Disney Infinity was an excellent showcase for company’s vast stable of beloved characters, from Pixar to Marvel Comics to Star Wars, as well as an excellent creative outlet for kids of all ages. The one thing the series never got right was gameplay, and with yesterday’s cancellation it never will.
The original Disney Infinity was a wonderful celebration of some iconic Disney worlds (Pirates of the Caribbean, Monsters Inc, Cars...), but the second Marvel-themed Disney Infinity 2.0 didn’t seem to have as much creativity or, I suspect, as much passion in its design.
We may never get a proper, big budget action/adventure game based on the Earth's Mightiest Heroes, but the success of turn-based social RPG Marvel: Avengers Alliance suggests fans are willing to accept substitutes. Well, here comes Marvel: Avengers Alliance Tactics.
Disney has laid off 700 employees from their gaming division today, as the New York Times reports. That's 26% of their staff, and it's mostly in mobile, social, and web-based gaming.
Disney plans to lay off hundreds of people in their interactive-media department this week, the Wall Street Journal reports today.
Check out Lightning McQueen from Toys'R'Us' Infinite Crystal Series of exclusive toys for Disney Infinity. This is going to make your children completely unbearable.
Disney Infinity is not a Skylanders clone, but that doesn't mean the Disney title wasn't inspired by Activision's toy-meets-game success story. Heck, three Skylanders toys even showed up for this Disney Infinity "Designing the Figures" video. Update — The video has been removed from the Disney Infinity YouTube…
I have no problem whatsoever with purchasing toys to unlock new characters and powers in a video game — as long as those toys aren't sold randomly in blind packs, like Disney Infinity's Power Discs.
At yesterday's Marvel Games panel at the San Diego Comic-Con, Playdom revealed exciting plans for its social/mobile hit Avengers Alliance, though none quit as exciting as these three upcoming purchasable heroes — Squirrel Girl, Moon Knight and Doctor Voodoo.
Avengers Alliance, the oddly-compelling Marvel-themed turn-based role-playing game that I had serious trouble tearing myself away from on Facebook, is now a free iOS game. This is not good.
Disney Interactive taps Buzz Lightyear to tease a new mobile game based on the Toy Story franchise. Looks smashing.
In America's wrenching argument over how and why we have so many mass shootings, such as the ones at Newtown, Conn. and Aurora, Colo., many have pointed the finger at video game makers to demand they take a good hard look at what they sell and its effect on impressionable young minds. And one CEO has said he will.…
There are a lot of things to love about upcoming Wii exclusive Disney Epic Mickey. Among my short list? That the game's creators were able to mine Disney's 80 years of history to make the game.
The tenth anniversary of the launch of the PlayStation 2 in North America is right around the corner, and the console still sells well enough to warrant a brand new Toy Story 3 bundle from Sony.
Everything's blue in this world, except for the orange stuff. Propaganda Games shows off what it can do with a limited color palette in this latest batch of screens from Tron: Evolution.
After a successful debut on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, Disney's destruction-driver racer Split/Second gets down-sized and down-to-business on the PSP this holiday season.