Shawn Drotar5WGaming/The Sports Game Guy Podcast: July 28, 2009

Posted on July 28th, 2009 in Gaming, Xbox 360, News, Opinion, Podcast by Shawn Drotar

In our latest podcast, TheSportsGameGuy.com’s Damon Peterson and I have an opportunity to sit down with EA Sports’ Will “Raczilla” Kinsler and Justin Dewiel, community managers at EA’s Tiburon studios.
Even though it’s still July, Kinsler and Dewiel are hip-deep in the football world with the recent release of NCAA Football 10 and the upcoming Madden […]

Shawn DrotarScattershots

Posted on July 27th, 2009 in Gaming, Xbox 360, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

It’s Monday already? This weekend went by too quickly…
Anyway, here’s what caught my attention lately:

Remember the game-changing Rock Band Network that I discussed last week? It didn’t take long for the reverberations throughout the music industry to materialize. Record label Sub Pop, which owns the rights to early Nirvana recordings, among others, intends to convert […]

Shawn DrotarIf at first, you don’t succeed…

Posted on July 24th, 2009 in Gaming, Xbox 360, News, Opinion, Podcast by Shawn Drotar

You may have noticed the lack of a new podcast this week. Due to some scheduling issues, our planned podcast with special guests Will Kinsler and Justin Dewiel of EA Sports didn’t materialize.
But it will next week.
Kinsler and Dewiel, community managers for EA Sports’ Tiburon studio, are busy fellows now that the videogame football season […]

Shawn DrotarAs the football spirals…

Posted on July 22nd, 2009 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

We’re in that odd sweet spot for sports gamers at the moment; NCAA Football 10 is in stores - and it’s the best version in years - and Madden NFL 10 will be released in roughly three weeks, so there’s a lot of news surrounding both games at the moment.
Here’s what I’m following:

The NCAA Football […]

Shawn DrotarScattershots

Posted on July 20th, 2009 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion, Wii by Shawn Drotar

Musing for a Monday afternoon:

Harmonix, the developer of Rock Band, has created the Rock Band Network, set to enter a public beta very soon. For $99 a year, musicians with rights and access to their own master tracks can license and use Harmonix’s authoring software to encode their songs for Rock Band themselves, opening up […]

Shawn DrotarNCAA Football 10 finds the “cheese”

Posted on July 17th, 2009 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

The seedy underbelly of online sports gaming has always revolved around the best teams in the game. Like “taking the chalk” in a sports book, the unskilled or simply unsportsmanlike gamer hedges their bets by grabbing the easiest win in the book and lording it over their weaker siblings despite not having any personal attachment […]

Shawn DrotarActivision’s peripherals, pricing tread new ground

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

While the global economy is still tight, gaming represents one the few sectors that’s still going strong by comparison.
Activision is set to test how strong this fall by releasing a passel of titles that includes expensive add-ons and/or peripherals, with four announced packages that will cost at least 100 dollars.
First up is September’s Guitar Hero […]

Shawn Drotar5WGaming/The Sports Game Guy Podcast: July 14, 2009

Posted on July 14th, 2009 in Gaming, News, Opinion, Podcast by Shawn Drotar

We’re back! In our third episode, TheSportsGameGuy.com’s Damon Peterson and I discuss the newly-released NCAA Football 10, and spend some time sharing out thoughts on the effectiveness (and reasoning behind) release dates in gaming.
We also spend a bit of time marveling at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s unbelievable Prestige Edition and share our thoughts […]

Shawn DrotarOut of office Monday…

Posted on July 13th, 2009 in Gaming by Shawn Drotar

Literally - it’s 90 degrees indoors due to a broken air conditioner and a hot day.
So, thanks to some unavoidable but highly necessary home repairs today, I won’t have a new post - I apologize.
The plan is still to get this week’s podcast recorded tonight, however. Thanks for understanding.
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In the meantime, you’ll want to read […]

Shawn DrotarScattershots

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

I guess I’ll need to release a patch or exclusive demo; all the other kids are doing it…

Shockingly, the Fight Night Round 4 development team announced a patch - although EA Sports is adding some new in-game equipment, so they consider it downloadable content (DLC) instead - that will add button-based punching controls to its […]

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