The Guilfordian

Crowd-controlled Pokémon game spawns truly fascinating social experiment

Allison Stalberg, Staff Writer

March 7, 2014

“Gotta catch ‘em all?” Maybe not this time. “Twitch Plays Pokémon,” a social experiment and channel on the video-streaming website Twitch, consisted of thousands of users simultaneously attempting to play one copy of Pokémon Red. Pokémon Red follows a young boy, often referred to as...