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Youtube about to buy Twitch for 1 billion

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by MonsterD, May 19, 2014.

  1. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    Probably very few in here know what Twitch is, but it is a streaming site for gamers(video). They have tournaments, professional gamers, let's play gamers etc. streaming. You would be surprised how many millions watch this on Twitch.

    https://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugg...-acquire-twitch-for--1-billion-162116663.html


    oops mods can you change the twith to Twitch in the title.
  2. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Once again I defer to the younger audience for some perspective on this. :cool:
  3. 65fastback2plus2

    65fastback2plus2 Well-Known Member

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  4. Teren_Kanan

    Teren_Kanan Well-Known Member

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    Google Giant taking over the earth 1 thing at a time!

    Don't see a problem with This really. Twitch is awesome.. Youtube is awesome.. whateves.
  5. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy The Teen

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    Never heard of it
  6. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Me neither. Moreover, (from the article), never heard of this YouTube user either:

    Gaming is a crucial component of online video, though. The most subscribed-to YouTube user, in fact, is Sweden's Felix Arvid Ulf Kjelberg, better known as PewDiePie, with over 26 million people keeping up with his gaming exploits.
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  7. Teren_Kanan

    Teren_Kanan Well-Known Member

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    PEWDIEPIE!

    Not a fan of his, but hard not to be aware of him.

    Twitch is awesome though.
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  8. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes I think I live a sheltered life. :)
  9. Teren_Kanan

    Teren_Kanan Well-Known Member

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    You're probably just not very into the "Internet culture". I would assume most people over 30 would not be aware of people like that, or people who are only casual computer users.

    If you live on the internet, youtube, facebook, etc, these things and "Internet famous" people tend to get around as fast as internet memes.

    Pewdiepie is like a gamer version of uh.. Jenna Marbles? Tho good chance the same type of people wouldn't know Jenna Marbles either.. Or Epic Rap Battles.. etc.
  10. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Heard of him and saw a video or two of him...don't see what others see and normally I like oddball stuff on youtube and so on.

    I like watching the people who go into chat roulette and prank or go into the video games and do stuff.
  11. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I've been around since before the internet my friend, and have been on it since the first dark days of Mosaic. Gosh I miss the old BBS days ha ha.

    I think my sheltered-ness here has much more to do with my not being a gamer whatsoever. I don't do BookFace at all, never will. The only social media I do at all is twitter and linkedin, really. I do a lot of YouTube for only for music.

    And you are correct - who in the world is Jenna Marbles? Or Epic Rap Battles? Never heard of any of these people.
  12. Teren_Kanan

    Teren_Kanan Well-Known Member

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    Jenna Marbles is just some "Internet famous" persona, she makes funny (sometimes?) youtube videos.

    But Epic Rap Battles.. Look it up, you're missing out, they are hilarious and amazingly done. This coming from someone who pretty much abhors rap. But they are comedy pieces, not actual raps. The gist is, they take two characters from history (either fictional, or non fictional) and make them rap battle. They've even gotten popular enough to start having some well known people in them. Key and Peel, even Snoop Dogg.

    Some Examples.

    Einstein vs Stephen Hawking
    Michael Jackson vs Elvis Presley

    The most recent one is Superman vs Goku, but it has an F bomb in it so I won't link it, but it's great =p


    There are like 30 others or so, some of them are really funny =p
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  13. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    Twitch is pretty cool for watching people play the games live if you like to watch some live game plays of things like CoD. I believe quite a few people do the live feeds of walk throughs on games like Fall Out or stuff like that but I'd imagine those get a lot more boring just because of the nature of the type of game.
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