Skylanders Swap Force is the biggest and most intricately designed Skylanders game to date. This guide helps you assemble the cheapest possible set of figures for the main campaign.
You can now swap Skylanders toys to create new creatures. Is that enough to keep the juggernaut franchise going?
Nintendo will sell the game exclusively on the eShop. The toys are exclusive to GameStop.
We knew this day would come. Nintendo is using NFC to bring interactive Pokémon toys to Wii U.
New Skylanders title will have toys with swappable bottoms and tops.
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Activision’s children-focused property is raking in the cheddar.
Rovio is figuring out how it will reach its next billion game downloads — and how to become a huge entertainment brand.
An Activision executive doesn’t think Skylanders will pan out like the Guitar Hero franchise.
Skylanders Giants brings new characters and new depth to the Skylanders model without alienating fans of the previous game.
Paul Reiche, the head of the Toys for Bob game studio, is an overnight star (after decades of work) as the creator of the Skylanders franchise.
Paul Yan leads a team of five animators at the Toys for Bob studio. They bring the Skylanders game characters to life.
Nintendo ran down a list of new features for its Wii U controller, which it has named the Gamepad.
Skylanders, the new game and toy franchise from Activision Blizzard, is exceeding expectations across platforms.
Activision Blizzard is diving into freemium monetization strategies for iOS games in a big way with the worldwide launch of Skylanders Cloud Patrol today.
Activision Blizzard reported today that its new Call of Duty Elite social network service for hardcore gamers has signed up 7 million subscribers since going live in November.
Activision Blizzard has beaten earnings expectations for its third fiscal quarter, which ended Dec. 31, and its major cash cow is still holding up. World of Warcraft didn’t suffer after Electronic Arts launched its massively multiplayer online game Star Wars: The Old Republic. World of Warcraft ended the year with 10.2 million paying subscribers, down only slightly from 10.3 million in the previous quarter.
Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure was a sleeper hit last year, a unique cross-platform product that combined a video game with collectible real-world toys. Now, ahead of the annual North American International Toy Fair in New York City, Activision Publishing is announcing a new sequel for the franchise called Skylanders Giants.
They may not be the most glamorous ticket in town during the holiday buying season, but family games are one of a very small number of video game genres where the adults can have as much fun as the kids. Family games have seen a resurgence in recent years thanks to the advent of motion-gaming technologies like Nintendo’s Wii, Sony’s PlayStation Move and Microsoft Xbox Kinect that simplify play mechanics beyond memorizing button placements or manipulating two analog joysticks in tandem. Family games are more about getting everyone in the room involved than spending 18 hours clawing and scratching your way through a singular adventure.
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Toys and Nintendo games go together. So Activision Blizzard is combining the two into a single integrated product with its Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure game.