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Press Row Podcast – Episode 150 – FIFA 16/Pro Evolution 2016 Review Roundtable

The 150th (!) episode of the Press Row Podcast gets all our international football-loving friends together to chat all about the brand-new FIFA 16 as well as quite a bit of Pro Evolution 2016. The panel discusses the on-pitch gameplay, new ways to experience Ultimate Team, the controversial FUT Draft mode, and why some people may be feeling a bit of a missing spark with a lack of significant new ways to play despite FIFA’s overall excellence. PES 2016 also gets some love, as the group compares and contrasts the two games and celebrates the fact that two great soccer games are available today – something we can’t say about most other sports.

Enjoy the show!

Joining us this week:

Kat Bailey, US Gamer (@The_Katbot)

Owen Good, Polygon (@OwenGood)

Chase Becotte, Operation Sports (@ChaseBecotte)

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

Jeremy Stein (@losingMT)

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

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you. 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!

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

Run time: 1:45

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_150_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:49am EDT

The 149th episode of the Press Row Podcast gets the our hockey-loving friends together to dive into the brand-new NHL 16. The crew dives into everything NHL has to offer, including analysis of Be A Pro, Be A GM, the returning beauty of EASHL, the overall presentation and gameplay, and a little bit of Ultimate Team as well. It’s an ice-covered episode!

Enjoy the show!

Joining us this week:

Kat Bailey, US Gamer (@The_Katbot)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@SamitSarkar)

Glenn Wigmore, Operation Sports (@GlennWigmore)

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

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

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

2)      Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 

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

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

 

Run time: 1:25

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_149.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:07pm EDT

With Madden NFL 16 and MLB 15 The Show as the currently-available big-time sports games (not for long, though, as hockey, soccer, and hoops games are coming out quickly!) a few of our regular Press Row panelists get together to debate the merits of the two against each other. Kat, Bryan, T.J, and Rich analyze how Madden is faring three weeks after release, and compare and contrast gameplay, modes, and Ultimate Team vs Diamond Dynasty between the two games.

In addition, Kat Bailey drops by (again) to chat about her hands-on time with NBA 2K16 at the development studio. She's very impressed with what was on display and has a lot of interesting perspectives on where the game stands.

Enjoy the show!

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_148.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:11pm EDT

As we near the arrival of one of the most anticipated sports games ever - between a new Spike Lee-driven story, significantly upgraded franchise features offline and online, ambitious on-court gameplay additions, and new collaborative modes - host Rich Grisham sits down with two of the NBA 2K16 development team members to talk about what it all means. Scott O'Gallagher and Nino "Da Czar" Samuel join Rich for a wide-ranging discussion on what the NBA 2K franchise really means these days, why they think it's going to be the best basketball game ever made, and what's in store both now and the future.

Enjoy the show! 

Enjoy!

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_147.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:28am EDT

The 146th episode of the Press Row Podcast is our official Madden 16 Review Roundtable. The show is actually another two-parter; up first, host Rich Grisham is joined by Madden Creative Director Mike Young and Assistant Producer Jake Stein to talk about this year's opening cinematic. The three chat about how it came together, the thought process behind it, and the challenges experienced at launch. Up next, Rich is joined by Owen Good, Bryan Wiedey, Chris Sanner, T.J. Lauerman, and Gus Ramsey to explore Madden 16 in depth. It's one of our most popular episodes each year!

Enjoy!

Joining us this week:

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

Owen Good, Polygon (@owengood)

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)

Gus Ramsey, ESPN (@GusRamsey)

T.J. Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer  (@ThatSportsGamer)

Mike Young, EA Sports (@MySportsPhtog)

Jake Stein, EA Sports (@JStein2469)

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

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

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

2)      Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 

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

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

 

Run time: 2:11

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_146.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:51am EDT

Press Row Podcast – Episode 145 – Madden 16 Initial Impressions

The 145th episode of the Press Row Podcast is a two-parter. Up first, Rich Grisham and Bryan Wiedey talk about their first couple of days playing the brand-new Madden NFL 16 courtesy of the EA Access program. The two go over general gameplay, the new Draft Champions mode, early online experience, and the implications of the new goal-oriented systems in the Franchise mode. Up next, our friend Ian Cummings drops by to chat about his new iOS game Derby King: Quest for the Triple Crown as well as his thoughts on the Madden franchise now that it’s been several years since he was at the helm as Creative Director.

Enjoy!

Joining us this week:

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

Ian Cummings, Derby King (@iancummings)

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

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

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

2)      Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 

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

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

 

Run time: 1:45

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_145.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:29am EDT

The 144th episode of the Press Row Podcast is a two-parter taking a look at this fall’s huge upcoming slate of sports games. Up first, host Rich Grisham is joined by NBA Live 16 Executive Producer Sean O’Brien and Senior Designer Ryan Santos to discuss the big announcements made by the team and the overall state of the franchise. Next, Rich chats with regular panelists Kat Bailey, T.J. Lauerman, and Owen Good about the overall sports game slate for the fall – who’s in the best position, where the challenges are, and how fans of these games are going to deal with a huge selection in a small window.

Enjoy!

Joining us this week:

Sean O’Brien, EA Sports (@seanobs)

Ryan Santos, EA Sports (@ryansantos)

Owen Good, Polygon (@OwenGood)

Kat Bailey, US Gamer (@The_Katbot)

T.J. Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)

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

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

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

2)      Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 

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

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

 Run time: 1:25

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_144.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30am EDT

The 143rd episode of the Press Row Podcast gets our panel back together for a fun summer conversation. The crew chat about what they’ve been playing, the joys of Rocket League, the jammed fall sports schedule, the EASHL beta, and a whole lot more. First-time guest Chase Becotte joins Bryan Wiedey, Owen Good, Samit Sarkar, and host Rich Grisham.

Enjoy!

Joining us this week:

Owen Good, Polygon(@OwenGood)

Chase Becotte, Operation Sports (@ChaseBecotte)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@SamitSarkar)

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre and HitThePass (@PastaPadre)

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

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

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

2)      Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 

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

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

 

 

Run time: 1:08

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_143.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10am EDT

The 142nd episode of the Press Row Podcast is a two parter. Up first, producer Ryan Ferwerda joins host Rich Grisham to describe the process of building Rory McIlroy PGA Tour Golf from the ground up, including how courses are constructed, the approach to mechanics, prioritization of features, online play, and why EA Sports isn’t able to currently discuss the game’s future content roadmap. After that, Rich and Bryan Wiedey get together to talk about their initial impressions of PGA Tour golf, how it compares to The Golf Club, and what they feel EA needs to do to support the game moving forward.

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_142.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:39pm EDT

The 141st episode of the Press Row Podcast is a discussion between Owen Good, Samit Sarkar, and Rich Grisham all about the upcoming Rory McIlroy PGA Tour title. Does the limited number of courses and golfers – compared to previous versions – significantly hurt its chances at success? What is the approach that EA is taking with the game, now that it’s evidently not an annual release? Will PGA Tour evolve into a “golf as a service” model? How will it compare with The Golf Club? These and a number of other topics about PGA Tour are debated. Enjoy!

Joining us this week:

Owen Good, Polygon (@OwenGood)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@SamitSarkar)

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

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

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

2) Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com  

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

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

Run time: 1:06

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_141.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:44pm EDT