The lights are on
Every month, millions of users flock to Twitch to watch
people play video games. Thanks to a crafty Twitch user, viewers can
get in on the fun via a playthrough of Pokémon Red/Blue
that allows chatroom guests to control Nintendo's classic monster-catching
By typing commands (e.g. "a, b, left, up," etc.) in the
chatroom window, Twitch viewers can control each action the computer performs
next. The results have been an entertaining mess, as users have been constantly
spamming the window with contradictory commands. So far viewers have been
playing for 45 hours and haven't made much progress. However, the stream has
been viewed 230,000 times, so I'd call the experiment a success.
to Twitch to watch the stream.
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