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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 tops first YouTube Top Trending Games list

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 04, 2016 8:00am PST

YouTube is now measuring which games are trending across its site, based on user views and uploads, and the first game to top its list isn't even officially out yet.

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"PVZ GW 2 is my most anticipated game for the Q1 2016. I absolutely love the original and the ..."

- Old School Jimmy see all 6 comments

YouTube Music now available on iPhone and Android devices

By Daniel Perez, Nov 12, 2015 9:28am PST

YouTube Music is finally here. Find out what it's all about here.

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YouTube Red launching next week to offer ad-free videos for $9.99 per month

By Daniel Perez, Oct 21, 2015 11:07am PDT

It's finally time to put your money where your mouth is as Google has announced it's launching an ad-free YouTube service next week, called YouTube Red.

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"lol, this is pretty much why paying for YouTube is a terrible idea. "

- jdcope see all 48 comments

Microsoft partners with YouTube for 6-hour Halo 5 broadcast on Oct. 26

By Daniel Perez, Oct 15, 2015 6:46am PDT

Halo 5: Guardians will be the highlight of a special 6-hour live broadcast, which will air exclusively on YouTube.

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YouTube Gaming launching this summer to compete with Twitch

By Daniel Perez, Jun 12, 2015 11:00am PDT

YouTube is now getting into the business of video game content as the company has announce YouTube Gaming will launch this summer.

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"Also, paid subs? Donations? Sub emotes? These are surprisingly important things to a lot of ..."

- Ambient80 see all 7 comments

YouTube will kick off E3 2015 coverage with new reveal from Platinum Games

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 11, 2015 12:20am PDT

YouTube will have its own E3 2015 coverage slated to begin on Monday with host Geoff Keighley. In addition to a number of special guests, the event coverage will also feature an announcement for the latest effort from Platinum Games.

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"Holy fuck, Vanquish was the best 3rd person shooter I've played since Resident Evil 4 (same ..."

- EnhancedInterrogator see all 5 comments

YouTube reveals top 10 Let's Play games for 10th birthday celebration

By Daniel Perez, May 13, 2015 12:35pm PDT

We aren't at all surprised to read what the top game is on YouTube, but there still are some surprising additions.

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"It's awesome man. He has a bunch of different fallout runs that I've enjoyed a bunch! "

- Fiisher see all 12 comments

Surgeon Simulator 2013 devs create shower sim starring PewDiePie, Weeble, and more

By Daniel Perez, Apr 03, 2015 6:41am PDT

Our life-long dream of being able to shower, dry, and clothe PewDiePie has finally come true.

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"Also, I'm amused that this was explicitly created as part of an Ashens game jam, and yet he's ..."

- Conan see all 8 comments

Report: YouTube Live relaunching at E3 2015 to take on Twitch

By Daniel Perez, Mar 25, 2015 9:05am PDT

Google has its eyes set on the livestream and eSports scenes, and it's expected to relaunch YouTube Live to attempt to dethrone Twitch.

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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.

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"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.

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"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.

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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.

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"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.

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"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.

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

- bigimp see all 99 comments