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Disney Infinity preview: bringing franchises together

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 16, 2013 12:00pm PST

Disney's worlds are on a collision course, though not quite in the way you may expect. Disney Infinity, which was announced yesterday, isn't a "crossover" game in the the traditional sense. It's an entire platform filled with individual games set across the vast spectrum of ...

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"I'm still surprised that more companies haven't tried something like this, but I always figured ..."

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Pandora's Tower coming to Wii this spring

By Steve Watts, Jan 16, 2013 10:30am PST

Pandora's Tower has been announced for North American release from XSEED, making Operation Rainfall's efforts to localize three Wii RPGs an unqualified success.

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"This is a really, really great game and I've enjoyed playing it a lot so far as I'm from Europe. ..."

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How Disney Infinity's starter set was chosen

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 16, 2013 9:00am PST

When Disney Infinity launches, the $75 Starter Set will feature Mr. Incredible, Monster Inc's Sully, and Captain Jack Sparrow. But, how did Disney settle on these characters?

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"Actually, Disney used to own Power Rangers. I believe Haim Saban bought the rights back from them."

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Skylanders franchise reaches $500 million in sales

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 11, 2013 8:15am PST

Activision has another money-maker, just in case that "Call of Duty" thing stops working for them. Skylanders has surpassed half a billion dollars of sales.

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"This game desperately needs online co-op. I refuse to invest in this game until my son can play ..."

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Retro City Rampage hits Xbox 360 and Wii in January

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 28, 2012 2:15pm PST

After a brief stint of exclusivity on PS3, Vita, and PC, Vblank Entertainment's retro throwback is finally coming to Xbox 360 and Wii.

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"Is it really coming out on wii?! I kept thinking the Wii version would actually turn into a Wii ..."

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Why The Last Story almost didn't come westward

By Steve Watts, Dec 28, 2012 1:45pm PST

The XSEED team talks about how it had to fight for The Last Story, even against some skepticism in its own marketing department.

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New game releases of November 19-25

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 19, 2012 6:00am PST

We're almost through the roster of pre-holiday big-hitters, but next week will be another good'un for new releases. We'll see Hitman: Absolution, Persona 4 Golden, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, PlanetSide 2, the PC editions of Scribblenauts Unlimited and Assassin's Cr...

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YouTube app launches on Wii

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 16, 2012 3:45pm PST

Wii U will launch with a YouTube app built into the system, but don't fret if you're sticking with Nintendo's original motion controlling console. Google has launched a dedicated YouTube app for the SD Wii.

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"i like xbox live, but this is the #1 reason I'm not signing on with whatever their next console ..."

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New game releases of November 12-18

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 11, 2012 7:00am PST

What kind of a maniac game would try to launch in the same week as a brand new console, thinking it had any chance of being noticed? Well, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is having a go. Yes, next week is rather quiet aside from the stomping great games monsters that are Cod Blops...

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"The Wii U seems to have one of the best launch game lineups of any system, but with the economy ..."

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How to transfer Wii data to the Wii U

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 08, 2012 10:00am PST

On November 18th, lucky fans will be able to upgrade to Nintendo's next home console: the Wii U. But, what happens to all the games, saves, and Wii Points they've accumulated over the years?

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"I don't know how much easier you could want it, really. Odd that the points stuff isn't saved on ..."

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New game releases of November 5-11

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 06, 2012 8:15am PST

Lawks, will you look at that! This week brings that most rare and precious of new releases: a new PlayStation 2 game, in the form of PES 2013. Oh, and something named Halo 4 is coming out. It's probably popular if there are at least four, unless this is comedy The Naked Gun-...

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"Cherry Tree High Comedy Club is pretty neat (it's already out everywhere except Steam). Nyu ..."

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New game releases: October 29-November 4

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 29, 2012 6:00am PDT

This week's groaning with new releases, including Assassin's Creed III, the side-game AC3: Liberation, Natural Selection 2, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Okami HD, portable versions of LEGO The Lord of the Rings, Painkiller Hell & Damnation, and so many more.

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"Any of y'all picking up Natural Selection 2? I've owned it for like a year now but have put a ..."

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Wii getting Just Dance, Skylanders bundles for holiday

By Steve Watts, Oct 24, 2012 11:45am PDT

Nintendo is launching two Wii holiday bundles on November 4, one with Just Dance 4 and the other with Skylanders Giants.

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New game releases: October 22-28

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 21, 2012 8:00am PDT

Next week is bulging with new releases, including Medal of Honor Warfighter, Hotline Miami, Forza Horizon, Elemental: Fallen Enchantress, The Unfinished Swan, King's Bounty: Warriors of the North, Frobisher Says, and Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward.

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"Why is Cabela releasing two games on the same week. Come on Cabela, you're cannibalizing your ..."

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Just Dance 4 getting Gangnam Style DLC

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 19, 2012 8:15am PDT

Video games love a good meme they can seize upon in an attempt to wring some of its popular into their gaping maw, and the hottest viral video or whatever they call them nowadays is surely 'Gangnam Style' by Psy. Wash your tux and beef up your lassoing arm, as Ubisoft today ...

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"Macarena stuck around for way too long. This is still early. Hasn't been played out yet."

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