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Unlike Microsoft or Sony, Nintendo isn't hosting a big event on the ground at E3 2015. But that doesn't mean the gaming titan won't be taking part in this week's festivities. During a video showcase for E3, the chief of Nintendo North America, Reggie Fils-Aime, revealed a new partnership that will...

June 16th 2015 at 12:28pm 0 Comments
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Imagine Mario Kart, Looney Tunes and Top Gear got together to plan a wild, rockin' birthday party for a 9-year-old. The result would probably resemble Skylanders SuperChargers, the latest game from Activision and Vicarious Visions, due to launch in North America on September 20th for PlayStation 3...

June 3rd 2015 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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If the combined might of Batman and Gandalf wasn't enough to intrigue you, how about throwing in a Timelord (with a Scottish accent)? More details of the Skylanders-baiting Lego Dimensions game have been gleaned from a building instruction sheet for its Back To The Future set, with a catalog of le...

May 10th 2015 at 10:57pm 0 Comments
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Activision's Skylanders franchise has been a huge success, combining colorful toys with a video game platform that players can easily manipulate with their personal collection. Disney and Nintendo have followed with slightly different takes on the toys-to-life concept, and now Lego is jumping into...

April 9th 2015 at 9:34am 0 Comments
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Let us be colloquial: Activision makin' mad bank, yo. Like, all the cheddar. The publisher took a victory lap this morning, reiterating the top placement of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare during yesterday's NPD, the success of Skylanders among children and making a pertinent addendum to Destiny's s...

January 16th 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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It's true: you probably bought Call of Duty and/or Destiny this year. If you play games or buy presents for someone who does, there's a strong possibility that you paid for one or both of these two blockbusters this year. They're number one (Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare) and number two (Destiny)...

December 12th 2014 at 1:01pm 0 Comments
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Anki doesn't just want to be the company known for those cool robotic race cars. It wants to be more than that. It wants its cars to have a real emotional connection with its users. It wants its cars to be more than just cars. And how does it plan to do that? By making it more of a video game.

November 19th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Toys for Bob's Skylanders franchise isn't the only "toys to life" game in town anymore and Paul Reiche, co-founder and studio head, is well aware of the deep-pocketed competition. "We recognize that we've got Disney with Infinity and Nintendo with Amiibo and, you know, they have entered into this...

November 6th 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Happy November! It's the month of family, too much food and the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, this year featuring a new Pikachu balloon and a big balloon of Eruptor from the Skylanders series. The new Pikachu wears a festive scarf and he's carrying a snowman version of himself in his...

November 3rd 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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#Weirded's back this week with another carousel of visual delights. In this second installment, see Engadget's social media editor take the literal piss out of widespread Ebola panic, peek inside Toys for Bob, the studio behind mega-franchise Skylanders, to look at how 3D printing brings new chara...

October 10th 2014 at 9:45pm 0 Comments
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The Wii edition of Skylanders Trap Team will include a download code for the Wii U version of the game, the series' official Twitter account revealed this week. Fans can pre-order the Wii version (seen above) for $75, which includes a Traptanium portal, two traps, two Skylanders figures and, well,...

July 26th 2014 at 7:00am 0 Comments