• Hylian101 - January 24, 2014 5:18 a.m.

    Great article, though the Monado one irked me a little. Seems to be describing using it as it is in the picture, not in full-on techno-magicy lightsaber mode as intended. And that;s not a hole, it's just transparent there. Yeah, I may be a bit of a Xenoblade fanboy, if you can be a fanboy of a single game not in any franchise or whatever.
  • ombranox - June 29, 2014 2:34 p.m.

    It's a franchise now. The sequel's coming next year.
  • Lasnap - June 29, 2014 2:51 p.m.

    It has been a series for a long while already. Started with Xenogears back on the PS1 back in 98
  • ombranox - June 29, 2014 9:53 p.m.

    I know. I'm a huge fan of the Xenosaga portion. But now Xenoblade is, itself, a series.
  • Shnubby - January 24, 2014 5:13 a.m.

    "One of the KEY things for impact weapons" ... no pun intended? :P
  • viking-egil-engh - January 24, 2014 2:44 a.m.

    The Almighty Sword from Deathspank seems pretty impractical...
  • shawksta - January 24, 2014 7:59 p.m.

    Ah good ol Deathspank That was good f*cking game
  • michael-loonsfoot - January 24, 2014 12:56 a.m.

    Grr.. and to add in a little more, all of these people who just assume a random person with un-researched opinions has any credential at all, how dare you all just assume whatever is posted on the internet.. it might take GR_LucasSullivan 10 years of training everyday, while it only takes Kinara 3 years to successfully master the blade, it is beyond possible.. to say it is completely improbable shows a lack of belief in not only the human ability, but it the resolve of any individual alive today.. Like you have met fighters from every country.. like you have sparred or fought with or even made blades for those who still today take fighting to the death seriously... Pfft....Might as well say we will never have a handheld device that shows the past, or current activities from thousands of miles away... *cough* smartphones *cough* gee, who would have though we were capable of that... hmmmmmmm....
  • michael-loonsfoot - January 24, 2014 12:45 a.m.

    Are you kidding me, whoever you got to be the "sword smith" here is lacking the knowledge of those who train years after years to wield blades like these... Master sword smiths who create amazing blades that defy common knowledge.. it is ridiculous to say a man in even this age couldn't wield a buster sword donned by Cloud in FFVII.... I personally have sword fought for many years, and while it would be difficult for me, as I only practice with a 45 lb sword, i'm sure after a year of practice at least, I could competitively spar with a 150 lb sword like cloud initially carries... and after a year or two or training with that sword, Anyone would be able to make the jump to a 200 lb or even 300 lb sword with ample training.. While Bob from accounting might never have the drive to train that much, there are many people in the world currently that display the drive and practice to gain the ability to successfully wield swords of these calibers...
  • uppreisn - January 25, 2014 3:54 p.m.

    "it is ridiculous to say a man in even this age couldn't wield a buster sword donned by Cloud in FFVII" You're saying with training you could lift a 100-lb block of metal that's 5 feet long FROM ONE END (cause you know, like, swords aren't dumbbells) with your WRIST... unless you are literally Superman, I really doubt anyone could do that. Because physics. Let alone a "300 lb sword" haha. The strongest men in the world can lift a 300 lb ball up onto a pedestal (with tons of effort) and you're writing like someone could swing it around in the air with one hand. Didn't want to bitch but this post turned into bitching. Sorry
  • michael-loonsfoot - January 29, 2014 8:14 a.m.

    Not only do I believe it is possible, but if you search around the internet, the people who are capable of doing these feats dont enter "competitions" to show off their skill, they are content swinging a 300 lb sword around with one hand all to their lonesome, as you said, it is physics, as long as you are able to lift the hilt to waist level, using its own force and weight will enable you to swing, slice, and jab with it.
  • g1rldraco7 - January 23, 2014 10 p.m.

    Impressive article, watch the next article will about the craziest guns in video games.
  • Vonter - January 23, 2014 8:27 p.m.

    Uhm no comment on this bug light abomination? Still cool, in a ludicrous way.
  • GR_LucasSullivan - January 24, 2014 1:45 p.m.

    rofllll that's a good one, sad I missed it
  • SwordSmith1 - February 23, 2014 1:29 p.m.

    I am guessing its some type of energy beams projected between the ends. Seems like it would work. The weight would not be to off the charts depending on how much the energy source weighed. In the context of the fight it would probably be used more like an impact weapon as it seems pretty omnidirectional, without edges really.
  • Swedish_Chef - January 23, 2014 7:25 p.m.

    *SHING-SHING-SHING-SHING-SHING* ...Oh don't mind me I'm just training for when Strider's laser cypher is invented in the future.
  • shawksta - January 23, 2014 7:15 p.m.

    Awesome article and insights, i love it when you guys bring in a professional and judge all the games use of said objects. All these different swords reminds me of Kid Icarus Uprising for some reason, god i should go play it right now.
  • Jackonomics2.0 - January 23, 2014 6:15 p.m.

    Fine article of the weaponry kind good sir.
  • Endorphinated25x - January 23, 2014 4:10 p.m.

    What about Rebellion, Sparda, Red Queen, and Agni and Rudra from Devil May Cry?
  • sephex - January 24, 2014 8:40 a.m.

    Those aren't impractical.
  • Endorphinated25x - January 24, 2014 12:04 p.m.

    I don't know man. From what I read in the article weight is very important and Rebellion and Sparda are pretty big swords. Red Queen also has a fuel injector in it so I'm curious about whether it would affect practicality and Agni and Rudra are pretty much serrated scimitars which kind of feels like you can't stab with it or maybe even do a precise cut. I mean all this within the context of normal humans wielding the sword and not Dante/Sparda/Nero.
  • SixSpeedSamurai - January 23, 2014 3:33 p.m.

    The Dragon Sword is the best.
  • winner2 - January 23, 2014 3:23 p.m.

    Great article, love these

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