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Transformers: Dark of the Moon video game trailer

Activision has announced yesterday that the videogame Transformers: Dark of the Moon is in development by High Moon Studios.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon the game
Based on Hasbro’s Transformers property and featuring a brand-new ‘Stealth Force’ conversion mode, the game thrusts players directly into an original prologue storyline to experience the ultimate battle between the Autobots and Decepticons that reveals another face of evil, Shockwave. So, the game allows players to fight through the epic battles on Earth that will shape the events of this year homonym film. Transformers: Dark of the Moon sets the players into a variety of locations including the jungles of South America, Siberian military facilities, Detroit Cityscapes and more.

In the news release, Activision promises the game lets the fans to harness the power of Stealth Force to instantly convert to a third, hybrid state that combines the weapons and firepower of robot mode with the agility and maneuverability of vehicle mode. “Additionally, fans can play the game with or against their friends through intense, online multiplayer game modes as their favorite iconic characters”.

The Transformers: Dark of the Moon video game is currently in development by High Moon Studios for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation3 computer entertainment system. Behaviour Interactive is developing distinct versions for the Wii system, Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS hand-held systems.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon the film will be released in New Zealand cinemas June 30.

Here it is the Transformers: Dark of the Moon video game trailer. Click to watch it!

Chicago Auto Show 2011: Today Is Women’s Day

During this period takes place the 103rd edition of the Chicago Auto Show, the largest auto show in North America and a fun place to visit with your family (husband, children or nanny). The show offers interactive displays, kid-sized cars that children can drive, cool concepts and indoor driving courses for you and your family.

Today’s Women Day
The important part in this article is that today, on February 15, is Women’s Day, meaning that the organizers have created a special program for women while manufacturers will present special women-oriented programs on the purchase and lease of cars and maintenance. During this day, women are admitted for $7.

Chicago Auto Show Special Days
The Women’s Day is the first from the list of Special Days on Chicago Auto Show, a list that includes Chicago Auto Show Food Drive (on Frebruary 16) and Telemundo Hispanic Day (on February 18) too.
Chicago Auto Show visiting period is: February 11- February 20, 2011.

For more information about the program and exhibitions, you can visit Chicago Auto Show official webpage.

Child Car-Seats Recalled

Nearly 800,000 child-safety seats are recalled from the car-seat manufacturer Dorel Juvenile Groups because the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has observed that harness adjustment stray may loosen during use. It is a list of almost 50 different car seat models, manufactured from May 1, 2008, through April 30, 2009 which include Convertible child restraints Alpha Omega, Alpha Omega Elite, Enspira, Priori, Prospect, and Vantage; Infant child restraints Mico and OnBoard.

The car-seats’ problem
It has been found that, sometimes, the harness locking and release button doesn’t return to its locked position. The result of this problem would be the adjustment strap slipping back through the adjuster when the child moves in his car seat, which exposes him to injury in case of collision.

What is to be done
All the persons with affected car seat registered with Dorel will have their button fixed, receiving a free kit. If the child-safety seat that you use for your baby is on the recalled list of models, you should contact Dorel.

For more information about the models recalled and about the entire situation, visit the Dorel Juvenile Groups official webpage.

How to buy a car – a small guide for women

Car buying is a difficult process for many people, especially for women. Even if nowadays there are a few alternate online strategies that can ease your decision making process, sometimes the best thing to do is to visit a dealership. And that’s the moment when you might deal with problems. So, the best thing to do, as a woman, is to make sure that you have a wingman to accompany you. Even if you have to take a test-drive or to negotiate or sign contracts in person, the entire process will work better with a partner – your wingman.

Who’s the best wingman for you?
As a woman, you know that features and technical parameters of a car aren’t your strong suit and that the first thing that gets your attention when you see a car is its look, color, shape and / or design. That’s the moment when you should realize and accept (despite your more or less manifested feminism) that the best wingman for would be a male, first of all, knowledgeable about cars, and only then a fearless negotiator, an objective person that keeps an eye for detail and for your needs too (avoid those who might have developed a personal passion for a particular engine or vehicle and inadvertently might pressure you into accepting a car that may not best fit your needs). Besides that, you should let your wingman do the things you are not comfortable with, such as negotiating, asking questions or dealing with numbers and technical details.

Tips for you and your wingman
What you should always remember during your visit to the showroom is not to get separated from you wingman, because, meanwhile, the salespersons will probably try to separately convince you or you wingman about services, features or products that you may not really be interested in buying them. You should also make sure that, for example, during the test-drive you have to keep your focus on the vehicle and how it works while driving, and not to what the salesperson says to you.

During this process, you should let your salesperson know that you have other buying options, which puts the pressure on him to make a better offer and leaves him without the main weapon in convincing you to buy a particular car: the knowledge that you really want the car in his showroom.

Finally, don’t forget to verify with your wingman the numbers and the price that you agreed upon during the negotiation to be reflected in the contract. If you have any queries, do not hesitate to ask questions and to request for clarification.

Finally, you have a car
Now that you have bought a great car, you should not forget to thank you wingman for his moral and “technical” support and get prepared to return the favor when it will his time to buy a car, because your typical women questions are useful too in choosing a car.

Are there any tips you’d like for us to add to this list? It’s open for all.

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