Assuming you’re still losing your shit over the apparent awesomeness of Activision’s Transformers: War for Cybertron game — I know I am — you have a difficult decision to make. There are three exclusive characters available for the game, but only if you pre-order the game from three different stores. If you pre-order at Amazon you get Jazz Demolishor, Best Buy you get Demolishor Jazz, and GameStop you get Shockwave. Actually, Shockwave is so goddamn sexy that it’s a pretty easy choice for me (and no, it doesn’t bother me in the slightest that he turns into a jet instead of a cannon) which is why I chose his video to show above, but here are videos for Jazz and Demolishor if you want to check out the competition. I think it’s safe to assume that all the characters will be available for download eventually, but there’s no reason not to get one of ’em for free.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.