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100,000 people...playing one game of pokemon.

  • Yip, saw that, has the game progressed? 15 min and it was still stuck in same screen. Too many people up / down / left / right even when you use democracy half still doing opposite to others.

  • I was watching this the other day. Utterly hilarious. Watch it here: http://www.twitch.tv/twitchplayspokemon

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  • Somehow this is how I have always imagined the Borg Collective would function if it were to exists in real life. Billions of lives communally directing the will of the whole. Even with a Queen (IMO a plot device to give the Borg a more character) they still would have to come to agreement of thoughts. Guess that is why there is no individuality, if everyone would make the same choice regardless it make it easier

  • they are just 100.000 using the same character xD? so what happened they could do something?

    wow y saw a video they could have some pokemons lvl 20 xD

  • As a big pokemln blue/red/yellow fan, I can say I felt bad watching this.

    Well the basic idea is stupid by itself so I guess It is normal, for ze lulz as some say.

  • Well the basic idea is stupid by itself so I guess It is normal, for ze lulz as some say.

    ou mean the fact that thousands of people connecting at one time to complete a task is stupid? Not sure if you're serious or trolling, hahah.

  • > Well the basic idea is stupid by itself so I guess It is normal, for ze lulz as some say.

    > ou mean the fact that thousands of people connecting at one time to complete a task is stupid? Not sure if you're serious or trolling, hahah.

    you got me there x)

  • wouldn't be better to have tons of people playing with his own character than tons of people playing only one player at a time?

  • wouldn't be better to have tons of people playing with his own character than tons of people playing only one player at a time?

    I guess yes.

    Unless you want your game to show the constant fight between each 9art of the human mind, which does not know where it's future lies, unifying uo and down, lef and right, b and a, select and start, anarchy and democraty, towards a unique goal so his life can finally come to the best possible conclusion, Or maybe I should go see a psychologist.

  • Aphrodite: precisely!! Or something like that... I think it's pretty intruiging, the way that many players can play through a single character. It also shows how your ordinary human cannot subscribe to a very effective groupthink mindset. It works, but not that well.

  • I still dont know how they do to reach lvl 20 that pokemons....

    sometimes i play with a friend the leage of legends game one with the keyboard and the other with the mouse and it's REEEAALLY hard to play... imagine 100.000 guys...

  • katzin

    Well Pokemon is an easy grind. Facing any low levels is not difficult. Combine that with the fact it was running 24/7, it's not that surprising to me.

    LoL would be significantly more difficult because it's not a game limited by a whole 10 controls (arrow buttons, start/pause, L/R, and a/b) like GBA games, and would require somehow averaging coordinates since controlling characters is primarily done through clicking a space on the screen, not to mention selection of enemies, items, and abilities.

    The thing is, any real-time game would be a difficult undertaking to crowd-control, but turn-based grid-movement games are not that difficult, and are simple to trial-and-error your way through without requiring to-the-second reflexes like most all MOBAs.

  • I think this shows that there is a large audience for games involving simple voting (eg: Nintendo's old "everybody votes" from the Wii, 1 Vs 100 from Xbox 360...).

    Even if applied to a regular game like Pokemon, the audience splits into groups and tries to push for their ideals. I almost want to say it's a society simulation tool more than a game. I imagine that many more games could be created like this, the input improved so that the game input commands can be separated from the regular chat messages. It's kind of like being able to control what your sports team is doing from the crowd during a match, and I think it also reinforces the idea that every single person makes a difference.

    Although, it was originally started as a "I wonder if anyone would like this" I'm sure

  • As a "social scientist" I find this an extremely interesting experiment in social self-organization, but even more than the (indeed amazing) achievement of completing a game with this method, what I find most awesome is the mythology, the narratives that the community created out sheer chaos.

    I mean, Pidgeot as "Bird Jesus", what's not to love?

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