Molyneux demos Milo squashing snails, skipping rocks at TEDGlobal 2010

Tuesday, 13 July 2010 18:42 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Peter Molyneux was on hand at TEDGlobal 2010 in Oxford, England today, showing a “more refined” version of than the one shown at E3 last year.

According to Kotaku who pieced the story together via Twitter, Molyneux didn’t show a pre-rendered video, but instead enlisted a volunteer from the audience to help demonstrate the virtual boy.

“This talk is going to be a little bit insane,” said Molyneux, as he and his helper taught Milo how to skip rocks and helped him tidy up his room.

During the demonstration, the volunteer cheered Milo up when he became sad, and even asked him to squash a snail which after a moment of hesitation, Milo complied.

“I love these revolutions and I love the future that Milo brings,” said Molyneux.

A video of the demonstration is to be posted on the TED Blog later this week.

Molyneux’s presentation was part of a session called “Human Systems”, which also featured talks from Matt Ridley, Steven Johnson, Chris Wild, and Annie Lennox.