Sony recently attempted to trademark the term “Let’s Play” for reasons unknown, but the trademark was denied. Let’s Play is an incredibly popular, borderline ubiquitous term on YouTube and elsewhere. The company has an opportunity to appeal, and haven’t responded to our requests for comment.
Fallout 4 expects you to commit murder. While you can occasionally avoid killing others, the wasteland is ruthless and demands violence. That’s how Bethesda intended the game to be played, anyway—but clever players are finding ways around it.
Your typical Let’s Play has commentary and gameplay. This is not your typical Let’s Play.
Saturday morning used to be all about playing with toys and watching cartoons. Let’s do that!
Thanks so much for watching, this was a lot of fun. I’m definitely going to start streaming more often.
Devil’s Share is a new Steam game that has, in the span of five days, racked up 454 reviews. Most of these are negative. And yet! The game is currently selling for less than a dollar. How bad could it be?
According to the people at YouTube, they are:
Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. Thomas Edison may have invented the lightbulb (it’s up for debate). But who invented the Let’s Play video? It might be a guy known online as “slowbeef.”
Microsoft has updated its rules regarding videos that include footage from its games to allow creators to make money from ads—as long as they don't use the game's title in their video titles or include anything the company considers "objectionable" (does that mean no Spartan poop stance clips?). [via Windows Central]
I guess it was only a matter of time. Tonight's episode of South Park, titled #REHASH, was all about pop stars, holograms, and the one and only Pewdiepie.
Want to get a better feel for Insomniac’s shooter? Here’s the first 40 minutes of it action (we’ve also got a full Sunset Overdrive review here if you fancy it).
"I go to the comments, and it's mainly spam, it's people self-advertising, people that are trying to provoke, people who reply to all these...just all this stuff that, to me, it doesn't mean anything." This is rockstar Let's Play-er PewDiePie explaining why he's removing comments from his insanely popular YouTube…
"You're probably asking yourself, what the heck is this? And, yeah, you are 100% right to ask yourself that. This is Minecraft, and everything you see around me right now is a randomly generated world."
I'm sure, at some point, folks made jokes about making a simulator game where you played a simulator game. It's not a joke. It exists.
Penguins. Whales. Jake the dog from Adventure Time. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Zoidberg. Somehow, Goat Simulator has gotten even wackier, and it's amazing.
Almost exactly a year after Nintendo sparked a controversy over the way it was forcing ads on YouTube videos featuring footage from its video games, the company looks like it's officially changing tack. It took to Twitter earlier today to describe a new "affiliate program" that will split revenue between Nintendo,…
If you watch a lot of videos where people play games and talk about them at the same time, you'll be wincing with recognition at Dorkly's latest webcomic.
"If you were hoping to hear about video games..." he says, pausing for a moment. Comically gruesome gameplay footage of a doctor clumsily fiddling with a half-excavated chest cavity continues to run uninterrupted on the YouTube video. "Not today. I think that needed a video of its own, to explain there."
The best players on GTA Online realize that if they're going to commit a robbery, they should either go big or go home. A proper heist takes planning and a good, committed crew.