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  • Blog Post: Check Out Exclusive New Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Screens

    A few days ago we announced that TT Games' return to Star Wars was our next cover-story game. Today, we're showing off some new and exclusive screens from the game, highlighting new and familiar faces (and places). Take a look at the gallery for some shots from the upcoming game. You'll recognize... More
  • Blog Post: How Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Adds To The Movie's Lore

    One of the concerns I had about the latest entry in the Lego Star Wars series orbited around its seemingly small scale. Where previous entries compiled the events from several movies or seasons of a show, I assumed that Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens would be solely devoted to what you saw from that... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Us Unlock Surprising Characters In Lego Marvel Avengers

    Lego Marvel Avengers roster is enormous, offering well-known heroes like Iron Man and Captain America alongside characters that even Game Informer's biggest comic fans weren't familiar with. We dive into the game's open world to show off the fastest way to expand the number of characters... More
  • Blog Post: The Science Behind Why We Love Loot

    This article originally appeared in issue 68 of Game Informer's Australian magazine, written by Nathan Lawrence. A well-crafted loot system converts gamers into bowerbirds [a bird found in Australia that collects colorful items] . We run around collecting shiny bling, gathering up swag to build a... More
  • Blog Post: How TT Games Began In A Galaxy Far Away

    This feature was originally posted in 2013, but we've decided to push it back into the feed in honor of the release of Lego Dimensions . Starting with Lego Star Wars in 2005, TT Games has created a juggernaut in gaming. While visiting the Traveller's Tales studio in Knutsford, England for the... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Lego Jurassic Park's First Hour

    Lego Jurassic World was released today, to coincide with the launch of the new movie. The game covers the events from all four films, but we decided to start from the beginning to see how TT Fusion handled the adaptation of the first movie in the series. Join Tim, Ben Hanson, and me as we head out to... More
  • Blog Post: Readers Suggest Over 30 Franchises (and 3 Car Manufacturers) They Want For Lego Dimensions

    The recently announced Lego Dimensions represents much broader options for the incorporation of assorted franchises when compared to its competition. Skylanders is limited to the characters Activision creates. Amiibos are limited to Nintendo franchises and the rare non-Nintendo video game franchise that... More
  • Blog Post: Five Collectibles In Good Games That We’re Still Cursing At

    I have a problem (OK, I have lots of problems, but we’re only talking about one today). I collect stuff. My shelves are full with Skylanders and Collector’s Editions tsotchkes and oodles of items from Loot Crates. If it stopped there, I’d be fine. My collector obsession bleeds into... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Lego The Hobbit

    Players can dive back into the Lego version of Middle-earth with today's release of Lego The Hobbit, and this episode of Test Chamber shows you the opening of the game and illustrates some new mechanics. Join Lego fans Joe Juba (who wrote our review ) and Andrew Reiner as they smash bricks, collect... More
  • Blog Post: Lego Legends Of Chima Online Extends Its MMO Adventures To IOS

    The Lego Movie has been attracting a ton of attention – and rightfully so – but it’s hardly the first time the little plastic bricks have been entertaining kids on screens. Several of the company’s toy lines have been featured in popular children’s programming, including... More
  • Blog Post: How To Find Wonder Woman's Invisible Jet In The Lego Movie Videogame

    The Lego Movie Videogame holds a hilarious achievement/trophy that pushes players to locate and destroy Wonder Woman's invisible jet. Tracking down red and gold bricks is challenging as it is; finding something that cannot be seen is another story altogether. Thankfully, I just happened to stumble... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – The Lego Movie Videogame

    Everything is awesome in the Lego world right now. The Lego Movie opened in theaters last Friday to stellar reviews and a huge box office take. This film also garnered an enjoyable video game adaptation, created by Traveller's Tales Fusion (of Lego City Undercover fame). Jeff Cork, Game Informer's... More
  • Blog Post: Creating The Best Lego Cutscenes

    Who would have thought that the mild-mannered Duncan Kinnaird was the director for some of the most entertaining cutscenes in all of gaming. Putting a bizarre, comedic twist on famous scenes or characters has always been a staple of the Lego series from TT Games, and Duncan has been steering the evolution... More
  • Blog Post: How To Get Paid For Playing With Legos

    Carl Greatrix and the rest of the model team at Traveller's Tales ensure that every Lego model in the games can be built by fans. Using official Lego pieces, they construct everything that you see in the game by hand or with digital recreations. It seems like a great job, but it's not without... More
  • Blog Post: Playing Spider-Man In Lego Marvel Super Heroes

    Choosing to branch out from the Marvel film universe and include the entire brand's cast of characters in Lego Marvel Super Heroes was a bold move for TT Games. Arguably the biggest question was what to do with a Lego version of Spider-Man. The team at Traveller's Tales decided to embrace the... More
  • Blog Post: Darth Maul to Deadpool: Designing Lego Characters

    Character artists Neil Crofts and Will Thompson spend their days staring into icy black eyes. Fortunately, those eyes belong to adorable Lego figures. Neil and Will have years of experience bringing figures to life, both through adapting the official Lego designs to work within the games and creating... More
  • Blog Post: Looking Back At TT Games’ Lego Legacy

    Talk to anyone at TT Games, and it’s impossible to overlook the enthusiasm they still carry for the Lego games. Rather than looking at each installment as yet another bullet point on a resume, the team approaches each game as a new challenge. While some critical elements have been there from the... More
  • Blog Post: Designing The Stark Tower Level in Lego Marvel Super Heroes

    With a healthy mix of action and puzzles, the Lego games have refined their level design with every new game. The wealth of characters in Lego Marvel Super Heroes gives the designers plenty of options when designing puzzles and obstacles for the player to overcome. While visiting Traveller's Tales... More
  • Blog Post: Afterwords: Lego The Lord Of The Rings

    Lego the Lord of the Rings is one of, if not the, best Lego games that TT Games has created so far. We spoke with the game's director, James McLoughlin, to find out about how the team approached the game's iconic characters, memorable battles like Helm's Deep, and a fantastic item called... More
  • Blog Post: Your Video Primer For Lego Marvel Super Heroes

    Intrigued by the idea of TT Games and Lego tackling the Marvel universe but are hungry for more information? We've got you covered. While visiting the Traveller's Tales studio for this month's cover story, game director Arthur Parsons and producer Phil Ring explained the high level challenges... More
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