Hit The Pass - Press Row Podcast

Here it is! The most anticipated show of the year – the 2014 Press Row Podcast Sports Game of the Year. The votes have been tallied and the winners are announced. As always, none of the panelists are aware of who wins coming into the show, and the discussions leading up to the unveiling and the reactions afterwards are the best part of it. This year we also add two new twists – we award our first-ever Rookie of the Year award and we “present” the Sports Game of the Year award to the development team for their reaction! It’s our best-ever Game of the Year episode, and we hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we did putting it all together. Happy Holidays! 

Joining us this week:

Owen Good, Polygon (@OwenGood)

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@PastaPadre)

Kat Bailey, USGamer (@The_Katbot)

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@Polygon)

T.J. Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)

2 members of the winning game’s development team

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!

Enjoy the show!

 

Run Time:  1:51


Press Row Podcast – Episode 113 – Old Friends and New

The 113th episode of the Press Row Podcast is a three-part holiday special. Up first is a mini 4th String reunion with Mike Suszek , Ryan Lewis, and Rich Grisham getting together to chat about what 2014 sports games meant to them. Next, Rich interviews Metalhead Software’s Scott Drader about his upcoming PS3/PS4 game Super Mega Baseball. Lastly, the full audio from this week’s Press Row Hangout closes the show, with Bryan Wiedey, T.J. Lauerman, and Rich Grisham discussing the first batch of MLB 15 news along with reactions to a big NBA 2K15 update, Bo Jackson in Madden, and a few other items. Happy Holidays!

Joining us this week:

Mike Suszek, Joystiq (@MikeSuszek)

Ryan Lewis (@ryanthelou)

Scott Drader, Metalhead Software (@ScottDrader)

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@PastaPadre)

T.J. Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)

And your host, Richard Grisham (@richgrisham)

Be sure to check out Games 1-6 of Rich and T.J.'s MLB 15 The Show World Series right here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8Ipap6l0PPYJ0Zj1PFSTOp6RXYilO650

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!

Enjoy the show!

 

Run Time: 2:19


Press Row Podcast – Episode 112 – 2014 Sports Gaming Year in Review

The 112th episode of the Press Row Podcast is our annual Year in Review show, featuring our full panel reflecting on the incredibly interesting year that was 2014. From busted launches to compelling experiences, surprising successes to shocking failures, 2014 had a little bit of everything – good and bad – for people who love the genre. 

Enjoy!

Joining us this week:

Owen Good, Polygon (@OwenGood)

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

Kat Bailey, US Gamer (@The_Katbot)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@SamitSarkar)

T.J. Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)

And your host, Richard Grisham (@richgrisham)

Be sure to check out Kat Bailey's article on US Gamer right here about her experience with FIFA 15 that she discusses on the show too!

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!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time:  1:25

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_112.mp3
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 3:36pm EST

Happy Thanksgiving! The 111th episode of the Press Row Podcast is pulled from our live Thanksgiving Press Row Hangout, as host Rich Grisham is joined by regular panelists Bryan Wiedey from PastaPadre and T.J. Lauerman from ThatSportsGamer as well as special guest Pete Dodd from Dodd Scientifics. The crew chats about a number of topics, including Bryan’s suggestion that NBA Live move to free-to-play, the post-release support of various sports titles since their release this year, and several others. There’s nothing quite like a long Thanksgiving weekend of food and football; enjoy the show!

Joining us this week:

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

T.J. Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)

Pete Dodd, Dodd Scientifics (@atPeteDodd)

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!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time:  1:15

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:11pm EST

The 110th episode of the Press Row Podcast is a special doubleheader, featuring two one-on-one interviews with key people in the sports game landscape. Up first, host Rich Grisham chats with Operation Sports’ Executive Editor Chris Sanner about his career at OS, its influence on the games we play, and how the industry has evolved since he began. There are some startling revelations. Next, our good friend and NBA 2K designer Scott O’Gallagher drops by for a fascinating conversation about his career evolution from collegiate and professional basketball player to community member to game maker. It’s chock full of interesting stories and insight into basketball video games and the ways they get made.

Enjoy!

Joining us this week:

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@Chris_Snr)

Scott O’Gallagher, 2K Sports (@ScottOGallagher)

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!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time:  2:00

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Category:sports video games, sports videogames, videogames -- posted at: 12:28pm EST

Press Row Podcast – Episode 109 – The age of broken launches

The 109th episode of the Press Row Podcast is a special episode, taking a look at how the mainstream and independent media have to change their approaches to covering games in the current market.  Polygon’s Owen Good and PastaPadre’s Bryan Wiedey join host Rich Grisham to reflect on the first year of the PS4 and Xbox One launches. It’s startling just how many titles – sports games and otherwise – have suffered crippling problems at launch and beyond. Should “Day 1” reviews exist anymore? Why do sites tolerate embargoes that lift after the retail release of a game? Should sites refuse post-launch embargoes over all? How can a game properly be covered after launch – and is there an audience for that coverage? Do sports games get a fair shake when compared to other AAA titles with much larger teams and longer development times?

Enjoy!

