YouTube Gaming launches streaming platform

    
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Move over, Twitch; your competition just arrived.

YouTube just launched its own streaming platform called, simply, YouTube Gaming. This subsite organizes both gaming videos and livestreams, and is available on the PC, iOS, and Android. The service supports 60 fps streams and a DVR mode for playback and will automatically archive videos.

Since YouTube is drawing off of its enormous bank of gaming videos, the new service already has thousands upon thousands of entries to peruse. Google made a play to buy Twitch last year but was outbid by Amazon, so creating its own livestream service with YouTube was a logical reaction. It remains to be seen if YouTube Gaming can challenge the Twitch streaming empire for supremacy or merely settle for second place.

On a side note, let us know in the comments if you’d prefer Massively Overpowered to be streaming through YouTube instead of Twitch!

Source: YouTube Gaming. Thanks to everyone who sent this in!
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Raging Berserker
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Raging Berserker

stiqy Raging Berserker Because Twitch requires you to have a certain amount of followers and concurrent viewers, then you submit an application to the Twitch overlords and hope they don’t reject you.

Janio2
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Janio2

Alien Legion Half of streams that I browsed only gave audio ( on my androidtablet ).

 Is the main index #live where find new life streams on youtube ?

Janio2
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Janio2

So when can I change my name when posting on youtube ? Because I am not willing to use my real name Prince Alphabet Soup formaly known as the symbool Google+.

ArbsX
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SirMysk Twitch has always been the better option, but their are people with potato internet who blame Twitch, which is pretty Comical if you ask me. Youtube Gaming is just Google’s new Google plus that they will ditch in a couple years cause they couldn’t buy out the competition or even mask it.
Honestly Youtube current streaming service is better than YTG because anyone can stream on it.

annoyedbadger
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Armsbend annoyedbadger If young is old enough to own the original zx spectrum, and having learnt to program on BBC computers at school…yeah ok.

Btw, I dont really think google is evil (although fairly dodgy is accurate!), you really need to take any post of mine as being made in a wry manner.

Tithian
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Tithian

Armsbend The thing is, for casual streamers it is indeed better. 

But established streamers that actually have 100s of subscribers, where is the monetization? Just the adds? What about the thousands of followers they already have? Will they also move to Youtube Gaming? Doubt it. And what happens when a streamer gets Content strikes and is forced to close his account, losing income? Will he take that risk? Probably not.

Yeah, no. Twitch isn’t going anywhere unless Youtube fixes all of the above.

Tezencatli
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Tezencatli

GabeNewellFetish Tezencatli Really? You’re complaining that you want to play your own music, while watching someone stream? That’s ridiculous.

I think muting a segment of the VOD where copyrighted music is played, better than giving three warnings and then shutting down that person’s channel. It doesn’t happen to the big groups as often. But it happens to a lot of small content creators. One guy had his video taken down because he said “Poop” and some company in Italy apparently had some weird claim on it. The Youtuber tried to get it resolved and in the end nothing came of it. Then he got into one of those networks or groups or whatever it is. And still they kept hitting with random copyright issues. Ultimately he realized he couldn’t monetize enough with all of the issues to upload, he stopped doing it. 

You can keep praying to the alter of youtube because it’s the popular platform. But I’m just gonna stick to Twitch.

Armsbend
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Tithian the setup is soooooo easy compared to twitch.  I’ve just started to mess with it but man is it easier.

Armsbend
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Armsbend

annoyedbadger you are a young person.  fair enough.

ItsLorgarn
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Armsbend The best thing would be leaving it to their community to create their own memes, culture and otherwise online phenomenons. Which in essence would make them mean something, instead of just trying to copy something from another community.
Its just a weird way to approach the streaming community I feel.