Shawn DrotarFight Night Round 4 freezing issues on Xbox 360: A workaround

Posted on June 29th, 2009 in Gaming, Xbox 360, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

Some Xbox 360 users have been experiencing lock-up problems with Fight Night Round 4, as the game freezes at the introductory “splash” screen and eventually locks up the entire Xbox.
While the Joystiq article I linked to above suggested that the problems lie with “certain files and the HDD”, that doesn’t appear to be the case, […]

Shawn DrotarFight Night Round 4: Brawn and Brains

Posted on June 26th, 2009 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Reviews, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

In many ways, Fight Night Round 3 ushered in the era of high-definition gaming. When the game released in February of 2006, its jaw-dropping graphics were almost too realistic to imagine at the time; its lighting and true-to-life player models showed what would soon be possible on consoles (and HD televisions) all over the world.
Fight […]

Shawn DrotarPaul van Dyk holds court with Grand Slam Tennis

Posted on June 22nd, 2009 in Gaming, News, Opinion, Wii, Music by Shawn Drotar

A pioneer in the music world, DJ-turned-songwriter/producer Paul van Dyk has been on the cutting edge of electronic dance music for 15 years. With five studio albums to his name (with a sixth on the way later this year) and over 3 million copies sold - and a couple of Grammy nominations to boot - […]

Shawn DrotarEA Sports tackles NCAA Football 10 concerns in the open field

Posted on June 19th, 2009 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

Even before this week’s demo for NCAA Football 10 became available, a wave of questions began to lumber towards the shore regarding the yearly sure-fire hit. On June 9, Bryan “Pastapadre” Wiedey noted on his site a number of discrepancies regarding the rosters on EA Sports’ new Teambuilder site, and on June 12, Gamespot’s Brian […]

Shawn DrotarScattershots

Posted on June 15th, 2009 in Gaming, Xbox 360, PC Gaming, Playstation 3, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

What’s on my mind after a long weekend:

Right after his big reveal as the cover athlete for NBA Live 10, Dwight Howard immediately went out and choked away the Orlando Magic’s entire series by exposing his Achilles’ heel yet again in Game 4. The center they call “Superman” in Orlando clearly has his kryptonite - […]

Shawn DrotarBack on the air: appearing on EA Sports Live today!

Posted on June 10th, 2009 in Gaming, Opinion, Wii by Shawn Drotar

It’s Wednesday, which means that I’ll be back on the air again, appearing on the EA Sports Live Internet radio show again this afternoon to talk about the NBA Finals - which became more interesting last night after Orlando’s Game 3 win, and the Stanley Cup Finals - which became a lot more interesting after […]

Shawn DrotarTimely Federer, Woods provide perfect promotions for EA Sports

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

Roger Federer is one of the greatest tennis players who’s ever stepped on a court, and as such, he was an easy choice to help represent Grand Slam Tennis, EA Sports’ Wii-based title that uses the new Motion Plus peripheral for enhanced realism on the Nintendo Wii. (For those who don’t follow tennis closely, he’s […]

Shawn DrotarAppearing on EA Sports Live today

Posted on June 5th, 2009 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion, Wii by Shawn Drotar

I’ll be appearing on the EA Sports Live Internet radio show again this afternoon to chat more about the NBA Finals, the Stanley Cup and the news coming out of the E3 conference in Los Angeles this week. I’ll be appearing at roughly 3:20 PM Eastern time, but tune in for the whole show - […]

Shawn DrotarScattershots

Posted on June 4th, 2009 in Gaming, Playstation 2, Xbox 360, PC Gaming, Reviews, News, Opinion, Wii by Shawn Drotar

Thoughts on a Thursday afternoon:

I miss being at E3, which I had to sit out thanks to surgery. Not so much the games or the parties or any of the pomp and circumstance surrounding it - it’s the people that I miss. It’s so difficult to maintain relationships and friendships from the distances that we […]

Shawn DrotarLiveblogging the 2009 Nintendo E3 Press Conference

Posted on June 2nd, 2009 in Gaming, News, Opinion, Wii, Nintendo DS by Shawn Drotar

I’m using a television feed here in Denver since I’m not at E3 after recovering from surgery. But it’s not all bad; instead of uncomfortable chairs and risking sitting next to guys that may or may not have showered; I can still see the whole thing. Ain’t technology grand?
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We’re off. Nintendo’s Cammie Dunaway’s on stage. […]