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Tony Hawk’s YouTube-funded skateboard channel just did a 360

Tony Hawk’s YouTube-funded skateboard channel just did a 360

Skateboard veteran Tony Hawk's production company, 900 films, have teamed up with Complex media this month to expand their already-massive RIDE Channel into something much bigger. The YouTube-funded RIDE Channel is turning into a full 360 media brand, working with a new jump-off point, content, and the same aim - covering skateboard culture and nothing but. RIDE Channel originally launched in 2012 as a Premiere YouTube channel, and will now be working with Marc Ecko's Complex system for massive expansion well past the basic YouTube destination.

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Elite: Dangerous Beta 3: experience space in 60fps

Elite: Dangerous Beta 3: experience space in 60fps

So you'd like to experience the newly updated YouTube in all its 60fps glory, yes? How about doing so with what's easily one of the most beautiful games in development today? That's the game "Elite: Dangerous" from the folks at Frontier Developments we're talking about, and you're about to be strapped in. You'll be owning multiple ships and scooping up fuel from stars as you take on the next generation of space-based online gameplay. Don't forget to drop an Oculus Rift on your noggin too, if you do so dare: this game has VR capabilities right out the box.

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YouTube now shows newer HD videos at 60fps

Spoiler alert: I’m about to ruin YouTube for you. There’s a video below, and once you see it, things might not be the same for you. YouTube is now displaying HD video at a full 60 frames-per-second. The previous 30 frames-per-second rate is still around for most video, but this is the start of something pretty eyeball boggling. Google has toyed with this before, but now that they’ve released the 60fps beast, there’s no turning back.

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PlayStation 4 YouTube app wants to pwn Twitch.tv

PlayStation 4 YouTube app wants to pwn Twitch.tv

Have a PlayStation 4? Good news — there’s an official YouTube app, now! Google has finally made a YouTube app that belongs on your PS4, and it’s free to download from the PlayStation Store. It’s not just a YouTube video portal, though. Users will get a few features they’ve been asking for, and the ability to stream game-play content right into YouTube. Gamers won’t even need to do anything clever; just hit the Share button on your controller, and away you go.

 

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Report: Tumblr wants to be the new YouTube

Report: Tumblr wants to be the new YouTube

Yahoo’s Tumblr platform is a subtle social layer populated by quite a bit of original content. Since purchasing it for $1.1 billion, Yahoo has left Tumblr alone, but that could change. According to several sources speaking to Business Insider, Tumblr is being prepped for a big fight with an even bigger social entity full of creative folk. Yahoo is exploring turning Tumblr into a YouTube opponent, and even discussing whether they should poach existing YouTube talent for the new-look Tumblr.

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DREDD mini-movies: EP Adi Shankar confirms pseudo-sequels

DREDD mini-movies: EP Adi Shankar confirms pseudo-sequels

Last year Adi Shankar first mentioned that he’d like to create at least one more DREDD movie, no matter how it’d have to be made. Here and now, Shankar confirms that his project is a go. Not an official feature-length DREDD 2, but something stranger. Like some of the other short odd projects Shankar has created over the past couple of years, DREDD will continue with this man with the Dark Judges. Not necessarily having anything to do with Karl Urban or Judge Dredd himself, The Four Dark Judges come from a parallel dimension - and they’re especially nasty.

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YouTube may get more kid-friendly original content

YouTube may get more kid-friendly original content

YouTube has a ton of interesting content, and the original content is growing all the time. Now Google may be ready to pay for the next wave of original content, but they’re not trying to out-NBO Netflix this time around. YouTube is going after family-friendly programming.

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The Matrix gets 8 Bit Cinema makeover

The Matrix gets 8 Bit Cinema makeover

Entertainment comes in many forms, and some of the best types evoke a pleasant sense of nostalgia. Such is the reason many find 8 Bit Cinema, a YouTube-centric series of pixelated videos, to be so entertaining. Latest to its catalog is The Matrix in old school game style.

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Listen: Aphex Twin returns with “Syro”

Listen: Aphex Twin returns with “Syro”

The first formal Aphex Twin music track to be released in 13 years has arrived. This track goes by the name of "minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix]" and will be released on the album "Syro." Behold the ambient comfort of evil.

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YouTube Fan Funding: Google fires back at Amazon Twitch buy

YouTube Fan Funding: Google fires back at Amazon Twitch buy

Not so fast, Amazon, Google isn’t going to let people cashing in on video get away that easily. This week YouTube has been updated to include a "Support" button - very similar to Twitch’s own Donate function. This comes not long after Amazon purchased Twitch after weeks of tips that Google was moving in for the kill.

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Google buying hangar where Spruce Goose built, but why?

Google buying hangar where Spruce Goose built, but why?

Google may be getting some new digs — in Los Angeles. A massive hangar, once owned by Howard Hughes, is reportedly being eyed by Google. People familiar with the discussions say Google is close to inking a deal to buy the oddball facility. The only question remaining is “why?”.

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Now you can upload your Google+ videos to YouTube

Now you can upload your Google+ videos to YouTube

Google+ and YouTube are both Google entities, and have a pretty close relationship already. That melding is about to get stronger, too. Today, Google is announcing you can port your Google+ videos right over to your YouTube channel. Not only useful for distributing videos to the world, it’s also a great way to backup your videos.

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