Twitch Plays Pokémon: 3 Years On

Twitch Plays Pokémon: 3 Years On

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It’s been three years since the bizarre but utterly captivating Twitch Plays Pokémon stream ended, after bringing together over 1.16 million people to complete a single Pokémon game.

Despite (or maybe because of) it’s comedy and irreverence, it may be one of the most important examples of a large-scale online community working together to date.

But what exactly was it about the seemingly random chaos that captivated the minds of millions and created such a dedicated community?

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