Need for Speed Rivals Complete Edition Racing onto PS4, Xbox One

Need for Speed Rivals Complete Edition

One of the best arcade-inspired racing games of all time, Need for Speed Rivals, is getting a revamp for the next-gen consoles. And it's going to race onto PS4 and Xbox One much sooner than you might expect. Electronic Arts has taken the wraps off Need for Speed Rivals Complete Edition, announcing that the game will ship for the next-gen consoles on October 21 in North America and October 24 in Europe. A PS3 and Xbox 360 version of Need for Speed Rivals Complete Edition will also be available, though the focus is … [Read more...]

The List of Villains You Can Trap in Skylanders Trap Team

Skylanders Trap Team Chef Pepperjack

In some extended hands-on time with Skylanders Trap Team last week we played the new Kaos Doom Challenge and several full levels that left the impression that the level designs are much improved. We also left the Toys for Bob studio with a few pieces of Trap Team gold. One of which is the almost complete list of villains you can trap in Skylanders Trap Team. Trapping villains is the new mechanic in this year's Skylanders entry. Using one of the new elementally aligned traps, players can "suck" any of the 40+ bosses … [Read more...]

What’s New in the Disney Infinity 2.0 Toy Box Mode?

Disney Infinity 2.0 Toy Box Mode Marvel

The Disney infinity 2.0 release date is just around the corner (Sept. 23), and we've heard a lot about the toys and characters. The franchises and their associated characters are so important, in fact, that Disney has given the game a "Marvel Super Heroes" subhead even though plenty of other characters will be available. But toys and franchises aside, what's new in the Disney Infinity 2.0 Toy Box Mode? After all, that's where most gamers will spend the majority of their time, no matter the toy they place on the … [Read more...]

Skylanders Trap Team Level Design is Much Improved

Skylanders Trap Team Villain Hood Sickle

There are many reasons to be thankful for visiting the studio of Toys for Bob, creator of the Skylanders series. One of those reasons is for having the opportunity to get hands-on with Skylanders Trap Team before its release -- and shortly after it had apparently gone gold. Coming out of that hands-on time with the Xbox One and PS4 versions, several things became clear about Trap Team's evolution beyond Swap Force. One that stands out is how much the Skylanders Trap Team level design has improved upon the levels in … [Read more...]

Six-Player Destiny Raids Begin Today with The Vault of Glass

Destiny vehicle

With a week of Destiny gameplay under our collective belt, Bungie has decided to release the first wave of six-player Destiny raids. The first of the six-player Destiny raids, The Vault of Glass, launches today and adds some new content to the game. The new six-player Destiny raids, or at least this one, does not require an additional fee. This isn't DLC. Instead, The Vault of Glass is free Raid content for players who have reached a certain point in the game. Bungies calls The Vault of Glass "the most intense and … [Read more...]

Hands-On with Skylanders Trap Team Kaos Doom Challenge

Skylanders Trap Team Kaos Doom Challenge

Toys for Bob created the Skylanders franchise, giving gamers and Activision's accountants millions of reasons to be thankful. Last year's outing, Swap Force, introduced a creative new way to play the game under the guidance of Vicarious Visions. This year's game, Skylanders Trap Team, includes the new ability to trap more than 40 different mini-bosses in a portable trap. But Toys for Bob had one more trick up their collective sleeve, one I got to experience for myself last week. On a visit to Toys for Bob HQ, I had … [Read more...]

Skylanders Trap Team Kaos Doom Challenge Mode Video

Skylanders Trap Team Kaos Doom Challenge

Last week I had the good fortune to get hands-on with a creative new gameplay mode for Skylanders Trap Team. It involved Kaos, the current franchise baddie, but it wasn't the Kaos Mode people have wondered about for months now. Instead, it was a new Skylanders Trap Team Kaos Doom Challenge Mode, a mouthful of a name but a whole handful of fun. Here's a full Kaos Doom Challenge preview, but if you're just into pretty pictures, here's a video of the new mode in action. Kaos Doom Challenge is a new mode for … [Read more...]

Guardians of the Galaxy Yondu Joins Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes

Disney Infinity Yondu Guardians of the Galaxy

The toys-to-life genre has blossomed in recent years, with new game franchises surfacing in every corner. Ironically, some of the most anticipated toys for those games aren't coming from "new" franchises at all. Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes is one such example, particularly with the Guardians of the Galaxy now being added to the mix. Disney Interactive today announced that the Guardians of the Galaxy Yondu character is joining the ever-growing cast of Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes toys. Yondu has been … [Read more...]

Assassin’s Creed Unity Co-Op Video: 5-Minute Walkthrough

Assassins Creed Unity

Of all the reasons to be excited for Ubisoft's next-gen-exclusive Assassin's Creed game, the Assassin's Creed Unity co-op aspects are near the top of the list. Co-op is nothing new to the Assassin's Creed franchise, but its flavor is a bit different with Unity. Set in a once-magnificent Paris, Assassin's Creed Unity plunges into the terror of the 1789 French Revolution and features the most dense city ever created for an Assassin's Creed game. Through the streets of Paris, the starving inhabitants are set to take … [Read more...]

Alien: Isolation Gone Gold, Release Date Oct. 7

Alien: Isolation

The original movie Alien taught us two things. First: in space, no one can hear you scream. Second: on Earth, fans still scream with delight at the original cast reuniting. So imagine the screams of glee at hearing Alien: Isolation has gone to gold master and is preparing for its Oct. 7 release date. With Alien: Isolation gone gold, Sega's on the verge of reuniting the cast from the original space-horror film. As we previously reported, Sega recruited every member of the original cast to reprise his or her role in … [Read more...]