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Gaming gets a new home on YouTube

Cross-posted from the YouTube Creator Blog

YouTube is where the world watches gaming. More than 200 million of you come to YouTube every single day to watch gaming videos and streams. That’s like the entire country of Brazil heading to YouTube daily. And that’s because of you, the community of gamers and creators who have turned YouTube into the gaming video platform it is today. From mobile gaming to strategy guides, Let’s Plays to Esports and charity live streams, you’ve created a place for everyone, from hard core to casual gamers.

We’re always working to make the gaming experience on YouTube better. Over the past few years we’ve focused on building tools and experiences that the gaming community has been asking for. That’s why in 2015, we launched YouTube Gaming, a standalone app for gamers where we tested new features like Game Pages for better discoverability, Super Chat and Channel Memberships to help fans show support for their favorite creators, Dark Theme and even a new live streaming platform based on the gaming community’s feedback. The response to these features has been so positive that we brought them over from the YouTube Gaming app to the main YouTube experience. 

Today, we’re launching a new Gaming destination to give gamers a home on YouTube! You can find the new YouTube Gaming destination at youtube.com/gaming.

At the very top of the page you’ll see personalized gaming content based on what you like to watch. You’ll also see top live games and the latest gaming videos from your subscriptions, bringing the best of uploaded videos and live gaming to one destination. We’ve also built dedicated shelves for live streams and trending videos.

Everyone has a favorite game. You can now find gaming videos from all over YouTube, related to that specific game on new game pages. These include popular videos, live streams, and other games from the same publisher or developer. With tens of thousands of different game pages, you’ll be able to find content no matter how big or small the game is.

We want to do more to help our smaller creators grow on YouTube too, so we’ll be highlighting gaming creators who are “On The Rise” on the Gaming destination and in Trending. Each week we’ll showcase a new up and coming gaming creator to help more fans discover their content. This is launching in the U.S., and we’ll continue to roll this out to more countries in the future.

We have a strong and vibrant audience on the YouTube Gaming app, but the amount of gamers we are able to reach is far bigger on YouTube. After all, YouTube is where more than 200 million gamers come to engage with your favorite games and creators every day, watching over 50 billion hours of gaming content in the last 12 months alone. That’s why, in March 2019, we’ll retire the YouTube Gaming app and focus all of our gaming efforts on YouTube where we can reach our entire gaming community.

From creators like elrubiusOMG who has hit live gaming records, to Ninja, the fastest growing creator in YouTube’s history who helped usher in the era of Fortnite, or itsFunneh who became one of our biggest gaming creators by making us all laugh with Minecraft and Roblox videos, we thank you for building a strong gaming community on YouTube. We’re committed to helping gaming creators succeed and look forward to seeing how you all continue to shape the future of gaming.

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Google Pixel 3 gets unboxed early. Really early.

The Google Pixel 3, technically, isn’t a real device yet. Google hasn’t even announced it and it’s definitely not available to purchase anywhere. But thanks to some really crafty leaks, tons of details have been popping up online over the weekend, including a full unboxing video. This might be the first time we’ve had an […]

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Panasonic’s LX100 II gets a resolution boost and touchscreen

Panasonic has launched the Lumix LX100 II, a compact camera for photographers who might want a bigger sensor than on models like Sony's RX100 VI. The biggest change over the last model is a higher resolution 17-megapixel Four Thirds MOS sensor, a lar…
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Google Fit gets a makeover to tempt you back into your exercise routine

Fitbit isn’t the only company making waves in the digital fitness community this week. Google has also redesigned its Google Fit app, the backbone of fitness tracking on Wear OS and on Android devices that aren’t Samsung. The new redesign was made with input from the American Heart Association and World Health Organization, so Google […]

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OnePlus finally gets a US carrier to sell phones on store shelves

OnePlus has always tried to sell phones by cutting unnecessary corners to keep costs low, but one of those corners was in full distribution that you see with other manufacturers. You can’t walk into most stores, check out a OnePlus 6, and walk out with a phone in a big and a ton of accessories. […]

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Red Hydrogen One gets a new release date, plus an early release model that you can’t complain about

The Red Hydrogen One finally has an update, so those of you holding out for the next-generation 3D-capable smartphone won’t have to wait much longer. There are a couple models that you’ll be able to buy, so potential customers have some options to sort through before deciding what they actually want. If you want to […]

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Honor 10 gets GPU Turbo graphics boost and new camera features in latest update

