WHAT I WILL (AND WON’T) MISS ABOUT TOYS-TO-LIFE

Disney Infinity ended in 2016, Lego Dimensions ended about a year and a half later in 2017, and while Activision’s Skylanders hasn’t throw in the towel officially, its taking a year off is very telling that the series is on shaky ground. Started in 2011 with Skylanders: Spryo’s Adventure, the toys-to-life genre of games that allowed action figures to interact with a video…

MARVEL DISNEY INFINITY LIVES…KIND OF (UPDATE)

Late last week, an advertisement showed up on the ShopDisney website for a new line of figures dubbed the “Toybox” line which had a remarkably similarity to the toys that once communicated with the cancelled Disney Infinity line with the main difference being that the toys had articulation and were not just mini-statues: Like Infinity, the line is set…

2017 HAS BEEN THE BIGGEST YEAR FOR COMIC BOOK GAMES EVER AND THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

2017 has been one of the best years for video games ever, housing a steady stream of high quality new releases since January and the launch of multiple consoles: From the console/hybrid Switch, the 4K capable Xbox One X and the SNES Classic Edition that finally brought Star Fox 2 to market after its unceremonious cancellation over…

REVIEW: DUCKTALES: REMASTERED (Wii U)

Sing it with me now: DuckTales, Wii U! The PS3/Xbox 360/Wii era of consoles brought us many retro revivals, whether it was from classic games on Nintendo’s Virtual Console service, long-lost arcade classics like Konami’s X-Men and The Simpsons or full on reimaginings such as Ubisoft’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled. One of the most surprising remakes that was…

REVIEW: DUCKTALES 2 (NES/PS4/GAME BOY)

NOTE: Not played on the original NES, but on the PS4 version from the Disney Afternoon Collection. Capcom is no stranger to sequels: Mega Man had six entries alone on the NES and your head would probably start spinning trying to recall all the sequels, spin-offs, remasters and adjective themed updates for the Street Fighter franchise. One side of…

REVIEW: DUCKTALES (NES/GAME BOY)

In 1952, writer/artist Carl Barks introduced the world to Uncle Scrooge, an obscenely wealthy adventurer from the city of Duckburg. The character debuted in a Donald Duck story, but became so popular that he became the star of his own book for many decades and those exploits were eventually adapted into the beloved animated series, DuckTales. Like…

D23 2017 NEWS ROUND-UP: MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN, NEW LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES 2 CHARACTERS AND THE FIRST EVER MARVEL VR GAME

Today as part of the D23 event, Disney spent an hour showing off their upcoming games in the Marvel, Disney, and Star Wars camps, revealing new footage for Star Wars: Battlefront II, a (possible) release window and new world for Kingdom Hearts III and several Marvel related games, including an announcement of a new game. While now new gameplay…