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Twitch picks up Curse

Amazon’s video game streaming service Twitch has bought gaming news and social media company Curse, giving Twitch access to 30-million visitors to Curse’s websites, video and social media channels and desktop app. Terms were not disclosed.

“We’ve long been fans of Curse, which is an innovator in the games industry with a strong culture built around its offerings — from Curse Voice and Curse Client to Gamepedia,” said Twitch CEO Emmett Shear in a statement. “While it’s still early days for Twitch and Curse, we’re kindred spirits in many ways and are looking forward to working together to enhance our users’ gaming experience.”

Curse offers news, databases, guides and general information about video games and was originally founded to provide add-ons for the World of Warcraft franchise. In addition to Curse.com, the company operates Gamepedia, LoLNexus and MutHead.

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