A Hive mind of Twitch Viewers Flew a Microsoft Simulator Plane, Without Crashing

Each week we bring you two moments, one of epic success, someone who absolutely nailed it! And another of an epic failure, someone who totally failed it. This week for the Nailed It we take a trip to Twitch Plays! Twitch Plays is a phenomenon that started a few years back where a program monitors the chat from a Twitch stream for input commands that it then feeds to the game. It started with Pokemon and allowed thousands of players to try and simultaneously play a game together. A game which they eventually beat. Twitch Plays has also done it with Dark Souls and now, Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Do a Barrel Roll!

If the type of simulators you’re use to include creating the perfect (or not) family, then watching them burn down the house, this may not seem like the biggest achievement. Microsoft’s Flight Simulator is no push over though, as it looks to perfectly recreate the process of actually flying a plane. Some streamers go so far as to set up actual cockpits for themselves. Thanks to the efforts of Rami Ismai, the Twitch chat was able to put their commands into the chat log in an attempt to control the game as one collective.

And they succeeded! They were able to take off, fly the plane around for an hour (and do a barrel roll) before successfully landing. Give how games usually go when Twitch Plays, the fact they were able to accomplish this feat without crashing is a huge one. It exemplifies the term ‘Nailed It!’ in all it’s glory.

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“Twitch Plays Flight Simulator” is insane, I cannot believe we survived this maneuver https://t.co/w9SGR4aFsw pic.twitter.com/hPql7iSGRs

Check out this week’s Failed It, featuring Street Fighter V pro who got double perfect’d.

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About The Author

Robbie Landis Host of the CheckpointXP National Show, Other Identity comic book podcast and a Dungeon Master. Robbie Landis has been playing games since Yoshi's Cookie Factory was released on the NES. He enjoys RPGs, APEX Legends and World of Warcraft.

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