The announcement of Disney canceling Disney Infinity has many gamers disappointed. The last few years have been good for the so-called "Toys to Life" games. Skylanders, Lego Dimensions, Disney Infinity, Nintendo’s Amiibos have all filled this niche. The bigger question remains is this the slow decline of the popularity across the genre? What is going to happen over the next few years? What's next for the genre?
Heads up gamers, the success of Activision's Skylanders has made other companies take notice. The biggest form of flattery is imitation and we're about to see Disney Infinity. Disney Infinity will be a lot like Skylanders, with the characters, playsets, levels, and of course portals and action figures. Is there room in the gaming market for two similar ideas? Is this just another marketing ploy to get gamer's money? Will Disney Infinity's library eventually include Marvel or Star Wars?
"Activision Publishing has announced that at last week’s British Academy Children’s Awards (BAFTA) ceremony, Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure won the Best Video Game category, cementing Activision’s place at the forefront of creative and innovative gaming for children. Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure was released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii last year and has since received a sequel, Skylanders Giants."
Activision's Skylanders series is popular with kids, but I bet you didn't know that it's a favorite of space geeks. The Skylander Tree Rex was attached to a balloon and sent into near-space with a video camera showing the awesome event. Take that Angry Birds in Space!
Round-up of new screenshots from Borderlands 2, Mario Tennis Open, Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion, Risen 2: Dark Waters, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City’s Spec Ops DLC, Mass Effect 3: Resurgence Pack, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – Teeth of Naros DLC, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Spec Ops: The Line, Way of the Samurai 4, Ninja Gaiden 3 DLC Pack 1, Double Dragon: Neon, Pokemon Conquest and more.
In this episode, the guys talk about Saints Row: The Third, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, Rayman Origins, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure, Forza Motorsport 4, WWE '12, Super Mario 3D Land, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, Rage, Rocket Riot, news, and plenty more.
Skylanders is a unique style of game in which players can interchange characters with collectible figures they place on a surface. Is this a concept that other games could utilize? Mike D from Yet Another Gaming Show looks at a couple other examples of games that could consider this very notion.
Skylanders will be the hot holiday item this Christmas. Activision has created the perfect game one part RPG, and one part collectible that requires gamers to buy more Skylanders if they want to advance in the game. With some stores sold out, could this be the next Pokemon-like craze?