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Thursday Night Throwdown 6/24: Transformers: War For Cybertron

Transform and roll out...FOR FUN!!!

The TNT train stops for no man, though it does take a week off in favor of battling the video-game industry's largest trade-show/hangover. Having come to yet another stalemate with the monstrous Electronic Three, we gather ourselves from the front lawn, chase a couple chewed-up Advil-brand pain relievers with off-brand sports drink, find our other shoe, and prepare ourselves for another Thursday Night Throwdown! 
 
This week we'll be ditching this lame, non-transforming-robot-having planet in favor of Cybertron in the non-coincidentally named Transformers: War For Cybertron! It's all Autobots versus Decepticons on the Xbox 360, so if you've got the game and you've got a craving for energon, send a friend request to GBTNT and then be ready to be rowdy at 4:00PM Pacific Daylight Time this Thursday June 24th. If watching sentient robots brutally destroying one another in a desperate struggle for survival constitutes some sort of sick entertainment for your twisted, depraved mind, I hope you can get your voyeuristic thrills from the live video stream and chat room below. 
 
UPDATE: The War For Cybertron has come to an end... for now! Thanks to everyone who played and hung out in the chat, if you missed it, you can catch the archived version below. 
 
  

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Posted by Ryan

The TNT train stops for no man, though it does take a week off in favor of battling the video-game industry's largest trade-show/hangover. Having come to yet another stalemate with the monstrous Electronic Three, we gather ourselves from the front lawn, chase a couple chewed-up Advil-brand pain relievers with off-brand sports drink, find our other shoe, and prepare ourselves for another Thursday Night Throwdown! 
 
This week we'll be ditching this lame, non-transforming-robot-having planet in favor of Cybertron in the non-coincidentally named Transformers: War For Cybertron! It's all Autobots versus Decepticons on the Xbox 360, so if you've got the game and you've got a craving for energon, send a friend request to GBTNT and then be ready to be rowdy at 4:00PM Pacific Daylight Time this Thursday June 24th. If watching sentient robots brutally destroying one another in a desperate struggle for survival constitutes some sort of sick entertainment for your twisted, depraved mind, I hope you can get your voyeuristic thrills from the live video stream and chat room below. 
 
UPDATE: The War For Cybertron has come to an end... for now! Thanks to everyone who played and hung out in the chat, if you missed it, you can catch the archived version below. 
 
  

Edited by Sarumarine

Wow. Awesome. I don't think I would have guessed a transformers game for TNT. I'll be excited to watch though.

Posted by Elite_Jason

Nice. I'm going to have go pick this up now, between all the good reviews I am really excited.
Posted by monkyofdoom

Is the friends list already full? 

Posted by The_Laughing_Man

So will the next one be PS3 only? 

Posted by Codeacious

I picked it up on PC today- it's more fun that I thought it would be.

Posted by Damien

I like transformers.

Posted by Qdor

Last time i checked, the friend's list was full; any chance for us folk who haven't been able to join in on a TNT yet to get a shot?

Posted by welly

Excitement!

Edited by gunslingerNZ

There must be a better way for sorting out the friends list. I'm betting a bunch of people send their request every Monday before they find out what the game is or if they even have it.

Posted by welly
@The_Laughing_Man: Ya the PS3 only will be MOA when the beta hits.
Posted by The_Laughing_Man
@welly said:
" @The_Laughing_Man: Ya the PS3 only will be MOA when the beta hits. "
MOH beta sucks massvily. Hopefully they will fix it before the TNT.  
 
Will PS3 get two nights in a row? 
Posted by monkyofdoom

Woo, Ryan just cleared out the Friend List and I got in :) Can't wait to Throwdown on Thursday!

Posted by Ceno

This is a hell of a good game.  I'm definitely going to try to get in on the TNT.
Posted by monkyofdoom

Now I have to decide what class I want to focus on for the next 2 days.

Posted by mazik765

Good choice!

Edited by SenorTrampoline

  

 
Someone on this stream better talk about Beast Wars. Or I will be mildly disappointed! >:(
Posted by The_Laughing_Man
@monkyofdoom said:
" Now I have to decide what class I want to focus on for the next 2 days. "
How does the multiplayer for this game work anyways. 
Posted by monkyofdoom
@The_Laughing_Man: The trappings of the multiplayer are a lot like CoD (albiet it with robots and a third person view) So you have 4 classes (Scout,Leader,Scientist,and Soldier) and each one levels up separately with XP you get from matches. You can do custom loadouts and there are perks and killstreaks and stuff like that. Of course you can Transform at will, and all that. The game is a TON of fun.
Posted by The_Laughing_Man
@monkyofdoom said:
" @The_Laughing_Man: The trappings of the multiplayer are a lot like CoD (albiet it with robots and a third person view) So you have 4 classes (Scout,Leader,Scientist,and Soldier) and each one levels up separately with XP you get from matches. You can do custom loadouts and there are perks and killstreaks and stuff like that. Of course you can Transform at will, and all that. The game is a TON of fun. "
Screw you. Now I wanna hike down to the store in 90 degree heat to get it. I got a 108 dollar game stop gift card. Traded in my PSP...so I guess I will get it in the morning for PS3. 
Posted by monster9999

