Can you believe that we are in the last month of the 2010s? Well, maybe you do, but I certainly don't! To put it into context, I was only a few months into my homeschool years at the start of 2010, and now at the time I am writing this, I am part way through my second year at university. Man, does time fly!
Robot combat has come an awful long way since the start of the 2010s too. After a few years of promising shows thanks to Roaming Robots, we finally got to see the return of Robot Wars after being absent for twelve long years. And while it did not last the decade, it did generate some new stars, some excellent battles, unforgettable moments and a new generation of fans. Robot combat has also resurged overseas, particularly in the United S…Read more >
For those who haven't, strap yourselves in, because Ragnabot 3 is going to be one hell of a ride! Indeed, with the inclusion of the Series 9 and 10 machines, plus the non-heavyweights and some US 1996 machines, expect some titanic clashes and huge underdog stories throughout. I will be adding my thoughts on each heat, as well as my thoughts on how far the finalists can realistically go. In addition, I have several awards to give out in each heat, including:
- Overkill GTI Award: For the machine that stunned us by punching well above its weight. It depends on the robot and how far it made it into the tournament. For example, Overkill GTI winning one battle does not mean it overachieved; but its appearance in the Quarter-Finals of Ragnabot 2.
Don't bring wheels into the arena has become of the most quotable lines across all of robot combat, let alone Robot Wars. It is certainly up there with Wait for a good hit and Eric. It became a running meme throughout Ragnabot 2, so I thought it would be appropriate to make an official list that showcases every battle where I felt the quote could be attached to in Ragnabot 3.
- Of course, at least one of the machines must be equipped with exposed locomotion. This includes wheels and tracks, but not legs (meaning no walkers are to be added onto the list).
- For a battle to be added onto the list, the attacking robot must be equipped with some sort of weapon (or attribute, such as Storm 2 or Tornado's brute force) that realistically can destroy the vic…
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OK ladies and gentlemen, the 2019 Women's World Cup is due to begin in a week's time! So, we might as well revisit the World Cup Predictions Game made popular by Hogwild last year. The rules are what they were last time around:
4-0 to France! Dominating performance throughout, with France proving why they are a team to beat in this World Cup already. Harry Stormer, Hogwild94, Jimlaad43 and Myself all earn one point!
3-0 to Norway! Great team are Norway, although I would argue that they were somewhat complacent in the second half. Nonetheless, they will prove quite the challenge for France. I score a point.
2-0 to Nigeria! Did not catch much of this match, but that own goal was a sight to behold! Nigeria deserved the three points in my opinion. Hogwild…
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So, I managed to come across the East Anglian Daily Times article mentioned in the Series 3 Controversy page. It mainly expands upon what we know of the two behind-the-scenes incidents and Garrod's protest. Henceforth, I think I am going to call this scandal Garrodgate, because of how the incidents led to Rex Garrod withdrawing from the show. I will add the details of the article as soon as I can.
On another note, I emailed Larry Bundy Jr. Yes, THAT Larry Bundy Jr. I think it would be great if he could make a video on Garrodgate, especially considering he is a Robot Wars fan and has made videos on scandals in the past (like Driv3rgate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxEQOv2g0JA)
The information on the robot that caused the two accidents is a…
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