Tag: YouTube

Sony to terminate PS4 Ustream integration

Ustream

Sony has stated in a support article that Ustream support will be discontinued on PS4 and Live from PlayStation apps on August 1 2016.

Users will no longer be able to live stream to Ustream and view Ustream broadcasts on the Live from PlayStation app on PS4, PS Vita and the PlayStation app.

Players will still be able to use Twitch, YouTube and Dailymotion to live stream and watch content.

Ustream was one of the services integrated with the PS4 when it first came out. Over time, Sony added YouTube and Dailymotion support. Many people used Ustream to stream content from The Playroom due to Twitch taking down content that are not related to gaming.

What do you think about this guys?

Source: PlayStation Support

YouTube introduces live streaming in its Android app

YouTube logo

Live streaming on YouTube has become a thing for a while, and with live streaming becoming a big thing on the internet now a days, YouTube wants to find new ways to make live streaming easier.

YouTube will soon be introducing live streaming in its Android app, allowing anyone with an Android device to live stream to YouTube, simply by using the mobile app. We have seen some phones with live streaming built-in, such as the Xperia Z3 and the Galaxy S7, but by including live streaming in its mobile app, nearly everyone with sufficient bandwidth will be able to live stream to YouTube.

Previously YouTube has included live streaming in its YouTube Gaming mobile app, mainly for streaming games. With other services like Facebook Live and Twitter’s Periscope, which streaming service are you going to use to live stream from your Android device? Let us know in the comments.

Source: YouTube Creator Blog

YouTube announces YouTube Gaming, a YouTube built just for gamers

YTG Family

YouTube has officially announced a new service today called YouTube Gaming, which is basically a YouTube built just for gamers.

YouTube Gaming is Twitch’s latest competitor which people will be able to live stream their favourite games like Minecraft, Call of Duty, GTA to the new service. People will be able to live stream their gameplay at 60 FPS, converting the stream into a YouTube Video and live chat.

YouTube Gaming will be available this summer starting in the US and UK and will soon be expanding to other countries. To learn more about the new service visit the Official YouTube Blog, gaming.youtube.comΒ and Twitter.

Gamenology Exclusive: The PlayStation 3 Bookmarklet Review

Well hello there again folks!

Since the launch of our awesome app, known specifically as the Gamenology app πŸ˜› we can’t just stop writing posts! If we want our app to be put to some good use, we need some posts to go with it right? Well, that’s what we are going to do today.

And this is special, because this is an exclusive review no other site has done. And it is about Daniel B’s PlayStation 3 Bookmarklet, a neat little bookmarklet sitting in your PS3’s bookmark list with a whole load of potential.

Before we start we would like to give a big thank you to the creator of the bookmarklet for providing us with a license to review the bookmarklet. Pricing and other info will be at the end.

Right then, let’s get started!

So what is this all about really?

If you ever used the PS3’s web browser you may have known that it is a massive hassle to use than the one on your PC, smartphone or tablet. That is because of low optimisations on Sony’s end, the 256 MB of RAM on the PS3, and the old Adobe Flash 9. The reason the Flash Player isn’t being updated is because Adobe has abandoned support for it, hence no more updates. We did see an update to the browser in early 2012 with the 4.10 update, but instead of improving it (yes it did a little) it has become slower and harder to use and even results in crashing! Personally when I used the web browser on the PS3 it keeps locking up and I had to hold the power button to force it to switch off.

The hassle went away when I found out about the PS3 Bookmarklet. Created in 2010, it was originally intended for watching YouTube easily on the browser, but has now expanded to a whole load of websites. I’ve used it since 2012, and it is a great creation. Currently it is on Version 3. This review will break the sites one by one to give you an overall idea. Let’s start with YouTube.

YouTube

The mother of the bookmarklet. Since it’s creation it has added a whole load of features such as downloading, easier clicking on links, and even a built in XMB!

To see all the features it has to offer click here

We can’t cover everything as there’s literally a lot to cover, but we’ll cover the main ones.

Subscription XMB

To avail the XMB, simply go to your subscriptions on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/feed/subscriptions), load up the bookmarklet and it should look something like this:

YouTube XMB 1

Pretty cool right? Now obviously it will look a bit different depending on what you’ve subscribed to, but it shows the videos in a XMB style look, and even shows the system time and your YouTube avatar! Pretty cool right?

