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New Transformers Fall of Cybertron Trailer – Grimlock SMASH

New Transformers Fall of Cybertron Trailer - Grimlock SMASH
We’re still a couple of months away from the release of the new Transformers Fall of Cybertron game, so we’re still hungry for more information and gameplay footages from the War for Cybertron sequel. High Moon Studios gives us both, in a new trailer highlighting the gameplay aspects of one of the main characters, the Dinobot Grimlock.


The trailer sums up Grimlock nicely with “Grimlock is a Space T-Rex, and the leader of the Dinobots – a group of incredibly powerful Autobots.” The in game scenes shown in the trailer, though in alpha stage, already look nice. It reveals that Grimlock is a melee character, compared to the characters we used in the first game, who are all more effective as long range fighters (with their melee attacks being effective only as a last ditch effort). Grimlock, on the other hand, is pure melee, trading in guns for an energon sword and shield, which he can use for both offense and defense.

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron will be released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in North America on August 28.

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  1. Youtwo Youtwo

    Tom: My apologies for not poerprly dividing up the amount you and your friend paid. However, you can’t very well talk about my assumptions while proclaiming there’s no way I could possibly have had a satisfactory or entertaining experience at the show. Be serious, please. I get the feeling you and your friend went to Botcon looking for something entirely different than I did, and different from what most of the other attendees wanted as well. I’m still not clear on just what it was that you expected to find. Everyone I know who went there loved it. And speaking of what you were looking for, that leads me to .Kelly: I’ve been to DragonCons, I-Cons, VeriCons, DevilCons, and lots of other cons, and none of them have been as enjoyable as Botcon. And I’m really not sure what I am supposed to see as the difference between a Botcon panel where the fan who convened it shows off a slideshow of the 20-year-old storyboards in his collection, and an I-Con panel where the fan who convened it shows off how to make chain mail. If someone has the knowledge and drive to assemble and deliver an interesting panel theme, then it’s a good panel. Isn’t it? The fan panel offerings in 2010 were a bit more sparse than in past years, due entirely to the location. There was ALWAYS a comedy panel except for this year. There was ALWAYS a live original fan-written script reading (authors chosen by contest) featuring the original voice actors and sometimes the original voice directors too except for this year. This is because for the first time, BC was held in Disneyworld and the organizers wanted to keep the evening schedule wide open to allow people to enjoy the parks. I would not want that to be a trade-off forever, but for one year out of more than a decade of tradition I can understand. I think what many of you see as a prime attractive feature for a convention the ability to sit in a room with other fans and just talk to each other, or as you put it, interacting and exchanging ideas I fully take for granted and consider to be unworthy of paying an entry price of any amount and certainly unworthy of putting into a schedule slot. That isn’t a panel, that’s called being able to socialize with other people. Hey, Spawn fans come to room 203C at 1pm to talk about Spawn! Zzzzzzzzzzz. Please, we need a schedule for this? This is a feature of a major gathering? At a Botcon, that’s something you do while lounging in the hotel lobby waiting for the next real event to happen or while you’re eating lunch at the cafe, or at any of the very numerous parts trading parties that (for what it’s worth) are part of the official event schedule. But honestly, can you explain to me why, In the age of the Internet, someone would need to attend a convention of any kind if all they wanted to do was talk with other fans? If you’re so eager to have another fan discuss arcane trivia with you or read their fanfic to you, why do you have to go to a brick-and-mortar building for that? Why does that deserve to be called a convention and why does it need a special event name? You can achieve the same ends on your own with a mailing list and a Meetup page. What’s special about it? Why schedule a trip around it? It’s no different from making and maintaining friendships the normal way the venue no longer matters! Yes I recognize that that is exactly what conventions were for many decades, before hobbies began to be organized around Internet chat rooms. I am aware of the early history of Gygax’ pre-D&D gatherings, of early Tolkien fan gatherings, and other such events in the ’60s and ’70s that really did consist of a lot of nice people with shared interests meeting in someone’s house or a rented room and just talking. But Internet forums are where many such hobbies are oriented now, meaning just chatting can happen on a daily basis and it is perfectly well possible for a convention to deliver more than just that. When I go to Botcon, I can just chat with the original G1 voice actors, or musicians like Stan Bush, or the guy who wrote a 4-issue British comic book 7 years ago, or the Hasbro team who will give sneak-peeks at what the toys will look like 2 years from now. And so can anyone who goes there and manages their time appropriately. Chris: by your own reasoning, then, regardless of how GOOD a TF convention is, you can always find one guy who hated it, but that doesn’t mean it was bad. As for the appeal of the exclusive toys: it’s a Transformers fan convention. With that in mind, why would you find it surprising to learn that attendees see the opportunity to get rare and exclusive Transformers to be a major attractive feature? Don’t you think that if a Star Trek convention were able to offer attendees a completely original finalized Star Trek episode for their eyes only, that they would consider it to be a rewarding and valuable experience? If a Botcon attendee isn’t into collecting the toys, that’s fine for them, but let’s not act like the toys AREN’T a major feature of the hobby for most of those who follow it. You can go to LunaCon and say I hate filk, all this filk is ruining the convention for me! , but it probably just means you are in the wrong place. As for Botcon ’99 in particular, as memory serves there was a Mystery Science Theater -styled episode spoof panel, a MUSH panel, and a multi-round trivia contest plus the parts trading parties I mentioned earlier. Do those count as what you consider convention panels? What would you rather have had, specifically?

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