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  • Video This Could Be The Most Awesome Gaming Room Ever

    We're still waiting for our invite

    If you're keen on following YouTube-based retro gamers then chances are you're already familiar with Aussie super-collector Joel "Last Gamer" Hopkins. This guy literally has everything, from the rarest games to the most desirable vintage systems. His collection - and the building it's housed in - has undergone...

  • News Nintendo "Spending A Lot Of Time" Considering YouTube Livestream Monetisation

    So says YouTube's head of gaming, Ryan Wyatt

    Streaming games is a big deal on YouTube, and there have been numerous examples of how, when a big personality picks a game to play, it has a positive effect on the commercial fortunes of said game. While many publishers are happy to support YouTubers who play their games on the video-sharing site,...


  • Site News Take a Tour Around Our New YouTube Studio

    Foaming at the mouth

    It's quite strange for me to be sat here writing something like this up, celebrating the unveiling of our new studio to you lovely people, when just three years ago I was just a part-time contributor to this fair site occasionally throwing up the odd news article for the supreme overlords. Now to be tasked with producing the...

  • News The Nintendo Creators Program Now Rules Out Live Streaming on YouTube

    Oh dear

    It's fair to say that the Nintendo Creators Program hasn't had the most stellar of reputations - it's designed to allow Nintendo to review and share revenue on YouTube content based upon its games. It's an alternative to Nintendo simply claiming full revenues or issuing copyright strikes, but it also introduces awkward limitations and the...









  • News The YouTube Wii U App Has Another Update

    Has a prettier user interface but not much else

    Whenever we post an article about the Wii U YouTube app, we're reminded multiple times that it's better to use the web browser. So, early disclaimer - it is arguably better to use the web browser for YouTube on the Wii U, no argument here. Still, the actual app is a thing and Google continues to roll...












  • Video 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...



  • News Nintendo Japan Announces Plans for YouTube Affiliate Program

    Nintendo provides a statement

    Update: Nintendo has provided us with the following statement, largely reiterating what's been suggested in Nintendo Japan's tweets. Nintendo has been permitting the use of Nintendo copyrighted material in videos on YouTube under appropriate circumstances. Advertisements may accompany those videos, and in keeping...


  • Video The Legend of Zelda Brings the Epic in Oculus Rift

    This whole 3D Zelda thing could really catch on...

    Have you ever wanted to be Link? To really see through his eyes and experience his realities for an entire adventure: traversing, exploring, swordfighting, tights management? OK, maybe not the last one. Thanks to Oculus Rift, the concept of first-person Link is being realized; at least for the...


  • News The 3DS YouTube App Has Finally Gone Live


    In the most recent major Nintendo Direct broadcast it was confirmed that a YouTube app was finally coming to the 3DS; it's been in demand for a good while. It was stated that it would arrive in November yet passed this week's official download updates by; thankfully the app has now arrived on the 3DS eShop in Europe and North America, so we...

  • News The YouTube Wii U App Update is Now Live

    "So hey guys, um, I have an update for you"

    It was announced in the most recent Nintendo Direct broadcast that a YouTube app was finally coming to the 3DS, but it was also welcome news that the Wii U equivalent was set for an update. Although welcome that the video sharing giant supported the system with an official app, such has been its...

  • News Long Awaited YouTube Application Coming To 3DS Later This Month

    Those funny cat videos are so close we can practically touch them

    During today's Nintendo Direct it was announced that the popular video sharing website YouTube will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS. A date is yet to be specified, but we're told that it will arrive later on this month in both Europe and North America. You can easily view videos on the...




  • News Nintendo May Have Eased Off On Its Claims To 'Let's Play' Ad Revenues

    Popular YouTuber says he's making money on Nintendo content again

    Last month we reported on Nintendo's move to put a block on 'Let's Play' videos on YouTube monetising any of its copyrighted content. Essentially, the company claimed the rights to any revenue generated from user-created video content that is long enough to get an advert placed at the...

