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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)


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Enjoy the show!


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 EDT