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gaming.youtube.com - YouTube Gaming poses a challenge to Twitch

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#1 The Professor

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 04:08 PM







Google quietly launched YouTube's spin-off platform for gamers today. YouTube Gaming is a dedicated app and website focusing exclusively on gaming content, with a greater emphasis on live steams. YouTube want's to "tackle a fragmented experience" for the gaming and is "fighting back" against rivals like Twitch and Daily Motion.


YouTube has said on their Official YouTube Blog:




YouTube Gaming is built to be all about your favorite games and gamers, with more videos than anywhere else. From "Asteroids" to "Zelda," more than 25,000 games will each have their own page, a single place for all the best videos and live streams about that title. You’ll also find channels from a wide array of game publishers and YouTube creators.

Keeping up with these games and channels is now super easy, too. Add a game to your collection for quick access whenever you want to check up on the latest videos. Subscribe to a channel, and you'll get a notification as soon as they start a live stream. Uncover new favorites with recommendations based on the games and channels you love. And when you want something specific, you can search with confidence, knowing that typing “call” will show you “Call of Duty” and not “Call Me Maybe.” 




I ask this with particular interest to content creators. Launching with classic gamers in mind too, do you think you'll be using YouTube gaming? Will you be watching or posting?

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#2 Arenafoot


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Posted 27 August 2015 - 01:27 AM

I ask this with particular interest to content creators. Launching with classic gamers in mind too, do you think you'll be using YouTube gaming? Will you be watching or posting?

maybe watching if someone is playing a vintage game and has a camera on...........

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#3 VectorGamer



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Posted 27 August 2015 - 07:53 AM

I'm surprised that in the on demand world we live in that live streaming would be a thing. Although the chat feature of live streaming can be fun I would rather watch on demand when I have the time.

I've had many opportunities to watch people play classic games whether in a live setting or online and I can't say that I care to watch someone play. I'm a participant when it comes to video games not a spectator.
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#4 Justin


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Posted 31 August 2015 - 05:59 PM

This makes me want to start publishing more videos.

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