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It's on: Giant robot battle to be streamed live this week

It's on: Giant robot battle to...
Both robots taking part in the giant duel will have the capacity to shoot projectiles at the one another
Both robots taking part in the giant duel will have the capacity to shoot projectiles at the one another
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An oversized robot battle two years in the making is about to reach its metal-shredding climax
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An oversized robot battle two years in the making is about to reach its metal-shredding climax
The MegaBot team with is 15-ft robot killing machine
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The MegaBot team with is 15-ft robot killing machine
Designers of the MegaBot with their 15-ft robot killing machine
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Designers of the MegaBot with their 15-ft robot killing machine
Suidobashi's Kuratas robot
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Suidobashi's Kuratas robot
The Suidobashi agreed only to the duel on the condition that the fight would allow for hand-to-hand melee combat
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The Suidobashi agreed only to the duel on the condition that the fight would allow for hand-to-hand melee combat
Suidobashi's Kuratas robot is fitted with twin Gatling BB cannons that can fire 6,000 BB pellets per minute
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Suidobashi's Kuratas robot is fitted with twin Gatling BB cannons that can fire 6,000 BB pellets per minute
Both robots taking part in the giant duel will have the capacity to shoot projectiles at the one another
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Both robots taking part in the giant duel will have the capacity to shoot projectiles at the one another
The Kuratas robot stands around 13 ft (4 m) tall 
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The Kuratas robot stands around 13 ft (4 m) tall 
The 15-ft MegaBot
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The 15-ft MegaBot
Both robots taking part in the giant duel will have the capacity to shoot projectiles at the one another
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Both robots taking part in the giant duel will have the capacity to shoot projectiles at the one another

A colossal battle two years in the making is about to be joined, with the USA vs Japan giant robot duel to take place on Tuesday, Pacific Time. Sci-fi lovers have waited patiently since the folks behind the MegaBot and Kuratas robots confirmed they'd be putting their metal-shredding, 15-foot robo-death machines to the test, where giant fists and projectiles will be swung and flung until one reaches its brutal end.

The challenge was laid down by America's Megabots in 2015 and Japan's Suidobashi duly accepted, setting the wheels in motion for a robot duel that may just end all robot duels. Suidobashi however, agreed only on the condition that the fight would allow for hand-to-hand melee combat.

"Just building something huge and sticking guns on it. It's Super American ... If we're going to win this, I want to punch them to scrap and knock them down to do it," designer of the Kuratas robot, Kogoro Kurata, said at the time.

Make no mistake, both bots will still have the capacity to shoot projectiles at the one another. The MegaBot is a 15 ft tall (4.5 m), 12,000 lb (5,500 kg ) tower of metal that can hurl three-pound (1.3 kg) oversized paintballs at over 130 mph, enough to put a dent in a car panel.

The Kuratas, meanwhile, stands around 13 ft (4 m) tall, weighs 9,000 lb (4,000 kg), and is fitted with twin Gatling BB cannons that can fire 6,000 BB pellets per minute. It also has a water-cannon-like device that fires flaccid missiles in rather indiscriminate directions. Both bots will be piloted by a member from each team.

The event will be live-streamed on Twitch and starts at 7pm Pacific on Tuesday. You can check out the promo video below to get pumped up in the meantime.

Source: MegaBots, Suidobashi

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Gaëtan Mahon
This is probably going to be like in the first episode of the Basquash Anime. The MC is super amazed by the high powered action shown on TV with all the effects being added to the footage with triple repeats and all that fancy stuff like flames and lighting striking the arena just to realized that the actual footage is boring AF when viewed life in the stadium because all the effects are, well... effects, and because of how SLOW everyone moves. This is going to be hilarious =)