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The standalone YouTube Gaming app is essentially being absorbed into YouTube

1 month ago   |   By Gamasutra

YouTube has opted to roll features from the standalone app into its main video platform, something it hopes addresses discoverability issues that showed up in the original YouTube Gaming attempt. ...
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Google is shutting down YouTube Gaming

Google is shutting down YouTube Gaming

1 month ago   |   By SlashGear

A few years ago, Google launched YouTube Gaming, a dedicated app that hosted streamers and allowed gamers to find content aimed at them. Gaming has always been a big part of YouTube, but YouTube Gaming was Google's attempt to steal away some of Twitch's massive audience. Today, Google announced that it'll be shutting down YouTube Gaming, but for those who...
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Mobile game show HQ Trivia is getting a sequel called HQ Words

Mobile game show HQ Trivia is getting a sequel called HQ Words

1 month ago   |   By MobileSyrup

The developers behind the mobile game show HQ Trivia plan to release a new game based on Wheel of Fortune called HQ Words. HQ Words is the company's second game show. The new show will feature similar branding and design, but have its own hosts and gameplay. HQ Trivia is the company's original mobile game show. It tasks players with correctly answering eight to twelve questions in a row for a slice of a cash prize. The prize pool is split between everyone that answers the final question correctly. The grand prize for most games is between $2,500 to $5,000 USD. This October, HQ Words looks...
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Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales Releasing Next Month On PC, Consoles In December

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales Releasing Next Month On PC, Consoles In December

1 month ago   |   By GameInformer

A few weeks ago, Witcher developers CDProjekt Red announced that they were separating Gwent's single-player campaign out from the card game's client as a standalone release titled Thronebreaker. Since details were so scarce, not many expected that the excision would be quite so prompt, with CDPR confirming an October 24 release date for PC and a console release on December 4.
Thronebreaker was developed to be the single-player campaign for Gwent, itself spun-off from the side activity in the Witcher III: The Wild Hunt. According to CDPR, the campaign got too big to simply be a side thing...
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YouTube Gaming migrates to main YouTube hub

YouTube Gaming migrates to main YouTube hub

1 month ago   |   By GamesIndustry

Separate website, app to shut down by March 2019; features implemented on YouTube main
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YouTube Gaming Gets New Home, App Being Discontinued In March 2019

1 month ago   |   By Android Headlines

In short: YouTube announced today that it is giving YouTube Gaming a new home on its website. Taking it from gaming.youtube.com to youtube.com/gaming. Not a big change, but this effectively means that YouTube Gaming is being pushed back inside of YouTube instead of being broken out, like it has been for the past three years. The YouTube Gaming app is also being discontinued as of March 2019, with all of that content being included in standard YouTube now.
Background: YouTube announced YouTube Gaming back in 2015, this was shortly after Google lost out on a bid to purchase Twitch - Amazon...
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HQ Trivia is debuting a new word puzzle game next month - CNET

1 month ago   |   By CNET

The game is reportedly making big bucks as its company expands to more programs.
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Fortnite is not the biggest game on YouTube this year

Fortnite is not the biggest game on YouTube this year

1 month ago   |   By The Verge

This year, it's felt like Fortnite has taken over the world: seemingly every teen is playing it, big sports events always have stars doing in-game dances, and even Drake likes to drop onto the island from time to time. When it comes to video content, some of the most circulated and widely talked-about gaming clips tend to be wild plays or funny Fortnite moments. But, don't let the hype deceive you: Fortnite hasn't actually overtaken every corner of the internet.
Ryan Wyatt, YouTube's director of gaming content and partnerships, does admit that battle royale games, in general, have been...
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Google Delivers a Body Blow to YouTube Gaming, to Shut Down App and Set Up New Space for Gaming

1 month ago   |   By Phone Scoop

Google today indicated that it is nixing its standalone YouTube Gaming mobile app and will instead house gaming content in a new section on YouTube. The YouTube Gaming app first debuted in 2015 and was meant to compete with Twitch for streamed games. Google found the app simply wasn't the hit it hoped. “We have 200 million people that are logged in, watching gaming content every single day,” said Ryan Wyatt, YouTube's Director of Gaming Content and Partnerships, to TechCrunch. “And the majority of them, quite frankly, are just not using the YouTube Gaming app for their gaming experiences.”...
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Wargaming opens new UK studio to develop free-to-play MMO game

Wargaming opens new UK studio to develop free-to-play MMO game

1 month ago   |   By Gamasutra

Wargaming announced the opening of a new office today located in Guildford, where the studio will be working on an unannounced free-to-play MMO game built using the Unreal Engine. ...
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YouTube revamps its gaming homebase ahead of shutting down its Gaming app - CNET

1 month ago   |   By CNET

And the YouTube Gaming app is going away.
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YouTube's revamped gaming hub offers faster access to top streams

YouTube's revamped gaming hub offers faster access to top streams

1 month ago   |   By Engadget

YouTube is as determined as ever to compete with Twitch, and it's giving its dedicated gaming portal a makeover to make sure that happens. The new YouTube Gaming hub borrows key features from the mobile app, including faster access to top live stream...
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YouTube launches new gaming destination, admits that the separate app was a bust

YouTube launches new gaming destination, admits that the separate app was a bust

1 month ago   |   By The Verge

In 2015, YouTube launched a separate app dedicated to games and helping gamers find more videos. Today, the video giant is sunsetting that app and will integrate many of its best ideas onto the main website instead.
On the main site, YouTube Gaming will appear as a tab on the left, just like the Trending destination. From now on, youtube.com/gaming will showcase a personalized carousel of content near the top of the page, including new uploads and livestreams from subscribed channels, as well as an area for trending videos.
The new landing page will have some additional bells and whistles...
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HQ Trivia sequel will be a Wheel of Fortune-style game called HQ Words

HQ Trivia sequel will be a Wheel of Fortune-style game called HQ Words

1 month ago   |   By Android Central

This is where we go next after HQ Trivia.
The team behind HQ Trivia is readying to deliver a brand new game for 2018, and this one is for the word nerds. According to reporting from Digiday , the new game will be called HQ Words. Based on Wheel of Fortune format, players will be tasked with guessing phrases one letter at a time while competing live against other players. The game is expected to launch sometime in October.
It's been just over a year since the world was first introduced to HQ Trivia, a daily trivia game show that you play on your phone. After a few months of iOS exclusivity...
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YouTube to shut down standalone Gaming app, as gaming gets a new home on YouTube

YouTube to shut down standalone Gaming app, as gaming gets a new home on YouTube

1 month ago   |   By TechCrunch

YouTube will no longer maintain a separate app targeting gaming and live game streaming, the company announced today. The YouTube Gaming app, which first arrived in 2015 , will be sunset sometime next spring as its host of features make their way over to YouTube's main site.
Over the years, the YouTube Gaming app has been a place where YouTube experimented with features catering to game creators and viewers who like to watch live and recorded esports. Here, it tested things like Game Pages to make games more discoverable, Super Chat, and Channel Memberships - features which the...
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