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Disney Infinity '2.0 Edition' to introduce Marvel characters

By Steve Watts, Apr 08, 2014 9:30am PDT

A teaser trailer for Disney Infinity "2.0 Edition" teases the inclusion of Marvel characters by prominently featuring Captain America's shield and using a tagline reminiscent of The Avengers.


"Well, first I have seen them. I haven't been to Disneyland since 1976. "

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Fantasia: Music Evolved preview: dynamic duets

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 24, 2014 8:15am PDT

Harmonix revealed some new details about Fantasia: Music Evolved, including five new tracks, a new explorable area, and a two-player competitive mode. Shacknews was invited to check these new features out at this year's Game Developers Conference.


"Remember back when Harmonix was solidly a Sony-oriented studio?"

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Report: Disney Infinity to introduce Marvel, Star Wars characters

By Steve Watts, Feb 04, 2014 9:50am PST

Following big success with Disney Infinity while other departments struggle, Disney Interactive is reportedly planning to introduce its recent Marvel and Star Wars character acquisitions into "new versions" of the game.


"Can't speak for the numbers since I don't see them but for a while, at least, it did seem to ..."

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Disney abandons Star Wars 1313 trademark

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 18, 2014 1:00pm PST

The trademark for Star Wars 1313 has officially expired, perhaps spelling an end to the final LucasArts-helmed Star Wars game, once and for all.


"It's insane how much valuable IP Disney has now. Oh what I would do if I was a top executive ..."

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Disney Magical World announced for April 11

By Steve Watts, Jan 10, 2014 8:00am PST

Disney Magical World is coming on April 11, Nintendo announced today. It lets you solve the problems of Disney characters, manage a cafe, plant crops, and customize your character with Disney themed outfits and accessories.


Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix trailer shows off revamped visuals

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 23, 2013 9:00pm PST

A new trailer from Japan's Jump Festa shows off how the HD remix is faring. Unsurprisingly, it looks much like the 1.5 collection, with puffy pants and giant zippers never looking better.


"Every version of Kingdom Hearts has sold significantly less than the first game, yet it seems ..."

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Star Wars: Attack Squadrons is a new free-to-play online space combat game

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 17, 2013 10:30am PST

Disney Interactive has just announced Star Wars: Attack Squadrons, a new free-to-play online space combat game for PC.


"just get the few heads responsible for the direction of Tie Fighter back in a room have them ..."

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Castle of Illusion HD summoned forth to iOS

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 21, 2013 1:00pm PST

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse HD has surprisingly popped up on the App Store, bringing the HD update of the 1990 classic to iOS.


"Yeah, I agree. Whenever mention of this game comes up people talk about how frustrating it was ..."

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Disney merging Interactive publishing divisions

By Steve Watts, Nov 12, 2013 3:00pm PST

The Walt Disney Company has announced it will be merging its Disney Interactive publishing divisions, and putting current co-president Jimmy Pitaro at the head of the newly consolidated group.


Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer shows off new abilities and enemies

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 14, 2013 11:00pm PDT

It still sounds like a dream. After years of portable spin-offs, Kingdom Hearts 3 is finally a real game. To prove that it's more than just an...


"Im excited too, MercFox1, but I don't trust Squeeeenix to pull some bullshit and hold this title ..."

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Marvel Run Jump Smash! announced, coming to mobile this year

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 12, 2013 12:15pm PDT

In Marvel Run Jump Smash!, players will chase Loki through the streets of New York--just like in the movie! In an endless runner!


"Wow. Disney is not messing around with monetizing their ip more and more. To the point that ..."

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Star Wars: Tiny Death Star is Tiny Tower, but in the Death Star

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 04, 2013 10:10am PDT

Sometimes, mobile crossovers just make sense. Tiny Tower, the official iPhone Game of the Year, is getting a Disney-approved spin-off with Star Wars: Tiny Death Star. As its name suggests, it's Tiny Tower--but in the Death Star.


"Angry Birds in general or Angry Birds Star Wars in particular? People shitting on Angry Birds ..."

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Jack Skellington joining Disney Infinity in time for Halloween

By Steve Watts, Oct 03, 2013 1:00pm PDT

Disney Infinity is adding Jack Skellington for Halloween. Figures will be on sale starting this Saturday for $13.99.


"Although not Halloween related, I noticed Walmart has Toy Story's Woody as a temporary exclusive ..."

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Star Wars 1313 motion-capture tech to live on in movies

By Steve Watts, Sep 23, 2013 11:45am PDT

Lucasfilm chief technology strategy officer Kim Libreri says that the video game technology developed for Star Wars 1313 can be used for movie production, taking much of the processing work out of motion capture effects.


"This looks a lot like the system used for the recent Tintin movie. They used tons of tracked ..."

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Disney Infinity Toy Box companion app launched, free through October 5

By Steve Watts, Sep 18, 2013 8:30am PDT

Disney Infinity's companion "Toy Box" app is now available, and will be free through October 5. It grants 60 free creation items, anything you've unlocked in the main game, and the ability to import and export custom toy box stages.


"You neglect to mention this is for iPad only. Apple has a long history of primarily support iOS ..."

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