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Sony is working on an application to support streaming PlayStation 4 games to Mac OS/Windows PCs, according to PlayStation's president of worldwide studios.
 
Shuhei Yoshida, in a tweet on Thursday, said "we are indeed working on an official application" supporting such a feature. Game-streaming on PlayStation is currently only supported via Remote Play, which transmits games from either the PS4 to the PS Vita. (The PS3 and PSP have also been supported, but Remote Play is standard to any PS4 game.)

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Sony's PlayStation 4 launched two years ago, one week before its main rival, Microsoft's Xbox One. Since then, the PS4 has been a stunning sales success - at one point last year, it appeared to be outselling the Xbox One by around three-to-one.
 
Microsoft has been closing the gap, with more aggressive pricing and value-added bundles, but today, its chief competitor in the gaming space announced just how many consoles it's sold so far.

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Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard has acquired King, the developer behind the popular mobile game Candy Crush Saga, for $5.9 billion. Proclaiming itself as "a new global leader in mobile gaming", King boasts of over half a billion players in 196 countries.

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Smartphone gaming has exploded in popularity in recent years, and many game franchises that had previously remained exclusive to consoles and PCs have since extended their presence - in various ways - to mobile devices. Despite this, Nintendo continued to resist the shift towards mobile gaming for as long as it could - but earlier this year, it finally gave in to consumer demand.

Youtube gaming websiteIn a move to compete with Twitch.tv, the leading video game streaming platform, Google launched YouTube Gaming (  Wednesday, a new site that features people live streaming the games they play, instructional walk-throughs and much more.

The site has been in the works for almost a year and YouTube clearly wants to capitalize on the explosive growth in video game watching as a spectator sport. Much of that growth has been fuelled by competitive video gaming, known as e-sports, which are already huge in Asia and growing in North America.

YouTube Gaming is squarely aimed at Twitch.tv, a video game live-streaming site which was bought in August last year by Amazon for $970 million (U.S.). Google was reportedly also interested in purchasing that site, but Amazon beat them out.