Sorry. Had to make it.
Welcome back to the Beat, and welcome back from the break! Everything's all caught up now, Shark Week has come and gone, though the last Sharknado movie isn't for another couple weeks, and it's not even by the original writer. (Fun fact: We went to the
Senor Weaselo: Welcome to the first ever BattleBots Beat midseason roundtable show! I am, as always, your friendly neighborhood Senor Weaselo, and since we've had this two-week midseason break I thought it would be nice to have a discussion about the season so far, and about what might happen in
Here is in Long Beach an arena where the custom exists among the competitors, several of whom are intellectual robots—oh yeah, they are not man but machine—to indulge in reading, nay, even in more or less literary and robotics talks during other robots' fights. This means they read and talk
Welcome back to the Beat! Last week, there were a pair of controversial decisions and neither of them were Chomp's fight. Also three robots went 0-3 crippling their chances of making the big end-of-season playoff bracket. This week, we have all sorts of crazy matchups, including my favorite-looking bot, Warhead.
Welcome back to the Beat! Yeah, no title smart-assery in the lede today for reasons you'll find out below. Last time out DUCK! showed it was thick as a brick, Witch Doctor voodooed its way around death by screws, and Lock-Jaw and Bronco gave us about a quarter of the
In case you're wondering what the hell I'm talking about—more than usual, of course—that's Bil Dwyer. Some of you may know him from his time on Last Comic Standing, but to me he is best known as the color commentator from the Comedy Central BattleBots seasons, and for the catchphrase,
Welcome back to the Beat! Last time out, the Dutch had a rough go, Chomp learned about the foibles of technology, and we met a robot that had a… pneumatic fist as its weapon, and the Internets responded as you'd expect.
Fister Roboto Bale Spear does not make an appearance in
Welcome back to the Beat! Last time, HUGE told Free Shipping to get big, Blacksmith bullied The Four Horsemen, and Yeti got its receiver issue from the Icewave loss fixed quickly enough to come try and wreck the KDFO studio. This week a DFO favorite makes her debut as do
In fairness I didn't say I was good with titles. But welcome back to the Beat! Last time, burgerbot Battle Royale with Cheese was more than a little undercooked in its debut, Lock-Jaw pulled a much less successful version of a Diesector, and Gigabyte learned that sometimes you get what you
Morning, lizard people. Let's see how this one turns out, since I was at my 10-year HS reunion over the weekend, so I was busy Friday night. And also as of this second the lappy's still mostly dead because I was running around. Which means I'll take notes on my
That's a double meaning in the title, due to my laptop being out of commission. Whoever said "hard drive error," you win! You don't win anything specifically or corporeally, or even my eternal love and admiration and gratitude. Just know that when your Disk Utility notes your S.M.A.R.T. system says
Welcome to Senor's BattleBots Beat, the best BattleBots review series that posts on Thursdays… that doesn't routinely mention a "Bad Dragon." (Just a hunch, don't Google that one at work. Or at your family computer.)
Last week, we had some fantastic fights and rumbles, and Tombstone and Minotaur nearly broke the