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7:00 PM on 12.04.2012

Here are most of the rest of the Wii U Challenge videos

Yesterday, I talked about the Wii U Challenge, a video jam of sorts in which 50 YouTube artists were each sent a Wii U Deluxe Set and asked to make a short film that incorporated the hardware and software in some fashion. On...

Tony Ponce

4:00 PM on 12.03.2012

A bunch of YouTubers pay tribute to the Wii U

Throughout today and tomorrow, you are going to see a lot of videos like this one pop up on YouTube. Through the LA-based Brand About Town, notable content makers like Jimmy Wong, Andre "Black Nerd" Meadows, Mega64, Warialas...

Tony Ponce



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Sega forcing removal of Shining Force videos on YouTube
by Tony Ponce

Over the past few days, Sega has been forcing YouTube users to remove uploaded videos of the Sega Saturn RPG Shining Force III lest their entire channels get shut down. While this is not an altogether uncommon practice for a company trying to protect its IP, the fact that Sega is targeting just specific content is rather curious. In any case, it's pretty damn heartless.

The likely reason for this action is that a new PSP installment in the Shining series, Shining Ark, will launch in Japan in February, thus Sega is afraid that consumers searching YouTube for trailers will find old gameplay footage instead and confuse the two. By extension, even videos of Shining the Holy Ark, another Saturn-era title, are being targeted because of the similar name.

Many YouTube channels have already been hit, including that of popular game critic TotalBiscuit, who has since removed all Sega content from his page out of disgust. No type of content was spared -- Let's Plays, walkthroughs, and random gameplay clips all got flagged. Hell, even videos of fans just talking about the Shining series with no accompanying game footage whatsoever are apparently copyright violations!

Remember earlier this year when the Internet took a stand against SOPA / PIPA? This was the kind of nonsense we were fighting against. This is unbelievably bad form. It makes no sense either, because why are just the Saturn Shining games catching most of the heat? Why isn't Sega going after the whole pie? If you are going to be a dick, don't stop in mid-f*ck.

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4:00 PM on 11.24.2012

YouTube on Wii U's browser is all kinds of amazing

It's been about a week since the Wii U launched, enough time to run the system through its paces. I've had my fair share of problems, and I really hope Nintendo addresses those matters sooner rather than later. However, there...

Tony Ponce

11:30 AM on 11.22.2012

Wii U welcomes Amazon Instant Video and YouTube

No sooner was the switch for Hulu Plus on Wii U flipped than Amazon Instant Video and YouTube given life as well. Both apps are now available on the main menu -- following a small update for each, natch. If you've already rem...

Tony Ponce

12:00 PM on 11.19.2012

Uncharted 'fans' FUUUUURIOUS at card game spin-off

Uncharted: Fight for Fortune was only officially revealed this morning, but already the "fanbase" is up in arms and inconsolable at the idea that a spin-off game would dare to actually spin off from something. THE VERY IDEA! ...

Jim Sterling

5:15 PM on 11.15.2012

Who needs a Wii U when the Wii has YouTube functionality?

Do you have a Wii U preorder in? Are you excited about this weekend's launch? Screw it! Cancel it all! You don't need it anymore as the Wii gets YouTube functionality. Today (yes, just today), YouTube announces that the Wii h...

Dale North





9:55 AM on 10.18.2012

Sony teases 'The Reload'

Check out this video posted to Sony's PlayStation Channel YouTube page this morning. It features what looks to be the same check-in counter girl from the last video teaser we saw from Sony. She's just going about her busines...

Dale North

1:30 PM on 09.07.2012

What gamers say about Capcom's Remember Me

Capcom released a new gameplay demo video of Remember Me yesterday, and the response from gamers was ... rather cynical. Whether it's due to residual resentment of Capcom or the actual quality of the game is for you to decide...

Jim Sterling

1:00 PM on 09.05.2012

Silent Hill HD Collection is much worse than we thought

Twin Perfect has posted some of the most well researched Silent Hill analysis videos on the internet and now they have put their magnifying glass to Konami's much maligned HD collection. If Konami paid close attentio...

Allistair Pinsof

11:00 AM on 08.09.2012

Things gamers say about Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Call of Duty: Black Ops II revealed its multiplayer this week with a new trailer, and you better believe that people on the Internet had opinions about it! There's been a huge backlash against Call of Duty ever since Modern W...

Jim Sterling

1:15 PM on 04.18.2012

YouTube hiring for work on next generation consoles

YouTube has listed a job position for a software engineer that will develop versions of YouTube to work with next generation consoles. Under the listed responsibilities we find that they're looking to "build the next generat...

Dale North

2:15 PM on 12.13.2011

VidRhythm is free today, updated with holiday content

VidRhythm is a silly little iOS thing that's a lot of fun to play with. I created the above corgi music video with it. I've already recommended it to you, but I'm giving you another push now as it's free today. Harmonix...

Dale North

2:00 PM on 10.06.2011

The DTOID Show: Conrad Bears His Dark Soul

Hey Gang! Here's yesterday's Destructoid Show. For reasons I do not understand, this post didn't go live last night. In any case, here it is now. If you want to catch our episodes when they're fresh outta the video-oven, be ...

Max Scoville

2:30 PM on 08.06.2011

Group behind Sonic Musical returns with two new numbers

Sega's 20th Anniversary party at E3 was probably the highlight of the show for a lot of people; there's not a whole lot that can top a live performance of Needlemouse: The musical. Well, that wondrous group of theatrical gen...

Liam Fisher



New Destructoid Episode: Mega Catherine Infestation! photo
New Destructoid Episode: Mega Catherine Infestation!
by Max Scoville

Hey gang, another helping of cold-blood Destructoid Show street justice for you.

First, Mega Man Legends 3 is cancelled, and Jonathan Holmes needs a hug. Some hoodlums were so mad, they vandalized the Wikipedias! But hey, on the bright side (?) Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge is coming to the 3DS store thing. SEGA finally addresses the Xenomorph in the room and announces Aliens: Infestation for the DS, along with screenshots! Some guy at EA said something about percentages and consoles or microtransformers or something. Conrad was nice enough to send us a video review for Catherine, and since he didn't show us his mustache, you should probably click over to his full review for a peek. Final Fantasy Tactics: War of The Lions is strategy-ing its way to PSN and iOS. Goldeneye 007: Reloaded is happening for the 360/PS3, so we can have our bros over for some four-player split-screen shooting time. (Obviously bros don't play Wii.) Still no word on Judi Dench or big-head mode. Finally, Tara, Jim, Holmes and I do a weekly podcast called Podtoid. This week, we condone the use of opium. I think.

Finally, this Friday's episode of The Destructoid Show will be coming to you LIVE from our YouTube channel. This is at 4 PM PST/7 PM EST, and 11 PM GMT. (I think. I only know stubborn American time-telling.) We are going to be giving away FREE PSN codes for Limbo, so tune in.

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