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Posts tagged “YouTube”

YouTube lands another competitive CS:GO exclusive streaming deal

If you want to watch the competitive CS:GO action of the Esports Championship Series this weekend, you'll need to fire up YouTube. ECS organisers Faceit have signed a multi-year partnership with Google to streamed ECS games exclusively through YouTube, taking them away from Twitch. Even if you've no interest in CS:GO or digital sports at large, it's interesting to see YouTube try to become an…

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YouTube Announce Ads-Free Subscription Service

YouTube have announced a subscription service called YouTube Red. We've known it was on the way for a long time, but now it's official. In return for a monthly fee, you can watch YouTube videos without ads, save them offline, and gain access to a bunch of original content being produced by YouTube themselves in partnership with some folks you'll have heard of, including popular…

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YouTube Gaming Streaming Platform Launches Today

YouTube Gaming is due to launch today. The service is YouTube's answer to Twitch and is designed primarily to support video game streaming, as well as providing a dedicated interface for people to browse and watch videos of games. A beta has been in the hands of some since the service's announcement in June, but as reported by Ars Technica, the service and app should…

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YouTube Gaming Announced, Launching This Summer

When all the websites got together for their spring barbecue last month, so I'm told, YouTube had a little too much to drink and caused a scene. "Who's beer is that?" the website would ask, teetering over the booze table. "BIG DADDY VIDEO'S BEER!" It claimed everything it saw - the barbecue, the grass, the jazz quartet - and even kicked Buzzfeed out the paddling…

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Minecraft Is The Most Watched Game On YouTube

The stats are in. YouTube videos of Minecraft¬†[official site]¬†- Notch's unshakeable elder god of PC gaming - have been watched more times than any other video game during the website's 10 year reign. But how many of those videos are about constructing giant block wangs? YouTube may not say, but the investigative journalist in me says "many." Speaking with the Washington Post, YouTube's global head…

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ASA Warns YouTubers To Disclose Promotions

The Advertising Standards Authority has warned that YouTubers need to make clear when the videos they create are paid-for promotions. The comments were made by the ASA, Britian's agency for regulating advertising standards authoritatively, after a BBC journalist brought YouTube videos to their attention where the relationship between presenter and product was unclear. Given recent hullabaloos over disclosure in videogame YouTuber land, this is worth…

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Feature: Digging With Company

Minecraft In 2014: Community And YouTube

Minecraft gets more popular every day, but we don't talk about it much anymore. To find out what the game is like in 2014, we asked Duncan Geere to impart his wisdom. The result is a three-part series. Part one looked at Minecraft mods, part two at servers, and part three is below... It's a great time to be a Minecraft fan. The enormous community…

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A Storm In YouTuber Heaven

It wouldn't be a Wednesday without a scandal in gamesjournalismland. Or a Thursday. Or a Friday. Weekends we tend to take off from shouting at each other. Or a Monday. Or a Tuesday. The latest debate around the many methods and moralities of talking about videogames on the internet has burst the confines of its usual teacup-based home, concerning as it is does the murky…

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PSA: Where To Find Rock, Paper, Shotgun Around The Web

Rock, Paper, Shotgun is more than just a website. It's the last line of defense against the humdrum of everyday existence. It's an ever-expanding collection of wonderful, videogame-y things to help you remember why you love this medium in the first place. It's sort of a blog, which is a subcategory of website. It's also a Facebook page, Twitter account and YouTube channel, which maybe…

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Dream Stream: $1bn Google Bid For Twitch Rumoured

Streaming is big business. During peak usage times in the US of A, Netflix and Twitch.tv are two of the largest sources of internet traffic, as people across the country watch films, TV shows (or are they just 'shows' now, without the 'TV'?), live esports and other game streams. Little wonder then that Twitch is the target of a takeover, with multiple suitors, including Microsoft,…

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Feature: ScrewYouTube

YouTube Blocks Game Videos, Industry Offers Help

It's a bad day to be the producer of game videos on YouTube. Dozens of YouTubers are reporting that they've received copyright claims against tens or sometimes hundreds of their videos. The copyright claims seem to be coming not from game publishers, but as a result of tightening of restrictions to how you're allowed to monetize videos. In fact, numerous game publishers - including Ubisoft,…

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Why Horror’s Future Is Bright (Or It’s Totally Doomed)

It was not so long ago that our own Adam "Murder Maestro" Smith lamented the lack of imagination in horror stories. Implausibly trap-laden asylums, spoooooky forests, and hastily cobbled-together castles dominate, while more interesting locales and subject matters are few and far-between. While I wouldn't go so far as to say that horror's stuck in a full-blown rut, it could certainly end up there if…

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