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Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark review: scrap metal

Publisher Activision previously entrusted developer High Moon Studios with the Transformers license, which resulted in the excellent Transformers: War for Cybertron and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (and we'll just pretend the mediocrity of the Transformers: Dark of the Moon game didn't happen). The Cybertron games demonstrated a grasp of just about everything that made the idea of a Transformers game exciting — blasting and smashing giant robots with a variety of cleverly-executed weapons in third person, and all the while, shifting between vehicle and robot forms at will. By combining a good balance of risk vs. reward, proper incentives for experimentation, and good level design with a real sense of momentum, High Moon nailed it. But High Moon's (apparently) last...

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PlayStation Store Ultimate Editions bundle Assassin's Creed 3, Far Cry 3, more with DLC

Ten titles, including Assassin's Creed 3 and Far Cry 3, will be available with all their corresponding downloadable content through the PlayStation Store beginning tomorrow, digital distribution senior manager Pierre Gravereau announced via the PlayStation Blog. Bundles with be available at a limited-time discount for regular and PlayStation Plus members. Check out the full list below: Assassin's Creed 3 — PSN: $69.99, PS Plus: $62.99 Batman Arkham City — PSN: $28.99, PS Plus: $23.19 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 — PSN: $69.99, PS Plus: $62.99 DmC Devil May Cry — PSN: $52.49, PS Plus: $47.24 Far Cry 3 — PSN: $55.99, PS Plus: $50.39 Max Payne 3 — PSN: $29.99, PS Plus: $20.99 Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance — PSN: $63.99, PS Plus: $44.79 Persona 4 Arena — PSN: $39.99, PS...

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Double Dragon 2: Wander of the Dragons launching April 5 on XBLA, Xbox Live Spring Sale begins today

Double Dragon 2: Wander of the Dragons will launch April 5 on Xbox Live Arcade for 1200 Microsoft Points ($15), Microsoft's Major Nelson announced today. Achievements for the game, a 3D remake of 1988's Double Dragon 2: The Revenge, appeared earlier this month and hinted at an upcoming release. Wander of the Dragons was originally scheduled to launch in September 2011; there had been no news about it for approximately 18 months until the Achievement leak. This week's deals on the Xbox Live Marketplace include half-price discounts on Transformers: War for Cybertron ($29.99 instead of $59.99), Transformers: Fall of Cybertron ($9.99 instead of $19.99) and various pieces of DLC for both games. Those offers will be available from March 26 through April 1. Today also marks the beginning of...

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Transformers: Fall of Cybertron inspires the creation of a Titan figurine

The biggest ever Autobot figurine is set to be released this fall, based on the design of the Metroplex character from High Moon Studios' Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, it was announced at this year's New York Toy Fair. The Titan-class character will stand 24 inches tall when in its robot form, making it the largest official figure in the Transformers toy franchise. Metroplex can additionally transform into three modes, like those seen from the original 1980s toy, and will include lights and sounds, as well as a sidekick character, Scamper. The figure will be available to purchase for an estimated price of $125. Toy Fair 2013 ran this year from Feb. 10-13, while featuring over 7,000 never-before-seen products.

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Transformers: Fall of Cybertron multiplayer experience permanently doubled

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron multiplayer participants will now receive double experience permantently, High Moon Studios announced via Twitter. The studio did not give a reason for the experience increase, but encouraged players to "get in and level up now." Transformers: Fall of Cybertron released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows in August 2012.

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Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Easter Eggs unearthed, full of fan service

High Moon Studios' third-person shooter Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is stuffed with Transformers fan service, much of it tucked away behind secret walls and out of plain sight. In a new post on Activision blogger Dan Amrich's website One of Swords, those secrets are exposed with detailed instructions. Some of the Easter Eggs in Fall of Cybertron are simply cameos by Transformers like Rumble and Laserbeak, while others refer to classic gags and references to the original cartoon. In one, Decepticon Soundwave appears hidden as a lamppost — not a boombox — as he did in an early episode of the Transformers cartoon. In another, Grimlock's apron and bow tie, another TV show reference, appears hidden in a secret room. There's plenty more hidden away in the game, as detailed by High Moon...

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Best Buy Cyber Monday deals: Nintendo 3DS, Mists of Pandaria, more

Best Buy's Cyber Monday deals feature discounts on Nintendo 3DS hardware and software, as well as the Mists of Pandaria expansion to World of Warcraft. The big-box retailer is also offering an online-only deal on select games: buy one, get one 50 percent off. Here are a few highlights out of over 50 items on sale today: $19.99: World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Star Fox 64 3D, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D $23.99: Dance Central 3 $29.99: Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (360/PS3) $20 off Nintendo 3DS ($149.99) or 3DS XL ($179.99) buy one, get one 50 percent off over 50 games including Halo 3: ODST, Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City, Red Dead Redemption, Dead Space 2, Fallout: New Vegas, The Beatles: Rock...

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'Fall of Cybertron' video showcases once and future DLC

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, the third-person action game released last month from developer High Moon Studios, received a new trailer today showcasing the current and future DLC, including the "Dinobots Destructor Pack" released today. Last week, Polygon spoke with High Moon's Matt Tieger about the "Dinobots" DLC, which adds the dinosaur robots to the game's multiplayer and character creator. Earlier this year, High Moon told Polygon how the studio saved the Dinobots. Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is available now for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The game's "relentless iteration on its own design and its constantly expanding scope set it apart from other third-person shooters," according Polygon's recent review. You can take a look at the game's DLC offerings in the video...

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'Transformers: Fall of Cybertron' Dinobots hit multiplayer September 11th

High Moon Studios is adding the Dinobots to Transformers: Fall of Cybertron's competitive multiplayer mode on September 11th as downloadable content, director Matt Tieger told Polygon. The "Dinobot Destructor Pack" adds the Dinobots for use in the character builder for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. The pack includes tyrannosaurus-rex Grimlock, triceratops Slug, stegosaurus Snarl, and pteranodon Swoop. A price has not yet been announced. "We want to give players the power to express themselves in terms of what they think transformers should be, not just how we've made them," Tieger said. High Moon's plans to release more Transformers that are essentially a collection of parts for the character builder, granting players access to their individual parts once they have purchased them. "I...

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Releases
North America
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 08/21/2012
    • Publisher Activision
    • Developer High Moon Studios
    • Score 9
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 08/21/2012
    • Publisher Activision
    • Developer High Moon Studios
  • Windows
    • Released 08/21/2012
    • Publisher Activision
    • Developer High Moon Studios
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