YOUTUBE is back up and running after an error caused an outage for users around the world. Those trying to access the video streaming site were met with error messages for more than an hour. On the desktop version users could see the website’s template, but no videos were being shown. The issue was reported by people in the United States, South America, and Europe. The Google-owned site went offline in the early hours of this morning, with millions around the world unable to access content. Users vented their frustration at the outage as the company tweeted: "Thanks for your reports about YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music access issues." They added: "We're working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you updated." The site later confirmed: "We're back! Thanks for all of your patience. If you continue to experience issues, please let us know." On Twitter one person wrote: "YouTube … [Read more...] about YouTube back up and running after error caused outage on video streaming site worldwide
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You might have seen the news that Microsoft has unveiled xCloud, a streaming service that will let you play Xbox One games on smartphones, tablets and basically anything that can connect to the internet. This comes after EA announced in June that they would launch a game streaming service as part of their clunkily titled EA Origin Access Premier offering. And Sony already offer a streaming service for PS2, PS3 and a limited number of PS4 games in the form of PlayStation Now. Even Nintendo, dear old online-phobic Nintendo, has a couple of streaming-only games on the Switch courtesy of streaming version of Resident Evil 7 and Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Odyssey - although these are currently only available in Japan. In short, streaming is so hip right now. But is it any good? Will it take off? And what impact will it have on the games industry?Hold on, hasn’t streaming been done already?OK, first things first, video game streaming is not a new phenomenon. OnLive launched … [Read more...] about Is streaming the future of video games? And can it even work?
NETFLIX went down for users all around the world last night in a surprise outage that lasted several hours. The video streaming service mysteriously stopped working, and was later confirmed as a known issue by Netflix HQ. The issues seemed to begin at around 10pm on Monday evening, UK time. And according to outage tracker Down Detector, the problems were resolved for most users by 1am this morning. Netflix hasn't revealed exactly what went wrong, but did admit there was a problem via Twitter. The customer support account posted: "We are aware of members having trouble streaming on all devices. "We are investigating the issue and appreciate your patience." An hour later, Netflix revealed that the problem had been fixed. "The streaming issues we reported earlier have now been resolved. Thank you for your patience, and as always, happy streaming!" Netflix – the factsEverything you need to know about Netflix... Netflix is a major online TV show and movie streaming service But when … [Read more...] about Netflix down? Streaming fans dismayed by major outage as site stops working around the world
FACEBOOK has launched a new spin-off website that lets people watch and live-stream video games: FB.GG. It's a clear attempt by Facebook to claw back some of the youngsters fleeing the social network for cooler apps like Instagram and Snapchat. FB.GG still borrows the core Facebook design – that boxy blue and white look. But it's a clear big to rival popular video gaming streaming services that already exist, like Amazon's Twitch and Google's YouTube Gaming. Estimates suggest that young gamers spend more than three hours a week watching other people play, so FB.GG seems sensible enough as an idea. The 'GG' part of the name refers to "good game", popular gamer slang usually uttered at the end of a multiplayer match. Right now, FB.GG's most top-streamed and highest-watched video game is Fortnite. Fortnite is the smash-hit "battle royale" shooter that has taken the world by storm – and hooked Britain's youth. There are currently just under 3,000 Fortnite live streams at the … [Read more...] about What is FB.GG? Meet Facebook’s new website dedicated to live-streaming video games
Esports - ESL One - Dota 2 Major - Arena Birmingham, Birmingham, Britain - May 26, 2018 Fans observe a minute's silence in memory of YouTube star John Peter Bain, also known as TotalBiscuit Action Images via Reuters/Ed Sykes - RC1B610D2F90 Popular YouTube video gaming star TotalBiscuit has lost his battle with cancer. The 33-year-old PC gaming critic, whose real name is John Bain, had built up a huge following on the video sharing site. The British star’s YouTube channel has over 2 million subscribers. John Peter Bainpic.twitter.com/XchUMNDYXC— TotalBiscuit. (@Totalbiscuit) May 24, 2018 Bain passed away on Thursday, according to a tweet that appeared on his official Twitter account. The star’s wife also tweeted a poem honoring her husband. “I'm more overwhelmed with grief than I could possibly express,” she added, in a subsequent tweet. WILDLY POPULAR 'FORTNITE' VIDEO GAME BREAKS YOUTUBE STREAMING RECORD Video gaming platform Twitch described … [Read more...] about YouTube video gaming star TotalBiscuit loses battle with cancer at age 33