Robot Wars [Series 10] [Sundays, 8pm] [BBC2]

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PostRe: Robot Wars [Sundays, 8pm, BBC2]
by Qikzen » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:09 pm

Lagamorph wrote:Just started watching the final now.
Damn straight they chose Thor to go through. Would've been an utter disgrace for any of the others to be picked over him.


Behemoth should've got in. He's a beast.

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PostRe: Robot Wars [Sundays, 8pm, BBC2]
by Pancake » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:20 pm

I wanted Carbide to win but the Apollo team were great so not too bothered. I'm just bored of flippers! I know there are a lot of spinners too but a) Carbide is no ordinary spinner and b) I love the carnage, real shame it started to malfunction towards the end of the series. I reckon Chaos 2 is a better robot than Apollo.

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PostRe: Robot Wars [Sundays, 8pm, BBC2]
by Qikzen » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:24 pm

Pancake wrote:I wanted Carbide to win but the Apollo team were great so not too bothered. I'm just bored of flippers! I know there are a lot of spinners too but a) Carbide is no ordinary spinner and b) I love the carnage, real shame it started to malfunction towards the end of the series. I reckon Chaos 2 is a better robot than Apollo.


Thing is flippers were boring before, because literally every side of the arena was flippable.

So many robots can self right now that flippers are not OP since it's actually hard for them to win now.

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PostRe: Robot Wars [Sundays, 8pm, BBC2]
by Lastpostamorph » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:28 pm

Oh man....about to watch the final now.

I felt so bad for Thor. One guy somehow managing to just keep that thing going and going, but just couldn't manage it here.
The fact that he somehow managed to come back at all after that fight with Carbide is strawberry floating amazing.

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PostRe: Robot Wars [Sundays, 8pm, BBC2]
by Pancake » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:45 pm

Qikz wrote:
Pancake wrote:I wanted Carbide to win but the Apollo team were great so not too bothered. I'm just bored of flippers! I know there are a lot of spinners too but a) Carbide is no ordinary spinner and b) I love the carnage, real shame it started to malfunction towards the end of the series. I reckon Chaos 2 is a better robot than Apollo.


Thing is flippers were boring before, because literally every side of the arena was flippable.

So many robots can self right now that flippers are not OP since it's actually hard for them to win now.


There is no doubt that the simple wedge flipper is an effective design if engineered properly but I'm not bored of them because they're effective, I'm bored of them because they do not cause metal crunching carnage! In my opinion they are less spectacular, even when they're chucking house robots around.

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PostRe: Robot Wars [Sundays, 8pm, BBC2]
by Garth » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:48 pm

Dangerblade wrote:Just saw a trailer for Battlebots, which is going to be showing over here on Spike...Sundays at 8pm :lol:

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Nice, shall we just keep using this thread then?

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PostRe: Robot Wars [Sundays, 8pm, BBC2]
by All Gold, Frankenstein and Grrr » Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:27 pm

Yeah sure thing. I'll change the title

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PostRe: Battlebots [Sundays, 8pm, Spike]
by Dig Dug » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:22 am

ITV 2 have started showing old robot wars episodes in HD. Might be worth a look.

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PostRe: Battlebots [Sundays, 8pm, Spike]
by Dig Dug » Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:43 pm

Bumping the thread to let people know battlebots is on tonight.

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PostRe: Battlebots [Sundays, 8pm, Spike]
by Yulehide » Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:46 pm

Battlebots is utter shite, seen a few episodes on youtube and it really is terrible.

The robots are awful too with ineffective weapons, no self righting mechanisms in sight and make even the worst RW robots look high tech.

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PostRe: Battlebots [Sundays, 8pm, Spike]
by EberKneesUp » Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:17 pm

This is so American. :dread:

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PostRe: Battlebots [Sundays, 8pm, Spike]
by All Gold, Frankenstein and Grrr » Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:18 pm

Kenny Florian wtf :lol:

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PostRe: Battlebots [Sundays, 8pm, Spike]
by EberKneesUp » Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:19 pm

Oh look, the spinner won.

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PostRe: Battlebots [Sundays, 8pm, Spike]
by All Gold, Frankenstein and Grrr » Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:33 pm

Wrecks with an amazing spinner yet no mobility due to the stupid walking system.

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PostRe: Battlebots [Sundays, 8pm, Spike]
by EberKneesUp » Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:38 pm

Dangerblade wrote:Wrecks with an amazing spinner yet no mobility due to the stupid walking system.

Those legs were the stupidest idea. Couldn't even self right.

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PostRe: Battlebots [Sundays, 8pm, Spike]
by Frank » Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:39 pm

Jessica Chobot what the hell :lol: What is this show.

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PostRe: Battlebots [Sundays, 8pm, Spike]
by Frank » Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:41 pm

Team Razer :x

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PostRe: Battlebots [Sundays, 8pm, Spike]
by EberKneesUp » Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:42 pm

Warhead looks like a Razer rip off.

Edit: oh, is it the same team?

I'm not sure who any of these hosts/judges are.

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PostRe: Battlebots [Sundays, 8pm, Spike]
by EberKneesUp » Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:47 pm

Warhead is strawberry floating dire. :lol:

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PostRe: Battlebots [Sundays, 8pm, Spike]
by Frank » Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:47 pm

It's understandable why they came back to Robot Wars with Razer, at least :slol: That was dreadful.

Interesting that there's no pit or house robots or anything. Just a few slightly more extreme arena weapons...

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