Shawn DrotarReviews: Bought and Sold

Posted on November 30th, 2007 in Gaming, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

I’m following the story of Jeff Gerstmann’s firing from Gamespot, where he served as editorial director, apparently over a negative review (including the tone of a video review - watch here) of the game Kane & Lynch.
The resulting fallout from that review led to Eidos, the game’s publisher, either withdrawing or threatening to withdraw advertising […]

Shawn DrotarMadden NFL 08 patched for the Xbox 360, PS3 version coming

Posted on November 29th, 2007 in Gaming by Shawn Drotar

In real life, the man pictured below throws a lot of interceptions. In Madden NFL 08, he might finally start throwing a few less.

That’s because the long-awaited patch for Madden has finally arrived for the Xbox 360, promising fewer ridiculous interceptions, less unrealistic fumbles, and a host of fixes for the game’s Franchise mode.
The patch […]

Shawn DrotarWhat’s in those things, anyway?

Posted on November 28th, 2007 in Gaming, Opinion, Wii by Shawn Drotar

Here we are, staring at a second straight holiday rush for the cuddly Nintendo Wii. Of course, I suppose it’s really not a “holiday rush” if the item in question has never regularly been on store shelves in the first place.
The Wii is easily the greatest mainstream video-gaming success since the Atari 2600 at this […]

Mark FossenFriendly Thoughts

Posted on November 27th, 2007 in Gaming, Xbox 360, News, Opinion by Mark Fossen

The friend of my friend is the enemy of friend’s enemy’s friend’s enemy … twice removed.
- some confused 6th century philosopher
I’m sure I botched that quote, but it’s no matter. I’m just excited for December 4th. Now that the Triple A Gameblizzard Of Ought Seven has passed, dashboard updates will be one of the […]

Shawn DrotarBattle of the Bands

Posted on November 26th, 2007 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

I’m a music-game junkie, and I have no desire to visit rehab.
I’m not going to be confused for anyone who’s actually good at these games, mind you, but since I have a musical background (and hence, the disappointment of never having done anything with it in the last 15 years), these types of games are […]

Mark FossenHappy Thanksgiving!

Posted on November 21st, 2007 in Gaming by Mark Fossen

Though our readers are worldwide, the 5WG Collective is based in the U.S. and will be enjoying a holiday weekend full of football, turkey, and the fruits of what must be one of the greatest months gaming has offered. As a gamer, there’s a lot to be thankful for and some of it’s on display […]

Who’s playing where?

Posted on November 20th, 2007 in Gaming, Opinion by Guest Writers

5WG is pleased to present the following article, written by guest columnist Chris Sullivan.
The competition between rival developers in sports gaming is so fierce that each year we’re seeing titles hit store shelves much earlier than the prior year. In some cases, games are in our grubby little hands up to a month before […]

Shawn DrotarUncharted sets a rollicking course

Posted on November 19th, 2007 in Gaming, Playstation 3, Reviews, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

In terms of sheer fun, it’s going to be hard to find a more enjoyable game this winter than Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune.
The gorgeous PS3 exclusive by Naughty Dog - the studio behind Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter - takes a popcorn-film approach to a light, breezy adventure that offers a multitude of gameplay experiences, […]

<ADMINNICENAME>Call of Duty 4: Considering the story

Posted on November 16th, 2007 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion by

After completing the single-player mode in the recently-released Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Mark and Shawn were struck by a story that had significantly more meat on its bones than the run-of-the-mill shooter, including some interesting dramatic decisions that had them reconsidering the way in-game stories have - and perhaps should be - told.

Shawn DrotarFive Years Ago… Already?

Posted on November 15th, 2007 in Gaming, Xbox, Xbox 360, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

I remember it like it was yesterday. Five years (and exactly one month) ago today, I was in Redmond, Washington, sitting in a high-tech conference room with gaming visionaries like J Allard, Andre Vrignaud among many from Microsoft, who had invited me, and just less than twenty others, to this polished aluminum room… to […]

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