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Avalanche Software is alive again thanks to Warner Bros

The previously-closed developer behind Disney Infinity Avalanche Software is to re-open its doors courtesy of a deal with Warner Bros. The publisher has announced that it has re-established Avalanche Software as a first-party studio. Despite its new ownership, the developer will still be led by previous CEO John Blackburn and …

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Disney Infinity server shutdown timetabled

The clock is ticking on the online services for the Disney Infinity series. Having announced its abandonment of the franchise in May, Disney has now revealed a systematic timetable of server shutdowns that will see the series turned off on every format. Polygon reports that the first of these changes …

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Overall toys-to-life sales down 12% so far in 2016

More people may own toys-to-life games than ever, but players are spending less on them. That’s according to GfK Entertainment. MCV last week revealed that over 620,000 UK consumers own either a copy of Skylanders Superchargers, LEGO Dimensions or Disney Infinity 3, making it the most successful eight months yet …

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Ron Gilbert: ‘Disney, please sell me the Monkey Island IP’

The creator of Monkey Island Ron Gilbert has publicly asked Disney for the rights to some of his gaming IP. Taking to Twitter (below), Gilbert specifically is after the Monkey Island and Maniac Mansionproperties – franchises that he created during his time at LucasArts. He even goes as far as …

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UK toys-to-life sector is bigger than ever

Forget the toys-to-life crisis. More than 620,000 UK gamers have bought Disney Infinity 3, LEGO Dimensions or Skylanders Superchargers. That’s a rise of 21.2 per cent compared with the number of toys-to-life starter packs sold during the same period a year before. The data follows concerns for the genre sparked …

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Disney Infinity 4.0 would have offered $45 12-inch figures

Inside sources at Disney have expressed dismay at the cancellation of the Disney Infinity series. Kotaku reports that assorted plans were in the pipeline for the next game in the series, chief of which was a new range of 12-inch figures retailing at $45 a pop. These would have included …

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Disney gives up on console games as it ends Infinity range

It may be the biggest name in movies, but Disney’s failure in video games is now complete. Despite some initial video game investment back in 2007/2008 (resulting in the poor selling Turok and Split/Second), Disney has struggled to match the success of rival Warner Bros. It cancelled most of its …

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Toys-to-life war: What should you stock?

There is an onslaught of toys-to-life products about to hit retail. In total, there are almost 30 different software SKUs between Amiibo, Skylanders Superchargers, LEGO Dimensions and Disney Infinity 3.0. In terms of figures, playsets and level packs, there are more than 95 extra products for retailers to stock associated …

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