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Mick

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not sure why, but the link kept getting converted to a media file to try and play a stream.
 

Kiroy

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Not sure I how I feel about this. I don't want this to become a site with a bunch of shills trying to pimp out a game to buy just to make more money.
I think it's the next logical step, especially after the amazon purchase. Unless a game has some major major hype or I'm really aware of what it's all about, I'll watch a stream of a given game for a while before buying it. If they have a super easy 1 click system to purchase the game? I'll use it. If I can then attach it to my steam account? I'll likely use it fairly often, especially for indie games.
 

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I don't know if the people I generally watch will be that affected by this. It feels like it is more directed at the entertainment value streamers. For the most part I only tune into twitch for very specific games and esports content. But someone like Lirick will probably be rolling in even fatter stacks of cash. I just wonder if this will make streamers who spend a significant amount of their time on one game start doing the "jump to the latest release and stream it" bandwagon. Like will Kripp stick with Hearthstone when he can't get Amazon click-buy income as well? I don't know. It seems like walking a fine line between giving your viewers what they want and trying to get money out of this system.
 

Noodleface

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I feel like people like Timthetatman would be all over this. Basically has the personality of a used car salesman already
 

Intrinsic

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Yeah I can feel that too. It'll perhaps benefit the already variety streamers and paid shills that already exist. The danger is if it changes someone you like who decides to engage in this heavy, but maybe they'd lose subscriber revenue, or if it impacts partner contacts by reducing opportunities from direct contact with game companies releasing a game.
 

slippery

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It's a shame this only applies to partners, although I understand why. It would be insanely beneficial to small streamers that stream super random out there games that don't get a lot of attention. Those are the games that would get sales by people watching them on Twitch, the big shit people watch because they own it already.
 

Araxen

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Soon as Amazon bought Twitch I knew this was coming. This isn't a shock to me.
 

Mick

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I would like them to not do the kickback to the streamer. That way there is no financial incentive to say anything to get your audience to buy it.
 

Janx

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I would like them to not do the kickback to the streamer. That way there is no financial incentive to say anything to get your audience to buy it.
They already do it? Streamers do promotional streams all the time with disclaimers that they're being paid to show the game off. IMO its a non issue so long as they have to continue to put up the disclaimers.
 

Abefroman

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The word will get out fast on those who have credibility and those who don't when recommending games. Amazon and Twitch have a ton of clout and I hope they use it. If you want your game streamed and put on the market then you have to give review copies to anyone over a certain threshold of viewers so they can't cherry pick. It's basically a free infomercial if the game maker has any confidence in their product.
 

sukik

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As long as people adhere to current disclosure rules I don't see it being a problem. Discussion from Tarmack:

 

OU Ariakas

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I think this is great and I don't even *necessarily* think there are many ethical issues that will persist for long. If you are a streamer and you start shilling shit games for revenue then you are going to lose subsequent game sales as well as follows, views, and ultimately subs. Even the most unethical streamers would serve their channels (re: careers) better by being honest about games and letting the viewers decide for themselves.
 
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I got Amazon Prime over the holiday season for the fast, free shipping. I have kept Amazon Prime because of Twitch Prime. They got me boys...
 

Mick

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some of those streamers are millionaires now. I wish I could sit at home and get paid big money to just play video games.
 
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GeneralF

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I've seen a 10k donation once. I'm sure there will be plenty of 25$ subscriptions, people are crazy.