Twitch enters agreement to purchase Curse.

Discussion in 'Feed the Beast News' started by Feed the Beast, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. Feed the Beast

    Feed the Beast New Member

    As I am sure most people will have now seen, it was announced today that FTB partner Curse has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Twitch.TV. The FTB team is excited about the new possibilities that this will provide to our community. With regards to how this news will affect our partnership, for the near future everything will remain the same. Our plan is to sit down and talk to the appropriate people soon to talk about the partnership moving forwards. As soon as we have more news with regards to this we will release it....
  2. Gideonseymour

    Gideonseymour Relatable Gamer Trusted User Retired Staff

    so now i can complain about amazon ruining modded minecraft by the transitive property
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  3. Hambeau

    Hambeau Over-Achiever

    I wonder how many will swear off of Twitch now that Curse is involved? :D
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  4. GravityLens

    GravityLens New Member

    FTB now with free 2 day shipping!
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  5. Bigdbigd03

    Bigdbigd03 New Member

    I cannot believe this.
  6. Piripács

    Piripács New Member

    That is what I instantly think of when see that now TwitchTV will be under a curse too...

    For gods sake, someone, please summon some powerful guardian, who can remove the curse from Minecraft and its modding community!
  7. Deefster10k

    Deefster10k New Member

    From what I can tell, you guys had absolutely no clue this was happening. Veeeerrryy different to when microsoft acquired beam recently. The CEO of beam himself had talked to the partners.
  8. Scottly318

    Scottly318 New Member

    Actually... Curse is under twitch.
  9. Piripács

    Piripács New Member

    Didn't know that..Thanks, finally I know who responsible for all those things...:D:p
  10. Ninetailed

    Ninetailed New Member

    I hadn't heard about this. I can see how it makes sense for both companies, though. Hoping the changes won't be too sweeping.
  11. Someone Else 37

    Someone Else 37 Forum Addict

    I wonder if the Twitch folks will be more responsive to our complaints about Curse...
  12. Scottly318

    Scottly318 New Member

    wouldnt count on it
  13. jikuja

    jikuja Launcher Dev Launcher Developer Global Moderator

    Are you going write to twitch's support or management about problems with Curse? Or maybe amazon is even better target. </sarcasm>
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  14. Hambeau

    Hambeau Over-Achiever

    No, they'll just keep complaining on these FtB Forums, which most likely nobody from Curse even looks at... :D
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  15. BrickVoid

    BrickVoid Well-Known Member

    Hmm, I looked at the relationship between Microsoft and Amazon, and while they don't seem to be directly integrated with each other, there are Amazon Web Services agreements between Microsoft and this subsidiary of Amazon, Inc. so there might not be as much friction as people think there is.

    Now, Microsoft acquired Mojang, and Amazon are acquiring Curse, does anyone sense some kind of relationship here that might come out of this? The next year or two certainly should bring some interesting developments! :D

    Cheers ...

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  16. Hambeau

    Hambeau Over-Achiever

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  17. Magzie

    Magzie Well-Known Member

    On August 25, 2014, it was announced that would acquire Twitch Interactive for US$970 million.[38][39] The deal was expected to be finalized by the end of 2014.[2][40] Sources reported that the rumored Google deal had fallen through and allowed Amazon to make the bid; Forbes reported that Google had backed out of the deal due to potential antitrust concerns surrounding it and its existing ownership of YouTube.[41] The acquisition was closed on September 25, 2014.[42]

    Twitch is now operated as a wholly owned subsidiary of, with Emmett Shear remaining as CEO. Shear touted the Amazon Web Services platform as an "attractive" aspect of the deal, and that Amazon had "built relationships with the big players in media," which could be used to the service's advantage—particularly in the realm of content licensing. The purchase of Twitch marks the third recent video gaming–oriented acquisition by Amazon, which had previously acquired the developers Reflexive Entertainment and Double Helix Games.[43]

    On December 9, 2014, Twitch announced it had acquired GoodGame Agency, an organisation that owns the esports teams Evil Geniuses and Alliance.[44][45] On August 16, 2016, Twitch acquired Curse, Inc.

    Since They have a CEO still and are only A subsidiary of Amazon curse is more likely owned by twitch.
    Also Note: That Curse has a Partnership program for youtubers which I would guess is another reason Twitch wanted the company. Link to partnership faq:
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2016
  18. Moritz30

    Moritz30 New Member

    Nope. Modpacks just for prime members :p
  19. Stroam

    Stroam New Member

    I remember a time when FTB new had news about mod packs.

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