‘Epic Mickey 2′ Demo Now Available for PlayStation, Xbox

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‘Epic Mickey 2′ Pre-Order from GameStop Includes Exclusive Bonus Oswald Ears

'Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two' Oswald EarsIt was the most coveted promotional item at 2012′s E3 and San Diego Comic-Con; it’s one of the most highly anticipated video games of the year — and now they can both be yours to treasure and best of all, you’ll save money doing it!

GameStop is now accepting pre-orders for ‘Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two’ for Wii, Wii U, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and is not only offering a discount of $5 when the game is purchased in advance, but is exclusively offering the ‘Epic Mickey 2′ Oswald Ears. A new take on the classic Mickey Mouse Ears found at Disney theme parks, the ‘Epic Mickey 2′ Oswald ears bear a different badge than the ears sold in the parks (if you can even manage to find them), so this is the perfect opportunity to start (or grow) your collection.

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‘Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two’ Hands-On Review, Gameplay Video, Screens, Pre-Order and Giveaway

'Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two' Announcement Event - Presentation

‘We’re here to talk about “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two,” clearly the best kept secret in video gaming,’ jokes Warren Spector, Creative Director and Vice President of Disney Interactive’s Junction Point Studio in Austin, TX at an after-hours media event held earlier this week at the Bob Bullock Museum of Texas History.

Before he takes the stage, however, he is introduced by Brenda Gunn, Associate Director at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas. Gunn speaks on Austin’s role in shaping the video game industry beginning in the 1970s and commends Spector who — along with Richard Garriott, George Sanger, and Bill Bottorff — inspired the University to create and maintain its massive collection of thousands of video games, consoles and development materials including concept art, design documents, game proposals and internal correspondence.

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‘Muppets’ Disney Universe Content Now Available (Costumes, Screenshots)

Disney Universe screenshot

The months-long question ‘am I a man or am I a Muppet?’ has finally been answered and it’s a resounding BOTH! It’s time to Muppet Up in ‘Disney Universe’ for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as Disney Interactive Studios has released the much anticipated Muppets downloadable content (DLC) pack on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live.

Costumes for Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo the Great and Animal are now available for purchase for $.99 (PSN) or 80 points (XbL) each or as a set for $2.99 (PSN) or 240 points (XbL). Each costume also comes with a costume-inspired upgradeable tool as well.

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‘Kinect Rush: Disney/Pixar Adventure’ New Stills, Gameplay Video and Party Opportunity

'Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure' - Pixar Park

Microsoft has recently released new stills and a gameplay video for its upcoming Xbox Kinect title, ‘Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure.’ Using KinectScan technology, players can scan themselves into the game and create a unique, custom avatar to enjoy the game.

Based on several popular Disney/Pixar films (Up, Toy Story, The Incredible, Cars and Ratatouille), ‘Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure‘ allows gamers to use both their bodies and their voice to solve play games and solve puzzles. A unique co-op play option will allow gamers to play with friends or to team up directly with one of the Disney/Pixar characters.

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‘Kinect: Disneyland Adventures’ Soundtrack Site Offers Free Music from Game

Kinect Disneyland AdventuresEven Disney fans who don’t own a Microsoft Xbox 360 system with Kinect will have something to look forward to when the new ‘Kinect: Disneyland Adventures’ from Microsoft and Frontier Developments makes its way onto the shelves this Tuesday. Disney Music is in the process of creating a brand new website that will feature music used from and inspired by the game (read: Disneyland) and will even be offering free downloads, allowing you to experience a bit of the park at home.

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Activision Announces ‘Wipeout in the Zone’ for XBox 360 Kinect

ABC Entertainment Group and Activision Publishing, Inc. today announced that Wipeout in the Zone is coming this summer to Kinect(tm), controller-free games and entertainment, for Xbox 360(r). Based on the ABC hit show “Wipeout,” Wipeout in the Zone will be the latest release in this hit video game franchise and will have players running, ducking, dodging and wiping out using Kinect for Xbox 360′s full-motion capabilities right in their own living room.

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E3: PDP to Release Custom Controllers, Peripherals for ‘Epic Mickey’ and ‘TRON Evolution’

pdp-epicmickey At E3, Performance Designed Products (PDP) unveiled some of its offerings for late this year which includes custom licensed controllers for Disney’s ‘TRON Evolution’ for the PS3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii as well as what is reported to be a TRON-themed iPad case complete with light-up elements.

PDP also revealed its peripherals planned for ‘Epic Mickey’ from Disney Interactive and Junction Point Studios: a paint-brush themed housing for the Wii Remote and a Wii Remote recharger-slash-sculpture featuring Mickey facing the Phantom Blot.

[via Game Informer / IGN]

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E3: New ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned’ Screenshots, Trailer Released

Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the DamnedDisney Interactive has released the following game trailer and screenshots from its upcoming release Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned (February 1, 2011).

Armada of the Damned is an entirely new experience within the Pirates of the Caribbean universe. The game takes place before the events of the blockbuster films. Players will take on the role of a pirate and embark on epic land and sea adventures. Numerous moral and character choices will need to be made that affect their character and the original story within the world. Players will explore a massive open world while fighting enemies, mystical creatures and Mother Nature, both to gain experience and stay alive. Supernatural elements familiar to the Pirates of the Caribbean world will also affect their character’s story and influence their choices.

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ESPN and Microsoft Announce Exclusive Content Deal for Xbox Live Subscribers

ESPN today announced a collaboration with Microsoft, exclusive within the game console category, to introduce the ultimate interactive experience for sports fans.  The deal will bring ESPN3.com’s live events, ESPN.com’s video-on-demand clips and sports highlights and other interactive features to the Xbox 360 console.

Beginning in November, Xbox LIVE Gold members who receive their Internet connection from an affiliated service provider will have access to more than 3,500 live, global events every year via ESPN3.com – ESPN’s 24/7 broadband sports network – including college basketball, college football and bowl games, MLB, NBA, international soccer, tennis including all four Grand Slam tournaments, golf majors and more.  Fans will also be able to replay sports and events with full DVR control, pull up current scores on-demand while watching the game and easily switch between events and see what the most popular games are in the Xbox LIVE community in real time.

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