Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast

This week’s mega-pod includes a number of discussions centered on this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. Up first, Kat Bailey breaks down her hands-on experience with Madden NFL 16, NHL 16, FIFA 16, and Pro Evolution 2016 – lots of great details here. Next, Rich is joined by Bryan Wiedey, T.J. Lauerman, and Chris Sanner review all of the press conferences. Lastly, Ryan Lewis hops on along with T.J., Bryan, and Rich to review the underwhelming reveal of Joe Montana Football.

Enjoy!

Joining us this week:

Kat Bailey, US Gamer (@The_Katbot)

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre/Hit The Pass (@pastapadre)

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)

T.J. Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)

Ryan Lewis, Hit The Pass (@RyanTheLou)

And your host, Richard Grisham from Hit The Pass (@richgrisham)

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you. Do it one of these ways:

1)      Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast  and send us some Tweets while you’re there

2)      Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 

Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/operation-sports-press-row/id563624090, Stitcher Radio (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/operation-sports/press-row-podcast) , and the Windows Store, so subscribe to it and rate it too!

Lastly, check out our brand new compilation page on Audioboom at https://audioboom.com/channel/press-row-podcast, where all of our shows are easy to access from one page.

 

Run Time: 2:15

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_139.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:02 PM

This week’s episode gets the entire Press Row gang together to talk about what E3 2015 may hold in store for sports games. From the basic messaging we’re expecting from core titles to far-flung future-state virtual reality, this year’s E3 conference is likely to throw a lot at fans of big-time sports. Will there be any major surprises? Will hyperbole be ramped up or tempered? Will we see anything from the new wave of VR machines like Oculus or Morpheus? Join the crew as we walk through what we expect and hope this year at E3.

Enjoy!

Joining us this week:

Owen Good, Polygon (@OwenGood)

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre/Hit The Pass (@pastapadre)

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)

Kat Bailey, US Gamer (@The_Katbot)

T.J. Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@SamitSarkar)

And your host, Richard Grisham from HitThePass (@richgrisham)

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you. Do it one of these ways:

1)      Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast  and send us some Tweets while you’re there

2)      Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 

Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/operation-sports-press-row/id563624090, Stitcher Radio (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/operation-sports/press-row-podcast) , and the Windows Store, so subscribe to it and rate it too!

Lastly, check out our brand new compilation page on Audioboom at https://audioboom.com/channel/press-row-podcast, where all of our shows are easy to access from one page.

 

Run Time: 1:14

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_138.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:10 AM

Press Row Podcast – Episode 137 –The trouble(s) with FIFA

This week’s episode is a conversation with a full panel all about FIFA – namely, EA’s relationship to the embattled global organization and the reaction to the recent announcement of the inclusion of women into this fall’s FIFA 16. To what extent should EA evaluate its partnership with FIFA, considering the damning revelations of corruption and near-slave labor building World Cup stadiums? Should we be happy that a dozen women’s national teams have been added for FIFA 16, or should we be unhappy that there’s not more that can be done with them? It’s a spirited debate that goes in several unexpected directions.

Enjoy!

Joining us this week:

Owen Good, Polygon (@OwenGood)

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre/Hit The Pass (@pastapadre)

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)

Kat Bailey, US Gamer (@The_Katbot)

T.J. Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@SamitSarkar)

And your host, Richard Grisham from HitThePass (@richgrisham)

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you. Do it one of these ways:

1)      Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast  and send us some Tweets while you’re there

2)      Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 

Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/operation-sports-press-row/id563624090, Stitcher Radio (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/operation-sports/press-row-podcast) , and the Windows Store, so subscribe to it and rate it too!

Lastly, check out our brand new compilation page on Audioboom at https://audioboom.com/channel/press-row-podcast, where all of our shows are easy to access from one page.

 

Run Time: 1:03

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_137.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:53 AM

This week’s episode is a deep dive into the modifications and improvements in this fall’s upcoming Madden NFL 16. Host Rich Grisham is joined by two of the leading designers of Madden’s Connected Franchise Mode, including Creative Director Kolbe Launchbaugh and Designer John White. The three discuss a host of additions and changes to CFM, including the updated goals framework, new scouting and draft options, updated commissioner tools, and a host of other items.

