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Posted By Quipido

It only took two weeks to break Alex, wonderful! I haven't laughted at a quick look like this in a while.

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Posted By eccentrix

I don't usually get annoyed at watching other people play puzzle games, but two adults not understanding the usage of one of the English language's most basic words got to me. But, judging from the rest of the comments, this game has more issues than just paying too much attention to wording.

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Posted By Achaemenid

To everyone saying that he should be more specific and not say "the briefcase" the way the commands seem to work in this game is you say something general and then *click* on what you want it to do it to. So he would say "get the briefcase" and then click on the green one.

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Edited By Jensonb

This game is such a piece of trash. The robots should not be so dumb. Siri and Google Now are currently existing technology and both recognise context without you having to rattle it off every time. I know it's just a game but if you're going to design your whole game around interacting with a high tech future, it shouldn't be as crappy as technology from the early 2000s. Aside from which, the game itself leads you to believe things have to be done as sequences based on the stupidly restrictive instructions Mike knows - it's a violation of common sense to need to give him more complicated instructions for ostensibly the same task. This isn't a voice control issue, this is just crappy interface logic.

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Posted By Quantris

@hiczok said:

I never can grasp the idea of being colorblind. Do these people see world as other does ? Or they just cant name the colors

There was a video (I think UPF?) where they did a color blindness test. It was pretty fun to watch Vinny try it.

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Posted By LikeaSsur

@godot said:

Jimmy what is context

Did you mean?

Jimmy go to con tents.

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Posted By Fattony12000

That's so Mike!

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Posted By Pete0r

I like to imagine this is what it is like in an amazon warehouse, thousands of dollars of damage and maybe 1% of orders ever fulfilled.

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Posted By lordofultima

@hiczok said:

I never can grasp the idea of being colorblind. Do these people see world as other does ? Or they just cant name the colors

Different types of colorblindness, but typically it involves multiple colors looking exactly the same. Imagine if the color of grass and something pink looked the same. Either green things are a pinkish hue as are pinkish things, or Pink things are greenish as are green things.

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Edited By OhDearAudrey
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For the record, the controls were bad so i'm not sure it mattered. Wednesday was the day, which was a green sticker, on a green briefcase, this is the one with the bomb.

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Posted By jackburtonme

unfinished... you don't say?

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Posted By SalmonHunter

am I crazy or does the bomb briefcase (or any possible bomb briefcase) not really look green. (green like the one the guy was carrying).

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Posted By CptMorganCA

Turner, was I a vase?

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Edited By DFL017

@Vinny

So here's a fucking enlightening quote from a developer on the game that I think I found on a random game news site:

About "pick up the Green Suitecase" indeed: I don't like spoilers, but did you pay attention to the news in the airport? And did you notice the guy who boarded the hovercraft taxi? Was he carrying anything? And what if you saw a guy looking like him and dressed like him, when YOU landed, carrying a green briefcase?

In other words, I think the people who made this game are FUCKING CRAZY. That's probably harsh, but that's a pretty hilarious thing to expect players to pay attention to.

And to anyone else who tries and fails at this and wants to succeed, it's the BIG briefcase looking thing. Just, look at Agent 47 at the beginning of the sequence.

That is hilarious.

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Edited By Draxyle

A game of this nature really demands an elaborate tutorialization; the intro chapters at the very least should clearly show all of the commands needed in order to accomplish the task at hand, otherwise it kind of renders the entire thing moot if the game can't understand multiple ways to perform single actions.

I'm sure the project needs early access to iron these things out, though this looks just a little too early. The constant and totally unnecessary dictionary definitions for everything is pretty amusing though.

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Posted By Stonyman65

Oh god here we go again....

I'll ask again..... Why do you do this to yourselves? lol

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Posted By Teoball

Mike is so fox.

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Posted By President_Barackbar

Unfinished is a video series where the Giant Bomb editors play a game on Steam Early Access for the enjoyment of others.

