When most people fire up a new co-op game with their friends, there is an unwritten checklist that the majority of us go through. First, you take a moment to acquaint yourself with the controls. You check what each button does and get a sense of the way the game moves. Then you may check the environments. If you have a gun, you may look at the wall and fire a few rounds to see how the bullet holes look in a graphical sense. Then before you get into the game, most will inevitably wander over to their teammate, possibly their best friend for decades or maybe even the best man at their wedding, and then brutally try to kill them for fun.
It happens all the time. Sometimes people do it to test to see if friendly fire will be an issue, other times it is just to see what the weapons feel like. But usually it is because it is funny to “accidentally” repeatedly melee your friend in the back of the head until they die. It is human nature.
Aperture Labs understands this, and so they have released a new video under the Portal 2 banner, explaining that human fleshbags are untrustworthy, and that by comparison, robots are the way to go.
Check out the trailer below and look for Portal 2 on PC, Mac, PS3 and Xbox 360 on April 19.