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News: YouTube Replays And Tourney Mode Coming To Super Smash Bros. Later This Year

YouTube Replays And Tourney Mode Coming To Super Smash Bros. Later This Year

Both for free, too

Nintendo has confirmed two new features that are coming to Super Smash Bros. later this year. The first is Tourney Mode, which will launch as a free update in August. This is made up of two modes - Community Tourneys let players complete for the highest points in a certain amount of time, while Regular Tourneys have more detailed...

News: Unused Code In Super Smash Bros. For Wii U Suggests YouTube Upload Feature Was Planned

Unused Code In Super Smash Bros. For Wii U Suggests YouTube Upload Feature Was Planned

Could it be coming in the future?

One of Mario Kart 8's most amusing features was the ability to upload replays to YouTube so you can share your epic wins and dismal fails with the wider world. It would appear that there were similar plans for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, but the feature was cut prior to launch. Evidence of the cut was found by a...

News: Nintendo Confirmed as Exhibitors at Legends of Gaming YouTube Extravaganza in London

Nintendo Confirmed as Exhibitors at Legends of Gaming YouTube Extravaganza in London

Mario Kart 8 looks like a key event

It's not uncommon to attend an expo nowadays, see a particularly long queue and accurately assume that those fans are in line to see a YouTube star. Some online celebs have millions of subscribers and over a billion views to their name, making them a big draw for the crowds at events. Legends of Gaming is an expo...

Editorial: Nintendo's Problems With Trends and Modern Media Continue to Damage Its Image

Nintendo's Problems With Trends and Modern Media Continue to Damage Its Image

Its need for control costs it vital audiences

We've argued the case before that Nintendo needs to modernise and drastically improve its attitudes to modern media, in terms of YouTube and social media platforms. It's easy to be defensive of its efforts, too, but we feel some recent statistics truly highlight the folly of Nintendo's current approach...

News: Super Mario 64 HD Triggers Surge Of YouTube Interest In Nintendo's Famous Mascot

Super Mario 64 HD Triggers Surge Of YouTube Interest In Nintendo's Famous Mascot

But given Nintendo's stance on fan-made videos, it might be short-lived

While Minecraft continues to dominate YouTube when it comes to video game-related content, March saw Super Mario entering the top ten game franchises on YouTube list, thanks to a flood of videos being posted using the fan-made Super Mario 64 HD project. The chart - compiled...

Video: Watch As A Gaggle Of Oldies Are Exposed To The Joys Of Mario Kart 8

Watch As A Gaggle Of Oldies Are Exposed To The Joys Of Mario Kart 8

"I'd prefer Poker"

Mario Kart 8 is a game with almost universal appeal, effortlessly able to transcend the boundaries of gender, race and - as the video below proves - age. Yup, the world-famous React YouTube channel has taken a group of old people, parked them in front of a Wii U playing a copy of Nintendo's famous racing title and shoved...

News: Nintendo YouTube Creators Program Update Clarifies Rules and Delayed Approvals Due to Volume of Applications

Nintendo YouTube Creators Program Update Clarifies Rules and Delayed Approvals Due to Volume of Applications

"It is taking longer than we anticipated to confirm the applications"

Last week Nintendo launched a beta for its YouTube Creators Programme in North America and Japan, which allows users to submit videos or entire channels for approval to enable them to receive a share of revenues while using Nintendo footage. It's an alternative to content ID...

Editorial: Nintendo's YouTube Creators Program 'Beta' Provides Vital Feedback - It Won't Work

Nintendo's YouTube Creators Program 'Beta' Provides Vital Feedback - It Won't Work

Copyright is one thing, but YouTube power resides with the creators

Last week Nintendo launched its YouTube Creators Program, which had been long promised as a compromise between simply preventing monetisation of videos featuring its content and the alternative of leaving video creators with free rein. What's happened since is a typical clash of...

Video: Pixelated Recreation of The Simpsons Evokes Nostalgia

Pixelated Recreation of The Simpsons Evokes Nostalgia

Then it just gets freaky

The Simpsons has been running long enough that its opening is firmly cemented in pop culture history, but Paul Robertson and Ivan Dixon have decided to delve even deeper into the nostalgia centers of our brains by rendering it in pixel form. The video calls out a few classic game icons and tropes, certainly, but something...

Video: Listen to a Drummer Nail the Mario Underground Theme

Listen to a Drummer Nail the Mario Underground Theme

More than one way to beat World 1-2

Videogame covers are found in abundance on YouTube. You have covers with acoustic guitar, covers with Mario Paint, and even covers with just a guy singing mostly "Baah!" with the tones of an angel. One piece of the cover scene that doesn't seem to get as much attention is the drums, but we thankfully have artists...

News: YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Revenue-Sharing 'Creators Program'

YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Revenue-Sharing 'Creators Program'

Nintendo games now at the bottom of PewDiePie's list

This week, Nintendo announced its latest attempt to fix its flagging relationship with YouTube by revealing the Creators Program, an initiative which will allow YouTubers to upload Nintendo-related content and still earn revenue. Previously, Nintendo has been very heavy-handed with YouTube...

News: YouTube Update Spruces Up Wii U App

YouTube Update Spruces Up Wii U App

Scientifically proven to be one million times better (not really)

It's easy to forget that the Wii U has a decent range of entertainment apps to enjoy, and one of the most prominent has now had a facelift in an update. The change is to YouTube, with a slightly new look and - it seems to us - quicker performance. In terms of aesthetic changes,...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Wise to Embrace The Vital YouTube Audience

Nintendo's Wise to Embrace The Vital YouTube Audience

The bigger the better in 2015

An accusation occasionally hurled at Nintendo is that it's slow or behind the times in social media, and failing to do enough on platforms such as YouTube and Twitch. It would have been a valid point in past years, certainly, but it looks increasingly wrong with each passing year; 2014 brought some major improvements...

News: Wii U YouTube Application Receives An Update, But Try Not To Get Too Carried Away

Wii U YouTube Application Receives An Update, But Try Not To Get Too Carried Away

A few minuscule changes

An update for the Wii U’s nifty YouTube application has been issued. While the interface remains the same, a scrolling sound effect has now been added to enhance the browsing experience. The colour of the application's launch icon has also been changed to red. To receive the update, simply open the app from the Wii U HOME...

Video: Which YouTube Star Is Best At Mario Kart 8?

Which YouTube Star Is Best At Mario Kart 8?

They don't just play Minecraft, you know

Yesterday we brought you the special indie developer Mario Kart 8 tournament we ran at this year's EGX, and today we've got another racing treat — a similar event which features twelve of the UK's most popular YouTube gaming stars. The assembled challengers can call upon a combined total of over 12 million...