Fri, 18 July 2014
The 93rd edition of the Press Row Podcast takes a long, hard look at how Microtransactions are influencing the way developers design and consumers play big-time sports games. Spurred on by an interesting piece published on USGamer by our own Kat Bailey (http://www.usgamer.net/articles/pes-2015-microtransactions) the panel discusses the history of Ultimate Team and its offshoots, the way Microtransactions impacted the PS4/Xbox One launch, and where they are heading in the near- and long-term future. Are these modes and features ultimately positive or negative? We weigh in with our thoughts and experiences.
Joining us this week:
Owen Good, Polygon (@owengood)
Kat Bailey, US Gamer (@The_Katbot)
Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)
Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@SamitSarkar)
T.J. Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)
Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@PastaPadre)
And your host, Richard Grisham, GamesRadar (@richgrisham)
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Run Time: 1:51
Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_93_-_7_18_14_1.45_AM.mp3
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 11:49am EST