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Massive Multiplayer Pong
posted by furiousxgeorge (24 comments total)

 
I really really want to shout at the other 79 people sometimes.
posted by Protocols of the Elders of Awesome at 4:40 PM on February 25, 2006


What the hell was going on
posted by AMWKE at 4:42 PM on February 25, 2006


My team sucked.

The bits of colored light on the side indicate where everybody has their mouse pointed. As you move your mouse you can see the color concentrations changing.
posted by DoorFrame at 4:44 PM on February 25, 2006


Eh? Doesn't do much on my screen. Do you need IE or something?

See also Out of Control, Chapter 2: Hive Mind, The collective intelligence of a mob (5000 people in a hall play pong, fly plane).
posted by MetaMonkey at 4:45 PM on February 25, 2006


It's Adobe Flash.
posted by Protocols of the Elders of Awesome at 4:47 PM on February 25, 2006


This is really neat!
posted by mikeweeney at 4:59 PM on February 25, 2006


I'm not sure I was actually doing anything there.
posted by puke & cry at 4:59 PM on February 25, 2006 [1 favorite]


That is super cool... I spent my time trying to move the paddle the wrong way and I think I was
posted by subaruwrx at 5:01 PM on February 25, 2006


So it was you!
posted by cmaxmagee at 5:02 PM on February 25, 2006


Actually, yeah. there needs to be some sort of chat on the bottom.
posted by subaruwrx at 5:02 PM on February 25, 2006


Thats great
posted by spinko at 5:07 PM on February 25, 2006


Neat idea; fun for about 20 seconds.
posted by Wolfdog at 5:07 PM on February 25, 2006


Hmm, my version of flash strangely showed a ball but no colours, reinstall did the trick. Pretty cool. I'm sure this idea could be taken a lot further... how about giant hive-mind controlled robot fighting?
posted by MetaMonkey at 5:11 PM on February 25, 2006


strangely fascinating. and about as productive as that alphabet rearrangement game. my team's paddle pulled off some killer spin somehow. I'd like to know how that happened. still lost.
posted by Busithoth at 5:11 PM on February 25, 2006


This would be much better with a team chat, and a taunt chanel to talk to the opposing team.
posted by Balisong at 5:33 PM on February 25, 2006


how do you control it? is it aggregate movement with cursor keys?
posted by ParisParamus at 5:45 PM on February 25, 2006


Taunt Channel?! That's a great term!
posted by ParisParamus at 5:46 PM on February 25, 2006


Wolfdog, seconded. Got real old real quick.
posted by youarenothere at 6:19 PM on February 25, 2006


Just use the mouse, PP.
posted by Tlogmer at 9:12 PM on February 25, 2006


offtopic: Thanks a lot for that link, MetaMonkey! (and interestingly enough, because it's online for free, I'm buying a paper copy...)
posted by provolot at 12:19 AM on February 26, 2006


I was surprised at first because the blue team kept missing, then I realized it was afflicted with a bunch of PK players. i.e. player-kill mode -- people trying to pull the paddle where it shouldn't be.
posted by dhartung at 1:03 AM on February 26, 2006


Those useful idiots.
posted by fleacircus at 2:28 AM on February 26, 2006


Thus the internet was made complete.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 2:39 PM on February 26, 2006


ditto was puke & cry said.
posted by Hesychia at 1:54 PM on February 27, 2006


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