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Disney Infinity review: Imagination land

Disney Infinity, powered by a treasure trove of characters, settings, stories and childhood memories, manages to deliver a game that isn't about any of those things. Instead, Disney Infinity is about you. It is a toy box dumped onto your living room floor, brought to life by imagination, both yours and Disney's. That those precious items, packed away in the game, take so much effort, time and ultimately luck to unlock, is the game's one major stumbling block. if you want to play with a child or friend, you're going to have to plunk down some cash Infinity hopes to live up to its name. A play set brings with it two meticulously detailed plastic figures and a set piece. To access the content, a player places the figures and set piece on the Disney Infinity base and they are...

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Heavenly Sword studio Ninja Theory is working on Disney Infinity 2.0

Ninja Theory, the studio behind Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West and 2013's reboot DmC: Devil May Cry, is aboard the development team for Disney Infinity 2.0, the game's executive producer told a panel at PAX 2014. John Vignocchi said the studio has been on the project since February and was asked on because of their experience in combat systems, which they'll bring to Disney Infinity. Vignocchi said the studio has so far worked on the villains Loki, the Green Goblin, and Ronan the Accuser (from Guardians of the Galaxy.) They've also developed Princess Jasmine from Aladdin, who in the game has the means of summoning a sand tornado, Vignocchi said. "The full name of the video game is 'Disney Infinity Marvel Super Heroes, open parentheses, 2.0 Edition, close parentheses,"...

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Nintendo amiibo figurines available for preorder, priced at $12.99

Nintendo today opened up preorders for its line of amiibo figurines, with a suggested retail price of $12.99 and a delivery date of holiday 2014. The first dozen characters available will be iconic Nintendo characters; Mario, Peach, Link, Samus, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Pikachu, Kirby, Fox, Marth, Villager and Wii Fit Trainer. Amiibos are Nintendo-themed miniatures embedded with near field communication chips. When placed near a Wii U the figures will be able to communicate with the console and contribute unique functionality to various Nintendo games. Similar technology has been in use for several years already with the wildly popular Skylanders series and Disney Infinity, which is now entering its second iteration. Unlike other NFC figurine systems, Nintendos amiibos will be...

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Disney Infinity is free to download on Wii U

Wii owners looking to upgrade their Disney Infinity experience to the Wii U version can do so on the cheap — the original game is now available to download free of charge from the Nintendo eShop. In order to play Disney Infinity, Disney's entry in the "toys to life" game category, you'll need the game's base and at least one Infinity figure, which are sold separately in the Disney Infinity starter pack. The downloadable version of Disney Infinity for Wii U includes the full game, including multiplayer and Toy Box level design through the Wii U GamePad. Disney Interactive and developer Avalanche Software will release the next entry in the series, Disney Infinity 2.0, which adds Marvel superheroes and villains, on Sept. 23. The new version of the game also introduces some Disney...

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Disney Infinity 2.0 comes with AI builders, game makers, interiors and more

Disney Infinity 2.0 brings with it a slew of new options for the open-world, build-it-yourself Toy Box mode of the toys-to-life game, the company announced this week. The new Disney Infinity, due out Sept. 23 in North America on PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Windows PC, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, includes a host of new options designed around some of the issues with the original game. Fans, myself included, found it frustrating to unlock the toys, pieces and characters they wanted to use in Toy Box mode. In the original game, things were unlocked randomly. In the new game, players can choose what they unlock. But that's the smallest of the changes coming to Toy Box. This time around players can easily control procedurally generated content on a map by simply choosing a theme they like and...

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Donald Duck joins Disney Infinity 2.0

Disney Infinity hit last year, bringing with it a broad cast of characters from a variety of Disney movies, but what it didn't deliver were very many of Disney's iconic creations. Today, Disney Interactive announced that Donald Duck will be joining Mickey Mouse in the toys-meet-video-game title in time for the September release of Disney Infinity 2.0. Donald is only the second of Disney's big five to hit the game. Still no word on when or if Minnie Mouse, Pluto or Goofy will be joining the ranks. Donald's abilities include tossing objects, sweeping up enemies with a brook and getting angry. (I assume we can add being completely unintelligible to that list as well.) Donald will also come with a themed Power Disc that change Donald's in-game character's clothes into a Three Musketeers...

