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Skylanders Swap Force game and Portal of Power for Wii
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Skylanders Swap Force game and Portal of Power for Wii
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The magic of Skylanders–at least for its young target audience–has always been in how it mixes the physical and the virtual. For a kid, it’s exciting to have physical, quality figurines to play with in the real world, before taking virtual avatars of those same characters on adventures within a game. It’s a recipe that has worked well with the previous Skylanders games, but for the next installment in the series, publisher Activision and developer Toys For Bob are adding a new element that, according to executive producer Jeff Poffenbarger, will help bring “life to toys.”

And how will the new game–Skylanders Trap Team–bring life to inanimate objects? It will attempt to do it through the power of… speakers. Trap Team will come with a new physical portal (dubbed the Traptanium Portal) that has a built-in speaker that allows you to hear the voices of bosses you capture within the game. Once you’ve captured a boss, you can then use that boss as a fully playable character in your adventures, swapping between your Skylander and the boss at any time.

Portal Master Snap Shot astride the new Traptanium Portal.

Poffenbarger demonstrated this new mechanic to me during a recent interview about Skylanders Trap Team. Using one of the new Skylander types being introduced in the game–the Portal Masters–he fought a boss named the chompy mage. Once defeated, the captured mage was “teleported” to the Traptanium Portal, and his audio dialogue, which had been booming from the television, was now coming out through the portal’s tiny speaker (Chompy Mage complained about the cramped new place he found himself in). It was an interesting effect, and for the most part was a neat gimmick that helped with the illusion that a virtual creature was now somehow contained within the real-world portal. Kids will most likely love it.

A water elemental Trap.

Skylanders games, of course, are all about the companion toys, so there will be a new toy type that you’ll need to buy to be able to capture in-game bosses. These new toys are called traps, and they need to be inserted into the portal to capture a defeated boss. Traps have elemental alignments, and you’ll only be able to capture a boss using the appropriate elemental trap.

Skylanders Trap Team’s starter pack will come with two traps (as well as one of the new Portal Masters, the new portal, and a regular-size Skylander), and Poffenbarger says you’ll be able to complete the game with just the starter pack toys. Thankfully, Poffenbarger says an individual trap can hold multiple bosses, and as was the case with the earlier games, all previous toys will again be compatible for use with the new portal.

But if the experience of previous Skylanders games are anything to go by, relying on just the starter pack toys will mean there’ll be areas and missions you simply won’t be able to access. And with only two traps, you’ll only be able to get a fraction of the bosses that’s available in Trap Team. If you’re a huge Skylanders fan or a parent of one, then this hobby just became a little more expensive thanks to the addition of this new toy type.

Skylanders Trap Team will be released on October 5, 2014 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and 3DS.

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'RakNominate' hero searches for worthy Nintendo Wii recipient to mark his
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When a video of him paying for a stranger's takeaway went viral he decided to do a good deed every day for a year – and now he has reached his 100th by giving away his Nintendo Wii. [NekNomination: DJ refuses to take part by drinking coffee instead].

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Sony Online Entertainment’s All Access membership plan, which grants access to many of the company’s MMOs for one price, has once again been delayed, this time until “on or about” April 29.

“We’ve moved the All Access date to April 29th,” states a tweet sent out by SOE president John Smedley. “This is the most complicated change to our billing system ever, so we need to get it 100%.”

The latest update to the official All Access FAQ seems less certain of that date, opting to say the membership is planned for launch “on or about April 29th.” It was originally scheduled to hit earlier this month, but has now been delayed three times.

As first announced in January, All Access takes the place of individual memberships to SOE’s games. For a single -per-month subscription, players get the highest tier memberships for all “eligible” SOE games on PC, a list which consists of Planetside 2, DC Universe Online, and upcoming MMOs like EverQuest Next and Everquest Next Landmark, in addition to classic titles EverQuest, EverQuest II, and Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. Dragon’s Prophet will also eventually be a part of All Access, but specifics for that game are still being worked out.

In addition to access to the various games, All Access members will receive a monthly allotment of 500 Station Cash (used to purchase various in-game items and bonuses, depending on the game), a 10% discount on marketplace purchases, and the benefits of unspecified promotions that will take place throughout the year. PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 players will not be able to make use of the All Access pass, save for the 10% marketplace discount.

As is often the case with MMO subscriptions, discounts will be offered to members who opt for long-term plans (with 3-, 6-, and 12-month plans being available). Existing memberships for any of the participating games will be converted into All Access subscriptions once they become available.

Chris Pereira is a freelance writer for GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @TheSmokingManX
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