Shawn DrotarScattershots

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

Monday, Monday, can’t trust that day…

The Major League Baseball season is winding down, but Sony’s right in the thick of building next spring’s MLB 10: The Show. On Kotaku, Owen Good interviews two of the game’s graphic designers about creating Target Field, the home of the Minnesota Twins in 2010. The real-life Target Field isn’t […]

Shawn DrotarUncharted 2 powers PlayStation revival

Posted on October 16th, 2009 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

Naughty Dog’s PlayStation 3 exclusive, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, is earning rave reviews and looking every bit the part of a system-seller. In Japan, the title sold almost seven times as many copies as its predecessor, despite the fact that its box is one ugly baby.
In other words, Uncharted 2’s set to do big business, […]

Shawn DrotarOn the road again…

Posted on October 9th, 2009 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion, Wii by Shawn Drotar

With apologies to Willie Nelson, I’ll be traveling until late next week and won’t be posting until next Friday, October 16.
In the meantime, entertain yourselves with a few titles that release next Tuesday, namely Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, which has “Game of the Year” written all over it. I’ve played the beta at two different […]

Shawn DrotarNBA Live 10: Review

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

After a long wait, a commitment to intelligent, realistic play makes NBA Live a championship contender once more
Bring it back. That’s been the mantra of NBA Live 10’s development team. The once-great series suffered a calamitous fall from grace over the years as it lost its way - and its spot atop the video-game basketball […]

Shawn DrotarMarvel: Ultimate Alliance 2: Review

Posted on October 7th, 2009 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Reviews, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

Comic-book sequel doesn’t break new ground, but with friends, it’s a action-packed romp
When the original Marvel: Ultimate Alliance arrived on the scene nearly three years ago, it was a breath of fresh air; a four-player cooperative game that was reminiscent of old quarter-eaters like Gauntlet, with some puzzle-solving and a heaping helping of comic-book fan […]

Shawn DrotarBeware the Zombie Apocalypse… in a good way

Posted on October 1st, 2009 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Reviews, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

Zombies are everywhere, it seems. For the last few years, the zombie craze has inundated seemingly all forms of entertainment - but in gaming, they’re a natural fit. After all, waves upon waves of mindless monsters have become a staple in arcade gaming almost since its inception, and Konami’s downloadable entry into that genre, Zombie […]