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Milo (And Kate) Appears at TEDGlobal

Lionhead's mysterious young boy makes his first appearance since 2009.

Milo isn't dead, but the snail the little digital boy splattered this afternoon at the TEDGlobal 2010 conference sure as hell is.

After a mini-PR campaign launched by Microsoft revealed that Lionhead Studios is still developing the Milo project, the Kinect-controlled simulation has now had its first public demonstration since E3 2009

At TED, Peter Molyneux took the stage and allowed a demonstrator to show off the curious title for those in attendance. According to Wired UK's coverage, a few different scenes were shown, one being the inside of a house, where the demonstrator had Milo clean up his bedroom. Another was outside by a pond, where the player was asked to teach the boy how to skip stones. The best one, of course, was outside in an area with snails, where the aforementioned murder of mollusks occurred.
  

 Kill the bucket, Milo. Kill it.

== TEASER ==Molyneux said no one's Milo will be the same. Mine will certainly be different. I can't wait to teach my Milo how to dispose of bodies, operate by a strict code, and lead a double life in a posh Miami flat. (It all starts with this kind of innocent snail-smashing stuff, you know.)

As Joystiq points out, a more traditional narrative structure for Milo--which is now being called properly Milo and Kate--was also revealed during the demonstration. The game will revolve around a Milo who has just moved and wants to explore his new surroundings. You'll be in charge of assisting him and, if you want, turning his digital boy brain to mush.

Oh, and speaking of Milo's brain? Apparently, it'll be stored in a cloud of some sort. I'm pretty sure this is how Judgment Day starts. Or Mad Max. I forgot which.
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Posted by BradNicholson
Milo isn't dead, but the snail the little digital boy splattered this afternoon at the TEDGlobal 2010 conference sure as hell is.

After a mini-PR campaign launched by Microsoft revealed that Lionhead Studios is still developing the Milo project, the Kinect-controlled simulation has now had its first public demonstration since E3 2009

At TED, Peter Molyneux took the stage and allowed a demonstrator to show off the curious title for those in attendance. According to Wired UK's coverage, a few different scenes were shown, one being the inside of a house, where the demonstrator had Milo clean up his bedroom. Another was outside by a pond, where the player was asked to teach the boy how to skip stones. The best one, of course, was outside in an area with snails, where the aforementioned murder of mollusks occurred.
  

 Kill the bucket, Milo. Kill it.

== TEASER ==Molyneux said no one's Milo will be the same. Mine will certainly be different. I can't wait to teach my Milo how to dispose of bodies, operate by a strict code, and lead a double life in a posh Miami flat. (It all starts with this kind of innocent snail-smashing stuff, you know.)

As Joystiq points out, a more traditional narrative structure for Milo--which is now being called properly Milo and Kate--was also revealed during the demonstration. The game will revolve around a Milo who has just moved and wants to explore his new surroundings. You'll be in charge of assisting him and, if you want, turning his digital boy brain to mush.

Oh, and speaking of Milo's brain? Apparently, it'll be stored in a cloud of some sort. I'm pretty sure this is how Judgment Day starts. Or Mad Max. I forgot which.
Edited by The_Laughing_Man

Still think the whole Milo and Kate tech demo video was faked.  
 

 The game will revolve around a Milo who has just moved and wants to explore his new surroundings. You'll be in charge of assisting him and, if you want, turning his digital boy brain to mush.    

Exact same plot as 'Hey you Pikachu! 
Posted by fjor

lol

Posted by Sil3n7

Oh god yes.

Posted by RedHatDrew
@The_Laughing_Man said:
" Still think the whole Milo and Kate tech demo video was faked.  
 

 The game will revolve around a Milo who has just moved and wants to explore his new surroundings. You'll be in charge of assisting him and, if you want, turning his digital boy brain to mush.    

Exact same plot as 'Hey you Pikachu!  "
 
I thought that Hey You, Pickachu! was supposed to turn the user's brain to mush?
Posted by The_Laughing_Man
@RedHatDrew said:
" @The_Laughing_Man said:
" Still think the whole Milo and Kate tech demo video was faked.  
 

 The game will revolve around a Milo who has just moved and wants to explore his new surroundings. You'll be in charge of assisting him and, if you want, turning his digital boy brain to mush.    

Exact same plot as 'Hey you Pikachu!  "
 
I thought that Hey You, Pickachu! was supposed to turn the user's brain to mush? "
Milo is the same. Just with Pedofiles. 
Posted by Olivaw

I love TED conferences.
 
Every time someone links to one I lose hours watching intelligent people talk about fascinating things.
 
This time, though? I don't think I'll watch Peter Molyneux run his mouth.

Posted by AzNRicky

i wonder what kind of game this would evolve to..

Posted by dudeglove

I can't wait to tell Milo to fuck off.

Edited by crusnchill

I still worry about what sort of people this game'll attract.
 
ie: "Take your clothes OFF Milo! And show me your wee-wee!"
 
I still laugh at that old ass joke to this date, but it's really creepy either way...

Posted by Grilledcheez

Cloud brains are the future

Posted by AngelicRampage

i want to see the footage of the game

Posted by Delta_Ass

The picture looks like Milo and MILF.

Posted by SuperJoe

Milo = Skynet

Posted by OmegaPirate

Milo -  go play with traffic 
 
Now Kate - where were we? Those clothes of yours look awfully uncomfortable.....

