Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Twitter kills off playable MS-DOS games in tweets

Twitter kills off playable MS-DOS games in tweets
Shortly after Twitter introduced a way to embed classic MS-DOS games in a tweet, the company has now disabled this feature as it goes against company policies to have a playable game within the website. Prior to this move, users could embed games in tweets and could share any of the 2,600 games or more in the Internet Archive’s library of MS-DOS games.
A report by The Guardian states that embedding interactive media, and specifically games, within Twitter Cards is against the social network’s terms of service. Twitter guidelines point out that, ‘Do not build end-to-end interactive experiences inside the video or audio player unrelated to Player Card content, such as the following: purchasing, gaming, polling, messaging and data entry.’
Following its policies, Twitter has now disabled the feature. But, users can yet visit the Internet Archive directly and play their favorite old classic games. A report by TechTimes pointed out that, it is possible for the game to return only if, developers work on another type of Twitter card to host the MS-DOS games.
“Instead, build these interactive experiences with our other Card types or enhance your Player Card content with links to your website or mobile application,” says Twitter in its Player Card’s guidelines.
Posted by : Gizmeon

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