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YouTube to Discontinue Neighborhood Subtitles Whereas Digital YouTubers Face DMCA Claims

Digital YouTubers have been dealt a double blow this month, with YouTube saying they’d discontinue neighborhood subtitles, and Hololive being struck by a number of DMCA claims. YouTube just lately introduced that they’d be discontinuing their neighborhood subtitles program, citing misuse and under-utilization of the function. The discontinuation was initially reported by the Twitter consumer @CensoredGaming, and included a screenshot of the message given to sure accounts. An official thread on the Google Support web page supplies extra particulars in regards to the removing of Neighborhood Contributions. “Whereas we hoped Neighborhood…

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We Happy Few – The Cost of Joy Documentary Now Available on YouTube

  Compulsion Games has released a free documentary titled We Happy Few – The Cost of Joy on their YouTube page. This 40-minute documentary discusses the history of Compulsion Games, from their humble beginnings to their acquisition by Microsoft in 2018. As you can probably gather from the title, the documentary heavily focuses on the development of their most recent game, We Happy Few. You can watch the full documentary above. We Happy Few is available on Windows PC (via Steam and GOG), Playstation 4, and Xbox One. [the_ad id=”19711″]…

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PewDiePie is Taking a Breaking From YouTube in 2020

This is Niche Culture. In this column, we regularly cover anime, geek culture, and things related to video games. Please leave feedback and let us know if there’s something you want us to cover! Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has announced he’s taking a break from YouTube next year. The news comes via the Pewdz latest video, “YouTube’s New Update Has A BIG FLAW!”, which confirms later in the video that he is taking a break. “I’ve made up my mind. I’m tired. I’m feeling very tired. I don’t know if you…

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Minecraft Becomes Top-Watched Game on YouTube Again, Thanks to PewDiePie

This is Niche Culture. In this column, we regularly cover anime, geek culture, and things related to video games. Please leave feedback and let us know if there’s something you want us to cover! Minecraft has been a popular game for YouTubers to show off due to its sandbox nature, and its multiplayer component as well. As hot trends vary over the years in gaming, the sandbox game was somewhat dethroned by other popular games like Fortnite – until now. The Mojang-developed game is now the most-viewed game on YouTube…

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YouTube Loosens Restrictions on Violence in Game-Related Video Content

Google have announced that video game violence does not violate YouTube’s terms of service. While YouTube’s terms of service does state “violent or gory content intended to shock or disgust viewers, or content encouraging others to commit violent acts are not allowed on YouTube,” a recent update on December 2nd has given some leeway to video game content. We know there’s a difference between real-world violence and scripted or simulated violence – such as what you see in movies, TV shows, or video games – so we want to make sure…

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New Terms for YouTube Coming December 10, May Close Accounts That Are “No Longer Commercially Viable”

This is Niche Culture. In this column, we regularly cover anime, geek culture, and things related to video games. Please leave feedback and let us know if there’s something you want us to cover! An upcoming terms of service update to YouTube will allow staff to close accounts that are “no longer commercially viable.” The December 10th Terms of Service will implement several rules, including the following: “Terminations by YouTube for Service Changes YouTube may terminate your access, or your Google account’s access to all or part of the Service…

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FTC COPPA Law Demands YouTube Categorize All Videos, Remove Personalized Ads from “Kid-Directed” Content

This is Niche Gamer Tech. In this column, we regularly cover tech and things related to the tech industry. Please leave feedback and let us know if there’s tech or a story you want us to cover! After a $170 million settlement between the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and YouTube, YouTube will have to enforce new policies on January 1st 2020 that could see thousands of “kid-directed” videos not having personalized adverts. The case began due to the FTC’s update the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA) in 2013,…

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