Joining us this week:

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@PastaPadre)

Owen Good, Polygon (@OwenGood)

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!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time:  1:18

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_109.mp3
Category:sports video games, sports videogames, videogames -- posted at: 10:46am EST

Press Row Podcast – Episode 108 – Madden 15 60 Days Later

The 108th episode of the Press Row Podcast features a full panel of Press Row regulars revisiting Madden NFL 15, 60 days after its release. We discuss what we enjoy and what nags at us, what makes Madden fun for us this season, and where the overall franchise is today and moving forward. Afterwards, some interesting nuggets came out of EA’s latest financial call, a lot of which directly impacts sports games. 

Lastly, some listener questions are answered.  

Enjoy!

Joining us this week:

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@PastaPadre)

Owen Good, Polygon (@OwenGood)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@SamitSarkar)

Kat Bailey, US Gamer (@The_Katbot)

T.J. Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)

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!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time:  1:38

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_108.mp3
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 1:24am EST

Press Row Podcast – Episode 107 – Making NBA Live 15 and the end of online leagues

 

The 107th episode of the Press Row Podcast is a two-parter. Up first, host Rich Grisham speaks to NBA Live 15 executive producer Sean O’Brien and Producer Connor Dougan all about their approach to designing and building this year’s EA hoops game. It’s a wide-ranging conversation that looks at the just-released Live as well as the future, which is looking better today for the franchise than at any point in the past four years. The second part of the show brings all the regular Press Row panelists together to look more into a concerning trend in modern sports games – the phasing out of online leagues in favor of other modes. Enjoy!

Joining us this week:

Sean O’Brien, EA Sports (@seanobs)

Connor Dougan, EA Sports (@eadougie)

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@PastaPadre)

Owen Good, Polygon (@OwenGood)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@SamitSarkar)

Kat Bailey, US Gamer (@The_Katbot)

T.J. Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)

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!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time:  1:32

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_107.mp3
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 12:44pm EST

Press Row Podcast – Episode 106 – NBA 2K15 Afterthoughts and NBA Live 15 Initial Impressions

The 106th episode of the Press Row Podcast features a full panel of Press Row regulars diving deep into the two big fall NBA releases. Up first is an extended discussion of NBA 2K15 now that we’ve all had a few weeks to play – or choose not to play – NBA 2K15 in a full retail environment. Next is a chat about expectations for NBA Live 15, including how the game is being held up by EA as well as what the panel thinks its approach should be. Lastly, Rich spends a few minutes with PastaPadre’s Bryan Wiedey one-on-one to get his thoughts after spending six hours hands-on with NBA Live 15 via EA Access. It’s a hoops extravaganza. Enjoy!

Joining us this week:

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@PastaPadre)

Owen Good, Polygon (@OwenGood)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@SamitSarkar)

Kat Bailey, US Gamer (@The_Katbot)

T.J. Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)

And your host, Richard Grisham (@richgrisham)

Be sure to help out our man T.J. Lauerman’s children’s hospital efforts at Extra Life right here

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!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time:  1:49

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_106.mp3
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 11:53am EST

Press Row Podcast – Episode 105 – Fall Racing Roundtable

 

The 105th episode of the Press Row Podcast welcomes two good friends back to the show as it pits this fall’s two big racing games against each other – Forza Horizon 2 vs DriveClub. Greg Sewart from the Player One Podcast and Pete Dodd from Dodd Scientifics join host Rich Grisham in an extended conversation that looks at what’s great and not-so-great about both titles. In addition, the community weighs in on their thoughts. Finally, the panelists examine the other next-gen racing games coming soon and the overall, ever-changing racing game landscape. Whether you’re a huge fan of the genre or just casually into racing games, chances are you’ll get a kick out of this episode.

Joining us this week:

Greg Sewart, Player One Podcast and Generation-16 (@Sewart)

Pete Dodd, Dodd Scientifics (@atPeteDodd)

And your host, Richard Grisham (@richgrisham)

Be sure to check out Greg Sewart’s great work at Extra Life right here and donate to his efforts. If not, be sure to help out our man T.J. Lauerman’s children’s hospital efforts at Extra Life right here

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!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1:47

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_105.mp3
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 2:39pm EST

Press Row Podcast – Episode 104 – NBA 2K15 Roundtable

The 104th episode of the Press Row Podcast focuses squarely on the just-launched NBA 2K15. The crew discusses their initial impressions, the new shot meter, moments that caught them by surprise positively and negatively, the infamous face-scanning process, concerns about the online stability and requirements, and much more. In addition, we get a brief hands-on report about NBA Live 15 as well as a few listener questions regarding Madden 15 and The Golf Club on the Xbox One.