It’s just a month ago since Huawei announced its GPU Turbo technology that promises to boost graphics performance by up to 60% and optimize power consumption while gaming by up to 30%. After a limited beta test, the software update has begun rolling out to the Honor 10 initially with other Huawei and Honor handsets […]

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Galaxy Note 9 gets leaked in a full press render, fingerprint scanner still on board

Evan Blass has managed to sneak everyone a look at Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 9 with a full press render, confirming a few details and design changes. The most striking feature is probably that yellow-accented S-Pen, which looks really slick, but there’s a few other things on the backside that are worth mentioning. This particular […]

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Microsoft Launcher for Android gets a major update with tons of new features

Microsoft has released a pretty major update for the Microsoft Launcher home screen experience onto the Play Store, bringing a ton of new features centered around Microsoft’s apps and services. The update bumps the app to version 4.11 and includes some interface tweaks on top of the new integrated features. Here’s the changelog: What’s new […]

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‘Severed’ gets a lavish PS Vita physical release

DrinkBox Studios released the stylized first-person dungeon crawler Severed as a PS Vita exclusive back in April 2016, but the game moved on from Sony's ailing handheld to iOS by year's end. Yet two years later, the title is making a triumphant retur…
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Google Duo gets some support for multiple devices including tablets

Lagging way behind most of the market, Google finally seems to figured out that users want to be able to send and receive messages from whatever screen they are viewing at the moment. Last month Google rolled out the ability for Android Messages users to sync text messages on the desktop, joining their Google Allo […]

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YouTube gets 1.8 billion logged-in viewers monthly

On stage today at Radio City Music Hall, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki made a surprising revelation: the service gets 1.8 billion logged-in viewers every month. And that doesn't include people who aren't logged in — which means the actual number of peo…
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[Deal] Google Clips gets a $50 discount

Last fall during their big product announcements, one item that was a bit of a surprise was Google Clips. The small camera was designed to do just what its name suggests – grab short video clips that can then be uploaded to social media. It is hard to gauge whether Google Clips has been a […]

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Dropbox gets full-screen iPad navigation and drag-and-drop for iOS

You know how an iPad's screen real estate is wasted on Dropbox? Well, it's wasted no more. The file hosting service has rolled out a pretty meaty update for Apple devices, which includes full-screen file navigation for Cupertino's tablets. Just colla…
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YouTube Live streaming gets significant updates

Streaming live content via YouTube Live has been an indispensable tool for content creators to deliver music, sports, gaming and more from anywhere in the world. Live broadcasting is now available to virtually anyone with a smartphone and YouTube has just added some notable updates. Let’s take a look at what’s new. Live chat allows […]

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Android TV’s YouTube app gets a small redesign, includes video quality control

Google likes to tweak their YouTube interface, especially on mobile devices. However, their Android TV interface always seems to lag behind, even next to other set-top boxes. With that being said, it looks like Google has pushed a YouTube update on Android TV that further tweaks the latest, non-Material Design aesthetic and brings some features […]

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Android Wear gets a boost with the new Skagen Falster

Android Wear has been a little stagnate lately, feeling as if Google has moved it to the back burner. We have yet to get a Google “Pixel Watch” and Fossil, along with other actual watch brands, have largely been responsible for new models. The tech industry seems to be in a wait-and-see pattern for now (with […]

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Huawei’s 8.4-inch Mediapad M5 tablet gets Bluetooth certification, could launch during CES 2018

To say that the tablet market is as flat as a pancake could be an understatement. Since the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 back at MWC 2017 in February, well, there hasn’t been a whole lot for tablet lovers to get excited about in the Android world. And yes, I include Amazon’s Fire tablets […]

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Samung Galaxy S7 gets nod over Apple iPhone 8 according to Consumer Reports

In their latest round of reviews and recommendations for smartphones, Consumer Reports is recommending buyers choose the Samsung Galaxy S7 over the new Apple iPhone 8. Having one of the leading sources for buying recommendations choose a phone that is over a year old over the latest release from Apple has to sting and points […]

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NVIDIA SHIELD TV gets Google Assistant with Sony Bravia TVs coming soon

Google Assistant is popping up everywhere, just recently integrating itself with almost 90 of LG’s smart appliances. And as of today, its available on Android TV. Starting with NVIDIA SHIELD TV and coming to Sony Bravia TVs in the coming months, users can find the latest movies, check the score on the big game, dim […]

