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] » 1/11/15 3:45pm 1/11/15 3:45pm

Even South Park's Kids Don't Understand Pewdiepie

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. » 12/04/14 9:20am 12/04/14 9:20am

The First 40 Minutes Of Sunset Overdrive In Action

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). » 10/27/14 12:30pm 10/27/14 12:30pm

Even YouTube's Most Popular Gamer Is Sick Of The Comments

"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… » 9/02/14 11:55am 9/02/14 11:55am

One of Minecraft's Greatest and Oldest Web Series Turns Four [UPDATE]

"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." » 8/04/14 5:30am 8/04/14 5:30am

Goat Simulator's Update Makes The Game Even More Bonkers

Penguins. Whales. Jake the dog from Adventure Time. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Zoidberg. Somehow, Goat Simulator has gotten even wackier, and it's amazing. » 6/12/14 6:00pm 6/12/14 6:00pm

Nintendo Has A Plan To Share Money With YouTubers

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,… » 5/27/14 3:00pm 5/27/14 3:00pm

Come On, Stop with the Weird Noises in the Let’s Play Videos, Okay?

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. » 5/20/14 11:30am 5/20/14 11:30am

Video Commentator TotalBiscuit Gets Personal About Cancer

"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." » 4/30/14 12:15pm 4/30/14 12:15pm

GTA Online Was Made For Heists Like This

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. » 3/26/14 6:00pm 3/26/14 6:00pm

Quite Possibly the Most Depressing 'Let's Play' You'll Ever Watch

Often times the most interesting thing about watching someone narrate a game isn't the game itself, it's the person behind it. » 3/07/14 4:30pm 3/07/14 4:30pm

I Really Wish Warehouse Simulator Was More Exciting

Look, we all have our weird dorky fascinations, right? Well I actually wanted to pick up Warehouse And Logistics Simulator, because that's one of mine. Well, it seems like it'll be a bit longer until I get into the simulator genre. » 2/27/14 12:16pm 2/27/14 12:16pm

How Do You Keep Exiled Settlers Alive Through The Winter?

Leo has already taken us through the emotional journey of trying to start a new civilization with just a handful of exiled settlers. Northernlion gives us a slightly more... practical look at how to start a settlement in Banished. » 2/25/14 12:34pm 2/25/14 12:34pm

Sit Down For 40 Minutes Of Thief Gameplay

We've got our review of Thief here, but if you want to see some gameplay for yourself, TotalBiscuit plays through 40 minutes from the game (and ten minutes of PC graphics options) for your viewing pleasure. » 2/24/14 7:35pm 2/24/14 7:35pm

It's Okay To Kill Bugs With A Bazooka When They're 20 Feet tall

Earth Defense Force 2025 is a simple game about simple pleasures. Shooting giant insects (and arachnids) with rocket launchers. Giant Bomb takes a run through the game so you can see just how magical that formula can really be. » 2/24/14 4:18pm 2/24/14 4:18pm

YouTuber Blasts Machinima As The ContentID Controversy Grinds On…

The controversy facing YouTube and video game channels now sees this broadside, by Clash (180,000 subscribers) against his network, Machinima. » 1/06/14 11:00am 1/06/14 11:00am

YouTube's Copyright Crackdown: Everything You Need To Know

We're in the second week of a YouTube copyright enforcement crackdown whose most visible effects have been on the video gaming community. Each day turns up a new example of a video getting thrown in YouTube jail on a ridiculous technicality. The situation seems to defy common sense, but we'll try to explain it in… » 12/18/13 5:00pm 12/18/13 5:00pm

YouTube Channels Crippled By Copyright Claims

Numerous video game-related YouTube personalities have spent the last day digging through piles of copyright claims suddenly filling their inboxes, claims that they say are messing with their ability to produce and profit from videos they post online. » 12/10/13 8:00pm 12/10/13 8:00pm

Kicking Back, Drinking Some Beer And Playing Candy Crush Saga

Voted least likely to be the subject of a drunken 'Let's Play' video on YouTube, here King's social/mobile puzzle sensation demonstrates it's near-universal appear as Major and Squarepainter take on Candy Crush Saga's dreaded level 65. » 7/29/13 12:00pm 7/29/13 12:00pm