Joining us this week:

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@PastaPadre

Owen Good, Polygon (@OwenGood)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@SamitSarkar)

Kat Bailey, US Gamer (@The_Katbot)

And your host, Richard Grisham (@richgrisham)

Also! Be sure to help out our man T.J. Lauerman’s children’s hospital efforts at Extra Life right here

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!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1:25

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_104.mp3
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 1:38pm EST

The 103rd episode of the Press Row Podcast is a direct result of community feedback! We’ve heard from hundreds of listeners that really enjoy a lot of aspects of FIFA 15 but don’t always understand the best ways to improve their game or enjoy it as much as they can. So, we reached out to a few of our friends to provide some background as well as direct instructions on how to get better – and we think the result is a really interesting show. Up first, host Rich Grisham chats with FIFA 15 producer Santiago Jaramillo, who discusses (among many other things) some of the differences between this year and last year and how players can approach it this season. Up next is a discussion between Rich and 2 FIFA experts - regular Press Row panelist Kat Bailey and GoodGameBro’s Corey Andress – who totally geek out on very specific ways to get better at every aspect of FIFA 15, including scoring, defense, tactics, substitutions, and roster management. Whether you’re a longtime FIFA player, a newcomer to the series, or just someone with a passing interest in the game, there’s something for you in our show today. Enjoy!

Joining us this week:

Santiago Jaramillo, EA Sports (@santiagoj83)

Kat Bailey, US Gamer(@The_KatBot)

Corey Andress, GoodGameBro (@coreySA)

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!

Enjoy the show!

 

Run Time: 1:48

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_103.mp3
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 1:33pm EST

Press Row Podcast – Episode 102 – FIFA 15 Review Roundtable

The 102nd episode of the Press Row Podcast dives into two main topics – the individual panelists’ impressions of FIFA 15 upon release as well as a lively discussion of the ongoing viability of annual sports game releases on the new generation of consoles. By the time the crew is done, they’ve touched on FIFA 15, Madden 15, MLB 14 The Show, The Golf Club, NHL 15, NBA 2K15, and NBA Live 15. With the huge gap in quality between the sports games at the top of the heap and those at the bottom, the challenges faces by everyone involved – consumers, developers, publishers – are more apparent than ever. 

Joining us this week:

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@PastaPadre)

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)

Owen Good, Polygon (@owengood)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@SamitSarkar)

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!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1:41

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_102.mp3
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 12:01pm EST

Press Row Podcast – Episode 101 – NHL 15 Fallout, Gus Ramsey, and Tap Sports Baseball 

The 101st episode of the Press Row Podcast run the gamut, from big-time AAA sports games to brand new mobile indie offerings. Up first, host Rich Grisham interviews NHL 15 producer Sean Ramjagsingh about the launch of EA’s pro hockey title – what went well, whether fan expectations were fair, reactions to the lack of modes that had been in previous generation versions of the game, and the future of the franchise. It’s an honest look at the extraordinary difficulties that surround making the leap from one generation to another. Up next, ESPN’s Gus Ramsey (and his new puppy Bronco!) joins Rich for his annual take on Madden 15. Lastly, Rich is joined by PastaPadre’s Bryan Wiedey to interview Mike Saperstein, the creative director of the new Tap Sports Baseball mobile game that many of our listeners have found to be a lot of fun. They discuss the ideas behind the game and how it came to life. 

Joining us this week:

Sean Ramjasingh, EA Sports (@Rammer34)

Gus Ramsey, ESPN(@GusRamsey)

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@PastaPadre)

Michael Saperstein, Tap Sports Baseball

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!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1:52

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_101.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:01pm EST

Press Row Podcast – Episode 100 – Reviews Roundup

The 100th episode of the Press Row Podcast features further analysis of the big sports titles that have recently landed, including further discussion of Madden 15, a spirited debate on the merits of The Golf Club, and a look into what happened with the PS4/Xbox One launch of NHL 15. Thank you to everyone who has helped us get to this great milestone, and we hope that we can be around for hundreds more episodes!

Joining us this week:

Owen Good, Polygon (@owengood)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@SamitSarkar)

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)

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!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1:30


The 99th episode of the Press Row Podcast features an in-depth, candid interview with NBA 2K15 Senior Producer Rob Jones all about the upcoming PS4 and Xbox One version of 2K Sports’ basketball game. Host Rich Grisham talks with Rob about a number of key subjects, including how the team put their plans together for this year’s game, his thoughts on the controversy surrounding the implementation of VC in NBA 2K14 (and how it is changing this season), core gameplay features, and some of the cool new features and options players will have across NBA 2K15’s impressive number of game modes. It’s a fascinating look into the mindset of the NBA 2K team, and can only be found here at Operation Sports on the Press Row Podcast. 

Joining us this week:

Rob Jones, Senior Producer, NBA 2K15 (@RobJones2K)

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!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1:10

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_99.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 3:02pm EST

Press Row Podcast – Episode 98 –Madden 15 Review Roundtable

The 98th episode of the Press Row Podcast is one of our most-anticipated shows of the year. Host Rich Grisham is joined by regular panelists Kat Bailey, Bryan Wiedey, Chris Sanner, Owen Good, and T.J. Lauerman to break down the PS4 and Xbox One Madden 15 from top to bottom. Find out what we love and hate about everything from the presentation to the play calling, on-field gameplay to CFM and Ultimate Team. So much to discuss - enjoy the show!

Joining us this week:

Owen Good, Polygon (@owengood)

Kat Bailey, US Gamer (@The_Katbot)

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)

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!