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Google Allo gets a web update including ‘volume’ and Smart Smileys

Google has been quite slow to expand the Allo ecosystem since first revealing yet another messaging platform from the tech giant. One piece that seemed to take forever was the launch of a web interface for users wanting to access Allo from their desktops. Google finally released a web interface last month, but users quickly […]

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Google Dashboard gets redesign and new focus for users

In an announcement made today, Google shared an update on a major redesign to their Google Dashboard platform that will start rolling out next week. The Google Dashboard originally launched in 2009 as a way for users to quickly figure out what products they use and access some history and settings. Since then Google has […]

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Qardio’s Android app gets new activity tracking features

Qardio, the company behind smart gadgets like the QardioArm and QardioBase, has just kicked off some new features in their health tracking app to help you stay in shape. If you were looking for an excuse to ditch Fitbit, this might be it. The new app will track your overall steps and activity and allow users […]

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‘Dishonored’ gets unleashed in ‘Death of the Outsider’

Our next taste of Dishonored isn't DLC — it's an entirely new standalone title called Death of the Outsider, which lands on September 15th. That might seem like an odd move for developer Arkane Studios, but it probably makes sense. Dishonored 2, lik…
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Google Home finally gets Bluetooth audio, Deezer and Spotify Free support coming soon

The Google Home is much more than simply being a Google Assistant device, its built-in speakers are great for listening to music from. After confirming that Android 8.0 would indeed be known as Oreo yesterday, Google has also added more music options to its Google Home device, making it easier to stream your favorite tracks […]

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Hit indie FMV game ‘Her Story’ gets a spiritual sequel

Did you enjoy Her Story, the indie title that revived the use of full-motion video in games? You're not alone: Sam Barlow's game sold over 100,000 copies, a lot for a small-budget release, and won its share of acclaim, including multiple awards. An…
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Amazon gets Prime Exclusive flavors of the Nokia 6, Moto E4, and three Alcatel phones

With the arrival of this batch, Amazon is currently offering ten phones at a lower cost with its own services at the forefront alongside Google’s. Amazon added phones from Nokia, Alcatel, and Lenovo for a simultaneous release date next month. These are the new Prime Exclusive devices: Nokia 6 for $ 179 (21% off) Alcatel Idol […]

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Google’s Gboard gets updated with new features

Google’s fancy Gboard keyboard has been updated with some new tricks that should help you type faster and spend less time digging through your emoji drawer. Yep, this update is very focused on helping you find emojis quicker. Instead of looking through all of your emojis, you can now simply draw the emoji you want […]

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G Suite gets more customization tools including new App Maker

As Google I/O 2017 starts to wind down and fans plot their new developments or their next big purchase based on Google tech, the enterprise market got some welcome news about some tools Google will roll out for G Suite. G Suite is Google’s platform mainly intended for the enterprise that gives companies access to […]

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Intoxicated man allegedly assaults a robot in Silicon Valley, gets arrested

A man was arrested this week in Mountain View, California, for allegedly attacking one of Knightscope’s K5 security robots. Now that will earn you some hardcore respect when you’re locked up behind bars.

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Your wearable could soon be your wallet, too, if Samsung gets its way

Today’s wearables may be useful for tracking the number of steps you’ve taken or calories burned, but soon, they may be able to help you keep tabs on another kind of activity — your bank account.

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Maker of a $14,000 super-secure phone gets cold feet after low sales force cuts

Sirin Labs, makers of the $ 14,000 Solarin phone, proves that getting ahead in smartphone manufacturing today is a true challenge, as news spreads of a change in strategy and not enough sales.

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Old drug gets an absurd price hike to $89,000 per year

Martin Shkreli doesn't have a monopoly on jacking up drug prices. Marathon Pharmaceuticals has received FDA approval for an old drug used to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy, deflazacort, and in the process has raised the price to ridiculously high…
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ZTE Axon 7 gets updated to Android 7.0 Nougat

ZTE is next up to bat to bring Nougat to some of its devices, and first on the list is the Axon 7. ZTE is touting this as the most affordable Daydream compatible phone in the US right now, which is a selling point all on its own, but there’s plenty of other stuff to look […]

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Google Maps gets a ‘parking difficulty’ feature

Google is adding a new feature to Google Maps for Android to help users plan their hunt for a parking space when arriving at a destination. The new feature will provide information on parking difficulty at a destination in 25 metro areas in the U.S. The information will be provided via an icon to help […]

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Super-sleek, newly updated Huawei P8 Lite 2017 gets a U.K. release

Huawei has taken the wraps off of a new version of the P8 Lite that features a sleek new design and some serious upgrades under the hood, including a new Kirin 655 chip and Android 7.0 Nougat.

