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Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: NBA Live 14 Critical Analysis

The 58th episode of the Press Row Podcast features a critical analysis of NBA Live 14, perhaps the most fascinating sports game story of 2013. The show is a combination of two events – a Press Row Hangout from the night that NBA Live officially launched as well as a follow-up conversation of the Xbox One Launch Press Row Hangout. The first (and longer) section features host Rich Grisham along with PastaPadre’s Bryan Wiedey, ThatSportsGamer.com’s TJ Lauerman, and The Gaming Tailgate’s Chris Jacobs. The second segment, which takes place after EA’s “apology” of sorts for the launch state of the game, features Owen Good and Chris Sanner along with Rich and Bryan.

Enjoy the show!

Joining us this week:

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

TJ Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@thatsportsgamer)

Chris Jacobs, The Gaming Tailgate (@cdj80)

Owen Good, Kotaku (@owengood)

Chris Sanner ,Operation Sports(@ChrisSnr)

And your host, Rich 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!

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: 1:50

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_59.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 4:12pm EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: PS4 Launch Sports Games & More

The 58th episode of the Press Row Podcast features most of our standard crew – and a great special guest – and covers all of the PS4 launch sports games. We go into detail on NBA 2K14, NBA Live, Madden 25, and FIFA 14, and our overall experience launching into the next generation of sports games. In addition, the crew talks a bit about the non-sports games they’ve tried on PS4 as well as their plans for Xbox One.

Enjoy the show!

Joining us this week:

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

Owen Good, Kotaku (@owengood)

Mike Suszek, Joystiq (@mikesuszek)

Kat Bailey, US Gamer (@the_katbot)

Samit Sarkar,Polygon (@samitsarkar)

And your host, Rich 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!

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: 1:38

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_58.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 11:40am EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: PS4 Launch Night Hangout

On the evening of the PS4 launch on November 15th, several Press Row Podcast regulars and a couple of new friends got together for a special Press Row Hangout. We decided to put out the show in audio format for all of the standard show listeners. The crew describes getting their PS4 units, how the setup went well or horribly wrong, and initial thoughts on all of the sports games that came out with the system. It’s a rollicking episode full of all the day one surprises, delights, confusion, and disasters.

Joining us this week:
Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)
Owen Good,Kotaku (@owengood)
TJ Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer.com(@thatsportsgamer)
Chris Jacobs, The Gaming Tailgate(@cdj80)
Jeremy Stein, GSN Gamers (@LosingMT)


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: 2:00

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_57.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 7:02pm EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: NBA Live 14 Hands-On

To gear up for the release of two next-generation consoles in the next two weeks – and the first release of an NBA Live title in four years - Episode 56 of the Press Row Podcast features a complete, unedited recording of host Rich Grisham’s (@richgrisham) sit-down with three NBA Live development team members for the first hands-on play time with the game. You’ll hear Executive Producer Sean O’Brien’s (@seanobs) take on the state of the franchise, producer Ryan Ferwerda (@ryanferwerda) go through all of the game’s features, and designer Scott O’Gallagher (@scottogallagher) take Rich through the controls and play a couple of games. It’s a fascinating peek into how the game is slowly breaking out of its mystery-shrouded shell as it prepares for release on November 19th.

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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!

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: 1:18

 

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_56.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 7:36pm EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Episode 55 - WWE 2K14, NBA Live 14, Madden 25 & More

Episode 55 of the Press Row Podcast is the last full panel show before the launch of the PS4, and it’s highlighted with spirited discussion on all sorts of subjects. Up first, the team discusses the new information about The Show for the PS4 juxtaposed with no baseball on the Xbox One. Next, Mike Suszek and Owen Good go deep on their reviews of WWE 2K14. Later on, Rich Grisham describes his hands-on experience with NBA Live, followed by a bit of NBA 2K14 PS4 exclusivity information and wrapped up by an examination of what we’ve seen and heard so far about Madden 25 on next-gen consoles. It’s a jam-packed show! Here’s the breakdown:

6:30 mark – Rich, Owen, Chris, Bryan, and Samit discuss all the next-gen baseball information

29:30 mark – Mike and Owen review WWE 2K14

52:00 mark – Rich describes his time hands-on with NBA Live 14

1:19:00 mark – The crew reacts to what they’ve seen from Madden 25 next-gen

1:30:00 mark – We go around the table to ask who’s buying the PS4 at launch and what games they’re buying as well

Enjoy the show!

Joining us this week:

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)

Owen Good,Kotaku (@owengood)

Mike Suszek, Joystiq (@mikesuszek)

Ian Cummings, Zynga (@iantcummings)

And your host, Richard Grisham, GamesRadar/OXM/@GAMER (@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!

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: 1:42

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_55.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 11:25am EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Madden 25 Next-Gen Presentation

Episode 53 of the Press Row Podcast is a one-on-one interview between host Rich Grisham (@richgrisham) and Madden NFL 25 producer Patrick Bellanca about the various ways the team has refreshed Madden’s overall presentation as it launches on the PS4 and Xbox One. Patrick describes the process of design and implementation of cameras, crowds, sidelines, commentary, and more.

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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!

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: 52 minutes

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_53.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 6:05pm EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: NBA Live 14 One-on-One with Producer Ryan Ferwerda

Episode 54 of the Press Row Podcast is a one-on-one interview between host Rich Grisham (@richgrisham) and NBA Live 14 producer Ryan Ferwerda (@RyanFerwerda) all about the key new ways to play basketball in EA’s next-generation launch title. As NBA emerges from its three years of trials and tribulations, it’s an interesting look into how and why the design team aiming to differentiate itself from the competition as well as keep players coming back all season long.

Enjoy the show!

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!

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: 50 minutes

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_54.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 11:57am EST

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