Out For Wii-pair

Posted on January 31st, 2008 in Gaming, Opinion, Wii by Guest Writers

5WG is pleased to present the following article, written by guest columnist Chris Sullivan.
Is there anything that Nintendo doesn’t do right? Granted, I’ve had another next-gen system fail on me, and after dealing with Microsoft’s service six times in a little over two years, I was a little skeptical about dialing up Nintendo.  Using my […]

Mark FossenSerial Mono-game-y

Posted on January 30th, 2008 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Opinion by Mark Fossen

One game at a time. That’s how I roll.
I used to be a definite member of the Xbox Herd, grazing from new release to new release. Partially driven by a naturally more hardcore audience, partially driven by the omnipresent knowledge of what your Friends List is playing at any given moment it’s been a consistent […]

Shawn DrotarSchadenfreude

Posted on January 25th, 2008 in Gaming, Playstation 3, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

Pronunciation: \ˈshä-dən-frȯi-də\
Etymology: German, from Schaden damage + Freude joy
Definition: enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others
Another title in the line of unique downloadable PlayStation 3 titles, the ten-dollar Pain is a gleefully sophomoric, destructive title that immediately calls to mind MTV’s “Jackass” crew… if they were invincible.
Oddly enough, while the game itself is outright - […]

Mark FossenScattershots

Posted on January 24th, 2008 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News by Mark Fossen

Thank heaven for my prolific RSS subscriptions. How else would I have known about the rapidly upcoming Hot Shots Golf: Out Of Bounds? I am a huge fan of the series from back in the day, and have always felt that underlying the cartoony graphics was one of the best golf simulators available on a […]

Shawn DrotarPata-pata-pata-PON!

Posted on January 22nd, 2008 in Gaming, Opinion, PSP by Shawn Drotar

After spending significant time with a pre-release version of Patapon, it’s become clear that Sony’s PSP is finally coming of age.
No longer insistent on solely cramming PS2 titles into the tiny unit, Sony’s been pushing it’s development studios in new directions, with new and innovative titles, perfectly suited for gaming on the go… games like […]

Shawn DrotarThe Marathon

Posted on January 21st, 2008 in Gaming, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

Some of you may have noticed my absence from these pages last week, and I apologize for them. Be assured that my commitment to 5WG and its readers has not wavered one bit.
But the truth is that for the next few weeks, my time will be short.
I’ve taken on a position of relative importance in […]

Mark FossenMassively Whelmed

Posted on January 16th, 2008 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Reviews by Mark Fossen

whelm |(h)welm|
verb [ trans. ] archaic or poetic/literary
engulf, submerge, or bury (someone or something) : a swimmer whelmed in a raging storm.
• [ intrans. ] flow or heap up abundantly : the brook whelmed up from its source.
noun archaic or poetic/literary
an act or instance of flowing or heaping up abundantly; a surge : the whelm […]

Mark FossenHere It Goes Again

Posted on January 14th, 2008 in Gaming, News, Opinion by Mark Fossen

I should have known,
should have known,
should have known again,
But here it goes again.
Oh, here it goes again.
It’s a brand new year, but the same old tune: sports gamers and righteous indignation confirmed!
In an 80-minute turnaround from rumor to confirmation, another major piece in the sports gaming picture has gone exclusive. And once […]

Shawn DrotarDesign by Dartboard

Posted on January 14th, 2008 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

Armand: What is that crap you served us?
Agador: It’s Guatemalan Peasant Soup.
Armand: What’s Guatemalan Peasant Soup?
Agador: I don’t know, I made it up. I made it up!
– “The Birdcage”
As if we needed more proof that:

Fighting games make no sense whatsoever,
Female characters in fighting games come straight out of ridiculous (and physically impossible) adolescent fantasies,
George Lucas […]

Patch on the way for College Hoops 2K8

Posted on January 11th, 2008 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News by Guest Writers

5WG is pleased to present the following article, written by guest columnist Chris Sullivan.
The hardcourt king of college basketball gaming, 2K Sports’ College Hoops 2K8, has announced that a patch is on the way. One of the major complaints from reviewers about College Hoops 2K8 was the lack of attempted steals by AI defenders. […]

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