By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Matt Tieger of High Moon Studios recently sat down with the Game Central reporters of the UK Metro news site. This great and insightful interview touches on a fair few story and gameplay aspects for Transformers Fall of Cybertron, and addresses how Matt and the High Moon Studios team have really taken a step back and examined how they can take War for Cybertron and make it even better for this sequel. Check out the full interview on Metro's site here
Key points of the interview include:
- Shockwave is the creator of both the Insecticons and the Dinobots. He's a mad scientist and by all accounts major villain in this game.
- Grimlock is not like the original Generation 1 cartoon Grimlock - he doesn't go around shouting Me Grimlock smash all the time. He does have a reason for his speech impediment given in game.
- Gameplay wise, Grimlock cannot transform at will, instead accumulating rage as he defeats opponents. Once he gains enough rage, he can transform and cut loose. In robot mode, Grimlock fights with his sword, he's a sword and shield guy, no long range weapons - if he needs to fight at a distance, he picks up and throws things - including enemies.
- Matt Tieger says originally, Grimlock was not in Hasbro's Aligned Continuity. His part in the game owes a lot to the team campaigning hard to get him in there!
- Bruticus is confirmed as a playable character - it's said to be the part of the game where you feel the most powerful.
- Vortex is another character who is confirmed to be playable. He's on a level described as a giant climbing frame, with the option there for players to tackle the level mostly as a robot, mostly as a vehicle, or anywhere in between.
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By ORIO from TFW2005
TFC Toys has updated their Facebook
page with a fully combined mode image of their Hercules figure. But, the company continues to tease us, as these images are slightly blurred. This is a reveal a long time coming, so expect to see unblurred pictures soon. Keep checking TFW2005 for more updates on one of the hottest figures on collector's minds this year.
While we continue to wait, take a look at the teaser image, drool a little bit and discuss in our mega popular Hercules Mega Thread
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
And now for another Transformers Prime toy sighting! Our friends in Canada ought to start keeping their eyes open when they visit Toys R Us - the ultra-cool Transformers Prime Voyagers have started hitting TRUs in Canada according to the latest news from Cybertron.CA
! This first Voyager assortment features the excellent Bulkhead
- seriously, he's a fantastic toy - and one of the best Voyager Class Optimus Prime
toys ever made, in this writer's opinion. Matrix holder of Cybertron.CA made the first sighting in a TRU in Ontario. Let's hope they make it to the US soon as well!Read Replies (0)
By ORIO from TFW2005
Transformers Generation 1 voice actor veteran, Dan Gilvezan, has released a book entitled "Bumblebee and me: My Life as a G1 Transformer". Dan Gilvezan is the voice for Generation 1 Bumblebee
and in the description from the Amazon.com listing it reads: "In the spring of 1984 Dan Gilvezan walked into an audition for a half-hour animated TV series and walked out an hour later with a role in a show that would change the landscape of television in the late ’80s: A show called The Transformers.""Bumblebee & Me takes you behind the scenes of the original Transformers television series for a first-hand look at the making of a classic. Experience the controlled chaos of the recording sessions, learn the secrets behind creating a character voice, get to know the members of the cast up close and personal."
The book is also full of stories, reminiscences, anecdotes and never-before-published photographs, cast list and a complete G1 episode guide.
Sounds like a must have for any fan of the original Transformers cartoon series. You can read the full description by clicking the title bar.
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By ORIO from TFW2005
is reporting that the The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced 15 films are now in the running for Achievement in Visual Effects for this year's 84th Annual Oscars. Among those fifteen are our favorite Robots In Disguise and their Mega Blockbuster, Transformers Dark Of The Moon. There are some tough competitors in the list including; Rise of The Planet Of The Apes, X-Men: First Class and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, just to name but a few. In early January, the members of the Academy's Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee, who selected the 15 films, will narrow the list to 10.
Think the Autobots and Decepticons can pull off a win? The nominees will be announced live on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
The 84th Academy Awards will air on ABC on February 26, 2012. In the meantime, you can read the full press release by clicking on the title bar and then head over to the 2005 Boards and tell us what you think.Read Replies (0)
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005
Despite BotCon falling on the same weekend
, the organizers of the Dairycon says the dates for the 2012 convention won’t change.
TFW2005 Boards Member cbff received the following message from the organizers of Dairycon…"Hello all,
Just a quick update to let you all know that we are standing by our plans for April 27th & 28th! While I know that we may lose some of you to that convention down in Texas (believe us, *every* loss is sad), we are moving on with our plans for this year's Dairycon.
As many of you know, Dairycon has been an event for those who can't afford to make the trip out to the big show, who can't afford their exclusives, to get together with friends who you may not have seen in a year, and to have some Dairy cow-themed fun...
We hope to see you there, but if not; it's all a celebration of the same fandom!"
Dairycon 2012 will stay on Friday (April 27) & Saturday (April 28) as originally planned
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By Secretcode from TFW2005
Disappointed about the lack of BluRay with the sightings of Darkness Prime DVDs this week? TVShowsOnDVD
has you covered, with news that Transformers Prime Season One will be released on BluRay and DVD in March of next year! This would be the first time that a Transformers show will be available on BluRay. Aside from the standard 4 Disc DVD set (MSRP of $29.93), there will be a Limited Edition BluRay set that comes with a 96 page graphic novel and will be available for an MSRP of $64.99 when they are both released on March 6th, 2012. The sets are currently available on Amazon.com
, for prices that are currently lower than the MSRP.
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