What the hell. After 16 days of straight walking into walls, and taking the extremely long way to the Elite Four, and failing to cut a bush, Twitch Plays Pokemon is finally complete. The bizarre social experiment, which garnered according to Twitch some 36 million views, is seemingly the most socially-pervasive thing to ever come to Twitch. Sure, people may watch the tournaments, or even stream their games themselves. But the number of people who flocked to this silly stream is truly impressive. I wish I watched more of it, and the stream is now currently playing some other, random games while hosting a countdown to what seems to be the next Pokemon adventure. Also for those of you who wish to waste the time of lawmakers everywhere, there is a petition up on the White House site to make March 1 Helix Day. In honor of the people who typed things into a chatbox.
Let’s look at some of the stats Twitch released.
Time from start to finish: 16 days, 7 hours, 45 minutes and 30 seconds
People who participated: 1,165,140
Commands issued: Over 122 million
Onlookers: Over 9 million
Total views: Over 36 million
I say it again. What the hell.