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A Sonic Fighting Game: Sonic Battle – Game Mechanic

Lately, on Game Mechanic, I’ve been shedding some light on games that were oddities or have simply been forgotten. Last week I talked about the lone Mario FPS. Before that, I found myself presently surprised with Equinox. This time around, however, things won’t be so pleasant. I’ve never been a fan of traditional Sonic games. I simply don’t enjoy the core gameplay so I feel like I’m unfit to judge them. Sonic Battle, on the other hand, has nothing to [...]

First Peek at New ‘Sonic Boom’ Designs [UPDATE: Now With a Trailer]

Remember last Fall, right when I first started writing for Twinfinite, when I posted a picture of the silhouettes of a bunch of new designs for the new Sonic cartoon, Sonic Boom?  Well, apparently, Sega is a hosting a “Year of Sonic” (TOO SOON, GUYS) event in New York today where the public is getting its first look at the new characters and plans for the Sonic brand.  And… um… well, this is Sonic and Knuckles at least. Admittedly, it’ll take me [...]

Sonic: Lost World Review – Speedy Start Can’t Keep Going

I’ll be honest – I went into this review expecting abject disappointment. Recent Sonic games have left quite a bit to be desired, so I anticipated Sonic: Lost World (Wii U) would continue the trend. Jumping into it though, I found myself having a lot of fun right out the gate. It brought in some new things that gave some definite credibility to some of the initial comparisons I’d seen to Nintendo’s Super Mario Galaxy, but also had a number of things [...]


Are “Art Games” Really Art?

On this week’s episode of Twinfinite Talks (which you can start expecting to see every Thursday), I gathered up all of your questions from Twitter and YouTube and answered them all in a video for your personal entertainment. I gave you my thoughts on whether or not we should even have a category called “art games” and why all games are an art form as they are anyways. I also do my best Pokemon impression, laugh at Sonic games, and tell [...]

Nintendo’s Fall Lineup Hands-On Preview

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of meeting with some lovely folks from Nintendo, where I got to play some of the Wii U and 3DS games releasing this fall. I knew a lot about these games going in, but I left excited, waiting to play these games again in the coming months. I also held a 2DS very briefly and can say that it’s slightly less silly looking in person, and seems like a great option for kids. [...]

Sonic the Hedgehog Returns to TV Next Year with New CG Cartoon Series

Sonic the Hedgehog has certainly been one of the most oddly pervasive gaming icons over the past few decades.  Just as many people know him from his varied forays into television just as much as his actual games, and it looks like a whole new generation of children are going to get an opportunity to watch the animated exploits of the blue blur. Yesterday, Sega announced that a new CG cartoon based on the adventures of Sonic and friends will [...]


PAX13 – Sonic Lost World Video Preview With Aaron Webber

So if you thought I was bad at Mickey Mouse games, then boy I will tell you that I’m even worse at Sonic. That’s why, I let Aaron Webber go through the entire PAX demo. It’ll save you time and me embarrassment. Oh and it’s a cool looking Sonic game and after Sonic Generations the blue hedgehog could be on his way back to the top.

[News] Sega Announces Sonic Dash for Mobile

Having an endless runner featuring Sonic the Hedgehog seems like a no-brainer, so some folks might be pleasantly surprised to know that today, Sega finally have announced just that. There aren’t too many details yet, just that it’ll be titled Sonic Dash and supposedly be available soon. “Soon” could mean anything, though. We may see it as soon as this week, or may have to wait until next month. The other thing we know is that it’s coming for iOS [...]

[News] PC Exclusive Characters for Sonic Kart Racer

I have to admit, I’m a bit jealous. The PC version of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will be getting some exclusive characters to the platform. A Shogun from Total War: Shogun 2 (who apparently rides a fish, because why not?), Football Manager and Team Fortress 2‘s Heavy are going to be available as racers. It looks like some of the other TF2 characters might make an appearance as well. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is the best kart racer [...]

[News] Sonic Adventure 2 HD Coming to PSN and XBLA

[youtube][/youtube] I will tell you this. I’m terrible at the 2D Sonic games. Absolutely terrible at them. It’s because of this I consider Sonic Adventure 2 to be the greatest, not only of the 3D Sonic games, but of all Sonic games…It’s alright, I’ll wait for your profanities to clear. Great news today in that Sonic Adventure 2 will be the next game from Sega to receive the HD treatment with achievements and leaderboards becoming the mandatory inclusions. An official [...]