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#1 McKay

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 23:31

http://www.theverge....h-for-1-billion

 

Oh god if this goes through we'll have to convert our Twitch accounts to G+ Accounts  :x




#2 Crisp

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 23:32

If only MS would expand their Upload service on the Xbox One to the web and compete with Google.



#3 astropheed

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 23:33

I really, really hope not.



#4 Mr.XXIV

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 23:37

I really, really hope not.

 

 

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#5 Enron

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 23:37

If you have a Twitch account, you better delete it now before you get converted into Google's database.

 

Youtube has really gone downhill and there are way too many ads on there (unless you're smart and block them).



#6 elenarie

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 23:38

"Mature content. You need to register to watch this stream."

 

"One account for everything. Sign up for a Google account to comment on the stream."



#7 OP McKay

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 23:49

"Mature content. You need to register to watch this stream."

 

"One account for everything. Sign up for a Google account to comment on the stream."

 

I tick the "mature content" on all of my streams lest I die in an improbably way and let the NPC that killed me that I dislike the cut of his jib in an inappropriately vocal way   :rofl:



#8 Lord Method Man

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 00:01

Very sickening thought.



#9 elenarie

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 00:05

"We know you don't want it, but here, enjoy your new social network account for a social network that you didn't want to participate in."

 

Twitch has replaced sports and TV for me. If anything changes due to this purchase, they can go ###### themselves. Sincerely, a long-time Twitch user.



#10 ZakO

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 00:06

I hope they do to be honest, Google has good engineers/developers, the servers/infrastructure to easily support millions of concurrent viewers and a lot of money to spare, none of which the current owners of Twitch seem to have. I'm a Twitch partner and don't get me wrong I'm grateful for their service, but it could be so much better with a few good devs and more resources.



#11 OP McKay

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 00:11

At least the Android app might get some TLC, it's dire.



#12 Manarift

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 00:12

http://variety.com/2...ces-1201185204/

 

 

Google’s YouTube has reached a deal to buy Twitch, a popular videogame-streaming company, for more than $1 billion, according to sources familiar with the pact.

The deal, in an all-cash offer, is expected to be announced imminently, sources said. If completed the acquisition would be the most significant in the history of YouTube, which Google acquired in 2006 for $1.65 billion. The impending acquisition comes after longtime Google ad exec Susan Wojcicki was named CEO of YouTube earlier this year.

Reps for YouTube and Twitch declined to comment.

San Francisco-based Twitch lets users upload and watch free, live gameplay videos that can be streamed from Microsoft Xbox and PlayStation 4 consoles. The company claims to have more than 45 million monthly users, with more than 1 million members who upload videos each month. It also has deals to distribute shows from partners including CBS Interactive’s GameSpot, Joystiq and Destructoid.

 



#13 dead.cell

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 00:16

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#14 Aergan

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 00:18

Well that's a double-edged sword.



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 00:19

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