Peter Molyneux’s Milo – the whole thing in video

Tuesday, 2nd June 2009 09:36 GMT By Patrick Garratt


You must watch this. It’s Peter Molyneux’s Milo project for Natal, the Xbox 360 camera announced in the Microsoft press conference yesterday.

You’d probably already seen it, but still. Bonkers.



  1. Blerk

    My biggest disappointment of the whole show is that this was Peter’s announcement. :-(

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    I think it looks amazing.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. phatb0y

    Poor old Peter Geppetto. All he ever wanted was a little boy. Instead he just became a frustrated games designer.

    ‘Milo, show me on the avatar where he touched you.’

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Blerk

    I think it looks… unbelievable. In an ‘I don’t believe that’s real’ kind of a way. Some of the camera tricks, yeah. The interaction? No.

    Most importantly, I can’t see the point. It’s a nice tech demo, but what’s the real-world application?

    #4 6 years ago
  5. phatb0y

    Grooming sim. Think Animal Crossing, but with AI so advanced it’ll call Childline itself.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. tenthousandgothsonacid

    Too much smoke and mirrors. We don’t get to see what the girl draws or what the software recognises her having drawn for instance…

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Aimless

    Cock and balls, obviously.

    I’m surprised Peter managed to restrain himself from claiming that this will finally make us appreciate real human love.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Shatner

    Disregarding all the ‘is it real though?’ arguments, I’m trying to work out why I’d want to socialise with my console instead of using it to play a game.

    Perhaps if Rockstar’s writers were to script (sorry, program an AI personality) into some cheeky, compelling characters that might be fun. Trading testosterone-heavy phrases with Brucie Kibbutz could be entertaining for 5, maybe 6 minutes.

    Why do I just get the feeling we’ll be seeing some sports/training game announced pretty soon with this with some virtual drill instructor you can plead with to go easy on you?

    #8 6 years ago
  9. phatb0y

    I think it’ll take off. Eventually. There were enough people laughing at the idea of The Sims when it was first announced and look what happened there. A doll’s house that shits money.

    Throw a few DLC outfits at it and stick in enough customisation options (mute, purdy mouth etc) and I’ve no doubt they’ll find a market for it.

    Hell, a good cross-section of Live players would buy it just to torture the fucking thing.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Shatner

    Agreed. The scope for exploring new avenues of racial and homosexual abuse are pretty amazing.


    #10 6 years ago
  11. Cort

    And we all know Molyneaux’s track record on promises, don’t we?

    This video was excruciating. You’re not an actor Peter, so drop the script. Milo can’t, of course……

    Sony show us EyePet, MS follow with EyePederast.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. scuz

    people just love being negative about peter don’t they?

    its a clever tech demo, they have really optimized the room they were in to make all the gestures more recognizable etc.

    She’s clearly got a very good idea on the sort of things milo will understand and is exploiting them into very obvious emotions.

    p.s she’s quite hot.

    that is all.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Dannybuoy

    Mylo… Mother fcukers gonan drop the pressure.. mother fcukers gonna drop the pressssssue.. Hi Milo, this is fun.. for about 5 FRIGGIN minutes then you will just become another sad tamogotici fad.. oh well. tech demo or not tech demo. the girl in that vid is very annoying.. surprised Milo hasnt told her to stop being so bloody annoying

    #13 6 years ago
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    #14 6 years ago

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