YouTube wants to buy Twitch for $1 billion!

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Attila13, May 19, 2014.

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What do you think about this?

  1. Oh God NO!

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  2. Yes!

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  1. Attila13
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    Attila13 Praise the Creep!

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    Those quotes are from a Twitch streamer who is a Youtuber as well. So what do you guys think about this? Good idea or a disaster for the future of Twitch if this happens?
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  2. Foxi4

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    Google's been doing well as of late - they're getting rid of Google+, for one. This kind of an acquisition makes sense, I'm just not sure if Twitch will go for it. 1 billion is a lot of money, but they could pull a Zuckerberg and say that they're "worth at least 2 billion", especially since Twitch is supported by most platforms and has an ever-growing userbase. I wouldn't be surprised if the deal was in fact true though, I mean, it's 1 billion bucks, it's enough money to set everybody in the company for life.
     
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  3. Snailface

    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

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    I want to sign into Google+ to use anything! ^_^
     
  4. GeorgeAria

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    Lol immediately after reading this, I went to DSPGaming's twitter account "TheyCallMeDSP" and he made the tweets that Attila13 is talking about XD
     
  5. Attila13
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    Yep, it's from him. :P
     
  6. Terenigma

    Terenigma Terenigma everywhere

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    Goodbye simple to use, simple to understand, fun and friendly, tolerable advert placement twitch.

    Hello hellish nightmare, fully monitored, sign in to watch, no money for streamers, no fun for viewers, legal issue, forced advert placement twitch.
     
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  7. DinohScene

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    Hmm, kinda got mixed feelings about it.
    Yes it's Youtube and yes it's montly overhauls of the looks.
    Then again it would help Twitch with streaming issues etc.
     
  8. The Real Jdbye

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    Don't you mean Google wants to buy Twitch?
    They are taking over the internet, and slowly, the world.
    And I love them for it, they make our lives so much easier.

    I think there is a lot that could be done to improve Twitch, and if anyone can do it, it's Google, so I'm all for it.
     
  9. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    Well, I can't blame them for being so beTwitched.
     
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  10. Walker D

    Walker D I have a hat

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    Don't know what to think actually ...Twitch is growing and would eventually be bought by someone ...don't know who would be better as a buyer (it's not like Google is awesome all times and shit ..I just think that this big Corps aren't that much different..)
     
  11. Apache Thunder

    Apache Thunder I have cameras in your head!

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    Yeah, Google taking over the world sounds nice on paper. But just you wait. When it happens, the world will become a global NSA spy network where you can't even take a sh** on the wrong side of the toilet without the cops showing up at your door. Yeah sounds great. :P
     
  12. bradzx

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    Oh hell no. Why? Youtube already work with Google+. But now work with Twitch? That is waste of time.
     
  13. Linkiboy

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    Probably a good thing in the perspective of the technical side of things (no more streaming with a 30 second delay maybe?) but I don't think I need to tell anyone what happens to services that get bought out by Google.
     
  14. Hells Malice

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    I don't see anything wrong with that as long as it doesn't affect youtube. Twitch and streaming is really not my thing. Having it shoved in my face is not an appealing prospect.


    I hope this is a joke and you're not actually that stupid.
     
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  15. KingVamp

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    Considering this auto copyright flags thing going on on You Tube, ghosting comments and Google+ if they change their mind, I can't really see this
    as a good thing.
     
  16. the_randomizer

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    They're getting rid of Google+? Where'd you hear that? :blink:
     
  17. Nah3DS

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    Can't wait for Youtube plays Pokemon
     
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  18. RchUncleSkeleton

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    Twitch would make more in the long run but not selling. Other than that Google seems pretty hell bent on ruining youtube so what makes anyone think they wouldn't do the same to twitch?
     
  19. jonthedit

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    SOURCE?!?!?
     
  20. jonesman99

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    The fact that you have to sign in to youtube twice, once to login to your account, and again just to comment, leads me to say no, Twitch should not be bought by YouTube/Google. It would make it things easier, probably, for the broadcasters when it comes to uploading clips or something like that, but for just viewers, everything would probably be so walled with ads its ridiculous. The only thing Twitch needs to work on is its mobile app making all streams viewable there.