  • News Guys, This Is How You Make A Live-Action Zelda Movie

    Standing in Link's Shadow

    Fan-made movies aren't just kids running around in paper masks with wooden swords any more. If you need any proof of this, check out Corridor Digital's latest short, entitled Link's Shadow. This short film looks and sounds amazing, and focuses on the battle between Link and his shady nemesis, Dark Link. Here's the...



  • Video Luigi Defeats All Characters On Super Smash Bros. Melee By Doing Absolutely Nothing

    A devious tactic

    When playing Super Smash Bros. Melee there are various tactics you can use to come out on top. You could pick the speedy Fox McCloud and run rings around the other players, blast people from afar as Samus, maybe pick a powerhouse character and take it to your opponent from close range. Or you could just pick Luigi and win by doing...

  • News The Konami Code Is 27 Years Old This Week

    Raise a glass to more than a quarter-century of cheating

    The Konami Code has gone from being a developer's secret workaround to one of video gaming's most famous cheats — and it's 27-years-old this week. According to lore, the code was created by Kazuhisa Hashimoto, who was developing the home port of Gradius for the Famicom / NES. Hashimoto...


  • Video Luigi Gets His Hands On The Poltergust 5000

    Bustin' makes me feel good

    Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon is out and in the hands of gamers all over the globe, which strikes us as the perfect time to show off this cool "reveal" video for the iconic Poltergust 5000 ghost-busting gadget. Created by Nintendo in conjunction with iam8bit Productions, the video mixes in-game footage with live-action to...

  • Video Zelda: A Link To The Past Gets Condensed Into Just Four Minutes

    One of the best games ever in less time than it takes to eat a burger

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is unquestionably one of the best Zelda instalments, and quite possibly one of the greatest video games ever made. The games offers hours of top-notch entertainment, but YouTube user vgcuts has managed to cram all of that awesomeness into...

  • Video This Is The Star Fox Movie We Want Hollywood To Make

    Behind the scenes on a fan-made masterpiece

    We've already seen how Nintendo games can get the Gritty Reboot treatment, but this latest fan-made video is going for a truly epic feel — and makes us wish that Pixar and Nintendo could join forces to make Star Fox: The Movie with Joe Morrisseau, George Hernandez, Jesus Martinez, Jeff Barruga and...

  • Video Pokémon Snap Gritty Reboot Spoofs Jurassic Park

    "Welcome to Pokémon Island!"

    The Gritty Reboot team — which did such a fantastic job on Harvest Moon earlier this month — are back with another Nintendo-related trailer, this time based on the N64 title Pokémon Snap. The clip boasts the same astonishingly high production values as it predecessor, and this time spoofs the Hollywood smash-hit...

  • Video Someone Has Hacked Nic Cage's Face Into Zelda, Just Because They Can

    "We had no goal, only Cage"

    Oh boy. Some things in life simply defy explanation, so we won't even bother, but merely offer this befuddling video and allow you to draw your own conclusions. YouTube user Criken has created a texture mod for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask which liberally coats various surfaces in the game with the face of...

  • News Dad Hacks Donkey Kong So His Daughter Can Play As Pauline

    Role reversal

    Remember the story of Mike Hoye and his daughter Maya? He didn't want her to have to play The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker from a male perspective, so he hacked the game to make Link a "she". YouTube user Mike Mika has performed a similar trick, this time making the hero of Donkey K

  • News Harvest Moon Gets The Hollywood Reboot Treatment

    Down on the farm

    Hollywood reboots are pretty tiresome these days — it would appear that film-makers have run out of new ideas entirely. Still, every cloud has a silver lining, because the loathsome trend of pilfering ideas from the past has inspired the YouTube series Gritty Reboots, which parodies the process but uses video games for its...


  • News Super Mario Busters Ain't Afraid of no Ghost

    Use the ekto-thingy-majig

    YouTube is a home for many lovingly-crafted fan creations, whether real-life dramatisations, animations or someone sounding off in front of a camera about the latest big thing. Some of its gaming content is rather neat, with production values often going beyond humble origins; one example of this is the animated cartoon...




  • News YouTube App Goes Live on Wii U

    In case you hadn't tapped the icon yet

    After a launch day that involved a firmware update and a few icons on the home menu that weren't quite ready for action, Wii U is starting to get into its stride with entertainment apps. It's not just about games, remember. If you haven't tried it in the last couple of days, you should know that the free...

