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[Battlebots]. Let's check out the action in the arena!

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edited July 2015 in Singularity Engine++
This is the thread we know you've all been waiting for! Back after 13 years!
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It is BACK! in a big way. It can be seen at 9/8c on ABC, the first episode of the new series premiered the other night and can be seen on Hulu now.

What is Battlebots?
For the uninitiated Battlebots is exactly how it sounds. Robots fight in a glass arena, with various traps around them. Fights are 3 minutes long. At the end of 3 minutes a winner is determined by a points system based off various criteria. More often fights are decided by K.O. Once a robot is no longer operable, they are out of the fight.



More videos:
Here is a link to the best fight of the premiere.
Nightmare vs. Warrior Clan

or better quality below
http://abc.go.com/shows/battlebots/video/most-recent/VDKA0_1vhpjjsq


Of course some well known favorites are back.

Nightmare is by far the coolest.
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And the creator of Tentomushi y1g3v5izsjju.jpg one of the most hillariously absurd robots is back with a new bot.
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I love the absurd bots the most, even if they aren't the most effective. Wedge vs. Wedge isn't the most exciting, so I'd love to see some crazy designs in the new season.

Who are your favorites?

And I won, so you lose,
Guess it always comes down to.
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  • KadithKadith Registered User regular
    So did they fix the problems they had with people bringing in jammers that started happening at the end of the last go?

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  • PMAversPMAvers Registered User regular
    Backlash and Nightmare.

    Because when one of those connects, holy shit stuff is flying.

    I wonder where I put my old Backlash model, the one that's spin up like whoa and shoot stuff everywhere if something actually touches it.

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  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Caaba Beankomy XobthroRegistered User regular
    PMAvers wrote: »
    Backlash and Nightmare.

    Because when one of those connects, holy shit stuff is flying.

    I wonder where I put my old Backlash model, the one that's spin up like whoa and shoot stuff everywhere if something actually touches it.

    Watch the fight video I posted with Nightmare under more videos. It will give you what you want.
    Kadith wrote: »
    So did they fix the problems they had with people bringing in jammers that started happening at the end of the last go?

    This happened specifically in Battlebots? I haven't heard of it, but I do know the rules prohibit jammers.

    And I won, so you lose,
    Guess it always comes down to.
  • KadithKadith Registered User regular
    edited June 2015
    JebusUD wrote: »
    Kadith wrote: »
    So did they fix the problems they had with people bringing in jammers that started happening at the end of the last go?

    This happened specifically in Battlebots? I haven't heard of it, but I do know the rules prohibit jammers.

    I remember someone posting an article or story here one time when Battlebots came up about how jamming started to get really bad and even though I think it was against the rules it's hard to prove unless you're already set up to detect it.


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  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Caaba Beankomy XobthroRegistered User regular
    Here are the other fights as well.

    Razorback vs Icewave


    Wrecks vs Plan X


    Bitforce vs Warhead

    And I won, so you lose,
    Guess it always comes down to.
  • One Thousand CablesOne Thousand Cables An absence of thought Registered User regular
    I love Plan X's weird LED-lit brain

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  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Caaba Beankomy XobthroRegistered User regular
    I love Plan X's weird LED-lit brain

    Since I love all the strange bots, I wanted Wrecks to work. But it just doesn't. It's almost as bad as that worm bot from the original.

    And I won, so you lose,
    Guess it always comes down to.
  • One Thousand CablesOne Thousand Cables An absence of thought Registered User regular
    JebusUD wrote: »
    I love Plan X's weird LED-lit brain

    Since I love all the strange bots, I wanted Wrecks to work. But it just doesn't. It's almost as bad as that worm bot from the original.

    Oh yeah, I remember that thing! It was a beautiful mobile sculpture but an awful fighting robot

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  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Caaba Beankomy XobthroRegistered User regular
    JebusUD wrote: »
    I love Plan X's weird LED-lit brain

    Since I love all the strange bots, I wanted Wrecks to work. But it just doesn't. It's almost as bad as that worm bot from the original.

    Oh yeah, I remember that thing! It was a beautiful mobile sculpture but an awful fighting robot

    I think it did win a single fight where it managed to clamp on and flip a bot. Back before nearly all the bots had self righting mechanisms,

    And I won, so you lose,
    Guess it always comes down to.
  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? peach treesRegistered User regular
    JebusUD wrote: »
    I love Plan X's weird LED-lit brain

    Since I love all the strange bots, I wanted Wrecks to work. But it just doesn't. It's almost as bad as that worm bot from the original.

    I was fucking stunned at the ingenuity of it though

    It walked! It really walked! Using gyroscopic force! And it did some actual damage!

    I bet the guy who built that thing was over the moon regardless

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  • Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    Kadith wrote: »
    So did they fix the problems they had with people bringing in jammers that started happening at the end of the last go?

