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YouTube finally arrives on Nintendo Switch

After nearly two years, YouTube has arrived on Nintendo Switch. Enjoy entertainment like music videos and shows, plus gaming livestreams, how-tos and much more. For Canadian gamers this is the first video streaming app available for Nintendo’s home console / portable system hybrid. With YouTube finally making an appearance on the Switch, can Netflix be far behind? YouTube is available as a free download in the Nintendo eShop now.

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Nier: Automata Director Yoko Taro Collaborates With Tiny Metal Developers For Promo

Get ready for the promotional crossover you didn’t know you needed in your life – Director of Nier: Automata Yoko Taro alongside the Director / Producer of the upcoming Tiny Metal Hiroki Yura, promoting the upcoming December 21st release of Tiny Metal on PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC.  It is clear from the get-go that Yoko Taro didn’t play more than 5 minutes of the tutorial, as he states as much several times throughout the 2-minute video. When asked to comment about the soundtrack, Taro unabashedly admits that he couldn’t really hear...

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Watching Four People Speed Run Pokemon Red Simultaneously Is Oddly Captivating

Take a trip back in time with me, not too far, but to SGDQ 2016. Last year the folks at Summer Games Done Quick hosted a four way race between Gunnermaniac3, Keizaron, Extratricky and Exarionu to see who could complete Nintendo’s Pokemon Red with the fastest time. The Pokemon games have had a dedicated speed running community for some time and while I can’t profess to be anything other than a casual consumer of speed run content,...

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YouTube service for Nintendo Wii has ended

As of June 28th, 2017 the YouTube app for the Nintendo Wii no longer functions. The termination of the app isn’t entirely unsurprising considering that the Wii is now two generations old, however with the massive saturation of the console in the marketplace it is somewhat disappointing. The end for support of the app comes as part of a larger initiative by YouTube to phase out its availability on older devices. The move is also likely partially...

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Capcom Releases Part 1 of Resident Evil 7 Development Documentary

Get an inside look at the thought processes, early concepts and internal deliberations that took place in early 204 when Capcom Osaka decided to revitalize their long stagnant undead franchise. Featuring narration from Executive Producer Tsuyoshi Kanda and Director Masachika Kawata, this behind the scenes look at Capcom Osaka’s development process exposes some of ideas that lead to the successful revival of RE earlier this year. Masachika Kawata sought to create a game inspired by the horror comedy classic Sami...

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Loot Anime X Crunchyroll Space Themed Unboxing [Video]

Cowboy Bebop

Every month Lootcrate drops a subscription box to anime fans with a different monthly theme. In this latest unboxing we strap on our exo suit, jump into the nearest giant mecha and prepare to blast off into space. Featuring items from Cowboy Bebop, Robotech, Lulu and Sailor Moon this box will shine bright in any otaku’s collection for some time to come. This latest unboxing takes a bit of a different approach than our previous videos –...

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This Digmon / Pokemon Cross Over Is The Perfect 90s Nostalgia

If you grew up in the 90s then there is a great chance that catching fictional monsters made up a significant portion of your free time. Two series dominated the school yards of the late 1990s, Nintendo’s Pokemon and Bandai’s Digimon: Digital Monsters.  Many recess arguments were had about whether Charmeleon could melt Agumon in a split second with its flame thrower. Now that Pokemon is back on the popular cultural radar thanks to Pokemon GO and Digital Monsters have...

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E3 2016: Six Minutes of Dead Rising 4 Gameplay

At E3 2016 I got the opportunity to not only check out Dead Rising 4 in action but also get the chance to have one of the employees from Capcom Vancouver narrate the entire on-floor demonstration. Frank West returns to Willamette Colarado at Christmas time in the Capcom’s latest zombie slaying title, the site of the original outbreak incident outlined in 2006’s Dead Rising 1. Players checking out Dead Rising 4 were only able to play as...

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Sony’s Attempt to Trademark “Let’s Play” Refused

  On October 28th, 2015, Sony quietly filed a trademark application for the term “Let’s Play” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Approval of the application would give Sony the power to remove any “Let’s Play” branded content that they disapproved of, including reviews of games of their competitors and criticisms of their own console games, and, potentially, follow the route of Nintendo and take ad revenue from content creators. Luckily, one law firm stepped up...

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Final Just Cause 3 Dev Diary Released

The final video in the JUST CAUSE 3 Developer Diary series takes a look at the technology behind the game: the Avalanche Engine. Talking about the combination of mechanics the engine allows for, procedural destruction models and enemy AI behaviours, the final video is a fantastic insight into how the Avalanche Studios team has brought JUST CAUSE 3 to life. “The ability to create a world of this density, complexity and size – that alone is something...

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YouTube Red Blocking Certain Gaming Videos in the United States

Last week YouTube announced the premiere of YouTube Red. This service allows content creators to gate off some of their videos behind a subscription fee. It seems however that as with every major change YouTube seems to make, there have been some issues. Certain gaming companies have not yet agreed to the terms for YouTube Red and as a result of this footage of certain games is getting blocked for US viewers.

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Final Fantasy XV TGS Trailer Showcases Chocobos

During their Final Fantasy XV reveal for this year’s Tokyo Games Show Square Enix has released a brand new 5 minute game-play segment for their upcoming RPG. This latest slice of game-play showcases Noctus and crew stepping out of their car to spend some time with everyone’s favorite yellow birds, the chocobos.  Near the end of the trailer a brand new fishing minigame is also showcased. Square Enix’s official Youtube channel offers this description of the trailer:...

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Take A Trip To Gotham In This New Arkham Knight Gameplay Vid

Out of the shadows comes a brand new gameplay video for Batman: Arkham Knight from Warner Bros Interactive. This video gives you a great look at the game’s combat as well as how the Batmobile will be useable during missions! In part one of this three part walkthrough series Batman has to enter Ace chemicals and take down the Arkham Knight’s henchmen as well as rescue Ace workers who are being held hostage. If I am not...

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Footage of LucasArts’ Cancelled Darth Maul Game Leaked

The recently shuttered LucasArts had a last generation title in production centered around Darth Maul – the Sith lord who will ever been linked with one of the few awesome fight scenes in the prequel trilogy and of course double bladed light sabers. Footage from an unfinished build has made its way on to YouTube, alongside details in the May issue of Game Informer.

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The Legitimacy Of Youtubers

Tragedy, it is the only word to describe what has happened to the internet over the past week. You Tube’s recent policy changes when it comes to copyright claims are quite literally destroying lives. People like to scoff say I’m being melodramatic which, unfortunately is a far more terrifying revelation. We as gamers and lovers of a medium are turning on those who have brought legitimacy to our medium. Why have we done such a thing? That...

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