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Sports video game podcast, discussing the hottest sports gaming stories.

Sports video game podcast, discussing the hottest sports gaming stories.
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Sports video game podcast, discussing the hottest sports gaming stories.

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English


Episodes

Madden NFL 19 Review Roundtable

8/10/2018
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The multi-tiered release of Madden NFL 19 is now complete and the game is fully in the wild! After last week's 90 minutes of first impressions, this review roundtable episode of the Press Row Podcast features a full panel of sports game experts discussing everything to do with Madden NFL 19 - going through areas such as gameplay, Franchise, Ultimate Team, and Longshot. On the show this week: Bryan Wiedey, Pastapadre/Sporting News/Hit the Pass (@pastapadre) Rich Grisham, OOTP...

Duration:01:31:31

Madden NFL 19 First Impressions

8/3/2018
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Madden NFL 19 has arrived for those with EA Access and Origin Access subscriptions and is now only days away from its official release. With his complete review out on Sporting News Pastapadre talks with Rich about the game including its strengths, weaknesses, and random observations. Franchise Mode, gameplay, presentation, graphics, Longshot, and much more are covered. A number of listener questions are also addressed. Additionally the controversy over EA Sports removing a reference to...

Duration:01:33:42

The Best Sports Video Game Soundtracks

7/27/2018
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Counting down our favorite sports video game soundtracks in this episode of the Press Row Podcast! Beyond making the picks, and going through some listener choices, the discussion also includes how the music was influential at the time and the way in which the importance of soundtracks has evolved over the years. Additionally the news of the week is touched upon, with initial impressions of the NHL 19 open beta and thoughts on 2K Sports now acting as the publisher for NBA Playgrounds...

Duration:01:12:56

All-Star Break

7/19/2018
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Rich has returned from DC and the MLB All-Star festivities and shares thoughts on his experiences at the Home Run Derby, All-Star Game, and with the MLB HR Derby VR game. Bryan and Rich then respond to listener questions, leading into discussions on hype levels for Madden NFL 19, intriguing teams to use in Franchise Mode, why there has been no news yet on NBA 2K19, whether 2K19 will outsell 2K18, what game has been the biggest disappointment this year, and the continued mystery of the...

Duration:01:25:31

NCAA Football Five Years Later

7/13/2018
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We look back on the NCAA Football franchise five years after the release of the final edition in the series, NCAA Football 14, on this episode of the Press Row Podcast. The discussion includes a recap of what led to the demise of college sports video games, whether a return is possible in the five years ahead and what would need to happen for that to occur, and the various challenges a video game developer faces with college sports beyond just the current legal complications. Finally,...

Duration:01:13:34

World Cup Summer Games Preview

7/6/2018
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Rich Grisham is joined by Kat Bailey this week to discuss the World Cup (both in real and virtual form) and look ahead to NHL 19, Madden NFL 19, FIFA 19 on Switch, and The Golf Club 2019. On the show this week: Rich Grisham, OOTP Developments/Hit The Pass (@richgrisham) Kat Bailey, USgamer (@the_katbot)

Duration:01:13:34

A New Crew

6/29/2018
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This episode of the Press Row Podcast features extensive discussion on the brand new open-world racing game The Crew 2, a change to the commentary team for NBA Live 19, and the first player ratings for Madden NFL 19. Additionally listener questions are followed up on, which include thoughts on changes to the way games will be monitized going forward and what's happening with the mysteriously-delayed NBA Playgrounds 2. On the show this week: Bryan Wiedey, Pastapadre/Sporting News/Hit the...

Duration:01:43:35

Settling Back In

6/22/2018
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Following the avalanche of video game news out of EA Play and E3 things in the sports gaming world calmed down for a few days. However it wasn't long until business picked back up with the official reveal of NHL 19 and new info on Madden NFL 19. This episode of the Press Row Podcast includes discussion on NHL 19's new features and Madden NFL 19's presentation improvements, plus responses to a handful of listener questions on topics such as Madden's currently-running closed beta,...

Duration:01:13:53

EA Play 2018 Recap

6/10/2018
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Publisher Electronic Arts held its annual EA Play press briefing on Saturday, including a first look at Madden NFL 19, FIFA 19 and NBA Live 19. Following the show additional details were provided on features for each of the respective games. This special edition of the Press Row Podcast covers all the news from the event which includes Madden making a return to the PC after an absence of over a decade, the return of Longshot story mode for a second season, how the Madden trailer seemed...

Duration:01:01:49

First NBA 2K19 news and Super Mega Baseball 2 interview

6/8/2018
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Before the avalanche of news comes from EA Play and E3 the latest developments in the sports gaming world are discussed in this episode of the Press Row Podcast. Among those topics are NBA 2K19's reveal of the 20th Anniversary Edition (strangely for its 19th year) and who will find the $100 package worth buying, plus Terrell Owens, cover athlete for the Hall of Fame Edition of Madden NFL 19, has decided not to attend the enshrinement ceremony and how that could affect EA Sports' marketing...

