Twitch plays Pokemon

Emulation of old consoles and arcades.

Twitch plays Pokemon

Postby luckybob » 2014-2-24 @ 09:29

Is anyone watching this? http://www.twitch.tv/twitchplayspokemon

I would have expected someone else to say something by now. I mean I poke my head in every now and again. The whole process reminds me of the first Men In Black movie. Where J tells K; "The person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals, and you know it!"

This picture album kinda illustrates the craze: http://imgur.com/gallery/LM9lc
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
User avatar
luckybob
l33t
 
Posts: 3477
Joined: 2009-4-30 @ 04:43

Re: Twitch plays Pokemon

Postby sliderider » 2014-2-25 @ 05:19

You don't have to be 8 years old to like the Pokemon games. I'm 45 and I still get the old GB Color out for a game once in a while. I also have every YuGiOh game ever released for any console. Games like that aren't always as easy as they seem. Sometimes they require a great amount of thought before playing your next move.
User avatar
sliderider
l33t++
 
Posts: 5754
Joined: 2010-6-25 @ 13:02

Re: Twitch plays Pokemon

Postby 133MHz » 2014-2-25 @ 05:58

I found myself leaving it as background and taking a look every now and then when the music changed or something, so I thought that displaying the stream on a TV would be more appropriate for that, but where's the fun on running HDMI from a tablet to an LCD TV when I can do it the old school analog way :lol::
Image
One of my spare P4 rigs playing the stream full-screen with a video card capable of composite TV-out, plugged into a small analog TV transmitter = Twitch Plays Pokemon on VHF channel 12 at any TV around the house (and maybe the neighbors' too).

Image
Here it is on an old set I've been repairing/restoring recently, for that oldschool feel.
User avatar
133MHz
Oldbie
 
Posts: 501
Joined: 2012-1-18 @ 02:06
Location: Santiago, Chile

Re: Twitch plays Pokemon

Postby Jorpho » 2014-2-25 @ 22:07

luckybob wrote:I would have expected someone else to say something by now.
Eh, I don't feel inclined to discuss it on every forum I visit.

The fanart and commentary is totally what makes it worthwhile. I have very little inclination to actually join the chat and start spamming my own button presses.
User avatar
Jorpho
l33t++
 
Posts: 7043
Joined: 2003-2-14 @ 19:50
Location: Canada

Re: Twitch plays Pokemon

Postby luckybob » 2014-2-26 @ 05:46

Jorpho wrote:
luckybob wrote:I would have expected someone else to say something by now.
Eh, I don't feel inclined to discuss it on every forum I visit.

The fanart and commentary is totally what makes it worthwhile. I have very little inclination to actually join the chat and start spamming my own button presses.


speaking of...

https://churchofthehelixchoir.bandcamp.com/

I'm genuinely scared.
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
User avatar
luckybob
l33t
 
Posts: 3477
Joined: 2009-4-30 @ 04:43

Re: Twitch plays Pokemon

Postby F2bnp » 2014-2-26 @ 10:43

It's an interesting experiment. I check in every now and then and keep myself updated on the latest "meme".

133MHz that's one awesome idea :)
User avatar
F2bnp
l33t
 
Posts: 3496
Joined: 2007-9-23 @ 10:19

Re: Twitch plays Pokemon

Postby Firtasik » 2014-2-26 @ 11:30

Paid subscription?! Oh, that "monetize everything" thing. :dead:
11 1 111 11 1 1 1 1 1 11 1 1 111 1 111 1 1 1 1 111
User avatar
Firtasik
Member
 
Posts: 430
Joined: 2013-7-21 @ 19:07

Re: Twitch plays Pokemon

Postby leileilol » 2014-2-26 @ 18:54

I'm waiting when everyone gets bored of this novelty. There's also some "rng plays *game"" streams too and most of the motives seem to be for raking in the donors.


This also says something about watching actual people play games is that they're not as fascinating as some fuzzy logic. Is this what society has come to?
Voodoo2s aren't 100mhz stock
Geforce256 isn't released as a beta on New Years '99 under the Quadro brand
DOS gaming isn't a bilinear 320x200 16:10
DOS PCs aren't better than the Macintosh
DOSBox is not for running Windows 9x
SGL != Glide
User avatar
leileilol
l33t++
 
Posts: 9459
Joined: 2006-12-16 @ 18:03

Re: Twitch plays Pokemon

Postby Jorpho » 2014-2-26 @ 19:13

leileilol wrote:most of the motives seem to be for raking in the donors.
I did not have the impression anyone was making money off these things, except maybe Twitch (which I don't think I'd heard of before this).
User avatar
Jorpho
l33t++
 
Posts: 7043
Joined: 2003-2-14 @ 19:50
Location: Canada


Return to Console & Arcade Emulation

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest