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  • Blog Post: Disney Cuts One-Quarter Of Game And Internet Division Staff

    Following reports in early February of impending Disney Interactive layoffs , the company has let go of approximately 700 employees. The staffing reductions come alongside a 50 percent scale back in annual game releases. The division released over 20 titles in 2013. Disney previously suggested it would... More
  • Blog Post: Disney Interactive Sees 38 Percent Revenue Growth In First Quarter 2014

    During its first quarter 2014 earnings call yesterday, Disney reported strong performance in its Interactive division. The segment was responsible for $403 million in revenue compared to $291 million during the same quarter last year. During the earnings call, CEO Bob Iger laid out some expectations... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Marvel And Star Wars Coming To Disney Infinity, Layoffs This Week

    Disney is reportedly working to bring more of its properties into the Infinity family. With Disney in control of the Marvel and Star Wars universes, many Infinity fans have been hopeful for playsets and characters from those worlds. It seems those are, in fact, happening. According to the Wall Street... More
  • Blog Post: Disney Infinity's 'Toy Box Contraption Challenge' Features A Game Informer Creation

    It's no secret that Game Informer executive editor Andrew Reiner is a fan of Disney Infinity. Now, Disney Interactive has taken notice and featured his Toy Box in their latest challenge video. Reiner's Toy Box, which he built with some help from Jeff Cork, contains numerous Disney landmarks,... More
  • Blog Post: Disney Interactive Co-President Resigns

    Disney Interactive co-president John Pleasants has resigned today, though he'll stay on as a consultant for an undisclosed amount of time. Pleasants told the New York Times that he would have liked to stay on, but it's "complicated" to have two presidents. He oversaw the release of... More
  • Blog Post: Disney Infinity Off To Strong Start With 294,000 Units Sold In First Two Weeks

    Disney Infinity has been out for approximately one month now, and officials at the company are pleased with the game's performance. The title charted at number two in August NPD's report in a month that showed an uptick in sales for the first time since November 2011. Speaking with GamesIndustry... More
  • Blog Post: Disney Infinity Cars & Lone Ranger Play Set Impressions

    Disney Infinity is packaged with three lengthy play sets based on The Incredibles, Monsters University, and Pirates of the Caribbean licenses. Launch day also brings two additional sets, sold separately, based on Cars and The Lone Ranger. The core game should keep you plenty busy, especially if you take... More
  • Blog Post: Has Disney Infinity Been Taking Cues From Skylanders?

    There's been a lot written about the similarities shared between Activision's Skylanders franchise and Disney's upcoming Disney Infinity. Now, new video footage shows that these common traits may be no coincidence. In a video about the making of Disney Infinity which was posted and subsequently... More
  • Blog Post: Disney's Planes Games Exclusive To Nintendo Platforms

    Disney has announced that games based on the upcoming animated film Disney's Planes are coming in August. If you aren't gaming on a Nintendo console, however, you're going to have to cool your jets. Disney's Planes will be arriving August 6 on the Wii, Wii U, DS, and 3DS systems, three... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: LucasArts' Star Wars 1313 On Hold

    Website Kotaku has run a story that, citing anonymous sources, claims that LucasArts has put the Star War 1313 project on hold. In the Kotaku article, which is based on information from three separate sources, the game - which made a splash at last year's E3 - has lost momentum following Disney's... More
  • Blog Post: Concept Art For Abandoned Disney Games Surfaces

    Long before Epic Mickey was created, Disney had been working on a couple of intriguing projects, including a game called Spy Mickey. The Japanese gaming site Siliconera acquired the artwork from an artist who once worked for Disney's old video game division, Buena Vista Games. As you can see, Spy... More
  • Blog Post: More Bad News For Disney Interactive?

    According to a report, there are more layoffs involving Disney Interactive – 50 staffers have apparently been let go across different locations. An LA Times report says that the news comes from a "knowledgable person not authorized to discuss the matter publicly." This happend yesterday... More
  • Blog Post: Disney's 'Toy Box' Combines Pixar And Disney Characters

    We don't know much about Disney's upcoming project "Toy Box." That's because it hasn't been officially announced yet. The New York Times recently did an interview with Disney Interactive co-presidents James Pitaro and John Pleasants. The article mentions a project that is said... More
  • Blog Post: Disney, Activision Announce Wreck-It Ralph Game

    Activision and Disney have announced that games based on the upcoming film Wreck-it Ralph are due out this fall. The side-scrolling platformers are being developed for the Wii, 3DS, and DS. The film (and games) follow Ralph, an arcade-game villain who decides he wants to try his hand at being a hero... More
  • Blog Post: Ex-Blizzard, Cryptic Developer Bill Roper To Head Marvel Games Division At Disney

    Bill Roper has a long and storied career in gaming, and now he's taking his talents to Disney Interactive, where he'll oversee the company's future Marvel Comics-based video games. Blizzard fans know Roper well, for his role and producer and voice actor in such classics as Warcraft: Orcs... More
  • Blog Post: Assets From Split/Second 2 Leaked, Game Still Canceled

    Black Rock Studio and Disney Interactive's Split/Second is one of a handful of great recent racing games that struggled to find an audience (Disney's Pure and Activision's Blur being two others). Now some assets from the now-canceled Split/Second 2 have leaked online. While the art assets... More
  • Blog Post: UPDATE: Split/Second 2 Canceled, Layoffs At Black Rock Studio

    UPDATE: Disney has confirmed layoffs at Black Rock Studio to Joystiq , saying: "Disney Interactive Studios confirms a reduction of its workforce from its Brighton-based internal game development studio, Black Rock Studios. The studio will continue its work on its current project." Good luck... More
  • Blog Post: More Layoffs at the Wonderful World of Disney

    There was a time when Disney had big plans for the console video game space. Epic Mickey was on the horizon, and games like Split/Second and Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned showed that the publisher had some good ideas. Now, however, the company is shifting its focus to casual and social... More
  • Blog Post: Hit The Track With Cars 2: The Video Game This Summer

    Today Disney Interactive Studios announced Disney Pixar's Cars 2: The Video Game is coming out this summer on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS, PC, and Mac. Cars 2 is developed by Avalanche Software, the team behind the well done Toy Story 3: The Video Game. With more than 20 Cars characters... More
  • Blog Post: Mass Layoffs Reported At Disney Interactive

    According to sources reporting to Joystiq , there may be some major trouble at Disney Interactive. Early reports are saying that 250 employees have been let go already, including members of Epic Mickey developer Junction Point. Disney has not offered an official statement on the matter, but this could... More
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