Posted by Dudacles

Heh, new technology being explored is worthwhile, I guess. Though it remains to be seen just how gamey and scripted this whole Milo thing is going to be. Above all, though, the concept as I understand it does not appeal to me. Why would I want to guide this boy around? Yeah, it sounds novel, and I'm sure it would be cool in a funny "Haha, this boy does my bidding and answers in eerily accurate ways" but the best thing I can see coming from it is having one in an amusement park or something and paying a dollar to see what it's all about. 

It's the type of stuff you see on the Discovery Channel: robots being able to fold up towels by themselves, an ineffective and expensive jetpack that allows you to fly for a couple of minutes and is extremely dangerous... a program that acts like a real person fits right in. Like the aforementioned subjects, Milo is intriguing, but only as something that you watch from afar as you observe the scientists messing around with their new toys. Would you ever buy such a robot, given the fact that folding towels doesn't take much effort and you're better at it than any robot? Would you buy a jetpack, given the fact that it's A) ridiculously expensive and B) you'll have to refuel after a couple of miles which is also ridiculously expensive. No? Why then would you buy Milo?

Posted by RecSpec

This still seems like it could go really, really wrong.

Posted by Zachariahus

What the hell is on top of that xbox?

Posted by SnakeEyes327
@Zachariahus said:
" What the hell is on top of that xbox? "
It's a Debug unit, they have different hard drives.
Posted by FizzleNizzleBear
@OmegaPirate said:
" Milo -  go play with traffic  Now Kate - where were we? Those clothes of yours look awfully uncomfortable..... "
Kate is a dog in the game. You sick, sick man
Posted by Phished0ne
@FizzleNizzleBear said:
" @OmegaPirate said:
" Milo -  go play with traffic  Now Kate - where were we? Those clothes of yours look awfully uncomfortable..... "
Kate is a dog in the game. You sick, sick man "
lololol 
 
 i hate using this phrase..but 
 
pwnd
Posted by OmegaPirate
@Phished0ne said:
" @FizzleNizzleBear said:
" @OmegaPirate said:
" Milo -  go play with traffic  Now Kate - where were we? Those clothes of yours look awfully uncomfortable..... "
Kate is a dog in the game. You sick, sick man "
lololol   i hate using this phrase..but  pwnd "
Hey what's wrong with putting overcoats on dogs? furless dogs get cold in winter too - and i aint paying a vets bill....
Posted by Jedted

I can't wait till this game is released just to see all the weird things people make Milo do.   
 
"Milo, sniff Kate's ass!" 
Posted by Osaladin

Not to be overly critical, but this article sounds almost exactly like the one on Kotaku, even down to the snail killing.

Posted by Korne

I love the Dexter reference. 

Posted by natetodamax

What happens if you stand there naked?

Posted by MordeaniisChaos

So, I'm pretty tired. In fact, I'm fucking exhausted. 
When I read that Milo's brain was being stored in a goddamn cloud... I freaked the fuck out. 
 
Still that sounds to have a lot of potential for unfamiliars in the tech market.

Edited by Jedted
@natetodamax said:

"What happens if you stand there naked? "



Maybe he gouges his eyes out at the first sight of you.
Posted by KillerBears

Oh boy, I cant wait to take advantage of a rich friend with a Kinect to play this. 
 
/Can't wait for the horrific youtube videos.

Posted by ikabubu

And just think of what this would imply for a new Seaman.

Posted by baconbits33

dude..... Now I'm really convinced Peter Molyneux is a child pedofile..... quick! To photoshop!!!

Posted by MajorToms
@natetodamax: 
I don't want to know what Molyneux concocted for that particular incident. But what if the kinect doesn't recognize that part of the anatomy? Good by glorious adult games :(
Posted by Spiritof
@natetodamax:  Kinect takes a high def picture that is immediately forwarded to Bill Gates (and the FBI).
Posted by Nik_NYG

Brad Nicholson. Never beyond a Dexter reference

Posted by MeatSim

Can i throw fist at Milo unit he learns how to clean his room on his own?

Posted by demontium
@SuperJoe said:
" Milo = Skynet "
Yup..................................
Posted by zityz

This....this just isnt right.
Posted by Milpool

lolololololololololololololololololol. 
 
Additionally, 
 lololololololololololololololol 
 
That is all

Posted by Brackynews

I refuse to make this digital boy perform horrific acts of depravity if I can't sit on the couch while doing it.  Standing is for chumps.

Posted by FinalDasa
@The_Laughing_Man said:     
Exact same plot as 'Hey you Pikachu!  "
And thats a bad thing?! lol
Posted by TheMustacheHero
@natetodamax said:
" What happens if you stand there naked? "
Molyneux tested it and Milo said, "Oh boy I love liver spotted balls!".
Posted by kollay

Cleavage

Posted by Legend
@kollay said:
" Cleavage "
Yep, that's all that matters in this whole page. :P
Posted by snoopytimes

Milo and Kate Plus 8

Posted by Kenshiro28
@snoopytimes:  >:I
Posted by selbie

Coming to DVD: Milo Does Dallas

Posted by The_Laughing_Man
@FinalDasa said:
" @The_Laughing_Man said:     
Exact same plot as 'Hey you Pikachu!  "
And thats a bad thing?! lol "
HEY YOU PEDOFILE! 
Posted by JeffGoldblum

Do I get to bring home Kate too?

Posted by armaan8014

Oh man, this could be so great. Watch out, Milo!

Posted by dvorak

If Milo's learned knowledge is stored in the cloud, I will seriously be afraid.

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