Posts Tagged ‘disney’

Have You Played… The Lion King?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

My four year old daughter is obsessed with The Lion King of late, which should be an enormous relief given we had to struggle through 18 months of her only being interested in the most cloyingly pink princess horror prior to that. I though it would be an entirely wise idea to show her the old DOS Lion King game (developed by Command & Conquer creators Westwood, no less), which I had fuzzy but fond memories of. A significant mistake. Read the rest of this entry »

Capcom re-releasing vintage Disney NES games

A sextet of vintage NES games based on Disney cartoons are being remastered and bundled up for re-release in April, Capcom have announced. The Disney Afternoon Collection will pack Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, Rescue Rangers 2, Darkwing Duck, DuckTales, DuckTales 2, and TaleSpin. That’s five platformers and one shoot ’em up. They’re expanded a bit too, packing new Boss Rush Time Attack modes plus a ‘Museum’ collecting art and ephemera. Capcom are working on this with Digital Eclipse, the folks behind the Mega Man Legacy Collection. Read the rest of this entry »

Warner Brothers re-opens Avalanche Software for Cars 3

Some dark cartoon necromancers have been at work. Avalanche Software, the developers who were shut down after Disney Infinity laid out its roadmap of slow death, marking an end for Disney as a games publisher, have been reopened under Warner Brothers. And they’re going to make the tie-in game for Cars 3. Why are Time Warner making Disney’s videogames for them? I don’t know. That’s just how the childhood dream barons work these days.
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Disney’s Aladdin, Lion King & Jungle Book Hit GOG

“A whole new world!” sang Aladdin, trying to get his leg over. That was 1992, though. Since then, we’ve decided we don’t want new things; we want old things repackaged in a way that excites us. So flipping heck, flaming Nora, and stone the crows – Disney have brought a trio of ’90s platformers based on their animated movies to GOG. You can now once again get Aladdin, The Lion King, and The Jungle Book, this time handily packaged for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

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Disney Infinity Lays Out Road Map Of Slow Death

The famous overlord of joy and money known to mortals as Disney has set out a plan for discontinuing its Disney Infinity [official site] series. While the Steam and console versions will continue to function, the online elements will stop working, meaning you won’t be able to download or upload new content. I know you don’t care, but your 7-year-old daughter might.

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To Infinity And Not Beyond: Disney Infinity Discontinued

This is some bad news for my nephew: Disney are stopping production of Disney Infinity, their ‘toys to life’ series. They’re also effectively exiting the games publishing business in the process, and closing down Infinity developers Avalanche Software. My nephew won’t know what those bits mean though.

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Imperial: Revisiting X-Wing And TIE Fighter

To commemorate the digital release of classic Lucasarts games X-Wing and TIE Fighter [Steam or GOG for the best versions here and here], we commissioned Rob Zacny to take a trip down memory lane and into the laser-singed spaces between the stars. He came back with extensive thoughts as to the quality of the games, and their place in Star Wars lore and legend.

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