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5:30 PM on 07.24.2014

Google buys Twitch for a billion bucks

Nintendo may think watching Twitch streams is not fun, but a lot of people disagree. Twitch has 50 million active users per month. That's more than the population of California. That's more than 20 times the amount of people ...

Steven Hansen


3:30 PM on 07.22.2014

Smooth McGroove makes me feel horrible about my humming abilities yet again

Smooth McGroove does it again with this wonderful arrangement of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link's Temple/Palace Theme. This man is a bundle of talent and I can't wait to see his next new take on an old classic. As a rule, YouTube personalities don't normally impress me in this manner, but I've enjoyed Smooth's takes on classic gaming tunes. Perhaps it'll brighten your day a bit as well. 

Brittany Vincent

10:30 AM on 07.16.2014

Yogscast participating in revenue share to promote Space Engineers

YouTube streaming group Yogscast has announced that they will form a partnership with Keen Software. In return for a share of sales revenue for a month of the game Space Engineers, Yogscast will offer a series of vi...

Brittany Vincent

6:30 PM on 07.14.2014

Survey: More than 25% of popular YouTubers admit to taking cash from publishers

The videogame industry sees its share of controversies and hot-button conversations come and go on a near weekly basis. However, one talking point that always manages to stick around is the topic of ethics, usually with regar...

Brett Makedonski

6:00 AM on 07.02.2014

Egoraptor finally decided to get back to Sequelitis

He sang, he danced, and starred in an awful Pokémon rap video. Seriously -- it was really bad. And now Egoraptor is finally back to doing what we love best: his awesome Sequelitis video series. In the latest entry, he...

Brittany Vincent

3:30 PM on 06.27.2014

YouTube to finally support videos running at 60 frames per second

At VidCon 2014, YouTube previewed a number of upcoming features and at long last, videos running at 60 frames per second are on the way. 48fps videos are also planned, and while this support will roll out "in the coming month...

Jordan Devore

3:30 PM on 06.17.2014

PewDiePie reportedly earns $4 million a year

In a piece on Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg, The Wall Street Journal reports that the famed YouTube personality brings in millions of dollars generated from ads placed on his videos. Make that around $4 million per year, ...

Jordan Devore

9:20 PM on 06.09.2014

YouTube support for PS4 Share captures coming this year

YouTube uploads will be supported on PS4 later this year, Sony Entertainment America president and CEO Shawn Layden announced during the company's E3 2014 press briefing. At long last, you'll be able to hit the Share button a...

Jordan Devore

11:45 AM on 06.02.2014

Guile's theme really does go with everything

Wait for it... Wa-poosh! [More corgi goodness on the Goro@Welsh corgi YouTube Channel]

Dale North

4:00 PM on 05.31.2014

Get stuck in the metal with this 17-minute tribute to video games

What's more metal than a 17-minute instrumental medley featuring some of your favorite video game tracks? Anything Nathan Explosion touches, but that's beside the point. This impressive project was three years in the making,...

Brittany Vincent

2:30 PM on 05.27.2014

Splitting coin: Nintendo opens affiliate program for YouTube videos

Nintendo has changed its stance regarding the company's games being broadcast on YouTube videos. Now, instead of filing claims against videos that depict its titles, Nintendo wants in on the action. Nintendo has unveiled a Yo...

Brett Makedonski







Tuesday Newsday: Far Cry 4, Halo 5, Bombshell & TwitchTube photo
Tuesday Newsday: Far Cry 4, Halo 5, Bombshell & TwitchTube
by Max Scoville

There's been a whole bunch of interesting stuff to talk about in the last week! Halo 5: Guardians has been announced for 2015, Far Cry 4 is coming this fall, Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction has been rebranded as Bombshell, Tom Clancy's The Division is basically pulling a Watch Dogs and disappearing into development for another year or two, Playstation Now beta invites are going out to PS4 owners, and Twitch TV might be acquired by YouTube. Wild!

Go pre-order a gnarly Destructoid shirt here!

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9:00 PM on 05.19.2014

Check out the inner workings of a Game Boy and learn something while you're at it

Vsauce3 is back at it again, with another stop-motion video like the previous Oculus Rift Fact Surgery we featured not long ago. This time, it's delving into the inner workings of the Game Boy while delivering some facts abo...

Brittany Vincent

12:00 PM on 05.19.2014

YouTube reportedly in talks to buy Twitch for $1 billion

Google buying Twitch. Well, that's one way to scale. Sources with Variety say that Google's YouTube is working to acquire the streaming video site for "more than $1 billion" and preparing for U.S. regulators to challenge the ...

Jordan Devore

12:00 AM on 05.13.2014

Glean some interesting facts about Skyrim from this Did You Know Gaming? video

I don't watch too many YouTube video series, but I quite enjoy some of the facts Did You Know Gaming? serves up. Sometimes I actually walk away having learned a little something. I ended up liking the latest entry to the DYK...

Brittany Vincent

9:30 AM on 05.02.2014

Here's the entire Mario Kart 8 soundtrack

No one does racing music like Nintendo. Hell, music in general. There's a shine and polish on their work that no one else touches, and the melodies stick with you forever. As expected, Mario Kart 8's soundtrack is outsta...

Dale North