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Amazing Cinematic Trailer For ‘Transformers: Fall of Cybertron’ Unleashed!

Amazing Cinematic Trailer For ‘Transformers: Fall of Cybertron’ Unleashed!

Check out the cinematic trailer for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron that was featured at this weekend’s Spike TV Video Game Awards show. The music track in the trailer is from the band Puscifer, with Maynard James Keenan and Milla Jovovich as the vocalists.

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron transports you to the final days of the planet Cybertron where you will experience the darkest hours of the apocalyptic war between the Autobots and Decepticons. Embark on an adrenaline-fueled journey through a wide range of missions and massive environments designed around each character’s unique abilities. With the stakes higher than ever before, you play as a variety of Transformers, including Grimlock’s nearly indestructible T-Rex form and the legendary Combaticons forming into the colossal Bruticus. Fight through both sides of the Transformers’ most epic battles leading to their legendary exodus from their homeworld. Transformers: Fall of Cybertron allows you to go head-to-head as Autobots and Decepticons with its multi-player online mode. Create your own personalized character and weaponry with the most advanced and in-depth customization ever before seen in a Transformers video game.

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Explosive New Trailer For ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ Unleashed!

Explosive New Trailer For ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ Unleashed!

The new trailer for Michael Bay’s ‘Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon’ has made it’s explosive debut on Apple.com. One of the most anticipated films of Summer 2011, opens in 3D, 2D and IMAX theaters on July 1st. The cast for this flick includes Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Ken Jeong, Patrick Dempsey, Alan Tudyk, John Turturro and Leonard Nimoy. Check out the trailer check out the trailer at this location and weigh in with your thoughts!

Synopsis: Shia LaBeouf returns as Sam Witwicky in ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’. When a mysterious event from Earth’s past erupts into the present day it threatens to bring a war to Earth so big that the Transformers alone will not be able to save us.

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‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ – New Looks At Optimus Prime & Sentinel Prime

‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ – New Looks At Optimus Prime & Sentinel Prime

Fans of the ‘Transformers’ franchise have something to be excited about today as two new images from the highly anticipated flick ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ have been unleashed on the web. The images give us a new look at Optimus Prime (on the banner above) and Sentinel Prime (below). Sentinel Prime will be voiced by the legendary Leonard Nimoy.

The film stars stars Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, John Malkovich, Patrick Dempsey, Ken Jeong, John Turturro, Frances McDormand, Peter Cullen and Tyrese Gibson.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon is currently slated to explode into theaters on July 1, 2011.

Sentinel Prime

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Teaser Trailer For Michael Bay’s ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ Unleashed!

Teaser Trailer For Michael Bay’s ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ Unleashed!

Paramount Pictures has released the first teaser trailer for Michael Bay’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Check it out below or watch it in HD on Apple.com.

The film stars stars Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, John Malkovich, Patrick Dempsey, Ken Jeong, John Turturro, Frances McDormand, Peter Cullen and Tyrese Gibson.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon is currently slated to explode into theaters on July 1, 2011.

he film, directed by Michael Bay brings Shia LaBeouf, the Autobots and Decepticons back to the big screen along with Josh Duhamel, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, John Malkovich, Patrick Dempsey, Ken Jeong, John Turturro, Frances McDormand, Peter Cullen and Tyrese Gibson.

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Review: ‘Transformers: War for Cybertron’ (XBox 360/PS3)

Review: ‘Transformers: War for Cybertron’ (XBox 360/PS3)

The “Transformers” franchise has reemerged thanks to Michael Bay and Steven Spielbergʼs big-budget film trilogy; however, those of us between 25 and 35 have fond memories of the cartoon series, comics and toys from the ʻ80s. The original Transformers toys are still WAY cooler than anything today.

Given its popularity during the ʻ80s home video game console boom, itʼs surprising that there have been very few Transformers video games in the last 25 years. Thatʼs going to change thanks to Activisionʼs “Transformers: War for Cybertron” (“TWC”), which serves as an origin story for our robot heroes and villains and (hopefully) the beginning of a game franchise that pays homage to my youth while serving as a prequel to the films.

