The Internet’s attempt to play Dark Souls has been fun to watch, even if they’ve spent most of the time rolling into walls. But last night, a breakthrough: they beat the game’s first boss. It was awesome, but how they pulled that off calls into question whether they’re really playing Dark Souls anymore.
If getting stuck in a pool for hours because you can’t climb a ladder is a mark of progress, then Twitch Plays Dark Souls is killing it.
All 151 original monsters have now been caught by thousands of players controlling a single game of Pokémon on Twitch. It's the sort of impressive feat that most Pokémon players will never accomplish, despite having full control of the game.
A Runescape player was recently swatted while 60,000 people watched. When he tried to record a video about it, he broke down crying. A 19-year-old in Las Vegas was arrested for coordinating a swatting in Illinois. What motivates someone to take this dangerous step? I tracked down a self-professed swatter to find out.
A popular Twitch.tv livestreamer had some unwanted guest stars yesterday evening—the Seminole County, Fla. Sheriff's Office, summoned by a troll who phoned in a report of someone threatening others with a knife. You can see it play out here.