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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 ancientt on Wednesday February 19 2014, @01:08AM

    by ancientt (40) <> on Wednesday February 19 2014, @01:08AM (#2061) Homepage Journal

    We've got trolls. I know I should be offended, maybe even bothered. One of the slashcott replacement sites was talking about ensuring the editors could remove troll comments like this and I can see the point with stuff like this, but it has a -1 Troll rating. I can't help but see this as a sort of triumph.

    I once had a New Year's resolution to make more friends and make more enemies because you're judged by both. Nothing says success like having the hatred of the willfully ignorant aimed at you.

    Congratulations soylent news, you're growing up fast!

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  • (Score: 1) by buswolley on Wednesday February 19 2014, @01:15AM

    by buswolley (848) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @01:15AM (#2064)

    A Good Troll is better than a Bad Human.

    but now

    subicular junctures