GameInformer Article - True to Form: Safeguarding the Transformers licence

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Sideswipe80, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. Sideswipe80

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  2. General Tekno

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    Interesting... so if I'm reading this right, Alex Irvine had some input into the game scripts?

    Huh.
     
  3. Sideswipe80

    Sideswipe80 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah my head hurts even more lol
     
  4. Murasame

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    Reads interesting. But I'm still sad I won't be able to play FoC anytime soon.
     
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    "The new cartoon series, the novels, and both Cybertron games are all official cannon."

    Well, that settles that. Maybe FoC will end with Megatron figuring out how to use Dark Energon to raise the dead and finally get rid of that plot hole...
     
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    Yeah, the actual magazine article said the same thing. It's all supposed to be connected.

    Problem is, the most recent episode of Prime told a different Matrix-receiving story than WFC did. I don't really mind the concept of it, but it's already got two different stories (the difference in their overall aesthetic I can write off as artistic interpretation by either company--like how IDW was doing for a little bit). It all just feels forced to me.

    I think it comes down to them saying what they want it to be, and us doing whatever we want to do with it. Watch the shows, buy the games, and generally not care much more than that.
     
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    "Cannon" does not mean what they think it means.
     
  9. Leo Primus

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    It's not about the fact that he didn't raise the dead in WfC, it's about how everyone in Prime seems to be not familiar with Dark Energon at all.
     
  10. Nerdicon

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    Instant retcon= Megs finds a chunk of Dark Energon in space, "Ooooh I guess that wasn't dark energon after all, it was SYNTHETIC DARK ENERGON!!!!!" lol
     
  11. scubaboy31

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    sigh. the shows and games don't have to be in continuity with each other to remain canon. In the same way that the G1 comics and cartoon tell different stories that are both officially recognised as G1 continuity.
     
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    LOL. I guess it's a 'fusion canon' though... :D 
     
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    G1Prowl Prick, apparently

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    However, there are some that insist they ARE.
     
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    If you make money out of it, Hasbro will let you say it's "official". No matter how much you distort the original content.
     
  15. Sumner Sturgeon

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    Only in the second episode, for some reason, which was probably just for the new audience's benefit or something. By Darkness Rising Part 3, Optimus and Ratchet are talking about it like they've known forever. Even the wiki points it out, though they highlight the strangeness of it as well.
     
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    How do you think they think it means?
     
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    hahahahahaha!
     
  18. Triple Melter

    Triple Melter come on fhqwhgads

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    A cannon is a gun that shoots big projectiles.

    Read the context clues of the sentence and the paragraph and you'll see they're not talking about a weapon.
     
  19. W-P38

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    Thank you. Wrongful application of the term. What is included in the Transformers fiction "canon" (yes, they mispelled it and misused it) is up for debate by any TF fan, but you could fairly confidently include (IMO): 1980s G1, The Beast Era, The Film Trilogy, any leading, pervasive, flagship fiction that has had a fundamental effect on how we understand the overall story and the characters. What you could be fairly confident would not be considered canon (IMO): Many of the novels and comic sub-series, RID, Masterforce/Victory, etc.

    Further, qualifying something as canon can only be done after its effect on the overall franchise has been assessed. It's way too early to know if Prime or the new video games will have this type of lasting effect.

    What they meant to say is that these elements are of the same continuity. Which in itself doesn't make sense either, as these fictions are inconsistent in both story and aesthetic.

    Whatever.
     
  20. The F.N.G.

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    Canon. One N.
     

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