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Twitter can be a valuable resource for finding out all kinds of information. The people and personalities on Twitter are incredibly vast. Of course, there are plenty of people just talking about how they spent their day, and posting photos of what they had for dinner. However, there are some Twitter people who tend to focus on a specific topic, and these can be some of the most interesting ones out there to add to your timeline.
Today, we are going to focus on video game personalities you can follow on Twitter. Plenty of journalists, developers, and brands post on Twitter all the time, and each one brings something interesting to the table. Sure, you can simply read video game articles to keep up with the latest video game news, but if you want a more candid view from the people in the industry, Twitter is the place to turn. Follow these people, and you will be happy you did.
The Entire Giant Bomb Crew
My plan was to only talk about certain individuals on Twitter, but then it hit me; the entire Giant Bomb crew is worth following. Each of them brings their own special personality, and each has a vast knowledge of the video game world. So you should follow @jeffgerstmann, @taswell, @VinnyCaravella, @bradshoemaker, and @patrickklepek. Not only does Giant Bomb have one of the best podcasts, it has some of the best Twitter personalities.
Jaffe is a man best know for the God of War and Twisted Metal franchises. In addition to making some awesome games, David Jaffe is an incredibly opinionated guy. He is not afraid to speak his mind, and he’s had some trouble in the past because of it. If you want to follow someone who is intimately familiar with gaming who loves to say what he thinks, @davidscottjaffe is the man for you.
Garnett is a video game journalist I have been following since as long as I can remember. One could argue that he is a major pioneer in video game podcasting, and he certainly hosted one of the best and most popular ones back in the day called “1UP Yours,” and his newer show, called Weekend Confirmed today. He, along with a regular cast of writers, broke down the video game industry from directions we don’t see often. His Twitter is interesting, and for any gamer who wants to follow someone who will make them think, you should certainly follow @GarnettLee.
Jeff Cannata hosts the Weekend Confirmed podcast on Shack News along with Garnett Lee and some others. He’s a fascinating individual, and like Lee, takes some very different stances on issues in the video game world. His views are always expressed intelligently, so even if you disagree with what he has to say, you will find that his arguments might make you change your views. He also posts interesting YouTube videos with his thoughts on various games, so you can jump off his Twitter and get some more perspective. Follow @jeffcannata, and you will be glad you did.
This Geoff is the host of Spike TV’s GTTV. He’s a very smart guy, and he posts a ton of interesting gaming content. Because he is affiliated with a major TV network, he gets a lot of exclusives that you won’t find anywhere else. Not only that, he’s just a genuinely cool person. He does not tweet as much as some of the others on the list, but it’s still more than worth the effort to put @geoffkeighley on your list of people to follow.
Chris is the Game Life editor for Wired, and he’s a very knowledgable individual. As an added bonus, he’s way into classic gaming, so not only does he tweet about modern games, but he throws some retro things in every now and then. Also, for people who like technology outside of games, Chris will occasionally bring some of that in as well. Follow @kobunheat, and prepare to get schooled with some knowledge.
It’s impossible to talk about influential gaming people on Twitter without mentioning Larry Hyrb, or as most people know him, @MajorNelson. Of course, his tweets are focused on Xbox, as he works for Microsoft. Still, he knows what is happening inside and out, and he often tweets exclusive stuff you won’t find on any other Twitter account. Even if you’re a Sony fanboy, he’s still worth following for all the interesting content he puts out there.
For all you video game fans who can’t get enough Twitter, these are the people you want to follow. They all bring their own little something to the table, and you really should just follow them all. While you’re at it, why not follow me on @sideox, as I tend to tweet about video games more than anything else!
What video game personalities do you follow on Twitter? Hit the comments section below and let us know!