Are you ready for some football?
I’ve got Madden NFL 12, which curiously arrived in a pizza box from Papa John’s (they’re running a $5 discount on the game through EA’s Origin.com), so I’m ready to dig into this year’s highly-anticipated football title.
There’s an embargo on in-game content until August 26th - believe me, the big […]
Are you ready for some football?
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 […]
It’s summertime, and while sports fans are still soaking in baseball’s Midsummer Classic, sports gaming fans have been flush with anticipation of EA Sports’ latest college gridiron title, NCAA Football 11.
Year in and year out, the NCAA game tries to carve out a niche in a ever-shrinking release window (this year, it’s less than a […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]