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11:00 PM on 02.25.2014

You have a chance to name these three new Skylanders

Frito-Lay and Activision are holding a little promotion to let fans name these three brand new Skylander characters that will appear in the next game coming out in 2014. There's just something so off about that dolphin creatu...

Hamza CTZ Aziz


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6:30 PM on 02.06.2014

Skylanders series has made over $2 billion worldwide

Another reveal from today's Activision Q4 results was that the Skylanders series has grossed over $2 billion worldwide across all platforms. There's been over 175 million of the Skylanders toys sold too. Skylanders is a giant...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

12:00 PM on 01.13.2014

The last two Skylanders: Swap Force types are out

If you haven't been following Skylanders, the game requires specific physical toys to unlock content. Not only does each character have a unique challenge, but they also have particular elemental powers (to unlock certain gat...

Chris Carter

5:00 PM on 01.12.2014

Now this is what you do with a Skylanders Portal

I'm not into Skylanders, but even I can't help but want this fantastic snow globe created from one the game's portal devices. Using a smaller 3DS portal and a snow globe creation kit, the holiday themed Skylanders ball of fes...

Wesley Ruscher

8:00 AM on 11.30.2013

Skylanders Collection Vault brings new level of obsession

For those looking to get a tad more intimate with their favorite Skylanders, Activision has a new app, the Skylanders Collection Vault, currently available on the iOS App Store.  Perfect for managing one's Skylanders col...

Wesley Ruscher

12:00 PM on 11.27.2013

Impressions: Skylanders: Swap Force (Xbox One and PS4)

Skylanders: Swap Force was one of my biggest surprises of the year. After two full iterations in such a short amount of time, I didn't think Vicarious Visions had it in them to make the strongest one yet. But here we are, and...

Chris Carter

10:30 AM on 10.25.2013

Wii U gets a Skylanders holiday bundle

A new Wii U bundle for this holiday season packs in a Skylanders SWAP Force starter pack for a nice all-in-one gift idea. Set to launch on November 15 for $299.99, this bundle comes with a white Wii U, the Skylanders SWAP For...

Dale North



New releases: Skylanders, Goodbye Deponia, and more photo
New releases: Skylanders, Goodbye Deponia, and more
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

A relatively tame week of releases, with the star being Skylanders: Swap Force. This series just prints money, especially now that you can split and merge toys to create new warriors. How cool is that?

The other biggies this week include Goodbye Deponia, The Stanley Parable: HD Remix, and The Wolf Among Us arrives on the PlayStation Network after being out for a few days on the Xbox 360 and PC already.

What are you planning on picking up?

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Review: Skylanders: Swap Force photo
Review: Skylanders: Swap Force
by Chris Carter

Skylanders has had a bit of an odd history. Initially, it launched under the auspices of the Spyro name, and made a very small splash in the market -- so small, that barely anyone knew what it was. Fast forward to six months later, and it was the hottest toy on the shelves, so much so that many retailers couldn't even keep it stocked consistently.

A sequel was greenlit, and the rest was history, as Activision raked in over a billion dollars from the Skylanders franchise alone. It's a massive success, and now, the third iteration is attempting to claim the throne once again, fighting off the juggernaut that is Disney Infinity.

Let's just say it's going to be a very interesting holiday season for videogame toys.

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11:30 PM on 09.25.2013

There really needs to be a Skylanders cartoon already

The entire Skylanders series appeals to me in a lot of ways, most of all how it reminds me of cartoons I used to watch as a kid. This latest trailer for SWAP Force really shows off what I mean by that, and really makes me wi...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:30 PM on 08.22.2013

Let's take a look at the non-swappable new Skylanders

Okay first of all the creature in the header here looks like something from a nightmare. Just, so creepy. Well whatever it is, it's one of four new Skylanders playable in SWAP Force. Two of them are also just normal Skylander...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





8:00 AM on 08.17.2013

Activision bringing Destiny, Ghosts, more to gamescom

Activision will be at gamescom and are planning to wave their giant wads of money around as they will have the biggest ever demo-theater ever built in gamescom history for Destiny. It comes in at 72ft in length, 43ft wide, a...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Skylanders Swap Force is surprisingly more fun than evil photo
Skylanders Swap Force is surprisingly more fun than evil
by Steven Hansen

Activision’s Skylanders franchise has always smelled of a money grab to me. Copperish, like the smell of old pennies scrounged up by hard-working parents so little Linda Anne can have all the newest and coolest Skylanders characters while mom and dad work three jobs amidst recession. Jim Sterling is rather partial to the plastic lot, however, so they can’t be all bad, right?

In fact, they’re not. The new Skylanders: Swap Force is indeed rather cute and pretty fun. Vacuous, but quaint enough.

Skylanders is videogames as toys; or, Toys: The Videogame. I guess I forgot that videogames practically were, once upon a time. It’s no less inane and gimmicky and capitalistic than the stupid garbage we pestered parents for 20 years ago, but it’s a heck of a lot more polished and less likely to break like the slot cars I took around hairpin turns too quickly causing them to go flying off the track. Plus, what can be more embarrassing than having paid money for pogs?

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9:30 PM on 06.25.2013

First Skylanders hits Japan in July, gets Wii U port

We are so used to waiting insufferably long periods of time for Japanese games to be localized and brought out West that we often imagine Japan as this floating island of privilege and good fortune. How easily do we forget th...

Tony Ponce

7:30 PM on 06.07.2013

Hide your kids: Skylanders: Swap Force launches this Oct.

Skylanders: Swap Force is targeting October 13, Oct. 16, and Oct. 18 for North America, Australia, and Europe, respectively. This new installment, centered around swappable parts for characters, will be out on most every syst...

Jordan Devore

2:00 PM on 04.16.2013

Reviewing Skylanders Happy Meal Toys

Activision sent a box of those Skylanders Giants Happy Meal toys over. Bereft of anything interesting to do, I decided to review them. I didn't really review them, though. I just rambled sarcastically while playing with toys.  Videogame journalism is real.

Jim Sterling