I don’t want to start any trouble…(although this is, lol) however, first I would like to give a great amount of props to EVO 2K8. Congratulations to all the champions. You know that I’m gonna rep Justin cause he reps the Empire but I would like to give a special congratulations for John Choi, who has earned the title “Captain America” for winning Evo for the USA.
This year’s Evolution has significant meaning and “Context” to the event (thanks for the word Seth) because of the Reality Documentary “Bang the Machine”. For me the Documentary made the finals for Evolution all that more meaningful. Watching Justin, Ricky, Choi, Amir, Watson, Calipower and more turned me into a true supporter for the USA when they went toe to toe with Japan’s best. Now for the trolls that want to say something about whether or not Nuki or Tokido are Japan’s best, “Flip”. The point is our US heroes went out there and gave there best and beat JAPAN in 08! Hold that! B4’s revenge was served.
Now that we’re past that on to the point of this thread. Why is Bang the machine not available for the community? I know that there are a lot of “Legal” matters that answers that question which is fine, but the significant history of this community’s culture is defined in that documentary. As an outsider from the Fighting game community I can tell you guys that the documentary is very informative, entertaining and educational. It makes me want to now take up fighting games “seriously”.
When you have something of that power, it should not be held from the gamers. Is there a way that the community of fighting games…no the community of gamers can petition the release of the documentary. It doesn’t have to be sold it can be shown for free which should go under copyright laws because no profit is being made. This thread is actually for SRK as a whole. Thus I would like to start a petition for the free release of “Bang the Machine”. Whats your thoughts and vote?
(PS: After seeing Bang the Machine and the King of Kong, I give it to Bang the Machine. Its more gritty and nasty. However in the defense of the King of Kong it isn’t fair to compare the two because of the format in which the competition is held. BTM is more about head to head, human to human, while KOK is more about head to head, Human vs. CPU. Story wise though BTM is godlike. Watson owns free. If that was me though…we’d be fighting. No offense Watson but I just couldn’t go out like that, you’d would just have to beat the crap out of me. I don’t know…guess its a NYC thing.)