- And I'm the other one. Tonight we bring you a special report on Decahex, and the increasing levels of violence in the region that may or may not be as a result of the collapse of Cybertrons last remaining energon mine. We now pass you over to Hazard, our expendable reporter who we only send to the really dangerous places:
did I do to deserve this? Last time I sign anything Psychout tells me t-*Gah! That was close!* What?? Oh, I'm here on the outskirts of Decahex mine 4 which, until last week, was the last remaining active mine on Cybertron. Accident investigators have now fled the scene, but their initial findings point to a deliberate act of sabota*AAARGH!!*. Phew. Despite the mines extensive security and the region being demilitarised many centuries ago it is certainly clear that whoever was able to get in here had high level clearance and good knowledge of explosives. Naturally, both factions want to ensure that whatever remains of the mines ore is taken for their purposes and so there has been fierce fighting all over the zone with many casualties, mostly accident investigators. Outposts from both factions have now called for reinforcements and the way tensions are escalating it would appear- *WOAH!! that was too close! Someone tell these idiots to stop shooting at u-* Ahem. Now, nowhere is safe in this region. Both factions have fortified various entrances to the mine and have dug in deep in preparation and are heavily armed. It is going to be a long battle, and *HEY! WATCH IT, JOURNALIST!!*
...I'm getting the hell out of here!
- Hazard there, reporting bravely from a long way way behind the front lines.
- With the destruction of Mine 4, most supply routes across Cybertron have been heavily disrupted so we decided to check in on Iacon's barracks, where various Autobot commanders have reported in after last weekends neural upgrade request. We now go live to Prowl as he gives his soldiers another briefing on the situation...
As you all know, the field test will in Decahex next week and these units will be fitted in the next few days. You will relieve the security and investigation teams, allowing them to establish exactly who is responsible for the mines destruction, hopefully by recovering the real security tapes and not the faked one those idiots at WarPorn News have been broadcasting. No one here thinks it's a coincidence that only a 'senator' would have access to the mine schemat
- Ah, we'll just leave that there.
- And finally, we have a statement from Starscream, who has taken time out from his usual deliveries to bring us this message:
Decepticons, you have 4 days left to to upgrade your Neural Scanners before we head out to take what's left of Decahex for the Decepticon empire. I don't need to tell you how important this mine is to our cause. So remember, Megatron does not tolerate failure and neither shall I!
- So there you have it - 4 days left to report in for the upgrade, and reinforcements will be deployed in a week. Hmmm. Does any one here think that not broadcasting all these details publicly might prevent a lot of the bloodshed and violence or could maybe help bring peace to our crippled planet?
Ain't it Cool News is giving away 5 copies of the awesome Transformers Trilogy soundtrack!
Scorekeeper from AintItCoolNews.com wrote:Greetings! ScoreKeeper here giving out a little heavy metal in time for the holidays. This will probably be my last CD giveaway of 2011 so I hope you take advantage of it.
London Music Works (along with The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra) in connection with Silva Screen Records has been releasing new performance compilation albums for quite some time now. Just a few months ago I gave away copies of their James Horner and Hans Zimmer compilation albums. This time I've got Steven Jablonsky at the plate hitting a triple with music from the three TRANSFORMERS films.
On this album are sixteen tracks featuring six from TRANSFORMERS (2007), another six from TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN (2009) and four tracks from TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON (2011).
These are really good performances by London Music Works conducted by James Fitzpatrick that rivals the original recording. As a rule, I'm going to partial toward the original score recordings over any re-recording but I have to say there's a depth and clarity in these recordings that I really like. I thought the originals get pretty muddy most of the time. The chorus sounds great and the electronics are deemphasized a little more than in the original recordings.
For the last giveaway of the year I've got five copies of MUSIC FROM THE TRANSFORMERS TRILOGY Performed by the London Music Works on CD to give to loyal AICN readers.
So what do you have to do?
Just send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject: TRANSFORM THE HOLIDAYS! and include your name, mailing address, a valid email address, and either your favorite or least favorite moment of any of the three TRANSFORMERS films. Which ever fires up the most passion in you.
I'll then take all the entires transform them into numbers and blindly pick five at random. Those five chosen will receive this great compilation CD courtesy of Silva Screen Records. The deadline for submission is Sunday, December 11th, at 11:59pm EST. Only one entry per person. International entries will be accepted. Duplicates will be discarded.
That's it! Get your entries in today. I'll be announcing the winners a day or two after the contest closes. Good luck!
