GS News - Amazon Buys Twitch For $1 Billion; Smash Bros Roster Leaked!

Twitch is finally, officially bought out, several new Smash Bros. fighters may have been leaked, and why has a Sony exec come under a bomb threat?

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Hunter1428
Hunter1428

I think you will find it was $970 million not $1 billion -_-

BranKetra
BranKetra moderator moderator

Amazon is certainly expanding their interests. If Twitch will not change as a result of this acquisition, I am curious if there was more reason for this decision than profit.

Whatver the reason, Twitch is a good service and I am glad it will continue operating.

jordanjs
jordanjs

Yeah, not really upset about Amazon acquiring Twitch. Better than Google, I say.

Shangelus67
Shangelus67

Good to see you back. Amazon getting Twitch is no bad thing IMO. 

dellis66
dellis66

I think Twitch keeping their independence is a good thing.  No reason to change that figuring how well they have progressed over a relatively short period of time.

automato
automato

I think it's a good sign that Twitch was bought by Amazon instead of Google. Amazon is not known to be as ruthless concerning the dissection of our personal data as the information hoarder Google is.

ibolixx12
ibolixx12

I use twtich I just watched someone's stream 5 mins ago like 2 hours this amazon guys knows what to get 

chiporeo
chiporeo

Urgh, I couldn't finish watching. . where's Chris? ><

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

Jess is back, and the thunderstorms, pouring rain and general gloom have finally subsided.  Coincidence?

Maj_Wood
Maj_Wood

thx, jess and I don't care as long as it ain't google

iwoof
iwoof

hi jess.. hehehehe 

justicar_1
justicar_1

I don't use Twitch, so makes no difference to me whatsoever.

ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

Lol @ the things I read about the DDoS attack. Simply explained: A DDoS attack is just many computers sending a request to an address to overload their servers and/or parts of their network (like a router). Anyone can do this with simple scripts. A hacker on the other hand finds an exploit on a server to gain acces to (parts of) it. A DDoS attack can't get any personal information and is NO hack.

About Amazon: They better not screw up Twitch by merging it with their stupid prime video thing

Oh and welcome back Jess :)

rawkstar007
rawkstar007

Amazon instead of Google for Twitch? Lesser of two evils, I suppose. I don't know exactly what damage Amazon could do to Twitch but I am very aware of what Google could have done. Literally almost anyone but Google (and Facebook) buying Twitch is an improvement.

Nice hair today, Jess. Play the P.T. yet?

arcSE7EN
arcSE7EN

Where's Lucy?!? C'mon Gamespot!

n0xinab0x
n0xinab0x

Hey Chris, I love the dress and accent!

BrunoBRS
BrunoBRS

don't leave us again D:


then again, lucy's accent was just as refreshing. YOU TWO SHOULD MOVE IN TOGETHER! and then... and then... make gamespot shows every day! :O

TimberWolf_CLT
TimberWolf_CLT

Welcome back, Jess!  I've been going through Aussie-accent withdrawal... :)

I'm relieved that Google didn't buy Twitch.  I really didn't want to watch it be absorbed into the Google collective.

suppaphly42
suppaphly42

welcome back jess i hope you had a lovely holiday and loved divinity original sin as much as i did  you could tell us a bit about it in the comments :)

PeejayYeh
PeejayYeh

Hi Jess! Hi Gamespotfolks! =D

At least, Twitch is in good hands...

The roster is nice. Smashing with all those characters will be cool.

Welcome back Jess, and nice gaming news today. =D

hystavito
hystavito

I hadn't heard about Amazon buying Twitch until this, wow, totally unexpected.  Not that it doesn't make sense, it's just surprising since there was no warning, not that I am aware of anyway.

chaosa1
chaosa1

please bring back HoH!

henchman_72
henchman_72

I feel like knowing the roster of a fighting game is just reaffirming. But I can understand the marketing drive behind it.

DarkLord
DarkLord

I figure the worst thing that can come from Amazon buying Twitch is we'll see a lot of Amazon ads on site. I suspect that had Google purchased it we would all have to have Google+ accounts just to watch something stream.

homelessgamer
homelessgamer

Who's the new girl? She's hot! J/k. Welcome back Jess.

roastedzombies
roastedzombies

I hope they revert the damn possessive muting software

Afinati
Afinati

Well, as long as Comcast doesn't own Twitch....

evil13killer
evil13killer

happy to have you back its been hell last 3 days

jmsk248
jmsk248

Deleted from Twitch's statement, "Amazon also threatened us with their army of drones. I mean totally did NOT threaten. We love the drones. They are not at all a creepy way of delivering package that could lead to the brutal shredding of your dog or small child."

simonmetcalf
simonmetcalf

Bit hard when they live on opposite sides of the world...

metallinatus
metallinatus

@DarkLord Because that is how YouTube works, right? No, it isn't .-.

You only need an account to comment.... and, well, to upload stuff....

But now tell me.... wouldn't be good if you needed only one account for both YouTube and Twitch?

DarkLord
DarkLord

@metallinatus @DarkLord  You forgot that to simply 'like' a video on YouTube you also need a Google+ account. Beyond that I can see your point. Only needing one account would simplify the process but having to get an account on a social network you don't even want just to do the simplest things on a site you do want to be apart of is excessive at best.

n0xinab0x
n0xinab0x

@homelessgamer I RANDOMLY PRETEND TO READ POSTS WITHOUT CHECKING FIRST IF MY CAPSLOCK ARE ON OR THAT MY LEFT HAND IS HOLDING DOWN THE SHIFT KEY!