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Twitch Plays Chess Against A Grandmaster And Wins

The power of the hive mind shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone by now, but for some reason I assumed chess was an exception. When the creators of Pure Chess [official site] decided to promote their new game by pitting the chat stream of Twitch against British grandmaster Simon Williams, I shrugged and thought: “well it’s nice that they have graduated from Dark Souls and…

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Twitch Played Punch Club And Got A Girlfriend

First Twitch mastered Pokemon. Then Twitch mastered Halo. Then Twitch played and eventually (sort-of) mastered Dark Souls. With each step, each new game, the global AI known as "Twitch" learned more about humanity until in 2026 Twitch chat controlled all of the world's major elections and the global economy. But first, a bunch of them came together to get Punch Club [official site] released two…

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Victory Achieved-ish: Twitch Kinda Beat Dark Souls

"Sometimes we attempt things to prove we can't do them," I wankily declared when folks started trying to play Dark Souls [official site] in the viewer-controlled style of Twitch Plays Pokémon. Embrace futility and inevitability and that, yeah? After days, they'd made two minutes' progress. I was fascinated that hundreds of people were trying to do something that clearly would never work. So they cheated.…

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Twitch Plays Dark Souls Beats Notorious Roadblocks

It took 28 days, but the eternal, self-propelled machine that is Twitch Plays has finally managed to defeat a couple of the toughest bosses of Dark Souls [official site]. That is to say, the notoriously tricky Ornstein and Smough, who were taken out after several attempts - I haven't a clue how they managed that one. You can watch it all unfold after the jump:

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Going Hollow: Twitch Plays Dark Souls

The story of King Canute setting his throne down on the shore and commanding the tide to turn back and not wet his flip-flops is often now referenced as arrogance, when really he was well aware that the waves would knock down his sandcastle and carry away his ball. Sometimes we attempt things to prove we can't do them. Almost definitely inspired by Canute (and,…

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