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The very first time we saw Activision's Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure figures at a pre-E3 event earlier this year, it seemed only a matter of time before some enterprising enthusiast cracked open both the toy figures and the "portal" base unit, and figured out how they wirelessly connected. Sure...

December 30th 2011 at 12:30am 0 Comments
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Spyro is taking on the entire known universe with the beta launch of Skylanders: Spyro's Universe, a new MMO designed for youngsters (and the truly young at heart). Spyro's Universe includes customizable Skylands, mini-games that resemble other popular bird- and sheep-based titles, and a way...

December 18th 2011 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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Black Friday may be long gone, but that's not stopping Toys R Us from offering some last minute Christmas doorbuster deals this weekend. This Friday through Sunday, customers will receive a $60 gift card with the purchase of an Xbox 360 Kinect console bundle. You can also snag a $25 gift card wit...

December 15th 2011 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Next month, Electronic Arts will release its second title this year meant to undermine the hearty foundations of cross-industry rival Activision. Last month Battlefield 3 went "above and beyond the call" – though notably didn't go above and beyond Modern Warfare 3's sales numbers or Xbox...

November 29th 2011 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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There's some primal need buried deep within the human psyche that's fulfilled by performing repetitive, simple acts and watching numbers rise slowly and compellingly as a consequence. Ask anyone who ever got hooked on a Blizzard game; it's powerful stuff. Now imagine combining that need with anot...

October 21st 2011 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Are you a dog person? How about a cat person? No, we know what you are -- you're a mischievous pegasus who shoots lasers out of its horn person. You may not know it yet, but your soul can't lie to us. Just watch this video of Whirlwind from Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure and you'll feel those...

October 16th 2011 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Activision sent new screens highlighting some of the (highly collectible!) characters of Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. Above: "Voodood," who looks kind of like a metal Cubone. Since the company sent screens of the Xbox 360, Wii, and 3DS versions, this is also a nice chance to see them next to e...

August 24th 2011 at 12:30am 0 Comments
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How did the tangible toy components of Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure come to be in our world? We were pretty sure they were manufactured in a factory, or perhaps even a lab. According to the trailer above, however, they were teleported here to rot in an inescapable, earthen prison. Fun!

August 5th 2011 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure is one of those things that's tough to explain in preview text, but easy to understand once you've seen it in action. It starts with a series of real-life plastic toy characters, 32 in all, molded in the style of Spyro the Dragon and his friends, old and new. These r...

June 7th 2011 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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There are 32 different toys-turned-characters in Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure, and the videos posted after the break will introduce you to seven of them, from the hack-and-slash undead knight Chop Chop to the gemstone brawler Prism Break and the blue dragon caster Zap. Each character, as you'll...

June 7th 2011 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Toys for Bob's Paul Reiche III, co-creator of the Star Control series and Pandemonium, lets us in on the thinking behind his studio's name. Whenever you're putting together a studio, right, it's like name, t-shirt, and then let's do the contract. So Fred [Ford] and I had formed a partnership to...

June 6th 2011 at 5:00am 0 Comments