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Disney Interactive officially shifts focus as publisher, exits the core games business

For the past two months major things have been going down at Disney Interactive.  Key figures in the Disney Interactive management hierarchy have left, projects have been binned and most recently an entire studio was closed (RIP Propaganda Games).  Yesterday we got word that Disney Epic Mickey developer Junction Point Studios were hit with some layoffs and now it’s been revealed that Disn

The axing continues: layoffs issued at Junction Point Studios

Looking at the amount of developers that have either received massive layoffs or been closed entirely is like seeing Genghis Kahn lay waste to his foes in Asia and across the world.

Propaganda Games reportedly has been closed [RUMOR]

Today is just one of those grim days in the video game industry that no matter what happens will just be a sucky day. There could be double rainbows across the world or some newfangled tech development and things will still be crappy. The reason for such a grim attitude today is because reports are coming in that Propaganda Games (Turok, TRON: Evolution) has been closed by Disney Interactive.

New job postings for Junction Point Studios possibly hint to something that isn't Epic Mickey related

With the release of Disney Epic Mickey developer Junction Point Studios now finds themselves in a bit of a tricky spot.  After being hyped up for an incredible amount of time, Disney Epic Mickey somewhat under delivered as it had good production values but just felt a bit too ho-hum in the gameplay department which we all know is where it counts the most.

Fist Bump or Bitch Slap: EA Sports or Disney Interactive

This is the love/hate relationship between me and plenty of other people in the world of gaming. Every week I will pick someone who gets my Fist-bump for doing a good deed, someone who gets my undesirable Bitch-Slap for doing something wrong (or just something that pisses me off), and I'll share my experience/opinion along the way. 

Learn the importance of story in this new Epic Mickey video

Storytelling is an integral part of any game, even if it’s a silly side-scrolling game or a blow stuff up and ask questions later fps game.  Some developers and studios hold the narrative aspect of a game in a higher regard compared to others and it’s usually from those studios that we get the best games from.

Tetsuya Nomura gives us a cruel update on Kingdom Hearts 3

Amidst all the other game releases and industry hubbub, I totally forgot that the tenth anniversary of the Kingdom Hearts franchise is in 2012.  It didn’t seem like it was that long ago that I took a journey through the various worlds of Disney like Beauty and the Beast or Space Paranoids from TRON.  Since Kingdom Hearts 2 was released in 2006, gamers have been patientily awaiting the next release in the franchise.  Yes, Square Enix has released some Kingdom Hearts spin-off games for the Nintendo DS and PSP, but none have been given the KH3 moniker.

New Epic Mickey trailer reveals that Mickey is entering the Game Grid

Amidst all the major TGS news that broke today, Disney released a brand new Epic Mickey trailer that I think everyone should take note of.  I know the core audience of our Shogun readers who will actually buy/rent/or play Epic Mickey is limited but for those interested in the project such as I am, it’s time to get even more excited based on the small snippets revealed in this new trailer.

Take a peek behind the scenes of TRON: Evolution [Video]

As much of a TRON fan as I am, I’m very apprehensive about TRON: Evolution, the upcoming video game tie-in for TRON: Legacy.  I definitely want to see the world of TRON represented with gorgeous HD visuals, but after playing countless movie tie-in games, perhaps too many for my own good, I’m of course wary that TRON: Evolution will actually be good.

New Epic Mickey gameplay video shows more painting and jumping

Slowly but surely Epic Mickey has been winning over the hearts of gamers, even those who don’t own a Wii.  After an initial reveal that left most of us bewildered, Epic Mickey is back on track based on what Warren Spector and his team at Junction Point demoed at E3.  The game may still not quite match it’s almost steam punk and highly dark concept art, but this new gameplay video does show that the game is still going to offer us some slightly twisted takes on popular Disney worlds.

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