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News: Shinji Mikami Prefers The Sega Version Of Aladdin, Even Though He Worked On The SNES Game

Shinji Mikami Prefers The Sega Version Of Aladdin, Even Though He Worked On The SNES Game

"The Genesis version had a sword, actually"

Those of you old enough to recall the epic 16-bit console wars will remember that Sega and Nintendo fans utilised every available weapon they could to belittle each other. SNES owners boasted that they had Street Fighter II first, and Sega fans wore unbearably smug grins on their faces when they got an...

Review: Disney Frozen: Olaf's Quest (3DS)

Disney Frozen: Olaf's Quest (3DS)

A short and chilling quest

Those of you that are keen movie buffs will know that Frozen is Disney's latest animated motion picture, and — judging from the enthusiastic critical and commercial reaction — it's fair to say that it has gone down a treat with adults and children alike. Full of lovable characters and boasting a good soundtrack (like...

News: Disney Interactive Co-President Resigns

Disney Interactive Co-President Resigns

Other co-president will assume full control

Disney Interactive has seen its fortunes turning around as of late, thanks largely to the release of Disney Infinity, but that doesn’t mean the division still isn’t doing some restructuring. According to the New York Times, Disney Interactive Co-President John Pleasants announced

Review: Goof Troop (Super Nintendo)

Goof Troop (Super Nintendo)

Gawrsh!

In the late '80s and early '90s Capcom created a range of games, based on Disney franchises, for the NES and SNES. The likes of Darkwing Duck, Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers and DuckTales all made appearances, the latter of which has even been given the HD treatment for modern systems, including Wii U. One of the more interesting titles was...

Review: Disney's Planes (Wii U)

Disney's Planes (Wii U)

Plane sailing or just plane bad?

Disney's Planes — the movie, not the game — was originally intended to be a straight-to-DVD spin-off of the popular Cars franchise helmed by DisneyToon Studios instead of Pixar. Presumably Disney's executives looked at the release schedule for 2013 and decided it was looking a bit barren, because the movie was...

First Impressions: Disney Infinity

Disney Infinity

To Infinity and beyond

To be completely fair and totally honest, these are not our first impressions of Disney Infinity for the Wii U. Our first impressions came to mind long before we had a chance to play the game, and they were assuredly similar, if not identical, to most people’s thoughts. Our first impressions of Disney Infinity were...

News: Disney Registers Racing-related Domains

Disney Registers Racing-related Domains

A new game taking the starting grid?

A lineup of domain registrations by Disney Enterprises is pointing to the possibility of an upcoming racing game. The domain names include DisneySpeedster.com, DisneySpeedsters.com, DisneyRacers.com, DisneyKart.com, DisneyKartRacing.com, DisneyKarting.net and DisneyRacing.com. All of the domains were discovered...

News: The Force Is Strong In EA's New Star Wars Publishing Agreement

The Force Is Strong In EA's New Star Wars Publishing Agreement

But will Nintendo fans see any benefit?

EA has signed up "exclusive" rights to Star Wars video games following the closure of LucasArts last month. The multi-year deal appears to cover original games, rather than those linked to the forthcoming movies. To confuse things further, Disney has retained the rights to certain mobile, online and tablet...

News: 3DS Disney Infinity Name And Details Revealed

3DS Disney Infinity Name And Details Revealed

Get ready to party?

The ESRB has posted ratings information on the upcoming Disney Infinity series’ 3DS rendition and it looks to be taking some planning tips from Mario Party. Disney Infinity: Toy Box Challenge is referred to as a “multiplayer ‘party game’” including various game boards and competitive mini-games. The standard fare of...

News: Disney Infinity Pushed Back To August

Disney Infinity Pushed Back To August

"It gives us a little more time to add bells and whistles"

Disney Interactive has revealed that its Disney Infinity video game and toy range will be launching in August instead of June, as was originally planned. August 18th is the proposed launch date in North America, with other regions getting the game two days later. Speaking to The New York...

News: John Lasseter Speaks of His Appreciation For Video Games

John Lasseter Speaks of His Appreciation For Video Games

Pixar's chief creative officer is excited by Disney Infinity

Disney Infinity is due to be released this summer on Wii U, Wii and 3DS as well as other platforms, and it looks to be Disney Interactive's most ambitious project yet. It allows the player to scan real-life toys into the virtual world from all sorts of Disney universes like The Nightmare...

News: Toys R Us CEO Hints at Exclusive Disney Infinity Figures

Toys R Us CEO Hints at Exclusive Disney Infinity Figures

"Plenty of room" for both Skylanders and Disney Infinity, too

Jerry Storch, CEO and Chairman of Toys R’ Us has spoken to Family Gamer TV about his stores’ anticipation of Disney Infinity to further substantiate the toys-to-life genre. Talking at the Skylanders Swap Force launch event, Storch confirmed that he thought there was “plenty of...