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Run Time: 1:56


 

The 97th episode of the Press Row Podcast is a deep dive with three of the creative forces behind Madden NFL 15. Host Rich Grisham goes in depth with Creative Director Mike Young, Senior Designer Josh Looman, and “Ratings Czar” Donny Moore about the approach to design that each of them take for their specific responsibilities. Among other things, Young discusses the overall vision of the Madden franchise and how this year’s version came together, Looman details the challenges and surprises behind Connected Franchise Mode, and Moore describes how the ratings process has evolved over the years. It’s an interesting view into how a game as huge as Madden NFL 15 gets made. Enjoy the show!

Joining us this week:

Mike Young, EA Sports (@MYSportsPhotog)

Josh Looman, EA Sports (@Josh_Looman)

Donny Moore, EA Sports (@Donny_Moore)

And your host, Richard Grisham (@richgrisham)

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Run Time: 2:22

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_97.mp3
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 12:05pm EST

Press Row Podcast - Fall Sports Preview

It’s happening! As we approach the busy fall sports game season, the Press Row Podcast takes a look at all of the sports releases on the docket and what each one has at stake. The new console generation has been terrific in some regards and challenging in others; what lessons have each franchise learned and how will they apply them this autumn? After that discussion, as an added bonus section a smaller group convenes to discuss the growing concern over the potential exclusion of key modes from NHL 15 in its next-gen debut. It’s a packed episode this week. Enjoy!

 

Joining us this week:

 

Owen Good, Polygon (@owengood)

 

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

 

T.J. Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)

 

Kat Bailey, US Gamer(@atPeteDodd)

 

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@SamitSarkar)

 

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:

 

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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!

 

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Run Time:  2:15

 

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_96_-_8_15_14_9.10_AM.mp3
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 10:46am EST

It’s the middle of summer, and while there’s a bit of a lull in the release calendar before the fall blitz, plenty is still happening in the sports video game world. The 95th episode of the Press Row Podcast is a combination of several conversations. Up first, host Rich Grisham (@richgrisham) is joined by Owen Good (@owengood), Chris Sanner (@ChrisSnr), and Bryan Wiedey (@pastapadre) to discuss the implications of the just-announced EA Access subscription program. After that segment, Rich is joined by Bryan as well as T.J. Lauerman (@thatsportsgamer) and Pete Dodd (@atPeteDodd) to analyze the sports game ‘patch culture’ as well as whether sports commentary matters. Finally, Madden 15 producer Joe Alread (@Palejo) joins Rich to describe all the new changes and improvements coming to Ultimate Team in this year’s upcoming Madden.

 

Joining us this week:

 

Owen Good, Polygon (@owengood)

 

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)

 

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

 

T.J. Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)

 

Pete Dodd, Dodd Scientifics (@atPeteDodd)

 

Joe Already (@Palejo)

 

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:

 

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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!

 

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Run Time:  1:50

 

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_95.mp3
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 2:57pm EST

Press Row Podcast - Making "The Golf Club"

It’s unheard of! Developing, publishing, and supporting an independent sports games on next-generation console platforms? In 2014? The sports game landscape may have gotten smaller in the past few years, but the team at HB Studios saw an opportunity where others saw risk. The result is “The Golf Club”, a simulation golf experience that will soon hit the PS4 and the Xbox One (and is already available on Steam Early Access). The 94th edition of the Press Row Podcast features an extended 1-on-1 discussion between host Richard Grisham (@richgrisham) and The Golf Club Executive Producer Peter Garcin (@rawktron); the two discuss a host of issues, including key game design decisions, how the team navigated and processed the Early Access feedback,  going through the console submission process, and the freedom and anxiety that comes from attempting to self-publish a sports game in today’s complex landscape. It’s an open, honest conversation that provides a unique look at how The Golf Club is coming together in its stretch run.

 

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:

 

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Run Time:  58:38

 

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_94.mp3
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 9:51am EST

Press Row Podcast – The growing influence of Microtransactions in sports games

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)

 

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:

 

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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!

 

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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

Press Row Podcast - Behind the Scenes at EA Sports Summer Showcase

The 92nd edition of the Press Row Podcast sees host Rich Grisham (@richgrisham) joined by Press Row regular T.J. Lauerman (@thatsportsgamer) on a trip to New York City to get some hand-on time, presentations, and demonstrations of three key EA Sports fall releases. Rich gets a tour of some new features in Madden NFL 15 with producer Danny Doeberling, sits down with the head of NHL 15 Sean Ramjagsingh (Rammer34), and gets a demonstration of the key elements of FIFA 15 along with a 1-on-1 discussion of it with its lead designer Santiago Jaromillo (Santiagoj83). Then, Rich and T.J. are joined by fellow Press Row regular Samit Sarkar (@samitsarkar), who also attended the event, to summarize their feelings and compare notes.

 

It’s a fun episode that – like we love to do here at Press Row – gives you a bit of a peek inside press events to see what goes on at these kinds of sessions.    

 

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2)     Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 

 

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Run Time:  1:11

 

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_92_2.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 11:30am EST

Press Row Podcast - NCAA Football Lamentations

The 91st edition of the Press Row Podcast brings the full team together to discuss the loss of the NCAA Football franchise now that it’s the time of year when it would be released. We discuss what it means to each individual, what it means to EA Sports, and what the potential future may be for any kind of college football game in the future. Also, the crew discusses the critical reception of UFC a month after release and what the implications are to the game and the market with its less-then-stellar Metacritic number.

