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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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Upload uppercuts to YouTube with Ultra Street Fighter 4

Ultra Street Fighter 4 is bringing direct YouTube uploading to the series, meaning players should be able to get thumbs up for their thumb-twiddling skills in no time. As revealed on Capcom Unity, the fighter re-release lets players select any match from their online log to upload in either low or...

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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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