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3:30 PM on 10.11.2011

Robots, sharks & ghosts in Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure

Activision has released five new videos for Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure, detailing a selection of characters that your kids (or the kids you're pretending to buy them for) can purchase as toys and scan into a console as vi...

Jim Sterling

3:30 PM on 10.07.2011

Preview: Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure is doing something no other videogame has ever done by making real collectible toys be an integral part of a videogame experience. It's a novel concept, one that has left many people scratching their head at such an idea. In this new ambitious take from developer Toys for Bob, I finally got to see first hand just how this whole concept works.

John Speerbrecker

10:00 AM on 09.28.2011

Skylanders cross-platform across console, PC, mobile

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure is hoping to be one of the hot toy products this holiday season, featuring small action figures that can be slotted into a "portal" and brought to life in an accompanying videogame. It's a delici...

Jim Sterling

4:00 AM on 08.05.2011

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure gets an overview trailer

Activision is trying to revive the Spyro franchise with Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. The new game sees players needing actual toy figures of the playable characters being placed in a "Portal of Power" extern...

Harry Monogenis

2:45 PM on 08.04.2011

Pachter: Spyro Skylanders will underperform

I've previously expressed a strange excitement for Activision's toy crossover Skylanders: Spyro's Adventures due to its nineties-flavored gimmickry. The publisher is pumping big marketing dollars into the franchise, but analy...

Jim Sterling

2:30 PM on 07.15.2011

Weirdly, I really want Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure

Activision's pitch for Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure has been met with some derision from gamers, and it's not surprising. The idea of plugging toys into a thing in order to interact with a videogame seems tacky as anything b...

Jim Sterling







E3: Use real toys to play Skylanders Spyro's Adventure photo
E3: Use real toys to play Skylanders Spyro's Adventure
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure sees the return of the lovable purple dragon and he's joined by a wide variety of heroes. All 32 of the playable heroes will also come in actual toy form. The figures are important here as you have to have them in order to play Skylanders.

Every copy of of the game will come packed with a "Portal of Power" device, a round external adapter which plugs into your console. Every copy of the game also comes with three figures, one of which is of course Spyro. The adventure begins once a figure has been set on the portal.

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4:00 AM on 06.03.2011

Three new Skylanders Spyro's Adventure trailers released

Activision is planning to show off Skylanders Spyro's Adventure at E3 next week but until then, they've released a few new trailers to promote the game. Each trailer focuses on the three heroes you'll be playing as that come...

Hamza CTZ Aziz