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Review: Disney Infinity photo
Review: Disney Infinity
by Chris Carter

With the success of Skylanders and Skylanders Giants, it was inevitable that someone would challenge the concept of marrying toys to videogames on such a large scale. So what better company than the juggernaut that is Disney, who was able to sink $100 million dollars into research and development for the project, titled Disney Infinity.

But Disney Infinity isn't exactly the same as Skylanders beyond the concept of toys as DLC. They're fairly different games -- for better, and for worse.

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10:30 PM on 08.21.2013

An easy way to level up your Disney Infinity character

Pick up Disney Infinity? Well if you're impatient you can use this neat little trick to level up your Disney Infinity characters pretty fast. Just set down a fan, get in a car, and then get spun in the air like you just don'...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:00 PM on 08.16.2013

Disney has spent over $100M on Infinity development

Wall Street Journal has a report stating that Disney has spent well over $100 million on the development of Disney Infinity. That's for both the game, and all of the toys that can work for it. Disney has had a very rocky hist...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:00 AM on 08.14.2013

New trailer for Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved

Following Disney's D23 Expo last weekend, Harmonix released the latest trailer for their upcoming motion game Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved. "The Evolution of Disney Fantasia," gives us a glimpse at the history behind the a...

Tim Sheehy



The Lone Ranger rides into Disney Infinity photo
The Lone Ranger rides into Disney Infinity
by Tony Ponce

Prior to the E3 festivities, Disney demonstrated the upcoming cash grab Disney Infinity to a room teeming with journalists. The focus of the event was on two of the in-game worlds plus the oft-touted Toy Box mode.

The first world, based on Pixar's Monsters University, has been discussed before. The second world, based on the Gore Verbinski revival of The Lone Ranger, was only announced a few days ago and was thus the bigger draw. I was ready to hop on Silver and ride like the wind.

Prior to today, my only knowledge of Disney Infinity was what was covered in our hands-off preview a few months ago. Now that I've been able to play through some of the game for myself, I'm having reservations about Disney's unbelievably high ambitions for the nascent franchise.

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9:00 PM on 05.28.2013

Building race tracks in Disney Infinity

The latest on Disney Infinity shows off what you'll be able to do in terms of racing. You can design and build any kind of race track you want to, and then race them however you'd like. Race on foot, in cars, fly -- even rac...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:00 AM on 05.10.2013

Disney Infinity's Pirates of the Caribbean gets shown off

Confession time: I'm super giddy for Disney Infinity. I love the concept, and I actually want to waste money on a bunch of dumb toys. That's of course if they bring in classic Disney stuff. I'm talking about things like Duck...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

3:00 AM on 04.24.2013

The inspiration behind Disney Infinity

This brand new Disney Infinity trailer showcases the game, and details how the team were inspired to create their take on toys and videogames coming together. Basically, they stole all their ideas from little kids. Those dir...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:00 PM on 03.18.2013

Epic Mickey 2 coming to the PlayStation Vita

The Disney Movies UK Twitter account revealed that Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two will be heading to the PlayStation Vita sometime this year. No other info was revealed, but we've reached out to Disney and will have more for...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





4:00 PM on 01.18.2013

Interview: Disney Infinity's John Blackburn on toys

An hour after taking the stage to unveil Disney Infinity, "Disney's most ambitious video game initiative ever" (a press release states), I sat down with Avalanche Studios chief creative officer John Blackburn to discuss where...

Allistair Pinsof

7:30 AM on 01.16.2013

Here's the deal with Disney Infinity's price and versions

If you could somehow combine the addictiveness of micro-transactions with the uncertainty of card packs, you'd probably make a lot of money. Disney is going to make a lot of money. Just a hunch. In June, Disney Infinity, Aval...

Allistair Pinsof



Preview: Unload your new toy chest with Disney Infinity photo
Preview: Unload your new toy chest with Disney Infinity
by Allistair Pinsof

There's not a lot I remember about the rampant imagination of childhood, but most of the good memories came from the depths of my toy chest. Pitting Aliens against Transformers. Imagining Cloud Strife's sword slicing through Foxhound's ranks. On occasion, a friend would come over and contribute to the chaos until it ended with crying, a fight, and a broken yet replaceable (but totally irreplaceable in my eight-year-old mind) figurine.

This basis of mashing properties together is probably why we have M.U.G.E.N, Girl Talk, and comic book crossovers. There is something forbidden and alluring about bringing together things that were conceived in different worlds. So when Disney Interactive brings together its movies, TV shows, and Pixar hits this summer for Infinity and provides an allotted virtual space for play, will it be like the messy, epic battles that once happened on my living room floor? Or will it feel like a cash grab riding on the coattails of Skylanders?

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8:30 PM on 12.18.2012

Disney revealing new Infinity initiative next month

We received a super fancy invite from Disney today inviting us to the unveiling of the Disney Infinity initiative. The event will be taking place on January 15, and will see Disney co-president, John Pleasants, plus Disney an...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Review: Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion photo
Review: Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion
by Tony Ponce

As a Sega Genesis child, the news that Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion was going to be a spiritual sequel to Castle of Illusion sent me into a fit of joy spasms. Considering how tedious the original Epic Mickey was, my interest in this handheld excursion easily dwarfed any held towards the home console sequel.

I expressed only the tiniest of concerns regarding the touchscreen controls back when I demoed Power of Illusion in September. Everything else was so colorful and polished that I was willing to ignore those and other apprehensions gently bubbling in the pit of my stomach.

I really should learn to trust my gut more often.

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Review: Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two photo
Review: Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
by Jim Sterling

Epic Mickey is easily among the more tragic wastes of potential we've seen in the videogame industry. It first whipped fans into a frothy lather of excitement when concept images were shown, displaying a twisted and macabre take on the Disney universe, promising a truly dark Mickey Mouse adventure. 

The more the game developed, the more this premise was neutered, as Disney's sugary overseers refused to take the brave steps needed to realize those early visions. By the time Epic Mickey came out, it was nowhere near as remarkable as it could have been. 

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, however, is quite remarkable indeed ... but only because it's so rubbish. 

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7:30 PM on 11.09.2012

SmileGate developing Marvel MOBA for Asia

You're already dreaming up the possibilities, aren't you? A multiplayer online battle arena game centered around Marvel characters sounds too good to be true -- and perhaps it is -- but it's happening. Disney Interactive has ...

Jordan Devore