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[Video Game News] ‘Twitch Plays Pokémon’ to Return for Pokémon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire

The internet phenomenon known as Twitch Plays Pokémon will return for Nintendo's upcoming Pokémon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire.

I barely remember where I was when I first heard about Twitch Plays Pokémonwhat I do remember is just having it on in a pop out window for hours on end soon there after.

It was described to me as over a thousand people all playing the same game of Pokémon at the exact same time and that chaos reigned supreme.

Twitch Plays Pokémon started with the demo for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, released on October 21, on October 24 at 11 PM.

Powered by a combination of JavaScript, Python code and the Game Boy emulator VisualBoyAdvance, the massively multiplayer co-op version of Pokémon Red was launched by an anonymous Australian programmer via Twitch on February 13th, 2014. In the game, participants can crowd-control the movement of the main character by typing one of a series of commands (A, B, Left, Right, Up, Down, and Start; Select is disabled) in the channel’s chatroom. However, the high volume of input commands from tens of thousands of participants led to much confusion and conflict in gameplay, soon rendering the game almost unplayable. At its peak, the viewer count has reached over 100,000.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will release for the Nintendo 3DS on November 21, 2014.

Source: Polygon

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