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I built a ChatGPT-like bot that suggests games based on over 100k posts and comments from r/ShouldIbuythisgame.

I built a ChatGPT-like bot that suggests games based on over 100k posts and comments from r/ShouldIbuythisgame.

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  • madredditscientist

    I’m often relying on Reddit when doing research on games, but there are many repetitive questions and recommendations here. That’s why I built a bot based on over 100k comments and posts from this subreddit to embody the collective knowledge of Reddit game community.

    Some recent posts that I tried to answer with the bot:

    * [what are some good horror games to start with on xbox?](
    * [looking for a large, long, epic story rpg, high fantasy](
    * [sib resident evil 2 remake?](

    It’s far from perfect and comes with limitations:

    * Outdated information: I’ll try to improve this by factoring in recency of the posts and comments. I also want to add more statistical significance to the results, e.g. by clustering suggested games and platforms.
    * Hallucination: As always with these bots, they sometimes make things up. More training data should help here.
    * Performance: Generating the answers is pretty slow and I’ll look into improving this.

    Take it with a grain of salt and look at it as a fun experiment 🙂 Would love to hear your feedback!

  • Yawning_Yeti

    Can I request a feature where it finally convinces me to play all those steam games I bought on sale 3+ years ago?

  • RelleMeetsWorld

    I like the concept! That said, I asked what I should play after Tactics Ogre Reborn and Fire Emblem was not one of the options. Either the bot or reddit has failed.

  • Flemtality

    This is actually one of the best uses I have seen for this. If it’s capable of parsing comments down to one positive or negative opinion per account and outputting information that there is something like perhaps an 80/20 split in favor of one game being good, for a random made-up example, that would be really cool to see.

    The problem would be that a company could easily just run bots to astroturf comments if it ever caught on. Outside of that though, I would trust that number more than a Metacritic user score.

  • lexsanders

    Just another example that all our comments are only just feeding the linear algebra and screaming into the void accomplished nothing.

    You know I actually tried to read comment no 8.652 in a reddit post or heck in a youtube comment section and seems that’s impossible since all this engagement accomplishes is leaving data for the language model….

  • ZiggyFrancisco

    Hey did you know that the masterchief collection on steam supports steam workshop mods? Because nobody fuckin told me and it’s kinda incredible

  • Dill_Thrill

    “A game like Oblivion that has been highly recommended in the comments is The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion itself…”

    Truly a masterpiece:)

    Great job though, very cool project

  • Ayuvelo

    Cool! Asked it for games with a similar vibe to Cities: Skylines and it provided some good answers, even small titles I’ve never heard of. My favourite is the description of Tropico though haha

    >Tropico 6: A city-building game with a different take on the genre, where you run a farm in a tropical setting.

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