    Really? Is there anywhere I can read/watch more about this because it sounds ridiculous but hilarious

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    Is Grant Imahara involved in any way with this, because that's about the only way you'd get me to watch.

  • Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    edited June 2015
    I liked the part where the robot exploded

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  • GoatmonGoatmon Property of Amara_P Registered User regular
    wait WHAT

    THIS IS BACK

    AAAAAAAAAAAH

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  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular

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  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Caaba Beankomy XobthroRegistered User regular
    Is Grant Imahara involved in any way with this, because that's about the only way you'd get me to watch.

    I want Bill Nye back as their expert.

    And I won, so you lose,
    Guess it always comes down to.
  • PwnanObrienPwnanObrien He's right, life sucks. Registered User regular
    edited June 2015


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  • Ghostly ClockworkGhostly Clockwork Registered User regular
    Yeses, I had no idea this was back, and I am super happy. Can't believe it's only 6 episodes though! Guess I'll be watching this on repeat on Hulu to push up the numbers.

    FTC: honk.
    FTC: HONK.

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  • PMAversPMAvers Registered User regular
    edited June 2015
    Oh my god, the salt in that first fight tonight.

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  • PMAversPMAvers Registered User regular
    Oh my GOD, Complete Control. You beautiful bastards.

    *golf clap*

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  • WhippyWhippy Moderator, Admin Emeritus Admin Emeritus
    Is mark setrakian competing at all this year

  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Caaba Beankomy XobthroRegistered User regular
    I work evenings on the weekend so I haven't seen it yet. Also, I'm watching on Hulu, so it is next day anyway. :(

    And I won, so you lose,
    Guess it always comes down to.
  • Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    We watched the first two episodes. The only complaint is that with commercials and stories about competitors you don't a huge amount of fighting. Hopefully in the next rounds where most of the folks have been introduced they'll be able to show more action. Not that their stories aren't interesting, but 60 minutes for 4 fights of less than 3 minutes each drags a bit.

  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    The whole complete control thing really did seem like something that the producers put in.

    Also Tombtstone is a nightmare bot. Just wrecked it's competition.

  • facetiousfacetious a wit so dry it shits sandRegistered User regular
    edited June 2015
    I feel like it's gotta be either Tombstone or Bronco to win the whole competition. Does anyone know if Bronco is made by the same builders as El Toro back in the day? I assume, based on the similar design and name that it's likely.

    Also I kinda geeked the fuck out when I found out Kenny Florian was one of the announcers. He is my all time favourite MMA fighter (also a total hottie but that's mostly beside the point).

    I was annoyed Complete Control didn't get a wildcard. Other than maybe the MIT bot whose name I can't remember, it probably had the most control (no pun intended) in its match of any of the losers. Also I've always loved that its weapon is so purely about, again, control, and not damage. I remember back in the day seeing it just straight up carry its opponent around. It's hype as shit.

    Edit: I'm kinda sad there aren't weight classes this year though. I always really enjoyed the differences in the designs between them.

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  • Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    It surprised me across the board how ineffective fire tended to be. It seemed like for all the time and effort it probably took and how spectacular some of the hits looked, I didn't see a single flame attack that actual effected the outcome of a battle.

  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    Whippy wrote: »
    Is mark setrakian competing at all this year
    Don't think so. Pretty sure we've seen all the bots out there. Though the trophy stand they've got the Nut on looks like something he'd make. Probably for the best though, I mean the guy makes some beautiful robots, inspiring pieces of art and engineering, but I don't think they've ever been particularly competitive. even back on Comedy Central. It would be painful to watch Mechadon get ripped up by some of these new bots.
    facetious wrote: »
    I feel like it's gotta be either Tombstone or Bronco to win the whole competition. Does anyone know if Bronco is made by the same builders as El Toro back in the day? I assume, based on the similar design and name that it's likely.
    Bronco is from Inertia Labs who did El Toro and the other thrower bots from the later seasons of Comedy Central Battlebots.

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
  • PMAversPMAvers Registered User regular
    Well, I'd say a indirect fire attack is what unstabalized Nightmare during it's fight.

    I'd say a explosion is still a fire attack, right?

    Everything might just be too well armored for it to matter, although we haven't really seen a good direct hit yet, or what it's doing to the bot internals.

    Fire might be more interesting if we got a lightweight round.

    Also, I can't put my finger on it, but Tombstone rubs me the wrong way for some reason.

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  • NaphtaliNaphtali Null Registered User regular
    i'm still amazed they've barely made any improvements to nightmare 13 years later

    getting flipped over is your biggest weakness dude, maybe you should do something about that

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  • One Thousand CablesOne Thousand Cables An absence of thought Registered User regular
    Naphtali wrote: »
    i'm still amazed they've barely made any improvements to nightmare 13 years later

    getting flipped over is your biggest weakness dude, maybe you should do something about that

    But doing anything about that would get in the way of having a giant buzzsaw blade fuck shit up, which is unacceptable

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  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Caaba Beankomy XobthroRegistered User regular
    We watched the first two episodes. The only complaint is that with commercials and stories about competitors you don't a huge amount of fighting. Hopefully in the next rounds where most of the folks have been introduced they'll be able to show more action. Not that their stories aren't interesting, but 60 minutes for 4 fights of less than 3 minutes each drags a bit.

