Watch the first episode of Robot Combat League in all its rock 'em, sock 'em glory

SyFy just put the first full episode of its Real Steel-esque, robot-fighting/reality/game show online for your viewing pleasure before it premieres on February 26th, and I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised. The robot fighting rigs are much more elaborate than I had supposed, the contestants are interesting, and the fights are genuinely cool. One thing, though, SyFy — I know you think $100,000 is a big deal, but you really negate the power of the prize announcement when you make it immediately after mentioning George Lucas' MMA-fighting daughter Amanda is one of the contestants. $100,000 is what she probably tips at Starbucks.

[Via Nerd Bastards]