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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 ..."

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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.

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"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.

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"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...

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"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.

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"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.

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"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,...

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

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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...

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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.

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"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.

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YouTube coming to Vita next month

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 01, 2012 2:00pm PDT

Someone at Sony HQ must have gotten tired of watching weird Japanese videos via the Nico Nico app, because the company has announced YouTube is coming to Vita.

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YouTube and iHeartRadio join Xbox Live today

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 13, 2011 12:30pm PST

Microsoft has announced a new slate of entertainment apps for Xbox Live members, including YouTube and TMZ.

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"The fact that there are ads plastered all of the xbox theme just pisses me off to no end. I like ..."

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Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception beta dated; social media integration revealed

By Xav de Matos, Apr 18, 2011 5:30pm PDT

Naughty Dog releases details on the upcoming Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception beta as well as some of the social media fun players can expect with the final game.

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"'"You just finshed unlocked a new weapon do you want to post to your facebook feed to let your ..."

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Just Cause 2 PS3 Includes YouTube Video Export

By Chris Faylor, Jan 22, 2010 2:10pm PST

Those that pick up the PlayStation 3 edition of Just Cause 2 will be able to record their over-the-top antics and upload them directly to YouTube...

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"Well damn. I was totally planning to get this for the 360 - I'm more used to that controller ..."

- Damodred see all 13 comments

YouTube to Begin Selling Video Games

By Chris Faylor, Oct 08, 2008 7:17am PDT

Popular video-sharing site YouTube will soon begin to sell video games and music as part of a new advertising push, according to a Reuters report....

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"Yeah, it's brilliant. People will be watching some Crysis barel explosion video and there will ..."

- SockMonkeh see all 5 comments