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YouTube rolls out 60fps video support for Chrome

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 29, 2014 2:30pm PDT

A day after deploying direct YouTube uploads for PlayStation 4, YouTube is now supporting 60fps videos on Chrome browsers.


"Can anyone 60fps? It wasn't working when I did it the other day"

- pyide see all 3 comments

Opinion: YouTube's Twitch acquisition rife with peril and possibilities

By Steve Watts, Aug 06, 2014 3:45pm PDT

Reports circulated over the weekend that YouTube (under Google) is planning to acquire Twitch for more than $1 billion. Just how beneficial this is to gamers will depend largely on how autonomous Twitch is allowed to be under the Google banner.


"Then just leave AdBlock on. Is whatever miniscule amount they earn from your ad view worth the ..."

- adamp117 see all 42 comments

PlayStation 4 getting direct YouTube uploads

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 09, 2014 7:11pm PDT

Sony Computer Entertainment President and CEO Shawn Layden took the stage at Sony's E3 press conference to discuss PlayStation Network. The service will be adding some new features, specifically YouTube sharing later this year.


Nintendo confirms YouTube affiliate program

By Robert Workman, May 28, 2014 2:30pm PDT

Nintendo has confirmed that a new affiliate program for YouTube players is in the works.


"I really love Nintendo, a full on fanatic, but I will never understand this."

- beef2187 see all 2 comments

Shack Snack: May 19, 2014

By Steven Wong, May 19, 2014 6:00pm PDT

End your day with a Shack Snack, a short recap of three big stories you should know. It's like a CliffsNotes for video games! If you enjoy, don't forget to subscribe to us on YouTube.


"this was actually pretty interesting. not a fan of the preview stuff at the beginning of the ..."

- Jikim see all 11 comments

YouTube acquires Twitch for more than $1 billion [Update]

By Ozzie Mejia, May 18, 2014 3:30pm PDT

YouTube has reached a deal to acquire video game streaming company Twitch. The deal is reportedly for more than $1 billion, all in cash. The deal would be the largest in YouTube's history.


"I'd say with the continued success of video games in general, the continued growth of online ..."

- bigimp see all 99 comments

YouTube adding native support for game DVR uploads on Xbox One

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 07, 2014 9:30am PDT

On Xbox One, you can record gameplay clips by saying "Xbox, Record That." And starting tomorrow, you'll be able to upload directly to YouTube.


"I actually really liked when I was able to do stuff like this on the 360 with BLOPS. I have all ..."

- snot3353 see all 5 comments

YouTube promo paid for positive mentions of Xbox One

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 20, 2014 2:15pm PST

The internet is abuzz with the ramifications of what appears to be a shady, unethical deal to promote Xbox One on YouTube.


"I don't know what's dumber, the spammed link or you getting angry over it. "

- adamp117 see all 92 comments

3DS gets Nintendo Network and Miiverse support in next update

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 13, 2013 9:00am PST

The next Nintendo 3DS system update will bring Nintendo Network accounts to the handheld, Nintendo announced in today's Nintendo Direct presentation. This'll finally let people who own both a 3DS and Wii U combine their two separate eShop balances, and Miiverse is coming t'b...


"They really need to convert the vanilla Wii Shop to regular currency."

- EnhancedInterrogator see all 9 comments

Nintendo monetizing fanmade videos on YouTube

By Andrew Yoon, May 16, 2013 12:00pm PDT

Fans that produce "Let's Play" style videos of Nintendo content will no longer be able to earn any ad revenue due to a new policy being enforced by the publisher.


"A business making money by screwing other people, not exactly new. What about every other ..."

- drac01 see all 77 comments

YouTube app launches on Wii

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 16, 2012 3:45pm PST

Wii U will launch with a YouTube app built into the system, but don't fret if you're sticking with Nintendo's original motion controlling console. Google has launched a dedicated YouTube app for the SD Wii.


"i like xbox live, but this is the #1 reason I'm not signing on with whatever their next console ..."

- UberKalden see all 5 comments

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 ban policy detailed

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 12, 2012 6:20am PST

You're reading this from a lawnchair outside your favourite video games retailer, where you've been camped out for a week awaiting the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. But wait! When that shiny box is in your hands and you rush home for your happiest moment of this year,...


"So what happens when servers have a level hack like some did with MW3? I never bought it, but I ..."

- jdcope see all 9 comments

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 packs in-game YouTube livestreaming

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 08, 2012 6:00am PST

Facebook and Twitter integration are so 2011, oldsters, social networking has moved on. Call of Duty: Black Ops II is being all hip and getting with the times, as publisher Activision today announced that it packs built-in support for livestreaming through YouTube, the hip a...


YouTube app coming to PS3 today

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 14, 2012 9:45am PDT

Starting today, PS3 owners are getting an official YouTube app.


"So ps3 owners can learn the joy of buffering for 30 seconds to watch 5 seconds of video."

- baron calamity see all 9 comments

YouTube, Amazon Instant Video coming to Wii U

By Steve Watts, Jun 05, 2012 9:18am PDT

Nintendo announced today that the Wii U will support a variety of video streaming services: YouTube, Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, and Hulu Plus.