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February 27, 2011 11:11 AM   Subscribe

No matter what you do, no matter where you go, Watson will find you.
posted by Lord_Pall (27 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
Ok, but I liked the suggested video of the singing android faces slightly more.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:18 AM on February 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


It was a bold choice, casting a weeping angel as Watson.
posted by sarastro at 11:19 AM on February 27, 2011 [13 favorites]


Those android faces are calling reenum's name.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 11:25 AM on February 27, 2011


Watson is Herobine.
posted by The Whelk at 11:28 AM on February 27, 2011 [3 favorites]


Some fool dressed that cat up in human clothes!
posted by JHarris at 11:28 AM on February 27, 2011 [5 favorites]


Ok, but I liked the suggested video of the singing android faces slightly more.


AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

posted by The Whelk at 11:30 AM on February 27, 2011 [2 favorites]


Huh. I thought this was going to be about trivia playing NLP computers.
posted by maryr at 11:39 AM on February 27, 2011 [3 favorites]


That is awesome. Has anyone used that trick in a survival/horror game before? I can't think of one, but it would be incredibly easy to do. Lots of potential.
posted by Sibrax at 11:59 AM on February 27, 2011


It's the SAME way with taxes!
posted by Twang at 12:02 PM on February 27, 2011


Ok, but I liked the suggested video of the singing android faces slightly more.

WHY HELLO UNCANNY VALLEY FANCY RUNNING INTO YOU LIKE THIS
posted by honeydew at 12:04 PM on February 27, 2011


Red Light Green Light world champion.
posted by Menthol at 12:29 PM on February 27, 2011 [12 favorites]


Looks like Captain Raimus in civvies.
posted by Cranberry at 12:45 PM on February 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


I think Sir Digby Chicken Caesar is scarier.
posted by Decani at 12:59 PM on February 27, 2011 [3 favorites]


Evidently Watson wil find me everywhere but on an Android phone. Now that's irony.
posted by happyroach at 1:11 PM on February 27, 2011


At least he's not like the butler in Tomb Raider 3's training level, who follows you everywhere so you have to lock him in the freezer to get some privacy.
posted by IndigoRain at 1:20 PM on February 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Tomb Raider 2, rather. Video.
posted by IndigoRain at 1:22 PM on February 27, 2011


Yeah, but if you fly into Chicago, for some reason he'll try to find you in Toronto.
posted by overeducated_alligator at 1:38 PM on February 27, 2011 [5 favorites]


I hear that in the next Silence of the Lambs sequel Hannibal Lecter is going to do that with people's actual faces.
posted by XMLicious at 1:59 PM on February 27, 2011


That was a good laugh. The bombastic music really made it for me.
posted by Samizdata at 2:30 PM on February 27, 2011


Clearly the "Norwood Builder" resonated with Watson.
posted by clavdivs at 2:41 PM on February 27, 2011


This made me think of this. Share and Enjoy!
posted by randomkeystrike at 3:01 PM on February 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


WHY HELLO UNCANNY VALLEY FANCY RUNNING INTO YOU LIKE THIS

In 21st century, uncanny valley runs into YOU!
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 3:34 PM on February 27, 2011


He's just following you. The stabby music is ridiculous, and the graphics are shit.
posted by nj_subgenius at 4:58 PM on February 27, 2011


Left 4 Dead did something like this - look at page 49 of this PDF:

If a SurvivorBot ever gets far out of place for any reason, it is teleported near the team when no human is looking at it.
posted by ymgve at 5:30 PM on February 27, 2011


Yeah, the Left 4 Dead games sort of do this. Zombies can't spawn in line-of-sight of humans, so in "versus" matches (human-controlled zombies vs. human-controlled survivors) it's a common tactic to "watch" any potential spawn points to block. The game doesn't pay attention to actual view directions, though, so you don't get the He's Right Behind You! effect like with Watson here. (Also, as a L4D addict, holy crap that PDF is awesome + informative, ymgve.)

The F.E.A.R. games do this (for cheap shock effect) too -- turn around and there's something creepy right behind you.
posted by neckro23 at 7:06 PM on February 27, 2011


This is the type of Machinima that I like. Using the game's engine to tell a story that feels organic to it instead of trying to shoehorn an adaptation on it.
posted by codacorolla at 8:21 PM on February 27, 2011


That was delightfully creepy.
posted by deborah at 11:50 PM on February 28, 2011


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