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How 75,000 People Playing A Single Game Of Pokémon Have Created A Religion

Now this is one of my favorite posts I’ve written for BuzzFeed. It wasn’t featured by the Community staff, but still managed to garner over 10,000 views. Not bad if I do say so myself.

The relentless fanbase of this Twitch TV venture made it insanely fun to research. Everything was compiled in databases and open Google Docs so everyone would know exactly what had happened when and the complete irreverence of the whole thing had me laughing the whole time.

I never did do a follow up once they completed the game, but I do know that their next idea was to have a camera trained on a fish bowl and, once the fish swam to a corner of the camera, it would do either hit a button or a direction. If anything, these social experiments have provided some good evidence for the Infinite Monkey Theorem.

Anyway, check it out here.