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UT3 to Incorporate Facebook API

Discussion in 'News & Articles' started by W0RF, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. W0RF

    W0RF BuF Greeter, News Bagger

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    In another stunning revelation, Epic Games have announced that the next patch of Unreal Tournament 3 will also incorporate the Facebook API. Among other features, this will allow players to use Facebook Connect to bypass the login screen when loading UT3. Additionally, to accommodate this new feature, UT3 will revert to the old menu system.

    "This is another feather in our cap when it comes to bleeding-edge social networking in video games," explained the Director Of Online Functionality, United States. "Not only will users be able to log on to UT3 using Facebook Connect, but whenever they enter an online match, their Facebook status will be automatically updated to show that they are playing online, with a link to the game server included. On the Facebook side of things, players can click on that link to load UT3 and drop them onto that server automatically."

    Another feature revealed in the announcement is the ability to have the player's Facebook avatar appear as a 30x30 px image next to their in-game messages. Conversely, they can have a snap of their online character saved as an image and stored to Facebook as their profile picture. It is not yet known if players will be able to Poke each other in-game, or whether their crush's IQ will appear next to their in-game scoreboard.
     
  2. Nevzat

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    LoL nice try :lol:
     
  3. DannyMeister

    DannyMeister UT3 Jailbreak Coder

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    Lol, apparently this new functionality is based on UT3 1.3 instead of 2.0. :p
     
  4. crowl

    crowl Epic User

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    Who needs Greed skulls when you can throw sheep!
     
  5. Phopojijo

    Phopojijo A Loose Screw

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    Yeah... last year's April Fool's was better.
     
  6. W0RF

    W0RF BuF Greeter, News Bagger

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    I thought the gag worked better with that old clunker of a login screen. Despite the fixes, that just sticks in your mind, you know?

    Well, the main crew already noted that they weren't going to do anything major this year, just sit back and coast through the day. Besides, I could never hope to match the menu system overlay. That was the most awesome thing I had ever seen them do. :D
     
  7. Zur

    Zur surrealistic mad cow

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    Not such a bad idea actually. Any cheater would hesitate twice before entering a server with this since they could end up branded for life :D .
     
  8. TurdDrive

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    lol'ed
     
  9. Quaglax

    Quaglax May the funk be with you...

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    Man that sucks this is an April Fools joke but that would actually be a very cool idea. :(
     
  10. daloonie

    daloonie sex boobs nude

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    W0RFED!
     
  11. B4NE

    B4NE Unregistered User

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    lol I actually like this idea...would be a good way of stirring up some new interest in the game when people saw it in their friend's status'....
     
  12. Kazimira

    Kazimira Necris Fan

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    Haha nice joke.
     
  13. Apathy

    Apathy The original

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    If they really want to make the game more enjoyable they need to get rid of the gamespy login altogether, it is an unnecessary burden, it wasn't in any unreal game before UT3 and doesn't need to be in this one either.
     
  14. Enfluence

    Enfluence I kinda like UT3.

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    lol Facebook
     
  15. TheIronKnuckle

    TheIronKnuckle What the hell is this "ballin" thing?

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    you know what, this doesn't sound too bad, i'd prefer facebook over ****ing gamespy :lol:

    Nice joke article though
     
  16. Cox

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    Hahaha i almost believed it :D
     
  17. Gryph

    Gryph trap

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    you had me for a fraction of a second, but only because I wouldn't put it beyond epic to do something that stupid
     
  18. Crotale

    Crotale _________________________ _______________

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    Although I refrain from using such sites, I can see the potential in using such an avenue for customer interaction, player interaction, etc. In all honesty, I'm surprised Epic doesn't yet have a spot on Sony Home.
     
  19. Jackal

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    I fell for it. I didn't even know what day it was.

    I logged into IRC and started to bitch about it. Then I realized :(
     
  20. Mr. UglyPants

    Mr. UglyPants 2007 never existed, it was all a dream.

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    Lolz, on reading it a second time i was like, oh **** its a joke xD.
     

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