TWC takes place on the planet Cybertron, which is ravaged by a war between the Autobot and Decepticon factions. For those who donʼt know, the Cybertronian war is an integral part of Transformers lore preceding the Autobots and Decepticonsʼ arrival on Earth. TWC throws you right into the middle of the war and provides a bit of a backstory to some of the familiar faces in the franchise.

In TWC, you play as both Autobots and Decepticons. The Decepticon campaign precedes the Autobot campaign, though you can start with whichever one you want. Each campaign is comprised of six missions. At the start of each mission, you choose between one of three robots, each of which has its (his?) own weapons, abilities and vehicle form. Fans will recognize nearly all of the characters, including Megatron, Starscream, Soundwave, Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Ironhide. Since the Autobots and Decepticons have yet to come to Earth, they donʼt completely resemble their familiar forms. For example, Soundwave turns into a Cybertronian APC-type vehicle instead of a cassette player. This is cool because you see the robots in their original forms but some of the characters arenʼt immediately recognizable, especially in their vehicle forms.

While Activision does a great job of working in many familiar faces, you donʼt spend much time fighting against them. Most opponents are nameless grunts, though this canʼt really be helped with a finite pool of characters to choose from. There are several boss battles, particularly in the Autobot campaign, where you face off against familiar faces. I was surprised by the final boss battle in both campaigns. It seemed clear that Activision was paying service to fans of the toys, since neither character featured prominently into the cartoons or films.

As far as presentation, TWC is outstanding. I remember seeing a preview of the game in a magazine months ago and thinking, “These canʼt be screenshots, thereʼs no way the game looks that good.” I am happy to say I was wrong. The character models and environments are outstanding. I would have liked more diversity in the environments, though. Most of the time it feels as if youʼre playing the same level with different characters. The voice acting is also top notch. Most notably, Peter Cullen reprises his voice as Optimus Prime and does a great job as only he could. The other voice actors do a fine job as well and capture the feel of the dialogue between the characters in the movies and cartoon. The music, while not necessarily bad, is forgettable and damn near impossible to hear. Sometimes I found myself wondering if there was any music at all or if I was losing my hearing.

The gameplay is good but thereʼs room for improvement. TWC does a great job of giving the player freedom (most of the time) to play as either the robot or vehicle. There are a few missions that require you to play in jet form for large chunks, which is a lot of fun. I would have liked more diversity in the appearance of the jets, though. For example, in one Decepticon mission you choose from Starscream, Skywarp and Thundercracker, all of whom look exactly the same in jet form. I donʼt recall if the toys/ cartoon versions all looked the same, but it would have been nice to mix it up. The controls work very well and have a run ʻnʼ gun feel, almost like Gears of War or Mass Effect 2. Weapons run on limited ammunition and there are different types of weapons to acquire, from machine guns to grenade launchers to shotguns and pistols, but youwill frequently run out of ammo. This gets annoying in the middle of a fight where youʼre forced to hunt for ammo crates, although each character has a powerful melee attack. One thing that I found strange is that each character has the same amount of health. One would expect Megatron or Optimus Prime to be far powerful than lesser characters but theyʼre all pretty even in terms of offense and defense. Each character has four health bars that will drain quickly and, like the ammo, leave you running frantically for health crates. While this keeps the difficulty in check, it takes away from the badass feeling. Also, it would be nice to have an upgrade feature where you can increase the charactersʼ offense and defensive abilities. Maybe in the sequel?!

All in all, TWC is a great game. There are 12 levels and each level will take you about 45 minutes to an hour to complete, so you will get your moneyʼs worth. There is a multiplayer component that I have yet to try and an option of playing through the story campaign with up to two other people. Activision is also releasing new content, including new characters and multiplayer maps, for purchase on Playstation Network and XBox Live. If you are like me and grew up with all things Transformers, then you should check TWC out. Itʼs not perfect, but itʼs very good and I look forward to seeing where Activision goes with a sequel. In the meantime, if youʼre hungry for more Transformers video game action, I also recommend checking out Transformers for the Playstation 2 (not the movie version, which I havenʼt played). Itʼs extremely difficult, even on the easiest setting, but itʼs a lot of fun and the Tidal Wave boss battle is awesome.

