Grimbot the 3rd added the original G1 cartoon’s opening narration, sound effects and voices to the much anticipated Transformers: War for Cybertron game opening, and the result is so awesome I think my heart may have actually skipped a beat. Hearing the old school laser noises, score and Peter Cullen matched to the game’s incredible graphics and robot-on-robot violence? It’s so goddamn sexy it feels like pornography. I swear to god, if the game actually had a mode that sounded like this, I’d buy five copies of the goddamn game, just on principle. Thanks to William S. for the tip.
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