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Posted By Mento

@dfl017: @jarmahead: Wait, are you telling me they were supposed to be looking for a green suitcase the whole time? Even though the game explicitly says "look for a green briefcase"? Holy shit.

It's possible all these robots conspired to kill themselves and the humans that depend on them by being so misleading and uncooperative, like as a really passive-aggressive attempt at an uprising.

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Posted By CustomOtto

Vegan on the weekends baby, woo!

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Posted By 93The_Ace

Message received. There's a bomb

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Posted By stunik101

Vinny,

keep making videos like this........that was great

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Posted By K4g4m1

Bot Colony Endurance Run when? :D

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Posted By CustomOtto

@Vinny

So here's a fucking enlightening quote from a developer on the game that I think I found on a random game news site:

About "pick up the Green Suitecase" indeed: I don't like spoilers, but did you pay attention to the news in the airport? And did you notice the guy who boarded the hovercraft taxi? Was he carrying anything? And what if you saw a guy looking like him and dressed like him, when YOU landed, carrying a green briefcase?

In other words, I think the people who made this game are FUCKING CRAZY. That's probably harsh, but that's a pretty hilarious thing to expect players to pay attention to.

And to anyone else who tries and fails at this and wants to succeed, it's the BIG briefcase looking thing. Just, look at Agent 47 at the beginning of the sequence.

This is the kind of thing you'd notice in a movie on the second watch. You don't know you're supposed to pay attention to that guy and his luggage, so why would you?

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Posted By fisk0

@dfl017 said:

@jarmahead said:

@Vinny

So here's a fucking enlightening quote from a developer on the game that I think I found on a random game news site:

About "pick up the Green Suitecase" indeed: I don't like spoilers, but did you pay attention to the news in the airport? And did you notice the guy who boarded the hovercraft taxi? Was he carrying anything? And what if you saw a guy looking like him and dressed like him, when YOU landed, carrying a green briefcase?

In other words, I think the people who made this game are FUCKING CRAZY. That's probably harsh, but that's a pretty hilarious thing to expect players to pay attention to.

And to anyone else who tries and fails at this and wants to succeed, it's the BIG briefcase looking thing. Just, look at Agent 47 at the beginning of the sequence.

That is hilarious.

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How did his suitcase even end up in that baggage room if he was holding it there? That baggage room does not seem to have a place where you can deposit your baggage, only receive it after it has been delivered there from some other entry point from the airplane?

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Posted By MeAuntieNora

Take only photographs, leave only pepper grinders.

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Posted By Outrager

Thank you Alex for seeing that cushion! I've been seeing that since the first Vinny stream.

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Posted By Shtinky

Please bring back TNT, with Alex and Vinny!

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Posted By ICantBeStopped

What a terrible idea for a video game, even if it wasn't broken.

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Posted By Michiduta

The game has a good premise and a lot of potential, but as of this moment it still has a loooong way to go.

My suggestion is that no matter how you say it, it would be best if it always asked which one/where and expected you to click on the what/where/who you want (no matter the object/shelf/place/location/etc). That way it would be easier to direct the robot to do what you already know it has to do and reduce the number of issues that may arise by assigning 'the' or anything of the sort to a previously used object/location/etc.

Other than that, that was a good showing of the game. By doing the training properly I feel like it recognized the words a lot better than in the other stream/video but still not good enough.

I would have loved to see the pepper grinder switch solved in this video but I guess you had enough of the pepper grinder for a good while.

Thanks Vinny and Alex and may you make more awesome quicklooks/unfinished/etc for us to enjoy.

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Posted By gbrading

Shall I tell you what this game reminds me overwhelmingly of? Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic. You had to converse with a load of robots in that game too, all of whom had a unique dialogue which you could ask anything, in the same way as Bot Colony. It worked just about as well as Bot Colony does.

