By: Jeffrey Wu and Kay Liu
Taipei, April 7 (CNA) Video site YouTube launched its YouTube Gaming platform aimed at gamers in Taiwan Thursday, as game-related content has been growing in popularity in the country.
YouTube Gaming has dedicated pages for more than 25,000 games, in addition to channels set up by gamers who share and stream their gameplay live online, the video site said.
During the launch event, three gamers who have their own YouTube channels featuring their gameplay and other game-related content — HiChocolate, RSPannie and Onityan — demonstrated how easy it is to stream mobile phone games through YouTube Gaming and interact with online viewers.
YouTube said it has become a place for gamers in Taiwan to explore and share game-related content, citing a survey conducted by its parent, Google, and marketing firm GfK, which showed 52 percent of gamers aged between 16 and 45 in Taiwan visited the video site daily during the fourth quarter of 2014. [FULL STORY]