Shawn DrotarBeatles for Sale

Posted on October 31st, 2008 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion, Wii by Shawn Drotar

The title of the seminal band’s fourth album, “Beatles for Sale” (pictured at left), came to pass as reality yet again this week as MTV and Rock Band creators Harmonix announced a complicated agreement with right-holders to publish a new music game based upon The Beatles.
For the exploding music game genre, the Liverpudlian foursome represented […]

Shawn DrotarScattershots

Posted on October 29th, 2008 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

Musings for the wee hours of a Wednesday morning…
First, I’m happy I’m not playing Dead Space right now, lest the slightest creak in my house causes me to have a heart attack. Want a scare or two for Halloween, though? The space-borne scarer is just the thing.

EA Sports president Peter Moore said in London that […]

Shawn DrotarWhat A Difference A Week Makes

Posted on October 27th, 2008 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

It’s amazing what a week in Cancún, seemingly a world away from everything else, can do for your outlook on life. Margaritaville, indeed…
While I was away, more than a few things in the gaming world caught my eye:

Call of Duty: World at War will apparently have a co-op zombie survival mode. Essentially ripping off Valve’s […]

Shawn DrotarFall Classics

Posted on October 18th, 2008 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

I’m going to be traveling all of next week and won’t return until Oct. 27, which means that I’m going to be missing out on some quality time with this month’s extraordinary games, which is especially bad, since November’s release schedule is looking pretty good, as well. There’s no rest for the wicked, it seems.
Here’s […]

Shawn DrotarRace for the White House, Indeed

Posted on October 16th, 2008 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

Presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) recently became the first politician to leverage console gaming as an campaign platform by purchasing ads in driving game Burnout Paradise (pictured), football game Madden NFL 09 and music game Guitar Hero III. The ads, which are scheduled to run through Election Day (Nov. 3), are designed for viewing […]

Shawn DrotarCall of Duty: World at War Beta Impressions

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

After the smashing success of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, which might very well be the best online FPS experience available for consoles, it was only a matter of time until the next iteration of the popular series made its appearance. Call of Duty: World at War takes the series back to its World […]

Mark FossenHate To Say He Told You So ..

Posted on October 10th, 2008 in Gaming by Mark Fossen

It would be unseemly for Shawn to point out his prescience with a childhood taunt, so I will do it for him:
TOLD YA SO!
TOLD YA SO!
TOLD YA SO!
TOLD YA SO!
TOLD YA SO!
To what am I referring? Today’s announcement regarding the “New Xbox Experience” admits in press-release-ese that yes … they finally hit the wall.
The New […]

Shawn DrotarBuzz brings party fun to the PS3

Posted on October 9th, 2008 in Gaming, Playstation 3, Reviews, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

Ah, the party game.
Much maligned among the hardcore gaming crowd, the party game is oftentimes what enables girlfriends, wives and significant others to tolerate the rest of our not-so-accessible gaming habits. Put simply, the party game is the mediator, the Henry Kissinger of gaming that allows two groups with alternate viewpoints to sit down together.
Even […]

Shawn DrotarNBA 2K9 Developer Conference Call Recap

Posted on October 7th, 2008 in Gaming, Xbox 360, PC Gaming, Playstation 3, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

Facing a stronger challenger than any they’ve seen in the last half-dozen years, NBA 2K9 arrives on the scene today with lofty expectations. Gaming’s preeminent basketball simulation stands as 2K Sports’ strongest entry in the sports genre, but its growth curve had slowed somewhat in the last two years.
NBA 2K9 brings a gust of fresh […]

Shawn DrotarScattershots

Posted on October 2nd, 2008 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion, Wii, Nintendo DS by Shawn Drotar

There’s a whole lot to talk about for a Thursday…

The biggest news of the day is obviously the unveiling of the Nintendo DSi. Sporting larger screens, onboard camera and sound functionality and an SD slot for memory expansion, the DSi will also sync up photos with the Wii and includes a web browser. While the […]