Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Skylanders Imaginators Gamescom Press Release


All-New Crash Bandicoot Level Reveals Dr. Neo Cortex, Crash Bandicoot’s Archnemesis, as Skylander Guest Star

Videogame Supervillains Kaos and Dr. Neo Cortex Arrive as Fully-Playable
 Skylanders Senseis Toys This Fall! Free Kaos Toy with Pre-Order and
Purchase of Starter Pack!

Santa Monica, Calif. –  Aug. 17, 2016 – Portal Masters be on the lookout this October! Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) is bringing more content and characters to Skylanders® Imaginators– the game lets fans unleash their imaginations like never before in a Skylanders game. Starting today, the villains of Skylands are taking over Gamescom and revealing an all-new dedicated Crash Bandicoot® level, Thumpin’ Wumpa Islands, to fans. Leading the charge is Skylands’ most notorious villain Kaos, who along with the help of new guest star Skylander, Dr. Neo Cortex are sure to add more fun to players’ imagination-to-life gameplay experience. Both supervillains are joining the lineup of Skylanders Sensei characters as fully-playable toys in Skylanders Imaginators, and Kaos will available for free to fans who pre-order and purchase a Skylanders Imaginators starter pack.
“From the moment we received the first fan art, we knew Skylanders was unique in its ability to fuel kids’ imaginations. With Skylanders Imaginators’ powerful character creation tools, we can’t wait to see what amazing Skylanders our fans will bring to life,” said Paul Reiche, president and co-founder, Toys For Bob. “Now fans can create more characters than there are stars in the known universe. These Imaginators join a strong lineup of Sensei characters which include fan-favorite villains, now reformed and fighting for good!”

In North America, fans who pre-order and purchase the Skylanders Imaginators Starter Pack will receive a playable Kaos Sensei toy for free while supplies last between October 16 – 22, 2016.

With Kaos having discovered the power of Mind Magic to create Doomlanders, one of his first creations was none other than a clone of himself!  Figuring that no one in the universe, including the Skylanders, could ever stand up to more than one Kaos, he unleashed his clone in his quest to take over Skylands.  But to Kaos’ surprise, the clone – also being Kaos – wanted victory for himself!  As a result, he fights against his creator, in turn helping the Skylanders in their endeavor to defeat the real Kaos!

At Gamescom, Skylanders Imaginators will introduce fans to the return of Dr. Neo Cortex as a Sensei Skylander and reveal an all-new level, Thumpin’ Wumpa Islands, that’s steeped in nostalgic Crash Bandicoot® gameplay. The level includes special Crash Zones that bring back the classic massive boulder chases from the original games. And, as with any Skylanders level, there are secrets and hidden areas all along the way.  In paying homage to this iconic character on his 20th anniversary, the level is packed with TNT boxes, crabs, hazards, temple ruins, Wumpa Fruit, exploding crates and many more elements from the original Crash. But it all takes place in the Skylands - which means a new twist of Skylanders combat and action brought into the world of the Wumpa Islands.

"You can’t have Crash Bandicoot as a guest star Skylander without his arch-nemesis,
Dr. Neo Cortex,” said Jen Oneal, studio head, Vicarious Visions. “We approached the level as a way for us to bring the best parts of Skylanders and the best parts of Crash together into one epic adventure. Players are going to enjoy how we’ve honored the heritage of traditional Crash games in the musically-themed, TNT crate-filled level. For fans of Crash this is going to feel like going back to the old world of Crash Bandicoot -- but in gorgeous 1080p.”

In the game, a “Synchronization Celebration” has aligned the world of Skylands with the Wumpa Islands. Upon arriving, Spyro and Mags discover that Dr. Neo Cortex (voiced by Lex Lang) has created a terrible machine to harness the rhythmic power of the island’s celebration for his newest evil scheme! When the machine goes awry, something occurs that throws the whole party out of sync. Crash (voiced by Jess Harnell) must team up with the Skylanders and his old enemy Neo Cortex to restore the celebration before the Wumpa Islands are syncopated right out of existence!

The Thumpin’ Wumpa Islands level will be available to players who purchase the Skylanders Imaginators Starter Pack featuring Crash Bandicoot for PlayStation consoles at launch. The level will also be available to all platforms via purchase of the Skylanders Imaginators Thumpin’ Wumpa Islands Adventure Pack this holiday for the suggested retail price of $29.99. The Skylanders Imaginators Thumpin’ Wumpa Islands Adventure pack also will include Crash Bandicoot and Dr. Neo Cortex as fully playable toys.
Last but not least, Portal Masters will soon be able to collect Imaginite Mystery Chests.  These chests will unlock new creation pieces, such as gear, weapons, and parts for players’ Imaginator characters.

