Not long after the announcement, got his fingers on the platform, who answers a lot of the first questions we had.
Because it's a long article(which you should read if really wanna know the details), I'll pull out the parts which I believe are the most explanatory.
YouTube Gaming's monetization pretty much applies the existing pre-recorded system to live video. All the advertising options are here: There are "True-View" (read: skippable) pre-roll ads, in-stream ads that play periodically during the livestream or on-demand, and pop-up display ads. YouTube Gaming is missing Twitch's critical monthly paid subscription system, though, where users opt to pay a monthly fee for the content they watch. For now, we'd imagine most streamers will see the lack of subscription options and stick with Twitch.
In the end it sounds like Ron has been talking to the Youtube Gaming team because he is referring to them saying that they are "very interested" in a subscription option for Youtube Gaming, but they can't say more than that. But there is the YouTube Fan Funding system for the few countries that support it.
Unfortunately, Chat isn't based on IRC. Twitch uses IRC for Chat, which allows users to easily moderate their channel with bot programs. YouTube says it doesn't have a chat API yet, but it's working on one. Currently, streamers can promote people to moderators, which can remove messages or ban users. Users can also get a "time out" for a set amount of time instead of a permanent ban. Streamers can set up a blacklist of words, and any message containing that word will be blocked. Chat can also be turned off completely if you want.
So all in all it has gotten revamped but still needs some tweaking and hopefully they will give an API so that it can be changed for every streamers needs.
The top "Hero" slot is occupied by featured livestreams and videos, and it horizontally scrolls between a few of them. The most interesting touch on the desktop site is the two vertical panels, one housing icons for the user's starred games and the other housing starred broadcasters. Both of these strips expand into navigation drawers when they are interacted with, showing text for the icons and, after your favorites, appending a list of "popular" suggestions—another feature that seems geared toward discovery.
Go to the article to see the great screenshots to really see it for yourself.
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If haven't heard by now, Youtube is taking gaming on Youtube to a whole nother level! Actually by not having it directly inside of the general Youtube. They are making a separate website and apps dedicated to gaming.
Streamers will stream their live gameplays on Youtube and a lot will be automated for them.
So they are essentially making it easier for viewers to watch gaming on Youtube while making Youtube easier to stream on for streamers.
Who will win?
I think both of them will co-exist for a quite a while, mostly because people don't just jump from one system to another just like that. But more importantly people like choices and have different needs. This will probably something similar to what we know with Xbox and PlayStation. None of them are really the main console because consumers have different needs.
Youtube Gaming will be one thing today but it will change over time and adapt to whatever they become. But it does looks really good and offers some nice features.
So what will Twitch's answer be? (other than #kappa )
Twitch either needs up their game on features, exclusive content or use the loyalty of their streamers and viewers in a way that will make them stay at Twitch.
That's what I'm guessing on, but what do you think??
By the way, if you wanna see Youtube Gaming more in-depth, watch E3 on Sunday to see what they will show in their booth:
1) there is no info of ad rev atm, this is key point for the success of this.
2) I mean twitch has an very useful chat system, youtube not so much.
3) yes any game can be played on twitch, the only thing niche does is you might not get a box art for the game.
4) hopefully its true, google+ isn't technically fully integrated though
5) There is potential for abuse here
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In this video they play with all the latest tech from Android Wear, Google Cast, Android TV, and Android Auto!
This year's Google I/O was more about polish and small but big impact updates and less about new products although Google Photos, Android Pay and Project Brillo are new.
The Verge has made five great interviews with the people behind this year's announcements. They go much deeper into why they did as they did and where things are heading. I urge you to watch them all.
Once again does a brilliant job of putting together everything that will happen at Google I/O 2015.
I don't agree completely with him, especially on the Google(+) Photos part, but right now everyone thinks that Google is stripping G+ of it's features and trying to close down Google+ slowly. So I'm not surprised to see him say that as well.
People need to understand that Google is narrowing Google+ down to it's core, which is content-sharing. Why do you think we got Collections? It is a new way for people to organize the content that they share on Google+.
Google+ will be stripped down from it's irrelevant features so that it can focus on its core purpose.
But beside that little note, I still think that this compilation is worth reading.
This isn't a killer extension even though it is cool, but it does show some kickass technology! The fact that devices can now talk to each other through tones is new path we haven't tried yet!
Let's see what else comes out of it!
And if you want to try it yourself: g.co/tone
Keep in mind that both computers need to have the extension installed for this to work
Sometimes in the course of exploring new ideas, we'll stumble upon a technology application that gets us excited. Tone is an experimental Chrome extension that makes sharing digital things with nearby people as easy as talking to them.
Tone broadcasts the URL of the current tab to any machine within earshot that also has the extension installed. We’ve found it useful for quickly sharing documents with everyone in a meeting, contributing relevant links without interrupting conversations, and maybe even the occasional rickroll (https://goo.gl/smp6ig).
To get started, first install the Tone extension for Chrome (http://g.co/tone). Then simply open a tab with the URL you want to share, make sure your volume is on, and press the Tone button. Your machine will then emit a short sequence of beeps. Nearby machines receive a clickable notification that will open the same tab. Getting everyone on the same page has never been so easy! Learn more at http://goo.gl/369hmn
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