 

Joining us this week:

 

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports

 

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre

 

T.J. Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer

 

Kat Bailey, USGamer

 

Samit Sarkar, Polygon

 

Owen Good, Polygon

 

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 

 

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!

 

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Run Time:  1:31

 

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_91.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 11:40am EST

Press Row Podcast - Multi-Perspective UFC Review

The 90th edition of the Press Row Podcast is combination of two in-depth sessions diving deeply into EA’s new UFC title. Up first, host Rich Grisham (@richgrisham) discusses UFC with Operations Sports’ resident UFC expert Glenn Wigmore (@glennwigmore). After that lengthy chat, Rich is joined by PastaPadre’s Bryan Wiedey (@pastapadre) and ThatSportsGamer’s T.J. Lauerman (@thatsportsgamer) in the audio pulled from last week’s live Press Row Hangout. You’ll have every perspective possible – hardcore UFC fan, casual observer, and in-between – on the good and not-so-good aspects of UFC.

 

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:

 

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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!

 

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Run Time:  2:24

 

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_90.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 10:44am EST

Press Row Podcast - E3 2014 Hands On

The 89th edition of the Press Row Podcast is an intimate setting, as two of our regular panelists are back from E3 2014 and ready to talk about their hands-on experiences with various EA Sports games. Joining host Rich Grisham (@richgrisham) this week are US Gamer’s Kat Bailey (@The_Katbot) and Polygon’s Samit Sarkar (@samitsarkar). The two break down their brief but impactful time spent playing NHL 15, FIFA 15, and Madden 15.

 

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:

 

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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!

 

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Run Time:  1:20

 

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_89.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 9:43am EST

The 88th edition of the Press Row Podcast is a compilation of two sessions. Up first is a quick chat between host Rich Grisham (@richgrisham) and EA Sports PGA Golf executive producer Brent Nielsen about their E3 presentation, what it’s like to have a couple of years to build a sports game, how competition in the golf space alters the landscape, and several other topics. Next is the audio from the crew’s reaction all of the press conferences on Monday, taken from a live Press Row Hangout that was hosted here on Operation Sports. Joining Rich Grisham on the Hangout that evening were Operation Sports’ Chris Sanner (@ChrisSnr), PastaPadre’s Bryan Wiedey (@pastapadre), ThatSportsGamer’s TJ Lauerman (@thatsportsgamer).  It’s all E3 all the time!

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:

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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!

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Run Time:  2:09

 

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_88.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 1:44pm EST

Press Row Podcast - Madden 15 Developer Interview

It’s E3 week! The 87th edition of the Press Row Podcast is a compilation of two interviews with key development members of the Madden NFL 15 team featuring all sorts of details that will be unveiled at E3 2014. The first part of the show focuses on gameplay, as host Rich Grisham (@richgrisham) dives into the topic with Gameplay Creative Director Rex Dickson. Up next is Presentation, and new member of   the Madden team Brian Murray joins Rich to walk through what’s on tap this season. This is the only place you’ll get the opportunity to hear not only what the new features are this year, but why they exist and the process that went into making them happen.

 

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:

 

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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!

 

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Run Time:  1:35

 

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_87.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 6:04pm EST

Press Row Podcast – Episode 86: Pre-E3 Hangout

The 86th edition of the Press Row Podcast is a rebroadcast of a pre-E3 Hangout featuring a few of our standard panelists. The crew dives into the recently-released UFC demo, discusses the new FIFA 14 World Cup Ultimate Team mode, then touches on a broad number of E3-related topics.

 

Joining us this week:

 

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@Chris_Snr)

 

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

 

T.J. Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)

 

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 

 

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!

 

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Run Time:  1:30

 

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_86.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 3:59pm EST

Press Row Podcast - Looking Back, Looking Forward

The 85th edition of the Press Row Podcast is features our biggest lineup of show regulars yet as we take a look back at the next-gen sports game launches as well as looking ahead to this year’s E3. What franchises came out strongest? What red flags have been raised for the next few years? What’s in store for sports game fans at E3?


Joining us this week:


Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@Chris_Snr)
Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)
Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)
T.J. Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)
Owen Good, Polygon (@owengood)
Kat Bailey, US Gamer (@The_Katbot)
And your host, Richard Grisham, GamesRadar (@richgrisham)


Be sure to check out some of the work from the panelists as well, including:
Rich Grisham’s piece on how video games can connect a military father and his son.
Kat Bailey’s piece on whether sports games will mount a comeback at E3 this year.
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 


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!


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Run Time:  1:30

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_85.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

Press Row Podcast – MLB 14 The Show PS4 Review Roundtable

The 84th edition of the Press Row Podcast is dedicated to our official Review Roundtable. We’ve actually split the show into two segments; up first, several of our regular panelists Bryan Wiedey, Samit Sarkar, and T.J. Lauerman and host Rich Grisham are joined by friend of the show Pete Dodd to dive deeply into each of the key aspects of the game. After that, Rich is joined one-on-one by regular show panelist Chris Sanner of Operation Sports to continue the discussion from his perspective as well as that of the OS community.

