In Brief: YouTube Launching Twitch Streaming Competitor

By Norman Chan

Launching this summer.

In case you didn't know, E3 is this week, and we're headed down to Los Angeles tomorrow to get demos of interesting tech and games at the show. It's been a busy week of non-E3-related video shoots for us already, so I'm just catching up on the news to discuss with you guys. Here's one bit of catch-up: Google last week announced YouTube Gaming, its streaming service for gamers to pipe live Let's Play videos to subscribers--with features like 60fps feeds and DVR playback mid-stream. It'll be launching this summer, and ArsTechnica as a good recap how it may compare to Twitch.