Google to Buy Twitch for $1 Billion – Report

GamesBeat reports that rumours earlier year regarding Google's plans to acquire streaming video service Twitch TV are accurate, according to "sources familiar with the matter", who say the YouTube-owner has just concluded a $ 1 billion offer to seal the deal. 

In May, Variety declared that a deal would be announced "imminently" while The Wall Street Journal described talks between Google and Twitch as being "at an early stage".

Twitch, founded three years ago, has expanded rapidly to become the premier site for game streaming and eSports events. The company says that more than 50 million viewers watch games every month on Twitch and the service is integrated heavily into the social sharing options of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

In March of this year, Twitch accounted for 1.35 per cent of all internet traffic.

YouTube, the world's largest video streaming platform, was acquired by Google in November 2006 for $ 1.65 billion. Both Twitch and Google have yet to comment on the matter. 


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You Haven’t Seen Anything This Beautiful In CryEngine 3: Star Citizen GIF

A former fan, who's now a developer on Star Citizen, AnythingFPS, has put together a quick video of Star Citizen showcasing one of its ships, the 300i, in a new video called "300i Rises", that showcases a pilot standing in front of a 300i as it rises from the ground. The graphics, which are straight from the game's powerful CryEngine 3, depict what we might see in the game when it's released within the next couple years.


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Final Fantasy 15 Designer Tetsuya Nomura Unveils His Vision of Batman

Tetsuya Nomura, best known for his work on the Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy franchises, has revealed his vision of Batman for Square Enix’s Play Arts Kai line of action figures. The intriguing, and dare I say it—extreme—version of Batman, who sprouts a pair of black wings in place of his usual flowing cape, is on display at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend (via Polygon). 

Tetsuya Nomura’s take on the dark knight, originally designed by DC Comics, wouldn’t look too out of place in a Final Fantasy game, especially considering that characters of similar designs have made their showings in the series. 

Square Enix has yet to announce pricing or release details about the Nomura-designed Batman and considers the design to be a prototype. The figure is a part of a new line of characters designed by Nomura in the Batman franchise, so we might soon be looking at Nomura-designed Catwoman, Nightwing, and Robin figures in the near future. 

How awesome is that? 

My take: I'd kill to play an Arkham game with character and environment designs from Tetsuya Nomura. 


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PlayStation 4 firmware 1.75 update will add 3D Blu-ray playback

Not to be outdone by their rivals over at Microsoft, Sony is also looking to add 3D Blu-ray support for their next-gen console. The company has announced that the feature will be added to PlayStation 4 with the upcoming 1.75 update, set to deploy next week.

Sony made the announcement through their Twitter account, but added no other details as to what update 1.75 would contain. Firmware update 1.74 deployed earlier today, with the intention of improving stability to select software.

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Guerra y religión

Portada de Florenza the card game: War and Religion expansion

Portada de Florenza the card game: War and Religion expansion

Florenza the card game: War and Religion expansion

Autor:  Stefano Groppi

Editorial:  Placentia Games

Nº Jugadores: 2-6

Duración: 60 minutos

Edad: 14 años en adelante

En la jornada de ayer la editorial italiana Placentia Games confirmaba la próxima publicación de Florenza the card game: War and Religion expansion, la primera expansión para Florenza: the card game, que será presentada en la próxima feria de Essen 2014 en octubre de este año.

Florenza: The Card Game, diseñado también por el propio Stefano Groppi, es un juego completamente independiente del juego Florenza, publicado en 2010,  en el que los jugadores se convierten en algunas de las grandes personalidades que vivían en la Florencia renancentista.

Como ya ocurría en el juego original, los jugadores tratarán de contratar a los artistas más reconocidos de la ciudad para embellecer los monumentos de la ciudad, construir talleres y viviendas o unirse a los gremios más poderosos para beneficiarse de su influencia y disponer así de más dinero y recursos.

A lo largo de la partida los jugadores usan sus recursos y dinero en construir edificios, que se corresponden con las cartas que tienen en la mano, o en embellecer los monumentos, que se corresponden con las cartas colocadas sobre la mesa. Algunas de las cartas también otorgan putnos al final de la partida o beneficios durante el transcurso de la misma.

 En esta nueva expansión se introducen dos nuevos tipos de cartas:

  • Los clérigos, que permiten hacer acciones adicionales durante la partida.
  • Los mercenarios, que proporcionan la posibilidad de irrumpir en ciudades hostiles — Lucca, Siena y Pisa — para obtener recursos o dinero.

La expansión también incluye todos los componentes necesarios para incluir un sexto jugador en las partidas.

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