If you haven't heard of Twitch Plays Pokémon, here's a brief synopsis: The people behind the channel set up a bot that would pass commands entered in the chat window to an emulator running the original Pokémon.

Of course, with anything like this, trolls were rampant. But the Borg collective of Twitch users playing the game managed to get through all the trolls throwing them off ledges and worked together to beat the game. It took about 16.5 days but they did it.

A message on the stream says that a new adventure will be starting in 19 hours as of this post, so we haven't seen the last of them. I wonder how far they'll take it? I'd love to see it keep going through all the games that can be emulated.

Something that has occurred to me though-- Nintendo is usually a stickler about their property being used publicly like this. I'm surprised they haven't stepped in to try to close it down. I'm glad they haven't, though. Maybe they realize this is excellent publicity for them. And it really is, it's making me want to pull out the DS.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 03/03/2014 at 02:13am

I only knew about this as it was a GameFaqs Poll recently, I had never heard of it before.

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