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Skylanders and Disney Infinity: How video game toys came to life

How did the genre become so lucrative in the children’s entertainment market? Toys coming to life is not a new concept; we all know the story of Pinocchio’s struggle to become a real boy, or ahem, Chucky, the most terrifying doll in the world. But no franchise capitalised on the idea more so than Toy Story,[…]

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New Releases Week Starting 10/6

Releases this week are:   Skylanders: Trap Team for PS3, PS4, X360, Xbox One, 3DS, Wii, WiiU, NBA 2K15 for PS3, PS4, X360, Xbox One, Alien: Isolation for PS3, PS4, X360, Xbox One, Driveclub for PS4, The Judge for Theatres.        Skylanders: Trap Team Release Date: September 30, 2014 | Warner Bros. | ESRB:[…]

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The Year’s Most Important Game? Inside the New Skylanders

The most potentially momentous game of 2014 is probably not the one you’d expect. “We are on the front lines of gaming.” Paul Reiche III doesn’t look like the sort to make such bold proclamations. The co-founder of developer Toys for Bob may be the visionary behind one of gaming’s single most popular and profitable[…]