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How will the AT&T / Warner merger change games?

In case you hadn't heard, AT&T announced Saturday that it intends to purchase Time Warner, Inc. for $85.4 billion. The deal is far from final, and if approved, wouldn't take place until sometime in 2017. It's an absolutely enormous merg...   read

 
 
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Nomura on future titles: PS4 Pro support for Kingdom Hearts, no ATB in FFVII Remake

Tetsuya Nomura, aka my childhood hero for helping develop Final Fantasy X, is the director of Kingdom Hearts 2.8, Kingdom Hearts III, and the Final Fantasy VII Remake, and is a character designer for World of Final Fantasy. I...   read

 
 
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Kingdom Hearts 2.8's pre-order bonus is free, but disappointing

A pin. A pin! That's it! OK, see you later. Oh, you want an article? Well, fine. I love Kingdom Hearts, and I know it's free and all, but they want people to commit to buying a game that will have maybe three to five hours of new conte...   read

 
 
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Lost Odyssey and more come to Xbox One

The newest batch of backward compatible titles for the Xbox One have been released, and it's a pretty solid selection of games this time. Lost Odyssey, Toy Story 3, and Guwange all just became playable on the Xbox One. Of the three, Lost O...   read

 
 
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Castle of Illusion is being delisted and made backward compatible in the same week

In a very strange turn of events, the same week that Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse is being delisted from digital marketplaces, the game is being made backward compatible on the Xbox One. The backward compatibility comes with a c...   read

 
 
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Epic Disney Racers was once in the works, RIP Epic Mickey IP

Would you have played Epic Disney Racers? I would have given it a shot. Some new information has popped up regarding a spinoff title in the same ill-fated "Epic" universe, which was of course canceled and will likely never see the light of ...   read

 
 
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Disney Magical World 2 is more than just Frozen

What's This? More than 100 Disney characters are looking to be Part of Your World with a new game that's Just Around the River – no, no, stop. I'm not doing the pun thing again. Disney Magical World 2 for the Ninte...   read

 
 


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Rumor: Kingdom Hearts III on Nintendo NX?

[Update: Perhaps unsurprisingly, EB Games Australia has claimed via its Twitter account that KHIII was never listed for pre-order and that the image is fake.]EB Games Australia recently listed Kingdom Hearts III on its web-store for $1...   read

 
 
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PC Port Report: Aladdin, The Lion King, and The Jungle Book

Okay, cards on the table: I'm 21 years old and my first video game console was a Wii, purchased back in 2007. I've spent the better part of a decade making my way back through gaming's short but storied history. The 16-bit era is still on m...   read

 
 
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Prince Ali, mighty is he, now on GOG

Be Prepared to spend many Arabian Nights in August with A Whole New World of classic games that will be the Bear Necessities of the rest of your summer. Aladdin, The Lion King, and The Jungle Book, three o...   read

 
 
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EA, Lucasfilm shut down Star Wars fan game

In a move that should surprise absolutely no one, Disney's Lucasfilm division and Electronic Arts have put the kibosh on Galaxy in Turmoil, a Star Wars fan game from Frontwire Studios. According to Frontwire president Tony Romanelli, h...   read

 
 
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Disney's shutting down the Infinity servers

In the wake of Disney ceasing video game development, it's winding down existing services. The biggest of those is Disney Infinity support. Come March of next year, Disney will have completely washed its hands of Infinity. In an email ...   read

 
 
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Rogue One DLC coming to Star Wars Battlefront

Today at Star Wars Celebration Europe in London, England, Disney and Electronic Arts announced the fourth and final piece of Star Wars Battlefront's season pass content, Rogue One: Scarif. The expansion pack is a tie-in to the upc...   read

 
 
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I hope Wreck-It Ralph 2 destroys Silicon Valley

While "wreck it, ralph" describes most of my sexual escapades, I think Disney's Wreck-It Ralph, which introduces its titular lead in a world alongside Bowser, Zangief, and Pac-Man, had a lot of appeal. And it wasn't just a pandering appeal ...   read

 
 
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Damn, we missed out on a Disney Infinity Benedict Cumberbatch toy

Moving over to the Marvel realm, the Disney Infinity series had some awesome figures that could have eventually expanded into all of the upcoming MCU films. "Had," being the operative word here, because Disney Infinity as a series was ...   read

 
 
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Kingdom Hearts feels right at home on Unreal 4

Don't let its ridiculous name fool you; Kingdom Hearts 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue is an important installment in the Kingdom Hearts franchise. That's because, no matter what it manages to accomplish story-wise, it'll serve a...   read

 
 
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Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue looks so good, still has a bonkers name

I guess it's not "358/2 Days," but Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. Since you're no doubt confused, this PS4 release that's set for a worldwide December debut will feature Kingdom Hearts 3D...   read

 
 
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Monkey Island creator 'not sure he'd want J.J. Abrams' to make a Monkey Island movie

[Thanks to Dtoid community member Long John for the awesome video production work!] So far, my favorite thing about Uncharted 4 is the semi-secret cameo from Monkey Island's Guybrush Threepwood. I didn't think to ask Monkey Island creator ...   read

 
 
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Warren Spector wants unreleased IP from Disney

Disney announced plans to cease operations as a console game publisher last week. As a result the company will be discontinuing the Infinity series and shutting down its Salt Lake City-based development studio, Avalanche Software, which has...   read

 
 
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See footage of the cancelled Star Wars: Outpost

"Outpost" was listed as a blip in the news of several canceled games over at LucasArts ahead of the Disney acquisition. Star Wars 1313 and Battlefront-style shooter Star Wars: First Assault were also victims. Footage from the canned Star W...   read

 
 
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Disney Infinity is no more as publisher shutters console gaming division

Disney is reporting that due to losses in their gaming division ($147 million, in all), they are moving towards eliminating their presence as a console game publisher, and effectively shuttering Disney Infinity in the process. For thos...   read

 
 
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Disney Art Academy actually looks pretty nifty

Art Academy is a long running series on DS that has been pumping out iterations since 2009. It's one of the first post-Mario Paint games that I can remember that actually did what it said on the tin, and Disney Art Academy aims to do the sa...   read

 
 
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Star Wars: Rogue Squadron is now on Steam

Factor 5's 1998 classic Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D is now available on Steam. The arcade-style dogfighter is currently going for $10, which is a hell of a lot less money than I spent renting this over and over again at Blockbust...   read

 
 
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Here's a hot new Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue screenshot

Remember what I said 30 minutes ago? That whole spiel about "it's 2016, we ain't writing about screenshots, show us some dang video!" It was a lie. It was a rhetorical framing device to fill up the meat up in a post about a trailer for a ne...   read

 
 
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Mobile phenomenon Crossy Road is crossing into Disney

You just can't predict success these days. Frozen was doing fairly mediocre at the box office, then the "Let it Go" performance videos went viral a few weeks in, and every kid in America saw it enough times to push it over a billion do...   read

 
 
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On this day of AMAs, I ask not for your questions, but for your answers to this question: Which one of the games on this poll should I play next?

 
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Still cant believe that Juice and I are engaged :D

 
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