LEGO Dimensions

LEGO Dimensions Ending Development of New Content

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In a brief announcement on twitter, the official LEGO Dimensions account confirmed that active development on the toys-to-life game is ceasing (Eurogamer first reported on the yet-confirmed news last week). No new expansion, story, or fun packs will be produced.

Warner Bros. and TT Games have promised to continue supporting LEGO Dimensions and all current content through server and customer support. But the writing is now firmly on the walls.

LEGO Dimensions originally launched in September 2015 as Warner Bros.’ answer to popular toys-to-life games like Disney Infinity and Skylanders. It uses special LEGO toysets that can be scanned and used in game. It featured a wide variety of officially licensed franchises. In fact most of the content was from other games, movies, or TV shows, including Ghostbusters, Lord of the Rings, Batman, Teen Titans, and The Powerpuff Girls.

Wave 9, which included The Teen Titans and Powerpuff Girls packs, represents the last new content released for LEGO Dimensions. Over 50 packs, from big story levels to small characters, have been released over the last two years.

Unlike other toys-to-life games, LEGO Dimensions was developed as a single starter pack with three years of planned expansion content. But the add-ons didn’t sell as well, particularly in the second season of releases this year. TT Games has now resumed work on more traditional LEGO video games, such as the upcoming LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2.

The cancellation announcement echoes Skylanders’ earlier this year, where Activision announced no new Skylanders game for the first time in six years. Skylanders has effectively been put on hiatus with no news of the future of the franchise.

Also earlier this year we saw the total death of Disney Infinity, which was given a hard stop by Disney, gradually ceasing new content and rolling down servers and online support. Despite lacking a singular game, Nintendo’s amiibo figures continue to sell, though sales have noticeably dropped this year.

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Buy 1 Get 4 Free Skylanders, Disney Infinity Figures at Toys ‘R’ Us

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More than just rumors are surrounding the poor financial state of venerable toy store Toys ‘R’ Us. That’s sad news, but if you’re a Skylanders and/or Disney Infinity toy collector, you can take advantage of a ridiculously generous Buy 1 Get 4 Free sale running this week. The sale starts today and runs until Saturday, September 23.

Buy 1 Get 4 Free Skylanders

Buy 1 Get 4 Free Disney Infinity

Note that Toys ‘R’ Us has limited stock; toys are selling out even as a I type this news post up.

The Skylanders sale specifically excludes the latest Imaginators figures, but includes all previous generations. Most Skylanders figures are slightly discounted to $9.99. Adventure packs and Racing packs are not discounted, but are part of the Buy 1 Get 4 Free sale.

Disney Infinity sale prices vary, and stock is very limited. Many are heavily discounted to $4.99. Disney Infinity was officially discontinued last year, with online servers finally shutting down earlier this year.

Activision announced no new main Skylanders game would be released this year, causing heavy speculation over the series’ future. The latest release, 2016 Skylanders: Imaginators, was well-received (read our review). Waves of Imaginator figures have trickled in throughout the year. The final adventure pack with Ro-Bow is only just now releasing to retail stores.

Digital card game Skylanders Battlecast was also recently shut down earlier this month.

In more positive toys-to-life news, the second season of animated series Skylanders Academy is coming in October on Netflix. You can watch the new season two trailer here. Skylanders Academy has already been renewed for a third season.


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Celebrate Kirby’s 25th Anniversary with 25% Off Sale

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It’s been 25 years since the insatiable pink puffball called Kirby starred in his debut title, Kirby’s Dream Land on the Game Boy. Nintendo is celebrating Kirby’s 25th anniversary with a 25% off digital sale on Kirby titles for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. The sale ends at 9am Pacific/12 pm Eastern on August 8.

Thanks to the Virtual Console you can play all the original Kirby games, including the monochrome Kirby’s Dream Land via Nintendo 3DS. The sale includes titles from the early 90s Game Boy era up to last year’s Kirby: Planet Robobot for Nintendo 3DS.

Here are the full list of games and their sale prices on the Kirby sale. All games are 25% off.

Nintendo 3DS

  • Kirby: Planet Robot $29.99
  • Kirby: Triple Deluxe $14.99
  • 3D Classics: Kirby’s Adventure $5.24
  • Kirby’s Dream Land $2.99
  • Kirby’s Dream Land 2 $2.99

Wii U

  • Kirby’s Return to Dream Land $14.99
  • Kirby’s Adventure $3.74
  • Kirby Super Star $5.99
  • Kirby’s Dream Land $5.99
  • Kirby & The Amazing Mirror $5.24
  • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards $7.49
  • Kirby Squeak Squad $7.49

During this year’s E3, Nintendo unveiled a trailer for an upcoming, untitled Kirby game for the Nintendo Switch. It looks like a more traditional Kirby platformer than hand-held recent entries. No release date other than 2018 was given.

