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Star Wars Expanded Universe (including games) no longer canon

Many bothans died to bring us this information: The Star Wars Expanded Universe - or EU for short - is getting cut from Star Wars canon like hands get cut from the Skywalker family. In a news post on the official Star Wars site, Lucasfilm announced that only the six Star Wars films and the...

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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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Report: LucasArts canceled Darth Maul origins game

Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to canceled Star Wars video games. Okay, so maybe it wasn't hate or the Dark Side that spelled the death of a Darth Maul-centric Star Wars video game, but rather a chaotic triangle relationship between developer Red Fly Studios, publisher...

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Marvel superheroes to join Disney Infinity

After years of superhero films from Marvel Studios igniting the box office, it was inevitable that Disney would add Marvel's characters to open-world license mashup Disney Infinity. The game, which drops players into a sandbox-style environment populated with famous faces from throughout...

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Wreck-It Ralph composer says sequel is in the works

Movies based on video games are notoriously awful, but every now and then a quality film manages to slip through the cracks. Disney gave us the lovable Wreck-It Ralph in the fall of 2012, and now, that film's composer tells Collider that a sequel is in development. Henry Jackman, who has also...

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EA looks to WB's Batman: Arkham success with Star Wars games

In a recent interview with Fortune, Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson discussed his vision for the company, as well as the challenges he's faced, since taking over in September of last year. While most of the interview was a CEO issuing statements meant to assure his company's audience that they're...

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Fantasia: Music Evolved video preview

We haven't been shy about praising Harmonix's Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved thus far. Based on our experience with it at GDC 2014 last week, that's not likely to change anytime soon. We tried the latest version of Fantasia, running on Xbox One, and the Kinect-powered experience was delightful...

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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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