The life of an elite ‘Super Mario 64’ speedrunner

Allan Alvarez can complete the game Super Mario 64 faster than anyone in the world, which means that most days he gets out of bed around 4 PM. Afternoons consist of errands — lately, finding a new apartment and office space with reliable internet for streaming — and training with his volleyball team. After dinner, he does a few rounds …

YouTube Live playthroughs are now a no-no for Nintendo Creators

Nintendo has updated its Creators Program’s rules to add a new entry: members can no longer broadcast on YouTube Live. The gaming titan has long been extra protective of its properties and regularly issues takedown notices for videos that use its games. It launched the initiative in 2015 as a sort of a compromise with YouTubers who feature its IPs. …

YouTube is bringing 360-degree videos to your TV

Google’s I/O 2017 developer conference isn’t just about its search engine getting smarter. The company has also announced that YouTube’s 360-degree videos are coming soon to TVs, expanding beyond smartphones and web browsers for the first time. “It’s not just about the size of the screen,” YouTube product manager Sarah Ali said before demoing a 360-degree video from Coachella. “It’s …