Score: 4 Little Goombas out of 5

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Chevrolet Announces Special Edition ‘Transformers’ Camaro

Chevrolet Announces Special Edition ‘Transformers’ Camaro

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Fans of the new Camaro and the blockbuster TRANSFORMERS movies can now combine their love of the car and the films with the Chevrolet Camaro TRANSFORMERS Special Edition announced today at Comic-Con in San Diego.

“When the first TRANSFORMERS movie was setting box office records, we had countless customers asking to purchase the ‘BUMBLEBEE’ Camaro,” said Karen Rafferty, product marketing director, Chevrolet. “Now, they can buy one with the new Camaro TRANSFORMERS Special Edition. Streets all over North America will be buzzing in no time.”

Features such as an EPA-rated 29 highway mpg on the V6-powered Camaro, Bluetooth phone connectivity, USB connectivity, XM Satellite Radio and OnStar combined with TRANSFORMERS

“Hasbro is thrilled to team up with Chevrolet and excited to see the Camaro TRANSFORMERS Special Edition come to market for our fans to enjoy,” said Samantha Lomow, Global Brand Leader for TRANSFORMERS at Hasbro. “The yellow Camaro with the black stripes has become so iconic and closely associated with the BUMBLEBEE character that this edition was a natural fit for both companies.”

While the aggressive styling of the Camaro is unmistakable, true TRANSFORMERS fans will notice some of the unique, but subtle features of the Camaro TRANSFORMERS Special Edition.

The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro TRANSFORMERS Special Edition includes the following:

* AUTOBOT® shield on the driver and passenger side panels
* AUTOBOT® shield on each of the four wheel’s center cap
* AUTOBOT® shield embroidered on interior center console
* “TRANSFORMERS” logo on driver and passenger doors’ sill plates
* “TRANSFORMERS” logo embedded into the hood rally stripes
* High-gloss black center rally stripe package
* Manufacturer’s suggested retail price of package: $995



Dealers are now taking orders for this car. Customers can order the TRANSFORMERS Special Edition as either a Rally Yellow LT or SS model. The optional RS appearance package can also be added.

The V6-powered Camaro uses a 3.6L engine with variable valve timing to optimize performance and fuel economy. It is SAE-certified at 304 horsepower (227 kW) and 273 lb.-ft. of torque (370 Nm). A six-speed manual transmission is standard with the 3.6L engine; a Hydra-Matic 6L50 electronically controlled six-speed automatic, with TAPshift control, is available.

The high-performance Camaro SS is equipped with a powerful 6.2L V-8, with a choice of a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Manual transmission-equipped models receive the LS3 engine, SAE-certified at 426 horsepower (318 kW) and 420 lb.-ft. of torque (569 Nm). It is paired with a TR6060 six-speed transmission.

A new, L99 V-8 engine is used on automatic transmission-equipped SS models. It is based on the LS3, but also includes GM;rsquo;s fuel-saving Active Fuel Management feature. It is SAE-certified at 400 horsepower (298 kW) and 410 lb.-ft. of torque (556 Nm). It is matched with a Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed transmission that helps delivers an EPA-estimated 25 mpg on the highway.

About Chevrolet
Chevrolet is one of America’s best-known and best-selling automotive brands, and one of the fastest growing brands in the world. With fuel solutions that go from “gas-friendly to gas-free,” Chevy has nine models that get 30 miles per gallon or more on the highway, and offers three hybrid models. More than 2.5 million Chevrolets that run on E85 biofuel have been sold. Next year, Chevrolet will offer the Chevy Volt, an extended range electric vehicle that will travel up to 40 miles without using any gas at all. Chevy delivers expressive design, spirited performance and provides the best value in every segment in which it competes. More information on Chevrolet can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

About HASBRO
Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS) is a worldwide leader in children;rsquo;s and family leisure time products and services with a rich portfolio of brands and entertainment properties that provides some of the highest quality and most recognizable play and recreational experiences in the world. As a brand-driven, consumer-focused global company, Hasbro brings to market a range of toys, games and licensed products, from traditional to high-tech and digital, under such powerful brand names as TRANSFORMERS, PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, CRANIUM and WIZARDS OF THE COAST. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at www.hasbro.com. © 2009 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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