    It's a good show to do dishes and laundry to. You can half pay attention during the reality TV parts.
    It surprised me across the board how ineffective fire tended to be. It seemed like for all the time and effort it probably took and how spectacular some of the hits looked, I didn't see a single flame attack that actual effected the outcome of a battle.

    I agree. Icewave bot was on fire in EP 1, but I think it was a malfunction.

    Naphtali wrote: »
    i'm still amazed they've barely made any improvements to nightmare 13 years later

    getting flipped over is your biggest weakness dude, maybe you should do something about that

    But doing anything about that would get in the way of having a giant buzzsaw blade fuck shit up, which is unacceptable

    I still think Nightmare would have won it's qualifying round if it hadn't tried to flip back over on the wall. It was dominating Warrior Clan until that flip. And I don't think that one hit, expert though it was, would have gotten them the win without a KO.

    And I won, so you lose,
    Guess it always comes down to.
  • NaphtaliNaphtali Null Registered User regular
    Naphtali wrote: »
    i'm still amazed they've barely made any improvements to nightmare 13 years later

    getting flipped over is your biggest weakness dude, maybe you should do something about that

    But doing anything about that would get in the way of having a giant buzzsaw blade fuck shit up, which is unacceptable

    not really. they need to add some sort of righting mechanism is all

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  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited June 2015
    PMAvers wrote: »
    Well, I'd say a indirect fire attack is what unstabalized Nightmare during it's fight.

    I'd say a explosion is still a fire attack, right?

    Everything might just be too well armored for it to matter, although we haven't really seen a good direct hit yet, or what it's doing to the bot internals.

    Fire might be more interesting if we got a lightweight round.

    Also, I can't put my finger on it, but Tombstone rubs me the wrong way for some reason.

    I think it may be because it's such a simple concept/bot (as simple as building robots can be) but it's so fucking effective. There's no imgination to it, it's just utilitarian design for a single purpose.

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  • One Thousand CablesOne Thousand Cables An absence of thought Registered User regular
    Naphtali wrote: »
    Naphtali wrote: »
    i'm still amazed they've barely made any improvements to nightmare 13 years later

    getting flipped over is your biggest weakness dude, maybe you should do something about that

    But doing anything about that would get in the way of having a giant buzzsaw blade fuck shit up, which is unacceptable

    not really. they need to add some sort of righting mechanism is all

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    Naphtali wrote: »
    Naphtali wrote: »
    i'm still amazed they've barely made any improvements to nightmare 13 years later

    getting flipped over is your biggest weakness dude, maybe you should do something about that

    But doing anything about that would get in the way of having a giant buzzsaw blade fuck shit up, which is unacceptable

    not really. they need to add some sort of righting mechanism is all

    I think it could do with a redesign to move the drive system to the rear of the bot so it was invertible, like the latest version of Backlash.
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    Wouldn't need to take weight from the weapon system for a self righting mechanism that way.

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
  • GoatmonGoatmon Property of Amara_P Registered User regular
    edited June 2015
    Naphtali wrote: »
    i'm still amazed they've barely made any improvements to nightmare 13 years later

    getting flipped over is your biggest weakness dude, maybe you should do something about that

    That fight vs Son of Wyachi is a legend for me.

    If only because it was hands down the shortest fight in Battlebots history.

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  • NaphtaliNaphtali Null Registered User regular
    Goatmon wrote: »
    Naphtali wrote: »
    i'm still amazed they've barely made any improvements to nightmare 13 years later

    getting flipped over is your biggest weakness dude, maybe you should do something about that

    That fight vs Son of Wyachi is a legend for me.

    If only because it was hands down the shortest fight in Battlebots history.


    I never liked that fight because it was basically rigged

    thanks, floor flippers
    Yeah they were going to lose to Whyachi no matter what, of course

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  • GoatmonGoatmon Property of Amara_P Registered User regular
    Yeah there was no way that solid spinning blade wasn't getting slammed into oblivion by those horizontal hammers.

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    Goatmon wrote: »
    Yeah there was no way that solid spinning blade wasn't getting slammed into oblivion by those horizontal hammers.

    I'd imagine the destruction would have been somewhat more impressive had they met face to face (so to speak) rather than having one or the other bounced around by the ramps.

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
  • GoatmonGoatmon Property of Amara_P Registered User regular
    I don't see how that would have really made a difference.

    The physics of how their respective weapons worked could only lead to one outcome.

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