Win a $5000 gaming PC from Joystiq!

PDZ bot personality goes a long way

Are new and improved bot personalities enough to get Joanna Dark  back in the Xbox Live Top 10? Major Nelson has the deets on the new Perfect Dark: Zero auto-update:

DarkOps Bots. AI-controlled Bots are no longer relegated to DeathMatch games. Now they can challenge human players in any of the DarkOps multiplayer games. Just like in DeathMatch games, Bots can be used in either Live games or in offline games.

Additional AI variants for Bots. The PDZ team was not satisfied with just one version of Bot AI. Now a total of eight Bot Personalities are available. Is someone dominating everyone else in a match? Send a Judge Bot after them. Want to add chaos and confusion? Add some Feud Bots into the mix.

Vanilla = Original Bot AI. 
Ghost = Invisible apart from when firing its weapon. 
Judge = Attacks the player with the most kills. 
Bully = Attacks the player with the least kills. 
Venge = Attacks the last person that killed them. 
Feud = Chooses a new random target on each spawn and hunts them down. 
Prey = Picks on the player with lowest armor and health.
Random = Uses a random Bot Personality.


Personality goes a long way. I'm sure plenty of people will dust of their copy, if only to Judge the hell out of the diehard Perfect Dark fanboys who never started using the disc as a coaster.

[Thanks to c_tang77 et. al.]

Related Headlines

Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)

nowandtheworld1

5-05-2006 @ 12:11AM

nowandtheworld said...

yup im glad it came out although im sad because all the glitches we found have vanished :P but eh.. all is well i love the game.. never stopped playing it the bot personalities are awsome.. although on onslaught the bots run out of the base.. *idiots* but other than that the update is great maps are next XD :D

Reply

2 starsvote downvote upReport
refinedsugar2

5-05-2006 @ 12:38AM

refinedsugar said...

With twenty stars and three posts, I wanna see what master epobirs thinks about this. What say you buddy? New PDZ bots or the Oozinator? You make the call.

Reply

2 starsvote downvote upReport
Geoff3

5-05-2006 @ 1:03AM

Geoff said...

Comment #4: http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2006/03/04/hd-dvd-vs-beta-ray/

Comment #19: http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2006/04/20/msft-promises-more-hd-dvd-info-at-e3/

Comment #1: http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2006/04/21/flash-bang-mob-recreates-360-gunfight-ad/

Pretty interesting commentary.

I will now go recite the epobirsutra until I have reached a higher plane of xbox 360 understanding and gain attain LIVEness.

Reply

2 starsvote downvote upReport
hype4

5-05-2006 @ 3:26AM

hype said...

finally bots are coming to pdz it made no sense for them not to b on there..this is what pd on 64 so great

Reply

2 starsvote downvote upReport
Ian Charles5

5-05-2006 @ 12:00PM

Ian Charles said...

Not eenough. PD on the 64 had alot more variety to the bots, and a lot more levels as well.

Reply

2 starsvote downvote upReport
C. Grant6

5-05-2006 @ 1:57PM

C. Grant said...

Thanks for the links Geoff...

There is something funky with our comment/stars database lately, resulting in the aberrant behavior you've seen.

epobirs super high star rating on Joystiq must have mixed in with his rating here, or something. I've set it to a more reasonable level. He is super awesome though!

*goes to recite the epobirsutra to reach a higher plane of xbox 360 understanding and attain LIVEness*

Reply

2 starsvote downvote upReport
jaemz7

5-05-2006 @ 7:56PM

jaemz said...

This patch downloaded really quick. The multiplayer reminds me a bit of the original N64.

Still haven't found Elvis tho...

