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Disney Infinity starter pack sales top 1 million

More than 1 million Disney Infinity starter packs have been sold since the game launched in August, Disney CEO Bob Iger said last night during an earnings call. Packs are sold for $75 each. In addition, Iger said individual Disney

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Disney Infinity sells 294,000 copies in US

Disney reveals two-week sales for Skylanders-style game in the United States, says company is “very pleased” with global performance.  (…) ”Disney Infinity sales are off to a strong start, selling 294,000 starter pack units in the US during the last

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Marvel Avengers Alliance launches for iOS

Marvel: Avengers Alliance, developed by Playdom, has launched on iOS. The game has been available to play on Facebook since February 2012, is now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. (…)The game, originally announced for Facebook in January

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Disney shuts down LucasArts development

Layoffs across Star Wars studio as focus shifts from making games to licensing brands (…)That denial may have been rooted in semantics, as LucasArts today confirmed that it has brought its development business to a halt and instituted a round

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Playdom’s Rachel Nordquist: “Facebook gaming isn’t going anywhere anytime soon”

You’ve no doubt heard the refrain, because it’s everywhere. Facebook has run its course as a gaming platform. Mobile is the way to go from here on out. (…) “I don’t see Facebook gaming going anywhere any time soon, I

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Disney City Girl combines the Disney brand with the lasting appeal of social fashion games

Last week, Playdom’s Disney City Girl officiallylaunched on Facebook, following a few weeks of it appearing on our weekly lists of emerging games. The game was developed by Playdom’s studio in Eugene, Oregon. Inside Social Games sat down to chat

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Is Disney Ripping Off Activision Blizzard?

The family entertainment giant introduced Disney Infinity yesterday. When the gaming platform rolls out in June for all three major video game consoles and PCs, fans will be able to purchase one of three play sets. Actual figurines docked into

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Blackwood and Bell Mysteries starts sleuthing on iPhone, iPad for free

The folks behind the venerable Gardens of Time on Facebook and iOS, Disney’s social game studio known as Playdom, has released its second hidden-object game on mobile devices. It’s called Mystery Detectives: Blackwood and Bell, and seems like a port

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Disney acquiring Lucasfilm – Social and Mobile Games to come

The Walt Disney Company is adding a few more universes to its empire, as it today announced an agreement to acquire Lucasfilm from its owner, George Lucas. The multimedia giant will purchase Lucasfilm, including the Star Wars franchise, for $4.05

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‘There’s always room for hardcore games’ on Facebook – according to Playdom

During his and Playdom VP of game design Steve Meretzky’s annual panel at GDC Online 2012 in Austin, Tex, Playdom veteran and Goko’s David Rohrl expressed interest in hardcore (i.e. “mid-core”) games on Facebook. “There’s always room for hardcore games,”

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