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… » 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… » 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