The Top Ten Moments of 'Twitch Plays Pokémon' So Far

When you have thousands of people controlling the same game, there are bound to be a ton of memorable hijinks. And so now that 'Twitch Plays Pokémon' beat the first generation of Pokémon games, it seems like a good time to reminisce on some of the stream's high points, no? » 3/03/14 1:30pm 3/03/14 1:30pm

If you had any doubt that the cult of Helix fossil, one of the "religions" formed around Twitch Plays Pokémon, is a serious thing, here's proof. Someone sprayed this masterpiece recetnly on a seemingly useless cement block, in front of a school. This must be one of those moments when graffiti becomes art instead of… » 2/28/14 8:30am 2/28/14 8:30am

The Goofy Religions Of 'Twitch Plays Pokémon,' Explained

The cult of the Helix fossil/Omanyte is not the only 'religion' that's formed around the events of Twitch Plays Pokemon, you know. This makes sense: a random group of thousands of people aren't necessarily all going to believe in the same thing. » 2/26/14 6:00pm 2/26/14 6:00pm

Not Everyone Playing 'Twitch Plays Pokémon' Appears To Be Human

Right now, more than fifty thousand people on a Twitch channel are trying to control a trainer in Pokémon Red. Collectively, they've acquired seven gym badges, which means that the end of the game is near. Great! Except not everyone watching is interested in helping making progress in the game. » 2/25/14 6:00pm 2/25/14 6:00pm

'Twitch Plays Pokémon' Looks Even Sillier In Real Life

When thousands of people try to control a single character at once, like in the 'Twitch Plays Pokémon' stream, things can look a little...erratic. No matter what he tries to do or where he tries to go, the main character, Red, practically looks drunk. Obviously, Twitch players should never have control of a real person. » 2/20/14 6:00pm 2/20/14 6:00pm

'Twitch Plays Pokémon' Is Breaking Parts Of Twitch

Twitch Plays Pokémon,' the stream where thousands of players try to control a single trainer in Pokemon Red, is pretty popular—so popular, in fact, that whenever we posted about it, we'd get a number of reports from unhappy streamers who claimed the chat function in other completely unrelated streams were being affected … » 2/19/14 7:19pm 2/19/14 7:19pm

Thousands of People Are Playing Tetris Without Realizing It

Right now, more than 100,000 people are trying their best to control a single trainer over at 'Twitch Plays Pokemon.' They know that if they send in a command via the 'Twitch Plays Pokemon' chat, it'll make the character in the streamed version Pokemon Red do something. What many of them don't know is that, in doing… » 2/18/14 8:30pm 2/18/14 8:30pm