Twitch Plays: The Grapes Of Wrath [SS Connections #2]

So everyone who is anyone in the gaming community has probably heard about the most recent phenomenon to strike the Internet, and that is Twitch Plays Pokemon. If you haven’t heard of it by chance, it’s a livestream of Pokemon Red Version, but with a twist. It allows viewers to take control of Red by leaving a comment of what button they would like to push. 20 to 30 seconds later, it is put into the stream and Red responds to the command.  It has gained a HUGE following, totaling up to over 100,000 people simultaneously controlling Red as he travels across Kanto. But there is a bit of parallelism between Twitch Plays Pokemon and a certain classic novel by John Steinbeck, entitled The Grapes of Wrath. Continue reading

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I Just Can’t Stand That Guy! [SS Connections #1]

Okay, we all know there’s always that guy or girl that when you see them you just think “Jeez, I hate that person!” (Admit it, we all know a few people that make us feel that way.) And characters in games are no exception. Continue reading