Reply

2 starsvote downvote upReport
ahamsandwich8

5-07-2006 @ 10:23AM

ahamsandwich said...

i dunno about u guys but beside all that stuff, did u guys notice a walking speed increase with the update? cuz i did. it makes the multiplayer a lot more like halo... i love it

Reply

2 starsvote downvote upReport
Check out all our Halo 3 beta news coverage
Bits
Cheats (9)
Console wars (217)
Contests and Giveaways (78)
Deals and Bargains (99)
Downloads (167)
E3 (86)
Fan stuff (749)
Game announcements (78)
Hacks / mods (141)
HD-DVD Releases (52)
How-tos (44)
Interviews (93)
MMO (7)
Multiplayer (101)
News (4583)
Peripherals (221)
Podcasts (48)
Polls (14)
Reviews (44)
Rumors (171)
Shipping this week (35)
Video Marketplace (33)
Videos (182)
Walkthroughs (3)
What are you playing? (46)
WMC (20)
Xbox Live (648)
Xbox Live Arcade (593)
Xbox Live Marketplace (679)
Titles
Amped 3 (6)
Assassin's Creed (34)
BioShock (74)
Burnout Revenge (8)
Call of Duty 2 (20)
Call of Duty 3 (10)
Command and Conquer 3 (25)
Condemned (15)
Crackdown (65)
Dead or Alive 4 (22)
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (49)
Fable 2 (25)
FIFA Soccer 06 (5)
Fight Night Round 3 (5)
Final Fantasy XI (12)
Frame City Killer (2)
Full Auto (6)
Fuzion Frenzy 2 (9)
Gears of War (235)
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter (32)
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 (29)
Guitar Hero II (64)
GUN (4)
Halo 3 (567)
Kameo (14)
King Kong (8)
Lost Planet (29)
Madden NFL 06 (5)
Mass Effect (45)
NBA 2K6 (4)
NBA Live 06 (4)
Need For Speed Most Wanted (4)
NHL 2K6 (2)
Perfect Dark (18)
Project Gotham Racing 3 (24)
Quake 4 (6)
R* Games Presents: Table Tennis (9)
Ridge Racer 6 (7)
Rumble Roses XX (0)
Saints Row (10)
Splinter Cell: Double Agent (19)
Street Trace (7)
The Darkness (22)
The Godfather (2)
The Outfit (4)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 (3)
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (4)
Too Human (21)
Top Spin 2 (5)
Viva Pinata (27)
GDC '07 Coverage
GDC '07 (33)

RESOURCES

RSS NEWSFEEDS

Powered by Blogsmith

Worth reading

  • 360 Arcadians
  • 360Sync
  • Achieve360Points
  • Gamerscore Blog
  • Gamertag Radio
  • GameTrailers 360
  • Halo.Bungie.Org
  • Major Nelson
  • Planet Xbox 360
  • TeamXbox
  • Unscripted 360
  • XBLArcade
  • Xbox 360 Achievements
  • Xbox Domain
  • Xbox-Scene
  • Xboxyde
  • Xboxygen (French)

Featured Galleries

Two Worlds: The Temptation
Asteroids & Asteroids Deluxe (XBLA)
Halo 3 Heroic Map Pack
Rumored IPTV
SSFIITHDR (XBLA)
Battlestar Galactica (XBLA)
Halo 3
Braid (XBLA)
Halo 3 McFarlane Figures

 

Most Commented On (14 days)

Recent Comments

Worth reading

  • 360 Arcadians
  • 360Sync
  • Achieve360Points
  • Gamerscore Blog
  • Gamertag Radio
  • GameTrailers 360
  • Halo.Bungie.Org
  • Major Nelson
  • Planet Xbox 360
  • TeamXbox
  • Unscripted 360
  • XBLArcade
  • Xbox 360 Achievements
  • Xbox Domain
  • Xbox-Scene
  • Xboxyde
  • Xboxygen (French)

Weblogs, Inc. Network

  • Autos
    • Autoblog
    • AutoblogGreen
    • Autoblog Spanish
    • Autoblog Chinese
    • Autoblog Simplified Chinese
  • Technology
    • Download Squad
    • Engadget
    • Engadget HD
    • Engadget Mobile
    • Engadget Chinese
    • Engadget Simplified Chinese
    • Engadget Japanese
    • Engadget Spanish
    • TUAW (Apple)
  • Lifestyle
    • AisleDash
    • DIY Life
    • Gadling
    • Green Daily
    • Luxist
    • ParentDish
    • Slashfood
    • Styledash
    • That's Fit
  • Gaming
    • Joystiq
    • DS Fanboy
    • Nintendo Wii Fanboy
    • PS3 Fanboy
    • PSP Fanboy
    • Second Life Insider
    • WoW Insider
    • Xbox 360 Fanboy
  • Entertainment
    • Cinematical
    • TV Squad
  • Finance
    • BloggingBuyouts
    • BloggingStocks
  • Also on AOL
    • African-American Culture
    • Autos
    • Games
    • Maps
    • Money
    • Movies
    • Music
    • News
    • Sports
    • Switched
    • Television
    • Travel