29 year old Marcus Goh won a USS sponsored contest in order participate in the official opening of Transformers The Ride, at Universal Studios, Singapore. The contest asked fans to "pledge their allegiance" by entering pictures that featured an Autobot insignia. Goh arranged all of his red Transformers against a black backdrop to form the recognizable symbol. A lifelong fan and collector, with a very respectable 500 plus figure collection, Marcus was as excited as any fan would be about the event saying "I was psyching myself up (for today) listening to the Transformers soundtrack on the way to work, in the gym and all over the place,". Congratulations Marcus!
The winners will be contacted via email and will receive the Blu-Ray + DVD Combo directly from our friends at Paramount.
Congratulations again to our winners and a very special thank you to all of you Seibertronians who participated in this contest. Stay tuned to Seibertron.com for more enter-to-win contests in the near future!
Congratulations to megaconvoy, FracturedKoi, masterprime13, Dark Optimum Supreme, and Autobot Ranger! We hope you enjoy your prizes from Razer and Seibertron.com. These winners will all be contacted later this evening via email to coordinate shipping. Thank you to everyone who participated.
This is your chance to win a FREE copy of Transformers Dark of the Moon on Blu-Ray in this exciting contest from Paramount Home Entertainment and Seibertron.com. All you have to do is be a member of Seibertron.com, enter the contest by clicking here, and keep your fingers crossed! Three lucky Seibertronians will be announced as the winners of this contest on Monday, October 3rd, 2011.
To enter this Seibertron.com contest, click here or on the above image.
The contest is only open to residents of the U.S. The contest is unavailable to Seibertron.com staff members.
This Halloween Hostess joins with "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" to offer an online sweepstakes with exciting prizes
Irving, TX, September 14, 2011 - Hostess®, maker of America's most iconic snack cakes, is partnering with Paramount Home Entertainment this Halloween to offer consumers a chance to win a grand prize of $25,000 and a host of other "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" prizes with the "Transform Your Treat" instant win game. As part of the alliance, Hostess is also introducing limited-edition TRANSFORMERS-themed snack cakes featuring OPTIMUS PRIME®, SHOCKWAVE, BUMBLEBEE, and SENTINEL PRIME from the box-office blockbuster movie, based on the iconic Hasbro TRANSFORMERS brand, in grocery stores across the country.
From September 12, 2011 to October 16, 2011, Hostess is inviting consumers to visit http://www.hostesscakes.com daily to play the "Transform Your Treat" instant win game online. By entering the online sweepstakes, consumers can watch their snack cake convert like a TRANSFORMERS robot for a chance to instantly win $25,000 or other prizes including Xbox 360® consoles, Transformers: Dark of the Moon videogames for Xbox 360®, Transformers: Dark of the Moon DVDs and one year supplies of Hostess snacks.
"We’re excited to bring together the sweet taste of Hostess snack cakes and the out-of-this-world excitement of Transformers: Dark of the Moon in our most action-packed Halloween celebration to date," said Amy Clark, Director of Snack Marketing for Hostess.
Hostess has also introduced these limited edition TRANSFORMERS-themed snack cakes which are available in grocery stores across the country:
Snoballimus OPTIMUS PRIME® - Blue Hostess SnoBalls® with red crème filling
Chocwave SHOCKWAVE - Hostess CupCakes featuring red icing and metallic sprinkles
Consumers can also find special edition TRANSFORMERS-themed packaging for iconic Hostess Twinkies® and Hostess Chocolate CupCakes through the Halloween season.
Plus, from October 17, 2011 to November 19, 2011, Hostess is offering consumers a $4 rebate with the purchase of two specially marked Hostess products and a Transformers: Dark of the Moon Blu-ray or DVD. Transformers: Dark of the Moon Blu-ray and DVD is available Friday, September 30. For official rules and additional information about these promotions visit www.hostesscakes.com.
While playing the "Transform Your Treat" online game, consumers can get in the Halloween spirit by printing out official masks of the TRANSFORMERS characters BUMBLEBEE and OPTIMUS PRIME. They can also find out what their TRANSFORMERS name is and share their new AUTOBOT or DECEPTICON name with friends on Facebook and Twitter.
Hostess Brands, Inc. is one of the nation's largest providers of fresh-baked bread and sweet goods, sold under various brand names including Wonder®, Merita®, Home Pride®, Nature's Pride®, Hostess®, Drake's®, and Dolly Madison. The Company is headquartered in Irving, Texas.
