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I Got Next: Transformers writer James Roberts rolls out

The mad resilience of the Transformers series is an anomaly, both inexplicable and totally logical. Cheap, plastic toys sold using shoddy cartoons shouldn't have a shelf life spanning nearly two generations. Nor should they inspire obsessive fandom and billion dollar film franchises. Then again, it's impossible to deny that watching a big red truck turn into a paternal robot is pretty awesome.

Time has proven there's apparently far more to the Transformers than a bunch of easily broken toys and terrible Michael Bay flicks. James Roberts, writer of IDW's ongoing comic Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, is one artist demonstrating just how potent these characters can be. Psyched up for the upcoming release of Transformers Devastation, we asked Roberts to join us on I Got Next which goes live today at 3:30PM ET/1:30PM PT.

Dig the show? We’re here four days a week, Monday through Thursday so make sure to follow our Twitch channel! When are we live? Here’s our schedule:

Monday: What’s Happening
6:30PM – 8PM ET/3:30PM – 5PM PT
Maxwell McGee and company take you inside the world of gaming this week, playing what's new and discussing everything that's happening in the news.

Tuesday: I Got Next!
3:30PM – 5PM ET/12:30PM – 2PM PT
Anthony John Agnello hangs out with fascinating folks from every walk of life, playing their favorite games. This is you chance to chat with creators from the world of music, film, comics, and everything else under the sun.

Wednesday: Departure Lounge
6:30PM – 8PM ET/3:30PM – 5PM PT
Sometimes you just look at a game and wonder: what in the f*&% is that?! Hosts Ludwig Kietzmann, Ashley Reed, and the rest of the GR+ crew check out gaming's strangest treasures.

Thursday: How It’s Done
4:30PM – 6PM ET/1:30PM – 3PM PT
Arthur C. Clarke said that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Maybe that's why video games seem so remarkable. We meet with the creators of the best games to demystify the process.