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Skylanders developer Vicarious Visions is working on Destiny

Rumours that Activision may be preparing to ditch the Skylanders series have intensified with news that developer Vicarious Visions is now working on Destiny. A tweet from Bungie carried the message: Vicarious Visions is excited to announce that we are partnering with Bungie to further expand the award-winning Destiny universe.” …

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Netflix grabs exclusive rights to animated Skylanders series

Skylanders Academy, the new animated series based on the hit Activision franchise, will arrive next month. Netflix has grabbed the exclusivity deal for the show, which will go live next month on October 28th. A second series is already planned for late 2017. Futurama’s Eric Rogers is the series’ showrunner, …

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Margin Makers: Guide to PlayStation merchandise

It’s been an odd week for Sony, after its alleged Slim PS4 leaked online when someone managed to buy one on Gumtree. Sony is expected to announce the PS4 Slim today (September 7th) during an event that was planned long ago. Reports from The Wall Street Journal further say that …

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Skylanders TV show coming to Netflix

After years of saying it has no plans for a Skylanders film or cartoon, Activision has announced a TV show based on the toys-to-life brand. Dubbed Skylanders Academy, the project is set to debut on Netflix this autumn. This is the first project to emerge from the TV and film …

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Skylanders Imaginators will let gamers make their own character

Activision just announced a new installment in the Skylanders franchise. Skylanders Imaginators is set to be released in October and will give players the opportunity to create their own character. Gamers will be able to choose their Skylander’s appearance, powers, abilities, names, catchphrases and musical themes, amongst others. Eric Hirshberg, …

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Skylanders and Guitar Hero underperform while Call of Duty soars

Publisher Activision has said that both Skylanders SuperChargers and Guitar Hero Live failed to meet sales expectations. Call of Duty: Black Ops III, however, exceeded them on every single level. The toys-to-life category grew in 2015, although that was mostly down to market leader LEGO Dimensions, which not only performed …

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Toys-to-life sales leap up 39 per cent in 2015

Warner Bros’ LEGO Dimensions has pushed the revenue made from toys-to-life products to 129m. That’s a 38.7 per cent rise over 2014, when the market was worth 93m. The data is courtesy of GfK Entertainment. The main driver of this growth is LEGO Dimensions, which eclipsed both the latest Skylanders …

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Licence to thrill: Behind the scenes at Beenox

It may not be Activision’s most well-know studio, but Beenox has worked on the publisher’s most important franchises. Craig Chapple finds out more about the dev's role in these multi-billion dollar operations

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Activision Blizzard opens television and film studio

Activision Blizzard has announced the launch of a new film and television studio to produce adaptations for its various franchises. The publisher has confirmed Call of Duty will get its own multi-movie franchise, while Skylanders is to receive the animated series treatment as Skylanders Academy. Not much is known about …

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