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LG G6 to make do with the Snapdragon 821 after Samsung gets ‘first dibs’ on Snapdragon 835

While it’s widely believed that Samsung will delay launching the Galaxy S8 thanks to the lingering effects of the abortive Galaxy Note 7, LG has confirmed that it will announce its G6 handset on February 26th at MWC 2017 next month. There is one caveat, though, the LG G6 will use last year’s silicon, the Snapdragon 821, instead […]

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Fossil could be the only company that really gets wearables right in 2017

Fossil is taking the same approach to its wearable tech as it does to its fashion-forward watch range, by updating them seasonally to reflect the latest trends. We’ve been looking at the latest versions.

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OnePlus 3T gets software update, but it’s not Nougat

The software update rolling out today to the OnePlus 3T isn’t what you think it’s for. A software update for OxygenOS 3.5.4 is being pushed to the OnePlus 3T, and it includes a bunch of fixes as well as optimizations for device owners on T-Mobile’s network. Here’s the full changelog: Optimizations for US-TMO Network Optimizations […]

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Android 7.1 gets a second developer preview build for Nexus devices

The Google Pixel launched with Android 7.1 Nougat ahead of its release on the Nexus phones, marking the first time we’ve seen Google officially update another device to the newest OS before its Nexus line. Obviously that didn’t mean the Nexus phones were getting left behind permanently, and now we’re finally seeing 7.1 make its […]

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Nest Aware gets several upgrades for Nest Cams

Google’s Nest unit announced several updates to the Nest Cam and their Nest Aware platform, their framework and app for making advanced use of Nest Cam devices. Leading the way is a new feature to make it possible to share clips on social media. Nest is also making it easier to view content from Nest […]

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Google Play Music gets interface tweaks and contextual intelligence

Google Play Music has been rocking the same interface for a while now, so it only makes sense that it would get an update to catch up to some of Google’s other products. That interface change has finally hit, polishing up Google’s music streaming app. It’s not a complete overhaul, as most of the changes […]

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Hungry for Nougat? OnePlus 3 gets it this month

Sure, OnePlus’ software is among the best in the world because of its simple and clean presentation. A problem exists, though. Getting software updates out in a timely manner has been extremely difficult for the company. With every device, OnePlus just takes so long to go from testing to rolling out. If you were thinking […]

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Vine gets a lifeline with report of takeover offers from multiple companies

Vine is up for grabs according to a new report that claims its parent company Twitter is considering multiple bids for the platform. A takeover could save the video-looping service from the scrap heap, but at what cost?

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Uber gets slapped with lawsuit over missing food delivery tips

A courier in New York who used to deliver food for Uber has filed a lawsuit against the company over unpaid tips, according to Buzzfeed News. In the lawsuit, he said that tips from customers never made it to him and other delivery personnel for UberR…
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BioWare’s ‘Jade Empire’ gets another shot at life on iOS

BioWare is virtually synonymous with Mass Effect and Dragon Age these days, but it has had its share of experiments. Remember Jade Empire, its China-inspired (and critically well-received) action role-playing title? Aspyr does — it just released v…
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Google Apps for Work gets upgrades, rebranded to G Suite

As part of a move to enhance their offerings for enterprise clients, Google announced some improvements and enhancements to their Google Cloud platform and in particular to their set of tools previously known as Google Apps for Work. Those tools are basically a subset of all of Google’s applications that are available to run on […]

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iHome’s Zenergy line of connected products gets your sleep back on track

iHome’s new Zenergy series of connected alarm clocks get your sleep on track with color-shifting LEDs synchronized with your body’s circadian rhythm. The first clock is available in two models.

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Samsung’s Gear 360 officially gets released in the US later this month

Did you forget about Samsung’s Gear 360? You’d be forgiven if you did, since Samsung went almost completely silent on the little camera after its announcement with the Galaxy S7. Well, fast forward a few months to the launch of the next Galaxy phone, and the tentative release date for the US version of the […]

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DJI’s eye in the sky gets closer to land with optical zoom

Getting the camera off the ground makes it easy to get close — if you want to risk a crash. DJI’s latest camera includes an optical zoom alongside a number of other big features like 4K and enhanced stability.

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