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Disney Infinity for 3DS Not Looking Good

Posted on August 17, 2013 by Jason Nason

I can’t say for sure as far as the gameplay goes as we didn’t get our hands on a pre-release copy of Disney Infinity, but the 3DS iteration of the game isn’t looking that great.

The game launches tomorrow on all major consoles including the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U and the Nintendo Wii. The game is a direct competitor to the Skylanders franchise which includes collectible toys which can be placed on a control deck and brought into your video game.

While the game is looking great and seeing a lot of positive words from critics, the 3DS edition is looking like a totally different game and visually seems like an afterthought by the developers. I’ve seen far prettier textures from games.

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Disney and EA Announce Multi-Year Star Wars Games Partnership

Posted on May 6, 2013 by Joshua Rust

The House Of Mouse and publishing giant Electronic Arts have agreed to multi-game and multiyear agreement that will put the Star Wars brand in the hands of studios like Visceral, DICE, & Bioware. Of course Bioware is no stranger as they have put out one of the best Star Wars games ever created, in my opinion, Star Wars: The Knights Of The Old Republic. No, I’m not talking about that MMO one either. Unfortunately, I don’t think this means that the impressive and promising Star Wars 1313 game will be resurrected – but one can hope.

Electronic Arts will be handling the ‘core’ Star Wars games, while Disney will focus on the casual games – ranging from phones, tablets, consoles, & PC. Here’s hoping that we will get some quality titles out of this deal. For the official press release, keep reading after the jump.Read More


Disney: Infinity ‘Toy Box’ Trailer Opens Your Creative Mind

Posted on April 12, 2013 by Joshua Rust

Disney looks to take aim at the Skylanders market when it releases Disney Infinity August 18th, 2013.  I don’t want to go as far to say that Disney Infinity is a complete clone of the Skylanders franchise, but it takes quite a bit from it and builds on to an amazing concept. One of the main differences between the two is in Infinity you can open up the Toy Box (if you’ve played Toy Story 3 you should be somewhat familiar with what it is) and create a whole unique world. Either by building on to already created worlds or starting completely from scratch.Read More


Disney Infinity’s Official Announcement Trailer

Posted on January 15, 2013 by Joshua Rust

The thing about pie is when someone has a whole one…everyone else want’s a piece of that pie. Disney is no exception as they have now officially confirmed the rumors that we reported last year that they were readying a “Skylanders Slayer” -Disney Infinityis official and it’s coming this June 2013!  Without further ado, here is the official trailer:

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Disney states that there will be two player split-screen multiplayer for Disney Infinity as well as four-player drop-in drop-out online play. All of Disney’s characters will come together inside the game in an area called the ‘Toy Box’. Within the Toy Box players will be able to complete pre-existing quests and you will even be able to create your own (though to what extent is not known yet). Furthermore, everything inside the Toy Box is editable as well – from the buildings to toys.

The Incredibles Playset boasts an open-world where you will be able to fight enemies seen from the movie and be able to create custom buildings. While the Monsters University Playset pits players against a rival school with the ultimate goal of scaring children from the rival school. The Pirates of the Caribbean Playset will let players have battles with other pirate ships and explore uncharted lands by traveling from island to island via your pirate ship.

Disney Infinitywill be available for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii, WiiU, 3DS PC, and mobile platforms. It will launch with Monsters University, The Incredibles and Pirates of the Caribbean Adventures Sets and around 20 toy figurines. Additional Adventure Sets are expected to arrive sometime later in 2013.

It looks like Skylanders has some competition and who knows…maybe they will push each other into making better games so that everyone wins. Question is, can you afford both Skylanders and Disney Infinity?



Disney Readying a “Skylanders-Slayer” For Next Year

Posted on November 17, 2012 by Joshua Rust

Disney Interactive looks to cash in on the “gotta collect ’em all” success that Activision is having with their Skylanders franchise. According to Stitch Kingdom, this new game that will tentatively be hitting Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, & 3DS is cleverly titled: Disney Infinity. Yep…very clever indeed.

Stitch Kingdom states they have seen “a video produced for retailers which will be used to educate them on the product as well as familiarize them with the content.”Disney Infinitywill use plastic character tokens (sound familiar?) that will interact with a “flat device that connects via USB for console and infrared for handhelds.”

The starter pack will included iconic characters such as Monster Incs’ Sully, Jack Sparrow from Pirates, and Mr. Incredible from…well The Incredibles. Other characters that are rumored for a later release include:  Mike Wazowski, Randall, Hector Barbossa, Davy Jones, Mrs. Incredible, Syndrome, Dash, Violet, Woody, Jack Skellington, Agent P, Rapunzel, Anna, Ice Queen, Sorcerer Mickey, Tow Mater and Francesco Bernoulli.

Additional expansion packs (Adventure Packs…) will be available at launch as well. Such as Radiator Springs with Lightning McQueen & Holly Shiftwell. Toy Story In Space with Jesse & Buzz Lightyear. The Lone Ranger packed with The Lone Ranger & Tonto. As well as Phineas & Ferb packed with…you guessed it! Phineas & Ferb.

But those are only the “first expansion” packs expected as Disney looks to take a bite out of the Skylanders market. To me, this has its pros and cons. It’s good for the kids first and foremost. More parents can spend time with their kids enjoying these family style games. As I have with my daughter on Skylanders. The cons would have to be with two different series out there, money is going to go fast. Also I think it may hurt Skylanders in return, but then again it may push the developers to compete with each other and produce an even better product.

Maybe Disney will incorporate Marvel characters and Star Wars characters too… Look for more details on Disney Infinity here as the become available.



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