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Re: 2018 Game Speculation

It's going to be a football game. They never had it, and it does follow the track of history... kind of? But it follows the primary shooting pattern, and it will have new elements and possibly turf instead of carpet.
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It's going to be a football game. They never had it, and it does follow the track of history... kind of? But it follows the primary shooting pattern, and it will have new elements and possibly turf instead of carpet.
So far, every even year (right back to Maize Craze) has had a definitely spherical primary game piece.

Also, after looking at last year's graphics, we thought last year might have a(n American) football or finned football as a game piece, and we did a bit of work getting such a game piece to fly predictably. I'm not nearly lucky enough to have that sort of work pay off just one year later.
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The two teasers have featured Bender and Chili. That's an obvious reference to the Futurama episode "The 30% Iron Chief" where Bender and Elzar make something that looks like Chili using Soylent Green. Soylent Green came out in 1973, the same year as the short story that Rollerball (1975) is based on. Rollerball is set in 2018.

So the teasers have made it obvious the game is going to a variation of the game played in Rollerball (and everyone is going to name their robot Jonathan).


Unless you subscribe to the theory that Bender is actually a reference to John Bender from "The Breakfast Club". The signature song from that movie is by the Simple Minds. The chili refers to the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Both of those bands have played memorable concerts in Croke Field which is the headquarters to the Gaelic Athletic Association. A staple Gaelic sport is Hurling which is played with a stick that looks like giant spoon. In which case the game will be a variation of Hurling. But that ignores the space/mad scientist/future references.

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Rollerball is set in 2018.
This year, special rules for Einstein Field: No time limits. No penalties. No substitutions.
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Re: 2018 Game Speculation

-bumpers optional
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The two teasers have featured Bender and Chili. That's an obvious reference to the Futurama episode "The 30% Iron Chief" where Bender and Elzar make something that looks like Chili using Soylent Green. Soylent Green came out in 1973, the same year as the short story that Rollerball (1975) is based on. Rollerball is set in 2018.

So the teasers have made it obvious the game is going to a variation of the game played in Rollerball (and everyone is going to name their robot Jonathan).


Unless you subscribe to the theory that Bender is actually a reference to John Bender from "The Breakfast Club". The signature song from that movie is by the Simple Minds. The chili refers to the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Both of those bands have played memorable concerts in Croke Field which is the headquarters to the Gaelic Athletic Association. A staple Gaelic sport is Hurling which is played with a stick that looks like giant spoon. In which case the game will be a variation of Hurling. But that ignores the space/mad scientist/future references.
Well, with the latest teaser including a picture of Castle that is all obvious jibberish typed by a madman.....


Bender is voiced by John DiMaggio. Chili refers to Flea, the bass player of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Castle is played by Nathan Fillion. All three have had guest appearances on American Dad. The Spoon references call attention to the clip where the Smiths called JKM Plumbing for reasons that shouldn't be gotten into here. The real JKM Plumbing is in Langhorne, PA. Langhorne, PA is home to Aerotek's shipping hub and we are replaying Recycle Rush. No wait, that's the FTC game this year.


If you google "Bender Chili Castle" you get to Benders Brat Haus in Castle Rock Colorado who apparently has a pretty good chili. (That makes me hungry, maybe I should get lunch - no, must power through). On yelp Frank put a review for Benders using the cleverly disguised name "Big M". He references the 3 Pig Sandwich which is an obvious reference to the pigs in space sketches on the muppet show. Atari made a Pigs in Space video game which was more or less a rip off of Space Invaders. So this years game is going to based on the Space Invaders video game.
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Re: 2018 Game Speculation

No more theme speculation! FIRST Power Up is official!
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Re: 2018 Game Speculation

...2019 Game Speculation, anyone?
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Re: 2018 Game Speculation

So Power Up was confirmed. We now know it's gonna be video game or retro themed.

Now think about it, many classic arcade video games were platformers. Now, what do all Platformers have? Water Levels.

WATER GAME CONFIRMED
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Re: 2018 Game Speculation

See the arrow in the logo? Seen it in an arcade??
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Re: 2018 Game Speculation

It's a gaming style theme, which I think is very interesting. I love retro and modern games. Speculation of the topic is a very hmm... unique. Now what could be there as in arena wise is anybodies guess. But most definitely a topic pondering about.
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So Power Up was confirmed. We now know it's gonna be video game or retro themed.

Now think about it, many classic arcade video games were platformers. Now, what do all Platformers have? Water Levels.

WATER GAME CONFIRMED
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Re: 2018 Game Speculation

There's no way this year's game doesn't involve stairs...

Power up poster https://imgur.com/gallery/ZJjYO
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Re: 2018 Game Speculation

Also the trophy at the top of the coins confirms that either coins will be important or some kind of capturing of something, maybe similar to the 'capturing' of the stronghold castles.
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