ABOUT "TRANSFORMERS: Dark of the Moon"
A mysterious event from Earth’s past threatens to ignite a war so big that the TRANSFORMERS alone will not be able to save the planet. Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) and the AUTOBOTS must fight against the darkness to defend our world from the DECEPTICONS’ all-consuming evil in the smash hit from director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg. From Paramount Pictures in association with Hasbro and distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, the film will debut in a Blu-ray/DVD Combo with a digital copy and on standard DVD on Friday, September 30, 2011.
Snoballimus OPTIMUS PRIME® - Blue Hostess SnoBalls® with red crème filling
Chocwave SHOCKWAVE - Hostess CupCakes featuring red icing and metallic sprinkles
After several delays in picking a winner for last month's Seibertron.com/Geek To Me "Transformers Headmasters DVD Set" Sweepstakes (thanks to Comic-Con, a flood, and other craziness the end of July spawned), we have finally chosen a winner for this contest. Without further ado, we chose fellow Seibertronian Daddycon who shared the following favorite memory from his childhood which involved Transformers:
Daddycon wrote:My favorite memory would have to be the large Transformer battles my father and I had during the early days of Generation 1 (these replaced the Star Wars battles we used to have before Transformers came out). Most Saturday mornings would involve a big Autobot / Decepticon smackdown with one of us eventually pulling out my large Shogun Warrior (Getter Dragon) to wipe out the other side. This scenario now plays out between me and my 5-year-old son (and my wife) who has inherrited my G1 / G2 collections (along with various pieces from Beast Wars through Animated and the Bayverse). My father still joins both of us extending the fun across three generations. I get to relive my childhood, my father gets to be a kid again, and we pass the fun along to my son. Robots are cool in and of themselves, but the family bonding they have created in my family has been priceless.
This contest was merely about striking a chord with us. To me, Daddycon's memory is the epitome of what a hobby like this should be about. As a father of a 2 year old, I can tell you that there is a simple amazement that happens when you watch your child play with a Transformers toy and discover the joy of turning it back and forth between a robot and a car (thank you Hasbro for Playskool's Rescue Bots Bumblebee). Daddycon's memory also hit home with me because I remember the big battles my Grandma Betty and I used to have when I was a little kid. I would spend hours and hours setting up the battle landscape with Autobots on her side (she thought Optimus Prime was a "beautiful red truck" and liked Blurr because her initials were BLR) and Decepticons on mine. She somehow always "won".
The Autobots led by Optimus Prime and the Decepticons led by Megatron have been two opposing sides to a long great war fought for two different ideologies: attaining peace through a speedy assault or power through ruthless control. With the dual-sided Razer Vespula: Transformers 3 Collector’s Edition gaming mouse mat, choose which Transformers side and style you’ll swipe on for victory.
Either side of the Razer Vespula comes with distinct gaming-grade surfaces on an abrasion-resistant hard coat. With the Autobots SPEED surface, experience a smoother, faster-paced swiping action that maximizes freedom of movement for firing your plasma cannon faster than the opponent can react. With the Decepticons CONTROL surface, ultra-precise movements are favored, ensuring you’re always at your most accurate when tearing enemy robots’ limbs apart. The gaming mouse mat also comes with a memory conformance wrist rest designed to reduce fatigue so you can keep going long after your foes have run out of gas.
Transformers 3 Razer DeathAdder
The dark war between the Autobots and Decepticons comes to Earth. Prepare for battle with the Razer DeathAdder Transformers 3 Collector’s Edition. The DeathAdder comes in one of four versions designed in the striking finishes of iconic Transformers - the fiery red and blue power of Optimus Prime, the bright and energetic yellow of Bumblebee, the dark brooding purple of Shockwave, or the cold silver evil of Megatron.
As a gaming mouse, the Razer DeathAdder is crafted with a right-handed ergonomic form factor for extended gaming sessions in absolute comfort. Its 3500dpi 3.5g infrared sensor ensures your every movement is translated into frags of pinpoint accuracy. The Razer DeathAdder Transformers 3 Collector’s Edition is truly more than meets the eye.
Razer™ is the world leader in high performance gaming hardware. Founded in 1998, with its headquarters in Carlsbad, California, the company has offices in nine cities around the globe. Used by the most demanding professional gamers who compete in global tournaments, Razer provides gamers with the unfair advantage of cutting-edge technology and award-winning design. We live by our motto: For Gamers. By Gamers.™
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