Video splash for Transformers: War for Cybertron

In case you haven’t been keeping up with the videos for the Transformers War for Cybertron video game coming out June 22, here’s a group of them:

Campaign:

Multiplayer:

Pre-Order Characters (for Escalation mode):

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Spike TV’s Video Game Awards (VGA) Winners and Trailers

Spike TV’s Video Game Awards 2009 was held Saturday evening, Dec. 12.  Although the winners of each category may be controversial to some, some of the trailers and/or announcements made at the conference were quite exciting.

One of these announcements was that Green Day: Rock Band is in the works for 2010.  The best part is that the entire track list from this stand alone game will be exportable (for a $ fee, we’re sure) to play in Rock Band 2 for xbox 360 or PS3 owners (sorry Wii owners).  Here’s hoping they’ll include their Dookie album in the game…

The new Halo: Reach trailer was revealed, showing off multiple spartans, including female ones, and one spartan with a skull painted on his helmet.  You can view the trailer below:

Some of the winners from SpikeTV’s 2009 VGA’s were as follows:

  • Best Action Adventure:  Assassin’s Creed 2
  • Studio of the Year:  Rocksteady Studios (who did Batman Asylum)
  • Best Team Sports Game:  NHL 10
  • Best Individual Sports Game:  UFC 2009 Undisputed
  • Most Anticipated Game:  God of War 3
  • Best DLC:  Ballad of Gay Tony (for GTA IV)
  • Best Downloadable Game:  Shadow Complex
  • Best RPG:  Dragon Age Origins
  • Best Shooter:  Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Best Mulitplayer:  Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Best Handheld:  GTA China Town Wars
  • Best Fighter:  Street Fighter IV
  • Best Driving Game:  Forza 3
  • Best Original Score:  Halo 3: ODST
  • Best Soundtrack:  DJ Hero
  • Best Music Game:  The Beatles: Rock Band
  • Best PC Game:  Dragon Age Origins
  • Best Wii Game:  Super Mario Bros Wii
  • Best PS3 Game:  Unchartered 2: Among Thieves
  • Best Xbox360 Game:  Left 4 Dead 2
  • Best Graphics:  Unchartered 2: Among Thieves
  • Game of the Year:  Unchartered 2: Among Thieves

We were happy with Marty from Bungie getting recognized for best original score for Halo 3: ODST and happy that CoD: Modern Warfare 2 earned two awards.  They deserved that.  But we have to wonder about the best Xbox 360 game winner.  And where was Trials HD?  Why weren’t they even nominated for Best Downloadable Game???  That’s not right.  Dana White from the UFC must be very happy with his organization’s win.  We can’t help to wonder if the people who vote for the games in a video game awards show on Spike TV would be biased towards voting for a game that has a show on that station (UFC’s The Ultimate Fighter)… hmm.

Earlier in the week before the VGA’s, a new Transformers game was announced.  The game is called Transformers: War For Cybertron.  The game is based on the war(s) between the Autobots and Decepticons before they traveled to Earth.  So, the vehicle modes will be cybertronian, not Earth-based, and you won’t be seeing any humans.  Will this game be coinciding with the new Transformers cartoon that will eventually be showing up on Discovery-Hasbro’s new channel?  No one really knows but rumors will likely be around the interwebs.  You can see the teaser trailer below:

Are you excited about any of the new trailers?  Any winners from the VGA’s that surprised you?  Let your voice be heard below in the comments section.

Transformers: Revenge of the G1 Characters (DLC)

RotF Game - DLC pic

Previously mentioned on this blog, new downloadable content is coming to Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen video game in the form of G1 (original 80’s cartoon) characters.

 

Here are the details:

Release date:  August 27, 2009

Cost of DLC$10 via xboxlive marketplace (800 MS points) or playstation network

Characters:

  • G1 Optimus Prime
  • G1 Megatron
  • G1 Starscream
  • G1 Sunstorm (yellow/gold-ish jet similar to starscream)
  • RotF Movie Soundwave
  • RotF Movie Sideswipe
  • RotF Movie Jazz
  • RotF Movie Jetfire
  • New skins for characters:  G1 colors for Movie Ratchet and Movie Sidewipe;  Stealth colors for Movie Bumblebee

New MapsCourtyard (U.S. Eastcosast), Hillside (Cairo, Egypt), & Sandstorm (Cairo, Egypt)

 

With the game going for $32-43 AFTER shipping on ebay (and even less if you don’t mind a used game), this might be the time to consider getting it.  Every boy who watched this show as kid in the 80’s (and who played Atari or Nintendo back then) would have LOVED to play as G1 Optimus, Megatron, or Starscream.  On August 27, you can (and this game has online multiplayer!).  Check out the new DLC launch trailer below.

 

DLC for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen video game

RotF Game - G1 Starscream

I might actually have to buy Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen VIDEO GAME for my xbox 360 now.  I saw today on Kotaku.com that the makers of the game plan on releasing some new characters as DLC for the game — including G1 Starscream (as in the original starscream based on the original transformers from the 80’s).  My fav. character in the game?  Boy, they know how to get me to spend my money, don’t they!

Apparently the game isn’t too bad for a video game based on movies (which usually are terrible).

source:  http://kotaku.com/5315069/transformer-dlc-brings-characters-maps-and-more-this-summer

This game is considered by many to be the best Transformers video game ever made… but that might not be saying much considering the history. It does have multiplayer as an option, and G1 Starscream will (eventually) be one of those characters that you can play as.

You can check out some in-game (campaign) cinematics footage of this game here: