“Sorcery” Review: A Spell of Brevity, Frustration, and a Little Hope

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It’s been a long, long (loooooong) way coming, but Sorcery is finally here. And there’s probably no reviewer who’s been looking as forward to this game more than I have. Even during one of last year’s Infinite Ammo’s roundtables on Motion Gaming, my one lasting hope was that–after Skyward Sword–Sorcery would come out, rock hard … Continue reading

‘Sonic 4: Episode II’ – Great Race or Major Drag?

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A Short Rant About Reply to the Average Sonic Game Review: You can always tell when a reviewer hasn’t played any of the original Sonic the Hedgehog games in fifteen years. There’s a strange notion that always works its way into those reviews: that Sonic the Hedgehog has always been about one thing and one thing only—”unadulterated speed.” Complaints … Continue reading

Warning: Don’t Let Minecraft Destroy Your Life

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A weird thing happens when you play Minecraft. You don’t stop. Not like a “This is a good stopping point… but I guess I could always do this” kind of not stopping, but a “Wait… Wasn’t it just daytime?” kind of not stopping. And if you consider that that’s what games are supposed to do—make you … Continue reading

Infinite Ammo’s Mother Day Special: Best (and Worst) Moms of Geek Culture

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In honor of Mother’s Day, Infinite Ammo wanted to honor some of our favorite geek culture moms… good and bad. We’re celebrating what makes each mother special (or what doesn’t) with a little background on what they have been through, what makes them tick, and what’s made them who they are as moms. Please enjoy! … Continue reading

XBLA Essentials – ‘Trials: Evolution’

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It’s hard to say what makes a downloadable game a must own. I tried to make that case for Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, but although it was pretty good, I’m not sure you could call that game an absolute must have; there was a good amount of game, but not so much that the price of … Continue reading

PSN Essentials: Future Cop L.A.P.D.

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With news that Sony would be re-releasing it to the PSN, I thought it a perfect time to look back at one of my favorite PSOne titles, Future Cop L.A.P.D., and share with the world how awesome this old game was. Generally I’m known for being a huge advocate of strong video game narratives. I’ve … Continue reading

“Journey” Review

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Journey has been in the works a while now. Developer ThatGameCompany has suggested the beauty of Journey lies within the simple level design and the immense vastness of the world. This vastness leads to a desperately lonely world, based in part on the solace of space, according to game designer Jenova Chen. The end result … Continue reading

The Best Games You’ve Never Played – Insanely Twisted: Shadow Planet

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I bought Insanely Twisted: Shadow Planet last year. Not when it came out and not soon after—we’re talking December and almost completely on a whim; I had spare points and remembered it from one of Inside Xbox’s Arcade previews as “the game they *aren’t* shoving down my throat this week” and “the one that has style … Continue reading

SMH – 5 Achievement / Trophy Trends That Just Make Us Angry

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There was a time when I was really, really into getting Achievements. Like, looking at them was the first thing I did when I turned on a new game. Eventually, I stopped taking them that seriously, but Achievements, for me, are still the new indication for completion of a game, as they are for many, … Continue reading

Sonic CD – Why It’s Still the Hedgehog’s Most Important Adventure

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First Word from Louis Santiago: So, sometimes, a video game series has a really weird installment… right? Like, I’m thinking Silent Hill: The Room. Or Link’s Adventure. Or The Return of Samus. Now, I’m not saying these games are bad—they’re just weird. Weird, and in a lot of ways, really significant, because they’re these crazy … Continue reading

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