Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

Nerds everywhere can rejoice — the following Autobot-on-Decepticon violence has nothing to do with Michael Bay.

A direct sequel to 2010’s warmly welcomed War of Cybertron, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is the transformers game people have been waiting for.

Obviously with “fall” is in the title you know no good is in store for our Autobot friends. However, it’s disco fever for the Dinobots.

Exclusively from Kotaku, the following gameplay footage shows off the games melee style combat with Grimlock, leader of the Dinobots. Featuring commentary by creative director Matt Tieger, you can experience all the joy for yourself in the player below:

Getting to beat the motor oil out of insecticons with one of the 80’s most hardcore transformers is w00t worthy. Seriously, I don’t care how good the rest of the game is. Being able to play the game as Grimlock is reason enough to buy.

Fall of Cybertron takes fans through the final, darkest hours of the civil war between the Autobots and the Decepticons as they fight for control of their dying planet, ultimately leading to their storied exodus from home.

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, an Activision and High Moon Studios video game, will be released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 August 28th.

Source: Coming soon

The 2011 Video Game Awards aired last night on Spike. It only took two years, but they’ve gone and turned into MTV. Flashy, scripted, pompous; a marketing machine masked as an awards show. And what the hell was Charlie Sheen doing there? The show was less about the awards themselves, more of a “look what’s next” showcase. This isn’t to say host Zachary Levi wasn’t charming and funny, which he was; getting tea bagged by a COD solider was the balls (literally and figuratively). Or seeing Felicia Day slice real fruit with ninja sword for charity wasn’t amusing and HAWT. Or that the awards for best character and game of the year weren’t justified; Joker from Arkham City and Skyrim where the right choices. The problem? It didn’t feel like a celebration for games and it’s creators. It was was all procedural and superficial. The whole night was just a big commercial for upcoming titles. Eh, I guess it is what it is. So…the trailers were plentiful. And I’ll admit, most were epic. I’m still hard from the Diablo III and Metal Gear Rising previews.

For your viewing please, NB rounded up all the exclusive trailers from last nights VGA’s. Enjoy.

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