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Crash Bandicoot Turns 20 Today

by Peter Paltridgeon September 9, 2016
The original Crash Bandicoot was released for the Sony Playstation twenty years ago today, September 9, 1996. He’s not getting any younger and will resemble the “coot” portion of his name before too long. But it could have been different had his name remained “Willy the Wombat.” In 1994 Jason Rubin and Andy Gavin of […]
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Crash Bandicoot Is Returning In His Own Skylanders Level

by Peter Paltridgeon August 17, 2016
We already knew Crash Bandicoot was coming back in the form of a Skylanders character, but it turns out we’re getting a lot more than that. There’s going to be a fully playable level in the upcoming Skylanders: Imaginators that’s right out of the Playstation classic, with exploding TNT crates, Wumpa fruit, running along a […]

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E3 2016: Activision Announces Skylanders TV Series

by Peter Paltridgeon June 16, 2016
It had to happen: Activision’s popular Skylanders franchise is branching off into television. “Skylanders Academy” is the name of the animated series starring the video game characters that will premiere later this year. The series follows the more familiar members of the Skylanders team as they teach a younger generation of Skylanders how to defend […]
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A Googol Of Possibilities In Skylanders Imaginators

by Peter Paltridgeon June 1, 2016
There are two ways to deal with a market that was previously growing, but has now flattened out. One strategy is to just give up right then (Disney Infinity). The other is to come up with ways to keep the market fresh, and Activision is taking the second route with Skylanders. They’ve already introduced a […]

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Skylanders Now Come In Card Form With “Battlecast”

by Peter Paltridgeon May 24, 2016
Is Disney’s cancellation of the Infinity line a sign that the bottom has fallen out of the toy-to-game market? The venerable Skylanders franchise, which started the whole genre, is two steps ahead in the event that happens: cards always sell, and Skylanders can now be collected as cards too. Skylanders Battlecast is the name of […]
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Activision Surprises No One By Announcing More Call Of Duty And Skylanders Games

by Peter Paltridgeon February 11, 2016
Everybody knew it was coming, but today was the day Activision made it formal. There WILL be a new Call of Duty coming out for current-gen consoles and the PC in the fall of 2016. Consider us shocked. Three different studios work on Call of Duty games simultaneously to make the annual delivery possible. This […]

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Skylanders Superchargers Review – Full speed ahead!

by James Harveyon November 24, 2015
Skylanders Superchargers is fast-paced and never becomes tiring, despite being lighter in plot than previous entries into the Skylanders series. Superchargers is the fifth Skylanders game and is available for the PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, 3DS and iPad. This Skylanders Superchargers review covers the PS4 edition. With an increasingly crowded competitive […]
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Activision Launches Studio For Film And TV Adaptions Of Its Properties

by Peter Paltridgeon November 6, 2015
Is Activision a big spender this week or what? They just threw down 5.9 billion dollars to buy phone game maker King, and now they’ve announced the formation of an entire movie studio. While most game companies license their characters to established production companies to get their properties on the big screen, that’s not how […]

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Skylanders Get Supercharged In This Week’s Nintendo Download

by Peter Paltridgeon September 17, 2015
This week in the Nintendo Download, something completely free, presuming you already own Shovel Knight (and who doesn’t). The Plague Knight expansion is here, featuring a new playable character (Plague Knight), new relics, new systems, new boss battles, level tweaks and a new story! Don’t forget Shovel Knight will be coming out in physical disc […]
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Skylanders Superchargers Heads Online, Brings Vehicles

by Peter Paltridgeon August 5, 2015
Vicarious Visions, the developers of the next Skylanders game (Superchargers), have made it clear at Gamescom that this won’t be just another rehashed sequel. Skylanders Superchargers will be taking the series in some bold new directions, most notably everything will be fully online for the first time. Co-op gameplay will be possible for the entire […]