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Operation Sports: Press Row Podcast - Episode 39 - Madden NFL 25 Review Roundtable

This is the episode we’ve been waiting for – the Madden NFL 25 Review Roundtable with the full crew. The 39th Episode of the Press Row Podcast is dedicated to a discussion of EA’s NFL franchise – how the team went about their review process, where it succeeds, where it misses, and the overall state of current-gen Madden at the dawn of the next one.
Joining us this week:

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@chrisSnr)
Mike Suszek, Joystiq (@mikesuszek)
Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)
Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)
Owen Good, Kotaku (@owengood)
And your host, Richard Grisham, GamesRadar (@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:
Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast  and send us some Tweets while you’re there
Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 
Respond to this post

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, be sure to check out our friends at Weekend Confirmed right here: http://www.shacknews.com/tag/weekend-confirmed. If you’re not already a listener, give it a shot. We’re all big fans!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 2:11

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_39.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 10:39am EST

Operation Sports: Press Row Podcast: Episode 38 - NHL 14 Dev Team Deep Dive (Part 1)

It’s the 38th Episode of the Press Row Podcast, a one-on-many developer interview with key members of the NHL 14 development team. Host Rich Grisham (@richgrisham) discusses the transition from last year’s game to this one, the key aspects of the just-released demo, and a deep dive into the on-ice improvements we can expect from this year’s hockey title. As always, a few listener questions are sprinkled in throughout.

Don’t miss Part 2 of the interview coming up on September 10th, the day that NHL 14 hits stores.

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 

3)      Respond to this post

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!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 45:00

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_38_-_NHL_14_Deep_Dive_Part_1.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 11:03am EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Episode 37 - Madden NFL 25 Ratings with EA’s Donny Moore

It’s the 37th Episode of the Press Row Podcast, a one-on-one interview with Donny Moore(@Donny_Moore)  – otherwise known as Madden’s “Ratings Czar” – and host Rich Grisham. The two discuss the overall ratings process, the challenges that he faces, which players are coming in as the best-rated players at each position, some of the biggest movers and shakers since last year, and a position-by-position breakdown of the most important attributes. It’s a fascinating glimpse at a key aspect of the overall Madden experience.

Joining us this week:

Donny Moore, EA Sports (@Donny_Moore)

And your host, Richard Grisham, GamesRadar (@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 

3)      Respond to this post

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!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1:02

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_37.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 8:38am EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Episode 36

It’s the 36th Episode of the Press Row Podcast, once again the saga of the endless NCAA lawsuit and its impact on college football games is front and center. The crew discusses the implications of the decisions by various conferences to opt out of their licenses as well as thoughts about the future of the franchise as a whole. There’s also discussion about NBA 2K14’s announcements – or lack thereof – to date, and a spirited debate about WWE 2K14’s new Wrestlemania mode and how that will affect 2K’s first foray into the sport. Lastly, we dive deeply into the Madden NFL 25 demo – what we like, what we don’t, and how it may affect buyer decisions when the full game is released.

After the main show, stick around for the third installment of “Let’s Play Ultimate Team” with Rich and Ultimate Team guru TJ Lauerman (@ThatSportsGamer) continuing their quest for success in NCAA 14’s UT mode. Also, check out the team Rich is hoping to build right here!

Joining us this week:

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@chrisSnr)

Mike Suszek, Joystiq (@mikesuszek)

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)

Owen Good, Kotaku (@owengood)

And your host, Richard Grisham, GamesRadar (@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 

3)      Respond to this post

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!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 2:08

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_36.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 12:22pm EST

The 35th episode of the Press Row Podcast is the first in a special series where we take a turn from the big budget world of major console sports games to the much different environment of independent sports games. Up first is an interview with the creator of the amazing New Star Soccer – our all-time favorite mobile sports game – followed by an interview with one of the makers of the terrific Your Turn Football. It’s a fascinating look into the challenges and triumphs of the people who’ve decided to eschew the big time to do it all themselves.

Joining us this week are Simon Read and Mark Baldwin of New Star Games, then Mike Saperstein of Pick Six Studios, along with 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 

3)      Respond to this post

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!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1:30


Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Episode 34

It’s the 34th Episode of the Press Row Podcast, and the whole gang is back together for a mid-summer showdown. After a bit of what they’ve been playing (and watching), the crew spends some time lamenting the seemingly never-ending technical issues around online sports gaming. There’s also some listener feedback on the topic as well. Up next is a Madden NFL 25 wishlist, then a breakdown of the latest legal woes surrounding EA Sports and their college football franchise.

After the main show, stick around for the second installment of “Let’s Play Ultimate Team” with Rich and Ultimate Team guru TJ Lauerman (@ThatSportsGamer). Also, check out the team Rich is hoping to build right here!

Joining us this week:

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@chrisSnr)

Mike Suszek, Joystiq (@mikesuszek)

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)

Owen Good, Kotaku (@owengood)

And your host, Richard Grisham, GamesRadar (@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 

3)      Respond to this post

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

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1:58:15

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_34.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 11:09am EST

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