So did Youtube become the preferred platform for game event streaming?

Lumination

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Oct 26, 2017
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YT has one feature that Twitch does not, in-place rewinding of live streams. It's great for watching something delayed at work. Everything else is Twitch for me. Haven't tried Mixer.
 

TripaSeca

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Oct 27, 2017
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I crave for gdq to change their streaming platform to YouTube every single year, because twitch on the phone is worse, on Playstation is worse, pretty much everywhere it's worse and YouTube just works.
 

EisKonig

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Dec 3, 2017
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São Paulo, Brazil
Huh... youtube streams must have come a long way in the last 2 or 3 years since the last E3 i watched there when it was nothing but swastikas and penises littering the chat. Did they all migrate to twitch? I close out the chat during theset ypes of convention streams anyways because of how dumb it is.
Mate, I know there's loads of toxic people on all streaming platforms. I just feel like it's highlighted on Twitch, for me, because it's immediately there in your face as you enter the stream.

I never experience it in YouTube because I only use it to watch conferences and events anyway, and I go straight to the channel I wanna watch those on (usually on my TV or PS4), and it never shows me the comment section ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Again, this is my experience, I should have pointed that on my comment for clarity
 

Gxgear

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Oct 25, 2017
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Don't think it's app/site preference or quality reasons. It was a 9am PT/noon ET stream on a weekday, twitch has a western audience. People also tend to visit their favourite streamers over the main stream for live reactions.
 

Moebius

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Oct 28, 2017
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Twitch is garbage. You can't scrub on the timeline. Youtube has always been superior for this reason.
 

inner-G

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Oct 27, 2017
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Huh... youtube streams must have come a long way in the last 2 or 3 years since the last E3 i watched there when it was nothing but swastikas and penises littering the chat. Did they all migrate to twitch? I close out the chat during theset ypes of convention streams anyways because of how dumb it is.
This e3 the spam bots were for porn lol
 

Poutine

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Oct 27, 2017
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Mixer for the xbox conference (Mixpot + the quality is pretty great) , youtube for everything else (ease of access).
 

Fatmanp

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Oct 27, 2017
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I would use Youtube but actually trying to find all active live streams within my subfeed is a joke.
 

bryanee

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Oct 27, 2017
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I always use youtube when it comes to conferences/directs. I never have issues with it like I do other streaming platforms.
 

Raspyberry

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Oct 25, 2017
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If I can choose between Twitch and YouTube, I'll always choose YouTube. It's much easier to use and a seamless experience to me, and without the stupid, toxic chat from Twitch, which I feel is much more in your face as it's right there when you access the stream, while I never check comments on YT while seeing E3 and gaming events.

(Edited for clarity and to point out it's my experience and personal feel of the platform).
same, youtube is just the better service really.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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YouTube allows you to actually rewind the livestream, and that’s the only reason I watch on there for events. Why Twitch doesn’t have this basic as feature I’ll never understand.
 

Menx64

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Oct 30, 2017
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Twitch does not work well on many smart tvs. The Nintendo direct had like 870k at some point on Youtube tho.
 

Rosol

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Oct 29, 2017
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Youtube has an app on my TV that I know is 4k compatible (in case the stream is) I like to watch the conferences on my tv, so it just makes sense.
 

KodiakGTS

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Jun 4, 2018
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YouTube kept freezing for me during Nintendo direct, so I had to switch to mixer. For Xbox conference I used Mixer in case there were any rewards.
 

Rosebud

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Apr 16, 2018
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I always use Youtube, easier to me and I don't think my TV has a Twitch app. Not that I would use it anyway, never used twitch.
 

MrBob

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Oct 25, 2017
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I mostly use YouTube now. I prefer the layout better and on my phone I can put YouTube on a small window and multi task while the stream is going on. Plus my tv has only a YouTube app and not a twitch app when I want to watch on a bigger screen.
 

harSon

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Oct 30, 2017
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I defaulted to Youtube and thenTwitch in the beginning of the Xbox press conference, since it's what I had available through my AppleTV. I was offput by the quality, so I booted up my Xbox One X and started streaming through Mixer for the first time ever. I was shook at how nice it looked in 4K. I used to watch things on Youtube / Twitch, and then watch the trailers / gameplay demos released thereafter in better quality. But Mixer gave me that latter experience from the start.
 

chromatic9

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Oct 25, 2017
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YouTube has been good for a few years but this year for E3 I had some playback error id screens during the stream and had to refresh the page.

What was surprising is YT didn't push E3 on its main page or trending selector with Microsoft's conference. Had to type it in. With the low view count and not being on the front page at least when I went I wasn't expecting to get stream drop off. Usually it's been bomb proof.
 

muteKi

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Oct 22, 2018
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YT does a much better job dealing with video archiving. For things that are fundamentally advertisements, it's good to have them up as soon as they're available as is being able to keep them up. Twitch had a rather notorious reputation for not being a place to keep stream archives/vods; perhaps they've changed their focus over the last couple years but given that it requires zero thought on youtube to do so I no longer bother with Twitch streaming except for cases where Twitch-specific features like multi-feed streams (multitwitch is great for races) are useful.

That and I can watch YT more easily on my television; a lot of Twitch apps aren't very good, if they even exist in the first place.