Well this is completely bonkers! Google always made sense; YouTube's streaming capabilities are subpar, and Twitch's VOD capabilities have always been a pain to navigate. Google buying Twitch solved two birds with one stone. But Amazon? That's a bizarre fit, but I'd definitely feel (slightly) more comfortable if they were the ones calling the shots rather than Google.
I actually ended up moving to where I live today because of a group of people I met through Halo: CE for the PC when I was a teenager. Looking back on it now, the circumstances are absurd, but the relationships I made were and are very real.
Okay, I've also got the itch and want back in. What server is everyone hanging out on? It sounds like there's a small guild on Aerie Peak, but is that "the place" to be? Or have people tried to resurrect that old Zul'Gin guild?