Shawn DrotarPint Shot Riot brings Coventry chords to Fight Night Round 4

Posted on May 30th, 2009 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion, Music by Shawn Drotar

As the music and gaming worlds collide, the resulting explosion of sight and sound has provided fertile ground for artists big and small to promote their latest single. Electronic Arts took the lead in this field by creating EA Trax, which has since served as a springboard for talented acts to introduce their music to […]

Shawn DrotarA Gaming Weekend

Posted on May 23rd, 2009 in Gaming, Xbox 360, News, Wii by Shawn Drotar

Here’s what I’ll be playing over the weekend; perhaps you might like to take one for a spin as well:
EA SPORTS Active

Hey, who among us couldn’t afford to drop a couple pounds? Liar.
I picked up a second resistance band and thigh cuff for the Wii Nunchuk at my local game store and look forward to […]

Shawn DrotarDear NBA Fans:

Posted on May 21st, 2009 in Gaming, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

We’re sorry we’re in the Mountain Time Zone, which many of you don’t realize exists.
We’re sorry we live at altitudes between 6,000 and 13,000 feet, and many people assume only Sherpas can survive there. Yes, it’s hard to breathe sometimes, but you get used to it.
We’re sorry our road uniforms look like pajamas.
We also think […]

Shawn DrotarEA Sports Live: President Peter Moore, NBA talk with me and a little “Fight Night Round 4″

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

I’ll be appearing on the EA Sports Live Internet radio show again this afternoon to chat more about the NBA conference finals, as well as the debut of the Fight Night Round 4 demo, which is currently in limited release. I’ll be appearing at roughly 3:30 PM Eastern time.
Before that, though - the big news […]

Shawn DrotarFight Night Round 4: Hands-on

Posted on May 13th, 2009 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

At the metro Vancouver EA Canada studios in March, roughly a dozen gamers got their hands on one of the most anticipated titles of the year: Fight Night Round 4. Only now has the embargo regarding many details of the game been lifted, and with the demo’s imminent appearance, I can finally share with you […]

Shawn DrotarBack on EA Sports Live today!

Posted on May 13th, 2009 in Gaming, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

I’ll be appearing on the EA Sports Live Internet radio show again this afternoon to chat more about the NBA playoffs with their energetic radio team. We’re also planning to discuss “career” mode in gaming.
The show, which can be streamed live here, starts at 3:00 PM Eastern time every weekday.
Tune in this afternoon!

Shawn DrotarEstablishing the Geek Cred

Posted on May 11th, 2009 in Opinion by Shawn Drotar

The Internet is abuzz over Star Trek, the shiny new model of a more than 40-year-old sci-fi warhorse. Television maestro J.J. Abrams’ effort took in $76.5 million in its first weekend; not so big a deal for a summer popcorn flick, but this one came with more baggage than Britney Spears.
I liked it. It wasn’t […]

Shawn DrotarNHL 10 Community Day

Posted on May 8th, 2009 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

Up in lovely Burnaby, British Columbia, some of the best hockey gamers around are in town to visit the Electronic Arts studio and spend some time with NHL 10, the latest iteration of the standout hockey title.
As one of the finest sporting games available - I consider the NHL series the second-best in the biz […]

Shawn DrotarTalkin’ hoops on EA Sports Live - today!

Posted on May 6th, 2009 in Gaming, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

I’ll be appearing on the EA Sports Live Internet radio show this afternoon to talk a little bit about the NBA playoffs with the crew at EA Tiburon.
The show, which can be streamed live here, starts at 3:00 PM Eastern time every weekday.
Tune in this afternoon and catch what’s quickly becoming one of the most […]

Shawn DrotarPick the EA Sports NBA Playoff Series of the Week

Posted on May 4th, 2009 in Gaming, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

Sure, these second-round series last for two weeks, but I’ll be covering one of them for the EA Sports Desk Wednesday, and I’d like your help in selecting which NBA playoff series you’d like a closer look at.
In the Eastern Conference, we have top-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers hosting the Atlanta Hawks. The Cavs ran roughshod over […]