Game Quotes Twitter Bot back online! (plus tutorial)

 

After a 2.5 year hiatus caused by a server move, I’ve decided to bring the Game Quotes Twitter Bot back online. Every 12 hours, the bot fetches a random, weird, classic video game quote and image and posts it to the @gamequotesapp Twitter account.

For example:

 

 

For anybody that would like to do something similar, here’s a brief rundown of how to make a simple Twitter bot that reads from a MySQL database of your own.

 

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A sad farewell to 32-bit iOS apps

I grew up in the so-called golden age of gaming. As a kid I spent every last quarter at an arcade, and a lot of my free time playing NES, Master System, SNES, and Genesis games. I dreamed that one day I’d be able to make my own.

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Fujifilm X-T10 📸

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I’ve really enjoyed taking smartphone photos for some time, but more and more I felt the quality limiting. Despite what the impressive marketing says, you just can’t get the same quality of photo and depth with a smartphone camera that you can with even a low-end DSLR.

So, after poking my head into the endless rabbit hole that is photography gear, specs, reviews, and websites, I decided to pick up the Fujifilm X-T10.

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How to add rewarded video ads to your SpriteKit game with Chartboost 📈

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I hate ads in games. I hate them in apps. I hate them on the web. I hate them anywhere really. I’m sure you do too.

They’re annoying, they clutter the view, they obnoxiously clamour for your attention, and in app and game development they’re often an afterthought or the last thing added so they tend to feel out of place.

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