Amazon bought Twitch!

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  1. Attila13
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    Attila13 Praise the Creep!

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    You may or may not remember my thread with Youtube/Google buying Twitch right? Well things changed a lot since then, because as of today, 25th of August 2014, Twitch belongs to Amazon.
    Yep, you heard it right, Twitch was bought out by Amazon for $1 billion (?) $970 million.
    So what do you guys think? Was this a good deal or not?
    Personally, I think that it's miles better than a Google purchase! :D



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    Now it's official. Many more infos in the source link. :)
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  2. Vanth88

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    Honestly it's probably best that Amazon did. I know Google has a bad rep for ruining certain things, so you know.. couldn't be worse. Plus I don't actually have anything bad to say about Amazon.
     
  3. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    Really? I had not heard that, beyond the usual whining about youtube (to which my response is "see all that nice high quality, high resolution, long playback... content vs the old days of the exact opposite."?), and having just had a quick snout through a list of their mergers and acquisitions I am not seeing anything they really drove into the ground. Compared to MS in the prime and facebook these last few years google do things well.

    As for this I am ignoring twitch until something better comes along, much like I am ignoring several other websites and thusly being something of a luddite.
     
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    HA! Love ya, Amazon! Thank you! Thank god. That could've been horrendous.
     
  5. CompassNorth

    CompassNorth Denko (´・ω・`)

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    That's great for Twitch fans.
    Hitbox.tv is still better
     
  6. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    Jeez, I've heard of "flooding the market," but this is just crazy.
     
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    Half-Life 3: Confirmed.
     
  8. ComeTurismO

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    I wonder if they'll charge you for certain things in twitch such as having a membership...
     
  9. jonthedit

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    Offtopic:
    Half-Life 3 is shit. HL1 was garbage. HL2 was "better" in terms of technological breakthroughs, but still complete shit. EP1 and EP2 = Recycled content
    and HL3 is just awful. Just look at the demo that was released a while back!

    OnTopic

    I wonder if this means Amazon will send updates to FireTV to integrate twitch.
    ;0;'

    OP is liar
     
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  11. GameWinner

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    Do we riot?
     
  12. Gaming4Ever

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    Ummm who cares?
     
  13. jonthedit

    jonthedit GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    This is fake... confirmed hoax
     
  14. migles

    migles Mei the sexiest bae

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  16. ChaosBoi

    ChaosBoi Ushiromiya Battler

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    Gotta agree that the only thing I see people complain about with Google is Youtube, and even then it's not as bad as it seems. But yeah, as long as Amazon lets Twitch be Twitch then I won't complain. Not that I'm a frequent user/viewer or anything, but I have been using it to follow Konami's stream in hopes of supporting the revival of the Suikoden series.
     
  17. Sterling

    Sterling GBAtemp's Silver Hero

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    Definitely true. I just got an email from twitch that confirmed it.