google buys twitch.tv for $1b

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Fixious, May 19, 2014.

  1. Fixious

    Fixious Test Lead

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    WildFire Warrior of Linux

  3. Royalty

    Royalty The Aussie

    If only they bought Oculus too.

    Blast you Mark blasting Zuckerberg. Dangnabbit.
     
  4. 57thEnryu

    57thEnryu Member

    On one hand it could be awesome, YouTube has been trying to get into live streaming for a long time now...on the other hand, twitch is awesome as it is now, so the possibility of it getting worse...yeah we'll see where this goes...
     
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  6. SeymourGore

    SeymourGore Flatulent Cherub

    Might be a good idea for GReaper to finally release GReapTV as an alternative for twitch while this new audio and timed releases controversy is going down.
     
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  7. Dino

    Dino Member

    Google can *dance* off, its gonna affect streamers a lot :/

    You can't play any music you want, only copyright free music :/
     
  8. 57thEnryu

    57thEnryu Member

    censorship is only on vods, not live stream
     
  9. Dino

    Dino Member

    Ah, well that's decent
     
  10. Fixious

    Fixious Test Lead

    http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/08/amazon-not-google-reportedly-buying-twitch-for-1-billion/

    edit: Confirmed. http://www.twitch.tv/p/thankyou
     
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  11. Armageddon

    Armageddon Teapot

    I actually have something related to the topic to share... bookmark this...
    Maybe i'm a bit confused or can't remember so well but wasn't FishStix involved with justin.tv?
    I have an account there and can't remember why.. thought it might have been due to the fish link.
    Anyhow if you have a JTV account you can have it switched to twitch.
    http://justin.tv/
     
  12. Application-1

    Application-1 test bester

    Justin tv is twitch if I recall correctly. Started as justin and saw that the gaming category was growing so made a exclusive website for stuff like that. That is how I remember it atleast.
     
  13. Fixious

    Fixious Test Lead

    Yes, FishStix is a Twitch.tv employee (Director of Content Marketing).
     
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