posted on Feb, 20 2014 @ 12:57 PM
So, there's a stream that's been going for the past week that allows an IRC channel (Twitch chat rooms use IRC) to play Pokemon Red. While it seems
like a simple concept, this once simple experiment has absolutely blossomed as 60,000+ users SLOWLY progress through the game.
When I first saw the stream on day 2, I admittedly shrugged it odd. Then you notice that progress is actually possible, and that it takes so long that
an actual micro-community full of religions, terrorism, etc has formed up. I never thought I'd say that a game of Pokemon is a very insightful
reflection of ourselves, but there you go.
For those interested in learning a bit more, this guy made a decent recap of the first 7 days or so...
...and here's a link to the stream
...and a link to a dedicated subreddit chock full of info
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