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Report: Google deal to acquire Twitch for $1 billion is so on

Google has acquired Twitch for $1 billion, Venture Beat reports, citing people "familiar with the matter." This follows a report in May that Google (via YouTube) was in talks to acquire Twitch. Twitch offered no comment on the new claim. Venture Beat notes that details are scarce on the deal and...

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YouTube to introduce support for 60 frames per second

YouTube videos rendered in 48 and 60 frames per second are to finally become a reality in the coming months. Following a year in which 1080p and 60fps have become increasingly familiar bedfellows for the video game industry, YouTube promoted its higher framerates with new videos of Battlefield:...

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YouTube wunderkind PewDiePie earns over $4 million each year

If you're contemplating a career change, you may want to look into playing video games and shouting into a camera, as doing just that has made Felix Kjellberg a millionaire. Better known by his phonetically troublesome online handle "PewDiePie," Kjellberg has turned online video game streaming...

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PS4 sharing expands with YouTube uploads this year

Sony will add YouTube to its list of broadcast options via the DualShock 4's Share button on PS4, SCEA President Shawn Layden announced during the company's E3 2014 press conference today. Not only will players be able to upload clips directly to YouTube, but they will have the option to both...

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PSA: Netflix, Hulu among apps now free to use on Xbox Live

Last month, Microsoft announced it will no longer keep entertainment apps like Netflix, Hulu Plus and HBO Go behind its Xbox Live premium paywall. The change to its Xbox Live service structure is now in effect, allowing non-paying users to use the aforementioned apps in addition to ones like...

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Nintendo planning YouTube revenue-splitting affiliate program

Nintendo is planning a revenue-sharing affiliate program for those using gameplay footage of its games on YouTube. Video bloggers and "Let's Play" creators alike will need permission from the publisher to broadcast their gameplay clips, according to two tweets from the publisher (as translated by...

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Report: YouTube to acquire Twitch for $1 billion [Update]

YouTube has opted to buy into the streaming video game business by acquiring Twitch for $1 billion, according to Variety. Citing unnamed sources close to the deal, Variety claims the $1 billion figure will change hands in an all-cash deal, with an official announcement and full details arriving...

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Upload gameplay to YouTube on Xbox One tomorrow, 360 gets GoPro app

Microsoft is updating the YouTube app on Xbox One to allow players to upload gameplay clips directly to the video platform starting tomorrow. The app will integrate with the Game DVR and Upload services already present on the console; players will just need to enter the system's settings, select...

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Valve's Dota 2 documentary, 'Free To Play,' tallies over 5.5 million views

Though less than a week has passed since its debut, Valve's Free To Play has already proven a massive hit by attracting over 5.5 million viewers during its opening weekend. The film, which was produced internally at Valve Software, follows three professional Dota 2 players from around the...

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The Last of Us making-of documentary now on YouTube

Grounded: The Making of The Last of Us, a documentary that chronicles the creation of Naughty Dog's post-pandemic PlayStation 3 action game, is now free to watch on YouTube. Previously available as an exclusive bonus for The Last of Us Season Pass buyers, Grounded tackles the game's...

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