Parallels Between Transformers Characters and Videogame Consoles

This is the forum to discuss all of those video games you love playing or that are coming out. From Transformers video games to Fighting games to Sports games ... whatever makes you a happy Seibertronian. Just keep it the topics and conversations game and console related.

Parallels Between Transformers Characters and Videogame Consoles

Postby Va'al » Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:39 am

Motto: "Till All Are Pun!"
Another odd tidbit of news for the weekend, courtesy of video gaming website Destructoid.com: what if videogame consoles were Transformers characters? After the recent Takara Tomy Megatron and Optimus Prime toys as Sega and Nintendo consoles, it seems as though someone was inspired to compile a list of parallels, taking hints from and building upon the IDW Transformers comics universe - check out the whole article here, and some snippets below!

This isn't clickbait. This isn't some article cashing in on hypothetical fan art of an Xbox turning into Megatron or a post about those awesome Mega Drive/PlayStation Transformers. This is my life, you fools. I've spent time pouring over this existential question. The world needs to know: what if videogame consoles were Transformers? Here are the Transformers they would be, mostly framed through the IDW comics because those are rad.

You're welcome.

[...]

Megatron: Xbox One

It's not hard to see the parallels between Megatron (as written by James Roberts), Megatron (the character in More than Meets the Eye), and Phil Spencer's work on the Xbox brand. When you want to make a change, be it financially motivated, a creative decision, or an emotionally motivated faction change, there has to be some revisionism. You have to convince yourself that the past doesn't matter, and then you have to perform the Herculean task of convincing everyone else of the same. For the moment, it's almost impossible to tell whether Megatron or Microsoft were successful. We won't know how successful the Xbox One will be until well into the life cycle of the Xbox Two, and I honestly don't know where Megatron's character development could go from here. Either way, I'm looking forward to both.

[...]

Wii U: Tailgate

There's something futile about chasing old glories, especially when they're made up. Nintendo has never been good with third parties. Remember that "historic partnership" between EA and Nintendo? Remember when Call of Duty: Ghosts coming to Wii U was a big deal? Where's Advanced Warfare? Where's Battlefield 4? The Wii U was a joke back when it was trying to be just another videogame console; another machine for you to enjoy those big tentpole releases. Today, it's genuinely beloved, even if the rampant amiibo shortage threatens to overshadow Nintendo's recent successes. Is the Wii U selling well? Of course not, that door closed when it launched with a crappy Mass Effect port and didn't have a killer app until a year into the console's life cycle. And Tailgate lost any chance of becoming an Old Cybertronian legend the second he fell unconscious. But we've got Mario Kart 8 now, and Tailgate defeated a genocidal despot by sticking a finger in his robo-brain. (God, I love these comics.) Accept your limitations, and use them to move forward. Can't wait for whatever NX is!

Do you have Transformers news for Seibertron.com? Contact us here!


Image

It Is Him wrote:Starscream fan girls write fan fiction. Alpha Bravo fan girls speak truth.
User avatar
Va'al
News Admin
Posts: 13690
News Credits: 134
Joined: Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:00 am
Location: Italy/Japan
Buy from Va'al on eBay

Re: Parallels Between Transformers Characters and Videogame Consoles

Postby D-Maximus_Prime » Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:38 am

Motto: "There are no impossibilities in the multiverse, just small minds unable to comprehend the possibilities"
Weapon: Star Saber Sword
That.....was pretty cool. Never would've tried to make a connection like that, but it worked well! I agree with the reasoning too; It all makes sense. :BOT:
Come on down to the D-Max Den!!
Have Transformers News? Contact us HERE!
Burn wrote:
carytheone wrote:
Burn wrote:I really want a Gnaw...
On what?
Your brains!
*promptly starves* :-P
User avatar
D-Maximus_Prime
News Staff
Posts: 9196
News Credits: 191
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:53 pm
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Buy from D-Maximus_Prime on eBay
Alt Mode: SonicSlash+Mach 6 Fusion Car
Strength: 4
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 7
Endurance: 6
Rank: 8
Courage: 10
Firepower: 8
Skill: 8

Re: Parallels Between Transformers Characters and Videogame Consoles

Postby grimdragon2001 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:07 am