Clicking on a video takes you to something like this:

YouTube video

From here you can watch the video, see likes and dislikes and even download the video! Neat huh?

There’s also a Settings area which gives you really fun stuff to play with. Even your own wallpaper!

YouTube XMB 2

Apart from the XMB, loading up the bookmarklet in the YouTube Search Results gives you a bit more info about the videos shown (also a little shout out to the creator there :))

YT Search

And in the video page (Man the video player is huge!!!) since the default player doesn’t work really well, load up the bookmarklet and you should be able to watch the video properly and download it.

YT Video

That’s all the main features really, but feel free to see the others yourself.

Wikipedia

Using the bookmarklet makes reading WP a breeze. Simply load it up on any WP article and you will see the browser expand, and the article become really big so it can be easy on the eyes. You can also move your mouse to the left for some controls, as well as a Find function.

WP 1 WP 2

NeoGAF

It basically operates the same way as the Wikipedia one, with the exception of the Find function being replaced with the “Go back to thread list” button.

NeoGAF

Twitch

Unfortunately we were unable to review this part of the bookmarklet since the Twitch site is basically showing a blank screen. We tried things like turning Javascript off and using the old browser (We will tell you how later) so we contacted the creator of the Bookmarklet for help and we will update this part soon.

Justin.tv

What a coincidence, we can’t review it as they have shut down their site! Wow, so unfortunately we are gonna have to skip that.

Dailymotion, Giant Bomb and Vimeo

All these 3 sites operate in the same way, all the bookmarklet does is replace the non functional player with a functional video player. We have included a screenshot of how it looks on Dailymotion.

Dailymotion

Google

The Google one is kind of useless now since the 4.10+ PS3 web browser has full compatibility with it. But with the older browser, the site displays really weirdly so loading the bookmarklet on the site will make it look more better.

Pricing

So how much is this gonna cost for you to use? There is a free trial available, but to acquire a full license you will need to use an Amazon Gift Voucher to send him a specified amount to his email address. From there he will send you a PSN message on how to set it up. More info is available on his website. Service is guaranteed until September 2016.

Conclusion

So what do we think of the bookmarklet? It has a whole lot of potential and we really like that someone came up with a solution for hard time browsing on the PS3. I personally have been using it since 2012 and it’s been great since then. We would love to see a PlayStation 4 Bookmarklet as well, but who knows?

His support is top-notch, and you can contact him on PSN (Tribble6) and YouTube (danny8bit, he also makes update videos about the bookmarklet) so help for the bookmarklet won’t be a problem. His website isΒ http://danielb.info/ps3/bookmarklet.aspx)

Again we would like to thank him for providing us a license for review, and if you want to support his work, consider getting a license as well, it’s not much πŸ™‚

 

Well guys that’s all for now, we hope to be back with another post soon, and if you haven’t already, download our Android App πŸ™‚

Gamenology is now 1 year old!

Hey Gamenologers!

It has now been 1 year since we launched our website to the world. We are really proud to achieve one year of success. This would have never happened if it weren’t for you guys. And we would like to thank you so much for being fans of our site.

Now that Gamenology is one year old, we have made some plans that will change Gamenology’s future a little bit. Here’s what we are going to do:

We are going to abandon the following services.

Techno Spotlight Playlist Recommendation Service

If you were following Gamenology since it’s very beginning last year, you may already know that we have a YouTube Channel called Techno Spotlight. Our aim for this was to recommend videos using playlists which were made on our channel about various topics of Gaming and Technology. However, while the channel went well, most of the time we didn’t update the channel at all with new videos and new playlists. Now keep in mind this was not due to laziness, it was the fact that the team were looking for new ways to recommend videos to you all. We all know that YouTube is primarily for sharing videos, not really for suggesting videos in playlists. And due to how social media became a big change in how we use the internet, we had realised that a good way to recommend YouTube videos was via Twitter.

When we launched our Twitter page back in March it became a sudden hit to the public. We got 10 followers in within 5 days and more people share videos using Twitter. That is why we are now announcing that we are going to abandon our YouTube Channel. While it was successful, with 34 subscribers as of this time of writing this post, we feel that Twitter is the way to go.

