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Twitch Is Playing Metal Gear. It's Not Going Well. (Update)

Metal Gear Ghost Babel, the Game Boy Color title that relied on precise timing and expert stealth, is now being played by an anonymous mob, able to input random commands at will. What could possibly go wrong?


Unlike the crowd-played Pokemon, which ended up OK, this is already turning into something more akin to Twitch’s attempts at playing Halo, which just weren’t able to get past even basic enemy encounters.

Still, there’s a hilarious tension to this, as Snake creeps around bad guys, steps away from making it into the clear, only to be undone by commands like this:

Illustration for article titled Twitch Is Playing iMetal Gear/i. Its Not Going Well. (Update)

You can watch Snake die repeatedly here:

UPDATE: Things are improving! Stage 1 has been cleared!


UPDATE 2: OK, so things may actually be going “well”


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Does this look like a man/game meant to be controlled in this way?

Also, Twitch plays Earthbound. Think about it.