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25th Nov '16 1:01:56 AM PaulA
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* Anyone who's read DavidDrake's ''Literature/HammersSlammers'' series is quite familiar with Beam Spam. One of the staple weapons in the novels is the vehicle-mounted tribarrel, a weapon with three rotating barrels that shoots energy blasts (called "bolts") so fast that the bolts leaving the weapon appear to be a solid line - not individual bolts. The weapons scale up, too - his tanks in the series have both a tribarrel ''and'' a 20cm "main gun" that can literally cook mountainsides with one shot. The tribarrel is based on a cross between the real-life MG42 machine gun and the Gatling gun, both of which have beam-spam-class rates of fire.

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* Anyone who's read DavidDrake's In Creator/DavidDrake's ''Literature/HammersSlammers'' series is quite familiar with Beam Spam. One series, one of the staple weapons in the novels is the vehicle-mounted tribarrel, a weapon with three rotating barrels that shoots energy blasts (called "bolts") so fast that the bolts leaving the weapon appear to be a solid line - line, not individual bolts. The weapons scale up, too - his tanks in the series have both a tribarrel ''and'' a 20cm "main gun" that can literally cook mountainsides with one shot. The tribarrel is based on a cross between the real-life MG42 machine gun and the Gatling gun, both of which have beam-spam-class rates of fire.
12th Nov '16 7:55:50 PM nombretomado
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* Although we never actually see the effect, in an episode of ''ReBoot'', Matrix enters an unfriendly bar. When threatened by a lot of bad guys, he simply says "Gun, [[TheLastStarfighter Death Blossom]] Mode". Gun immediately starts spinning in a stationary globe and ''every single resident of the bar'' soon finds a red dot on their chest or head. Presumably the prelude to an epically devastating BeamSpam attack; shame we never get to see it.
* ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' got a rather funky one when Amazo was making a return appearance; most of the space-capable Leaguers were hovering in low orbit, along with most of their Javelins. Amazo approaches, Green Lantern yells "''Light 'im up!''", and black space abruptly turns all kinds of pretty colours. Naturally, it doesn't work, Amazo being a PhysicalGod at this point. Sure looks cool, though. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn0I7UAZHlo Link]]. 8:57.

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* Although we never actually see the effect, in an episode of ''ReBoot'', ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'', Matrix enters an unfriendly bar. When threatened by a lot of bad guys, he simply says "Gun, [[TheLastStarfighter Death Blossom]] Mode". Gun immediately starts spinning in a stationary globe and ''every single resident of the bar'' soon finds a red dot on their chest or head. Presumably the prelude to an epically devastating BeamSpam attack; shame we never get to see it.
* ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' got a rather funky one when Amazo was making a return appearance; most of the space-capable Leaguers were hovering in low orbit, along with most of their Javelins. Amazo approaches, Green Lantern yells "''Light 'im up!''", and black space abruptly turns all kinds of pretty colours. Naturally, it doesn't work, Amazo being a PhysicalGod at this point. Sure looks cool, though. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn0I7UAZHlo Link]]. 8:57.
19th Oct '16 12:59:15 AM BattleMaster
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** With the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout|4}} Automotron DLC, you can build yorself a RobotBuddy with a Gatling Laser in each arm. [[GameBreaker At that point you can safely take a coffee break while it melts everything in the area]].



** With the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout|4}} Automotron DLC, you can build yorself a RobotBuddy with a Gatling Laser in each arm. [[GameBreaker At that point you can safely take a coffee break while it melts everything in the area]].
19th Oct '16 12:57:06 AM BattleMaster
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** With the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout|4}} Automotron DLC, you can build yorself a RobotBuddy with a Gatling Laser in each arm. [[GameBreaker At that point you can safely take a coffee break while it melts everything in the area]].
15th Oct '16 10:56:14 AM NESBoy
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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' has the [[HollywoodCyborg combat cyborg]] Otto and her aptly named Inherent Skill, Ray Storm, which sends powerful beams flying in every direction. Nanoha herself also has a few examples of this, not least is her Blaster System, which functions much like the [=DRAGOONs=] mentioned above. And Fate has her Phalanx Shift attack that is a BeamSpam version of her basic beam attack. Taken UpToEleven when [[MegaManning Reinforce]] upgrades Fate's spell to ''Genocide'' Shift.

