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Transformers War for Cybertron

With all of the hype / conflict around the Transformer movies and Michael Bay it make sense that when you hear about a Transformers video game you might think it would be related to the movies. At the same time you would be wrong. Transformers War for Cybertron tells the story of the beginning of the war between the Decepticons and Autobots on Cybertron. The interesting part of the game is that you play through the story of both Decepticons and Autobots. At first glance it can seem like a simple shooter game, but you are playing as a transformer, which means you get to transform and that is a lot of the fun of the game.

This game is about 4 years old at this point and I still need to play through the sequel Fall of Cybertron, but it is a game that I do not think got enough love for what it was.

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There are HOW MANY Red Rangers? Comparing US and Japanese TV Continuity

35 Years of the Red Ranger

35 Years of the Red Ranger

Expatriate guest writer, it’s morphin’ time!

Living in Japan for the past two years, I’ve been struck by a curious difference in the way this country and my native United States approach ongoing continuity in televised speculative fiction. Shows here are constantly refreshed with new storylines and new characters that (we’re led to believe) US audiences would never stand for. Why? I have no idea, but bear with my while I lay out the basic differences and offer a few theories as to the forces at work. Continue reading