Enjoy!

Joining us this week:

Koble Launchbaugh, EA Sports (@KolbeL)

John White, EA Sports (@EAWhite)

And your host, Richard Grisham (@richgrisham)

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you. Do it one of these ways:

1)      Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast  and send us some Tweets while you’re there

2)      Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 

Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/operation-sports-press-row/id563624090, Stitcher Radio (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/operation-sports/press-row-podcast) , and the Windows Store, so subscribe to it and rate it too!

Lastly, check out our brand new compilation page on Audioboom at https://audioboom.com/channel/press-row-podcast, where all of our shows are easy to access from one page.

 

Run Time: 54 minutes

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_136.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:58 AM

Press Row Podcast – Episode 135 – NHL 16 and Madden 16

This week’s episode is a two-parter. Up first, host  Rich Grisham is joined by Press Row regulars Owen Good, Chris Sanner, T.J. Lauerman, and Samit Sarkar to discuss the NHL 16 feature set reveal. The team compares last season’s PR process to this year’s as well as the overall reaction by themselves and the fans. Up next, Madden 16’s Creative Director Kolbe Launchbaugh joins Rich to describe his approach to this fall’s Madden game as well as a preview of its theme.

Enjoy!

Joining us this week:

T.J. Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@SamitSarkar)

Owen Good, Polygon (@OwenGood)

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@Chiris_Snr)

Koble Launchbaugh, EA Sports (@KolbeL)

And your host, Richard Grisham (@richgrisham)

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you. Do it one of these ways:

1)      Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast  and send us some Tweets while you’re there

2)      Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 

Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/operation-sports-press-row/id563624090, Stitcher Radio (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/operation-sports/press-row-podcast) , and the Windows Store, so subscribe to it and rate it too!

Lastly, check out our brand new compilation page on Audioboom at https://audioboom.com/channel/press-row-podcast, where all of our shows are easy to access from one page.

 

Run Time: 1:33

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_135.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:04 PM

Press Row Podcast – Episode 134 – Project CARS and Madden 16

This week’s episode is a two-parter. Up first, racing enthusiasts Greg Sewart and Pete Dodd join host Rich Grisham to deliver their initial impressions of the brand new racer Project CARS – what is impressive, what’s lacking, and the interesting approach to development and distribution that the game took. The second part is a brief discussion between Bryan Wiedey, T.J. Lauerman, and Rich about the first bit of news that has been released about this fall’s Madden 16.

Enjoy!

Joining us this week:

Greg Sewart, Player One Podcast (@sewart)

Pete Dodd, Dodd Scientifics (@AtPeteDodd)

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

T.J. Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)

And your host, Richard Grisham (@richgrisham)

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you. Do it one of these ways:

1)      Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast  and send us some Tweets while you’re there

2)      Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 

Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/operation-sports-press-row/id563624090, Stitcher Radio (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/operation-sports/press-row-podcast) , and the Windows Store, so subscribe to it and rate it too!

Lastly, check out our brand new compilation page on Audioboom at https://audioboom.com/channel/press-row-podcast, where all of our shows are easy to access from one page.

 

Run Time: 1:17

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_134.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:07 PM

This week’s episode features Bryan Wiedey, Samit Sarkar, and T.J. Lauerman joining host Rich Grisham to discuss a number of topics, including the feedback from last week’s Joe Montana discussion, what each of the guests has been playing lately, the implications of EA Sports’ continued Ultimate Team money juggernaut, as well as how the various sports titles handle their social media outlets. It’s a fun show that touches on many of the games we love.

Enjoy!

Joining us this week:

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon  (@SamitSarkar)

T.J. Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)

And your host, Richard Grisham (@richgrisham)

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you. Do it one of these ways:

1) Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast  and send us some Tweets while you’re there

2) Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com  

Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/operation-sports-press-row/id563624090, Stitcher Radio (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/operation-sports/press-row-podcast) , and the Windows Store, so subscribe to it and rate it too!

