MegaBot's Mark II VS Suidobashi Heavy Industries' Kuratas- Thread

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MegaBot's Mark II VS Suidobashi Heavy Industries' Kuratas- Thread

Post by Sades » Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:45 am

Was gonna post this in the chat thread but Hound asked it have its own thread so HEREWEARE *dramatic flourish*.

First this happened:



Then, THIS HAPPENED OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGOMGOMGOMGOMG



http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-07/f ... ge/6600076

YES. YES PLS.

So in about a year, there will be giant robots fighting.

You know, it used to be the peace (in my part of the world) and advances in women's health that made me happy to have been born in the age/place I was, and now... well, it's still that, but now THERE'S ALSO THISamongotherthings.
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Post by Clay » Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:16 am

Yay.

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Post by inflatable dalek » Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:41 pm

Pah. The British had Robot Wars first!

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Post by Skyquake87 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:50 pm

Oh God, Robot Wars was terrible sh*te, wasn't it? On topic, I dunno how I feel about this. Its like Monster Trucks. Loved them when I was 8 for 5 minutes, but now I'm not bothered.



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Post by inflatable dalek » Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:53 pm

Skyquake87 wrote:Oh God, Robot Wars was terrible sh*te, wasn't it?
I don't know you any more man.
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Post by Sades » Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:44 pm

I loved Robot Wars (well, robo-combat TV, not Robot Wars specifically). Can't remember which version we watched (pretty sure there was an American version... Battle Bots? there were a couple iirc), but dood. I was crazy about that show.

I want this to be amazing, the child in me wants CRAZYGIANTROBOTCOMBAT but my grown-up cynicism is saying it's probably going to be like watching two cranes trying to knock each other over.
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Post by Hound » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:32 am

This needs to be an annual thing that other countries eventually get involved in. It's the start of G Gundam.

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Post by Unicron » Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:06 am

Hound wrote:This needs to be an annual thing that other countries eventually get involved in. It's the start of G Gundam.
I support this idea. If anything will jumpstart the development of proper giant fighting robots, it's a regular competition.

And G Gundam was such a ridiculous concept that we need to get moving on it immediately.

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Post by Sades » Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:45 pm

Apparently Battlebots is back. So yay!
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Post by Sades » Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:50 am

They've made their Kickstarter goal for upgrades and will be making a documentary of the upgrade process.

They've got a bunch of amazeballs smrt/special effects people on board too.

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Kickstarter video:

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