'Golden Tee' arcade game to integrate with social media, get more obnoxious
Social networking sites have already been integrated with the decidedly anti-social home videogaming ecosystems. On the PlayStation 3, for example, users can set their machines to automatically post a Facebook status update when they earn an in-game trophy.
People who prefer to play video games in louder, drunker, more public spaces will soon have the option to share their videogame skills on Facebok as well.
Today, Illinois-based Incredible Technologies announced that its popular Golden Tee Golf game found in more than 10,000 bars worldwide, will soon be integrated with Facebook .
The games already present players with the option to upload 720p screencasts of their "Great Shots" directly to YouTube. When the player makes an unusually difficult shot such as a hole in one, it can be posted to YouTube and be live within five minutes. Incredible Technologies says that more than 70,000 of these videos have been posted in the year the feature has been live.
"Since 80% of Golden Tee players are also Facebook users, IT sees opportunity in developing programs that interface with Facebook," the company said today.
So if you have the type of friends who spend hours slamming the Golden Tee trackball in sports bars on the weekends, look forward to seeing plenty of status updates about it.