New Transformers Video Games — Transformers: War for Cybertron

Finally, someone decided to make the game we’ve all been waiting for, based on the G1 version of the transformers we remember from the 80s cartoons. Game play will be based on the planet Cybertron, the home of the autobots and decepticons.

The story line for the game will be split between the Autobots and Decepticons. You can play either or both paths. Playable characters include Optimus Prime, Ratchet, Bumblebee, Megatron, Starscream and Brawl.

The official website is at: http://www.transformersgame.com/.

Below is a teaser/reveal trailer. No gameplay, just cinematics, but still pretty cool.

Wits & Wagers for XBL

I tried out Wits & Wagers for XBL. The concept of the game is a series of questions, and for each question you guess what the the closest answer is without going over that actual value. Then you see all the answers selected by all the users, and you place bets on the closest answer to the real answers without going over the real answer. The person with the highest number of chips at the end wins. It’s a fairly simple game, with a number of features thrown in just for eye candy that I found the game to be not worth it. You may want to check it out, but was a bit disappointed by it, and have decided to not get the game and I removed the demo from my computer.

It’s not worth 800 points. I think there are a few people who may like it, but honestly, get Scene It! instead.

Rocky & Bullwinkle Game for XBL

I tried out the demo version of Rocky & Bullwinkle for XBL this weekend. It’s listed as a party game, so I thought it might be something my girlfriend and I might enjoy. We both enjoy playing “Scene It!” and are glad to hear a new version is coming out at the end of the year. So when I saw this as a party game, I figured I would give it a try.

I played it for about 5 minutes… It sucked! Seriously. This is a series of mini games to play, oh should I say microgames. The games are so short, and in some cases, not well designed that I’m just like “WTF”. I game mechanics are overly simplistic and you don’t feel like you’re getting any level of enjoyment out of it. You would think that have a brand like Rocky and Bullwinkle, they would do something a little more creative and interesting. Unfortunately they do not.

After a few minutes, I removed the game from my harddrive. What a shame. It’s 800 points to get the full game. Umm, don’t, really, don’t.

Star Trek Online – Game Trailer Available

I saw a story on digg today about Star Trek Online, the new mmo based on the Star Trek universe, is seeing the light of day again, after an initial failure in development.
On August 8th, 2008, they released a game trailer for the game. You can download the trailer at: http://www.startrekonline.com/videos

I’m a fan of the franchise, and have a number of their games for the PC. I still play Star Trek Armada, with the Millenium Project Mod, and still enjoy it. The AI can be a little dumb even when you have it on medium, and the borg ships are quite large, and can have difficulty moving around the field of play, but I still enjoy it.

I really hope this mmo is going to be something of value. I’ve played Star Wars Galaxies in the past, but after a while, the game felt more like work, than a game when I had an Armorsmith and a Tera Kara Artist. I was managing two stores, and setting up a third, mining for resources, building armor with what felt like a given 17% failure rate built into the game, and travelling from planet to planet, while playing two wookie characters; yeah it definitely felt like work.

I’m curious to see how the game play will be for the Star Trek game. I’m hoping for something really nice. Would be nice to fly around the galaxy in a big ship. =)

http://www.startrekonline.com/videos