Despite it being Kirby’s 25th anniversary, it’s been a quiet year for the pink hero. Only two Kirby games have released, both stand-along spin-offs from mini-games found in Planet Robobot. A third spin-off Kirby game is yet untitled but supposed to release later this winter.

The Kirby 25th Anniversary Sale ends August 8.



E3 2017 Conference Schedule

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E3 2017 officially starts Tuesday, June 13. As in previous years all the major publishers will be presenting press conferences and media showcases in the days leading up to the biggest video game event of the world.

For this year’s E3 we’re expecting news on: Super Mario Odyssey, XCOM 2 expansion, Star Wars Battlefront II, Far Cry 5, Assassin’s Creed: Origins, new Bethesda announcements, Project Scorpio, and most of the games Sony showed last year that have yet to come out.

Here is the full schedule of conferences and links to where you can watch them.

Note that once again Nintendo will be presenting a pre-recorded Nintendo Spotlight in lieu of a live conference. It will be followed by Nintendo Treehouse live streaming.

Saturday, June 10

Electronic Arts 12 PM Pacific/3 PM Eastern, via Twitch, YouTube


Sunday, June 11

Microsoft 2 PM Pacific/5 PM Eastern, via Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter

Bethesda 9 PM Pacific/12 AM Eastern, via Twitch, YouTube

Devolver Digital 10 PM Pacific/1 AM Eastern, via Twitch


Monday, June 12

PC Gaming Show 10 AM Pacific/1 PM Eastern, via Twitch, Facebook, Steam

Ubisoft 1 PM Pacific/4 PM Eastern, via Twitch

Sony 6 PM Pacific/9 PM Eastern, via Twitch, YouTube, Facebook


Tuesday, June 13

Nintendo 9 AM Pacific/12 PM Eastern, via Twitch, YouTube


LEGO Dimensions Adds Teen Titans Go, Powerpuff Girls, Beetlejuice

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Disney Infinity closed its doors last year and Skylanders won’t be putting out a new title this year for the first time since 2011. But LEGO Dimensions is still going strong.

Today Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced five new expansion packs for their toys-to-life title that incorporates actual LEGO figures. The new sets are aimed at the Cartoon Network crowd, adding Teen Titans Go!, The Powerpuff Girls, and Beetlejuice. The Team Packs and smaller Fun Packs will arrive on September 12, closing out the second season of LEGO Dimensions releases.

The Teen Titans Go! Team Pack includes four figures: the Raven and Beast Boy minifigures, as well as the Teen Titans T-Car and Spellbook of Azarath. The T-Car is a 3-in-1 vehicle that can change into the Forklift and T-Plane. The Spellbook can be transformed into Raven Wings and a Giant Hand to provide flying and digging powers.

The Teen Titans Go! Fun Pack includes two figures: Starfire minifigure and Titan Robot. Like the T-Car the robot can be changed into the T-Rocket and Robot Retreiver. Both packs provide access to the Teen Titans Go! Adventure World in Jump City. This new area features worlds from the Teen Titans Go! cartoon, including Titans Tower and Wacka Doodles Amusement Park.

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The Powerpuff Girls have also been divided into a Team Pack and a Fun Pack. The Team Pack includes two of the girls, Blossom and Bubbles, as well as the PPG Smartphone and Octi figures. The PPG Smartphone can change into the PPG Hotline and Powerpuff Mag-Net. Octi can be rebuilt into the Super Skunk or Sonic Squid.

To complete the Powerpuff trifecta you’ll need to purchase the Fun Pack. The Powerpuff Girls Fun Pack includes the Buttercup minifigure and the 3-in-1 Mega Blast Bot. The Bot can turn into the Ka-Pow Cannon and Slammin’ Guitar to add new combat moves.

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Both packs open up the Powerpuff Girls Adventure World. Explore locations like Rainbow Land, and Pokey Oaks Elementary, as well as the Battle Arena.

Beetlejuice only gets a Fun Pack, which adds the goofy ghoul minifigure as well as a rather nasty looking Sandworm. The Sandworm can turn into the Haunted Vacuum and Spooky Spider. Beetlejuice also opens up a new Adventure World and Battle Arena.

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LEGO Dimensions is available for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Wii U.