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#1 Scott

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Posted 16 August 2016 - 03:01 PM

Game streaming platform Twitch has announced the acquisition of Curse, which makes voice over internet communications systems, game modification platforms and game guides. Twitch did not disclose terms of the acquisition, or give a date for when it expects the deal to close.

Curse was founded in 2006 and has long touted the security features of its dedicated VOIP service, which it promotes as a safer alternative to Teamspeak and Skype. But the company's main line of business is in creating communities around popular modifications for games like Minecraft and World of Warcraft. With the Curse client, players can choose which mods they’d like to apply to their favorite games and launch into play sessions with like-minded users.

The Twitch press release lingered on the amount of traffic Curse has right now, estimated at around 30 million visitors.

"We've long been fans of Curse, which is an innovator in the games industry with a strong culture built around its offerings — from Curse Voice and Curse Client to Gamepedia," said Emmett Shear, chief executive of Twitch, in the press release. "While it's still early days for Twitch and Curse, we’re kindred spirits in many ways and are looking forward to working together to enhance our users' gaming experience."

Twitch was purchased by Amazon for close to $1 billion, a move that was announced nearly two years ago this month.


http://www.polygon.c...itch-buys-curse


As most of you know, Curse owns RSC. Thoughts? What does this acquisition mean for all of us?
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Posted 16 August 2016 - 03:41 PM

Should be interesting.
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Posted 16 August 2016 - 03:53 PM

we twitch now boys

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#4 Bow

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Posted 16 August 2016 - 04:46 PM

I imagine very little will change this far down the pipeline for us, but who knows maybe they will find a way to generate more interest in forums again overall.
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Posted 16 August 2016 - 05:23 PM

RSC staff livestreams soon
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Posted 16 August 2016 - 05:47 PM

We all gonna die
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Posted 16 August 2016 - 06:50 PM

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i don't like this one bit

they're gonna track everything we say and give it to usada and next thing u know i get caught for using peds -.-
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Posted 16 August 2016 - 07:01 PM

Can't wait to stream bugging Duck in PM.

Maybe they'll update stuff though? That would be nice.

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Posted 16 August 2016 - 07:31 PM

View Postspoonheb, on 16 August 2016 - 07:01 PM, said:

Can't wait to stream bugging Duck in PM.
Sorry but you'll be banned for that kappa
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Posted 16 August 2016 - 09:15 PM

willing to live stream my posting excursions if requested
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Posted 17 August 2016 - 06:10 AM

View PostGeorge, on 16 August 2016 - 09:15 PM, said:

willing to live stream my posting excursions if requested
Lol
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Posted 17 August 2016 - 11:07 AM

2017 - Microsoft to acquire Twitch.
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#13 Tha Sour

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 12:47 PM

I'm not even mad about this tbh, I like the way twitch runs things.
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#14 Scott

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 02:57 PM

View PostMVP, on 17 August 2016 - 11:07 AM, said:

2017 - Microsoft to acquire Twitch.
Not likely, they're already owned by Amazon.
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Posted 17 August 2016 - 03:27 PM

View PostScott, on 17 August 2016 - 02:57 PM, said:

View PostMVP, on 17 August 2016 - 11:07 AM, said:

2017 - Microsoft to acquire Twitch.
Not likely, they're already owned by Amazon.
It's not entirely out of the question for Amazon to sell Twitch to Microsoft.
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Posted 01 November 2016 - 07:15 PM

Hard to believe that when W13 started this dump 15+ years ago that one day it would wind up being owned by Amazon. 


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 02:44 AM

Interesting
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#18 Murdoc

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 06:56 PM

I imagine very little will change this far down the pipeline for us, but who knows maybe they will find a way to generate more interest in forums again overall.


Don't they have (OS)RS streamers making their front page or whatever? In that case I'd be surprised if we were neglected for too long.
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