Suck at Call of Duty? Meet your new coach – Alexa
Amazon’s Alexa personal assistant can now critique your battlefield performance during Call of Duty: World War III matches.
The new Call of Duty Skill enables Alexa device owners to request a review of their last multiplayer battle.
Gamers can ask “Alexa, how did I do in my last match?” and the assistant will surmise the stats, while offering tips for improvement in future battles.
Interestingly, gamers can also ask how they performed in comparison to their friends.
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Activision stays the skill employs AI and machine learning techniques in order to create personalised recommendations for play styles, maps, modes and more.
It promises to deliver tips on how to improve gameplay, based on individual strengths, weaknesses and play style.
“Using cluster analysis, the machine learning model analyzes more than 20 factors, including accuracy, movement, engagement distance, K/D, shots, score per minute, time played and relationships to other players to make personalized recommendations for each player,” the press release says.
The Skill ditches Alexa’s soft-sounding tones in favour of a soldier, which is somewhat of a rarity for an Alexa skill.
This week the world lost the great R. Lee Ermey, who played Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s classic Vietnam flick, Full Metal Jacket.
It’s a damn shame he didn’t lay this one down before moving on to the great Marine Corps. bootcamp in the sky.
We wouldn’t mind getting our butts whipped in multiplayer matches so frequently, if Sgt. Hartman was on hand to threaten to “unscrew our head and s*** down our necks!” if we didn’t improve.
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