Epic Mickey

WII / Platform / Release: Nov 30, 2010 / ESRB: E

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Warren Spector wants to be 'bored,' then do a startup or teach

Warren Spector wants to be 'bored,' then do a startup or teach

Following the closure of Junction Point, Warren Spector wasn't quite sure what he would do. Though he's said he's "excited for the future," he hasn't given much comment on what he might do next. Even with a little time, though, he's still baffled at the closure, and starting to relax with his time off while he waits for his next project.

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Warren Spector to receive GDCA's 12th Lifetime Achievement Award

Warren Spector to receive GDCA's 12th Lifetime Achievement Award

Warren Spector, the industry luminary responsible for overseeing the development of such beloved games as System Shock and Deus Ex, has been revealed as this year's recipient of the twelfth Game Developers Conference Association's Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Disney Epic Mickey 2 interest surveyed

Disney Epic Mickey 2 interest surveyed

We may see a sequel to Disney Epic Mickey, if a new marketing survey is any indication. The sequel is planned for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and the Wii, and allegedly features 2-player split-screen with Mickey and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.

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Mass Layoffs Rumored at Disney Interactive [Updated]

[Update: 13:24] Disney Interactive has issued a statement confirming layoffs, but stopping short of giving details: "As part of setting a strategic direction for future success in the digital media space, the Disney Interactive Media Group yesterday began a restructuring process."

[Original Story] Rumors are circulating today that Disney Interactive has been been hit by widespread layoffs, throwing the status of its premiere studios into question. Sources told Joystiq that this is the "first round" of layoffs, and includes 250 employees. Read more »

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Warren Spector Explains Camera Issues in Epic Mickey

Related Topics – Epic Mickey, Nintendo Wii

Lighthearted as the source material may be, Disney's Epic Mickey for the Wii met with a harsh reception in many quarters (Metacritic shows quite a range in both critical and user reviews). Its camera system received almost universal disdain, even among those who took a liking to the rest of the game. MTV's 'Clutch Blog' caught up with renowned designer Warren Spector, who led the game's development, to get his thoughts on the issue. Here's what he had to say:

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Field Report: Epic Mickey

Field Reports provide our first-hand experience with the latest games, but should not be considered a review.

You should know, right up front, that I've only played a few hours of Epic Mickey, the new Disney platformer from Junction Point helmed by Warren Spector (Deus Ex). Unfortunately, that's enough for me. So this is not a review, but rather one of our Field Reports so I can offer my thoughts based on my limited time with the game. It could get better a few more hours in, but based on some of the reports from my peers, I don't think it will ever turn into something I'll enjoy. Read more »

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Weekend Confirmed Episode 37

Fix yourself one last leftover turkey and stuffing sandwich and get ready for a great show. Epic Mickey and Gran Turismo 5 both arrived and headline this week's Whatcha' Been Playin? In the Warning Jeff's return to World of Warcraft gets things started and then it's on to your thoughts on having fun versus being competitive. Sales for Move and Kinect, a new squad-based shooter from Yakuza's creator, and the rest of the week's videogame news bring the show home in the Front Page.

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Daily Filter: December 1, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter features media for Medal of Honor, Art Academy, Battlefield Heroes, League of Legends, Monday Night Combat, Earthrise, Epic Mickey, Dead Rising 2: Case West, and Rift. Read more »

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Today's Filter features media for Donkey Kong Country Returns, God of War: Ghost of Sparta, Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2011, Rift: Planes of Telara, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, Tron: Evolution, Sonic Colors, Super Mario All-Stars Wii, Epic Mickey, and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Miniland Mayhem. Read more »

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Today's Filter features new content Gran Turismo 5, Dead Space 2, Your Shape: Fitness Evolved, Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead, Rift: Planes of Telara, Sonic Free Riders, MapleStory, Def Jam Rapstar, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows - Part 1, MotionSports, Epic Mickey, and Shogun 2: Total War. Read more »

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The last Filter of the week features new media from Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Epic Mickey, Bloody Good Time, WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011, Super Scribblenauts, Bulletstorm, Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2011, NeverDead, Trials HD, and Shadows of the Damned. Read more »

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Today's Filter features new media for Diablo 3, Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2011, LittleBigPlanet 2, GoldenEye 007 Wii, Medal of Honor, Epic Mickey, Chu Chu Rocket, Sonic Colors, The Sims 3, and Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom. Read more »

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Epic Mickey Gets Release Date: November 30

Related Topics – Epic Mickey, Nintendo Wii

Warren Spector's Epic Mickey will be released on November 30 on the Nintendo Wii, which was revealed by Entertainment Weekly along with a new trailer. You can read our E3 preview if you require more information about the game.

The game will also be available in a collector's edition if you so choose, which comes with a five-inch, vinyl figurine of Mickey, a behind-the-scenes DVD with additional video content and Epic Mickey-themed skins for the Nintendo Wii console and Wii Remote. Read more »

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