NOTE: Its illegal for anyone to try to distribute or publish any type of Bang The Machine’s content without permission. This movie has never been officially released.
If you been to EVO more than once, chances are that you’ve heard of “Bang the Machine” (Refered to as BTM for the rest of this thread)
By you I mean
-The fighting game enthusiast
-The dedicated player
-The one who regularly travels to tournaments
-The one who’s been involved in this community for a good amount of time.
-The one who’s always looking to improve his or her technique
-The tournament organizer
If you meet 1 or more of this requirements, there’s a 90% chance that you would somehow feel identified with the players featured in BTM.
After the last screening at EVO2010, Ponder (one of the 3 founders of EVO) said that they were gonna eventually do BTM 2 and release the original for everyone to see.
The purpose of this thread is to gather support for this project. We have to be aware though that years could pass without hearing or seeing anything of this project, but I think its important to show that the community would be deeply interested in this project.
We will never really know the entire idea behind the original BTM because most of the original footage was lost in 9/11
However, the little part we’ve seen at EVO can still show (in a little perspective I imagine) that these players who now we see as top professionals are just people like you and I.
I’m pretty sure this film made a lot of players feel nostalgic in the last screening, because it kinda makes you feel that you can too become a professional player.
However, it’s important to note that our current community is really different compared to the one shown in the original BTM.
I’m glad to say that even though we’ve made te switch console, the roots of our hype are still with the arcades.
The new members that joined our community when SF4 was released didn’t change our cheering and unique way of hypeness, they joined us on it.
Therefore, the fighting game community’s hype isn’t anything like the one on any other type of event.
It’s been over 10 years since the story shown in the original BTM, so I think it’s important to have a new release that tells us new stories, new challeges and all those new feelings that this new generation of games, players and events has brought us.
Again, this is just for support and its not in any way pressure to the EVO staff or anyone else to release this. Keep in mind that EVO is growing larger and its a really important brand now. It’s totally expected that the EVO staff is really busy for the moment.
Feel free to post your ideas for this film if you support this idea and nominate it if you’d like to see this in the front page.
Thats all for now…