All objections to this Ace Attorney reddit bot are overruled

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Reddit arguments are the ultimate form of internet drama: often ridiculous, always entertaining. The real epics are the kind of things you can imagine in an overblown courtroom setting and, thanks to a new bot inspired by the Phoenix Wright series, you can now actually see it.

The bot was created by Micah Price and lets you turn reddit threads into an Ace Attorney (opens in new tab)courtroom battle. Simply find a juicy argument, type in '!objection bot' or '!objection-bot' and give it around ten minutes to work some magic. The two most common redditors in the chain get assigned the roles of Phoenix Wright and Miles Edgeworth, with the code then determining where to insert those all-important OBJECTIONS!

It's a perfect setting for the daft dramas that come out of reddit, not least because the Ace Attorney games are themselves built around some very silly scenarios, and and populated by characters with (user)names like Larry Butz and Luke Atmey.

It doesn't currently work on all subreddits (opens in new tab), and Price acknowledges it's still a little buggy (he told Mashable (opens in new tab) it took around three days to complete the project). The code is open source too (opens in new tab), should anyone wish to take a peek.  

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Mollie spent her early childhood deeply invested in games like Killer Instinct, Toontown and Audition Online, which continue to form the pillars of her personality today. She joined PC Gamer in 2020 as a news writer and now lends her expertise to write a wealth of features, guides and reviews with a dash of chaos. She can often be found causing mischief in Final Fantasy 14, using those experiences to write neat things about her favourite MMO. When she's not staring at her bunny girl she can be found sweating out rhythm games, pretending to be good at fighting games or spending far too much money at her local arcade.