Shawn DrotarMLB 08: The Show - Interview with Ryan Howard

Posted on February 29th, 2008 in Gaming, Playstation 2, Playstation 3, News, Opinion, PSP by Shawn Drotar

Philadelphia Phillies slugging first baseman Ryan Howard has been racking up the accolades in his brief but impressive career, and the big man with the home-run swing now finds himself on the cover of MLB 08: The Show, the startlingly realistic simulation baseball title for the PlayStation 3.
Since MLB 08: The Show will be on […]

Shawn DrotarMajor League Baseball 2K8: Interview with Producer Ben Brinkman

Posted on February 28th, 2008 in Gaming, Playstation 2, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion, Wii by Shawn Drotar

Next week, 2K Sports — which has been the subject of a two billion-dollar buyout attempt by Electronic Arts — releases Major League Baseball 2K8, a game that may end up being the most important game in the history of the sports-game developer.
As the only major sport not licensed by competitor EA Sports, Major League […]

Shawn DrotarPatapon: Style, Substance and Value

Posted on February 27th, 2008 in Gaming, Reviews, Opinion, PSP by Shawn Drotar

Finally - the mold has been broken. The PSP, which has unfortunately been the home of too many dumbed-down and half-hearted attempts to establish console franchises in portable fashion, has its new prototype - a simple-to-play but challenging title that has style to burn.
Welcome to Patapon.

A cute, cartoon-styled world controlled by rhythmic button presses belies […]

Shawn DrotarPick the EA Sportsdesk NBA Game of the Week

Posted on February 26th, 2008 in Gaming, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

Some of our more alert readers may have noticed that I write some NBA content for EASports.com, specifically their NBA Game of the Week preview - this week’s contest is Wednesday’s Cavaliers-Celtics matchup.
No, I’m not compensated in any way for it, save that some new readers might be exposed to 5WG - and I love […]

Shawn DrotarEnter, Stage Right…

Posted on February 25th, 2008 in Gaming, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

5WG is proud to announce the addition of Clay T. Shaver to the site as a regular columnist.
Shaver - who along with myself, Mark Fossen and Chris Sullivan, at one time comprised the majority of the writing staff at OperationSports.com in it’s salad days - brings years of experience covering sports titles, but like the […]

Shawn DrotarWorking For The Weekend

Posted on February 25th, 2008 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion, PSP by Shawn Drotar

Let’s see - Electronic Arts tried, and failed - for the moment at least - to buy Take-Two, Phil Harrison resigned from his lofty post at Sony, and in the “you knew it was coming” moment of the weekend, Microsoft killed off it’s HD-DVD add-on for the Xbox 360.
Just your average weekend in the gaming […]

Three for ‘08

Posted on February 22nd, 2008 in Gaming, Xbox 360, PC Gaming, Playstation 3, News, Opinion by Guest Writers

5WG is pleased to present the following article, written by guest columnist Chris Sullivan.
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Struggling for ideas on what has been a cold, wet, and miserable Friday, I’ve decided to take a quick glance at what’s on the horizon.  Coming off what many have considered the best year in gaming history, 2008 has some pretty big […]

Mark FossenUncharted and the Death of the “Action Movie Game”

Posted on February 21st, 2008 in Gaming, Playstation 3, Reviews, Opinion by Mark Fossen

After experiencing a corrupted save that would have forced me to move on from a game before finishing, the gaming gods smiled and allowed Uncharted to start working again on my trusty PS3. After finishing it yesterday, I have no doubt that it delivered on the promise of “Action Movie As Game” about as well […]

The Endless Cycle

Posted on February 20th, 2008 in Gaming, Opinion by Guest Writers

5WG is pleased to present the following article, written by guest columnist Clay T. Shaver, Senior Staff Writer at Operation Sports.
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Although the gaming industry as a whole doesn’t really have an off-season, the sports gamer often finds himself wandering, lost and aimless, during the cold winter months between the release of the last basketball and […]

Shawn DrotarPlaying From Behind

Posted on February 19th, 2008 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Opinion, PSP by Shawn Drotar

Ever had one of those days weeks months?
I’m finally catching up with the pile of games on my desk, and looking forward to getting a few reviews out in the next two weeks. It’s struck me how how momentum Sony has of late; it seems like most of the interesting games in the last few […]

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