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  • Blog Post: PlayStation 4 Firmware Update 3.0 Launches Tomorrow With YouTube Streaming

    Following approximately a month of beta , Sony is getting ready to release its next PlayStation 4 firmware update to the masses. The new version brings a host of changes, chief among them the ability to stream directly to YouTube. Firmware 3.0 also includes a feature that allows users to upload short... More
  • Blog Post: Watch An Expert Beat An Absurdly Difficult Mario Maker Level

    With so many Super Mario Maker levels out there, it is difficult to claim one as being the most difficult, but Pit of Panga: Bomb Voyage from creator Panga makes a pretty good argument for itself. The playthrough of the level comes from YouTube user Bananasaurus Rex who is clearly better at Mario than... More
  • Blog Post: PewDiePie Hits 10 Billion Views On His YouTube Channel

    Popular Let's Player and South Park guest star Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg recently hit an impressive YouTube milestone. Today we made history! 10 billion views! THIS IS INSANE. Thank you all so much! Kisses pic.twitter.com/L3Td2HMX4N — Felix Kjellberg (@pewdiepie) September 6, 2015... More
  • Blog Post: Professional Streamers Markiplier And Missesmae Will Be On Jimmy Kimmel Live Tonight

    Late night host Jimmy Kimmel has had an impressive verbal war going with the gaming community for the last several days, but Jimmy might soon be coming around to gaming – at least if professional streamers Markiplier and Missesmae can do anything about it. Tune into Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight to... More
  • Blog Post: Jimmy Kimmel Live Tackles YouTube's Let's Play Culture

    Jimmy Kimmel is confused by Let's Play culture and recently funneled that confusion into a sketch. YouTube commenters pretty much universally dislike Kimmel's take on folks watching others play video games online. The video has about 14 times as many thumbs down votes than it does thumbs up votes... More
  • Blog Post: PewDiePie Releases Video Discussing The Internet Feedback To His Impressive $7 Million Salary

    YouTube (and South Park ) phenomenon Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg makes a lot of money with his channel, and he recently released a video responding to those responding to his salary. A Swedish newspaper, Expressen , revealed approximately how much the YouTube star makes per year, and it's... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Explains Why You Can't Upload Mario Maker Creation Videos Directly To YouTube

    Mario Kart 8's ability to upload replay videos directly to YouTube seemed like such a success that Nintendo would be sure to include the tool in all of its games. It was revealed earlier this week that Super Smash Bros. will receive YouTube uploading for its replays soon, and after watching and immensely... More
  • Blog Post: League Of Legends Champions Put Aside Their Differences To Make Epic Cosplay Video

    Riot Games, developer of the wildly popular League of Legends, challenged the Youtubers behind Sneaky Zebra to make a cosplay music video. Looks like they won. The video shows off some truly impressive work from the likes of Tabba Cosplay and Selastori Cosplay . Over thirty champions are featured, from... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft, GTA, And Five Nights At Freddy's Continue To Dominate Viewership Numbers On YouTube

    Just as they did the month before , Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto, and Five Nights at Freddy's were the most viewed video game franchises on YouTube in April 2015. While the top five was rounded out by familiar franchises Call of Duty and League of Legends, some new entrants made their way into the... More
  • Blog Post: YouTube Marks Let's Play Day With All-Time Site Top 10 List

    YouTube's been around for a decade now, transforming from a way to share the latest SNL Digital Short to a force that's changed gaming forever. Today, the streaming site is celebrating Let's Play day, in a nod to the dedicated fans and streamers who have created so much of YouTube's content... More
  • Blog Post: Jillian Aversa's Music Video Tribute To Hyrule Is Outstanding

    Jillian Aversa’s tribute to The Legend of Zelda, created for Video Games Live, now has its own music video. Video Games Live released its fourth album a little over a month ago, following a successful Kickstarter campaign. Part of the album, titled Level 4 , was Jillian and Andrew Aversa’s... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Seniors Shrug Off The Scares Of Five Nights At Freddy’s

    Many people find Five Nights At Freddy’s scary, and its blend of suspense and jump scares has proven successful at eliciting screams from some of the people who play it. Part of that success has come from the YouTube community latching on to watching people be scared by it. So naturally, it was... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Kids Rage Quit Super Meat Boy

    Super Meat Boy is exceptionally difficult, especially when compared to many mainstream video games. This bloody, unforgiving indie platformer received immense success and popularity when it released in 2010. Now you can watch a group of kids stumble their way through the game’s increasingly infuriating... More
  • Blog Post: Jawas Steal Storm Trooper’s Pants In Fan-Made LittleBigPlanet Star Wars Trailer

    The trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens sparked a lot of Internet debate when it was unveiled late last year. Millions of people flooded social media with rumors and speculation, but while we were busy worrying about practical effects and the viability of a certain lightsaber hilt, Jamie Colliver... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Won't Share Revenue With YouTube Channels Showing Games From Other Publishers

    Last Week, Nintendo announced a new “Creators” program that marks a change in how the company deals with YouTube revenue. For the past year, Nintendo has claimed 100 percent of ad earnings on videos featuring its products (as is its right under copyright law). Now, the company has further... More
  • Blog Post: Reanimated Pokémon Intro Is Amazing, Slightly Disturbing

    For a generation of kids, the Pokémon animated series holds fond memories. Bolstered by the success of the Game Boy titles and accompanying trading cards, the show was a staple of weekday afternoon TV following its release in September, 1998. Now in its 17th season, the series continues to air... More
  • Blog Post: PewDiePie On YouTube Monetization: 'Everyone Loses In This Scenario Nintendo Has Created'

    Yesterday, Nintendo launched a pilot program to share revenue with YouTube creators . The initiative covers select games, and passes 60 to 70 percent of ad revenue to those that post approved videos. Today, YouTube phenomenon PewDiePie (real name Felix Kjellberg) spoke out on the matter. Kjellberg cites... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Still Wants A Cut Of Your YouTube Revenue

    Nintendo has piloted a new “Creators” program that will allow YouTube users to earn some of the advertising money featuring the publisher’s content ( confirmed to be in the works in May 2014 ). There are rules, of course, and you’ll need to wait quite a while to see payouts on... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation Vita’s Maps And YouTube Disappearing Along With Some ‘Near’ Features

    The PlayStation Vita is about to lose some of its features in the coming months. The company is pulling the plug on two apps and some of the handheld's social capabilities. The Maps app, which provided access to navigation services on the device, is being phased out. This will be removed in the March... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Studios Announces New Let’s Play–Friendly Monetization Rules

    Monetization of Let’s Play videos and livestreaming has been a topic of discussion for quite a while, with publishers taking different approaches. The decision to allow monetization is widely diversified, with a number of companies offering different views. Some, like Nintendo , have opted to claim... More
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