Releasing “The BattleBots Prototype”

Releasing “The BattleBots Prototype”

[I’m literally only here for the prototype not your soapboxing so just take me to it already.] Six years ago I wrote an article at a time when perhaps BattleBots Update had its highest clout urging the founders of the event to strike up a deal to make their...
Rediscovering “Trax: The Robot Wars”

Rediscovering “Trax: The Robot Wars”

[Click here to download Trax: The Robot Wars!] What was the first robot combat video game? Think about it. Most people will respond with the original Robot Arena for PC, released in 2001. Fans of American robot combat might suggest it was BattleBots: Beyond The...
Reviving “Metal Breakdown”

Reviving “Metal Breakdown”

[Click here to play Metal Breakdown!] [Click here to download BlueMaxima’s Flashpoint and play it if the above link doesn’t work.] The year is 2000. Bill Clinton is winding down his two-term presidency and George W. Bush is the current President-elect...
BattleBots Season 11: Robot Predictions

BattleBots Season 11: Robot Predictions

A new season of BattleBots is literally right around the corner. By the end of this year we’ll be botting it up so hard you’d think we were trying to snipe Xbox Series X listings on Walmart.com. Is that still a topical reference this late in the year? Are...