Finally, the apocalyptic cartoons of my youth can be the apocalyptic reality of what may be my final days.

Screw hoverboards. If you watched cartoons or played MechWarrior any time in the past few decades, you've probably been wondering where the giant fighting robots we were promised are. We were tempted as children with fun visions of a planet laid waste by these giant war machines, but alas, we have been kept waiting for giant piloted robots. Sure, Pacific Rim was fun, but it was basically just watching someone play Dance Dance Revolution inside Voltron's CGI head while fighting CGI super-Godzillas. Where is the smoke and real-life risk of death and mayhem?