Chatty Twitch Highlights 3: PlanetSide 2 Shackbattle, Alice plays Dark Souls, and more

This week's Chatty Twitch Highlights get more inclusive, as we feature a PlanetSide 2 Shackbattle (through the eyes of sergeon), pyide playing some Low Scorer Spelunky, and our own Alice playing Dark Souls.

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It's a lot of fun to watch the Shacknews Chatty community dive into Twitch and stream their favorite games, as evidenced by a full-on Shackbattle on display this week. In fact, some of us on the staff have decided to get in on the fun, too. This week's edition of Chatty Twitch Highlights is headlined by Chatty's finest getting into a PlanetSide 2 Shackbattle and by our own Alice O'Connor diving into the world of Dark Souls, where she dies. A lot.

Here's a compilation of some of the best Shacknews Twitch highlights for the week of February 1, 2014.


Dark Souls

Even though Dark Souls 2 is on the horizon, the first Dark Souls continues to get a lot of love on Twitch. And that leads me into Alice jumping into the world of Dark Souls, because as she points out, Twitch requires all members to stream Dark Souls. You can check out one of her playthroughs below, where she'll engage viewers with her unique take on the game and with her soothing British accent. If you like what you see, you can catch the rest of her Dark Souls sessions on her archives.

Watch live video from asponge on TwitchTV

Oh, and I'd be remiss if I didn't include Alice's clip of Dark Souls where she fights a giant Bell Gargoyle to the tune of "Stand By Me."

Watch live video from asponge on TwitchTV


Spelunky

Surviving Spelunky can be a harrowing challenge in itself, but it gets that much harder when you try and complete every level without collecting a thing. pyide has taken up this challenge and plays some Low Scorer Spelunky, traversing through the treacherous Jungle and Ice Cave stages. pyide's jetpack work at the halfway point is pretty impressive.

Watch live video from pyide on TwitchTV


PlanetSide 2

When he isn't performing dangerous life-threatening surgery, sergeon is taking part in PlanetSide 2 Shackbattles, alongside many other members of the Chatty community. We take a look through sergeon's eyes, as he rolls out with the New Conglomerate faction and busts some heads in this week's skirmish.

Watch live video from SergeonMD on TwitchTV


For more highlights and a full list of live streams, check out the full list of Shacknews Twitch channels.

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Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can't enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

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    February 1, 2014 12:00 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Chatty Twitch Highlights 3: PlanetSide 2 Shackbattle, Alice plays Dark Souls, and more.

    This week's Chatty Twitch Highlights get more inclusive, as we feature a PlanetSide 2 Shackbattle (through the eyes of sergeon), pyide playing some Low Scorer Spelunky, and our own Alice playing Dark Souls.

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      February 1, 2014 12:08 PM

      Thanks for the roundup Ozzie. Love that lots of shackers are getting into streaming. Gonna be really fun to watch lots of Dark Souls 2 streams when that comes out (after playing the game myself of course).

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        February 1, 2014 12:10 PM

        I'm hoping Alice is one of the first to stream it.

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      February 1, 2014 12:14 PM

      Do we know twitch our shackbattles? What fail we are. :(

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      February 1, 2014 12:20 PM

      pyide you so cray cray.

      Man, most of the achievements for Spelunky really are achievements.

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        February 1, 2014 10:13 PM

        Yeah, they sure are, but I wouldn't have been able to do this or some of the others without a fair bit of luck. Like in 4-3, I probably should have died to that shop keeper: http://www.twitch.tv/pyide/c/3633879?t=20m35s @20 minutes 35 secs if the link doesn't work.

        I'm surprised that he included that video, has to be really boring to watch me play so deliberate and slow trying to avoid all the gold and treasure. Plus it looks like poop thanks to my upload, more for my personal record than anything. But thanks nonetheless, Ozzie! Pretty neat!

        I still can't believe I didn't get hit with a hidden gem when mining out the chute for Olmec. I forgot I didn't have the glasses or udjat eye which shows the gems and items within the rocks, could have easily touched one there right at the very end, almost did. Dumb!

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      February 1, 2014 12:22 PM

      Hemtroll's BF4 weekly highlight videos should be added to this for extra lol.

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      February 1, 2014 12:43 PM

      Hey cool, thanks for including another one of my highlights!

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      February 1, 2014 5:06 PM

      We need more players in GCR on PS2! Any Shacker wanting to learn to play should join us on Shackbattle night! It's a really really fun game. Very smart shooter.