Shawn DrotarHaving It Both Ways

Posted on September 28th, 2007 in Gaming, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

A wonderful, if apocryphal, tale regarding the U.S. presidential election of 1860 goes like this:
At one of the famed Lincoln-Douglas debates, the candidates were greeting attendees as they arrived in their buggies or on horseback. One lady - a Douglas supporter - took Lincoln’s hand as she exited her carriage, and received a compliment from […]

Ramble On

Posted on September 27th, 2007 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News by Guest Writers

5WG is pleased to present the following article, written by guest columnist Chris Sullivan.
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I’m still suffering from a Halo Day hangover, so I really haven’t had much time to delve into the gaming world this past week. From a quick glance this morning, there are several topics that have caught my eye:

The NHL2K8 and […]

Shawn DrotarHalo 3 floods market, changes dynamics

Posted on September 25th, 2007 in Gaming, Xbox 360, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

This is how you launch an in-demand product. No, I’m not talking about the hype surrounding Halo 3, I’m talking about getting the game on shelves.
Goldman Sachs, the notable Wall Street investment firm, stated that 4.2 million copies of Halo 3 would be on store shelves by the end of the weekend. That’s enough for […]

Shawn DrotarFinish the Fight… against fatigue

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

I’m delighted Halo 3 is finally landing on store shelves at midnight tonight. Delighted.
And not just because I’ve enjoyed the Halo series - I have - and the latest version appears to be a worthy entry in the blockbuster series, but because the hype will finally, thankfully be over. Sure, I expect to see Halo […]

Shawn DrotarHappy Birthday… to us!

Posted on September 21st, 2007 in Gaming, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

OK, so we’re patting ourselves on the back a little bit here, but one year ago yesterday, 5WG launched with its first articles, and we’re excited about it.
At the time, I wasn’t sure it would catch on; after all, most gaming sites are driven by screenshots and Metacritic-friendly reviews, not long-winded editorials and in-depth discussions […]

Halo 3 - 9/25/07

Posted on September 20th, 2007 in Gaming, Xbox 360, News by Guest Writers

5WG is pleased to present the following article, written by guest columnist Chris Sullivan.
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Let me start off with an apology, but I just couldn’t think of a more creative title.  In this case, though, it really isn’t necessary.  Bungie’s epic, their third installment in the series that put the original Xbox on the map, is due to make its […]

Shawn DrotarGreat Shakes

Posted on September 19th, 2007 in Gaming, Playstation 3, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

Rumble is back. Sony will announce at the Tokyo Game Show that the PlayStation 3’s SIXAXIS controller will soon rock and roll in gamers’ hands, just like its Dual Shock predecessors. Long overdue, the current SIXAXIS is notable for a few reasons: It needs to be repeatedly paired with the PS3, it’s ridiculously light, and […]

Shawn DrotarPaving The Road To Hell

Posted on September 18th, 2007 in Gaming, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

The famed proverb follows that good intentions, sans wisdom, make for an easily-walked path to ruin.
That’s where GameStop manager Brandon Scott and his 15 minutes of fame come in. In his Oak Cliff, Texas store, Scott initiated his own policy - one does not coincide with GameStop’s - insisting that children who wanted to buy […]

Shawn DrotarColin McRae, 1968-2007

Posted on September 17th, 2007 in Gaming, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

Over the weekend, the gaming and sports worlds lost one of their best ambassadors in a helicopter crash. Champion rally driver Colin McRae, known as “The Flying Scot”, was piloting his helicopter back to his home in Lanarkshire, Scotland, when it went down roughly 200 yards from his house and burst into flames; killing not […]

Shawn DrotarThe Popular Foil

Posted on September 14th, 2007 in Gaming, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

As we know, video games are the new boogeyman in America, taking the baton from gangsta’ rap, who took it from heavy metal, who took it from hippies and beatniks, who took it from Elvis Presley, who took it from Jayne Mansfield, who took it from Clark Gable’s “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a […]

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