Artificial Stupidity

Back on the subject of Oblivion, if you're going to dub your new game's NPC intelligence 'Radiant AI', it's just asking for trouble. While we love the game dearly and still play it regularly after all this time, the AI can be hilarious. Just look at these three videos. One of them had us laughing so hard we had to click away to get our breath back. Firstly, a surreal dinner...

Then the dog lovers. It's the juxtaposition of scripted speech and unscripted behaviour that makes it so funny. He's gone stark raving mad!

And finally the craziest two NPCs in the book. This is pre-determined behaviour, but it does count as artificial stupidity. And not even death can stop this babbling nonsense. The maker of this video tries to stop the corpse with some violence and teabagging, but... it won't! The video is quite long, but worth the effort, we think.


  • jackloder - September 25, 2010 12:32 a.m.

    any of the oblivion ones could be fake... just saying is all
  • theintellectual - August 26, 2010 5:17 a.m.

    whoa how did the guy get a cape in oblivion?? ive looked all over for that!!!
  • wiitard07 - August 2, 2010 11:10 p.m.

  • ryno - July 29, 2009 6:07 a.m.

    mimimimimimimimimimi lol in oblivion that guy keeps annoying everyone even when dead muwa hahahahahaha
  • zayleffein - June 24, 2009 4:46 a.m.

    The raking the carpet made me laugh. Also teabagging the crazy argonian lady bahahahahaha! Man I love Oblivion :)
  • C0d3munk3y - June 23, 2009 5:02 a.m.

  • AngryScotsman - June 22, 2009 3:38 p.m.

    The Oblivion "Oblivious AI" one was especially funny as every attack was a "sneak attack"
  • slamansnikovski - April 21, 2009 5:55 p.m.

    these were hilarious, although in the crysis diing in the water i think he was attacked by a shark, i'm serious, sharks attack if you stay in the water.
  • ranzatsu - April 21, 2009 9:59 a.m.

    Reminds me of the time when I saw a guy run up and down the stairs in Assassin's Creed.
  • IAmTheWii - April 20, 2009 8:30 p.m.

    It's an LOZ pinata party!
  • linkganon - April 18, 2009 6:42 p.m.

    oh that reminds me, on the donkey kong level on melee, face ness. be sure he's player 2 and he will do a double jump right into the water for a win in 3 seconds.
  • Sebastian16 - April 17, 2009 2:37 a.m.

  • ChocoMongoose - April 17, 2009 2:28 a.m.

    Oblivion intelligence is the best it almost purposely breaks itself for your amusement those were bad dogs and a weedy carpet
  • wasabi31 - April 16, 2009 8:06 p.m.

    lmao, all of the oblivion stuff was hilariousss!!
  • musashi1596 - April 16, 2009 7:01 p.m.

    In their defence, I have played against far stupider human opponents.
  • Liamrules42 - April 16, 2009 4:17 p.m.

    wow, AI can be reeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaally dumb
  • ryno - July 29, 2009 6:08 a.m.

    sorry i didnet know she was a chick
  • gatornation1254 - June 22, 2009 11:04 p.m.

    wow thats hilariously sad reCAPTCHA: lindley fact
  • hardcore_gamer1990 - May 2, 2009 8:23 p.m.

    Stupid AI in Assassin's Creed? What about those beggar women? I'M BLATENTLY AN ASSASSIN! LEAVE ME ALONE! GO PESTER ONE OF THOSE GUARDS, IT'LL HELP ME SNEAK PAST! lol :D
  • someonetgsn - April 24, 2009 2:07 a.m.

    xD MGS stupidity at its finest! =)great article, even I havent seen AI this stupid. (except in MGS)

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