Because I am a bad, bad man, I forgot to mention that the Transformers: War for Cybertron game actually released yesterday. If, somehow, despite my disgusting amount of glowing pre-coverage, you’re still on the fence about buying the game, I offer to you the (spoiler free) final credit sequence to the game.
Yes, that is Stan fucking Bush singing an all-new hair rock anthem about the Transformers, cleverly titled “Transformers.” I don’t don’t know what more a TF could want, honestly. Thanks to Potimus P for the tip.
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.