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posted by LaminatorX on Tuesday February 18 2014, @11:24PM   Printer-friendly
from the infinite-Primapes-with-infinite-gamepads dept.

laserfusion writes:

"CNET is reporting on a massively-mono-player gaming experiment. From the article :

In what can only be described as the best thing to happen to Valentine's Day, about 12,000 people are participating in a collective game of Pokemon Red on the live game-streaming service Twitch, all by simply typing in directions in the comment box in a messy frenzy. Not every single one of the viewers is mashing in commands of course, but because anyone with a Twitch account can comment on a public stream, any viewer is a potential player in this wacky experiment.

Currently there are 80,000 players. Despite all the noise and trolls, they were able to make progress in the game and multiple goals have been achieved. Now there is a new control mode "democracy" in which the most popular commands in every 10 seconds are executed. "Democracy" and "anarchy" modes can be switched by a 75% vote."

 
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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 19 2014, @01:00AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 19 2014, @01:00AM (#2057)

    Soylentils, please. I would ask that we not immediately mod down people comparing us to another site, especially if we weren't particularly timely. This kind of feedback is valuable to the editors and admins. If the news isn't timely, should we post it, or not? I will note that SoylentNews has beaten another site to the punch on at least two occasions. But regardless, let us work out the kinks.

    Yes, I'm on the "staff" of the site, for what it is worth. I finally got mod points so I'm posting AC, but as soon as I log in I will mod the parent UP.

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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by SpallsHurgenson on Wednesday February 19 2014, @04:04AM

    by SpallsHurgenson (656) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @04:04AM (#2139)

    I've never been bothered all that much by the fact that Slashdot posted some news a few days - or even weeks - after it has been reported elsewhere. I've not the time anymore to scour the web for all the things that interest me, and more often than not the first time I heard about the "old news" was on Slashdot anyway. Plus, the comments - you know, the main reason we all purported to read Slashdot - were still pretty good (at least once you got past the "site XXXX reported this 3 weeks ago!" flood). Heck, the fact that some articles were posted a week or two later often worked to Slashdot's advantage, because people could comment on the stories having given it more thought and having read more opinions on the issue, rather than being forced to make an spur-of-the-moment comment.

    So, barring exceptional cases like year-old stories, I don't think there should be an particular editorial policy against old articles, especially if you intend to use a Firehouse-like system that lets users vote on stories anyway.

    At least, that's my two cents on the issue.

  • (Score: 1) by quadrox on Wednesday February 19 2014, @05:39AM

    by quadrox (315) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @05:39AM (#2168)

    Of course it is preferable to have news posted quickly, but in the end I would rather get it late than never. This was my feeling on Slashdot as well.