Lastly, check out our brand new compilation page on Audioboom at https://audioboom.com/channel/press-row-podcast, where all of our shows are easy to access from one page.

Run Time: 1:10

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_133.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:13 PM

This week’s episode features Cicero Holmes and Ryan Lewis joining host Rich Grisham to talk about a host of subjects. The three chat about how they approach their favorite sports games, whether or not the “real world” influences their attitude with the virtual equivalent, what their go-to franchise is, what they would like to get into if only there were more time, and much more. In addition, Ryan takes Cicero and Rich down the bizarre Joe Montana Football rabbit hole, offering up several theories on what that operation may actually be doing. It’s a fun episode - our 132nd - that spans sports games in the present, the past, and the future.

Enjoy!

Joining us this week:

Cicero Holmes, Spawn on Me (@stubbystan)

Ryan Lewis  (@RyanTheLou)

And your host, Richard Grisham (@richgrisham)

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you. Do it one of these ways:

1)      Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast  and send us some Tweets while you’re there

2)      Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 

Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/operation-sports-press-row/id563624090, Stitcher Radio (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/operation-sports/press-row-podcast) , and the Windows Store, so subscribe to it and rate it too!

Lastly, check out our brand new compilation page on Audioboom at https://audioboom.com/channel/press-row-podcast, where all of our shows are easy to access from one page.

 

Run Time: 1:32

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_132.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:32 PM

Between the games we’re playing right now and talk of the games coming down the line later this year, this week’s Press Row Podcast touches all the bases. Our panel hits on playing NHL during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, whether losing the Masters hurts EA Sports’ upcoming PGA Tour game, the impact of WWE coming to the PC, our latest stories playing The Show, and the leaked information about Spike Lee contributing to the next version of NBA 2K. There’s never a dull moment in the world of sports video games!

Enjoy!

Joining us this week:

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@PastaPadre)

Kat Bailey, USGamer (@The_Katbot)

Owen Good, Polygon (@OwenGood)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@SamitSarkar)

T.J. Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)

And your host, Richard Grisham (@richgrisham)

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you. Do it one of these ways:

1) Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast  and send us some Tweets while you’re there

2) Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com  

Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/operation-sports-press-row/id563624090, Stitcher Radio (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/operation-sports/press-row-podcast) , and the Windows Store, so subscribe to it and rate it too!

Lastly, check out our brand new compilation page on Audioboom at 

https://audioboom.com/channel/press-row-podcast, where all of our shows are easy to access from one page.

Run Time: 1:32

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_131.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:03 PM

It’s been a few weeks – and before MLB The Show, Out of the Park Baseball, and RBI Baseball were released – since we last spoke with Operation Sports’ Chris Sanner, so we stopped him from chasing tornadoes for an hour to join Bryan Wiedey, T.J. Lauerman, and host Rich Grisham on this week’s Press Row Podcast. The crew chats about their latest experiences with The Show online and off, digs into Diamond Dynasty a bit more, discusses why the Metacritic number for The Show is relatively low (and why that doesn’t really matter), and much more about MLB 15 The Show. In addition, Chris talks about his wildly varying enjoyment of RBI Baseball and Out of the Park Baseball, and Bryan describes why Tap Sports Baseball is such a successful mobile hardball game. We hit all the bases this week in what has turned into a great spring for baseball video game fans.

Enjoy!

Joining us this week:

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@Chris_Snr)

T.J. Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@PastaPadre)

And your host, Richard Grisham (@richgrisham)

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:

1) Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast  and send us some Tweets while you’re there

2) Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com  

Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/operation-sports-press-row/id563624090, Stitcher Radio (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/operation-sports/press-row-podcast) , and the Windows Store, so subscribe to it and rate it too!

Lastly, check out our brand new compilation page on Audioboom at https://audioboom.com/channel/press-row-podcast, where all of our shows are easy to access from one page.

Run Time: 1:00

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_130.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:07 PM