It has been about six weeks since the last YouTube Gaming update rolled out, and it’s clear the developers have been keeping pretty busy on making changes. The latest update has quite a few improvements to be found throughout the app, not to mention at least one feature that might be considered pretty huge. Topping the list is a new live comment stream that overlays gameplay videos so you can see the action and watch the commentary at the same time. A few features have been moved to more convenient places, and a video history is now available. Finally, there’s a new easter egg, and it’s pretty awesome. Continue reading YouTube Gaming v1.5 adds chat overlay to full-screen videos, landscape orientation, watch history, a new easter egg, and more→
It turns out that Notch isn’t the only guy who can afford to splurge on some swanky digs thanks to the magic of Minecraft. 23-year-old YouTuber Jordan “CaptainSparklez” Maron recently splurged on a $4.5 million pad above the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, and while it may not be in the league of Casa Notch, Maron didn’t make Minecraft—he just plays it.
The house is 4100 square feet, according to Variety, with three bedrooms, five baths, glass-railed terraces on each of the three floors, an outdoor fireplace, sunken wet bar, and a terrace with a stainless-steel barbecue, “party-sized spa,” and infinity swimming pool. Suddenly John Carmack’s Ferrari seems a bit trite, doesn’t it?
Business Insider has the photos from the Nicholas Property Group listing. Keep on streaming, kids. Keep on streaming.
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→