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  • 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
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Was Second-Most Searched Term On YouTube In 2014

    Popular "Let's Play" star PewDiePie also cracked the top ten most searched terms on Google's popular video service. This information was revealed in an article on Think With Google about the popularity of gaming content on the service. Minecraft and PewDiePie's popularity as search... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation UK Celebrates 20th Anniversary With An Eight-Minute Medley Of Game Music Covers

    PlayStation Access, a UK arm of the PlayStation brand, paired up with YouTube musician SquidPhysics and his friends to put together a musical salute to some of the most-loved games ever played on a PlayStation console. If you’ve played any one of these games, it’s time for another nostalgia... More
  • Blog Post: PewDiePie Will Be On South Park Tomorrow Night

    Trey Parker and Matt Stone have been all about video games this year. Obsidian released a solid South Park RPG earlier this year ( read our review ), and the show itself has been focusing on gaming topics like Oculus Rift and free-to-play games. Tomorrow's episode continues the trend with a guest... More
  • Blog Post: Man At Arms Forges Skyrim's Iron Helmet

    We have covered Man At Arms' impressive weapon recreation work in the past, but in his latest videos he has moved from forging deadly weapons to the armor that could save you from them. In this video he forges one of gaming's most iconic headpieces, the Iron Helmet from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim... More
  • Blog Post: Fan-Made Illbleed Movie Trailer Delivers Campy Insanity

    Fans of obscure survival horror games (or Super Replay ) will immediately recognize the name Illbleed, the title of a bizarre Dreamcast survival horror game which, despite being a financial failure has garnered a cult following thanks to its B-movie style and story. To honor that B-movie style, the team... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Users Report YouTube, Booting Errors Following PlayStation 4 Update 2.0

    Update: Sony has responded to our inquiry regarding YouTube and rest mode problems following the update. As we mentioned earlier, these issues are not universal, but have been reported by a number of users. "We’re aware of issues reported by some PS4 users following the release of PS4’s... More
  • Blog Post: Here Are The Start Screens For Nearly Every Game Boy Game Ever Made

    You may remember YouTuber NicksplosionFX from his previous video game start screen compilations for the NES and SNES . Now he has released another start screen compilation, this one for the Game Boy. The video, which clocks in at 2 hours and 42 minutes long, contains the opening scenes for nearly every... More
  • Blog Post: Paul McCartney's Destiny Song Explores The Spiritual Side Of Alien Murder

    A capture by YouTube user Kilo Juliett reveals Paul McCartney's stirring rendition of a Destiny tune. Just what everyone exploring the sci-fi shooting of Destiny needs to cool down after a session of patrols, strikes, and PVP. The sounds of Destiny were composed by Marty O'Donnell, Mike Salvatori... More
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