Duel between United States’ Megabot Mk. III and Japan’s Kuratas will be live stream on Twitch.tv this October 17

I can see a lot of people being disappointed by this upcoming duel of two giant robot. Since this is in real life, these robots will not be like those that we see in the movies and animations.

The reason why many are excited of this, (may be!!) because we have been conditioned to think that a giant robot in real life will be similar to the ones that we see on movies, TV, specially those in animes like Voltron, Voltes V, Gundam, Pacific RIM, Real Steel, etc.

Incase you want to watch it, you can watch the duel via this twitch link: https://go.twitch.tv/megabotsinc.

Kickstarter will launch in Japan on September 13th

Ashley Carman, writing for The Verge;

Kickstarter is coming to Japan on September 13th. The company confirmed the date in an emailed announcement today and said interested creators should email japan@kickstarter.com. Although people from Japan could always back a project, or launch their own through a partnership with a US-based partner, they can now launch their own using a local Japanese bank account and a local form of identification. Kickstarter will be in Japanese, too.

Kickstarter first announced the launching of the service in Japan last May.