- Jan 17, 2009
BUT DOES IT RUN ON FIGHTING SPIRIT!
You beautiful bastard, you beat me to it, but I'm going to one up you!Infernai said:
HAHAHAHA! YES! I NEVER THOUGHT I'D BE ALIVE TO DO THIS, SO HERE IT GOES!
*ahem* METAL GEAR!
(Someone was gonna do it eventually, and i just happened to be the escapist prepared to take that step)
It's an expensive toy, I certainly didn't expect seriousness to come out that video.josemlopes said:Wait, is this real or is everyone just going along with the joke? They only show a "mech" that twists his body and raises his arms, nothing more. That UI looks impratical as fuck and very movie like, if the robot can actually move at 10km/h why not show it do that instead of CGI? Did they actually made a weapon that can be controlled via phone ? And what is the deal with the smiling?
I honestly cant believe in it due to how dumb it is
Mechs aren't impractical in combat because current models are rubbish. The models seen in anime are also impractical and only look cool because the artists grant them exemption from basic laws of physics and make them win. The Tachikomas from Ghost in the Shell, for instance, zoom around with speed and agility that would be impressive in a formula 1 race. But whereas formula 1 cars have big tyres with high grip, Tachikomas have little castor wheels that shouldn't have much traction at all.Legion said:Of course it is, it's slow, clunky and impractical as it stands. But all technology has to start somewhere. We never build the good stuff on our first attempts.GTwander said:All those things were impractical (and dangerous) in their first incarnations, like this thing.Mr.K. said:You do know that has been said about every major technological development?The Madman said:I know I'm being the nerdy one by saying this but there's a reason there have been no mech until now (Apparently), and that's because as a fighting machine they're just ridiculously impractical.
Guns were considered impractical, vehicles were considered impractical, electricity, electronic devices, computers,... airplanes were even deemed impossible.
Yet here we are now years later with all that so common it doesn't even impress us anymore.
Give it time (and investment) and then I can see something like this being put to good use. As is, it's fairly lame... and I'm not talking about the soda rockets and BB guns, the whole thing is just...
... you know damned well what I'm getting at.
Hell, look at the first car made compared to the Ferrari, look at the first plane compared to the crazy military aircraft we have now.
This is the equivilent of those.