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Disney Infinity 2.0 arrives this August with Marvel heroes [Update]

Update: D23 has since posted a correction, noting it "erroneously reported about the launch of the next chapter of Disney Infinity" and that the information it provided was incorrect. It added that further information on the future of the series will be revealed on April 30. Original story: ...

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Ex-Disney Interactive devs form Shark Punch, reveal The Masterplan

A trio of former Disney Interactive developers founded Shark Punch this year, and their first project, The Masterplan, is a heist game set in the 1970s, due out for PC, Mac and Linux in 2014. The Masterplan has players gather a team and resources to execute "the greatest heist in the...

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Disney Interactive lays off 700, plans to scale back annual game output [Update]

Disney laid off one-quarter of its global staff in its video games and Internet division, Disney Interactive, The New York Times reported Thursday. The 26 percent decrease in staff amounts to roughly 700 job losses and also points to a change in strategy for the company, which is expected to scale...

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Disney Magical World trailer is shining, shimmering, splendid

If you think Disney costumes would improve Animal Crossing: New Leaf, or any game for that matter, then Magical World may be for you. The upcoming 3DS game isn't just about playing dress-up, though; it also has mini-games like fishing, planting crops, ballroom dancing, managing a cafe, and a...

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Disney Infinity drives Interactive group to $403 million in revenue

Disney reported $403 million in revenue for its Interactive group in its fiscal first quarter 2014 financial results, a three-month period that ended on December 28, 2013. It is a 38 percent increase over the revenue earned by the Interactive group in Q1 of 2013, $291 million. The leap in...

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Report: 'Several hundred' Disney Interactive employees face layoffs

Though Disney Infinity is an undeniable hit, the Wall Street Journal reports "several hundred" employees at developer Disney Interactive are to be laid off later this week. Citing unnamed sources "close to the company," the report claims that these layoffs are "expected to begin after the media...

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Disney Magical World ships 500,000 in Japan

Disney Magical World shipments surpassed the 500,000 mark in Japan, proving that as far as the 3DS game is concerned, it's not such a small world after all. Alright, we admit we shoehorned that reference in, so try not to take the Mickey. The news (via Gematsu) comes just after Disney announced...

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Toy Story's claw machine among five toy boxes added to Disney Infinity

Disney Interactive offered five new toy boxes for Disney Infinity owners to play with this week. Two of the toy boxes are inspired by the Toy Story films: the Toy Story Claw and Toy Story Racer stages. Toy Story Claw has players searching for ten lost aliens in a claw machine, whereas Toy Story...

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Disney Infinity to add Wreck-It Ralph, Tangled, Frozen characters

Disney Infinity aims to live up to its name with the addition of three movie franchises to the platformer/adventure/sandbox/whatever-it-is game. Wreck-It Ralph and Tangled characters Ralph, Vanellope and Rapunzel have already found their way into stores, while Anna and Elsa from Frozen have...

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Disney Interactive co-president John Pleasants resigns

John Pleasants has left his post as co-president of Disney Interactive, the New York Times reports. "It was a collaborative decision to do what's right for the business at a time when we have clear momentum," Pleasants said of the decision. "It's complicated to have co-presidents. It doesn't...

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