Other Weblogs Inc. Network blogs you might be interested in:

PS3 Fanboy
  • PS3 Poll Police: Scandal at the Gamespot!
  • Blu-ray movie releases for the week of Dec. 2
  • Vivendi and Activision merge to form largest games publisher in the world
  • Worldwide PS3 releases for the week of December 2nd
  • PS Fanboy Wallpapers: Volume 12
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
WOW Insider
  • Breakfast Topic: Mounting annoyances
  • All the World's a Stage: Turning stumbling blocks into stepping stones
  • How to lose in Alterac Valley
  • Last week on Massively: Warcraft related stories
  • More information on the Activizzard merger
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
PSP Fanboy
  • Coded Soul website opens with images, screenshots
  • Worldwide PSP releases for the week of Dec. 2
  • PSP Fanboy Theatre: Volume 43
  • Another Gundam game for all your mech fetishes
  • PS Fanboy Wallpapers: Volume 12
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Joystiq
  • DS gets downloadable content with DSVision flash card peripheral
  • Exclusive: Gertsmann speaks about K&L review, future
  • GameTap losing over 7% of games; EA, Interplay and other publishers gone Dec. 11
  • GameSetWatch analyzes Activision/Vivendi merger
  • Blizzard wants you to know that merger won't affect their games
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Engadget Mobile
  • Nokia's patent application shows 8 megapixel N-series slider?
  • AT&T's Motorola Z9, updated V9 due in January?
  • Verizon adds "Blue Ice" to Chocolate's palette
  • Brick is back with the Mini MOB retro mobile
  • AMOI busts out vaguely familiar Windows Mobile smartphone
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Autoblog Green
  • How long will it take you to recover the extra money you pay for a hybrid?
  • VW tackle longest ever Dakar Rally with 4 Race Touareg 2 TDIs
  • American Le Mans Series to introduce cellulosic E85 in 2008
  • Azure Dynamics series hybrid bus completes US government tests
  • AutoblogGreen Q&A: Jonathan Williams and the hydrogen minibus (EVS23 preview)
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Engadget
  • Wibrain's B1 UMPC unboxed, still mystifying from all angles
  • Porsche's Kinderbob sled: far more luxury than your child needs
  • Nokia's patent application shows 8 megapixel N-series slider?
  • Robo-One Grand Championship sees battles, carols
  • Toshiba and Samsung to cross-license NAND rights: more flash for all!
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)
  • NBC officially removed from the iTunes Store
  • Ask TUAW: Scanning bills, migrating, iWOW, Cover Flowing and more
  • Talkcast returns, live tonight 12/2 at 10 pm ET
  • Panic updates Coda to version 1.1
  • OmniGraffle 5.0 beta 1
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Autoblog
  • VW launches teaser site for new Coupe
  • AutoblogGreen for 12.03.07
  • VIDEO: Lewis Hamilton vs The Stig - Who Won?
  • Tesla Motors founder Martin Eberhard fired!
  • Essen 2007: delta4x4 DUNE PROJECT
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Gadling
  • Speaking in tongues; dubbing the Simpsons around the globe
  • The World's Top Ten Views
  • In-flight matchmaking from the seat pocket in front of you
  • Around the world in 60 pubs: month-long party or month-long hangover?
  • Spirit Airlines' MILF sale kicks off
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Engadget HD
  • HDTV Listings for December 2, 2007
  • Disney Cinemagic HD launches in France
  • KEF unveils new Instant Theater systems
  • BBC officially launches HD channel
  • Audioholics looks into DLP vs. 3LCD
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Download Squad
  • Weekend Web 2.0 roundup for December 2nd
  • Download Squad Week in Review
  • New Gizmo Project beta adds N810 support
  • Open Web Awards reminder: Nominate your favorite social networking sites
  • Take control of pesky locked system files in Vista
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines