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  • YouTubers respond to EA's paid content incentives, "no opinions are bought"

    YouTube, EA, Microsoft and other parties came under fire in the games press this month over terms that surfaced regarding paid video incentives. It was believed that EA and Microsoft were poised to pay content creators to say positive things about their games, sparking claims of bias. Some personalities have stepped forward to clarify the […]

  • EA and Microsoft paying YouTubers for endorsements complies with FTC guidelines

    YouTubers being paid for positive coverage of games doesn’t breach the Federal Trade Commission’s guidelines, according to a spokesperson.

  • Meet the man walking to the end of Minecraft

    Everyone plays Minecraft differently. Some like to explore, some like to settle down and farm, some like to undertake massive building projects, some like to destroy others’ massive building projects. Kurt J. Mac heard the huge world has an end point, and decided to walk there.

  • YouTube rejects Terry Cavanagh's copyright appeal on VVVVVV

    YouTube has rejected Terry Cavanagh’s copyright appeal over a video of VVVVVV he posted on the service.

  • EA has also paid for YouTube promotions

    Following on from Microsoft and Machinima’s “typical” paid Xbox One promotion, one NeoGAF user has come forward with documents allegedly pertaining to a similar promotional deal pertaining to next-generation EA games. While not going into specifics, an EA representative confirmed the promotion’s existence with The Verge, saying that “some fans are compensated for the YouTube […]

  • Xbox One promotion offers financial return for positive coverage only - report

    YouTubers are abuzz today over a paid promotion permitting no negative coverage of Xbox One, Xbox One games, or host Machinima.

  • UPDATE: indies hit by Content ID on their own trailers, Twitter rage ensues

    YouTubers across the world are reporting a torrent of YouTube Content ID warnings landing in their inboxes in what is the start of a crackdown on monetised video game content. Get up-to-date reports on the matter here.

  • YouTube stands by Content ID system as is

    YouTube has reached out to users to explain its new and highly unpopular Content ID copyright claim system, and despite complaints from creators and rights holders alike, has not budged from its original position.

  • Developers may be "waiving their rights" if they allow YouTubers to use game footage

    The controversy of YouTube clamping down on gameplay videos continues, and now a lawyer well-versed in copyright law has weighed in on the subject, claiming that if developers allow YouTubers to continue unchecked, it may prevent them from taking action in the future if their footage is used in a manner they don’t like.

  • Xbox One YouTube app available at launch in most territories

    With the exception of Austria, Ireland and New Zealand, where it will roll out a few days later, a dedicated YouTube app will be available on Xbox One from day one in all launch territories. The app boasts Kinect voice and gesture commands, full 1080p streaming, and subscription support. YouTube and Microsoft are working to […]

  • GTA 5 YouTube policy outlined: machinima okay, spoilers not

    Rockstar parent company Take-Two Interactive has outlined its policies regarding user videos of Grand Theft Auto 5, if you’re keen to avoid a takedown notice.

  • Persona videos being taken off Youtube by Russian sketch actress

    Over the last couple of days video Let’s Plays, gameplay clips and even the soundtracks of Persona games have been taken down off Youtube due to copyright claims of a channel alledgedly owned by a Russian sketch comedian and news presenter.

  • Microsoft announces Upload Outreach Program, offering Xbox One consoles and games to streamers

    It would seem that Microsoft recognises the importance of YouTubers in the gaming market, as it announces the Upload Outreach Program. This will see a free console, free games, and a year of Xbox Live Gold go to 20 aspiring streamers.

  • Nintendo claims ad revenue on user-captured YouTube videos

    While generously not slapping Let’s Play creators with takedowns, Nintendo has put in ID claims on clips of its games beyond a certain length – bracketing them with adds and pocketing the revenue.

  • PlayStation 4 ad tops YouTube charts for February

    According to the Think with Google blog, the first PlayStation 4 ad totted up over 26 million views last month. Despite launching close to the end of the month, on February 20, it’s the most-viewed ad uploaded to YouTube for February, beating out a number of viral contenders like the Oreo whisper fight and Pepsi’s […]

  • PS3 YouTube app announced, available now

    PlayStation 3 has received its own dedicated YouTube app today, and Sony has kindly sent over a whopping list of app features. It can do quite a lot, it seems.

  • Vita YouTube app updated to version 2.0

    The Vita’s YouTube app has been received a significant update. Most of the changes seem to be enhancements to navigation and accessibility, with subscription management, channel views, better controls, playlists, closed captions, continuous playback, face button controls, sharing and improved search. A full change log is available on the PlayStation Blog.

  • Aero Porter, Pac-Man, YouTube head up US Nintendo Downloads

    Aero Porter and Pac-Man are just two titles on offer this week via the North American Nintendo eShop. Other titles include Invasion of the Alien Blobs!, Bloons TD 4, and the YouTube app for Wii U. Full update is below.

  • Wii YouTube app now available

    Well, this is odd. Visit the Nintendo Wii Channel and you can now grab a free YouTube app. Going by the announcement on the YouTube blog, the app is restricted to US residents only, but expected to reach other countries soon. The Wii is nearly six years old; its successor, the Wii U, launches in […]

  • YouTube now available for Vita

    Sony has announced YouTube is now available for Vita. The download is free through the US PS Vita Store on PSN, and service will allow users to do what they normally do on YouTube: recommended videos, search, access viewing history, add favorites, like or dislike a video, add trolling or positive comments. Fire up your […]

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