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 […]

Shawn DrotarFootball Friday

Posted on April 24th, 2009 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion, Wii, PSP by Shawn Drotar

In New York City, the day before the NFL Draft, EA Sports is holding an event to showcase their latest football titles, Madden NFL 10 and NCAA Football 10.
Primarily, this event serves to unveil the six - that’s right, six - cover athletes for the games. Each different version of NCAA Football will have a […]

Shawn DrotarReview: Loco Roco 2

Posted on February 13th, 2009 in Gaming, Reviews, Opinion, PSP by Shawn Drotar

Let’s face it - while the PSP is a fine handheld system, its library isn’t chock-full of must-play games. Suffering from too many ports and half-hearted attempts to cash in on console titles’ success, Sony’s device often struggles in competition with the overwhelming success of the Nintendo DS and its more distinct approach to handheld […]

Shawn DrotarForget L.A., Leipzig is where the game news happens

Posted on August 20th, 2008 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion, PSP by Shawn Drotar

E3 has been trumped this year - and it might need to get used to it - by the Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany. The three day-event has already brought some of the most interesting news of the year, including many announcements that would normally have been made at E3 in the past, before the […]

Shawn DrotarMaddenpalooza comes up roses

Posted on August 13th, 2008 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion, Wii, PSP by Shawn Drotar

Subtlety isn’t EA Sports’ style, so when they launch their most important title of the year, they make sure it gets noticed. Taking over the site of five Super Bowls, two Olympics and a World Cup ought to do it…

Monday, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, Electronic Arts (with an assist from some other […]

Shawn DrotarScattershots

Posted on August 1st, 2008 in Gaming, Xbox 360, PC Gaming, Playstation 3, News, Opinion, Wii, PSP by Shawn Drotar

Not-so-deep thoughts for a Friday afternoon:

Noted radio talk show host Michael Medved brings the crazy with his screed against Grand Theft Auto IV, clumsily entitled, “War on Middle Class Values, Not on Middle Class”. I have concerns about GTA IV and it’s content at times, too… but then again, I think that Al Pacino’s wildly […]

Shawn DrotarReview: echochrome

Posted on May 5th, 2008 in Gaming, Playstation 3, Reviews, PSP by Shawn Drotar

It’s downloadable, it’s brain-twisting and it’s the polar opposite of Grand Theft Auto IV.
It’s echochrome, and it’s one of the best puzzlers in years.
Part M.C. Escher, part 3-D, part 2-D and part Lemmings, echochrome takes the gamer through dozens of spectacular levels, utilizing its own set of rules for the in-game universe, all based […]

Shawn DrotarBlu-ray 2.0 and Battlefield: Bad Company Beta on tap

Posted on March 20th, 2008 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion, PSP by Shawn Drotar

The PlayStation 3’s resurgence has been clearly tied to the success of Blu-ray, so it’s nice to know that the game console may be the best Blu-Ray player on the market.
Thanks to the ability to update the Blu-ray software via the PS3’s System Update, Blu-ray Profile 2.0 (otherwise known as BD-Live) will arrive on the […]

Shawn DrotarScattershots

Posted on March 6th, 2008 in Gaming, PC Gaming, News, Opinion, Nintendo DS, PSP by Shawn Drotar

Musings for a Thursday afternoon…

EGM Magazine’s current issue has a must-read article about fixing the ESRB. Now, I think that the ESRB works, assuming people pay attention to it, of course - but there’s little question about room for improvement. This insider’s perspective is a fascinating read and offers valuable insight into the inner workings […]

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 […]

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