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Marvel Avengers Alliance: Tactics mobilises on Facebook

Disney has released a new Marvel Avengers Alliance game, although it’s only available on Facebook. Marvel Avengers Alliance: Tactics is the latest entry in what the publisher says is a 70m+ selling series. It’s fully 3D and has players strategically placing their heroes on the battlefield. Users assume the role …

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Disney abandons Star Wars: Attack Squadron

Star Wars: Attack Squadron has been abandoned by Disney just four months after entering closed beta. The Area 52 developed free-to-play title offered 16-player online dogfights and the ability to customise iconic craft such as the X-Wing and Tie-Fighter. It was in development outside of EA’s exclusive Star Wars game …

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Star Wars invades Disney Stores

Disney has begun offering assorted Star Wars products in its High Street Disney Stores. The animation giant acquired LucasFilm and the Star Wars IP in October of 2012 – killing off LucasArts in the process – and will continue to ramp up activity ahead of the December 2015 release of …

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UPDATE: Layoffs hit games division at Disney India

Update: Disney India has issued the following statement in response to our report on the layoffs in its games division: We are undertaking a restructuring in the Digital business, aligned with our global long-term digital strategy that is focused on sustainable profitability and innovation. The intent is to concentrate all …

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Star Wars games are no longer canon

Any and all events ever depicted in every Star Wars game ever made is no longer to be considered canon. That’s the new directive coming from IP owner Disney, which has said that the films and TV series are now the only official entries in Star Wars fiction. This means …

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MCV AWARDS 2014: Disney beats The Last of Us in New Game Brand category

Disney Infinity bested Sony’s smash-hit new blockbuster IP The Last of Us at last night’s MCV Awards. The toy-to-life franchise got the nod ahead of the likes of zombie title DayZ and Warner Bros’ Injustice: Gods Among Us. The game was released at the end of 2013, but has already …

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Wreck-It-Ralph 2 reportedly in the works

British composer Henry Jackman has said that Disney is working on Wreck-it Ralph 2. Jackman scored the first film. His other credits include X-Men: First Class and GI Joe Retaliation. I can’t tell you more, not because I’m being coy, but I believe that it is officially on the cards,” …

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Disney acquires PewDiePie’s YouTube video network Maker Studios

The video production company behind gaming sensation PewDiePie is now owned by Disney. The $500m acquisition was confirmed overnight, giving Disney stewardship over the network’s 380m subscribers, 5.5bn monthly views and existing stable of 55,000 YouTube channels. Last year PewDiePie beat the likes of Miley Cyrus and One Direction to …

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Disney Interactive lays off one quarter of its workforce

Disney Interactive has laid off more than 25 per cent of its workforce as part of major restructuring, the company has confirmed. It was reported nearly a month ago that Disney was preparing to layoff several hundred” employees, and it seems the info was spot on – specifically concerning Playdom. …

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