It is one whole year since Twitch Plays Pokemon first started, in celebration Twitch Plays Pokemon will be doing another run of Pokemon Red, this time to complete the Pokedex.
An improved anarchy mode system will be used for the majority of the run. In the few sections where democracy mode might be required a 24 hour countdown timer will be elapsed before democracy mode is enabled, the timer is location specific and will pause if the player leaves the area.
A custom romhack is being used that allows all 151 Pokemon to be captured.
Pokemon Battle Revolution is temporarily suspended during the run of Pokemon Red and will return after the run has concluded.
YouTube is set to launch its own video game dedicated website and app later this summer with streaming capabilities to rival Twitch. The service will highlight the plethora of gaming content on YouTube, while weeding out unrelated content. YouTube Gaming will feature pages for individual games, letting you follow, say, all the Dark Souls content without subscribing to every Let's Player who streams the game. It will also feature pages for game companies and content creators, so you can follow whoever you want at will.
During a recent Twitch live stream discussing the Uncharted Nathan Drake Collection, a Naughty Dog designer seemed to let a cat out of the bag when he mentioned the first Last of Us game.
Folks, there has only ever been one Last of Us released or announced or otherwise. This careless reference seems like a plain admission that the fantastic developer is working on a sequel to the incredible 2014 release.
It was Uncharted series writer Josh Scherr who had a slip of the tongue, talking up his co-worker Eric Baldwin's facial animation work on "all of the Uncharted games and the first The Last of Us."
Baldwin immediately recognized his error and attempted to backpedal, but he couldn't seem to come up with anything else to say. "Uh, did I say 'the first The Last of Us'? The first The Last of Us. Uh, The Last of Us! The first Last of Us."
They were also kind enough to upload a YouTube video of the incident in question. See for yourself:
After a few days of fumbling around, it was decided to change the rules of the game or call it quits. In some circles, this disqualified Twitch Plays Dark Souls from being a legitimate playthrough; it subverted the way Dark Souls plays. They essentially changed it from a 3D action game into a turn-based affair.
Was it cheating? Sure. Was it the only way for Twitch Plays Dark Souls to move forward? Probably. Does that mean their achievements are meaningless? No.
Soon enough, they beat the Asylum Demon.
A little later, they beat the game's hardest boss, Orstein and Smough. With O&S slaughtered, it seemed a matter of time until they'd actually beat the game.
That time, as it turned out, was on Saturday. 43 days, eight hours, 14 minutes, and 23 seconds after attempting the nearly impossible, Twitch Plays Dark Souls was able to finally say they'd beaten Dark Souls. They only died 904 times, too!
Naturally, they are already on Dark Souls 2 and it's just as interminable to watch.