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Twitch Plays Dark Souls is a glorious mess

Dark Souls may be the first challenge to halt the Twitch Plays phenomenon in its tracks.

Twitch Plays Dark Souls is - well. It's a train wreck.

Twitch Plays is always a bit of a train wreck, because that's kind of the point. Viewers spam commands both helpful and unhelpful at the chat screen and a bot translates them into inputs. Sheer persistence and the miracles of random chance have helped this fascinating experiment conquer a string of Pokemon games, among other challenges.

Can Twitch Plays ever master a 3D action game? Debatable. Will it master Dark Souls, a game requiring careful character progression and split-second timing?

I feel like the answer is "no", but as I was watching they managed to light the first bonfire, which is already pretty impressive feat of co-ordination, and had dispatched a few grunts on the way. Stranger things have happened, probably, although I can't think of one right now.

Watch live video from TwitchPlaysDark on www.twitch.tv

Thanks, Kotaku.

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