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  • Blog Post: Is Visceral Dropping More Hints About Its Upcoming Star Wars Game?

    Update: A few weeks ago, Nolan North talked openly about what he knew of Visceral's upcoming Star Wars project, saying "...if you’re a big fan of Amy Hennig and her styles of stories, the big thing about her is she’s gone to EA and is going to reboot a brand-new Star Wars franchise... 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: 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: 10 Boss Fights You Should Have Lost

    Beating a tough boss is one of the great thrills in video games…but sometimes your victories don’t seem plausible. For the sake of the story and providing a satisfying experience, you need to defeat adversaries who are far beyond your characters’ capabilities. When you think about... 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: Fighting The Clone Wars: Ninja Theory's Take On Star Wars

    Combat in Disney Infinity and its follow-up, 2.0, was simple by design. The game is, after all, geared towards younger players and their families. Avalanche didn’t want to use that as a crutch for boring combat, however, so it sought out Ninja Theory, a studio with a history of combat-heavy action... 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: Where's My Sequel? – Knights Of The Old Republic

    Star Wars has a long history in gaming, and Knights of the Old Republic is one of the best and most popular splinters of the franchise. The series makes players feel like a genuine part of the expansive Star Wars experience, and is one of the few games to do this legendary property justice. But if KOTOR... More
  • Blog Post: Celebrate May The 4th With Our Favorite Star Wars Features

    Today is May 4th, which used to be a day like any other until someone thought it would be funny to say "May the fourth be with you." Now it's Star Wars day, on which we celebrate all things related to the iconic galaxy far, far away. We're observing the occasion by collecting some of... More
  • Blog Post: Taking Star Wars: Battlefront's Temperature – Our Readers Tell Us How Excited They Are(n't)

    Following the reveal of Star Wars: Battlefront, we posted a reader discussion asking our readers if the game is a must-play title. These are the results of our inquiry. From the chart below, you can see that there were four general categories readers fell into regarding Battlefront's first showcase... More
  • Blog Post: Star Wars Celebration News Round-Up

    Star Wars Celebration is still ongoing, and plenty of news about the new film and Star Wars: Battlefront have already resulted from the show. We've gathered up all the new details here in one place. Star Wars: Battlefront The biggest news out of the show for gamers were all the new details about... More
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