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YouTuber boogie2988 on Microsoft contracts: 'It is the norm'

Marketing programs from Microsoft and EA offer extra cash to YouTubers if they agree to present a positive image of certain games or hardware – these contracts were outed to the public this week, but YouTube personality boogie2988 argues that these companies are not outliers; they're the...

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EA Ronku program pays YouTubers for game coverage, with rules

EA's Ronku program offers YouTube personalities extra cash for covering specific aspects of EA games, with rules regarding what the players can say or show on-camera. For the "Battlefield 4 Launch" Ronku assignment, YouTubers wouldn't receive compensation if they made "a video that focuses on...

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Microsoft recognizes YouTubers as influential but wants rules

A recent marketing promotion between Microsoft and Machinima has sparked a discussion about the ethics of how YouTubers make a living. Ars Technica has a piece detailing a recent promotion where Microsoft (through Machinima) could pay YouTubers up to $3,750 for a video featuring Xbox One content,...

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Pulp Fiction looks like a pretty #%&@ good arcade game

Pulp Fiction was never translated into video game format, but if it had been, maybe it would have looked something like what the folks over at CineFix have created. And boy, does it look like a doosy; there's street brawl beat-em-up stages, a car-cleaning button-mashing mini-game, a drug...

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Watch the Steam Controller play more than a dozen games

YouTube channel Trial By Game issued a slew of Steam Machines and Steam Controller videos in the last week. Using its prototype hardware, the channel delivered 23 related videos to date, many of which show the Steam Controller in action with games like Surgeon Simulator 2013, Metro: Last Light,...

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TuneCore explains music-based YouTube claims

Following music-related copyright claims on Terry Cavanagh's trailer for his own game, VVVVVV, as well as composer Magnus Pålsson's discovery that he was getting copyright claims on his own music, music distributor TuneCore has released an explanation for its role in the situation. Both...

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Non-profit resource launched in response to YouTube Content ID crackdown

Defender's Quest developer Lars Doucet has launched an online resource for the Let's Play community following YouTube's recent expansion of its Content ID Match system, which resulted in widespread revenue denial for affected content creators. Inspired by the community-rallying #wholetsplay...

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YouTube explains its expanded Content ID system, rise in claims

YouTube's Content ID program scans videos for copyrighted content – music, graphics and the like – and gives the copyright holder the option to monetize, block or track these videos. YouTube recently revamped Content ID, and some Let's Play personalities have received claims, mostly...

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Gameplay videos getting flagged on YouTube again

YouTube has confirmed it's taking a fresher, steely approach to videos flagged by its "Content ID Match" system, which will have an impact on monetization of Let's Play content. Prominent accounts such as TheRadBrad, TetraNinja and GhostRobo have received claims, which seem to be targeting music...

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YouTube, dancing cats now available on 3DS

Look, we know you've got a computer, smartphone, tablet and/or a gaming console. In case you'd prefer to conduct like or dislike-bombs from five devices at once, however, the YouTube app for the 3DS that was depicted in the most recent Nintendo Direct is now available in North America and Europe. ...

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