What’s going to happen to the channel you may ask? You may be wondering if the channel will be deleted. That was our plan, but since we embedded some of our playlists in some of our older posts, we feel it would be wise to not shut down the channel, as the playlists would be deleted and the embeds on our older posts would be rendered useless. However, we are going to remove all public links to the channel, and adjusting some of the channel settings so you can still enjoy the content we recommended in the past.

As we said before, we feel that Twitter is the place for sharing so if you are looking for new videos suggested by us, please follow our Twitter @Gamenology1. Our Twitter is not only for videos, but for keeping up to date with tech news wherever you are.

We hope you are satisfied by this change. If you liked how we recommended videos in the past, we apologise for changing our mind, but Twitter is the best place for sharing content, and with so many readers around the world, it’s very difficult to tailor content and services for everyone.

 

Now with that out of the way, we are also going to change how Gamenology will keep you up to date in the future.

WordPress and Twitter

In the beginning, when we launched our site, our aim is primarily keeping you up to date via this site. But as time went on, we didn’t update you with posts we promised to post about, and other factors.

We are a small tech news site, hoping to get bigger and trust me, it was difficult keeping you up to date by writing long and lengthy posts. We started off by reblogging stuff from other sites, then wrote our own posts and promised to write some posts, when we haven’t. We would like to apologise for not keeping you up to date and waiting forever for new posts, when we haven’t. We know you guys were wanting for more, and the team tried to find time to write posts, when it turned out, it was difficult. So that’s why we are announcing today a big change to this site.

Now don’t worry, we are not going to shut it down or abandon it, but we have decided from now on this site will only post content that is considered important. For example E3 and other press conferences are important, as well as big phone announcements like the HTC One M8. Now where will we frequently keep you up to date with the latest tech and games?

You guessed it! Twitter!

As we all know, Twitter is for posting content in just a few words. And it has become one of the world’s biggest social networking sites, with over a million tweets a day. You may have noticed when we launched our Tiwtter, we frequently updated you with great new content. It worked well for the team. So now we have decided that our primary source of keeping you up to date is Twitter. As news gets posted, we get informed more quicker than usual and update you as soon as possible. We hope that we will keep you up to date using Twitter most of the time, but at the same time, we will continue using this WordPress site to write important articles, as, we all know want to be updated all the time. You can keep up to date right now, just follow @Gamenology1 and prepare to be updated.

We hope you are satisfied by this change. If you prefer this site as our primary source, we apologise, but with such a small team, it’s hard to write posts for every single thing.

 

And that is basically it! But before you stop reading this, we would like to say that we have reached over 1,500 views on this site, over 20 followers on Twitter, and over 30 subscribers on YouTube. And this would not be possible if it weren’t for you guys. We would like to give a big thank you to all who followed this site, and we promise as time goes on, we will get even more better. Also we would like to thank WordPress. If it weren’t for the amazing guys at WordPress, all this wouldn’t be possible.

We have some more plans coming your way! Including the Gamenology app (which has been in the works for a very long time now) and Gamenology’s presence on other social networks like Facebook and Google+. So stay tuned to this site, and our Twitter for our future plans.

That’s basically it for this post! Again we would like to say Thank You for being fans of Gamenology and we hope to keep you up to date for the next few years.

Gamenology Team πŸ™‚

Website: gamenology1.wordpress.com

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We Are No Longer Able To Comment On YouTube Thanks to Google+

Hey Gamenologers!

We got some bad news regarding our Techno Spotlight YouTube Channel.

The problem is that we are no longer able to comment on YouTube thanks to Google+.

Let’s do something different today. Today we will do a review of the new comments system and what we will do with it.

Continue reading “We Are No Longer Able To Comment On YouTube Thanks to Google+”

Our YouTube Channel has now been officially… OPENED!!!

Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, may I introduce you to…

TECHNO SPOTLIGHT!!!

That’s right folks the YouTube Channel you have been dreaming for is finally here. A playlist recommendation service!

Simply go to youtube.com/Gamenology1 and notice the wonders that we have for you to explore. Expect a trailer soon, this service is soon to mature. So, have a look, enjoy and please leave your feedback πŸ˜€