This is not a definitive guide to YouTube Gaming. This is one asshole’s experience checking out the service everyone’s talking about today and drawing anecdotal conclusions while saying “fuck” sometimes.
Today, I was curious to see what kind of wrenches Google would throw into game streaming. While I saw both strengths and weaknesses, it doesn’t seem like Twitch has much to worry about, at least in the short term.
YouTube Gaming vs Twitch Kinda Sucks
The numbers are pretty good, however. For every YTG stream I saw with only a few viewers, I saw another with a few thousand. You’d expect that from something with the userbase and name recognition as YouTube. But does the Twitch userbase have reason to suddenly uproot? Nah, they’re fine for now.