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Posted By RageGoblin

This is possibly my favorite piece of video content on Giant Bomb. I laughed til I cried.

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Posted By spilledmilkfactory

BEAST should just be them playing this game every day. The hilarious misinterpretations that pop up at the bottom during regular conversation are funny enough that these are already my favorite videos on the site. Plus, how else will I ever find out Did You Mean?

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Edited By ICantBeStopped

@michiduta said:

The game has a good premise and a lot of potential, but as of this moment it still has a loooong way to go.

My suggestion is that no matter how you say it, it would be best if it always asked which one/where and expected you to click on the what/where/who you want (no matter the object/shelf/place/location/etc). That way it would be easier to direct the robot to do what you already know it has to do and reduce the number of issues that may arise by assigning 'the' or anything of the sort to a previously used object/location/etc.

Other than that, that was a good showing of the game. By doing the training properly I feel like it recognized the words a lot better than in the other stream/video but still not good enough.

I would have loved to see the pepper grinder switch solved in this video but I guess you had enough of the pepper grinder for a good while.

Thanks Vinny and Alex and may you make more awesome quicklooks/unfinished/etc for us to enjoy.

I am sorry, michiduta. I don't understand.

This game has you indirectly controlling robots who do the actual things, and the things they do are mundane. A more efficient way of doing things would be to take care of the mundane things yourself. How is the premise of indirect control via voice that doesn't work (it was not fucking better this time) good? Let's pretend for a moment it did work, how is indirectly controlling a robot to do mundane things a good premise?

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Posted By Rotnac

If this is how our future turns into, I will be first in line to buy a bazooka from Guam Wal-Mart and blow myself up before I have to deal with any Jimmy/Mary/Mike robot bullshit.

AND I'M TAKING MY DAMN PEPPER SHAKER WITH ME TOO!

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Posted By MarvinPontiac

Idea: Twitch plays Bot Colony.

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Edited By bybeach

@hiczok said:

I never can grasp the idea of being colorblind. Do these people see world as other does ? Or they just cant name the colors

My Dad had some trouble with red and green, traffic lights most tellingly. I think he used luminosity and color placement to know which light was on.

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Edited By Igniz12

Site content this week....

Giant Bomb East: Killing it.

O.G Giant Bomb: Unnecessarily trolling football fans....

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Posted By skunkdragon

Amazing please Endurance run this game! ive got stomach cramp from laughing that much

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Posted By White_Lando

I don't know why so many of you are calling for an Endurance Run, you just saw it. The game won.

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Edited By Noblenerf

I can't blame Vinny or Alex for assuming that "the briefcase" would allow them to designate which briefcase to pick up every time, especially after the first. No person in their right mind would assume that the robots would remember things that occurred after a checkpoint.

It's going to be a while before this game is smooth enough to be playable by a completely new player.

All hail Vinagawa McCaravellaburgito, the greatest Irish-Italian-Japanese-American-Saiyan-Bot the world has ever seen. He has the patience of a super saint.

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Posted By CrimsonJesus

Worst Scribblenauts sequel ever.

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Posted By DFL017

@mento said:

@dfl017: @jarmahead: Wait, are you telling me they were supposed to be looking for a green suitcase the whole time? Even though the game explicitly says "look for a green briefcase"? Holy shit.

It's possible all these robots conspired to kill themselves and the humans that depend on them by being so misleading and uncooperative, like as a really passive-aggressive attempt at an uprising.

I just like how Vinny said "oh it's agent 47 here to assassinate someone", ant that shot of him getting into the taxi was actually relevant.

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Posted By TheNoseBear

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I'm surprised Vinny didn't ask one of the robots when they got off.

Sex. Sex. Sex. Sex. Fornication.

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Posted By cooljammer00

Vinagawa McCaravellaburgito.

It sounds so fancy when she says it.

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Posted By LarryDavis

I actually thought this game came out like 7 years ago and Vinny just got it randomly for that stream.