Joining us this week:

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@Chris_Snr)

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)

T.J. Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)

Pete Dodd, Dodd Scientifics (@atfamousmortimer)

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 

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!

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Run Time:  2:13

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_84.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 3:02pm EST

Press Row Podcast - MLB The Show initial impressions, MUT NFL Draft plans

The 83rd edition of the Press Row Podcast tackles two big events happening this week – the release of MLB 14 The Show on the PS4 and the NFL Draft. Up first is a group of Press Row regulars Owen Good, Bryan Wiedey, and TJ Lauerman joining host Rich Grisham for a lively discussion of their initial impressions of the PS4 release of MLB 14 The Show. After that, Rich is joined by Joe Allread, a Madden NFL producer, who describes the plans that his ground has to add in all of the key NFL Draft rookies into Madden Ultimate Team. Whether you’re playing baseball or football these days, Press Row has you covered. 

 

Joining us this week:

 

Owen Good, Polygon (@owengood)

 

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

 

TJ Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)

 

Joe Allread, EA Sports (@palejo)

 

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 

 

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!

 

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Run Time:  1:41

 

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_83.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 7:40am EST

Press Row Podcast - MLB The Show, MIA Arcade Games, Listener Questions

The 82nd edition of the Press Row Podcast features most of our regular panel back in action after trips across the country to PAX East and elsewhere! MLB The Show kicks off the conversation as the panelists discuss their current experiences and anticipation for the upcoming PS4 release. This is followed by a look at the current state of arcade sports games, then a whole host of topics from questions submitted by listeners, including the Madden 15 trailer, next-gen NHL, and much more. Plus, as an added bonus, the winner of our Press Row Podcast NCAA March Madness tournament Andrew Hoculik (@MyAngryCommute)  gets to make an appearance for his victory!

 

Joining us this week:

 

Owen Good, Polygon (@owengood)

 

Kat Bailey, US Gamer (@The_Katbot)

 

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@chrisSnr)

 

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)

 

TJ Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)

 

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 

 

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!

 

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Run Time:  1:38

 

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_82.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 3:42pm EST

Press Row Podcast - World Cup, Out of the Park, and FIFA

The 81st edition of the Press Row Podcast is a special episode, split into three distinct parts. Up first, host Rich Grisham welcomes Bryan Wiedey, Corey Andress, and Jeremy Stein for a 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Review Roundtable. Next, Rich and Bryan sit down with Out of the Park Baseball’s Brad Cook to dive deep into the brand new PC/Mac and mobile editions of that super-deep baseball simulator. Lastly, Rich, Bryan, Corey, and Jeremy return for an extensive look at the FIFA franchise as a whole – where it is, where it’s going, why so many people seem to love it, ways that it frustrates newcomers, and how it could potentially grow even more this generation. It’s a jam-packed show that raises a lot of great points.

 

Joining us this week:

 

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

 

Corey Andress, GoodGameBro (@CoreySA)

 

Jeremy Stein, GSN Games (@losingMT)

 

Brad Cook, Out Of The Park Baseball

 

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 

 

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!

 

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Run Time:  2:20

 

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_81.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 3:15pm EST

Press Row Podcast - PAX East 2014 Panel

In the 80th episode of the Press Row Podcast, we feature our Press Row Podcast PAX East 2014 panel in its entirety. Titled “The Crisis in Sports Games”, the group takes a look at the state of sports games from the Consumer, Developer, and Publisher standpoint. Do game purchasers have enough choices? Do they get enough value from their games? Where are the arcade titles? Is too much asked of developers in too short of a time frame? Can publishers make enough money with expensive license and development costs? These questions and many more are posed and debated in front of a live audience.

 

A special thanks to the great people at PAX East 2014 for accepting our panel! We had a great time and hope to be back next year for the third straight PAX!

 

Joining us on the panel:

 

Kat Bailey, US Gamer (@the_Katbot)

 

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)

 

T.J. Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@thatsportsgamer)

 

Owen Good, Polygon (@owengood)

 

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

 

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Run Time:  1:10

 

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_80.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 10:07am EST

Press Row Podcast - PAX East Preview with Garnett Lee

In the 79th episode of the Press Row Podcast, we preview our exciting PAX East 2014 Press Row Podcast panel with a one-on-one interview featuring host Rich Grisham and the one and only Garnett Lee. The two go through the key elements of the PAX East panel, including a view from the consumer, the developer, and the publisher aspect of participating in the current sports video game environment. Garnett Lee delivers the goods with insight and perspective that only he can provide – and while we’d love to have him on our panel in Boston, the next best thing is having him on this special episode.

 

Joining us this week:

 

Garnett Lee, Garnett on Games(@garnettlee)

 

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

 

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Run Time:  1:18

 

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_79.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 11:01am EST

Press Row Podcast - MLB 14 The Show Review Roundtable

In the 78th episode of the Press Row Podcast, our terrific panel dives deeply into as many aspects of the PS3 and Vita version of MLB 14 The Show that they can fit! Over the course of nearly two hours, the team talks about their initial impressions, the new user interface, general gameplay mechanics, how they individually approach hitting, pitching, and fielding, the new Player Lock and Quick Counts features, Road To The Show, and the overall online experience including some early Online Franchise reactions. It’s a jam-packed episode that anyone who loves baseball won’t want to miss.

