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Think your internet connection is laggy? Try playing Street Fighter 2 Rainbow Edition with chat commands

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • February 18, 2014 at 7:52 p.m. PST

A new movement has sprung up based around the idea of playing video games via the Twitch chat channel. One would think this would work a lot better with a title that didn't require precise movement and reactions — but that might take the fun out of this concept as well.

Twitch Fights Itself has been launched, allowing you to play Street Fighter 2: Rainbow Edition via the chat interface, where commands like 1up, 1down, 1left, 1hp are interpreted as in-game inputs.

This is quite the interesting experience, as the chat commands are fairly delayed from the on-screen action you see, and managing to land a single hit can be quite the feat. Still, if you want to see what this puppy looks like, you can find video below.

Be warned: The action here is about as exciting as watching a TV test pattern, but if you want to see this unique creation in motion, you can hit the jump for an archive of one of the sessions.

Video from Twitch Fights Itself.

Comments

rakuko said on February 18, 2014 at 7:57 p.m.

Catalyst, RIP on http://www.twitch.tv/levelupyourgame was also working on this, but for Tekken 3. Last I saw, he took some much-needed sleep and the chat was doing EWGFs and wavedashes.

#1
rudiano said on February 18, 2014 at 7:58 p.m.

wow this is getting ridiculous now, the first Twitch chat game play I saw was Pokemon on gameboy and that stream had a constant 40k viewers...cant believe so many people would waste their time watching such nonsense spamming commands lol

#2
Catalyst said on February 18, 2014 at 8:05 p.m.

Yeah, I wanted to include that in the story, but their archive page didn't have anything in it, so couldn't really add them into the mix.

#3
Existent said on February 18, 2014 at 8:14 p.m.

Anyone watches all 1h39m of this needs medication.

#4
BlackOnyxThunder said on February 18, 2014 at 8:16 p.m.

Anyone ever seen TwitchPlaysPokemon? OMG it's a mess!

#5
yes4me said on February 18, 2014 at 8:18 p.m.

Hilarious and original. Thumbs up!

#6
damnat1on said on February 18, 2014 at 8:27 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

#7
HyperCombinationFinish said on February 18, 2014 at 8:43 p.m.

This is singlehandedly ruining twitch. People in these chats spam so commands so hard that it clogs up the servers and takes chat offline for every other stream on the site. 1 stream has managed to destroy chat in every other stream on the site. Making more of these types of channels is gonna overload the servers

#8
Strider_Hien said on February 18, 2014 at 9:01 p.m.

First,Saltybet.....and now,this? Casuals like this?!?!?!?!

What's next? >_>

#9
rudiano said on February 18, 2014 at 9:16 p.m.

Salty Bet is another lame money making scam. Silly 24/7 stream that need 0 monitoring and they just cash in off the ads and any idiot who subscribes lol sadly this is what Twitch has become now

#10
Eternal said on February 18, 2014 at 9:34 p.m.

Funny thing is that I was thinking that they should do this with SF2 just last night but my thought was that they should have anyone who comes in register as P1 or P2 right off the bat instead of doing it as 1+Input or 2+input

That way you'd only be able to control 1 character

#11
Utils said on February 19, 2014 at 5:43 a.m.

So many wet blankets in here. No fun allowed? If you don't like it DON'T WATCH.

But yeah, twitch plays pokemon was first.

#12
musacci said on February 19, 2014 at 7:16 a.m.

Still better than ki

#13
KingKong said on February 19, 2014 at 7:18 a.m.

Cool but useless. What prevents me from playing a real fighting game instead of this turd? Oh yeah, I need people to watch me. By the way, please follow me on Twitter

#14
Blackoshinomi said on February 19, 2014 at 7:48 a.m.

what exactly are they doing ? just punching numbers in the chat and that makes ken move ?

#15
orochi_kyo said on February 19, 2014 at 8:26 a.m.

What a lot of crybabies, this is just for fun, nobody said this was made to encourage players to play this way. And for the butthurts who talks about saltybet, are you doing something better? Do you have you own channel with original content? NO!! Because whiners are not fun to watch!!!

#16
Sanox said on February 19, 2014 at 9:54 a.m.

so twitchplays is the new thing i guess

#17


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