Submitted by codelyoko 718d ago | news

Sony Buys Out Twitch for One Day So You Can Watch Ad-Free

In a PR Stunt today Sony will Buy Out Twitch.tv so users can get a complete Add-Free Experience - After watching the PS4 Add of course. The Sony Add-Free Time on Twitch will Last from 9AM to 9PM PST. (PS4, Sony)

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reko  +   718d ago
ohh nice!
codelyoko  +   718d ago
PR Stunts gotta love em :P
xHeavYx  +   718d ago
Good guy Sony
hakeem0996  +   718d ago
How is it ad free when the ps4 ad is shown . its just a Playstation ad day .NOT AD FREE .
NewMonday  +   718d ago
This is not add-free

More like exclusive advertising
scott182  +   718d ago
It's one add! good lord, get off the couch and do some jumping jacks for 30 seconds....
Blackdeath_663  +   718d ago
to the people complaining about it not being ad free because a ps4 ad will be shown, NO SHIT. ofcourse they will benefit in some way if they are going to be paying a large sum of money. besides i would rather watch one ad that is relevant to gaming and have the rest ad free than to have a live broadcast constantly interrupted by ads that are not at all relevant
XB1_PS4  +   718d ago
Lol Why does the article say Ad free?
Reverent  +   718d ago
It seems the PS4 has a built in calculator now. Is there anything it can't do?
FamilyGuy  +   718d ago
It says "ad free" because after watching the initial sony ad won't be any more for the rest of your time on the site.

"and then the rest of their viewing experience, regardless of which channels they may switch to, will be uninterrupted until 9pm PST.”

1 ad then completely ad free for 12 straight hours. It's a good thing.
ThanatosDMC  +   717d ago
Meh, my ad blocker and host file blocks everything off of twitch.
Anarki  +   717d ago
There are ads on twitch? since when? lol
P0werVR  +   717d ago

Well you don't need to get all defense force on them.

The article is misleading. It should have been "Sony Buys Out Twitch For A Exclusive Day of Advertising PS4". Not this load of malarkey this guy posted up.
Blacksand1  +   718d ago
30 days
UnholyLight  +   718d ago
Now if "Micro$oft" had done this...

Smart move by Sony, just makes me laugh that nobody hates on them for doing something that if Microsoft did there'd be no end to the war on this comments page
shysun  +   717d ago
Oh shut up!
UnholyLight  +   717d ago

The truth is hard to swallow isn't it
Rimeskeem  +   718d ago
i wish this wasnt on a school day
reko  +   718d ago

call in sick.
Rimeskeem  +   718d ago
i will just get myself sick
LonDonE  +   717d ago
LOLOLOL you made me LOLOL so hard cheers dude
JsonHenry  +   717d ago
I have adblock. But I appreciate the gesture.
Crazay  +   718d ago
"Ad" free....Jeez Louise ..who approved this?
FullmetalRoyale  +   718d ago
I'm gonna ad him to my list...

codelyoko  +   718d ago
What list? o.O
HammadTheBeast  +   718d ago


It'll be over real soon.
PoSTedUP  +   718d ago
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codelyoko  +   718d ago
It is add free tectonically.... if you ignore the small add you get once in the 12 hour span :P
Sev  +   718d ago
Woooosh! Right over your head.

I am shaking my head so hard at you right now. It's so obvious you wrote the article. It all "adds" up.
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MightyNoX  +   718d ago
I think, maybe, he suffers from a.d.d.
DragonKnight  +   718d ago
I frickin' lol'd at tectonically.

twitch.tv now earthquake free.
Campy da Camper  +   718d ago
Tectonically? Are continents shifting in the ad?
torchic  +   718d ago
nearly died laughing at Sev, DragonKnight & Campy da Camper's responses! well done fellas!

definitely bookmarking this one :D
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   718d ago
WARNING: We advise discretion as watching Twitch today as you may experience motion diziness and be affected by secondary tremors. Always remember that in an emergency you should not duck under objects or stand under door frames, but lay down close to bulky objects that are not likely to compress easily and may create voids if the ceiling collapses.
kingmushroom  +   718d ago
does boobs doe
Sev  +   718d ago
Thank god. I fucking hate addition. Subtraction and multiplication for me all day long.
HyperBear  +   718d ago
What are your thoughts on Division?
Sev  +   718d ago
My thoughts are divided. Sometimes I like it, other times I just can't get into it.
Ducky  +   718d ago
I'm waiting to see more footage.
It looks cool, but you never know with Ubisoft.
HammadTheBeast  +   718d ago
And what of the remainder of your thoughts?
M-M  +   718d ago

He'll probably give you a fraction of it later.
paul-p1988  +   718d ago
Anyone for a slice of Pi?
adventureghost124  +   718d ago
What about division though are you some sort of fanboy?
reko  +   718d ago
You dont get it?
adventureghost124  +   718d ago
I was trying to make a joke
logan_izer10  +   718d ago
It's called an "Ad", not "Add". It's short for advertisement
MightyNoX  +   718d ago
'Ad-Free' - A certain other company would most probably hiss and melt like the Wicked Witch at the mention of those words.
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HammadTheBeast  +   718d ago
I hate those guys so much...

Always going on and on about Mario...

ShinMaster  +   718d ago
Wrong compan-- oohh

DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   717d ago
I don't know why but I read your comment and all the replys very quietly. ..
rluttrell  +   718d ago
Ad free is always a "plus"
buynit  +   718d ago
Oh god... Do adds bother the little princesses that much lol...
DomceM  +   718d ago
no. having your experience interrupted every few minutes is awesome. /s

Yeah. Very bothersome.
buynit  +   718d ago
Really.. Every few minutes... Yea i guess its not much of an experience..

