YouTube’s system for dealing with copyright claims is famed for giving users huge headaches. But things are about to change, big time.
Thank god for Jim Sterling, a game critic whose recent YouTube antics forced YouTube’s copyright system to eat itself alive. Here’s how he did it.
Pewdiepie has been on YouTube for about five years now. Inevitably, some fans who have stuck with him the entire way through now think they miss the “old” Pewdiepie. That’s why Pewdiepie took to YouTube last weekend to talk about how awful and amateurish his early days actually were.
“YouTube has a problem...the most recent one involves something that I absolutely hate, which is drama,” Pewdiepie, YouTube’s biggest star, said in a video on Saturday that is approaching three million views. “Drama is the hot new thing. Drama is what everyone is talking about.”
Here’s a very cool concept with a great execution by the YouTubers at Many A True Nerd. They’ve created a Choose Your Own Adventure-style series following the story of Fallout: New Vegas, but instead of turning the pages of a book, you progress by clicking through annotations at the end of each clip.
As the name implies, Slitherio is pretty much a clone of Agario. The goal is to eat dots and get bigger. Simple, really. Silly, even. And yet, I can’t stop playing it.
Active Worlds is an MMO from 1995 that nobody really plays anymore. That’s where this story begins.
The popularity of Let’s Play videos is undeniable, and they’ve quickly woven themselves into the fabric of of video games. That doesn’t mean everyone is comfortable with them, and that got the developers of That Dragon, Cancer into hot water with some players.
Long have the Jimmy Kimmels of the world made fun of those who watch the Pewds and Markiplier play Goat Simulator. While they have questioned the motives and life choices of YouTubers, the answer has been readily available for over a decade.
If game critic and video-maker Jim Sterling has a nemesis, it’s game developer Digital Homicide. That name might not sound familiar, as they’re a small studio that has released a couple of games on Steam. But they may soon enter notoriety after this month’s unprecedented actions.
Sometimes you see a cool fight scene in a game and think, “I could do that.” Let’s be honest: you probably couldn’t. But thanks to YouTube, you can at least learn about some badass moves from someone who can.
“I am officially retiring as a boobie streamer, or a titty streamer, if you will,” said Raihnbowkidz, a woman who broadcasts League of Legends on Twitch.
The first thing you’ll hear in the premiere of YouTube Red’s new show Scare Pewdiepie is its host, Felix Kjellberg, screaming. Of course it is.
Even if you’ve spent hundreds of hours within Fallout 4, chances are pretty slim that you’ll see everything within the game. There are hundreds of smaller locales hiding within the Commonwealth, all of which aren’t actually marked on your Pip-Boy’s map.
Last week The Fine Brothers drew mass internet hate after they announced they wanted to let other YouTubers monetize and license its “React” format shows. Tonight, they’re taking all of it back.
YouTube’s biggest star does read his YouTube comments. Surprising absolutely no one, the comments can get pretty terrible. Especially recently.
Earlier this week, Kotaku was approached by a marketing firm working for the publisher Perfect World. They wanted us to help sell two of their games. And in the process, they inadvertently gave us a behind-the-scenes peek at what it looks like when YouTubers shill for game companies.
DayZ social experiments continue to delight and amaze me.
GuitarHeroFailure says he uploaded “Bark at the Moon” to YouTube, but the song was taken down—presumably due to YouTube’s automated copyright system. As you may already know, YouTube is particularly aggro about music.