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Power Button - Episode 144: Feeling Twitchy About Acquisitions

Power ButtonNow that Amazon has bought the video game streaming service Twitch, people around the video game community have wondered what the acquisition means for the future of the service.  Will there be new restrictions?  New features?  Major changes that will impact how players broadcast their gameplay?  On this episode of Power Button, Blake Grundman and I discuss our thoughts on the buyout and spin that into a conversation about past major mergers and acquisitions in the gaming world.  History is not on Twitch's side when you think back on the sad fates of companies that we've lost due to business dealings.  Let's take a walk through history and explore how all that's come before may well happen again. Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, find us on Stitcher, subscribe via iTunes, toss this RSS feed into your podcast aggregation software of choice, and be sure to catch up on past episodes if you're joining us late. Remember that you can reach us via , you can leave a message on the Power Button hotline by calling (720) 722-2781, and you can even follow us on Twitter at @PressTheButtons and @GrundyTheMan, or for just podcast updates, @ThePowerButton.