Skylanders

Nintendo Land Price Now $29.99, Other Deals Announced

If you wanted a copy of Nintendo Land, now is the time to give Nintendo your money. The company recently cut the price of Nintendo Land by $30, from $59.99 to $29.99. This is part of Nintendo’s holiday sale surge, as detailed in its recent press release.  Here are the other deals Nintendo highlighted:   Mario and Luigi-themed Wii Remote Plus controllers ($39.99 each) Wii U Deluxe Set wi...

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...

The potential cost of a trip through Skylanders

Skylanders is one of the most controversial products ever released to the gaming world, linking software and electronic figurines into a unique and potentially costly experience. Its main hook — physical toys that actually “level up” — is instantly appealing, but if the game itself had turned out to be garbage, it would have sunk into oblivion. Much to the surprise of the g...

What Nintendo could learn from Skylanders

As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve recently – and belatedly — discovered the surprisingly great Skylanders, and have now morphed from embarrassed newcomer to up-front defender of the game (despite its ruthless, money-sucking business model). Truth be told, Skylanders is a brilliant and beautifully-crafted adventure, both on Wii and 3DS. Having finished the 3DS version, I was several cha...