YouTube Gaming standalone app shutting down after 4 years
The platform is no more.May 27, 2019
The company announced the shutdown last year, but it’s finally time to say goodbye on Thursday.
The app was launched in 2015 and was promoted as a way to improve live streams of gaming and keep non-gaming content out of the sphere. However, most people still just watched gaming videos on YouTube and didn’t understand the need.
The platform’s features are being integrated into the regular YouTube app that was launched a games-focused hub that worked better than YouTube Gaming.
Users of YouTube Gaming are now directed to the new platform. Also, YouTube and YouTube Gaming subscriptions are now merged together, but people will apparently lose the list of games they saved.
President Trump just unleashed a proposal that lists many items of potential goods categories that would be hit with steep tariffs if passed.
The proposal would drop tariffs up to 25 percent on goods to China. However, one of the categories Trump introduced was “video game consoles and machines.” If this proposal goes through, that means that any console where manufacturing occurs in China would be affected.
If it goes through, the tariffs would go into effect as early as June. This doesn’t mean directly that the consoles would be more expensive, but they’d cost more for the companies to produce which would likely appear in the cost of prices to those purchasing them.
It’s speculated that the new Xbox and the PS5 would cost from #3999 to $499 prior to the proposed tariffs as part of the trade war with the U.S. and China.
While the new PS5 has been unveiled by Sony, we have yet to see the new XBOX, which is expected to be revealed next month. It’s not clear when either system will drop, but it’s expected to be in late 2020.
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