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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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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 ..."

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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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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."

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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 ..."

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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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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 ..."

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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...


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."

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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.


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.


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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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.


"'"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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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....


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

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