YouTube is getting rid of its dedicated gaming app after it failed to find a big enough audience, the company announced today in a blog post. Instead, gaming-specific content and features will have a new, dedicated home within the main YouTube site.
The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will likely be made official on October 9th, but weeks before the event, we’re getting a clear look at the upcoming devices. New renders of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have leaked, and they look like they could be official renders from Google. Unfortunately, the phones are inside Google-branded fabric cases, so we don’t get to see all of them, but the renders do show off several of the phones’ features.
World of Warships has just celebrated its third-year anniversary, and it’s come a long way since it’s 2015 debut. Over 28 million registered users, a development team that has grown from 40 members in the beginning to more than 300, and a raft of new modes and monthly content supply drops have collectively ensured that the free-to-play naval combat game is healthier and more fully featured today than it’s ever been.
ESPN’s feature story about the life and career of Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, the most popular Fortnite streamer in the world, is filled with interesting details about what it takes to achieve that level of success. Spoiler warning: It involves sticking to a schedule that doesn’t actually sound fun, or even tolerable for most people.
A few days after Microsoft and Verizon announced that FiOS channels are coming to Xbox 360, the software magnate is going to release more applications for Xbox owners to view TV online with the use of the 360.
December 6 marks the start of the ability for Xbox owners to stream their favorite channels via Xbox Live. Xbox Live subscribers in the U.S. can now view EPIX, ESPN, Hulu Plus and the Today Show on MSNBC.
Different contents will be available to users based on their location. For instance, Germany-based fans can now watch Sky Go while Japanese subscribers will get Hulu. UK patrons will have LOVEFiL and those from Italy can watch Premium Play. Xbox users from Spain will get Telefonica Espana and Netflix, will also be available in Canada apart from their U.S. counterparts.
Sources have said that apart from this pioneering channels, a lot more will debut later this month. This includes iHeartRadio, Sony Pictures’ Crackle, more programs from MSNBC and Vudu movie rental service. Youtube will also be available and is accessible in 24 countries.
Don Mattrick, President of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft said that, “a new era in entertainment begins where all your entertainment is together in one place: your games, movies, TV shows, music and sports.”
“With this update, Xbox 360 system owners will experience Kinect voice control integrated with Bing search, making your TV and entertainment experiences more social and personal than ever,” he adds.
More reasons to shift from one console to another I guess. What do you think?
Yup, you got that right. Facebook doesn’t only reign in the social networking arena, it’s also staking a claim in being among the top video sites in the world.
The result was according to Nielsen’s Video Census released today which looked at the number of video views for the month of October. YouTube topped the chart with 6.6 billion streams and Hulu came in second with 632 million. Facebook came in the 3rd place with 217 million streams, beating out Bing, Yahoo, Fox, ESPN and other sites.
“During the past year, online video viewing has become central to the Web experience,” Jon Gibs, Nielsen’s Vice President of Media Analytics, said in a statement. “In conjunction with this increase, we are seeing remarkable growth in video viewing on social networking sites and it is only natural that these two trends would converge in consumers’ minds, making sites like Facebook and Myspace.com, increasingly important distribution points for both consumer and professionally generated video.”
In September of this year, Facebook only ranked tenth among the most number of video streams.
“Social networking sites are evolving from a venue for catching up with friends to a platform for personal expression, allowing consumers to share their experiences in the full variety of content formats available online,” Gibs said.