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GDC 2011 : Call of Duty Black Ops Preso

One of the coolest projects I got to work on last year was YouTube API integration with Call of Duty : Black Ops. The game was a smash hit, grossing over $1B in revenues shortly after launch. Black Ops allows one to upload gameplay video clips directly from the game to YouTube. Below is an example of a clip from Black Ops, as well as the preso from GDC 2011 that I was fortunate to give together with my Activision colleague as a part of the Google track. You can download the slides here.
If you missed GDC but are planning to come to Google I/O 2011, we’ll be presenting there as well, so join our session! Agenda details coming soon!

Game Developers Conference Presentation

I will be co-presenting with my YouTube and Activision colleagues at this year’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on Feb 28th at 4:15pm at the Moscone Center. Below is the title and abstract. If you’re coming to GDC and would like to learn how one gets cool gameplay videos, such as the one in this post, from game console onto YouTube, join us!

YouTube APIs and Call of Duty Black Ops: Game Video Integration Process and Benefits
Over 35 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. One of the fastest growing categories is game play videos, generating hundreds of millions video playbacks each month. Integration of YouTube APIs in your next project will both provide a fun place for your fans to showcase their best achievements as well as give you the platform to reach out to a large gaming community on the site. In this talk, we will discuss the process of integrating YouTube video API into Call of Duty Black Ops, the biggest game of 2010.  We will describe API features geared towards engaging with the users and building more complex apps around user-generated content. We will also describe monetization and advertising strategies designed to help you market the game on YouTube.com and profit from the integration.
Here is the link to the session on the official GDC schedule and agenda for other cool Google GDC events.