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  1. Oh God NO!

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  2. Yes!

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  1. 1stClassZackFair

    1stClassZackFair GBAtemp Regular
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  2. Logan97

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    HELL NO that's like Sony partnering with Apple permanently , and just another plus the content on twitch wouldn't even feel right mixed in with youtube. Youtube this is not a Quantity over quality when it comes to something like this.
     
  3. Apache Thunder

    Apache Thunder I have cameras in your head!
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    I was exaggerating a tad there so don't your britches in a tangle. :P

    Tin foil hat conspiracies aside, even without the government involved, allowing a large corporation of any kind take control of an entire market is a bad idea. It's why the US has laws against monopolies. (unless the company has really deep pockets and can bribe lawmakers, ala Time Warner, and the other large ISPs who have a monopoly in small local markets practically speaking)

    Any sane person would want there to be competition and alternatives if Google ever decides to go to complete sh*** in the future. ;)
     
  4. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".
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    Are they going to enforce the same copyright policies on Twitch as they do on Youtube?
     
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  5. Arras

    Arras GBAtemp Guru
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    Yeah, this is pretty much what I'm worried about. Youtube has been going nuts with the copyright flagging and if the same thing would happen on Twitch it would all but kill it. On the other hand, streaming directly on Youtube and automatically uploading the video afterwards and things might be nice. Didn't Youtube already have streaming functionality though?
     
  6. FAST6191

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    They do but it seems Twitch got pretty big and something runs the risk of undermining some small part of you then "buy it" is a philosophy that works.

    As for the matter at hand... I have serious issues with the lack of scripting, thought/preparation and editing that most already do, doing things live is even worse.

    However if Google do buy it then it is sure to generate some very nice whine from a lot of people, I am OK with that.
     
  7. Satangel

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    It's going to be interesting to see how Twitch would develop from this. If, worst case scenario, it just isn't worth it anymore for the viewers and especially the streamers, there are plenty of alternatives. Azubu being the biggest one, just switch service and it's done.
     
  8. FAST6191

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    In some ways sure, however Twitch seems have got itself embedded within all sorts of programs, capture devices, and now even consoles.

    Or if you prefer paypal is awful on so many levels and has many competitors that are technically superior, however it is still probably the dominant payment platform.
     
  9. lismati

    lismati Speedrunner in practice
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    Do you want new streaming platforms?

    Because that's how you get new streaming platforms.
     
  10. Minox

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    Really hope this won't lead to me being unable to comment on yet another Google owned service due to a missing G+ profile.

    From what I've gathered they merely moved people from the G+ team to various other teams since they figured that the integration of G+ in most of their services made sense. They never said anything about getting rid of Google+.
     
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  11. Black-Ice

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    So now they're gonna make Twitch comments bound to google + now as well?
    RIP Twitch.
     
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  12. BORTZ

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    They really cant, can they? I mean if they do, why the hell buy Twitch? Unless thats the point... shut it down. Weird. Well I only ever watch on channel on twitch as it is anyways, and even then, not that often because my connection is so bad. It makes the videos rather... Twitchy.
     
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    The way I understood it back when I first read about it, they were going to gradually lower their efforts as far as Google+ was concerned until it's fully retired or minimized to the level of irrelevance, I'll have to refresh my memory.
     
  14. Elemi

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    Nothing good ever lasts when money is involved, it was nice knowing you twitch because who turns down $1b? Not many these days.

    Well, hopefully vinesauce stays active throughout.
     
  15. Chaosruler

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    The Google way
     
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    But is legal to play copyrighted games by twitch , if youtube buys that thing .....all the game producers will want o piece of google $ !
     
  18. Chaosruler

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    I don't think Google would be stupid enough to spill cash just because other companies knows they have some, they will find a way to counter them
     
  19. XrosBlader821

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    Seriously though, game producers get more than enough Cash by YouTube videos that basically hype the game for free. Let's Plays are a good example.
    The only people who have something against YouTube videos are game Devs of games getting bad ratings on YouTube videos.
    The only problem on this merge would be how Google handles Ad's on Twitch, where they work differently, and the content ID claim shenanigans.
     
  20. emmanu888

    emmanu888 6 years and still going strong
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    The only good thing i could see ? YouTube possibly getting 60FPS videos which would greatly benefit everyone that uploads videogame content
     
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  21. Mario92

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    Only con I see at this point is after this deal there would be absolutely zero competition with internet video and streaming services. They will most likely keep twitch the same as it's at least for while.

    As for G+ I like it as it has much more options - especially on privacy settings - compared to other social media services and integrating it to other services kinda makes sense as social medias thing is to share your stuff with friends. Only problem with that is that especially with youtube G+ gets cluttered with youtube activity... Other thing of course is that Google account gets even more and more connected with everything so getting password stolen is even worse.
     
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