Twitter Now Has an Official Gaming Account


Jun 2, 2013
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.