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3:20 PM on 06.29.2010

Activision 'in talks' about more Transformers games

Transformers: War for Cybertron has surprised a lot of people. Despite a healthy dose of cynicism surrounding the game's chances of being good, the positive reviews and sheer volume of gamers impressed with the multiplayer ha...

Jim Sterling



Review: Transformers: Cybertron Adventures photo
Review: Transformers: Cybertron Adventures
by Jim Sterling

After reviewing Transformers: War for Cybertron, I wasn't going to bother writing about Transformers: Cybertron Adventures, as I figured it would be more or less the same game with downgraded graphics and remote-supported aiming. It's a testament to how little promotion Activision has done of this Wii version, then, that I was shocked to discover a completely different game. 

With all new story elements and radically different gameplay, Cybertron Adventures is actually worth talking about. If you have a Wii and can't get enough of Transformers, it might actually be worth buying as well. Read on for the full review of Transformers: Cybertron Adventures.

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1:20 PM on 06.28.2010

Transformers: War for Cybertron getting patched soon

Transformers: War for Cybertron is getting ludicrous amounts of playtime for me, and with such a promising multiplayer mode, I'm glad that High Moon Studios is going to support the game with patches. The only downside is that...

Jim Sterling

8:40 AM on 06.24.2010

Activision finds UK's biggest Transformers fan

To celebrate the launch of Transformers: War for Cybertron in Britain, evil publisher Activision launched a contest to find the country's biggest Transformers fan. You could argue that this is only tenuously linked to videoga...

Jim Sterling

4:40 PM on 06.22.2010

Transformers: War for Cybertron end credits are amazing

I beat Transformers: War for Cybertron over two weeks ago but was bound by an embargo preventing me from talking about it. That was very difficult, because the end credits to this game are absolutely amazing. Now that the ga...

Jim Sterling







Review: Transformers: War for Cybertron photo
Review: Transformers: War for Cybertron
by Jim Sterling

Transformers: War for Cybertron aims to do what few Transformers games have ever done -- be good. Better than good, in fact. It aims to be great. Unlike previous abortions like 2009's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, this original take on the Transformers franchise has been developed by real fans of the source material, with respect, care and a commitment to providing a quality product.

That's the intention, but how has it worked in practice. Does War for Cybertron stand or fall? Does it have the touch or is it an instrument of destruction? Does it dare disrupt your coronation or is it bad comedy? Is it more than meets the eye or is it a bad game in disguise? Is it Megatron or Megashit? Read on as we review Transformers: War for Cybertron.

 

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9:00 AM on 06.10.2010

Transformers: War for Cybertron demo on XBL right now

If you want to shoot Bumblebee in his stupid yellow head, you better hop onto Xbox Live double quick. A demo for High Moon Studios' Transformers: War for Cybertron was launched this morning, giving everybody a taste of the ro...

Jim Sterling

1:00 AM on 06.08.2010

War for Cybertron preorder bonuses jump the Sharkticon

Activision has today announced yet another store exclusive preorder bonus for Transformers: War for Cybertron, officially bumping the number of exclusive offers up to four. GameStop has Shockwave, Amazon has Demolisher and Be...

Jim Sterling



Five reasons why War for Cybertron has got the touch photo
Five reasons why War for Cybertron has got the touch
by Jim Sterling

On Wednesday I was in San Francisco to play Transformers: War for Cybertron. After weeks of excited posts, many of our readers were waiting for me to report bitter disappointment, rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of my misery. Who can blame them, really? It's always funny watching someone set themselves up for a fall, and I'd been so interested in this game that I was set to fall hard. 

Unfortunately for those readers who subscribe to Schadenfreude, I am here to tell you that Transformers: War for Cybertron is exactly what I expected it to be -- a tight, anarchic, addictive and thoroughly fun game that brings prestige back to the Transformers brand. No, this is not Gears of War or Killzone, but it is a polished and love-laden action game that I had a distinct blast with. I also kicked supreme amounts of arse at it, despite having such a bad headache that I thought I was going to puke all over my hands. 

Dale North already did two previews on the game, so I thought I'd summarize my impressions of the game in a list-style feature to make my point: Transformers: War for Cybertron has got the touch!

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12:00 PM on 06.04.2010

War for Cybertron: Hot screenshots, hotter trailer

Transformers: War for Cybertron is launching surprisingly soon, and to mark the imminent arrival, evil publisher Activision has sent along a huge batch of assets, including screenshots and the online debut of the game's E3 t...

Jim Sterling

10:20 AM on 06.04.2010

War for Cybertron toys: Nature's cruelest mistake?

This week I was in San Francisco to check out Transformers: War for Cybertron. I'll have a feature based on my experiences coming later today, but for now I want to share with you a quick look at the first batch of War for Cy...

Jim Sterling

9:20 AM on 06.01.2010

Amazing War for Cybertron GameStop commercial is amazing

Usually, GameStop commercials are embarrassingly unfunny, but this Transformers: War for Cybertron advert is nothing short of fantastic. As you'll see, the game not only has the touch, but it has the motherf*cking power! It ...

Jim Sterling

8:00 PM on 05.31.2010

Xbox Deal of the Week is cuh-ray-zee for movies

Xbox LIVE Gold members can thank Walt Disney Pictures for this week's Xbox LIVE deals. Prompted apparently by the theater release of the studios' Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, we've getting 50%  off deals on movie...

Nick Chester

4:00 PM on 05.31.2010

War for Cybertron and Hasbro = BFFs

Transformers: War for Cybertron is a game based on a TV show based on toys. Hasbro, the franchise creator, loved War for Cybertron so much that it has adopted the game as official canon, and has also commissioned a set of toy...

Jim Sterling

2:00 PM on 05.31.2010

War for Cybertron will let you 'understand' Starscream

I'm a huge fanboy when it comes to Starscream, something I've never kept secret. For a cartoon commercial character, Starscream has always been one of the most surprisingly fascinating and curious characters ever created. He'...

Jim Sterling

12:00 PM on 05.28.2010

How War for Cybertron is like the first Spider-Man movie

Transformers has a hardcore fanbase. A really hardcore fanbase. I consider myself a fan of the franchise, but I'm only a casual appreciator who has his favorite robots and sticks to them. Some of these guys are crazy, and wit...

Jim Sterling