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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 photo
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

4:15 PM on 02.11.2013

YouTube is now available on European PlayStation 3s

In case you don't have anything else that can project YouTube to your TV, European PS3 owners (and 19 countries overall) can now surf aimlessly for cat videos. The US already had access to the app, but now our European brethr...

Chris Carter





10:00 PM on 02.05.2013

Raiden will steal boss weapons in Metal Gear Revengeance

Our latest look at Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance shows off some of the bosses weapons Raiden can earn after defeating bosses. The Pole-Arm looks great for fighting groups of enemies, the tactical sai can pull you into enemi...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:30 AM on 01.29.2013

Check out this concept of an augmented reality Mega Man

In the future, who knows what games will be like? Will augmented reality be relegated to a gimmick of the past, or will it be utilized to its fullest potential? Youtube user GakAttack created a video that takes up the latter...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 01.07.2013

Get in the Halo mood with this trick jumping video

If there's one thing I love, it's Halo trick jump videos. The creator, ReiKo from Jumprs.org, takes on some really cool jumps from the original maps and the ones included in the Crimson map pack. Not only are the jumps actua...

Chris Carter

5:00 PM on 12.31.2012

The Halo 4 Mythbusters video series has some neat tips

Halo 4 has been out for nearly two months now, which means people have had a sufficient amount of time to f*ck with it. As the community suggests more and more crazy things to mess around with, the folks at Defend the House ...

Chris Carter