Shawn DrotarBang Camaro uses gaming as a springboard to success

Posted on September 8th, 2009 in Gaming, Xbox, Playstation 3, Opinion, Wii, Music by Shawn Drotar

Perhaps the quintessential videogame band, Bang Camaro’s omnipresence in some of gaming’s biggest titles over the last year has been hard to ignore. The multi-headed Hydra with the crunchy guitar and soaring vocals has appeared in Rock Band and Rock Band 2, The Sims 3 and Madden NFL 10, titles that rack up unbelievable sales […]

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 […]

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.
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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 […]

Shawn DrotarFive Years Ago… Already?

Posted on November 15th, 2007 in Gaming, Xbox, Xbox 360, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

I remember it like it was yesterday. Five years (and exactly one month) ago today, I was in Redmond, Washington, sitting in a high-tech conference room with gaming visionaries like J Allard, Andre Vrignaud among many from Microsoft, who had invited me, and just less than twenty others, to this polished aluminum room… to […]

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 […]

Mark FossenVideogames A Part Of Life: Film At 11

Posted on January 18th, 2007 in Gaming, Playstation 2, Xbox, News, Opinion, Wii by Mark Fossen

Games are part of the mainstream, part of the lives of most people in a certain age range. They talk on phones, use computers, and play videogames … yet we never see “Teen Thief Planned Crimes On Cell Phone” or “Excel Used To Plan Scam”. Use MySpace or play the PS2, and that’s another […]

Mark FossenHappy Birthday, Xbox!

Posted on November 20th, 2006 in Gaming, Xbox, Opinion by Mark Fossen

Sorry, Xbox … I didn’t even send you a card. Hopefully a post at 5WG will suffice in its stead, belated though it may be.
I remember your birthday pretty clearly, and have been thinking of it during this Mother Of All Console Release Weekends. I didn’t camp out all night, and I didn’t sell you […]