The stars of Sony's The Playroom are meant to be its robots.
Small, white, and cute, they jump and wiggle around at the feet of their owner.
But on the world's biggest video-game streaming site, Twitch, the stars of The Playroom haven't been its robots — they've been its players.The Play Station 4 can stream any of its games live.They've put shoes on their head at the exhortation of others watching their broadcast live. They've stripped their wife naked as she lay seemingly unconscious on a couch.They've had to explain to a local police department that they didn't have a child locked up in their basement after viewers called to tip the cops off to the suspected crime.
They've been a young child standing silently in his house as an anonymous someone uses his TV to tell him he's "outside his window." The child's eyes grow wide and he turns around to check.He's still too short to see out of the window, so he stands on a chair and gingerly pulls a curtain aside to peek out, before nervously shaking his head.