 

Joining us this week:

 

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

 

Kat Bailey, US Gamer (@The_Katbot)

 

Owen Good, Polygon (@owengood)

 

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)

 

TJ Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)

 

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:

 

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2)     Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 

 

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Run Time:  1:48

 

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_78.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 3:23pm EST

Press Row Podcast - Fields of Dreams

In the 77th episode of the Press Row Podcast, the largest panel to date gathers to discuss baseball “outside the box” as we near the start of the real and virtual hardball seasons. The entire episode is focused on different ways the panelists would like to experience baseball – from historical options to new online features to immersive technology. It’s a very different episode than we’ve ever done; each panelist is given the opportunity to present their idea and have the rest of the crew react (positively or not).

 

Do you want to play baseball in new and different way too? Let us know in the comments below, tweet at us, or shoot us an email.  

 

Joining us this week:

 

Bryan Weidey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

 

Owen Good, Polygon (@owengood)

 

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)

 

Kat Bailey, US Gamer (@The_Katbot)

 

TJ Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)

 

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)

 

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:

 

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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!

 

Enjoy the show!

 

Run Time:  1:30

 

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_77.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 10:37am EST

Press Row Podcast - FIFA World Cup Brazil Developer One-on-One

In the 76th episode of the Press Row Podcast, host Rich Grisham (@richgrisham) has a one-on-one sit-down with FIFA World Cup Brazil creative director Matt Prior. The two discuss a number of topics surrounding the game as well as the tournament itself – how the team distinguishes World Cup from its annual counterpart, the approach the developers take to best represent the distinct atmosphere that a World Cup represents, the new and returning modes specific to a World Cup video game, the tough decision to eschew the PS4/Xbox One/PC, and much more. It’s a fun conversation that sheds light on how and why the FIFA team designed their World Cup game the way they did.

 

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Run Time:  52:52

 

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_76.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 11:25am EST

Press Row Podcast - Desert Island Sports

In the 75th episode of the Press Row Podcast, we have some fun discussing what we’ve been playing and some reaction to hands-on time with the eagerly-anticipated MLB 14 The Show on the PS4. After that, though, the heart of the show deals with a fun conversation about each panelist’s all-time “desert island” single player, couch co-op, and online multiplayer sports games. It’s topped off by the all-time “desert island” sports gaming system. What would your choice be?

 

Joining us this week:

 

Kat Bailey, US Gamer (@The_Katbot)

 

Owen Good, Polygon (@OwenGood)

 

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@SamitSarkar)

 

TJ Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)

 

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:

 

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Run Time:  1:41

 

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_75.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 11:50am EST

Press Row Podcast - NBA Live State of the Union

The 74th episode of the Press Row Podcast is an in-depth and at times fascinating look into the state of the NBA Live franchise as it stands today. Host Rich Grisham sits down with the Executive Producer of NBA Live Sean O’Brien to examine the game’s launch, its post-release support, how the team has reacted to the criticism from the gaming press and the Live community, how they’re balancing supporting NBA Live 14 against NBA Live 15, and where the team goes from here.

 

There aren’t a lot of people who would have this kind of conversation, so we thank Sean for his participation. No one but Operation Sports and the Press Row Podcast will deliver a show like this.  Enjoy!

 

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Run Time: 1:07

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_74.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 9:35am EST

In the 73rd episode of the Press Row Podcast, our regular panel dives into a bunch of interesting topics surrounding what’s quickly become a busy spring sports game season. Up first – after a brief discussion about everyone’s experience with the Titanfall beta - the crew reacts to the MLB 14 The Show release dates as well as the specific features that intrigues each person. Next comes a discussion about the just-released NASCAR ’14 and its place in the market. Listener questions come next, including items about the lack of information about RBI Baseball, the lack of World Cup soccer on next-gen consoles, and how – or if – each panelist purposefully plays their sports games in unconventional ways.

 

Joining us this week:

 

Kat Bailey, US Gamer (@The_Katbot)

 

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)

 

Owen Good, Kotaku (@OwenGood)

 

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@SamitSarkar)

 

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:

 

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Run Time:  1:25

 

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_73.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 12:43pm EST

Press Row Podcast - The Golf Club with Executive Producer Peter Garcin

In the 72nd episode of the Press Row Podcast, we’re featuring a one-on-one interview featuring host Rich Grisham with the Executive Producer of the brand-new The Golf Club game coming this spring from HB Studios for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Rich and Peter discuss a broad range of topics including how the game came to be, the process behind determining what features would be part of the launch experience, the challenges and opportunities presented by starting from a “clean slate”, determining the publishing process in the current climate, and – of course – all sorts of details about the features that will be integral to The Golf Club. Enjoy the show!

