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The original Spyro in Unreal Engine 4 is making me nostalgic

Have you seen [x] game in Unreal Engine 4? Crazy! But for real, someone is recreating the original Spyro game in Unreal, and it really makes me pine for the original again. There's probably a fat chance we'll actually see a true return...   read

 
 
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Devs Play season two has over five hours of game makers chatting

Whether it's games, movies, books, whatever, I love listening to creators talk about their craft. It can be enthralling to hear how the creative process differs between not only mediums, but individuals. One video series I'm fond of is Devs...   read

 
 
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Shadow of the Colossus wanders free on PS Plus this week

Shadow of the Colossus is coming to PlayStation Plus this week. Members of Sony's subscription service will have the opportunity to download the high-definition remaster of Team Ico's PlayStation 2 masterpiece for free starting tomorro...   read

 
 
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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 wish Activision w...   read

 
 



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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 Skylanders in that you c...   read

 
 
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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, and is the heigh...   read

 
 
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Skylanders Swap Force is surprisingly more fun than evil

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 w...   read

 
 
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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 that the reverse ...   read

 
 
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Merging toys and videogames with Skylanders

Who knew actual physical toys would propel a videogame to become the number one selling Activision title (so far) this year and generating over $200 million in sales? Developer Toys for Bob struck gold with its ingenious idea of merging the...   read

 
 



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Review: Skylanders Giants

Skylanders was one of the biggest surprises of 2011. Pretty much everyone expected it to be a cheap cash-in of 90s nostalgia to sell toys to unsuspecting kids -- and boy, were we wrong. It was actually a pretty fun, serviceable action game,...   read

 
 
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Warning: this kids' Spyro costume is f*cking nightmarish!

Behold! The LORD's cruelest joke! Cast out from Heaven, rejected by Hell, and feared by the realm of mortals. The rules of nature apply not to this misshapen beast, for it is wrought of no natural element. It exists without existence, it li...   read

 
 
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This exclusive Skylanders Giants set only at GameStop

Skylanders fanatics will have to pre-order Skylanders Giants from GameStop if they want to get their hands on the exclusive Cannon Battle Pack. This limited edition pack contains series 2 versions of Chop Chop, Shroomboom, and the Golden Dr...   read

 
 
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New Skylander Giant Swarm revealed in video and images

Activision has released assets and information on a new Skylanders character due to appear in Skylanders: Giants, an over-sized bee prince named Swarm. The above video shows off some of his moves, which seem to include a lot of slashi...   read

 
 
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E3: What's new with Skylanders Giants

Did you know that last year's Skylanders: Spryo's Adventure had the best single-year sales of any new children's IP ever in America? I figured the game would do well, but not to such a crazy extent! Obviously, Activision has a successful ne...   read

 
 



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Live show: Mash Tactics proves adults play Skylanders too

Today, the Mash Tactics are like kids again as they plug into Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. Part Spyro sequel, part Christmas toy craze; Skylanders has raised a few eyebrows by actually being "a solid title married to a very clever concept...   read

 
 
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Modded Skylanders toys are even MORE awesome

I haven't gotten around to playing Skylanders yet, but I dig the concept. You collect little figurines then zap them into the game? Brilliant! And when you aren't playing the game, you can play around with the figures by themselves? Wonderf...   read

 
 
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Talking to Women about Videogames: You! Like what I like!

[Talking to Women about Videogames is a series where Jonathan Holmes talks to different people who are women about the biggest videogame news of the week for some reason.] I'll never forget when the first trailer for Uncharted 3 hit. ...   read

 
 
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The DTOID Show: Yell At Master Chief & Skyrim Impressions

Hey gang! We're alive, somehow, even after the events that took place this weekend. If you missed it, we did a 24 hour Extra Life livestream to raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, and YOU GUYS donated over $6,000. So yo...   read

 
 
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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 videogame charact...   read

 
 



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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 su...   read

 
 
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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 deliciously "nineties...   read

 
 
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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" external adapter in o...   read

 
 
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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 analyst Michael "Don...   read

 
 


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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 but ... I kinda ...   read

 
 
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E3: Use real toys to play Skylanders Spyro's Adventure

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...   read

 
 
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