LEGO Dimensions

LEGO Dimensions Review

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Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U
We played on: PlayStation 4

LEGO Dimensions is LEGO’s first foray into the toys-to-life market. The game stars Gandalf, Batman, and Wyldstyle, who are on a mission to rescue their friends from the evil Vortech. Along the way, they encounter characters from dozens of different famous games, movies, and TV shows, from The Wizard of Oz to Doctor Who.

Overall, LEGO Dimensions is a lot like other LEGO games, but with cross-franchise interaction and clever physical puzzles (via the Toy Pad, which is similar to the Portal of Power in Skylanders or the Infinity Base in Disney Infinity). It is hardly perfect, but I had a good time smashing bricks and watching characters from some of my favorite universes interact with one another. Read More

Pokemon GO gameplay

Nintendo and Google Invest Big In Pokemon GO

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Pokemon GO has some big, important backers: Nintendo, Google, and The Pokemon Company.

It’s good news for developer Niantic Labs, who is creating the location-based Pokemon app. Niantic previously made Ingress, an app that uses Google Maps data to create an augmented reality experience with your phone. Players logged into Ingress fight over control of portals that you can only see in the app, but are located in the real world.  Read More