Enjoy your 24hrs!
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DragonKnight  +   718d ago
It's ok buynit, we know you don't understand what it's like to be free of ads, being an Xbox fanboy and everything.

Just go to twitch during the ad-free time and become exposed to the wonder of entertainment without ads. Come into the light child.
buynit  +   718d ago
I stopped paying for live a little over 2 yrs ago and don't see my self going back to it after the great content i get from ps+..

I don't use twitch at all and all of the other internet services that i have used has ads and it simply doesn't bother me like it does to you little premadonas...

Dare i say It! Gasp... I have actually liked quite a few ads because most have been for content that i enjoy Anyway! A lot of the ads i see are adds that are some how related to what im viewing online.

Now the ones that i can't stand are those damn intrusive one that float to the middle of your screen or the ones that just pop up and you can barely hit the damn x.. Those ads i hate but i will not knock on all professional ads because some have been usefully to me..

And just so we are clear.. Im a fan of games so leave me out of your little fangirl console war..
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HammadTheBeast  +   718d ago
I don't mind the funny ones.
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   717d ago
Are you sexist!?
buynit  +   717d ago
For calling him a fan girl? No... I'm not..
insomnium2  +   717d ago
So why a girl then...?
Kuse  +   718d ago
You could always install Ad-Block..lol
GentlemenRUs  +   718d ago
I know its a good gesture for people still on "Internet Explorer" but I personally use AdBlockPlus on chrome which removes em from Youtube and Twitch ;)
eldeladi  +   718d ago
You should add Disconnect to your Ad blocking needs
GentlemenRUs  +   718d ago
*scratches head* what?
dboyman  +   717d ago
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eldeladi  +   717d ago
HammadTheBeast  +   718d ago
Apparently it's bad to use ad-block on Twitch because then the streamers aren't paid. I watch Twitch on my tablet, so I've never seen a Twitch ad yet.
GentlemenRUs  +   718d ago
Wait? They get paid?

Then where's my money!? I stream all the time!

Some people...
DomceM  +   718d ago
one thing i gotta give sony credit for is always reducing ads. MS just keeps on adding.
Lboogieskells  +   718d ago
Holy crap, the Title almost gave me a heart attack.
AbortMission  +   718d ago
I think Sony should buy Twitch.
Tzuno  +   718d ago
lol you are happy like a kid seeing a candy. the bait works.
McScroggz  +   718d ago
Damn, this is brilliant marketing.
EastBayPunk  +   718d ago
oh.. there's ads on twitch? Ad Blocker ftw
My_precious  +   717d ago
extractly, that what they want to tell, every divice should have ADBLOCK build into them

that PR team really on the roll
Godlovesgamers  +   718d ago
waste of $$$
alexkoepp  +   717d ago
lol sony is desperately gasping for air here in the US, all in vain boys, advertise in japan where you might sell some consoles
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DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   717d ago
Yeah tell em... it's not like they got Europe down or anything... *sarcasm* ( wrote sarcasm so the troll would understand, since on average they have about a 4 for intelligence)
alexkoepp  +   717d ago
Haha, in the US:

X360: 44.74
PS3: 27.27

64 % more consoles sold in the US.

Please tell me how much a gallon (liter actually) of gas costs in other countries. Tell me their average wages... more importantly tell me why I care....?

Xbox dominating now and is going to continue to... out of a large group (30+) I know of one person who plans on switching to PS4 from 360 over XB1. I'm sure most peoples experiences are the same.

Plain and simple PS2 kicked some ass and since PS3 flopped all those PS2 fanboys are out in force to de-throne the xbox, all in vain...
MuhammadJA  +   717d ago
You do realize the PS3 has outsold the 360 worldwide?

Here's a little reality check, the PS4 is destroying the xBone.
alexkoepp  +   717d ago
How many PS4's have been sold? Oh yeah, zero
GenericNameHere  +   717d ago
Jeez, you like watching ads or something? Sony is having a deal with Twitch so that THERE ARE ZERO ADS FOR A DAY, but in return, you gotta watch ONE PS4 ad. Let me repeat, you watch ONE PS4 ad, then it's ad-free for the remainder of the day. Yeah, this is a PR stunt, but it's a good one if you don't have ad-block, despite horrible advertisements that has no relevance to the show you are watching, and like Twitch.

How is it "grasping for straws" exactly when they lower the amount of ads? Sony isn't Microsoft. They aren't gonna shove down ads all over the place even though you are already paying for their subscription model.
stellarock420  +   717d ago
well at least there doing something we don't mind and in fact benefits us now i am sure by Sony buying them out for a day means more.cleary showing that they will be using twitch as a live stream service on ps4
My Twitch is ad-free everyday so this is pointless. No need to buy Twitch Turbo either.
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   717d ago
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jairusmonillas  +   717d ago
I have adblock on my chrome lol
Godmars290  +   717d ago
Would have made more sense if they did it post PS4 launch.
Ch1d0r1  +   717d ago
Or how about from today till the launch day, Ad free for till 11/15/13. For the whole month so xbone users can see the PS4 ad on their box.
MoveTheGlow  +   717d ago
Well, Salty Bet will be even more fun today, then!
cell989  +   717d ago
Good guy Sony, spends their money by giving back to the gamers
Yetter  +   716d ago
Seems like a waste of cash to me. 80% of twitch viewers won't even realize Sony's stunt.

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