Tag Archives: Skylanders

Nintendo could have had Skylanders exclusivity

While we’re on the subject of companies being offered great properties and turning them down, Nintendo could have been the exclusive Skylanders partner.

A new Skylanders game to be revealed this month

Name a Skylander and win $100k

What could be more decadent than eating potato chips in bed? Playing games at the same time. What, that's my mental image when I hear that Activision and Frito-Lay are in bed together for this latest offer. But in actual fact, it's far less decadent and way more beneficial - you can name a Skylander and win.

There are Lightsabers in Disney infinity – if you have the cash

People have been worried since Disney acquired Star Wars that it would use the licence in ways intended to extract cash from fans. Worry no more, star Wars aficionados…because that’s exactly what they’re doing. 

Over 3 Million Disney Infinity starter packs sold

When we got the NPD numbers for 2013, Disney Infinity was in the top ten list of best-selling games of 2013. So how many people have bought Disney's Skylanders killer?

The Lazygamer Top 100 games of this generation – 41-50

Can you believe it, we're in the top half of the list! Have you agreed with us so far? Are you excited about the games we've yet to name? Or do you just know we're going to troll you all anyway? Nah, not really. Just remember that these games are selected because they made us happy this generation of gaming - nothing to do with sales, scores, metrics or other mumbo jumbo.

Activision is “taking some of the biggest risks”

Man, it must be swell to be Activision. They’ve got a ton of studios underneath them, and Call of Duty is a license to print money. EASY PEASY! Except, the company believes that it has taken far more risks lately, than people know about.

Skylanders: Swap Force Preview – The Force Is With You

I already told you about all the attention to detail going into the new Skylanders game - it's pretty, it sounds good and those toys are pretty cool. But what about the actual game? I got some hands-on time with Swap Force, and I've gotta say that I was impressed.

Skylanders: Swap Force – Behind the Toys

Skylanders took a simple idea and made it happen - toys can come to life in the form of a game. Now, with Swap Force, Vicarious Visions has taken the game to a whole new level. I got to visit the studio in Albany New York, to meet with the guys behind Swap Force - and get some hands-on times with the new toys!

Pokémon Tretta – Tazos for your 3DS

Oh Japan, you never cease to amaze me. For me, the day that you unveiled Pokémon Tretta was a day in which I scratched my head, sniffed the lingering smell of cheese and onion from those Pokémon tazos I still had from high school and was left downright befuddled. But for you…it was simply Tuesday.

Parents! Disney Infinity is coming to plunder your wallets!

When we first heard of Disney and Avalanche and Disney’s Infinity, we thought it was going to be a cheap cash in, going after Skylanders’ established Toys and videogames market. It uses a similar formula; vinyl character figurines placed on a portal that brings them to life within a digital, videogame world – but where Infinity has Skylander beat is in ambition, and recognisable characters kids already love. It’s also going to be a liiiitle bit pricy. Here’s how much parents can expect to shell out when Disney Infinity hits local retail stores next month.

E3 2013: Check out Skylanders new ‘Dynamic Swapability’

When it first launched, Skylanders set a few precedents with a then-revolutionary concept of “Toys to life”. Collectible figurines that could be zapped into a fully-fledged game, Skylanders has done some damn good business for Activision so far. A new year, and a new game is on the horizon though, and after handling the handheld versions of the franchise, studio Vicarious Visions is bringing a new idea to the series with “dynamic swapability”.

The Skylanders Giants Survival Guide – Eye-Brawl

From the diary of Kaos, who has the most beautiful red stress veins in his eyes, just ask the ladies: Fools! You thought me dead! The only thing that is truly dead is the acting career of David Hasslehoff and those accursed Skylanders! For I shall defeat them, and truly show them what an eye for an eye really means!

McDonalds to hand out Skylanders in Happy Meals

The first time I saw the headline I got quite excited as i thought I had just found the perfect way to boost my kids Skylanders collection for less than R99 a Skylander… unfortunately while it is true that McDonalds are handing out Skylander toys in Happy Meals they aren’t workable ones.

Pokémon is moving into Skylanders territory

The hard thing about setting a trend in gaming, is that you’re going to have a flood of “inspirations” coming for a slice of your pie in the years to come. Skylanders did just that, as now Disney is attempting to also woo a younger portion of the market with their very own range of licensed figures and games. And now, it looks like some iconic pocket monsters want in as well.