Shawn DrotarSound and Fury

Posted on August 4th, 2010 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

When the demo for Madden NFL 11 was released, there was a clamor and din rising from veteran Madden gamers on Internet forums, primarily centered around the addition of the “Strategy Pad”, a new way of making pre-snap adjustments within the game.
Without belaboring the point, the complaints generally fell into a select few categories:
1. I […]

Shawn DrotarStanding Upon A Burning Span

Posted on July 6th, 2010 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

Back in 1990, The Hunt for Red October established actor Alec Baldwin as an up-and-coming star; his good looks, charm and dynamic portrayal of government agent Jack Ryan convinced many in Hollywood that Baldwin was the ever-elusive “Next Big Thing”.
But something happened on the way to Red October’s inevitable sequel, Patriot Games, in 1992. Baldwin […]

Shawn DrotarOn The Radar: November 2009

Posted on November 2nd, 2009 in Gaming, Xbox 360, PC Gaming, Playstation 3, News, Opinion, Wii, Nintendo DS by Shawn Drotar

It’s going to be a busy-but-slow month in 5WGaming-land. I’m moving in November and I’ll also be traveling for much of the month, so unfortunately, the content flow here is likely to slow down to a drip until December. But that might not be an entirely bad thing, because there’s so much to play!
In October, […]

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 DrotarScattershots

Posted on September 28th, 2009 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

It’s the last Monday of September, as summer draws to a close. But while the temperature’s starting to drop, the gaming season’s starting to heat up.

After cutting prices for the PS3, Sony Computer Entertainment of America CEO Jack Tretton claims not only success, but threatens shortages… again. “We are up about 300 percent over where […]

Shawn DrotarScattershots

Posted on September 21st, 2009 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

Monday, Monday… it’s cold, rainy and miserable in Colorado today. In other words - a nice day for videogames!

Activision, publisher of Guitar Hero 5 and the upcoming DJ Hero and Guitar Hero: Van Halen, doesn’t believe that the music game industry is oversaturated. In an appearance on CNBC (video at Kotaku), Guitar Hero honcho Daniel […]

Shawn DrotarThe Ides of September

Posted on September 15th, 2009 in Gaming, Xbox 360, PC Gaming, Playstation 3, News, Opinion, Wii, Nintendo DS by Shawn Drotar

Julius Caesar regretted the Ides of March, albeit briefly. Of course, the famed Roman emperor was murdered on the 15th of March (the middle, or Ides) in 44 BC. One of most famous people in history, Caesar’s likeness was emblazoned upon coins through Rome, a civilization renowned for its love of “bread and circuses”; entertainment […]

Shawn DrotarScattershots

Posted on September 11th, 2009 in Gaming, Xbox 360, PC Gaming, Playstation 3, News, Opinion, Wii, PSP by Shawn Drotar

Musings for a Friday afternoon…

Picture yourself in a boat on a river, with tangerine trees and marmalade skies. No surprise here: The Beatles Rock Band is good. Really good, especially when compared to Guitar Hero’s tepid Metallica and Aerosmith offerings; those are Dodge Gremlins to The Beatles‘ Aston Martin V12 Vantage - it’s not […]

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