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YouTube works toward ‘melt my brain’ virtual reality

In his first interview as the video empire’s engineering chief, Matthew Mengerink discusses virtual reality, making money and stepping into the role during trying times for YouTube’s engineers.

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Soon after Matthew Mengerink became YouTube’s engineering chief a few weeks back, he got a taste of the virtual reality footage Google has been working on but hasn’t released to the public yet. Continue reading YouTube works toward ‘melt my brain’ virtual reality

YouTube Gaming’s Science Fiction Game ‘Halo 5: Live’ Launches Worldwide With A Global Celebration

“Halo 5: Guardians,” launched worldwide. In Celebration, Fans tuned into YouTube Gaming to take part in “Halo 5: Live,” a one-of-a-kind live broadcast celebration spanning multiple continents with exclusive gameplay reveals, celebrity appearances, international events and more.

The six-hour event drew views worldwide, as fans came together to experience what makes “Halo” truly special.

“‘Halo 5: Guardians’ is the culmination of more than three years of hard work, passion, and dedication, and we could not be more excited to celebrate with our fans,” said Bonnie Ross, corporate vice president, head of 343 Industries.

“Last night, Halo Nation came together from around the world like never before, and we are thrilled to see fans jumping into the most ambitious game we’ve ever launched.”

“Halo 5: Guardians” is the latest addition to Microsoft’s $4.6 billion “Halo” sci-fi franchise.

The excitement reached a fever pitch last night as #Halo5Live was shared by fans around the world on Twitter. Some of the most-watched moments of the “Halo 5: Live” broadcast, as well as other key celebrations, included the world premiere of “Halo: The Fall of Reach,” a new animated series centered on the dramatic origin story of the SPARTAN program.

There was also an Xbox roundtable with actor Nathan Fillion, the voice of Spartan Buck, and the creative minds at 343 Industries.

“Halo 5: Guardians” is available now for $59.99 (ERP) at more than 110 Microsoft stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, microsoftstore.com, as well as other major U.S. retailers and via digital download. A sample list of participating retailers can be found at http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/halo-5-guardians/buy-now.

Fans can watch video on demand of “Halo 5: Live” through YouTube at http://www.xbox.com/Halo5Live. Photos and video from global launch events can be viewed at http://news.xbox.com/media.

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YouTube’s answer to Twitch finally launches today

Just before E3 this year, YouTube announced that it was getting into gaming in a big way, with its own stand-alone video site that would take on Twitch. Called YouTube Gaming, the service was expected to launch some time this summer — and it looks like tomorrow will finally be the day. The service is expected to go live on the web, as well as through mobile apps on both iOS and Android.

YouTube has been interested in gaming for sometime, and reportedly attempted to acquire Twitch last year, before ultimately losing out to Amazon. Since then, the company has decided to build its own solution, separate from the main YouTube site, which would let players broadcast gameplay live to viewers. YouTube Gaming also features more than 25,000 landing pages for specific games, a new design focused on games, and a search function that prioritizes games over other results. The company has been gearing up for the launch for some time, with new YouTube features like 60fps live streaming, which launched back in May.

The service will be restricted to the US and UK at launch; you’ll be able to check out the new, game-focused version of YouTube right here.

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YouTube is now better at live streaming than Twitch

The Dota 2 International Championships took place last week, determining the winner of the grand Aegis of the Immortal trophy and distributing $18.4 million in prize money among the 16 participating teams. Beyond the mythical battles and skirmishes inside the game, the tournament was also an important event in the ongoing contest between YouTube and Twitch. The International 5 (TI5) was streamed live on both services as well as inside the Dota 2 game client itself — though this year, unlike any of the previous ones, I watched almost all of it on YouTube. What’s changed? Continue reading YouTube is now better at live streaming than Twitch