Duration:01:20:47

E3 2018 Expectations

6/1/2018
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With just a week until the kick-off of EA Play and E3 expectations for sports games at the briefings and on the show floor are discussed on this episode of the Press Row Podcast. Other topics include the 2018 FIFA World Cup add-on for FIFA 18 and the first feature news for Madden NFL 19. On the show this week: Bryan Wiedey, Pastapadre/Sporting News/Hit the Pass (@pastapadre) Rich Grisham, OOTP Developments/Hit The Pass (@richgrisham) MillsGamingTV (@millsgamingtv)

Duration:01:04:40

The Numbers Game

5/25/2018
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Mat Piscatella makes another visit to the Press Row Podcast to go over the latest NPD sales data for games like NBA 2K18, MLB The Show 18, and Madden NFL 18. Also discussed is the PGA Tour signing on with The Golf Club 2019, what importance reviews hold these days, the impact of subscription services on spending, and the affect Fortnite is having on the industry.

Duration:01:17:44

Pre-E3 News and Musings

5/18/2018
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This episode of the Press Row Podcast tackles topics that include the surprising last-minute delay to NBA Playgrounds 2, the addition of Fight Night Champion to backwards compatibility on Xbox One, and whether one or both could be leading into an E3/EA Play announcement. Then listener questions are taken on what player will be featured on the Madden NFL 19 cover, the benefits and costs to league licenses and more! On the show this week: Bryan Wiedey, Pastapadre/Sporting News/Hit the Pass...

Duration:01:12:27

Super Mega Spring

5/11/2018
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This week we welcome back some good friends to see what they've been up to sports game-wise (and everything else)! Owen Good and MillsGamingTV join host Rich Grisham to chat all about their love of Super Mega Baseball 2, the announcement of a new Pro Evolution Soccer, the hope for the future of NBA Live, and a lot more. On the show this week: Rich Grisham, OOTP Developments/Hit The Pass (@richgrisham) Owen Good, Polygon (@owengood) MillsGamingTV (@millsgamingtv)

Duration:01:02:50

More New Beginnings

5/4/2018
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With the late-breaking news that Madden creative director Rex Dickson has left EA Sports and the mention of the series going in a "new direction" we welcome the person that previously held that same position, Ian Cummings, on this episode of the Press Row Podcast. He's got a new mobile game that just came out right in time for the Kentucky Derby (Horse Racing Manager 2018) and he's able to provide unique perspective on what the change in leadership for Madden might mean for the...

Duration:01:16:12

Entering the golden age for value

4/26/2018
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Subscription services continue to provide great value and the news on three games impacted by them headlined the week in sports gaming. Discussion on this episode of the Press Row Podcast includes Super Mega Baseball 2 being offered for free to Xbox Live Gold subscribers, PES 2018 being added to the Xbox Game Pass service, and a 20% discount for PlayStation Plus subscribers on NBA Playgrounds 2 which looks to also now have a release date. Additionally there's sadness over the lack of a...

Duration:01:08:11

Indie Party

4/20/2018
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A summer of indie games is nearly upon us and among them are Super Mega Baseball 2, NBA Playgrounds 2, and Casey Powell Lacrosse 18. News on those three are discussed in this episode of the Press Row Podcast which also covers the revelation that Pro Evolution Soccer is losing its exclusive UEFA license and progress in a fantasy draft being held for MLB The Show 18. On the show this week: Bryan Wiedey, Pastapadre/Sporting News/Hit the Pass (@pastapadre) Rich Grisham, OOTP...

Duration:00:56:31

The Road to Championships

4/13/2018
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This episode of the Press Row Podcast features discussion on the recent NBA 2K League draft, playoff predictions from NBA 2K18 and Franchise Hockey Manager, and the crowning of the Favorite Sports Game Since 2010 with NBA 2K11 and NCAA Football 14 having reached the finals of the tournament. On the show this week: Bryan Wiedey, Pastapadre/Sporting News/Hit the Pass (@pastapadre) Rich Grisham, OOTP Developments/Hit The Pass (@richgrisham)

Duration:00:54:10

The Legend of Todd Zuniga

4/6/2018
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Great friend of the show and founder of the sports video game podcast Adrian Todd Zuniga joins us this week! He discusses his new book Collision Theory which is available April 17 and can be pre-ordered now, his role helping craft Madden's Longshot mode last year and looking ahead on potential future options for it, his current relationship with sports video games, and more. From 1UP to The Sports Game Guy's Sports Anomaly, 4th String to Literary Death Match, Mr. Zuniga is well-known for...

Duration:01:11:33

MLB The Show 18 Review Roundtable

3/30/2018
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MLB The Show 18 has released and we've assembled a small panel to talk all about the game on this episode of the Press Row Podcast. Everything from Diamond Dynasty, Road to the Show, Franchise, gameplay, the removal of modes, predictable trouble with the servers and more is discussed at length. On the show this week: Bryan Wiedey, Pastapadre/Sporting News/Hit the Pass (@pastapadre) Rich Grisham, OOTP Developments/Hit The Pass (@richgrisham) Kat Bailey, USgamer (@the_katbot) T.J....

Duration:01:29:11