Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure

"The chart-topping Skylanders has today unleashed a brand new limited edition character, exclusively to Asda. Gaming enthusiasts will be able to unlock a new level with the limited edition figurine, Molten Hot Dog, on sale from today."

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!

Skylanders Giants is essentially the same game as last year's Spyro's Adventure except with better graphics and refined gameplay. It remains, at its heart, a kid-friendly action platformer that is great for younger audiences to play with a gamer parent.

With the success of the Skylanders game and its collectibles and unique peripheral, Cassidee from Leviathyn.com takes a look at the business model behind it and considers how well it would work for a system like the Wii U.

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?

Default Prime reviewer John-Charles Holmes takes to the PS3 for Activision's title Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. It's a unique meld of physical toys and gameplay that results in an enjoyable game for kids and adults alike.