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FTC comes down on Machinima for 'deceptive' Xbox One marketing

In late 2013, around the time that the Xbox One launched, YouTube content creation group Machinima struck an advertising deal with Microsoft. The marketing campaign would feature videos from Machinima's network of influencers. More specific...   read

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YouTube Gaming

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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Here comes the money

PewDiePie reportedly made $7.45 million in 2014

Love him or hate him, Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg has the biggest subscriber base on YouTube, currently sitting at over 37 million in total. According to a report from Swedish tabloid Expressen, Kjellberg's company PewDiePie Production...   read

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Final Fantasy VII remake
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So people are really into this Final Fantasy VII remake

I was rooting around YouTubes as one does when a number of (hah) zeros caught my eye: 10,018,000. That was the view count on the PlayStation upload of the Final Fantasy VII remake announcement trailer (there's an additional million views be...   read

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OP Gamers
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New show for gamers might be the worst thing I've ever seen

Do you like forced memes? Sure you do. Want to see some YouTube clips you've probably already seen six months or more ago? Of course! How do you feel about awkwardly inserted slang and grown-ass men talking about “Christmas noob...   read

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Super Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros. getting instant YouTube uploads

Every now and then in the Destructoid editors' chat room, Patrick Hancock will post an animated GIF he made of some impressive thing he did in Super Smash Bros. From now on, it'll be even easier for him to show off; he'll only need to paste...   read

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Nintendo's pre-E3 Smash 4 Stream starts at 10:40 AM EST

The news about Ryu, Roy, the old Kirby stage from Smash N64, new trophies, songs, and Mii outfits all coming to Super Smash Bros. leaked yesterday, but there are still many details about this DLC left to be uncovered, and plenty of po...   read

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YouTube Gaming

YouTube announces Gaming app, improved livestream

Today, YouTube announced YouTube Gaming: a hub specifically designed to curate gaming content. YouTube Gaming will take the form of both a website and a mobile app, and will launch sometime "this summer" alongside improved live streaming to...   read

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Mad Max Parody
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Mad Max: Mario Kart Fury gets murderously Miyamoto

Get angry that you didn't think of it first. Uploaded two days ago, Kris Sundberg's mashup parody of Mario Kart and Mad Max: Fury Road has already racked up 1.4 million views and counting, possibly from all the repeat viewers trying t...   read

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YouTube live streaming

YouTube adds 1080p 60fps live streaming

Looks like YouTube is making a big push to steal some of Twitch's streamers and audience. YouTube launched 60fps live streaming at 720p and 1080p today alongside an HTML5 player. While Twitch has had these features for some time, 1080p...   read

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Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures Miiverse loses screenshot sharing

[Update: Comment from the game's developer on the situation can be found here.] Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures is not just for fans of the Angry Video Game Nerd. I know this from personal experience. I'm completely lukewarm to the charact...   read

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YouTube censors
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YouTube bans Yandere Simulator anime panty shots, commenters are pissed

The developer of Yandere Simulator made a recent unfortunate discovery. YouTube removed one of his videos for violating its policy on nudity and sexual content -- a claim that he seemingly vehemently disagrees with. The offending cont...   read

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Golden Mario amiibo hunt
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The Great Golden Mario amiibo Hunt & amiibo painting pandemonium!

Last night I ventured out to see if I could aquire golden Mario amiibo from Walmart as well as the Mario Party 10 bundle with the normal Mario amiibo live on our Twitch channel. It was a thrill ride that most of you probably miss...   read

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Remembering kitty0706

[Dtoid community blogger SeymourDuncan17 remembers a pioneer in the machinima scene. Rest in peace, Kitty. --Mr Andy Dixon] [Image credit: SpikyMilkshake] This has been the hardest blog for me to write. Even though I have the motivatio...   read

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Nintendo YouTube Creators Program goes beta

If you happen to be a scorned YouTuber who fell victim to some copyright drama with your Nintendo-related material, then you'll be happy to know Nintendo has a solution for you: The Nintendo Creators Program. Now in its Beta form, this is t...   read

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Five Nights lore
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Five Nights at Freddy's lore video is spooky

Turns out I was already behind the times when I made a goof about lore videos in my Five Nights at Freddy's 2 review. This excellent YouTube video from The Game Theorists takes a look at a possible deeper meaning behind the first game in t...   read

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These Japanese ladies playing P.T. are the best

Check out these Japanese ladies playing the P.T. "interactive trailer" that was released this week at gamescom. I think they're all hilarious but I love the face the one lady makes at 0:46. She's like, oh sh*t. Then, oh SH*T. And then ther...   read

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PS4 update will let friends join games they don't own

Included in Sony's big fall update will be the ability to join in with your friends' gaming experience, even if you don't own the game itself. Share Play is being described as a "virtual couch" and is online co-op multiplayer. Some of the e...   read

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Watch Ro make some Minecraft candy pops in this episode of Nerdy Nummies

You might not know this about me, but I'm a big fan of Rosanna Pansino's Nerdy Nummies series. She's bubbly, fun, and puts me in a great mood while teaching me how to make treats based on my favorite videogame and other media properties. T...   read

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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 the United Stat...   read

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Smooth McGroove
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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 personal...   read

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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 videos and Yogsca...   read

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YouTubers and ethics

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 regard to the media....   read

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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's talking The ...   read

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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 months," there are a...   read

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