Disney Infinity Cars Play Set Video Preview

In the days following E3, we've been discussing the newest toys-to-life craze in the videogame world: Disney Infinity. Borrowing a page from Activision's Skylanders games, the latest of which (Skylanders Swap Force) we'll be previewing extensively soon, Disney Infinity uses real-life toys that can be placed on a portal so that figure appears in the game itself. Because it's a Disney game, Disney Infinity has a host of franchises from which to pull, giving it infinitely long legs in entertainment potential. Yesterday we covered the Pirates of … [Read more...]

Disney Infinity Davy Jones Figure Toy Unboxing Video

One of the busiest booths at E3 2013 was Disney Interactive, largely because of their t-shirt press but also because of Disney Infinity, a new game a la Skylanders where real-life toys can be placed on a portal to have that figure/character appear in the on-screen game. I’ve long been a fan of the Disney Parks and Pirates of the Caribbean, so I was eager to see what Disney had up its sleeve for those franchises in Disney Infinity. Lucky me, I got to see Captain Barbossa and Davy Jones. I was fortunate enough to walk away with a Davy Jones … [Read more...]

Disney Infinity Capt. Barbossa Toy Unboxing Video

One of our initial stops at E3 2013 was the Disney Interactive booth to see Disney Infinity, a new game a la Activision's Skylanders in which players can place a real-life toy on an NFC-enabled portal to have that toy appear as a playable character in the game. The Skylanders games have been two of my kids' favorite games in recent years, so they put me "on assignment" to see Disney Infinity -- which I was intending to do anyway. After all, as a big Pirates of the Caribbean and Disney Parks fan, I was eager to see Captain Barbossa and Davy … [Read more...]

Disney Infinity – Exclusive E3 Lone Ranger Gameplay Video

We had the good fortune to party with Disney Interactive on Sunday night, just two days before E3, to learn more about Disney Infinity and take a walk through the in-game worlds of The Lone Ranger (revealed late last week) and Monsters University. Before the event, Disney was generous enough to let us watch the first 37 minutes of the upcoming Monsters University film, as well as a 15-minute clip of The Lone Ranger, because both films provide great backdrops and characters for the Disney Infinity game. After watching the extended clips from … [Read more...]

Darksiders 2 Hands-on Preview

Darksiders 2 Screenshot Feature

In this era of excessive gore, you’d think a game with one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse would be rife with blood, guts and violence. The original Darksiders game proved that hypothesis wrong, with a mature tone but decidedly more adventure- than action-oriented experience. For Darksiders 2, THQ and Vigil Games hope to up the ante in every possible way, a goal made possible in part by switching from the protagonist War to his brother, Death. The change means much more than a new veneer and name; after spending some significant hands-on … [Read more...]