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Fans Name Factions in Upcoming Transformers Universe

Transformers News: Fans Name Factions in Upcoming Transformers Universe
Date: Thursday, October 13th 2011 1:51pm CDT
Categories: Game News, Digital Media News
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Jagex Games Studio, makers of the upcoming TRANSFORMERS UNIVERSE MMO, today announced it is offering fans the unique opportunity to make their mark on the game by handing them the responsibility for naming the AUTOBOT and DECEPTICON factions in two of the game’s classes.

In polls running alongside Jagex’s activity at this week’s New York’s Comic Con convention, fans will have the chance to vote for the names of both the AUTOBOT and DECEPTICON TRANSFORMERS characters in one of the player classes that will be in the game at launch. There will be a variety of pre-assigned names to choose from, but in a twist to proceedings Jagex is also allowing fans the chance to suggest their own recommendation. The voting will take place via the TRANSORMERS UNIVERSE Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/transformersuniverse, the survey will run between 4:00 PM BST on Thursday, October 13, and 5:00 PM BST, Sunday October 16 to coincide with the voting that will take place on the TRANSFORMERS UNIVERSE stand at New York Comic Con.



Furthermore, the MMO community will be given another poll to name the AUTOBOT and DECEPTICON of a second player class exclusively on MMORPG.com. The site, one of the largest MMO news, reviews and community destinations in the world, will be the first to reveal the class, ready to be named, as they announce the poll to give fans the chance to be a part of the creation of this massive MMO.

Managing Editor Bill Murphy said, "This is a truly exciting event for MMO and TRANSFORMERS fans to have a chance to do and we are really just ecstatic to be exclusively hosting one of the polls. Fan and player involvement at this stage of development is unprecedented and I think people will be floored to have a chance at influencing the names of two of the classes in this hugely anticipated game." Voting on MMORPG.com will run at the same time as the first poll and will open at 4:00 PM EDT on Thursday October 13, and will close at 6:00 PM EDT Sunday October 16. Fans wishing to cast their vote should visit http://www.mmorpg.com/transformers_universe_poll.cfm to find out more.

The most popular name from each vote will be revealed shortly after the voting closes.

Fans eager to discover more about the game can watch the first developer diary and register their interest in TRANSFORMERS UNIVERSE by visiting the new look website at: http://www.transformersuniverse.com

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A Look at Transformers Universe MMO

Transformers News: A Look at Transformers Universe MMO
Date: Wednesday, October 12th 2011 11:58pm CDT
Category: Game News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Kotaku

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Kotaku has posted an article that gives fans a sneak peek into the upcoming Transfromers MMO: Transformers Universe. Click here to view the full article and additional screens shots over on Kotaku.

  • The game is played in browser, running only a small downloaded client
  • The game is set in the Transformers Prime universe, coinciding with the world set up in Transformers: Exodus
  • The game will be set on Earth with human elements, but robots will be the primary characters
  • Players will create and control their own Transformer, with iconic characters like Optimus Prime playing companion roles
  • The game will include player vs. player and player vs. environment third-person combat

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Transformers: The Fall of Cybertron "Behind The Crosshairs: The Weapons Of Transformers"

Transformers News: Transformers: The Fall of Cybertron "Behind The Crosshairs: The Weapons Of Transformers"
Date: Wednesday, October 12th 2011 5:58pm CDT
Category: Game News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): gameinformer

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gameinformer continues it's Transformers: Fall of Cybertron coverage with a new article entitled "Behind The Crosshairs: The Weapons Of Transformers". The article highlights many of the new weapons that will be featured in the highly anticipated sequel. Click here to get the low down on weapons like the "Gear Shredder", the "Dimensional Decimator", and many more. They have also posted the screens shots that we've mirrored below.

Fall of Cybertron boasts such a creative list of weapons that many of High Moon’s concepts feel like they would be at home in a Ratchet and Clank or Resistance title. Players can outfit themselves with one primary and secondary weapon – usually a damage-heavy explosive cannon. Both Autobots and Decepticons have access to every weapon in the game. Here are a few of Fall of Cybertron’s more impressive Saturday-morning specials. And be sure to check out these guns in action in the weapons gallery below.


The Upgrade System
Each weapon can be upgraded through universal munitions stations scattered around the planet. “We really made a conscious choice to make every upgrade a significant improvement, so one upgrade might increase your firing speed by 75 percent,” explains game director Matt Tieger. “We could have made the system so that there were a lot of upgrades that each improved your guns a little bit, but we wanted to make each upgrade feel like this giant thing. That way when players buy it they’re really going to feel the difference.” The great thing about this upgrade system? Players only have to buy each upgrade once, as every upgrade carries over to other characters whenever they use that weapon.


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Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime Redesign Video

Transformers News: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime Redesign Video
Date: Monday, October 10th 2011 3:52pm CDT
Category: Game News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): gameinformer

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gameinformer continues to roll out new and exciting Transformers: Fall of Cybertron goodness with a video that gives us a look at Optimus Prime's updated design for next year's sequel to Transformers: War for Cybertron. High Moon Studios' Ivan Power and Mike Brown comment on Prime's bulked up and war torn update, they describe his as new alt mode as "a fist with wheels"! Click here to visit gameinformer and view the video.

