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Twitchizon? Amaitch? Twitch has been Acquired by Amazon.

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In the deal that nobody saw coming, Twitch was acquired by Amazon.com today for a sum reported to be around $1B. What does this mean for the gaming community going forward? Time will tell. If they integrate such fantastic things as their Prime service into a video game streaming website, things can get real crazy real fast. And will Bezos light a fire under the heels of the Twitch team and finally get long-standing issues like chat ironed out? Will Twitch raise the maximum bitrate allowed (currently 3500kbps) now that they have the power of Amazon’s huge server farms?

Here is the open letter from Emmett Shear, CEO of Twitch:

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Right now nothing not much is known, but we are excited to see what changes may come. The Spawn Point Blog will keep you updated and keep on streaming. Come play with us!

Kahlief: http://www.twitch.tv/thespawnpointblog

Cicero AKA StubbyStan: http://www.twitch.tv/spawnonme

Dan: http://www.twitch.tv/dantherobot

Kahlief Adams

Kahlief was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. As an avid technophile and lover of all things video games. He set his career path in the direction of a life making games until he found out his arch nemesis, “Math,” had other plans in store. So instead of making the next Tetris he found himself writing and talking about games on his website The Spawn Point Blog and Spawn On Me. Check out what I'm blabbering about over @kahjahkins on Twitter. PSN = KAHJAH1 XBL=KAHJAHKINS

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