Fish Plays Pokémon; Tens of Thousands Entranced
Just when you thought the Internet had run out of baffling variations on the theme “How can I waste some time?” we have this: a livestream of a fish “playing” Pokémon.
A grid has been superimposed over the fishcam’s feed, with each square now corresponding with the game protagonist’s potential movements or actions. The game and the fishcam are presented in a split screen on the video game streaming site Twitch.
As I type this, more than 23,000 people are watching the, uh, action.
And not a few of them are commenting, in a fast-scrolling chat window that’s part of the Twitch layout. Not surprisingly, they aren’t saying anything interesting — although in general this peanut gallery seems more concerned with the fish than with the gameplay.
The fish, incidentally, is named Grayson Hopper. And the FAQ also assures us that, while occasionally idle, he is not dead. Just sleeping.