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.

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