YouTuber: Twitch Streamers Should Have Seen Music Crackdown Coming

Gamers have been up in arms ever since Twitch began to enforce harsher restrictions against users playing copyrighted music in their videos. Hovering around the edges of this chorus of unpleasantly surprised voices, meanwhile, are all the YouTube broadcasters who are still reeling from the crackdown they all… » 8/07/14 3:00pm 8/07/14 3:00pm

Nintendo's Plan To Work With YouTubers Sounds Ambitious

After initially tolerating YouTubers who ran their own ads on Nintendo-related videos and then cracking down on the practice, Nintendo recently promised to implement some sort of revenue-sharing program. What had sounded like a plan to split ad money on Let's Plays suddenly sounds like something grander. » 6/16/14 6:48pm 6/16/14 6:48pm

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

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

10 Countries That Have Blocked YouTube (And Why)

Past or present, some countries haven't been too happy with YouTube. Or, more accurately, with certain content that they've found on there. Which, if you really wanted to, you could probably find all sorts of offensive videos on there to get ban-worthy mad at. In Tina Country, for instance, there are only cute cat and… » 3/19/14 6:30pm 3/19/14 6:30pm

​A Future Where the Worst Nightmares About Video Games Are True

You hear the scare-logic all the time from folks who want to blame video games for bad stuff: they're just training simulations for how to hurt people. A new sci-fi film project riffs on that premise and places it in a future where all you need to do to play an online game is stick a giant network wire on the back of… » 3/06/14 3:00pm 3/06/14 3:00pm