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I knew it was only a matter of time before Car Wars, Mad Max, and dozens of video games featuring weaponized vehicles, came to television. On May 11th, the producers of Mythbusters will be bringing Weaponizers, a three-part series, to the little screen. Two teams will design, build, and send into remotely-controlled combat, lethally-outfitted vehicles. Sounds like my idea of a good time.

Weaponizers [via Gizmodo, and BotJunkie]

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.



  1. bloodyserb says:

    Car Wars! I used to play that. I didn’t think anyone remembered. Gawd, I wish I still had all my gear. I bet I’d have to pay a pretty penny on Ebay to get it all back.

  2. Gareth Branwyn says:

    I LOVED Car Wars. I still have all of my CW games: the original pocket box version, the 2nd edition, Sunday Drivers, AutoDuel Champions, the AADA Vehicle Guide, and the CW-related issues of SJ Games’ Space Gamer magazine.

    The other SJ Game from that era that I loved was OGRE. I had a whole box of the OGRE miniatures and scenery I had acquired in hopes of building an OGRE game table. When we moved 9 years ago, reluctantly, I sold it all and some other rare game components. The OGRE minis were no longer available when I sold them and I was amazed at what I got for them. It basically funded our move.

    1. bloodyserb says:

      When are you coming over?