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  • Weirdness Two Fish Duke it Out in Street Fighter II

    Get PETA on the line!

    Not so long ago we shared the humorous and slightly goofy spectacle of a Fish playing Pokémon, in which its often lazy swims around its tank would be converted into D-pad and button inputs. Like any Twitch phenomenon there'll be others that use that original as a source of inspiration, and we reckon this particular spin-off is...

July2014

  • News Twitch is Going to Play Pokémon X on a Modded 3DS

    Hold on to your Helix Fossils this 26th July

    Twitch's journey through the Pokémon titles has been quite remarkable, catching tons of viewers and somehow nearly indoctrinating them into a crowd-conjured cult. While the original outing received the most attention, Twitchers have been rambling their way through the series and are poised to attack the...

June2014

May2014

  • Play Mario Kart 8 With Nintendo Life on Twitch - Live!

    It is time

    Earlier this week we told you about the Tournament we've launched for Mario Kart 8's opening weekend, and as promised we'll be hitting up Twitch for some fun races in Nintendo's Wii U blockbuster. This writer and Anthony Dickens will be your hosts and victims, as we'll be jumping into the Tournament to race, well, whoever shows up. If...

  • Play Let's Race Through Mario Kart 1-7, Live!

    Let's do this...

    As you're hopefully aware, we announced earlier this week that we're running a marathon live stream of Mario Kart 1-7, in which two courageous souls from the Nintendo Life team will sacrifice their Saturday for your entertainment. We'll also be hoping that the elaborate setup of cables for the broadcast won't spontaneously...

  • Play We'll Be Blasting Through Mario Kart 1-7 in a Twitch Marathon

    Not a ROM in sight

    Not long ago we took our first tentative steps into the world of Twitch when we played a bit of Mario Kart Wii live for your amusement. Now we're planning to go a step further and marathon the first seven titles in the series; before any of you say "what about the arcade cabinets", we'll have feature content about those this...

April2014

  • Play Mario Kart Wii With Nintendo Life on Twitch - Live!

    There will be blue shells

    Nintendo Life does Twitch! Hopefully without it crashing, breaking down and basically not working. We're going all modern and trendy — next up an annoying catchphrase to open every stream! Well, maybe not on the catchphrase. We are, however, planning to run regular live streams of various Nintendo games that'll include...

  • Play We'll Be Doing The Twitch Thing With Mario Kart Wii Online Multiplayer

    Surely nothing can go wrong...

    Twitch is all the rage, it seems, with the live streaming service used to watch gamers tackle a variety of titles and even team up in their thousands to play Pokémon. It's a social phenomenon in gaming. Aside from some retro titles being chaotically played by thousands of gamers at once, however, not much love is...

March2014

  • News Success of Twitch Plays Pokémon Raises Possibility of Gaming Platform

    Twitch may be evolving

    Unless you've been hiding under a rock recently, you've probably heard of the social experiment known as Twitch Plays Pokémon. In short, thousands of players are able to control trainer Red in a streamed version of Pokémon Red via command input in the chat section. It was originally developed as an experiment to test the...

February2014

  • Weirdness You Can Now Play Zelda Really Badly on Twitch

    Struggles to Link players together

    In recent days you may have seen us directing your attention to TwitchPlaysPokémon and the mayhem it's caused, attracting tens of thousands of gamers at once. It may be a chaotic mess, in practice, but it's hit a nerve and, for those invested in the idea, become a highly enjoyable hobby. As it's the Flappy Bird...