Skylanders Games

One Annual Game Franchise Will Be Taking A Break In 2017

It certainly seems like 2017 will be a big year for video games, with loads of titles coming from new IPs and classic series alike. According to a recent announcement, however, one yearly series will be taking a breather through the next 12 months.

Here’s What Activision Has Planned For E3

While Activision won't have a booth at E3, that doesn't mean Activision still can't bring on the action with their most popular upcoming games. Just today, they announced plans for their E3 schedule including their most popular franchise, Call Of Duty.

What Skylanders Imaginators Means For Toys To Life Games

Skylanders, as I remember, was the first real toys to life game to hit the market. It first released in 2011 into a gaming audience that had no idea how Skylanders worked or what it even meant to own the toys. But with the downfall of its biggest competitor, Disney Infinity, Activision knew they had to do something with Skylanders—and fast.

Skylanders Just Totally Changed The Toys To Life Market With This New And Creative Expansion

Activision isn't giving up on Skylanders. The toy-to-life genre still has some life left to squeeze out of it and despite Disney Interactive completely shutting down their publishing wing and canceling Disney Infinity, Activision will push forward with the genre with a renewed zeal.

Disney Infinity Is Shutting Down, Here's What We Know

Disney Interactive has been surprising fans of all ages with Disney Infinity playsets, a direct competitor of Activision’s Skylanders playsets. But after many years of milking Disney movie releases to regurgitate products like the ever-popular Frozen figures for Disney Infinity, Disney Interactive announced suddenly that they were cancelling Disney Infinity.

Why Activision Has Been Hit With A Round Of Layoffs

One of the largest gaming publishers in the world just got hit with layoffs. That lets you know how volatile gaming can be at times. Activision was asked about the layoffs and they confirmed that they did have to let people go from their Minneapolis, Minnesota location due to the poor sales of last year's Guitar Hero Live and Skylanders Superchargers.

New Stats Prove That Nintendo Amiibo Are More Popular Than Expected

Here’s something we already knew: Nintendo’s Amiibo are popular. But maybe how popular they are will surprise you. According to a recent report, the Big N has moved more than 40 million of those statuettes and cards combined.

A Force Awakens Pack Is Being Added To Star Wars Pinball

Zen Studios has been consistently putting out a lot of new content for their Zen Pinball 2 game, and it only makes sense that Star Wars: The Force Awakens joins the pinball series as a new table, especially given all the other licensed properties that have been made available for the virtual billiard game over the past couple of years.

Skylanders Battlecast Is Like Hearthstone For Kids

In case you thought Skylanders couldn’t become any more popular than it already is, the folks at Activision Blizzard are getting ready to prove you wrong with the introduction of a brand new collectible card game based on the uuber-popular property: Skylanders Battlecast.

Will New LEGO Game Challenge Skylanders And Disney Infinity?

Lego may be preparing to launch a figurine-based video game in the same vein as Activision's Skylanders and Disney's Infinity.

10 Really Popular Gaming Accessories, Ranked By Greatness

Hardware developers are famous for churning out useless accessories. But every so often, a clever company stumbles into something truly brilliant. Most of the time, the peripheral didn't seem important right away but in time it manages to change the direction of the industry.

Wii U Skylanders SWAP Force Bundle Launches In November

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Nintendo is gearing up to offer a brand new Wii U bundle, this one including the system, the new Skylanders game, SWAP Force, and Nintendo Land.

Skylanders Swap Force Now Available

Skylanders Swap Force, the third entry in the toy-based adventure game series, has arrived in North America. Gamers can pick up the game on PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, Wii or Nintendo 3DS.

Skylanders SWAP Force Hits The US This October

The heroes of the Skylanders series are about to get mixed and matched as Skylanders SWAP force receives a US release date of Oct. 13.

Skylanders Giants Toys Headed To McDonald's Happy Meals

It seems like Skylanders are everywhere these days, including McDonald’s Happy Meals. For the next month, Activision Publishing and McDonald’s USA LLC have partnered up to bring nine Skylanders Giants toys to every child’s favorite fast food combo.

Skylanders Hits $1 Billion, Could Be The Next Call Of Duty

Over the last two years investors have been concerned with the software brand(s) of Activision and their fidelity for longevity. With a miniscule wane in the sales of Call of Duty and subscription numbers shrinking for World of Warcraft, Activision's shareholders were hoping that the company had another billion-dollar brand or two to fall back on. Well, Activision may have hit the jackpot with Skylanders, with the IP hitting $1 billion between the toys and software.

Skylanders Introduces Interchangable SWAP Force

The Skylanders series has taken the games and toy world by storm, mixing physical action figures with an interactive adventure game where players can see their characters come to life within their TV. The latest evolution in the series, SWAP Force is set to unleash a mix-and-match component to the formula later this year, giving Skylanders fanatics a whole new way to play.

Disney Infinity Aims To Mimic Skylanders

Disney Interactive is looking to cash in on the kids who love the Skylanders approach to gaming: using real-life action figures to help fuel in-game progression. Bridging toys with gameplay, Disney Infinity enables consumers to buy figurines and figurine bases and when played in connection with the game, it unlocks new missions, playable characters and in-game content.

Skylanders Series Had Made $500 Million In The U.S. Alone

Earning $500 million in the United States alone, the Skylanders franchise has become something of a video game phenomenon. Activision Publishing, Inc. threw that figure around the internet this morning, stating that 2012 was a banner year for the series as Skylanders went on to outperform similarly targeted franchises across video games, action figures and even movies.

Skylanders Cloud Patrol Takes A Tour Of Duty On Kindle Fire

That's a pretty nice Kindle Fire you've got there. You know what would make it even better? A spin-off to one of the most successful games in recent memory, of course. Luckily for you, Activision Publishing has announced that their hit iDevice game, Skylanders Cloud Patrol, will be heading to the Kindle Fire and the Kindle Fire HD.

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