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11:30 AM on 11.19.2013

Microsoft shows off Xbox One's recording and sharing

Major Nelson, the poster child for the Xbox, posted a video showing how the recording function will work on the Xbox One. In it, Kyle Lampe uses his voice to command the Xbox One to record gameplay, edit the clip, and upload...

Joshua Derocher

11:00 AM on 11.13.2013

YouTube, Miiverse, and more in a 3DS firmware update

If you've fancied watching your favorite online videos on your Nintendo portable, then you're now in luck. The 3DS will support YouTube in a firmware update that will arrive next month. Sure, almost everything and its mother ...

Alasdair Duncan

11:30 AM on 11.11.2013

Watch the Minecraft documentary for free on YouTube

The documentary on Minecraft that 2 Player Productions released back in 2011 is now up in its entirety on YouTube. This is a full and official release of Minecraft: The Story of Mojang, and it's not some pirated garbage...

Joshua Derocher

8:00 AM on 11.04.2013

Vlambeer wants YouTubers to get filthy rich off its games

While some of the larger videogame companies have made a habit out of asserting copyright claims against YouTubers that broadcast videos of their titles, Vlambeer is taking the exact opposite approach. The Dutch indie develop...

Brett Makedonski

4:15 PM on 10.21.2013

Mega Man goes all glass tile in stop-motion animation

Zach King, known as FinalCutKing on YouTube, created this cool Mega Man stop-motion video using over 1,000 tiny glass tiles. It took him about 10,000 photos to string together these couple of minutes of animation.  I ap...

Dale North

10:00 AM on 10.21.2013

Day One: Garry's Incident developers censoring criticism

Wild Games Studio, the company behind Day One: Garry's Incident, is currently caught up in a controversy surrounding criticism of its game on YouTube. Immensely popular PC game critic John "TotalBiscuit" Bain has accused the ...

Jim Sterling

3:48 PM on 10.14.2013

Super Mario Bros. 1UP swag

I'm following Japanese YouTube user Haya S simply for little videos like this. The 1UP from this area of the stage is impressive enough, but I love how he tops it off with a perfectly timed fireball right in front of Mario's face at the 0:44 mark. 

Dale North

1:30 PM on 07.18.2013

Adventure Time skips PS Vita, Namco trolls system fans

The new Adventure Time game is coming to Xbox 360, PS3, 3DS, and Wii U, noticeably omitting the long-suffering PlayStation Vita from its lineup. As you might expect, Vita owners are a bit upset at the snub, and have taken to ...

Jim Sterling



Should publishers try to profit from user-created videos? photo
Should publishers try to profit from user-created videos?
by Conrad Zimmerman

Last week, it came to light that Nintendo has started making content claims for popular videos on YouTube which feature their products, including "Let's Play" and other forms of walkthrough content, taking the ad revenue which would have normally gone to the uploader. As the first major sign of corporate intervention in the rapidly expanding form of entertainment which (in all but a few circumstances) necessitates the use of another's intellectual property, one has to wonder: Should they even be trying to profit from the content their customers create?

Answer The Question for yourself in the comments!

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Contest: Are YOU the Internet's Next Top Streamer? photo
Contest: Are YOU the Internet's Next Top Streamer?
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners are GrumpyTurtle, Johnny Luchador, and Shadowiii!]

Dtoid is partnering with our friends at Elgato to give away three of their badass Game Capture HD game recorders! Valued at $179 each, these devices allow you to capture gameplay and live-stream at 1080p from your Xbox 360, PS3, or PC.

To win one of these beauties, you need to make the case for why you have what it takes to be The Internet's Next Top Streamer! Write an essay in our community blogs, record a video of yourself gaming with your shoddy little webcam, or do something completely off the wall to show us why we should help make your dreams come true. The choice is yours! The only requirement is that you do something to demonstrate your winning personality.

So what do you say? Think you've got the skills to rub elbows with the big boys like those at Dtoid TV? Now's your chance. Once you've figured out your entry, just post a link to it in the comments below. You have until Friday, May 17 at 11:59 PM Pacific to make your submission, and the contest is open WORLDWIDE! Good luck, everyone!

(Don't want to leave it up to chance? Click here to buy a Game Capture HD right now.)

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Nintendo is claiming ownership of Let's Play videos
by Tony Ponce

The last time we heard about a major game publisher slapping the wrists of innocent YouTube channel operators, it was SEGA forcing the removal of videos that so much as breathed word of the Shining Force series. Whatever reason a company has for punishing fans who merely want to share love for their favorites games, I'm not buying it.

Now it's Nintendo with a shifty look in its eyes. Let's Player Zack Scott has taken to reddit, revealing that Nintendo is in the process of taking ownership of his gameplay videos, starting with LPs of Super Mario 3D Land. It's not a complete takedown as was the case with SEGA, rather an action taken via YouTube's Content ID system to redirect ad revenue to Nintendo's pockets instead of the video creator's. It's not an isolated event, either -- several other YouTubers have also confirmed claims against their own Mario-related game footage.

You could make the argument that content creators shouldn't expect to earn revenue from footage of a game they can't personally claim legal ownership of. But as Scott expressed in a follow-up post on Facebook, LPs offer a blend of entertaining commentary and helpful guidance that could even inspire interest where previously there was none. The success of these videos relies on the talent and likeability of the authors almost as much as on the game itself, sometimes more so.

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7:30 AM on 04.25.2013

Snag brentalfloss' unreleased YouTube jams for $0.59 each

[Video uploaded by bedsidecargo] Internet songman brentalfloss has uploaded many funny and creative music videos to his YouTube page over the years. Among those, he cherry-picked a few choice tunes, re-rerecorded them with im...

Tony Ponce

1:15 PM on 04.02.2013

Enjoy all of BioShock Infinite in this 3.5-hour movie

Just this past weekend I finished BioShock Infinite, and as a huge fan of the original BioShock this game did not disappoint. I'm still thinking about the story and making new revelations -- and it's been two days ...

Jason Cabral

3:30 PM on 03.18.2013

BioShock Infinite is clearly a WoW clone

Someone has finally found a way to make YouTube comments useful. Almost. [Via @DrewHolmes]

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:00 PM on 02.11.2013

Happy Console Gamer laments lost game saves of the past

So, maybe I just want an excuse to promote one of my favorite YouTube gaming channels? In Happy Console Gamer's latest video (of which he's had a couple lately), he looks back at some painful memories of losing game saves --...

Allistair Pinsof

6:30 PM on 02.11.2013

Ex-BioWare Greg Zeschuk is beer Jesus in his new web show

In case you ever doubted BioWare co-founder Greg Zeschuk's plan to launch a documentary web series on beer, he now has two episodes on YouTube of his show, The Beer Diaries. He's also gone hardcore Jesus with the facial hair...

Allistair Pinsof