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 DrotarMLB Power Pros 2008: Throwing Baseball Games A Curve

Posted on July 25th, 2008 in Gaming, Playstation 2, News, Opinion, Wii, Nintendo DS by Shawn Drotar

Next week, 2K Sports, in conjunction with Konami, will release MLB Power Pros 2008. Last year’s title made waves with the odd combination of cutesy graphics and deep gameplay, and the game surprised many players who expected little more than Backyard Baseball.
The quirky-looking game has an oddly endearing and inviting nature, which makes it more […]

Shawn DrotarScattershots

Posted on March 27th, 2008 in Gaming, Playstation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360, PC Gaming, Playstation 3, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

Musings for a Thursday afternoon:

2009 will mark the 20th anniversary of the Madden football series, and EA’s got a package deal on its way to celebrate. Including both Madden NFL 09 and NFL Head Coach 09, the Madden NFL 09 20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition will also include bonus video content. While Madden has improved since […]

Shawn DrotarMLB 08: The Show - Interview with Ryan Howard

Posted on February 29th, 2008 in Gaming, Playstation 2, Playstation 3, News, Opinion, PSP by Shawn Drotar

Philadelphia Phillies slugging first baseman Ryan Howard has been racking up the accolades in his brief but impressive career, and the big man with the home-run swing now finds himself on the cover of MLB 08: The Show, the startlingly realistic simulation baseball title for the PlayStation 3.
Since MLB 08: The Show will be on […]

Shawn DrotarMajor League Baseball 2K8: Interview with Producer Ben Brinkman

Posted on February 28th, 2008 in Gaming, Playstation 2, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion, Wii by Shawn Drotar

Next week, 2K Sports — which has been the subject of a two billion-dollar buyout attempt by Electronic Arts — releases Major League Baseball 2K8, a game that may end up being the most important game in the history of the sports-game developer.
As the only major sport not licensed by competitor EA Sports, Major League […]

Madden NFL — It’s the only game

Posted on February 12th, 2008 in Gaming, Playstation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360, PC Gaming, Playstation 3, News, Wii, PSP by Guest Writers

5WG is pleased to present the following article, written by guest columnist Chris Sullivan.
Electronic Arts announced this morning that it has extended its licensing deal with the NFL through the 2012 NFL season. While this deal will undoubtedly cause an uproar on sports gaming forums across the internet landscape, it’s a match made in […]

Mark FossenWhy Sony Needs To Send Nintendo A Christmas Card

Posted on December 3rd, 2007 in Gaming, Playstation 2, Opinion, Wii by Mark Fossen

I’m sure many of you reading this are like me: the well-informed gamer whom family turns to around the holidays. Last year was counseling my sister through a 360 for her husband (including a call as she was checking out to consult on the games), and this year I’ve had some other family members ask […]

Shawn DrotarTo See Or Not To See; That Is The Question

Posted on October 25th, 2007 in Gaming, Playstation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

I’ve received a request from the Madden development team for feedback regarding the QB Vision Cone; a creative, “sim” feature that’s been in the last few iterations of of the football franchise. Despite the fact that it adds more realism to the game, it has seemingly been used less and less over the years, to […]

Shawn DrotarTraveling Without Moving: E3 for free

Posted on July 10th, 2007 in Gaming, Playstation 2, Xbox 360, PC Gaming, Playstation 3, News, Opinion, Wii, Nintendo DS, PSP by Shawn Drotar

This year’s leaner, meaner E3 is expected to have more than its share of drama, as Sony and Microsoft spar while Nintendo watches the media fawn over every word they utter. The dynamics have changed greatly; not just the relative standing of the three major companies and the myriad game developers there to hawk their […]

Shawn DrotarGuitar Hero II still rocking

Posted on June 21st, 2007 in Gaming, Playstation 2, Xbox 360, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

It’s been months, and my Guitar Hero II hunger has not yet been sated.
Still the go-to game for parties (and my wife), GH2’s pitch-perfect play keeps everyone coming back for more, and the game’s flawless learning curve means that I’m always surprising myself by being able to play a song that I never would have […]

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