Here’s how you stream a giant robot fight!

October 12, 2017
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It’s USA vs Japan in a battle to scrap.

On Tuesday, October 17th, you can pop over to Twitch and stream a battle of giant robots smashing the bolts out of one another. This is like every dream 12-year-old me had growing up watching the crappest mech movie ever that I still very much love: Robot Jox.

Japan has obsessed with giant fighting robots since the late 1970’s, so much so they make games, cartoons, and comics (manga) dedicated to these science fiction warring robots. They’re so crazy about it that a shopping mall in Tokyo for years had a giant Gundam mecha standing guard out front!

So a team of Japanese inspired America nerds called Megabots manufactured their own 15-foot tall mecha and challenged a similar batch of Japanese nerds called Suidobashi to a battle! Here’s the story:

"We Challenged Japan to a Duel.

In the summer of 2015, MegaBots, inc. completed construction of the USA's first giant piloted mech. The Mk. II MegaBot is a 15-foot tall, 12,000lb robot capable of hurling 3lb projectiles at speeds of over 130 MPH.

Upon completion of the Mk. II, MegaBots challenged the only other known giant piloted robot in the world to a duel. A 9,000lb robot known as KURATAS created by a group in Japan known as Suidobashi Heavy Industries.

They accepted."

What I’m not clear about - how are these robots going to fight each other to scrap without hurting the squishy human pilots on the inside? I’m sure this will be the let down of watching this event, but regardless, the Megabot looks pretty incredible:

Here’s the official flyer for Tuesday’s event, make sure to do the “Alexa remind me Tuesday night at (your version of 10p ET/7p PT) to stream the giant robot duel” so we can be wowed by huge metal exoskeletons smashing each other to pieces!

The USA / Japan giant robot fight is happening next week on Twitch