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The Battle For Streaming Game Videos Begin!

YouTube Competes With Twitch
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There are already more than 25,000 pages solely for games which enthusiast can browse and even live stream.

Every true-blue gamer knows Twitch but a new challenger has entered the arena of game recording and that's online video giant: YouTube. Finally launching its latest offering today, Google will delight mobile gamers with YouTube Gaming.

With this new feature, anyone can now record their gameplay and do video commentaries or tutorial then upload it to YouTube for all to see. There are already more than 25,000 pages solely for games which enthusiast can browse and even live stream.

In the past, Google already records 144 billion minutes of gaming videos and live streams at YouTube every month. With the addition of YouTube Gaming, Google expects it to double up as popularity of gaming videos can reach up to millions. Although Twitch, owned by Amazon, has fairly been in the market for a while and known to be the place-to-be for gaming competition, game streams, and the like, YouTube has dominated video content for years and that encompasses everything including game videos.

Google already records 144 billion minutes of gaming videos and live streams at YouTube every month. 

Google made sure to make it easy even for beginners to record, edit, and share their videos by simply selecting the game through the Google Play Games app. Once there, users can already record and capture in 480p or 720p and also add a video of themselves sharing their opinions through their device's front camera and microphone. After recording, user can do a quick edit and voila, post it on YouTube.

Currently, the game-recording feature is available on the Google Play Games application for users in both US and UK and will soon be rolled out globally. Uploaded videos can also be viewed at the standalone YouTube gaming website. Google will also launch SDK for developer soon after this release in order for them to fully integrade the recording feature in their apps and games.

 

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