As Skylanders Giants approaches we publish our interview with I-Wei Huang and Robert Leyland, respectively the talent behind the design for Skylanders characters and the brians behind invention of the portal.
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As Skylanders Giants approaches we publish our interview with I-Wei Huang, the driving force behind the design for the videogame and toy Skylanders characters. In particular he talks about the process of creating each character and how they battled for female toys in the line-up that weren't just pink versions of the male ones. We also talked to Robert Leyland the brains behind the portal about how the technology was invented -- a tale of electrnoic components, copper wires and solder.
We've written about Skylanders here:
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With so many different perspectives it can be hard to know where to start - a little like walking into a crowded pub. Sorry about that.
But so far we've not found a way to streamline our review output - there's basically too much of it. So, rather than dilute things for newcomers we have decided to live with the hubbub while helping new readers find the columnists they will enjoy.
Our columnists each focus on a particular perspective and fall into one of the following types of gamers: