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Uncharted 2 Among Thieves Twitter events

The Twitter update menu.

Twitter events were updates that allowed Uncharted 2: Among Thieves to automatically update the Twitter account of a player with information on their progress. The functionality was later removed from the game.[1]

Update categories

The game would post updates when the following events occurred (if the player had the selected event enabled):

  • When connecting to multiplayer.[2]
  • When a cinema file is uploaded.[2]
  • When a chapter is completed.[2]
  • When earning multiplayer money.[2]
  • When earning trophies.[2]
  • When reaching a level milestone.[2]

History

The Twitter functionality was first included in pre-release copies of the game intended for review consideration. The frequency of the updates drew concern and criticism, often resulting in Twitter feeds being updated several times per-hour.[3] As a result, functionality for the "When a Chapter is Completed" update was removed entirely, despite the option to enable it still being left in the game.[3]

The Twitter update functionality stopped working after the expiry of the SSL certificate, an encryption protocol to provide security.[4] Naughty Dog made the decision to not update the certificate following a change to Twitter's API which rendered further updates with the game's code impossible.[4]

References

  1. Meyer, Arne (June 2 2010). "Title Update 1.08". Naughty Dog Blog. Sony Computer Entertainment. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Naughty Dog. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. (Sony Computer Entertainment). PlayStation 3. (2009).
  3. 3.0 3.1 Wells, Evan (September 28 2009). "Twitter Update: #UNCHARTED 2". PlayStation Blog. Sony Computer Entertainment. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Meyer, Arne (June 2 2010). "Title Update 1.08" (comments section). Naughty Dog Blog. Sony Computer Entertainment. Retrieved 11 June 2012.

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