Robot Wars – Season 10, Best Final Ever

Spoilers let’s just get that out of the way now because I have to talk about this in detail. Continue reading “Robot Wars – Season 10, Best Final Ever”

BBC Three and eSports

The BBC announced last month that they are covering eSports, which is a great step for professional gaming. If you had spoken to a huge media conglomerate about pro gaming in the past, they might have chuckled and said “That’s nice”, but now-a-days, with the industry booming and with the sheer number of people involved, it’s hard to ignore it and harder still to call it a mere fad. This is the first deal of its kind, but what exactly is the deal and how important is it for the industry? Timlah here to check out what the BBC have offered professional gaming and where this could take it in the future.

The BBC announced last month that they are covering eSports, which is a great step for professional gaming. If you had spoken to a huge media conglomerate about pro gaming in the past, they might have chuckled and said “That’s nice”, but now-a-days, with the industry booming and with the sheer number of people involved, it’s hard to ignore it and harder still to call it a mere fad. This is the first deal of its kind, but what exactly is the deal and how important is it for the industry? Timlah here to check out what the BBC have offered professional gaming and where this could take it in the future.

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Robot Wars: House Robot Carnage

Not going to lie here, this season of Robot Wars rather snuck up on me, I found out that it was coming back on the day it aired so I had a lot of hype to cram in to a few hours, but it’s all good.

After last season was heavily advertised on the back of how awesome the rebuilt House Robots looked it must be said that their involvement in the autumn season was rather minimal, confined rather strictly to the corner patrol zones (CPZ) with no means of traversing between them. In the second season the producers included a narrow perimeter patrol zone in between the larger corner areas that meant the House team presented a much bigger threat. In addition, they’d be set free to do far more terrible things to immobilised fighters, sadly no longer the case, although it does make repair time a little easier on the builders. Continue reading “Robot Wars: House Robot Carnage”

Life at the BBC

For those of you not in the know, I used to work for the BBC. It was actually my second major programming job back in 2002, I remember turning up for the interview suited and booted but still had my goatee and my septum piercing. Even then I was convinced that I didn’t need to remove these to get into a good company. I was certainly nervous for the interview and I walked into Bush House which has an interesting history and was mostly used for the BBC’s world service radio programs.

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Robot Wars House Robots

If you, like us, enjoyed the legendary BBC series Robot Wars in the late 90’s to early 00’s, then you’ll doubtlessly be either pleased to hear it’s coming back, or anxiously awaiting its return. While the presenter has changed (Dara O’Briain, who I’ve no doubt will do a superb job) the rest appears to remain much the same, including a few returning combatants, and the ever popular House Robots. But a decade on, and a few things have changed…

Oh but the times have changed… and so have the House Robots. Continue reading “Robot Wars House Robots”