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Skylanders amiibo A Sensational Idea

skylanders-figures When Reggie and Activision announced at E3 2015 that Nintendo characters were coming to Skylanders, I was fairly skeptical, especially since it was also announced that these characters would also be amiibo compatible. Now that I have the figures in my hands - thanks to Activision who saved me a lot of money (more on that later) - I can say my skeptism was unfounded. While I wish the characters modeled an amiibo more than a Skylander, the final figures are still excellent little toys that ...


NHL 16 Early Impressions, Issues with other Reviews

1ed6b820_200x200 NHL 16 is a fabulous NHL game, probably the best EA NHL title to date. However, building off EA's first next (current) generation title, NHL 15, wasn't hard. EA learned from NHL 15 and provided a new, better product for hockey fans around the world.


Disney Infinity 3.0 Toys Top of the Class, Almost

Infinity-3.0_690x460 Toys-to-life games often take more time to fully review. Generally, content is almost always open ended - leaving reviewers wondering where to stop - and as a result, there is a lot to look at and experience. There is one thing, however, that is often overlooked in reviews when it comes to Disney Infinity, Skylanders, and amiibo: the look of the figures. Disney Infinity 3.0 provides the best character models yet in the Disney Infinity franchise


Disney Infinity 3.0 after 60 Minutes

disney-infinity-3.0-characters1 For the longest time, I often would determine my level of interest in a game after sixty minutes. Growing up, I rented a lot of video games, all of which had to pass the sixty minute test before I would buy it from the store. As a reviewer, I technically can't have a sixty minute barometer - I must review the entire game. However, I often still use my sixty minute rule, even if I plan to play the whole game. With the release of Disney Infinity, the the almost impossible ability to ...


Xbox Preview Program gets X360 Borderlands

Borderlands2 Backwards compatibility is rolling out to all Xbox One user this holiday, but Microsoft has been busy ironing out all the kinks through their Xbox Preview Program. Today, Microsoft announced that all of the Borderlands games on Xbox 360 will no work on Xbox One, and this is great news considering the next Borderlands title is still a ways off.


Mad Max Early Impressions

1280x720-3CR I've only been playing Mad Max for a few hours, but I've already noticed a few things that both excite me and make me groan. Within the first few hours, you will know whether or not you will be spending significant time with this title or not. I think I will, although getting over a few hurdles was frustrating for a number of hours.


LEGO Dimensions Screenshots Surface

lego-dimensions-buttonjpg-782313_200x200 New screenshots have surfaced for LEGO Dimensions, showing of many of the environments that players will get to play through. At launch, Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment has stated that there will be 14 levels to play through with the starter package.


Xbox Live Games With Gold in September will include Tomb Raider for Xbox One

games-with-gold-sept Microsoft has announced the latest and greatest of free Games with Gold for Xbox 360 and Xbox One, along with this week being your final chance to download August's Games with Gold selection.


Gamescom gets Backwards

gamescom-2015-850x560_589x388 Microsoft announced at Gamescom last week that they would be rolling out backwards compatibility to all Xbox One owners in November. Right now, the feature is exclusive to Xbox One preview program users. I have been using it for some time now, and for the most part, it works. If you purchased Rare Replay, you will get an idea of how the system will work for Xbox 360 titles.


Microsoft at GamesCom

gamescom-2015-850x560_589x388 Microsoft announced a number of new peripherals and features that will be coming to Xbox One within the next year. These announcements were made during their press conference at GamesCom.