<ADMINNICENAME>On The Radar: September 2007

Posted on August 31st, 2007 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Opinion, Wii by

In this monthly feature, the 5WG Collective will take a look at upcoming games and highlight what we’re most looking forward to over the next 30 days. As always, release dates are subject to change.

Ohhhh …. so that’s what an 800-pound gorilla looks like up close. I’ve always wondered.
Halo 3

Mark Fossen: Though pictured to the […]

Warhawk Invades the PS3

Posted on August 30th, 2007 in Gaming, Playstation 3, Opinion by Guest Writers

5WG is pleased to present the following article, written by guest columnist Chris Sullivan.
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My Playstation 3 has been craving attention for months now. Problem is, aside from the occasional game of baseball with the superb MLB ‘07: The Show, I’ve had little reason to award the PS3 a second of my precious spare time.  It’s no secret […]

Shawn DrotarMo’ Beta Blues

Posted on August 29th, 2007 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

Let’s look at the back of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 08’s box, and read the Features section. Here are the first two listed:
ALL-NEW EA SPORTS GAMERNET
Now post your greatest rounds ad most awe-inspiring shots online and challenge the world to beat your best. Post your own or play against new challenges uploaded every day by […]

Shawn Drotar“Flickit” drives EA’s understated Skate

Posted on August 28th, 2007 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

I’m a sucker for skateboarding games. Perhaps it’s because I can barely even stand on one, or perhaps it’s because it inexplicably looks both relaxing and exhilarating all at the same time.
Anyway, the skateboarding video-game market has been rightly dominated by the generally excellent Tony Hawk series of games, which recently shifted into a higher […]

Shawn DrotarCall of Duty 4: Beta Impressions

Posted on August 24th, 2007 in Gaming, Xbox 360, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

Coming into E3, the top-billing in the first-person shooter genre clearly belonged to Microsoft’s Halo 3, followed by Sony’s Killzone 2. But after E3, the first-person shooter that everyone raved about was Activision’s Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.
While I had some trepidation regarding developer Infinity Ward’s decision to bring the game out of the […]

Mark FossenBioShock: The Opera

Posted on August 23rd, 2007 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Opinion by Mark Fossen

What’s the biggest shame about BioShock? No, it’s not the widescreen issue. Or the PC installation issue.
The shame is, it’s a game.
Here’s what’s tricky about the growing number of artistic games: art, almost by definition, is something you want to share. Art makes you want to grab someone and say “Look at this!”. But you […]

Shawn Drotar5WG in NHL Community Day video

Posted on August 23rd, 2007 in Gaming, Xbox 360, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

Well, mostly Mark, thankfully. You’ve been spared the sight of me falling all over myself on the ice - at least until the inevitable blooper reel surfaces…
“These aren’t just guys that are computer programmers; these are guys that really love hockey and just happen to be making a computer game,” Mark says in the video.
That’s […]

PS3 outsells Xbox 360 in July?

Posted on August 22nd, 2007 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion, Wii, Nintendo DS by Guest Writers

5WG is pleased to present the following article, written by guest columnist Chris Sullivan.
***That’s exactly what Wedbush Morgan Securities’ Michael Pachter and the SimExchange’s Jesse Divnich are predicting. The official NPD tally isn’t due out until later this week, but both analysts have the Playstation 3’s sales, for the month of July, in the 160,000 […]

Shawn DrotarScattershots

Posted on August 21st, 2007 in Gaming, Xbox 360, PC Gaming, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

What a week!
Madden 08 released only in the last seven days and gamers are still basking in the afterglow, but this week’s events in the gaming world look to be even more notable, raw sales numbers notwithstanding.

BioShock landed on store shelves today, and based upon the reviews, the eerily artistic morality play/shooter is garnering plaudits […]

Shawn DrotarHome is where the…

Posted on August 20th, 2007 in Gaming, Playstation 3, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

Heart is Smokes, booze and condoms are.
Sony has been touting its upcoming PS3 Home software as an Second Life-styled alternative to Xbox Live, and apparently, they really weren’t kidding.
Bacardi, Marlboro, Durex and the ability to invite visitors to your user-decorated online apartment? Chris Hansen’s life is about to get a lot easier.
“Ultimately, we know a […]

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