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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' has the [[HollywoodCyborg combat cyborg]] Otto and her aptly named Inherent Skill, Ray Storm, which sends powerful beams flying in every direction. Nanoha herself also has a few examples of this, not least is her Blaster System, which functions much like the [=DRAGOONs=] mentioned above. And Fate has her Phalanx Shift attack that is a BeamSpam version of her basic beam attack. Taken UpToEleven when [[MegaManning [[PowerCopying Reinforce]] upgrades Fate's spell to ''Genocide'' Shift.
6th Oct '16 2:47:31 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' has the [[HollywoodCyborg combat cyborg]] Otto and her aptly named Inherent Skill, Ray Storm, which sends powerful beams flying in every direction. Nanoha herself also has a few examples of this, not least is her Blaster System, which functions much like the [=DRAGOONs=] mentioned above. And Fate has her Phalanx Shift attack that is a BeamSpam version of her basic beam attack.

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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' has the [[HollywoodCyborg combat cyborg]] Otto and her aptly named Inherent Skill, Ray Storm, which sends powerful beams flying in every direction. Nanoha herself also has a few examples of this, not least is her Blaster System, which functions much like the [=DRAGOONs=] mentioned above. And Fate has her Phalanx Shift attack that is a BeamSpam version of her basic beam attack. Taken UpToEleven when [[MegaManning Reinforce]] upgrades Fate's spell to ''Genocide'' Shift.
4th Oct '16 5:02:01 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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Mr. Houses' Securitrons also have their own variant of the Gatling Laser to use on hostiles and undesirables trying to enter New Vegas.

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*** Mr. Houses' Securitrons also have their own variant of the Gatling Laser to use on hostiles and undesirables trying to enter New Vegas.
4th Oct '16 4:56:51 PM nombretomado
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* The Amarr in ''EveOnline'' are very fond of their infidel-purifying lasers, but the Abaddon-class battleship is in particular known for it's [[http://www.eve-ic.net/media/forums/at6/day3/d3m2-1.png picturesque beam spam broadsides]]. Sansha loves beam spam [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qv0wqx1UhqU&feature=related even more]].

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* The Amarr in ''EveOnline'' ''VideoGame/EveOnline'' are very fond of their infidel-purifying lasers, but the Abaddon-class battleship is in particular known for it's [[http://www.eve-ic.net/media/forums/at6/day3/d3m2-1.png picturesque beam spam broadsides]]. Sansha loves beam spam [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qv0wqx1UhqU&feature=related even more]].
26th Sep '16 11:29:42 AM FordPrefect
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* [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/29010888@N02/3966366859/ Sunbeam spam]]. Or a reverse beam spam. The tower is actually the target of hundreds of mirrors directing reflected sunlights at a single point.

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* [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/29010888@N02/3966366859/ [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/50/PS10_solar_power_tower_2.jpg Sunbeam spam]]. Or a reverse beam spam. The tower is actually the target of hundreds of mirrors directing reflected sunlights beams of sunlight at a single point.



* Even better: Directed Energy weaponry for the U.S. Navy is being undertaken for ship weaponry. Such as [[http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2008/03/battlefield-str/ This]] and [[http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/03/boeing-completes-design-of-shipboard-super-laser/ This.]]
* Behold the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD_ciCZJ7q0 Dazzler]], essentially a mounted flashbang this non-lethal laser beams blinding into a target's face leaving them temporarily disabled for a few minutes. Really useful if not outright scary.

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* Even better: Directed Energy weaponry for the U.S. Navy is being undertaken for ship weaponry. Such as [[http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2008/03/battlefield-str/ This]] this]] and [[http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/03/boeing-completes-design-of-shipboard-super-laser/ This.this.]]
* Behold the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD_ciCZJ7q0 Dazzler]], essentially a mounted flashbang this that shoots non-lethal laser beams blinding into a target's face leaving them temporarily disabled for a few minutes. Really useful if not outright scary.
26th Sep '16 11:22:57 AM FordPrefect
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* While the ''Franchise/StarWars'' Death Stars are most famous for their WaveMotionGun, Rebellion pilots will tell you that the millions of turbolaser turrets and emplacements dotting their surface is the much greater challenge if you want to actually destroy one.

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* While the ''Franchise/StarWars'' Death Stars are most famous for their WaveMotionGun, Rebellion pilots will tell you that the millions of turbolaser turrets and emplacements dotting their surface is are the much greater challenge if you want to actually destroy one.
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