  • News Official Youtube App Launches On The Wii In North America

    Better late than never?

    Just days ahead of the Wii U launch in the US, Google has announced today that it has launched the official YouTube app for the Wii. For the time being, the app will only be available in North America, but Google has plans to bring it to other countries soon. The app has previously been available on the PlayStation 3 and the...

  • News Rabbids Rumble Launch Trailer Fights For Attention

    In case you missed out on your daily dose of crazy

    Rabbids Rumble, the newest entry in the Raving Rabbids series, was released yesterday for the 3DS in North America, and is due out on November 16th in Europe. To kick off its launch, Ubisoft has released a launch trailer which should provide you with your daily (or weekly) dose of sheer insanity...

  • News Turns Out Worf From Star Trek Was Talking About A Fan-Made Castlevania Movie

    No big-budget version coming after all?

    Remember that news we posted about the Castlevania live-action Hollywood movie being resurrected? Where Michael "Worf from Star Trek" Dorn said he was involved in the production of the film? Hope you didn't get too excited, because it turns out he was talking about a fan-made series, and not the on-off...



  • News Mario Warfare Teaser Pokes Fun At Call Of Duty

    Tactical Mushroom Action

    The advent of YouTube and the emergence of affordable video creation and editing tools has given game fans the world over the opportunity to parody the living daylights out of pretty much anything they like. Beat Down Boogie are masters of this craft, having already scored a sizable satirical hit with Modern War Sear Solid...

  • News Baseball Team Commemorates Vital Win Through The Power of The NES

    Celebrating in style

    When sports teams score a particularly significant or memorable victory, it's customary for them to celebrate the event with some kind of promotional activity, but The Dunedin Blue Jays have gone one better - they've immortalised one of their proudest moments in 8-bit form. A single-A affiliate of Toronto, The Blue Jays..

  • News The Wild West Meets Zelda In A Fist Full of Rupees

    Amazing Hyrule and Spaghetti Western Mash-Up Hits YouTube

    There was a time when YouTube was the sole preserve of low-grade amateur videos and footage of amusing pets performing inane stunts, but with millions of dollars being pumped into original programming on the service, we're starting to see the kind of content which rivals what we're viewing on...


  • News Check Out This Fan-Made Portable GameCube

    It actually works, you know

    One thing that technically-minded gamers occasionally indulge in is creating unique versions of their favourite consoles. Thankfully for us these creations are often shared with the world on YouTube, and courtesy of CKmods we can take a look at a portable GameCube. The original GameCube console, famously, had its own...


  • News A Week in the Life of Renegade Kid

    Behind the scenes look at game development

    For those of you who enjoy an inside look at the daily life of a game developer, Renegade Kid co-founder and Creative Director Jools Watsham has just the thing for you. All this week, Jools will be posting a vlog on his YouTube account each day in which he'll talk about some of the interesting aspects of...


  • News Donkey Kong Stars in the Most Awesome Wedding Video Ever

    Bride and groom go head-to-head

    Sure, you all thought that Donkey Kong music video we posted the other day was about as cool as moving images could get, but we've unearthed an absolute gem of a video from the mists of time which beats it hands down - heck, it even features a cameo from the great ape himself. The story goes like this: developer Gregg Tavares got wind that one of his pals was getting..


  • News Street Fighter II's Bonus Stage: Live Action Spectacular

    How to destroy a car in just over a minute

    Remember the bonus stage in Capcom's Street Fighter II where you had to rip a car to bits within a set time limit using nothing but your fists and feet (and a few fireballs if you were Ryu and Ken, of course)? As far as vehicular violence was concerned it was pretty sweet, but we also thought it was a bit unrealistic. Surely no one could actually do that..


  • News The Mascott speaks about the Virtual Console!

    What would you get if you took every VC Reviews reader and combined them into one? Perhaps the closest thing we could ever get to such a grotesque amalgamation as this might be summed up in the unlikely guise of the trilby wearing Youtube buffoon known affectionately to his friends as The Mascott!

    Despite his wayward appearance, the Mascott has...