Shawn DrotarEA Chemistry 101: Finding the saturation point

Posted on April 30th, 2009 in Gaming, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

There hasn’t been another game company in the early part of 2009 that has set out to dominate the Internet “airwaves” like EA Sports. Remarkably, most of what’s come out of EA’s marketing blitz has been consumer-friendly - like all such efforts, it’s designed to sell their products, but in a slightly different way; they’re […]

Shawn DrotarUncharted 2 back on the map, beta coupled with inFamous

Posted on April 27th, 2009 in Gaming, Playstation 3, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

Borrowing a page from Microsoft, which released the Halo 3 beta as a bonus for purchasing the game Crackdown, Sony’s doing the same with their beta for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, which will ship with the upcoming game inFamous.
Uncounted gamers purchased Crackdown, but many (too many, probably) really bought it for the Halo beta. I […]

Shawn DrotarFootball Friday

Posted on April 24th, 2009 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion, Wii, PSP by Shawn Drotar

In New York City, the day before the NFL Draft, EA Sports is holding an event to showcase their latest football titles, Madden NFL 10 and NCAA Football 10.
Primarily, this event serves to unveil the six - that’s right, six - cover athletes for the games. Each different version of NCAA Football will have a […]

Shawn DrotarScattershots

Posted on April 22nd, 2009 in Gaming, Xbox 360, PC Gaming, Playstation 3, News, Wii by Shawn Drotar

Getting back into the swing of things on a Wednesday afternoon…

I’ve raved about Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 for the Wii since playing it out in San Francisco last month. Now, EA has made it even better by releasing the game in a bundle with the Wii Motion Plus add-on. Motion Plus makes the game […]

Shawn DrotarTen Years

Posted on April 20th, 2009 in Gaming, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

Has it really been that long?
The nightmarish day that tore asunder a blue Colorado sky with gunfire and tears began less than ten miles away from my home, in a high school named for the state’s official flower, and ended with the loss of 13 stolen lives.
The events surrounding the murders at Columbine High School […]

Shawn DrotarOut for repairs

Posted on April 6th, 2009 in Opinion by Shawn Drotar

Not the site, exactly - it’s me that’ll be out of commission.
Due to an unexpected death in my immediate family, I’m going to be scarce for at least this week while I try and take care of… well, all those things that need taken care of at a sad time like this.
Thank you very much […]

Shawn DrotarScattershots

Posted on April 3rd, 2009 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion, Wii by Shawn Drotar

Thank goodness it’s Friday.

Sony feels that it’s Second Life-clone, Home, is the “perfect storm” for developers who wish to engage their customers directly, according to the application’s director, Jack Buser. “The most important thing is to provide the gaming audience – the (PlayStation 3’s user base) is primarily a gaming audience and I think there’s […]

Shawn DrotarRock Band: The Nickelodeon Commercial Edition

Posted on April 1st, 2009 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion, Wii by Shawn Drotar

MTV Networks is in charge of Rock Band, which means that the TV conglomerate’s famous penchant for cross-promotion would eventually rear its skin-care-product-sales-driving head. Well, it’s here, and it’s no April Fool’s joke; Rock Band’s downloadable content is soon going to have to add a new genre: The Nickelodeon Commercial.
In December, the seal was broken […]