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Originally posted by HomerinNC
imagine these on a paintball field? The owner would make a FORTUNE setting up Mechwarrior paintball games
Originally posted by Notadisinfoagent
Originally posted by mr10k
reply to post by Ilyich
You do understand they didn't build this with real-life war in mind? It was meant for civilians. And come on! An RPG to ANYTHING will do a ton of damage. This thing looks like it could be put to good use as some advanced war mecha.
If I had the cash to spare I'd save one and mod it for when shtf, but it looks way more practical being used on the battlefield.
Really? With a price tag like that we're better off giving our boys walmart specials, than putting them in a robot-oven-coffin. Molotov the thing and the poor bastard will be roasted and trapped for good.
Again, I think you completely missed the part where it states it's for civilian use. Not tailored to some military jarhead who wants to kill a bunch of people in a giant robot.edit on 29-7-2012 by mr10k because: (no reason given)
Ok maybe sci-fi movies/games have warped my mind a bit, but I don't think they are meant just for civilians. How many civilians you know that need gatling guns and rocket launchers? Of course I can see variants being used by civilians maybe as a glorified vacuum cleaner or to paint your house or something.
But I can also see it being used as security for government facilities, or even just offices or something. Tight corrodors, only place to hide is like behind a desk or something. Or even police using them to patrol gang-infested neighborhoods. Could you imagine a shoot-out between bloods and crips and then rolling down the street comes a gatling gun wielding machine on wheels? I don't think many people would have a rocket or grenade handy to lob at it. It would be a very intimidating thing to see.
Originally posted by Milkflavour
Sorry to be a party pooper guys but I'm calling fake on this.... The video is too cheesy to be real and "smile shot"? Seriously? I can't believe anyone here can actually believe that this is the real deal.... If it is then it's pretty incredible but.... I am HIGHLY doubtful...
Originally posted by Ben81
not coincidence that they release this ad today
Why? What is so significant about today (day of OP) that it is suspicious an ad for a robot from Japan came out?
Also - what the f is the point in these things? The movement is slow, the guns dont even work with real bullets? it just seems like a waste of a MILLION dollars. I would MUCH rather take that million, and invest it into something that will actually help the human race, some needy children from a 3rd world country, or people in my local community who need help to get back on their feet.