Skylanders Imaginators empowers players to unleash their imaginations by giving them the freedom to create their own Skylander. Portal Masters will enjoy the immense possibilities  available in the game -- including appearance, powers, abilities, names, catchphrases, musical themes and much more -- to create the wildest Skylanders imaginable. Developed by Toys For Bob, Skylanders Imaginators supports all 300+ Skylanders from previous games and will launch on October 16, 2016 in North America. The Skylanders Imaginators Starter Pack will be available for the suggested retail price of $74.99.

About the Skylanders® Franchise
The award-winning, $3 billion Skylanders® franchise has sold through more than 250 million toys1 since pioneering the toys-to-life category in 2011 with the debut of Skylanders® Spyro’s Adventure. The game originated a play pattern that seamlessly bridged physical and virtual worlds across multiple platforms. In 2012, Skylanders® Giants further evolved the genre and added LightCore® characters to the collection of interaction figures. Skylanders® SWAP Force™, which launched in 2013, introduced an all new play pattern – swapability. In 2014, Skylanders® Trap Team reversed the magic of bringing toys to life by allowing players to pull characters out of the digital world into the physical world and became the number 1 kids’ console game globally1. Skylanders® SuperChargers launched on September 20, 2015 and expanded upon the franchise’s signature gameplay to introduce vehicles-to-life for the first time.
About Activision Publishing
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive entertainment. Activision maintains operations throughout the world. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, or by following @Activision.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Stardew Valley E67 - Stardew Valley Fair Part 1: Perfect Fishing

In E67 we frantically work to water the crops AND gather up our grange items, which we aren't even sure what qualifies...However, after getting to the fair, it is very cool with lots of fun games. We visit the townsfolks and tourists and get started earning Star Tokens!

Animal Crossing amiibo Cards Pack Opening #9

Friday, August 12, 2016

Out-of-Town Weekend Schedule

Weekend Schedule

Hey Everybody,

I will be away from a computer for the weekend, but wanted to map out what was on tap.  I also wanted to seek your input on what series you would like to see more of and why.  As of late I am adding in even more series to add variety and I'm curious as to which you are enjoying the most, or simply want to see more frequently.  Feel free to leave a comment here, on my Channel, or via Twitter.  There are some pretty good vids coming up...Minelogix and Stardew Valley episodes are particularly enjoyable in my opinion :D

Friday, August 12th, 2016

6 AM: Minelogix SMP Season 2, Episode 27

7 PM: Animal Crossing amiibo Cards Pack Opening #8

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

6 AM: Stardew Valley E65

4 PM: Skylanders SuperChargers Research

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

6 AM: Animal Crossing amiibo Festival: 2nd Week of December

4 PM: Stardew Valley E66

Monday, August 15th, 2016

7 AM: Wii Fit U Basic Run, Long Route #2 Windmill Hill (Summer Day)

3 PM: Minelogix SMP Season 2, Episode 28

Your Feedback

Which of the following would you like to see more of and why?  Let me know here, on my YouTube Channel, or via Twitter.

-Minelogix Season 2
-Wiisdom Plays Minecraft
-Skylanders SuperChargers
-Animal Crossing amiibo Festival
-Animal Crossing City Folk
-Yoshi's Wooly World
-Stardew Valley
-Wii Fit U


Saturday, August 6, 2016

Wii Fit U Basic Run Island Lap All Routes Summer Night

So, since I've finally released all the videos on YouTube, I figured this was a great time to make a post archiving all of the Island Lap (personal favorite) routes set during a Summer Night.  That's right, one of the lesser known features of Wii Fit U is that not only do the seasons change, but so does the time-of-day, and night time in the Summer makes for a very serene backdrop.  So, enjoy the nostalgia and have fun on the runs!

You can check out these and other Wii Fit U videos here: Wii Fit U Playlist

Since you are still here, do you remember my very first, full playthrough of a game?  If not, check out Wii Fit Plus: Wii Fit Plus Playlist

And, my personal favorite route is still Island Lap Route #2!

Currently Playing

  • Skylanders Imaginators
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • NBA Playgrounds
  • Minelogix-Minecraft PC
  • Stardew Valley - PC
  • Wii Fit U (Wii U)
  • Animal Crossing amiibo Festival (Wii U)
  • Yoshi's Wooly World
  • Animal Crossing New Leaf 3DS

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