This actually could be some fun

Posted by monkyofdoom
@The_Laughing_Man: You will thank me later :D
Posted by Ryan
@gunslingerNZ said:
" There must be a better way for sorting out the friends list. I'm betting a bunch of people send their request every Monday before they find out what the game is or if they even have it. "
I never accept friend requests on GBTNT before the first announcement of what the game will be. And even then, I give priority to requests from players who actually have the game in question on their profile. It's an inherently imperfect system, but I try and compensate as much as I can.
Posted by JoelTGM

hell yes

Posted by Zero_

Goddamn, I have this for the PS3 - what's with the lack of PS3 love lately? D:

Posted by Gilsham

any chance you'll play it on the pc boxen also?

Posted by monkyofdoom
@Zero_: I think the reason is mostly because they had to go out and buy a copy of the game because Activision didn't send them one.
Posted by Qdor
@monkyofdoom:  thanks for the heads up!
Posted by Raven_Sword
@Zero_ said:
"Goddamn, I have this for the PS3 - what's with the lack of PS3 love lately? D: "

I think they just perfer doing stuff on 360 for some reason.
Posted by Lazyaza

Oh how I want this game so bad, stupid delayed releases grr.
 
Ah well least I'll be able to watch TnT on Friday.

Posted by gunslingerNZ
@Ryan:  Good to hear you guys do your best to keep it fair. I guess the real blame is with Sony and Microsoft for the friends list caps. It's just irritating when the list is full but you see people on it who aren't even playing the TNT game.
Posted by Tomorrowman

Request sent!  I've been playing this alllllllllllllllll day!

Posted by MisterMouse

Cool I have wanted to see more of this game, and I heard that the multiplayer was solid.

Posted by buhssuht

when i saw the title i was like "FU*K YES!!!"  
and then i saw no ps3 i was like "awww man"

Posted by dvdhaus

Game's installing...It's been a long time since I played a good Transformer game, talk has been big on this game.

Posted by clubsammich

Can't wait to watch you guys mess around with a bunch of trannies.

Posted by ghostNPC

Go-bots! :( I hate them so much.

Edited by Raven_Sword
@monkyofdoom:

Every now and then they could go buy it on PS3 though to keep it fair if its there choice.
Posted by insane_shadowblade85
@SenorTrampoline said:
"  
 Someone on this stream better talk about Beast Wars. Or I will be mildly disappointed! >:( "

Dude, I love Beast Wars ! =D
I gladly went to school late so I can watch an entire episode in the morning.
Posted by LiquidPrince

Cool, this should be fun to watch.

Posted by Tennmuerti

I dunno, I'm still waiting on more reviews to come in on the game.
Have to admit kinda skeptical. Don't really care about multiplayer either just interested in seeing what people think of the singleplayer.
 
It would be nice if GB did a quick look or a review for games before a TNT.
Anyone agree?

Posted by skimbatcha

i used to love gobots!

Posted by gabha

BOOOOO Gobots, even as a kid I thought Transformers was vastly superior, they took forever to transform, and they just lacked the awesome sound effects of Transformers.

Posted by Krystal_Sackful
@insane_shadowblade85: 
Me and my friends used pretend to be Beast Wars robots on the playground. We also pretended to be mechs from Heavy Gear and Mechwarrior 2.
Posted by Olivaw

Aw man, I really gotta get this video game.

Posted by JackSukeru

I'm actually interested in seeing this game, though I usually miss TNT because it's on too damn late, I might have to stay up for this.

Posted by Rehehelly
@Krystal_Sackful: Cool kids. 
 
Interested n seeing the game, would of been nice for a QL before a TNT though, hopefully the multiplayer isn't terribad :P
Posted by Yodasdarkside

No PS3 game this week?  Come on, lads, get with the program.

Posted by Rhaknar
@Tennmuerti said:
" I dunno, I'm still waiting on more reviews to come in on the game. Have to admit kinda skeptical. Don't really care about multiplayer either just interested in seeing what people think of the singleplayer.  It would be nice if GB did a quick look or a review for games before a TNT. Anyone agree? "
going by Jeff's twitter, he's not really enjoying the single player, but says the multiplayer is good, so im guessing it will get a 3.
 
It's probably a 3 game for non fans, and 4 for transformer fans, since a lot of the charm is it being like G1
Posted by lead_farmer
@SenorTrampoline: Two words. Optimus Primal
 
Watched it every morning when I was a kid.
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