OK, before we talk Niconico for the month of March, there is something about what you must know.

???: U! I Herd U Liek Twitch Plays Pokémon!
???: What is “Twitch Plays Pokémon”?
???: According to Wikipedia;

Twitch Plays Pokémon is a “social experiment” and channel on the video streaming website Twitch, consisting of a crowdsourced attempt to play Game Freak’s and Nintendo’s 1996 role-playing video game Pokémon Red, by parsing commands sent by users through the channel’s chat room.

Developed by an anonymous Australian programmer and launched on 12 February 2014, the stream became unexpectedly popular, reaching an average concurrent viewership of over 80,000 viewers (with at least 10% participating). On 1 March 2014, the game was completed after more than 16 continuous days of gameplay; the Twitch website estimated that over 1.16 million people participated, with a peak simultaneous participation at 121,000, and with a total of 36 million views during the experiment. The experiment was met with attention by media outlets (and even staff members of the website itself) for its interactivity, its erratic and chaotic nature, the unique challenges faced by players due to the mechanics of its system, along with the community and memes that had been developed by participants.

???: Wow.

As what you see in this dialogue, Twitch Plays Pokémon is a social experiment involving over a million people playing the game, via chat. This has been the recent craze, even making it in the news! I was one of the onlookers who witnessed firsthand the moment history was made.

And that is it for today. What will you do on Niconico analogous to this?
See you next post ~na non!!


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