About: Guest Writers

Bio
5WGaming is pleased to present our Guest Writers initiative, where writers from other gaming sites can express their views in a different forum, or discuss other relevant gaming topics that may not be completely in sync with the rest of their content. If you would like to have the opportunity to become a Guest Writer, please send an e-mail to Shawn Drotar at the address below.
Website
http://www.5WGaming.com/
Email
shawn@5WGaming.com

Confessions of a Retro Gamer

Posted on February 4th, 2009 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion by Guest Writers

5WGaming is proud to present the following article by Guest Writer Andrew Begley of Newcastle, Australia, who serves as webmaster and forum administrator of the NBA Live Series Center, a long-running site dedicated to improving basketball gaming.
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I have a couple of quirky habits when it comes to gaming. The first is a tendency to get […]

The Give and the Take: The gamer as developer

Posted on January 8th, 2009 in Gaming, Xbox 360, PC Gaming, Playstation 3, Opinion by Guest Writers

5WGaming is proud to present the following article by Guest Writer Andrew Begley of Newcastle, Australia, who serves as webmaster and forum administrator of the NBA Live Series Center, a long-running site dedicated to improving basketball gaming.
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Of all the developments in the world of video games in the twenty-first century to get excited about and […]

There Will Be Blood

Posted on July 4th, 2008 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion by Guest Writers

5WG is pleased to present the following article, written by guest columnist Clay T. Shaver.
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When I was growing up, the sports landscape in this country was quite different than the one we see today. Baseball was still America’s game, with mustachioed men in high socks leading the league with 23 home runs and “firemen” completing […]

Crime Doesn’t Pay

Posted on June 20th, 2008 in Gaming, Xbox 360, News, Opinion by Guest Writers

5WG is pleased to present the following article, written by guest columnist Clay T. Shaver.
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After putting a stamp on Grand Theft Auto IV’s story mode, likely the first game I finished since Adventure on the Atari 2600, I’m left to ponder the fate of what is now a 60-dollar coaster. I know, I know, there’s […]

“Grand” Finale

Posted on June 18th, 2008 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Opinion by Guest Writers

5WG is pleased to present the following article, written by guest columnist Clay T. Shaver.
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As much as I hate to admit it, despite having over 25 years experience as a gamer, my skills aren’t what they use to be. Unlike most other things in life, when it comes to gaming, you don’t necessarily get better […]

Scattershots

Posted on April 4th, 2008 in Gaming, News, Opinion, Wii by Guest Writers

5WG is pleased to present the following article, written by guest columnist Clay T. Shaver.
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Being a slave to the cliché, I’m torn between opening this segment with the proverbial “inmates running the asylum” or “when the cat’s away” to describe my “borrowing” of Scattershots in Shawn’s absence. I figure with Drotar hard at work […]

Like a Kid Again

Posted on March 25th, 2008 in Gaming, Opinion by Guest Writers

5WG is pleased to present the following article, written by guest columnist Clay T. Shaver.
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When I was a kid, there was nothing more powerful and exciting emotion than anticipation. Everything in those days had a countdown. We counted down to summer vacation or the first day of Little League. We knew exactly how […]

I’m a Believer

Posted on March 13th, 2008 in Gaming, Wii by Guest Writers

5WG is pleased to present the following article, written by guest columnist Clay T. Shaver.
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Last week, when I mentioned my quest to obtain the ever-illusive Nintendo Wii, I remarked that I had resorted to putting Wii Alerts to work for me.  Well, just a few short days later, technology has done its job and I’m […]

Wii The People

Posted on March 7th, 2008 in Gaming, Wii by Guest Writers

5WG is pleased to present the following article, written by guest columnist Clay T. Shaver, Senior Staff Writer at Operation Sports.
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At 2006’s E3 Expo, the world first learned of Nintendo’s decision to launch their new console with the peculiar name “Wii.”
Most of the industry, who assumed that the final version would hang onto the long-standing […]

Reality Check

Posted on March 5th, 2008 in Gaming, Opinion by Guest Writers

5WG is pleased to present the following article, written by guest columnist Clay T. Shaver, Senior Staff Writer at Operation Sports.
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“You were never there for me, were you, mother? You expected Mike and Carol Brady to raise me! I’m the bastard son of Claire Huxtable! I am a lost Cunningham! I learned the facts of […]

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