Joining us this week:

Peter Garcin, HB Studios (@rawktron)

And your host, Richard Grisham (@richgrisham)

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Run Time:  55:38

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_72.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 11:09am EST

Press Row Podcast - Midwinter Roundtable

It’s the 71st episode of the Press Row Podcast, and there’s a lot to talk about as many of us stare out our windows at cold winter landscapes. Up first, our crew goes around the table talking about what sports game and mode they’re playing the most now. Next, we debate whether or not we’re actually on the cusp of a host of new sports game announcements on the heels of new baseball and golf franchises. After that, we look at the lack of Olympic video games on the horizon of the Sochi Winter Games. Finally, we take a number of great listener questions about a series of topics.

Joining us this week:

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

Kat Bailey, US Gamer (@The_Katbot)

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)

Owen Good, Kotaku (@OwenGood)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@SamitSarkar)

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:

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Run Time:  1:39

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_71.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 11:20am EST

Press Row Podcast - Super Bowl Time

It’s the 70th episode of the Press Row Podcast, a perfect time to get a few good friends together to talk about – and play a Madden version of – the Super Bowl featuring their favorite teams. Broncos superfan Gus Ramsey (@gusramsey) of ESPN and Seahawks diehard Bryan Wiedey (@pastapadre) of PastaPadre join host Rich Grisham (@richgrisham) to talk about Super Bowls past and present as well as their PS4 Madden head-to-head preview as well. As an added bonus, good friend – and Seahawks nut – Ryan Lewis (@ryanthelou) stops by at the end of the show to weigh in as well.

Joining us this week:

Gus Ramsey,ESPN (@GusRamsey)

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

Ryan Lewis, Word Rango(@ryanthelou)

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:

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Lastly, be sure to check out our friends at Weekend Confirmed right here: http://www.shacknews.com/tag/weekend-confirmed. Their 202nd - and final – show hits today, and while we’ll miss it, we’re also looking forward to the next phase of the show. Congratulations on 202 great episodes and good luck in the future!

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Run Time: 1:35

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_70.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 11:07am EST

Press Row Podcast – Surprise Announcements and Sports Memories

It’s the 69th episode of the Press Row Podcast, powered by not one, but two new sports game announcements in the past couple of weeks. The crew revisits the RBI Baseball announcement as well as that of The Golf Club from HB Studios. Afterwards, it’s a trip down memory lane as the guys recall their first sports game loves as well as their earliest Super Bowl memories.  

Joining us this week:

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)

Owen Good, Kotaku(@owengood)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)

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:

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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!

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Run Time: 1:31

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_69.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 1:50pm EST

Press Row Podcast - What will R.B.I. Baseball 14 Be?

It’s the 68th episode of the Press Row Podcast, an audio re-broadcast of our most recent Press Row Hangout that came on the heels of the surprise announcement of the “return” of RBI Baseball. Join host Richard Grisham along with Operation Sports’ Chris Sanner, PastaPadre’s Bryan Wiedey, and ThatSportsGamer’s TJ Lauerman as they discuss their reactions to the announcement, some guesses as to what it may actually be, and why Major League Baseball took it on themselves to make a game when no one else (other than The Show on Sony’s platforms) will.

Joining us this week:

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

TJ Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)

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:

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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!

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Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1:14

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_68.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 10:32am EST

Press Row Podcast - What is the "New Normal?"

It’s the 67th episode of the Press Row Podcast, and our regular panel is back to dive into a packed agenda. There is a discussion about the ongoing struggles and concerns of NBA 2K14 on next-gen consoles, the potentially concerning news – and lack thereof – emanating from Sony about MLB 14 The Show on the PS4, and a review of sorts of Powerstar Golf on the Xbox One. In addition, Rich chats about his experience with Gran Turismo 6 and there are several interesting listener questions as well.

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

Owen Good,Kotaku (@owengood)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)

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!

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Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1:41

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_67.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 11:48am EST

Press Row Podcast - Community and Editor Awards

As we put the final bow on 2013, Episode 66 of the Press Row Podcast focuses on the editor and community awards from Operation Sports and PastaPadre. Join Operation Sports’ Executive Editor Chris Sanner (@ChrisSNR) and PastaPadre’s Bryan Wiedey (@pastapadre) along with host Rich Grisham (@richgrisham) as they review the editors’ and reader’s votes at OS for Current and Next Gen Game of the Year, followed by a listing and discussion of all of PastaPadre’s Community Award nominees. There’s no better way to review the tumultuous year that 2013 was!

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!

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Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1:30

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_66.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 11:25am EST

Press Row Podcast - The Listeners' Show

Happy New Year! Episode 65 of the Press Row Podcast is the audio version of a recent Press Row Hangout that focuses on nothing but listener-driven topics as we celebrate the holidays. While we always try to work in listener question segments, too often there’s so much going on that we don’t get to them. Not this time! Host Rich Grisham (@richgrisham) is joined by PastaPadre’s Bryan Wiedey (@pastapadre) – unfortunately, Operation Sports’ Chris Sanner was supposed to join us but technical difficulties prevented that – as they discuss a wide range of topics, including Madden, NBA 2K14, NBA Live, MLB The Show, and much more. Thanks for listening!

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, 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: 1:35

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_65.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 10:44am EST

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