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Real or hoax? Take our April Fools' Day quiz

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News quiz: Stars go Gaga, Mark Cuban sounds off

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News quiz: Missing flight, celebrity DUI and more

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News quiz: Oscar winners, Forbes' top billionaires

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Oscars quiz: Test your Academy Awards knowledge

Film fanatics, it's time to put your Oscars knowledge to the test. Check out our quiz, and be sure to tell us how you did in the comments below!

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News quiz: Olympic winners, pop-star protests

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70,000 gamers try to collectively play single Pokemon game

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Multiplayer online gaming is nothing new, but a bizarre experiment taking place on the streaming site Twitch shows what happens when thousands of players all try to control one game of 1996's "Pokemon Red."

​Welcome to Twitch Plays Pokemon, an emulator modified to take chat text and turn it into in-game commands. What you see here is the cumulative effort of 70,000 people attempting to control the same character at once.

It's been slow going, to say the least, with gamers keeping track of their creepily slow progress via a Google doc. But as TechnoBuffalo puts it, "After receiving hundreds of commands a second, it's amazing that poor Pokemon trainer has gotten anywhere at all."

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The biggest challenges are the lag time between when a command is entered and when it's carried out in-game, and the large number of players actively trying to derail the community's progress.

Kotaku relates one frustrating incident when the character "had to go through an area of the map with many ledges, causing players to troll and press 'down' so that the character jumped over the ledge instead of moving forward. Apparently it took hours to get past every ledge."

The interactive stream, which has been online since last Wednesday, is the work of an anonymous Australian programmer. 

In an email interview with gaming news site Polygon, the creator said, "I didn't really have any plans for it from the beginning. I just wanted to put it up to see how people would respond. I put it together and put it up on a dedicated server all within a few days."

Millions of people have tuned in to watch the community's progress, and it's already spawned more than its share of memes and inside jokes. (Via ImgurTwitter / @TwitchPokemon)

Despite all the craziness, Twitch is thrilled with the concept, with one spokesperson telling GameSpot,"This is one more example of how video games have become a platform for entertainment and creativity that extends WAY beyond the original intent of the game creator."

There's no telling how long the collective game will last, though the creator is running the stream 24/7 on the off chance that players can coordinate long enough to reach the end.

MLB demos interactive game experience using iBeacon

The MLB is testing a new bit of tech that could make bringing your phone to the game as important as remembering your tickets. 

Actually, with this updated version of MLB’s At Bat app, your phone will be your ticket. And thanks to Apple’s new iBeacon system, that’s not its only feature. (Image: MLB via Mashable)

You might have missed the iBeacon news in the slew of reporting on Apple’s redesigned iOS 7. As a refresher, it’s a system that uses cheap, low-powered transmitters – or beacons – to communicate with nearby phones. (Video: Apple)

It’s essentially Apple’s answer to Near Field Communication, which you’ve likely seen used in payment apps like Google Wallet. The MLB saw immediate use for the location-based tech inside its ballparks.

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 So the league placed beacons around the New York Mets’ Citi Field and had users give the early version a test-run. (Video: CNET)

 The app sends out bluetooth signals to find your location. When you pass a landmark, like the Met’s apple statute, for example, it sends you information on that spot. (Images: Wikimedia Commons)

 The app not only stores your ticket, but it also helps you find your seats. Or as CNET's Bridget Carey discovered –

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“My ticket was just scanned, and oh, I just got a pop up for two dollars off a hotdog.”

The list of potential uses for Apple’s iBeacons is long, but the MLB has reportedly been thinking about in-park tech for a while now. It’s tried using NFC and QR codes unsuccessfully. An MLB developer tells Mashable –

“...GPS is notorious for not working indoors, especially when you are in a building made of steel.”

So Apple’s tech seems like the answer. Of course, the league still has a few things to work out before it hopes to launch the system in 2014. Mainly, the bluetooth beacons aren’t one-size-fits-all.

Outfitting an older park, like Fenway, with bluetooth transmitters is likely going to be a much different process than adding beacons into Minneapolis’ Target Field, which opened just a few years ago. (Images: Wikimedia Commons)

Sounds time-consuming, but the MLB’s SVP of Mobile Product Development tells TechCrunch taking the time to do it right is key.

“We’re baseball, we’re not a small startup. We want to be nimble and quick and take new opportunities, but we also don’t want to roll something out that’s going to confuse fans.”

For now, Bluetooth low energy technology will only work with iPhones 4S and above, but Android has promised to add LE to its upcoming 4.3 software update.

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Sneak peek at Grand Theft Auto V

It doesn't come out for a few more weeks, but fans of Grand Theft Auto are waiting as patiently as they can for GTA 5, due for release on September 17 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. 

Not only has Rockstar Games released the official trailer, but the soundtrack and storyline were leaked online after hackers got into pre-loaded PS3 versions in Europe.  Since then PlayStation removed all of the copies from the PlayStation store.  

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