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  • Blog Post: We Talk With Brian Michael Bendis On Jessica Jones, Powers, Marvel Films, And Video Games

    From his work with long-running series like Ultimate Spider-Man and Daredevil to his work on T.V. series like Jessica Jones and Powers , Brian Michael Bendis is a man who has a lot of irons in the fire. In addition, Bendis is a part of the creative vision behind the wildly successful Marvel Cinematic... More
  • Blog Post: What Do Amiibos Do In What Games?

    Nintendo still hasn't fully revealed exactly how amiibos will function across its many games, but we plan on keeping track of their compatibility in this feature. Nintendo’s amiibos differ from comparable toys like Skylanders and Disney Infinity figures in they will work across a collection... More
  • Blog Post: Luke Skywalker Can Finally Pilot His Weird Toy Spaceship In Disney Infinity 3.0

    Star Wars nerds, this one's for you. Remember that little spaceship toy that Luke Skywalker was dinking around with in Uncle Owen's workshop during Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope ? You're forgiven if you don't; as moments go, it doesn't exactly rank up there with the Death... More
  • Blog Post: How Avalanche Snuck A Lightsaber Into The First Disney Infinity

    When Disney bought Star Wars in late 2012, Avalanche had already been hard at work on the original Disney Infinity for some time, prepping it for its August 2013 release. It was too late to add a robust Star Wars playset or figures to the game at a worthwhile capacity, but Avalanche felt it couldn’t... More
  • Blog Post: How Did E3 2015’s Toys-To-Life Games Stack Up?

    Going into this E3, we knew that there would be at least three big names in the expanding toys-to-life genre. Activision, Disney, and Warner Interactive all showed off their latest games, and they were all playable. Each one is trying something different, but there’s enough commonality to draw... More
  • Blog Post: Seen At E3 2015

    It's E3 time again, which means a lot of structures are being erected in honor of the industry's most exciting video games, and we took pictures of them. We will surely become intimately familiar with these balloons when we get our hands on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain later this year... More
  • Blog Post: The Fall And Resurrection Of Licensed Games

    While our June cover story on Disney Infinity 3.0 covers Avalanche Software's next big release, while visiting the studio we spoke to its general manager John Blackburn about the turbulent history of licensed games based on animated films. The studio was put in a relatively dire situation around... More
  • Blog Post: Skywalking With Giants: Animating Disney Infinity

    While visiting Avalanche Software for our June cover story on Disney Infinity 3.0 , we met up with the studio's animation department head Gavan Knowlton to talk about the animation team's work for the new game. With development taking place all over the globe from developers like Ninja Theory... More
  • Blog Post: Star Wars, Tron, And Iron Fist: Harnessing The Disney Empire

    Disney has had a long and sometimes scattered history with games. While visiting Avalanche Software for our June cover story on Disney Infinity 3.0 , we sat down with the vice president of production for Disney Infinity, John Vignocchi, to learn more about Disney Interactive's approach to gaming... More
  • Blog Post: Exclusive Gameplay Of Disney Infinity 3.0's Space Battles

    While some Star Wars fans were bummed to learn that this year's Battlefront from DICE won't include space combat , Disney is making space flight and interstellar dogfights a key component of the Star Wars playsets in Disney Infinity 3.0. Players can leave planets behind and freely fly to other... More
  • Blog Post: Exclusive Gameplay Of Star Wars Combat In Disney Infinity 3.0

    When visiting Avalanche Software for our June cover story on Disney Infinity 3.0 , one of the team's big talking points was how they've tapped the minds of Ninja Theory to help deepen the game's combat . Disney provided us with gameplay footage showing off some of the Star Wars characters'... More
  • Blog Post: Exploring Infinity 3.0’s Toy Box Game-Changers

    We’ve been rolling out a ton of Disney Infinity 3.0 features since our cover reveal, and they’ve focused on the Star Wars playsets , the people who design the characters , and more . The playsets are certainly a big part of the Disney Infinity series – especially when you have Star... More
  • Blog Post: Disney Infinity 3.0 Meets Diablo In Toy Box Takeover

    The Toy Box game sets represent genre-specific alternate experiences for Disney Infinity. Past Toy Box games were built entirely using the in-game creation tools and included Thor’s Assault on Asgard and Guardians of the Galaxy’s Escape from the Kyln, which were tower defense and dungeon... More
  • Blog Post: Disney Infinity 3.0 Meets Mario Kart In The Speedway Toy Box

    The Toy Box game sets represent genre-specific alternate experiences for Disney Infinity. Past Toy Box games were built entirely using the in-game creation tools and included Thor’s Assault on Asgard and Guardians of the Galaxy’s Escape from the Kyln, which were tower-defense and dungeon... More
  • Blog Post: Classic Star Wars Vs. Prequel Trilogy In Disney Infinity 3.0

    While the debate about which Star Wars trilogy reigns supreme is relatively lopsided at this point, Avalanche Software was forced to rekindle the debate when deciding which trilogy's playset would come bundled with the game. During our studio visit for our June cover story on Disney Infinity 3.0... More
  • Blog Post: Reinventing Star Wars: Taking The AT-AT Off The Rails For The Classic Trilogy

    Disney Infinity has become home to a collection of diverse developers all working and creating inside the Disney universe. There are many franchises and characters available to everyone to play with and create for, but none were so desired as the original Star Wars trilogy. When it was announced that... More
  • Blog Post: See A Dismantled Chewbacca And More In Our Disney Infinity 3.0 Photo Gallery

    When we post image galleries from the games we feature on our covers, it’s always screenshots. Disney Infinity 3.0 offered us the rare opportunity to take photos of physical objects. Below, and in the gallery you will find photos of nearly all of Disney Infinity 3.0 confirmed figures. There are... More
  • Blog Post: Star Wars Meets Disney: Designing Infinity's New Toys

    Jeff Bunker never thought he would be a toy designer. As vice president of art development within Avalanche Software, the rise of Disney Infinity has forced him to become an expert on designing and manufacturing millions of figures. While visiting the studio for our cover story on Disney Infinity 3.0... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Disney Infinity

    Disney Infinity is a game with many wonderful parts. In this episode of Test Chamber, we explore the Toy Box, where worlds and adventures can be forged, and also show off why Pirates of the Caribbean is the best set in the box, and Monsters University is the worst. Game Informer's Jeff Cork and I... More
  • Blog Post: Head-To-Head Gaming Showdowns Worth Watching

    Though we're currently trudging through the dry season of sporadic game releases and tempered excitement, if you turn the calendar forward a couple months, things start to get interesting. In the middle of the fall game blitz and next-generation transition, we found several competitive matchups in... More
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