Wednesday, 25 March 2015

YouTube Live Lives!

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Once again, we have another big piece of news based solely on unnamed, possibly non-existent sources. According to the Daily Dot's sources, Google are exercising the phrase "If you can't beat em, buy em. If you can't buy em, beat em." by apparently launching a new service called YouTube Live. YouTube already offers livestreaming, but it isn't used by too many streamers who prefer to migrate to Twitch. Google are fighting that by launching YouTube Live, a service that'll have "50 engineers with expertise in the streaming industry".

Sure, Google does livestream the League of Legends Championship Series and other non-gaming events, such as the recent trainwreck they call the YouTube Music Awards, but a huge part of the streaming audience just watch individuals stream, so if Google can perfect streaming tech, they can convince some people to stream on YouTube: after all, many Twitch streamers are actually YouTubers who like to stream on Twitch. 

But what have Google/YouTube said? Well, they declined to comment on the matter when asked by Daily Dot, so his rumour could well be true: we'll probably have to wait until Google's I/O conference in May to see if it's true.

The Trailer of the Day today is the Dyscourse Steam Trailer. In case you don't know, Dyscourse is a recently kickstarted survival sim (Not a winning combination, as time has told) but mixed with a choose-your-own-adventure style of gameplay. It looks fun, quirky and hard, so if anyone's played it, tell us in the comments!


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