The lights are on
Why watch a random collective of the Twitch community play Pokémon
when you can watch a stupid fish play instead? Spoiler: This fish really sucks
The latest bizarre phenomenon on Twitch proves that gamers will
watch literally anything play Pokémon. A streaming maverick has set up a copy
of Pokémon Red with a motion-tracking camera pointed at a fish tank. The tank
is separated into distinct sections which are mapped to the Gameboy's inputs;
when the fish swims into one of the designated areas, it periodically triggers
that command. So far the fish seems to be stuck in protagonist's house, and not
making much progress.
That fact hasn't stopped a boatload of gamers from tuning
in, however; the stream has been running at roughly 20,000 concurrent users all day,
proving definitively that entertainment is subjective – and that some people
have way too much time on their hands. Click the link below to be one of those
Thanks to David Ponder
and Ethan Shapiro for the news tips!
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