Compare the release schedule of 2017 to that of 2007 and one of the biggest differences you’d see is the almost complete disappearance of licensed games for kids. Where once movies and TV shows would see average (at best) cash-ins released on PlayStation and Xbox, today they land on mobile, and are even worse. But…
The Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. The attraction has a timeless appeal, and its greatest strength was its lack of storyline. But then, Disney added Jack Sparrow to the ride in 2006. Sparrow’s inclusion, and the intrusive manner in which it was done, detracts from…
There’s a new Star Wars game out on mobile today, and it doesn’t involve collecting characters, buying things in order to unlock characters or forming a party of collectible characters. At this point a match-three game like Star Wars: Puzzle Droids is kind of refreshing.
For nearly 12 years, children and trolls of all ages flocked to Disney’s browser-based Club Penguin for all sorts of kid-friendly (mostly) shenanigans. Today the game closes down for good, and players past and present are paying their respects.
Disney is at its best when it abandons pretense. Every great Disney animated film has that moment when the wheels come a bit loose. A big burst of creative energy threatens to derail the whole production with its absurdity. Aladdin’s go-for-broke moment is “Friend Like Me,” the musical sequence where Genie introduces…
Kid-friendly browser game Club Penguin is famed for rapidly banning the use of foul language. Now that the game only has a little over a month to live, players have turned getting banned into a speedrunning challenge, with a current record time under 40 seconds.
Maker Studios, a division of Disney, just severed their deal with YouTube megastar Pewdiepie. They pointed to a (now-deleted) January 11 video in which Pewdiepie paid two men to hold up a sign that read, “Death To All Jews.”
After nearly 12 years in operation, Disney’s kid-friendly MMO Club Penguin is closing, but not before players get a chance to realize one of the game’s longest-running memes. The iceberg has tipped.
Closed by Disney following last year’s cancellation of toys-to-life game Disney Infinity, developer Avalanche Software is back in business today, re-opened under new owner Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Its first project is a game based on Disney-Pixar’s Cars 3.
Members of the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) are threatening to strike against eleven game industry employers in a protest seeking changes to their contracts.
There’s a lot of Disney cosplay going around, as you’d expect, but Hercules doesn’t get much love. Oh, except from CosplaySymphony here, with this amazing Megara.
A reader’s girlfriend works at Disneyland, and sends word that it looks like management is having some trouble with staff playing Pokémon Go on the sly.
Last year around this time, mobile developer Kabam and Disney released Star Wars: Uprising, a “dull Diablo clone” set between the events of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. It’s shutting down in November.
After four years of being one of the few Facebook games worth a damn and a fine free-to-play mobile joint, Marvel’s Avengers Alliance and its recently-released sequel will be shutting down at the end of this month, because some part of Disney hates fun.
Heavy rain and thunderstorms battered the Happiest Place in Japan earlier today, seeming to cause the theme parks to temporarily lose power.
Mod team turned development studio Frontwire Games been making a lot of noise over its free fan recreation of the cancelled Star Wars: Battlefront 3. Turns out Lucasfilm is fine with them making the game, as long as there’s no Star Wars in it.