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Disney Infinity goes to the Middle East with Jasmine and Aladdin figures

Disney's Aladdin and Princess Jasmine are the next two characters to be added to the ever-growing pool of Disney Infinity Toy Box 2.0, developer Disney Interactive announced today. The Aladdin protagonists will launch alongside new Power Discs, the collectible discs that players can place on the game's power base to import characters, vehicles and more. This will now include the option to change the Toy Box skyline to that of Agrabah, transform the terrain into the dunes and desert of the film, along with the addition of a Prince Ali costume and magic carpet. Disney's Aladdin figure will become available in North American retail stores this fall, while Jasmine is scheduled to release a bit later in early 2015. The Toy Box in Disney Infinity 2.0 Edition, where players can build...

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Loki and the Green Goblin introduce Marvel Villains to Disney Infinity 2.0

As promised at Comic-Con 2014, here is the video introducing the first three baddies in the Marvel Villains lineup that will join the Marvel Heroes in Disney Infinity 2.0 this fall. Loki, the Green Goblin and Ronan the Accuser (main bad guy of Guardians of the Galaxy) are playable figurines in the game. Disney Infinity 2.0 will bring more than just a roster of Marvel superheroes and villains when it launches Sept. 23 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Nintendo 3DS. A slew of changes are also coming to the game's popular Toy Box mode; read more about them here.

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Hulk, Tinkerbell and a flying bed make Disney Infinity's 'Toy Box' a whole lot weirder

Disney Infinity 2.0 may still be seen as a kids' game, primarily — but it will also let you put Tinkerbell and The Incredible Hulk in bed together. "That's the bed from Bedknobs and Broomsticks," said John Vignocchi, the game's executive producer, just so we were both clear. It's a vehicle, OK, in Disney Infinity's "Toy Box" mode, where gamers take all of their virtual toys and play with them together, regardless of what continuity or movie or product line they come from. (Bedknobs and Broomsticks was a Mary Poppins clone from 1971 starring Angela Lansbury. It featured a flying bed.) Disney Infinity is the latest money-printer in the toys-to-life genre, in which players bring heroes and other characters into the game by stacking a cool little figurine on a special controller. With...

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PlayStation players can get Disney Infinity's Hulk first in these collector sets

Disney Infinity players on PlayStation consoles will have the opportunity to snag the Hulk figurine early in one of two bundled sets, executive producer John Vignocchi announced in a post on the PlayStation Blog. Starting soon, players can pre-order the PlayStation Collector's Edition — which includes Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Thor, and Hulk figurines, as well as an Avengers-themed play set, two power discs and the glow-in-the-dark Frost Beast Collector's Edition display. A closer look at the display, which Vignocchi notes was designed with both Disney Infinity and Marvel collectors in mind, is available in the video below. Additionally, Sony will be offering a Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes PlayStation 3 hardware bundle this holiday season. The $249.99...

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Job ad says Maxis is working on a new franchise, cites Minecraft as model

Maxis appears ready to begin work on a new franchise, according to a job listing that cites LittleBigPlanet, Minecraft and Disney Infinity as models. It could figure to be big news as, since its acquisition by Electronic Arts more than 15 years ago, Maxis has begun only two new series: The Sims, the very profitable, long-running lifestyle series, and Spore, an ambitious but critically panned biology simulator that spawned few expansions and a partial sequel, 2011's Darkspore. The job listing is for a senior designer and says the person will work on "a new unannounced Maxis product." Maxis is looking for someone with experience in "deeply social multiplayer games, such as MMOs," and tips off that crafting and RPG leveling play a large role in this game. Oh, and this game will involve...

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    • Publisher Disney Interactive
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