It all starts with the Furby, which is being readied for a 21st century makeover.
Furby’s new LED eyes make bizarre designs, and motion sensors make Furby laugh when tickled. An app that comes with Furby lets you shoot it some food and even train it talk. They’ll cost $60 and come out in September. If they drove you crazy in their first incarnation, they’ll likely do it again, only with a high-tech flair.
Videogames have become richer, but the old stories buried deep inside of Disney are meeting the new videogames. The best evidence is a new game announced at San Diego Comic Con, Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two. Of course it’s coupled with a new movie: Disney Epic 2. The story involves Mickey, and drags in Oswald the lucky rabbit (Oswald actually looks very much like Mickey, with bigger ears).
The two heroes head off to Wasteland – a land populated with 80 years of forgotten Disney characters and theme park attractions – to teach kids a bit about saving the planet as they play. Mickey gets a paintbrush as his weapon of choice, while Oswald gets a remote control. It’s a colloborative play experience which many parents will cherish, minus the setup headache. The game will be available this holiday season for Nintendo, Xbox 360, and the PlayStation3. Check out their YouTube video.