As the most iconic Transformer to ever roll out, High Moon Studios spent a lot of time rebuilding Optimus Prime from the ground up for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. The war on Cybertron is coming to a dramatic climax, and Optimus has proven himself both a leader and a mighty warrior. His new look is battle-scarred, powered up, and ready for action. Check out the video to see the in-game model for Optimus Prime, complete with commentary from the High Moon team on creating a new look for the leader of the Autobots. Keep in mind that this footage is pre-alpha and was shot in a test area for the new game, so it does not represent the final appearance of the character. Enjoy!

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Game Director, Matt Tieger, Attending NYCC

Transformers News: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Game Director, Matt Tieger, Attending NYCC
Date: Monday, October 10th 2011 1:33pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Game News, People News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Transformers Game facebook page

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The Transformers Game facebook page has just posted that Matt Tieger, the game director of Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, will be attending this week's NYCC for a panel discussion with Hasbro. If you're planning on attending be sure to swing by the Activision both!

A schedule of other Transformers related panels can be found here.

Matt Tieger, Game Director of Transformers: Fall of Cybertron will be headed to New York Comic Con this week for a panel discussion with Hasbro. Stop by the Activision booth if you are attending.

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Pre-Orders, Combaticons and Bruticus Confirmed

Transformers News: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Pre-Orders, Combaticons and Bruticus Confirmed
Date: Saturday, October 8th 2011 4:23pm CDT
Category: Game News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Gamestop

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Gamestop has listed pre-orders for the recently unveiled Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. The highly anticipated sequel to Transformers: War for Cybertron is priced at $59.99 and scheduled for release December 2012. Pre-orders have been listed for PS3 and Xbox 360. The product description also offers a few additional details regarding some of the characters that will be making appearances, such as the Combaticons and their combined form Bruticus!

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron transports you to the final days of the planet Cybertron where you will experience the darkest hours of the apocalyptic war between the Autobots and Decepticons. Embark on an adrenaline-fueled journey through a wide range of missions and massive environments designed around each character's unique abilities. With the stakes higher than ever before, you play as a variety of Transformers, including Grimlock's nearly indestructible T-Rex form and the legendary Combaticons forming into the colossal Bruticus. Fight through both sides of the Transformers' most epic battles leading to their legendary exodus from their homeworld. Transformers: Fall of Cybertron allows you to go head-to-head as Autobots and Decepticons with its multi-player online mode. Create your own personalized character and weaponry with the most advanced and in-depth customization ever before seen in a Transformers video game.


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Stern's Transformers Pinball Machine Demo Clips and New Images

Transformers News: Stern's Transformers Pinball Machine Demo Clips and New Images
Date: Saturday, October 8th 2011 8:21am CDT
Categories: Game News, Collectables
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): PINBALLHEAD.com, Stern Pinball

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PINBALLHEAD.com has posted a couple of demo videos of Stern's soon to be released Transformers pinball machine. Have a look at the embedded videos below.





Stern has also posted some new images showing of the machine's details.

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“Megatron Vehicle Form" Rapid Fire Multiball with "Cyber" Ball Lock and Illuminated Eyes

“Optimus Prime” Target with “M.T.M.T.E." (More Than Meets The Eye) Elevating Ramp to hit target

“Bumblebee Captive" Camaro Target--captive ball accelerates car into target

“Decepticon” Laser-Cut Steel Ramp

“Ironhide” Character & Ramp

3 “Devastator” Pop Bumpers

1 “Autobot/Decepticon” Spinning Target

“All Spark Cube” Eject Hole

Color-Themed Star Posts in “Decepticon Violet” and “Autobot Crimson”

Art Themed Silk Screened “Roll Out!” Ramps

"Cybertron Zenith Orbit Shot" with electronically-controlled gate

Hi-Definition Cabinet Artwork and Decals

Traditional Coin-Op Coin Door (correct for each country)

“Autobots Vs. Decepticons” Themed Cabinet and Back Box:

"Autobot" Art on Right Side panels

"Decepticon" Art on Left Side panels

"Vector Sigma Data Track" QR Code

Video Tour of High Moon Studios Offers Sneak Peek at Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

Transformers News: Video Tour of High Moon Studios Offers Sneak Peek at Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
Date: Friday, October 7th 2011 5:11pm CDT
Category: Game News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): gameinformer

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gameinformer has posted video tour of High Moon Studios featuring some sneak peeks at their upcoming WFC sequel Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. Keep your optics focused, there's concept art for a redesigned Megatron, Wheeljack, and a yellow character possibly Swindle. Click here to visit their site and take the tour.

Take a tour with High Moon president Peter Della Penna as he explains the history of the studio. Keep your eyes peeled, and you may see some hints of some unannounced characters on the way in Fall of Cybertron.


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Activision officially announces "Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron" Video Game for 2012

Transformers News: Activision officially announces "Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron" Video Game for 2012
Date: Thursday, October 6th 2011 1:10pm CDT
Categories: Game News, Press Releases, Company News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Activision

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Activision just sent us the official press release for Transformers Fall of Cybertron as well as the official logo for our use.

