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(Update) How Content ID and Party Hard's music screwed both YouTubers and TinyBuild

[Update: YouTube's PR team got back to us with some more information on the Content ID system. According to YouTube's help site, content matches for "so-called Royalty free production music libraries" -- see also: the music used in Party Ha...   read

 
 
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Disney and YouTube punish Pewdiepie over jokes, claim anti-Semitism

Disney and Maker studios have cut ties with YouTube star Pewdiepie (Felix Kjellberg) entirely on the grounds that several of his videos have featured anti-Semitic content, including two Indian men that Kjellberg paid to hold up signs saying...   read

 
 

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Brazzers now offers Let's Plays featuring famous pornstars

Much as how adult entertainment giant Playboy embraced gaming with its well written editorials and Gamer Next Door series, Brazzers hopes to do the same with their own line of Let's Plays. On their safe-for-work YouTube channel Trendzz (ha)...   read

 
 
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Amnesia Collection coming to PS4 just in time for Thanksgiving

The early Penumbra games were decent enough horror games, but Amnesia: The Dark Descent was the big hit that made Frictional Games a haunted household name (don't boo me). It later released a single piece of DLC titled Justin...   read

 
 
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The USPTO updates refusal of Sony's 'Let's Play' trademark application

A few weeks ago, Sony tried to trademark the phrase ‘Let’s Play’. Seeing as it’s a ubiquitous term for commentated gameplay that’s been used since the Something Awful forums coined it back in 2007, it’s n...   read

 
 
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Sony tried to trademark 'Let's Play'

Sony Computer Entertainment America apparently wants ownership over the term "Let's Play." This past October, the company applied for a trademark on the phrase, which it defines as "electronic transmission and streaming of video games via g...   read

 
 
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YouTube launching subscription service with exclusive PewDiePie show

Today, YouTube announced its new service YouTube Red that will have exclusive shows, movies, and make the site ad-free for $9.99 a month. Among the exclusive content announced for YouTube Red is Lazer Team, a sci-fi comedy by Rooster Teeth,...   read

 
 
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Jimmy Kimmel and some oversensitive gamers

A couple of weeks ago, late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel took a few comedic jabs at YouTube Gaming. While this would have normally been a forgettable, unfunny little skit, some folks in the gaming community decided to respond with an o...   read

 
 
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PewDiePie'sYouTube channel is the first to get over 10 billion views

Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has become the first person on YouTube to get over 10 billion views on their channel. He announced the milestone on his Twitter. PewDiePie is the most-subscribed channel on YouTube, having amassed ov...   read

 
 
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Google takes on Twitch today with YouTube Gaming

Gaming is kind of a huge deal on YouTube -- it’s second only to music in terms of subscribers. The most subscribed channel on all of YouTube is PewDiePie, and he has been since December 2013. Elsewhere in the top 20 is VanossGaming, M...   read

 
 


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Watch IGA play Symphony of the Night with Double Fine

I hadn't really thought about it until now, but man, I would like to spend two hours today watching designer Koji Igarashi play Castlevania: Symphony of the Night alongside Double Fine senior gameplay programmer Anna Kipnis and videogame a...   read

 
 
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Speedrunner hilariously breaks Psychonauts as its developers watch in horror

More fun times from Double Fine's Devs Play series. This episode, if you've seen the exceptional Lion King and Doom videos already, is centered on the studio's own baby, Psychonauts. Double Fine founder Tim Schafer and co. filed into a roo...   read

 
 
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Mike and Will spar with the stars in Game of Thrones

Will and I continue our journey through Westeros, but not before stopping by the throne room to have a little spat with Ma-Ma from Dredd 3D. Did you guys ever notice that 'Dredd' has three 'D's in it? That makes the title extra applicable!...   read

 
 
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We continue to fail at diplomacy in Game of Thrones

There's nothing more difficult than diplomacy, as we found out in today's Game of Thrones installment. When a fat jerk wanders into your hall, demanding blood and some kind of weird-ass tree, you've got no other choice but to parlay. Also,...   read

 
 
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Mike and Will deliver some medieval haircuts in Game of Thrones

As Ol' Westwater and I continued our dangerous journey through Westeros, we came across a Barbershop Emergency™ in progress. Now, we couldn't just pass by and leave that poor man with that haircut, so we thought it'd be a good idea t...   read

 
 
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We stab dudes and get stabbed in Telltale's Game of Thrones

Oh hey, Destructoid! What's up? You're looking great, as usual. My name is Mike Cosimano and I've actually been around these parts before! But now that Max is fleeing to a non-extradition country to escape punishment for his crimes, you're...   read

 
 
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Double Fine's Devs Play video series is fantastic

Even if you aren't usually one for Let's Play videos, I'd suggest taking a look, if only for a moment, at Double Fine and 2 Player Productions' slick, informative new YouTube series Devs Play. The debut episode is The Lion King for Sega Ge...   read

 
 
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Joylancer is better than Jed's corny uncle at Thanksgiving

Jed's back with more of his ride through Joylancer: Legendary Motor Knight. Jed relates a story of his uncle's lame, perv-y jokes at Thanksgiving, admits he's lost his passion for collectibles, and just straight up forgets everything that'...   read

 
 
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Jed yearns for your puckering opinions of Joylancer

We have heard your cries for more beard, and they are not going unanswered. Today the second part of Jed conquering Joylancer is available for your quivering senses. So, feast your eyes on this Game Boy Color-esque hack 'n' slash adventure...   read

 
 
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Dimmujed got a happy protrusion for Joylancer: Legendary Motor Knight

Jed's back with another retro-style indie game. Joylancer: Legendary Motor Knight puts players in an old school side-scrolling hack 'n' slash with Game Boy Color graphical sensibilities. Jed got to revving up his motorized lance ...   read

 
 
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We made Dimmujed play Titan Souls because we got too drunk

A little while ago, Max and I were bribed with booze by Devolver Digital to play Titan Souls, an upcoming monster-slaying action game. We got so drunk during our stream of the game, that I'm not even going to link the video here. Luckily, ...   read

 
 
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We played Binding of Isaac: Rebirth because we haven't had a good cry in a while

Max and I started playing The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth because it's a good-ass game, and we like to do gaming. Max has actually never played any iteration of Binding of Isaac before, so I let him go first, knowing that I'd only have to wa...   read

 
 
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We're starting to lose our patience with Ass Creed: Unity

Max and I are still working our way through the first hour of Assassin's Creed: Unity. I really like re-watching this part of our playthrough because every time I do, I see a new NPC twitching or jostling around. Also, we made jokes about ...   read

 
 
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We started pondering metaverse theory because AssCreed Unity is boring

Max and I were fighting to stay awake through the beginning of Assassin's Creed Unity, and Max posited a theory that many Ubisoft published games exist in the same universe. Then we saw a fancy boy and a pig and at least had something to j...   read

 
 
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Max outs Kevin Spacey as sassy and mean while we play Advanced Warfare

Max and I were trudging along in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, when I shared a gut feeling that Kevin Spacey is not a very nice person. Max proceeded to share a story related by an ex-girlfriend, who had her adoration of Spacey crushed b...   read

 
 



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