70,000 People Are Playing Pokemon Collaboratively – And You Can Watch Live

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There are things on the Internet that we humans were not built to understand.

Over on Twitch, the largest platform for livestreaming esports and other gaming content, 70,000 people are playing Pokemon in unison and the world is watching. The host cooked up a script that takes game commands from the stream’s chat interface, and feeds them into the game itself. So, people are shouting LEFT, RIGHT, and so forth in some sort of virulent cacophony to control the little Poke hero.

Right.

The Internet is strange, but this is hilarious. You shouldn’t be working, so enjoy:


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