Twitch-Plays-Pokemon-TreeVideo Game: Twitch Plays Pokemon Red

Twitch has been playing Pokemon. “Twitch plays Pokemon” is a live stream that has been playing “Pokemon Red” for the last eight days. As the page dictates “It was created as an experiment to test the viability of this format, the way people interact with the input system and the way they interact socially with each other.”

It is chaos. With around 70 – 80 thousand viewers at a time, people are constantly inputting controls day and night, such as “Up,” “Down,” “A,” or “B.” At one point the stream created a “Democracy Mode.” So now viewers can input “Anarchy” or “Democracy” to vote on whether they want everyone to be able to input commands separately or vote on commands. The game has stayed mainly on “Anarchy.” Many contributors have stated that it makes the game more challenging. (more…)