YouTube Gaming Highlights New VR Videos

first_img PewDiePie Pulls $50,000 Pledge to Anti-Hate Group After Fan BacklashYouTube Fined $170M For Alleged Child Privacy Law Violation Stay on target In the world of video game streaming, Twitch may seem impossible to beat. But if any entity can do it, it’s probably the Google-powered, beef-filled, internet video behemoth known as YouTube.Alongside other initiatives like YouTube Red and YouTube Community, for over a year YouTube Gaming has been the platform’s attempt to leverage its sizable amount of gaming content. You can easily search for specific games or personalities and watch live or pre-recorded videos.Meanwhile, virtual reality continues to grow into an important part of the gaming landscape, so YouTube Gaming is trying to get a piece of that. The service recently highlighted its selection of gaming VR videos.YouTube’s been planning VR gaming content for a while. It was something we talked about when I met with the company last year. Many streamers are also pondering how exactly they want to use the technology. YouTube Gaming has been working with creators to develop a variety of videos that can be enjoyed in glorious virtual cyberspace. VR Minecraft Let’s Plays, 360-degree trailers inside the world of Clash of Clans, live-action VR Call of Duty shorts, World of Tanks documentaries, Red v Blue, and VR videos of League of Legends tournaments that put you right in the middle of the eSports action are all available. The lengthy playlist below is just a sample (obviously you’ll need to watch in VR for the full effect).The great thing about these VR YouTube Gaming videos is that you don’t need a pricey, hair-ruining gaming console/PC VR headset to enjoy them. Just pull them up on your phone and use Google Cardboard or Daydream. YouTube is as big as it is because it’s everywhere, not just on niche hardware for enthusiasts. This is why VR on mobile phones everyone already owns is probably the real way the technology will evolve.Just don’t expect to see a VR PewDiePie video anytime soon.last_img

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