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Reports: YouTube gaming ready to take on Twitch


  1. "The Internet-video giant plans to launch YouTube Gaming on Wednesday," according to Variety:
  2. 9TO5Mac says: "Once live it will act as a direct competitor to Twitch, an Amazon service which lets gamers stream their gameplay and offer it up to viewers to watch."
  3. "But even with more features and a more modern video player with HTML5, YouTube Gaming is literally years behind Twitch," according to
  4. "A beta version of the new live streaming dashboard is also launching tomorrow," according to, adding that: "The new dashboard makes streaming less of a scheduled event and more of a casual thing that streamers can do whenever they want."
  5. The Verge reports: "The service is expected to go live on the web, as well as through mobile apps on both iOS and Android."
  6. "Gaming is among the most popular video-content categories on the Web," according to Venture Beat, continuing: "It is second only to music, and the top channel on all of YouTube is the screaming game player PewDiePie."
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