Google is shutting down YouTube Gaming (but that isn't a bad thing)

CREDIT Courtesy of YouTube

The new YouTube Gaming page is accessible right here.

Appearing in YouTube's left navigation bar, is the site's revamped gaming hub that will highlight personalized content at the top of the page.

Some of the app's features, including streaming gameplay live from your phone, aren't available at the new destination, but the company will work on moving more elements across before the YouTube Gaming app is shuttered in March or April 2019. There's a carousel of top live games along with new and upcoming live streams from subscribed channels, as well as trending videos and recommended videos based on your subscriptions and history. On that page, you'll find a list of the top live games (something that's nearly certain to be dominated by Fortnite for the foreseeable future), along with recent videos and current live streams from your subscriptions.

According to YouTube, over 200 million people watch gaming related content on their website everyday, but the platform on which they do so is about to change considerably. YouTube will also show some love to smaller creators each week via a new "On The Rise" feature. If I were to be really picky when it comes to the design, I'd say it's less Twitch-lite and more YouTube, but it's otherwise not that noticeable of a difference.

He explains that outside of Ninja, the biggest gaming content creators, for example Markiplier and PewDiePie are on YouTube.

Apple’s Watch Series 4 rethinks health, design
Watch Series 4 was unveiled two days ago and one of the device's most important features is support for ECG. The findings come from an Apple-sponsored study that was submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration.

US calls UN meeting on N Korea curbs
He called for "confidence-building measures", citing as a possibility the signing of a peace treaty to end the 1950-53 Korean War. And it said North Korea is violating sanctions by transferring coal at sea and flouting an arms embargo and financial sanctions.

Vikings release kicker Daniel Carlson, reportedly will sign Dan Bailey
The Vikings have legitimate Super Bowl expectations, and a rookie kicker choked away a road win over their chief division rival. He struggled in the latter half of the 2017 season after sustaining a groin injury. "That is frustrating.

The YouTube Gaming app launched back in August 2015 as a competitor for industry leader Twitch.

So many of these users are just using YouTube and the regular YouTube experience.

Wyatt hopes that YouTube will become the number one destination not just for gaming video, but also livestreaming - a crown worn comfortably by Twitch at the moment.

A few hours ago, YouTube announced that it would be retiring the dedicated YouTube Gaming app, and tried to make the decision sound like a success story.

The Gaming portal today launched in the USA, and it's rolling out to other countries in the coming weeks.



Latest news

Two female mental health patients drown while chained up in police van
Investigators are in the early stages of conducting interviews and gathering evidence, SLED spokesman Thom Berry said. The investigation has been handed over to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, the news release said.

Orrin Hatch says Kavanaugh accuser may be 'mixed up'
McCaleb said "I'm not certain" when asked on Fox News whether she believed Ford, whom she described as a friend of a friend. Kavanaugh spent more than nine hours at the White House Monday, huddling behind closed doors with his confirmation team.

Google Smart Display ‘Home Hub’ render and pricing surfaces
There are a few hints as to how Google is going to differentiate its Home Hub from smart displays made by partners like Lenovo . It's not known if this is due to consumer privacy concerns or because Google genuinely sees no use case for the platform.

Klopp: Beating Paris Saint Germain proved Liverpool can reach next level
Back-up striker Daniel Sturridge may be thrown an opportunity to impress if Firmino can't recover in time. We have to keep going". "Do I have to compare them?" Klopp said: 'I loved his goal celebration.

DeSean Jackson is a fan of keeping the Fitzmagic going
The Steelers made Pat Mahomes look like John Elway last week so we can take nothing for granted when it comes to the pass defense. The Bucs drafted Winston No. 1 overall in 2015, despite questions about his behavior during his college career at Florida State.

Police respond to possible active shooter in Middleton, Wisconsin
A State Journal reporter at the scene says at least 40 police squad cars and ambulances are outside the building. NBC15 reported that the office building appears to be the location of Paradigm Software.

Aspirin does not reduce heart attack, stroke risk
ASPREE was led by Monash University in Australia and the Berman Center for Outcomes and Clinical Research in the USA. If you are a healthy older person and take a low-dose aspirin every day, it may be more harmful than you think.

Trump Says He Wants To Hear From Kavanaugh's Accuser
Ford is willing to appear before Congress, and Conway urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear her testimony under oath. However, Collins has also said that if it turns out Kavanaugh is lying, that's disqualifying.

Champions League: Sergio Ramos attacks Griezmann over Messi, Ronaldo
At that table, there are nice pictures I have, and I enjoy it there, but I know that I can get better'. But the French hitman remains upbeat about his chances for the highly-coveted Ballon d'Or trophy.

Weather Channel's Exaggerated Video Causes Many to Make Their Own
Florence, which is now a tropical storm, is extreme flooding in many areas of the Carolinas and has killed at least seven people. Footage of a US reporter "bracing for his life" against barrelling winds in a live piece to camera has been mocked worldwide.

Stormy Daniels Compares Trump's Penis to Toad From Mario Kart
While the world awaits an explosive POTUS tweetstorm in response, others have been quick to share their reactions on social media. The seemingly innocuous " Mario Kart" trending topic label grabbed the attention of a number of unsuspecting Twitter users.

Kavanaugh's accuser NOT ready to testify against Trump's supreme court nominee
Ford came forward , I said that her voice should be heard and asked the Judiciary Committee to delay its vote on Judge Kavanaugh". Ford and her attorney have yet to respond to invitations to testify at a public hearing about her allegations against Kavanaugh .

Sky bundles Netflix in bid to break into more homes
Sky and Netflix shows sits side-by-side on Sky Q's content rails, some of which are tailored around the viewer's usage history. The Netflix content flowed into Sky Q is profile specific, with profiles easily switched between in-system.

Mourinho wants United to join the Fed Express
Sports Mole looks at how Swiss side Young Boys could line up for their Champions League debut against Manchester United . David De Gea is a certainty in goal and will be high on confidence after his heroics against Watford at the weekend.

Cabinet clears ordinance to make instant triple talaq a criminal offence
Prasad accused the Congress of stalling the Triple Talaq Bill in the Rajya Sabha for the sake of its "vote bank politics". Women's rights activist Shabnam Hashmi said criminalising triple talaq was aimed at polarising people.

Other news