Posts Tagged ‘Disney Infinity’

Disney Infinity 3.0 Stars Now Warring On PC

PC is far from the ideal platform to play Disney Infinity [official site], as I understand it, because it doesn’t have a magic technoportal to zap its physical toys into the game (“toys-to-life” is the craptastic industry term I recently heard for such things). However, I also understand some people are not very picky about how and where they get more Star Wars, even more Star Wars, all of the Star Wars, so here: Disney Infinity 3.0 has arrived for Windows, two months after its console launch. It has a lot of Star Wars.

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Star Wars Boldly Going Into Disney Infinity 3.0

You’ve had a Star Was bed spread, Star Wars pyjamas, Star Wars crockery, Star Wars t-shirts, a Star Wars backpack, Star Wars sunglasses, a Star Wars wedding cake, a Star Wars credit card, and a Star Wars coffin, but do you have Star Wars video games? Well, yes, obviously. But do you have Star Wars characters running around with Spider-Man and Mickey Mouse? Well, outside of those weird Quake mods. Aha! Right!

You may soon, as Star Wars is coming with Disney Infinity 3.0. Announced yesterday, the new version of the collect-o-fight-a-platformer is due this autumn.

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Excelsior! Disney Infinity 2.0 Now On PC

Heavy boots of lead.

Disney Infinity 2.0 would’ve been the stuff of dreams when I was a young’un: a game about Marvel superheroes where toys you buy actually become characters in the game. I’d point it out whenever I saw it in a shop window, try to get invited over by friends who had it, circle it in the Argos catalogue before Christmas, then receive something thoughtful but practical because the only video games we could afford were mid-’80s 10-in-1 consoles from car boot sales. Oh boo hoo, you big baby.

2.0 is out on PC now, following its console release in September, is what I’m trying to say.

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Win-Toy Soldiers: Disney Infinity – Marvel Super Heroes

Whenever I’m reminded that Disney Infinity exists, I’m amazed that it doesn’t have a terrifying claim on parental wallets worldwide. The $75 starter pack that is the gateway into the console toybox has racked up more than three million sales and while the PC version has an initial free download and doesn’t support the physical figures that plug into the game, Skylanders-style, it is otherwise almost equivalent to the console versions. Purchasing the characters online as digital downloads does detract from the urge to collect ‘em all but also means additional PC content is a little cheaper.

In Autumn, Infinity is expanding and the 2.0 release will contain twenty new characters plucked from the Marvel universe. Millions of wallets suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. Perhaps that quote will actually be relevant when Disney unleash Infinity 3.0 to coincide with the cinematic release of Star Wars VII: The Generation Gap.

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Disney Infinity Reveals “Toy Box Mode Combat”

Disney’s frankly bizarre attempt to make a game that encompasses a large chunk of their major CG franchises (and Pirates Of The Caribbean) in a single package arrives later this month and actually, well, this trailer makes it look pretty fun. Disney Infinity is essentially two games, the Play Set Mode, in which you can play games from specific franchises, and Toy Box Mode, which is a sandbox in which the game becomes less coherent, and markedly more interesting, as the trailer showing the Monsters Inc cast fighting in the same space as The Incredibles aptly demonstrates. Below. I mean.
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Loading (Wind)Screen: Disney Infinity Shows Cars Things

Cars might have ruined the visual comprehension of cartoon cars for a generation of kids, but there’s no denying its popularity with tiny humans. A wise choice, therefore, to make it one of the first unveils for Disney’s new game universe online thing. Disney Infinity is a hybird digital and real-world toy system, with different toy sets unlocking stuff in the ‘Toy Box’ area in-game. Cars, as you can see below, is one such set. And hey, it actually looks pretty good. Take a look.

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Disney Infinity: The Game That Won’t Ever Stop

Think about what those words mean. Disney. Everything. Everywhere. Mostly in your wallet, though. Disney Infinity is the frightening new concept from Disney, tying in games and real-world toy figurines into a confusing and vaguely terrifying thing. I’ve read about it several times now, and I’m making the face a cat makes during fireworks night. A cat that’s just been explained the various components of Disney Infinity, and it just happens to be Guy Fawkes Night. HE IS ALREADY CONFUSED IS WHAT I’M GETTING AT. At least the trailer below is sort of descriptive.

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