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DuckTales: Remastered release set for August

DuckTales: Remastered will be released on various major platforms beginning this August. Say it with me: Woo-oo!!! The WayForward-developer and Capcom/Disney co-published remake of the NES classic will finally hit the PC, PS3, and Wii U on August 13, followed by the Xbox 360 version releasing on September 11. DuckTales: Remastered will be priced at $14.99. In addition, a boxed retail version of th...

EA and Disney Strike Video Game Deal For Star Wars

In a somewhat surprising turn of events, The Walt Disney Co. and Electronic Arts Inc. came to a deal which will allow EA to provide us with the future of Star Wars gaming.  The deal is for “New” Star Wars games, leaving to question weather we will ever see some of the Lucas Arts highly anticipated titles.  However, we are getting new Star Wars games, so I am pretty excited. The exclusi...

Wii U: Third Party Developers Presence Will Be Seen

We have all heard complaints about third party support in the Wii U console.  Personally, I can understand the worry but don’t take much stock in the panic.  Many of the third party games that were in development for other consoles, before the Wii U was announced, could not just simply port over to the Wii U console.  In fact, some needed major work just to be playable.  So, I am not surpris...

Disney shuts down LucasArts

Sad, yet not surprising news to report: Disney is shutting down LucasArts effective immediately. Close to 150 LucasArts staff members have been laid off, and all current projects have been cancelled, including Star Wars 1313 and Star Wars: First Assault. According to Kotaku, Star Wars 1313’s future may still be saved, but will possibly not be licensed out to a different publisher. Disney has...

Trailer: Disney Infinity revealed for all consoles

Disney Interactive today announced Disney Infinity, which will release for all platforms, including the Wii U and soon-to-be mobile devices, in Summer 2013. The game will be a sandbox style environment that combines the best of Disney and Pixar’s own worlds and creations. Infinity can be best described in the same vein as Skylanders and Minecraft, in which customization and the use of collec...

Wreck-it Ralph could be the best videogame movie ever

With all the great game news pouring in from E3 this week, one game-related item has gotten a bit overshadowed in the shuffle: Disney has finally released some real film images and an official trailer for the upcoming CGI videogame fantasy extravaganza, Wreck-it Ralph. All I can say is, if you haven’t seen the trailer yet, follow this link. I agree with what others have voiced: if this turns...

Epic New Project to be Revealed on March 27th

Warren Spector and Disney France have sent out invitations for a March 27th announcement of an “EPIC PROJECT”.   Rumors state that the announcement will reveal Epic Mickey 2, however other rumors hint that Epic Ducktales could be announced. I have not played Epic Mickey yet, but it is definitely on my list.  As most of you know, I am a Kingdom Hearts Fanboy and have come to love the sl...

Mario and Mickey’s “missteps” are similar

Despite its obvious flaws, I’ve always been a vocal defender of Super Mario Sunshine. Lately, it seems I’ve taken the same role for Wii’s Epic Mickey, but my support isn’t the only thing these two games have in common. This interesting video feature outlines the surprising similarities between these two games released nearly a decade apart.

Nintendo and Disney: Two giants fixing massive belly flops

I’m a patient Nintendo fan. I forgive their occasional blunders, confident amazing things will eventually materialize. Much of that patience comes from also being a lifelong Disney fan, watching the Mouse veer from greatness (Space Mountain, Beauty and the Beast) to failure (Black Hole, Mars Needs Moms) over and over again. Nintendo and Disney share rare qualities. Using top talent to mix te...

WiiWare Review: In Jellycar 2, Disney serves up simple graphics and deep gameplay

I smile anytime Disney and Nintendo do business together, mainly because I’d still love to see a Mario themed land at a Disney park someday. Today’s reality is a lot more basic, but it’s nice to see Disney finally contribute to WiiWare with a solid port of Jellycar 2. For the second week in a row, we’re offered a $5 port of a $1 iPhone game. While both conversions are solid additions to Wi...

Epic Mickey Review: It eventually lives up to its name

If you stick with it, Epic Mickey’s flawed-but-amazing journey leads to a spectacular gauntlet of boss battles and platform challenges where all the pieces finally fall together for a satisfying and (big sigh of relief) epic finale. If you’ve bought the game and find yourself stuck in the fetch-quest quagmire that plagues its midsection, keep going; Epic Mickey gets far better in its secon...

Second Impressions: An update from Wasteland

Minor spoilers ahead. I originally jumped into Epic Mickey without reading any reviews or recent comments; I still don’t really know what the rest of the Infendo crew thinks of the game (according to post comments, I’m on one side of a rift. Really?) The first hours of of Epic Mickey were amazing: As a Disney geek, I got my money’s worth by the time I hit Mean Street. Many more hours int...