Disney Tag

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 16 Feb 2015

I have way too much love for Tron. I think it’s one of the most visually important franchises ever made, a neon wonderland in its 2.0 infancy that is populated by digital citizens who fling their entire egos around quite literally thanks to those fancy discs on their backs. And it looks like the franchise is ripe for a new game.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 26 Jan 2015

eSports has been breaking out of its niche market and going mainstream. The sports themselves are broadcast on ESPN in the states and generally grabbing more attention. Now Disney is jumping on the bandwagon in the weirdest way.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 08 Jan 2015

I think by now that Disney Infinity has proven itself to be a valid contender in the toys to life genre. Disney Infinity is essentially a license to print money, and that’s thanks to some strong merchandising from the house of mouse. Last year, the franchise introduced capes and cowls to the universe in Disney Infinity 2.0. And you just know that a Disney Infinity 3.0 is on the way. And of course, they’re going to license the Force for the next installment. I’d bet my Jedi bathrobe on it! So I’m taking the pre-emptive route, and detailing which characters I’d like to see in that game.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 04 Dec 2014

Must not make overused and clichéd Let It Go joke. Must not make overused and clichéd Let It Go joke. Must not make overused and clichéd Let It Go joke. Must not make overused and clichéd Let It Go joke. Must not make overused and clichéd Let It Go joke. Must not make overused and clichéd Let It Go joke. Must not make overused and clichéd Let It Go joke. Must not make overused and clichéd Let It Go joke.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 03 Dec 2014

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've seen the new Star Wars teaser trailer. And probably all the Marvel movies, too. These universes are ridiculously popular, and people have been wondering about what crossovers Disney might present to us. Kingdom Hearts might just be the first place we see it, and it makes the most sense.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 07 Nov 2014

Despite having all of the valuable franchises locked in tight and secure, Disney has been losing big money on the interactive business front. Hell, since 2008 they’ve lost more than a billion dollars with costs far exceeding profits. That of course, had a negative effect that resulted in various studios being shut down and numerous games pulled from development. But for once, Disney is finally making money from their video games.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 07 Nov 2014

I have a confession to make. While I’ve played a ton of games out of Square Enix’s doors, one series I have never laid a finger on is Kingdom Hearts. This is due to the fact that I never owned the PlayStation 2 which is where the first two titles found their home. There is hope for me yet in the form of the upcoming HD remake for the PlayStation 3. The HD 2.5 Remix Collectors Edition looks glorious, and I want it.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 07 Oct 2014

Steam is essentially the godfather of digital games distribution. It’s massive, bursting at the seams with money and just about everybody wants to copy the platform. It’s also home to just about all of the major publishers, with any game that you can think of being available. And now, Disney has finally joined the family, making Steam the happiest place on Earth.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 03 Sep 2014

Saints Row is anything but a family-friendly title. It may rely on cartoonish violence, but there’s still more than enough gore to go around, pimps to slap and buildings to topple. Which is why it’s kind of surprising to hear that the latest game in that series, Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell, was inspired by Disney movies.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 14 Jul 2014

I dig custom consoles. Hell, I’ve owned a couple, with my current Xbox 360 being housed in a nifty Gears Of War 3 shell that I picked up for cheap a while ago. My PlayStation 4 however, as sexy as it is, looks rather plain. I need something to distinguish it. I need something to make it stand out. Or I could just let it go with this Frozen variant.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 14 Jul 2014

I dig custom consoles. Hell, I’ve owned a couple, with my current Xbox 360 being housed in a nifty Gears Of War 3 shell that I picked up for cheap a while ago. My PlayStation 4 however, as sexy as it is, looks rather plain. I need something to distinguish it. I need something to make it stand out. Or I could just let it go with this Frozen variant.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 17 Jun 2014

So the video game industry is still under attack by the militant feminist brigade and their white knight cavalry, and in my opinion most of it is just garbage. However, I stumbled across a video today that they may be interested in, which would also help us all.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 26 May 2014

I don’t think anyone has experienced great space combat in gaming untile they’ve played at least one Star Wars game AND GET BACK IN YOUR HOLE STARLANCER!..Ahem. The Star Wars Rogue Squadron games are great examples of the genre, from PC all the way to the Gamecube. A new version of that revered genre was on the way to PC. Was.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 05 May 2014

For a company that is rolling in billions of dollars from various film releases over the last couple of years, Disney hasn’t been too keen to push out movie tie-in games as of late. That’s because after a slew of less than mighty Marvel titles, the folks involved in that side of the business want quality over quantity now. Which is why we’re yet to see a proper game that will assemble some Avengers on our consoles.