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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: 4, Insightful) by LaminatorX on Wednesday February 19 2014, @02:52AM

    by LaminatorX (14) <reversethis-{moc ... ta} {xrotanimal}> on Wednesday February 19 2014, @02:52AM (#2107)

    It's challenging enough to keep up with our own postings, let alone worry about being scooped by the old place (or Ars, or The Register, or...). I plucked this from the submission pool, knowing full well it was talking about something from a few days ago, because I thought it would be interesting to think about and discuss amongst our community. I don't think being breaking news is what makes this article worth discussing.

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