Activision wrote:FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON VIDEO GAME OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED FOR 2012

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Details of Successor to the Critically Acclaimed War for Cybertron Game Revealed in Upcoming Game Informer Magazine Cover Story


Santa Monica, CA - October 6, 2011 - Gamers will finally experience the epic battles that shaped the history of the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS with the fall 2012 release of Activision Publishing, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: ATVI) TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON for the Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Currently in development by the acclaimed team at High Moon Studios, TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON takes fans through the final, darkest hours of the civil war between the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS as they fight for control of their dying planet, ultimately leading to their storied exodus from home.

More information about the upcoming game can be found in the November 2011 cover story of Game Informer magazine on sale beginning October 14, which will feature never before seen artwork and dual, limited edition covers. Eager fans can visit http://www.GameInformer.com for updated news, features, interviews and videos throughout the next few weeks.

"High Moon Studios is an extremely talented development team having raised the bar of gameplay and TRANSFORMERS authenticity in their games," said David Oxford, Executive Vice President at Activision Publishing. "TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON is an extraordinary project both for the studio and the TRANSFORMERS gaming legacy - the stakes are higher and the scale much larger than ever before, and we absolutely cannot wait for fans to see all the new characters and epic action that awaits them."

"Hasbro has worked hand in hand with Activision to create a fully original storyline that details the climactic battles leading to the famed exodus of the TRANSFORMERS characters from CYBERTRON," said Mark Blecher, SVP of Digital Media and Marketing, Hasbro. "Our team at Hasbro is looking forward to exploring and expanding the TRANSFORMERS story again with an incredible blockbuster video game that will blow fans away next year."

For more information and exclusive updates, fans can visit http://www.facebook.com/transformersgame and follow the team via Twitter @HighMoonStudios.

About Hasbro
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company's world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Hub, Hasbro's multi-platform joint venture with Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) launched on October 10, 2010. The online home of The Hub is http://www.hubworld.com. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.

Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com. © 2010 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, http://www.activision.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements:Information in this press release that involves Activision Publishing's expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Activision Publishing generally uses words such as "outlook," "will," "could," "would," "might," "remains," "to be," "plans," "believes," "may," "expects," "intends," "anticipates," "estimate," future," "plan," "positioned," "potential," "project," "remain," "scheduled," "set to," "subject to," "upcoming" and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause Activision Publishing's actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include, but are not limited to, sales levels of Activision Publishing's titles, shifts in consumer spending trends, the impact of the current macroeconomic environment, the seasonal and cyclical nature of the interactive game market, Activision Publishing's ability to predict consumer preferences among competing hardware platforms, declines in software pricing, product returns and price protection, product delays, retail acceptance of Activision Publishing's products, adoption rate and availability of new hardware (including peripherals) and related software, industry competition including from used games and other forms of entertainment, litigation risks and associated costs, rapid changes in technology, industry standards, business models including online and used games, and consumer preferences, including interest in specific genres such as music, first-person action and massively multiplayer online games, protection of proprietary rights, maintenance of relationships with key personnel, customers, licensees, licensors, vendors, and third-party developers, including the ability to attract, retain and develop key personnel and developers that can create high quality "hit" titles, counterparty risks relating to customers, licensees, licensors and manufacturers, domestic and international economic, financial and political conditions and policies, foreign exchange rates and tax rates, and the identification of suitable future acquisition opportunities and potential challenges associated with geographic expansion, and the other factors identified in the risk factors sections of Activision Blizzard's most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to Activision Publishing and Activision Blizzard as of the date of this release, and neither Activision Publishing nor Activision Blizzard assumes any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of Activision Publishing or Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.

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HASBRO and its logo, TRANSFORMERS and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. © 2011 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. "PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Game © 2011 Activision Publishing, Inc. Activision is a registered trademark of Activision Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved.

All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners.

Transformers: War for Cybertron Sequel Title Revealed: Fall of Cybertron

Transformers News: Transformers: War for Cybertron Sequel Title Revealed: Fall of Cybertron
Date: Thursday, October 6th 2011 12:37pm CDT
Category: Game News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): gameinformer

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Ever since last November's announcement that Transformers: War for Cybertron would receive a sequel fans have been eagerly awaiting further details. Today we get our first taste of what the highly anticipated follow up will have in store for us. gameinformer has revealed the sequel's title as Transformers: Fall of Cybertron and posted the two covers for their upcoming November issue which features art based on the game.

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron continues the story of the Autobots and the Decepticons and their bitter civil war, but changes and improves upon so many of the fundamental ideas that the developer considers the game a natural successor rather than a true sequel. We have over 12 pages of exclusive details on High Moon's new project, including extensive story and gameplay explanations, concept art, and dozens of screenshots. Whether you love the Transformers, or you just love hearing about the next great story-driven action game, Fall of Cybertron should be on your radar.


Head on over to gameinformer to read their full article and take a closer look at the covers. They promise much more information on the game over the next month.

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