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SCEA Announces "PlayStation-Branded YouTube Channel"

Well, it was bound to happen. Given the immense popularity of YouTube and the ever-increasing PlayStation empire, some probably considered it inevitable that one of the world's largest electronics corporations would team up with the Internet's favorite vid site.

Today, Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced they have come together with YouTube "to create a PlayStation-branded channel that delivers exclusive video content to the worldwide PlayStation community." It is available now and if you want to check out the initial batch of content, head on over and feast your eyes on all kinds of cool stuff. As mentioned in the press release, PlayStation platform owners can see the latest trailers and gameplay footage, examine in-depth interviews with publishers and developers, enter for a chance to win contests, and even share user-generated content. As of now, there are over 50 pieces of content, but that number will undoubtedly rise in the coming days, weeks, and months. Here's a quick official snippet from SCEA:

"An evolving service, the PlayStation channel on YouTube will initially consist of a primary PlayStation channel with a regularly updated 'Featured Video' and an embedded menu bar for specific games that takes users to a playlist page for additional video content. Fans will be able to customize their own YouTube playlists with PlayStation content and also subscribe to the PlayStation channel for updates."

They're looking at expanding the service in the near future, and that will let publishers and developers "take advantage of the PlayStation 3's advanced application programming interface (API) to allow users to create game mode videos." They'll even take the next step by producing "game-specific enhanced YouTube channels," and you only get one guess which game is up first on the agenda: yep, LittleBigPlanet. So if you can't get enough PlayStation content - and you've already had your fill here at PSXE, of course - make sure to check out PlayStation YouTube. It's another great resource for PlayStation fans!

10/14/2008 Ben Dutka

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dillonthebunny
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 @ 6:32:15 PM
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do you know if the new psp update will feature a new flash/ java update? it would be nice to be able to get sites like YouTube up on the psp... especially this one!

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pavlovic
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 @ 6:38:59 PM
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That's awesome. But I think that this channel will kill Qore

BTW Welcome back Ben!

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WaR_HaWk
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 @ 6:55:23 PM
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Sony needs 2 add youtube 2 ps3

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Aftab
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 @ 7:02:54 PM
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Welcome Mr.Dutka.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 @ 7:08:46 PM
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Thanks peeps. :)

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The_Vandelizer
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 @ 7:28:58 PM
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Its about time they did the Flash 9 and Welcome Back Ben....

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LegioN
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 @ 7:29:07 PM
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Uhh Ben, what's "TouTube"? haha

This is cool, it'll work without a doubt. Good move Sony!

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AceTatsujin
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 @ 8:56:39 PM
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Yea welcome back Ben!

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Dingodial
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 @ 9:40:33 PM
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Yeah hello again ben. I wonder if Sony will continue to do Qore after this (since youtube is free and qore isn't)?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 @ 9:50:07 PM
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HAH, a move that M$ didn't think of. Looking forward to people's righteous clips of crazy in-game action and levels. There's nothing more irritating than doing something insane in a game (my friends and i call these mission impossibles) and having no one witness it. Anyone else see that guys LBP level where he proposed to his girlfriend with it? Classic.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 @ 9:51:08 PM
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Err, Ben, spose u know by now you're article on console wars sparked one on this site. Epic battles aplenty.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 @ 10:44:06 PM

I'm aware. I've addressed it in the forums.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 @ 11:59:44 PM
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oops, deleted

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BigBoss4ever
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 5:52:06 PM
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thats a bonus for PS fans. good news!

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