Video Games and the Uncanny Valley

An interesting theory.

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+54 1. Louie commented 11 years ago

I didn't think I would sit through the whole 6:58 but it captivated me enough to watch it. Nice vid and interesting. 8-)
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+19 2. eupatriot commented 11 years ago

Interesting indeed. Good theory for gamer fans.
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+22 3. elghinnfaer commented 11 years ago

There is uncanny logic to the uncanny valley theory, good video great explanation and quite funny at times
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-1 4. Silent commented 11 years ago

so how many of you were thinking about final fantasy characters when the question was asked?

I sure was lol
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+9 5. Jahoo commented 11 years ago

A well made short film, anyone with basic gaming experience should be able to relate the issue that is being discussed.
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-2 6. Voutelamberopipi commented 11 years ago

immd :)
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+6 7. elghinnfaer commented 11 years ago

I was thinking of Alex from Half-Life 2, and how unsettling it was to see how battered she was getting as the storyline of Half-Life2 Episode 2 went on. And the last terrible minutes of the storyline as her father was in a situation I can only hope they remedy (if possible) in Episode 3

With video games having so many sequels I am not sure about the rest of you but sometimes I feel like I am getting attached to the characters similar to the way you would on a favorite tv show.
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+4 8. Taineract commented 11 years ago

Yeap. I've always debated with my friends about this topic in regards to robotics. This great presentation gives the phenomenon a name. Plus, I've never really considered the same effect happening in video games and movies, but I suppose it rings true there too. Great vid!
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+5 9. celestus87 commented 11 years ago

LOL @ Keanu Reeves xD
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0 10. kainim commented 11 years ago

5:30 castle crashers, epic game

anyway, the man is right! good movie
i went to see avatar today, and those aliens are photorealistic alright! (it was awesome on an epic level)
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+1 11. archis commented 11 years ago

great clip, and great theory. It was so obvious why didnt I come up with this.
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0 12. NathaneM commented 11 years ago

Very informative. thanks
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+1 13. DarkiKun commented 11 years ago

that was very interesting! and so true
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+2 14. karl_os commented 11 years ago

Nice post.
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-16 15. badboy007 commented 11 years ago

tooo long someone tell me what happens
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+3 16. banzemanga commented 11 years ago

I actually did not think it would be good at first but afterwards it was so good that i wanted it to continue so i would learn more about it.
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+8 17. Jahoo commented 11 years ago

#15 You're not old enough to use the internet properly, please go back to offline console games.
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-1 18. donatelo commented 11 years ago

1,000 monkey face's.. :(|)
great job.. i was nodless
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-1 19. kainim commented 11 years ago

#(removed comment): i plead guilty too :)
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0 20. Sephir commented 11 years ago

wow... i thought it would be a jumble of thrown words in a hole but i stuck with it and it impressed. really nicely done.
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0 21. Bream73 commented 11 years ago

This is insight into human perception and psychology. Superb!
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0 22. Tarc commented 11 years ago

Hm wow I expected some childish little video but this is actually pretty informative and makes you think.
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0 23. h8isgr8 commented 11 years ago

^Just got back from seeing Avatar. Absolutely amazing movie.

Unfortunately, I think it will be 5-10 years before we see that sort of fluid 3D animation in video games.
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0 24. LB187 commented 11 years ago

Everything good that can be said about this vid has been said and I do not like it when someone simply posts the same thing that anyone else has already posted and try to pass it off as their original thoughts... Only want to say, My only regret is that I can only vote once and cannot give this vid 2 thumbs up! but on a a scale of 1 to 10, this vid is a solid 11 & a 1/2 monkeys! :(|) :(|) :(|) :(|) :(|) :(|) :(|) :(|) :(|) :(|) ::(|)
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0 25. c0mmanderKeen commented 11 years ago

great vid.