The hit game Titanfall developed by Respawn Entertainment features pilots who can run parkour style around large maps or jump in towering mechs armed with chain guns and rockets stresses the question: will we ever get to do this in real life and when?

Mech styled combat isn’t that new. Mech Warrior series, Hawken, and Front Mission series all let you control a lumbering steel machine with immense firepower. So whats new about Titanfall and why should we be rethinking the viability of blockbuster first person shooters?

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