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Title    80,000 players control single Pokemon game by chat
Date    Tuesday February 18 2014, @11:24PM
Author    LaminatorX
Topic   
from the infinite-Primapes-with-infinite-gamepads dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/02/18/2111209

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."

Links

  1. "the article" - http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57618953-93/the-largest-multiplayer-pokemon-game-is-happening-on-twitch-right-now/
  2. "Pokemon Red" - http://www.twitch.tv/twitchplayspokemon

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