Twitch Plays Minecraft

Video Twitch Plays Minecraft

March 25, 2014

I gotta 999 commands and this Twitch ain't fun.

Filed Under   minecraft   twitch

Article The Complete Guide to 'Twitch Plays Pokemon' (DONE)

By Andrew Bridgman / February 26, 2014

Filed Under   pokemon   internerd   twitch   twitch plays pokemon
The History of Twitch Pokemon

Video The History of Twitch Pokemon

February 21, 2014

A thousand monkeys at a thousand typewriters could never have written a story so epic.

Filed Under   pokemon   history   twitch

Comic The Mastermind Behind 'Twitch Plays Pokemon'

By Julia Lepetit and Andrew Bridgman / February 19, 2014
The Mastermind Behind Twitch Plays Pokemon

Filed Under   pokemon   twitch

Article There Are Thousands of People Trying To Play The Same Game of Pokemon (UPDATING)

By Andrew Bridgman / February 17, 2014

   There Are Thousands of People Trying To Play The Same Game of Pokemon UPDATING      

So here's something: thousands upon thousands of people are playing a game of Pokemon Red. The same game of Pokemon Red. At the same time. Controlling the same individual character.

They're doing this through Twitch.tv - where someone's set up an emulator that takes input from chat commands (currently recognizing directional pad options, A, B, and Start). Naturally, this is pretty chaotic (two Pokemon are named JLVWNNOOOO and ABBBBBBK ( because EVERYONE'S TRYING TO PRESS BUTTONS AT ONCE). It's sorta the ultimate backseat gaming experience - people are desperately trying to get the main character where he's trying to go, in spite of the hordes of people who just wanna screw around (and watching them try to deal with shopkeeps and item usage is a sight to behold).

Filed Under   wtf   pokemon   twitch