This is why people want to watch other people play video games

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Amazon agreed to pay just shy of $1 billion for video game streaming site Twitch last night. The service, which originally launched as a spinoff from Justin.tv in 2011, has become so wildly popular that its owner’s major concern has not been how to grow the site, but how to secure sufficient servers to supply the sheer number of streams its users both create and demand. It’s obvious to everyone that millions across the world want to watch other people play video games — more than 55 million…

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