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Execs explain the rationale behind Amazon buying Twitch

If yesterday's news that online megaretailer Amazon had purchased streaming game footage hub Twitch for $970 million took you by surprise, you're not alone - not by a long shot. However, a recent Time interview with Amazon vice president of games Michael Frazzini and Twitch CEO Emmett Shear...

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Twitch confirms sale to Amazon for $970 million

Amazon.com will purchase video game streaming service Twitch for approximately $970 million in cash. There you go, streamers. Happy? It wasn't Google! "Like Twitch, we obsess over customers and like to think differently, and we look forward to learning from them and helping them move even faster...

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Report: Amazon to acquire Twitch for $1 billion

Now Amazon is reportedly ready to buy Twitch for a billion buckaroos? Nearly a month after the video game streaming service was reportedly being purchased by YouTube parent Google, TheInformation and others (like the Wall Street Journal) are saying that Amazon is gonna be Twitch's sugar daddy. ...

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Upvote while you showboat with Xbox One's Reddit app

Xbox One becomes the first console to get a Reddit-based app when Reddx launches on the console today in the US and Canada. Fans of the aggregation site/social hub/gif-abase can snap in the exclusive Reddx app, allowing them to play games or watch shows in one window while upvoting and downvoting...

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Twitch CEO: In-game music muting 'a mistake,' appeals feature added

Video game streaming service Twitch has modified many of its recent controversial policy changes in response to user feedback, announcing that streamers will now be able to appeal muted content-matched audio in archived videos. Earlier this week, Twitch introduced a Content ID-like auto-muting...

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Fish plays Pokemon instead of making Fez 2

Well, this is just rude. First Phil Fish cancels the brilliant, beautiful idea that was Fez 2, and now he's showing off how much free time he has by playing Pokemon Red live on Twitch. Half of the time he's not even moving! He just sits there at the top of his bowl, taunting us all. That...

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Twitch deleting past broadcasts, muting third-party audio

In-line with the reported Google acquisition, game streaming service Twitch is changing its rules to be more... YouTubey. The change that many shirtless, death-metal Hearthstone streamers will run afoul of is the newly implemented tech that'll mute archived videos that contain "unauthorized...

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Justin.tv shuts down as Twitch goes all-in on video game broadcasting

Twitch shut down Justin.tv this week, putting an end to the streaming platform's seven-year run, as the company is now focusing its resources on Twitch. Videos on Justin.tv are no longer available to view, and those with active premium pro accounts should receive an email about getting refunded....

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Twitch Plays Pokemon has beaten all Pokemon generations

We did it, everyone. Humanity has reached the highest state it will ever achieve, the pinnacle of our societal evolution. This week, Twitch Plays Pokemon completed Pokemon X, meaning that every generation of the Pokemon series has been conquered by the schizophrenic hivemind that is the TPP...

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The nightmare returns as Twitch Plays Pokemon X / Y

The Twitch Plays Pokemon social phenomenon continues rolling along today, as the hivemind sets out to conquer the Kalos region of Pokemon X / Y. Not only is this the TPP project's final step to becoming a poke-master (which is to say that the group will have experienced all six generations of...

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