Mark FossenThe Ten-Hour Game

Posted on January 31st, 2007 in Gaming, Opinion by Mark Fossen

On a friend’s recommendation, I’ve been listening to the immensely enjoyable 1UP Yours Podcast. It’s generally an insightful hoot (which may qualify as a Statistically Improbable Phrase). Recently, they’ve spent some time discussing their Crackdown impressions, and while they’ve praised it to the skies one spectre was raised: the dreaded ten hours. Though there is […]

Shawn DrotarMLB 2K7 looking good… and near-sighted

Posted on January 31st, 2007 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

Pitchers and catchers report in mere weeks, and so 2K Sports’ PR department is starting it’s long, slow reveal of MLB 2K7, an expected re-invention of the stagnant and often-buggy series, led by former MVP Baseball frontman Ben Brinkman, who left Electronic Arts to head up this third-party exclusive MLB title.
Since all we’re really getting […]

Shawn DrotarA ‘Net Loss

Posted on January 30th, 2007 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

Yesterday, I took my family up to the Vail Valley for some skiing and fun in the snow with my wife’s family for the week, figuring that as long as I had an Internet connection at the home we rented, things would be fine. As it turned out, the home didn’t have any Internet connection […]

Shawn DrotarLeave the Shovels

Posted on January 29th, 2007 in Gaming, Playstation 2, Playstation 3, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

You won’t need them to bury Sony.
The venerable electronics giant has been taking heat from all sides since the PlayStation 3 launched to lukewarm reviews and high prices. Some of it - perhaps most of it - has been deserved.
However, only two months after PS3’s release, the world of Sony is a very different place.
Ken […]

Shawn DrotarComing Back From Cali…

Posted on January 26th, 2007 in Gaming, Playstation 2, Playstation 3, Opinion, PSP by Shawn Drotar

With apologies to LL Cool J, of course.
From the time my plane took off from Denver yesterday morning to the time I landed back in the Mile High City, roughly 10 scant hours had passed. Suffice it to say that my sojourn to sunny San Diego wasn’t for vacation - but it was worth it.
Not […]

Shawn DrotarLeaving on a jet plane…

Posted on January 25th, 2007 in Gaming, Playstation 2, Playstation 3, PSP by Shawn Drotar

But I do know when I’ll be back again - tonight.
I’m taking a quick sojourn to San Diego and back today to visit the SCEA San Diego studios and get a sneak peek at MLB ‘07.
I’m expecting to meet with All-Star third sacker David Wright of the Mets while I’m out there, and with any […]

Shawn DrotarPlayStations a-plenty

Posted on January 24th, 2007 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion, Wii by Shawn Drotar

I’m looking back on my initially-fruitless search for a PS3 in December and I’m trying to stifle a laugh.
While I still think the PS3 has loads of promise, the fact of the matter is that I really don’t do anything with it right now but view photos and play downloadable demos. It’s hard to believe […]

Shawn DrotarEA’s predictions sound about right

Posted on January 19th, 2007 in Gaming, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

Regarding this weekend’s NFL conference championship games, that is. used Madden NFL 07 to simulate the epic Colts-Patriots tilt and the less-heralded Bears-Saints showdown due to take place on Sunday.
Madden 07 had the Colts beating the deified Patriots, 23-21, and that actually sounds about right, though I suspect the score might be slightly higher. While […]

Mark FossenVideogames A Part Of Life: Film At 11

Posted on January 18th, 2007 in Gaming, Playstation 2, Xbox, News, Opinion, Wii by Mark Fossen

Games are part of the mainstream, part of the lives of most people in a certain age range. They talk on phones, use computers, and play videogames … yet we never see “Teen Thief Planned Crimes On Cell Phone” or “Excel Used To Plan Scam”. Use MySpace or play the PS2, and that’s another […]

Mark FossenScattershots

Posted on January 16th, 2007 in Gaming, Playstation 2, PC Gaming, News, Opinion, Wii by Mark Fossen

Yes, I’m stealing Shawn’s title. He’s still in France, so he’ll never know if you don’t tell him. You can keep a secret … right?

Now my need for a Wii knows no bounds. I usually get out for a walk daily, but when it’s this cold … I don’t. The ability to burn […]

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