotaku reader person. You probably know enough about us — more than you even want to, we’re sure. But, hey, we’d like to know about you, too.

Anyway, here’s today’s question…

Which games industry people do you follow on Twitter?

Me? I mostly follow other games journos, but I do follow a few developers and the like. There’s Farbs, who you probably know better as the guy who quit 2K Canberra via a Mario level; amusing Sony America mouthpiece Kevin Butler; home of many a fond PC gaming memory, Good Old Games; indie designer and creator of A Majesty of Colors, Gregory Weir; Obsidian’s Chris Avellone, he of Fallout and Planescape: Torment fame; Spelunky and Aquaria designer Derek Yu; the official EB Games Australia feed; Puzzle Bots mastermind Erin Robinson; Ubisoft narrative designer Patrick Redding; Last Express and Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner; the very Polytronic Phil Fish; former Raven designer Manveer Heir; the brutal and legendary Tim Schafer; Hothouse Games’ Nels Anderson, fresh from finishing Deathspank; Telltale dude, Idle Thumb and inherent videogame, Jake Rodkin; Ken Levine; a very fake Peter Molyneux; the lovely Jinx; Deus Ex designer, now at Arkane Studios, Harvey Smith; 2K Marin dude, Idle Thumb and inherent hot scoop, Steve Gaynor; and of course, Clint Hocking, formerly of Ubisoft Montreal and forever the man who thought up Far Cry 2.


  • When it comes to game developers all I want out of them are trailers, images and walls of text about their games. I don’t really care if they just ran into someone they know at Comic-Con.

    That’s why I let Kotaku follow Twitter for me. =P

  • I used to follow that girl who works in the bakery but she spotted me and now…

    Oh follow on TWITTER? Noone really, don’t use it but I have been known to read messages that I see links to if someone says something interesting. Doesn’t happen often

  • Games industry? There’s you, Tim Schafer, Tim Rogers, Rod Ferguson from Epic (just for that XP thing), RockStarGames, Gametrailers, Xbox Australia, Major Nelson, bungietweets, Dice’s BC2 stream. More than I thought, actually.

    Most of who I follow are comedians though. Can’t resist a pint sized giggle.

  • I don’t use or follow any twitter stuff. Never been interested in it… If it is anything important, I am sure Kotaku will get their grubby mitts on it.

  • You, Bioware and The Creative Assembly. I’m sure I could follow more, but I tend to use Twitter for news and journalism/politics stuff. It’s definitely a very interesting tool for connecting people and finding out information, though.

  • Interesting Question:

    I follow your good self along with Major Nelson and his co-host Lara Lollipop as well as HaloWaypoint and a couple of viral accounts from the Heavy Rain launch campaign (that I should delete)

    @Chuloopa … As long as you avoid Facebook and Twitter I can respect your decision. In my opinion Twitter > Facebook.

  • Twitter is a fantastic tool for developers, journalists and corporations to shed news and light on things. It’s unfortunate that 99% of tweets are ‘OMG THAT GUY I LIKED TALKED TO ME AT THAT PARTY I WENT TO LAST NIGHT!!’

    I don’t ‘follow’ anyone as I don’t have an account myself, but I have a few people bookmarked that I check fairly regularly. CliffyB, EB Aus and Bioware are just a couple. I even check yours every once in a while, David.

  • Leigh Alexander, Yug, Yahtzee, Ngai Croal, Edge online and the GG crew are the few game industry types I find worth following. I just started using twitter and have no idea what I’m doing.

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