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Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two due this fall

Junction Point and Warren Spector developing sequel for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii with coop play, full-voice acting, and a focus on music.

By March 21, 2012


The fascinating tweets of a murderer? Um, no

This story was originally written on a mistaken assumption that Phil Spector was tweeting from jail. We subsequently learned that we had been taken in by a hoax, by a Twitter user who was posing as Spector.

By June 3, 2009


The fascinating tweets of a murderer? Um, no

A prankster plays the role of music producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector using Twitter to communicate with the public, and some of us fell for it.

By June 2, 2009


Game developer: Let's not be like comic books

Warren Spector, a prominent video game developer for Disney, says at GDC Europe that if the industry isn't careful, it might get marginalized as a niche market like that of U.S. comics.

By August 16, 2010


Epic Mickey seeks to morph mouse into game hero

Disney launches the first Wii game for the iconic character. The company hopes to use the title to raise Mickey Mouse to the level of Mario in the gaming world.

By November 30, 2010


Bike parts get artists' imaginations in gear

When a bike components company challenges artists to create sculptures and collages from bicycle parts, expect the unexpected. Like deer skulls and one-person circus machines.

By November 28, 2012


Q&A: Bringing back Mickey Mouse's dark side

Well-known video game designer will get a chance to show the world the mischievous side of the world-famous cartoon icon in Disney's Epic Mickey, a game for the Wii scheduled for a fall 2010 release.

By November 4, 2009


Redbox presses play on game rentals nationwide

A test run that started in a few kiosks nearly two years ago leads Redbox to offering games in 21,000 kiosks nationwide--for $2 per day.

By June 17, 2011


Redbox readies $2 game rentals

After testing game rentals through its kiosks in 5,000 locations, the company will expand the offering to 21,000 of its more than 27,000 sites around the U.S.

By April 29, 2011


Report: Disney lays off half its game staff

The purported layoffs come as the company transitions from console content to casual games with the help of recently acquired Playdom, according to CNBC.

By January 25, 2011