Monthly Archives: May 2014

[Rumor] YouTube to Acquire Twitch for $1 Billion Dollars!

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A report coming out of Variety Google’s YouTube plans on making a deal to purchase the videogame-streaming service Twitch rumored for $1 billion according to sources.

Both YouTube and Twitch representatives have declined to comment on the rumor.

The announcement have gone full insanity with no clear direction what this might do to the Twitch user base or the site entirely. #RIPTwitch as of this post (May 18, 2014) is the number one trending topic on Twitter. Arguably the idea of the acquisition could be to force anti-competitive in the online-video market. Hopefully in the coming days we’ll find out more so keep it here for news, reviews, and rants on *Bleep* -bloop- BOOM!


Xbox One $399 Kinect-Free System – Now With Service App Access!

Microsoft announced today that starting June 9th, the Xbox One will be sold without a Kinect for $399 as a direct result of consumer feedback. Earlier this year Microsoft had stated that it didn’t have any plans for a Kinect-less Xbox One.Xbox One_Console and Controller

“Kinect remains an important part of our vision,” head of Xbox Phil Spencer said. “We will continue to innovate on Kinect, I think it’s an important differentiator for us.”

More exciting news in today’s announcements is that Xbox Live Gold membership will no longer be required to access services such as Netflix, HBO Go and Twitch, along with Xbox One sports apps such as NFL, MLB.TV, NBA Game Time, etc. Lastly, the Games for Gold program is celebrating its one year anniversary with two free games for the month of June as well as offering Games for Gold on the Xbox One. The list of games are as follows:

 

Xbox 360

-Dark Souls

-Charlie Murder

-Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition

 

Xbox One

-Max: The Curse of Brotherhood

-Halo: Spartan Assault179794-08 Xbox Live Digital Poster-s16_FINAL

 

As someone who has lost a little faith in Xbox, this announcement shows that this E3 they are going to be coming out strong and holding nothing back to regain footing against the Playstation 4. Be sure to stay tuned for more news, reviews and rants here on -bleep- *bloop* BOOM!