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    YouTube announces retirement of its dedicated Gaming app

    Suggests gamers go to youtube.com/gaming portal instead.
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    Re: YouTube announces retirement of its dedicated Gaming app

    I didn't even know it had a gaming app.....

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    Re: YouTube announces retirement of its dedicated Gaming app

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    I didn't even know it had a gaming app.....
    Neither did I, I was only aware of their gaming portal (although I didn't use it).

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    Re: YouTube announces retirement of its dedicated Gaming app

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    I didn't even know it had a gaming app.....
    Same here.


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    Re: YouTube announces retirement of its dedicated Gaming app

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    I didn't even know it had a gaming app.....
    Quote Originally Posted by Output View Post
    Neither did I, I was only aware of their gaming portal (although I didn't use it).
    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Same here.
    Which might explain why it is being closed (admittedly a small sample though )
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    Re: YouTube announces retirement of its dedicated Gaming app

    Quote Originally Posted by Output View Post
    Neither did I, I was only aware of their gaming portal (although I didn't use it).
    Didn't know about that, either. Surely most people would just... you know... use the Search box?

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    Re: YouTube announces retirement of its dedicated Gaming app

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Didn't know about that, either. Surely most people would just... you know... use the Search box?
    Most people will indeed (including myself), but there had been (possibly still is, I don't know) a bit of a push to show it as being a competitor to Twitch too, rather than only being for pre-recorded videos.

    The only reason I was aware of it was because I clicked on a few links and read a few mentions of it at the time.

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    Re: YouTube announces retirement of its dedicated Gaming app

    Quote Originally Posted by Output View Post
    there had been a bit of a push to show it as being a competitor to Twitch too
    I've been aware that you can Live Stream on YouTube and, annoyingly, some of my favourite reviewers have started hosting Live Streams.
    Elite/Frontier Dev'ts has been doing them for ages, but they're over an hour long and I really am not interested in the slightest by a couple of guys talking through the most minute minutiae of a game like that, when I could be playing it my own self.
    The others just spend more time answering the same old 'fave colour?', 'fave sandwich?', 'r u gay?' type questions in the chat, with barely five minutes of actual content... so probably just like Twitch, really.

    Most of the time I'd get emails telling me the channel was 'Live Now!', usually when I was at work or something, so again pretty pointless.

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    Re: YouTube announces retirement of its dedicated Gaming app

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Most of the time I'd get emails telling me the channel was 'Live Now!', usually when I was at work or something, so again pretty pointless.
    There's always going to be streamers of varying quality (and timezones of course), but the main aim was probably to tempt the top streamers over and take their large audiences and revenues away from Twitch so that they have a bigger piece of the pie, and bragging rights that people would rather use YouTube for it rather than thinking of Twitch first when it comes to the subject of gaming streams.

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    Re: YouTube announces retirement of its dedicated Gaming app

    ahah, it was always going to be a flop because YouTube has a good notification and recommendation engine anyway

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