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Google's YouTube Gaming Site Ready For Debut
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User Rank: Ninja
8/26/2015 | 11:54:36 PM
it's up!
The site is up right now. It's 8:50 PM Pacific. Anyhow, I see it's not Twitch , but it'll get there.

Competition is good (pun intended)
User Rank: Apprentice
8/31/2015 | 11:03:38 AM
Re: it's up!
For now I consider twitch way better but its just the start so lets wait & see...
User Rank: Ninja
8/27/2015 | 7:18:42 AM
Content ID
I'm not sure this is going to be as big a hit as Google wants. It has a terrible track record of screwing over content creators at the behest of trolls and copyright owners with its Content ID system. Traditionally it's even gone after people streaming gaming content and that's already causing problems for early streamers.

No one is going to wnat to use it if they might lose all associated revenue just because someone files a claim against them. 
User Rank: Ninja
8/31/2015 | 9:32:13 AM
Re: Content ID

Indeed. Twitch is already heavily, heavily, entrenched as the leader in this space. Gaming is a huge sector for Youtube already, so it's no surprise they wanted a piece here, but I would say they would have to do something unique to entice broadcasters to switch from Twitch. Competitor offered monetary parterships to all broadcasters (Twitch requires you to hit certain milestones first), and even that didn't work out so well for them. Twitch's VOD service is often complained about - Youtube might be able to push the built-in synnergy there with non-live Youtube. Still, having heard day 1 complaints about the Content ID system you mentioned from many broadcasters, I'm setting my expecations pretty low here.

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