Motto: "Battle is my addiction."
Weapon: Particle Beam Cannon
Honestly, I think there was a lot of thought put in when Sentinel and Takara made the MegaDrive Megatron, more to the point the Genesis version of that mold. Sega of America's ad campaign at that time was ruthless, much like our favorite Decepticon Leader. I could see Megs taking time between generations to run Sega for that campaign.
User avatar
grimdragon2001
Brainmaster
Posts: 1325
News Credits: 12
Joined: Sat May 15, 2010 6:29 pm
Location: Florida
Watch grimdragon2001 on YouTube
Buy from grimdragon2001 on eBay

Re: Parallels Between Transformers Characters and Videogame Consoles

Postby Megatron Wolf » Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:42 pm

Motto: "Cry havoc and let slip the Wolves of War, Vae Victus!"
Weapon: Saber Blade
How dare you disgrace the name of megatron by comparing him to an xbox one, thats like comparing optimus to a nintendo virtual boy.
PSN: MegatronWolf
Current TF count: 1659

Image
User avatar
Megatron Wolf
Faction Commander
Posts: 4961
News Credits: 4
Joined: Thu Jul 17, 2003 8:30 pm
Location: New York
Strength: 7
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 8
Endurance: 10+
Rank: 10+
Courage: 10
Firepower: 7
Skill: 10

Re: Parallels Between Transformers Characters and Videogame Consoles

Postby Shadowman » Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:40 pm

Motto: "May God have mercy on my enemies, because I sure as hell won't."
grimdragon2001 wrote:Honestly, I think there was a lot of thought put in when Sentinel and Takara made the MegaDrive Megatron, more to the point the Genesis version of that mold. Sega of America's ad campaign at that time was ruthless, much like our favorite Decepticon Leader. I could see Megs taking time between generations to run Sega for that campaign.


Sega is closer to Starscream. Constantly trying to take down the reigning champ, constantly failing, before dying an abrupt death, then existing only as a ghost of their former selves.
Sidekick= Saiya_Maximal
Steam Nickname: Big Chief Devil Hawk Fireball
Image
Shadowman's awesome site for cool people.
Shadowman's awesome comic for cool people.
"Falling is really just flying downward and out of control."
Wigglez wrote:Just remember. The sword is an extension of your arm. Use it as if you're going to karate chop someone with your really long sharp ass hand.
User avatar
Shadowman
God Of Transformers
Posts: 30100
News Credits: 2
Joined: Mon Nov 18, 2002 4:54 pm
Location: Look! A distraction!

Re: Parallels Between Transformers Characters and Videogame Consoles

Postby megatronus » Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:08 pm

Motto: "I would have waited an eternity for this."
Weapon: Temperature Variant H20 Gun
This is a strange exercise.
Image

Check out my eBay Store!
User avatar
megatronus
Podcast Staff
Posts: 5308
News Credits: 42
Joined: Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:57 am
Location: NYC
Buy from megatronus on eBay


Return to Video Games and Mobile Apps Forum

Ending Soon On eBay

SDCC 2016 Gi Joe and the Transformers Powerglide vs Soundwave Scarlet Zartan - Time Remaining: 2 days 19 hours 35 minutes 28 seconds
Allnic L-4000 Line Level Vacuum Tube Preamplifier - Nickel Output Transformers - Time Remaining: 2 days 4 hours 40 minutes 18 seconds
TRANSFORMERS COMBINER WARS G2: SUPERION AERIALBOTS - Time Remaining: 3 days 4 hours 46 minutes 24 seconds
Transformers Titans return Fortress Maximus titan Masters IN HAND US SELLER ship - Time Remaining: 4 days 1 hour 46 minutes 57 seconds
Transformers Generations Orion Pax Optimus Prime Classics G1 Style - Time Remaining: 1 day 9 hours 46 minutes 59 seconds
Generations transformers Reveal the Shield Rodimus Cyclonus exclusive - Time Remaining: 3 days 6 hours 46 minutes 43 seconds
Transformers G2 Bruticus Generation 1 2  combaticons - Time Remaining: 1 day 11 hours 46 minutes 38 seconds
Transformers Rid Ultra Magnus loose - Time Remaining: 2 days 19 hours 47 minutes 25 seconds
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #166 - Toy Fair 2017
Twincast / Podcast #166:
"Toy Fair 2017"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
Website Security Test