It's all come down to this. From thirst five robots down to two. Now Xenosaga's Kos-Mos and Knights of the Old Republic's HK-47 square off in the final round of the Kotaku Robot Wars.
By John Gaudiosi
The only thing better than man's best friend is a giant, robot version of man's best friend, and that's why we love Half-Life 2's Dog.
Fewer machines are better poised to enslave humanity than the ubiquitous iPhone. That doesn't make Apple's gadget the ideal device for a Terminator game, though it does suggest a good platform for crude movie tie-ins.
If her looks don't kill, then her superhuman strength or her melee morphing arms will. She's KOS-MOS from Xenosaga, and we love her.
Activision passed us some Stan Bush swag in celebration of "The Touch" being available as free downloadable content for Guitar Hero World Tour. If you know your Transformers the Movie trivia, it could be yours.
The Kotaku Robot Wars continue on the other side of the world, as Osaka Japan and Canberra Australia are reduced to steaming piles of rubble and broken robot parts...but whose broken robot parts?
It's pure fantasy. Robots won't ever actually rise up and go to war with humanity. You know why? Because the robots of the future will be governed by Asimov's three laws of robotics.
While video game robots are all well and good, it takes a special sort of robot to carry a pinball game. Sure, he may bear a striking resemblance to Cobra Commander, but we love Pin*Bot.
Set in 2016 in a decimated Los Angeles, Terminator Salvation the video game is meant to connect the leap between Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and Terminator Salvation the movie.
From a remote controlled dragonfly to their award-winning Robosapien, toy maker WowWee is the master of all things robotic, but the inspiration for their toy creations often come from the world of video games.
Automata are self-operating machines, the original iteration of robots. These clockwork creations have fascinated me since I was a child. Richard Garriott, too, is fascinated with these machines, but he's got the money to back up his interest.
The first round of Kotaku's Robot Wars have left four U.S. cities in ruins and four video game robots nothing more than mounds of melted plastic and metal. Who survived to fight again?
Osamu Tezuka's beloved boy robot, Astro Boy, defined an art form, inspired a nation, and is a cultural icon worthy of the Robot Hall of Fame. So why doesn't he get more video games?
Even endangered furry space creatures are enamored with our mechanical pals, as evidenced by the latest robot we love, Clank.
Truly iron fists for The King of the Iron Fists Tournament. There isn't one Jack, but a series of these Russian robots: Jack, Jack-2, Jack-4, Jack-5, Jack-6, Gun Jack and Prototype Jack. A package deal!
In trying to describe how much they disliked the new Terminator movie, many movie reviewers decided that comparing it to video games would do the trick.
We continue our week-long tribute to the video game robots that we love with a Star Wars droid that loves you too, meatbag.