Hit The Pass - Press Row Podcast (sports video games)

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

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 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!

Enjoy the show!

 

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)

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: 2:22

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:

 

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:  2:15

 

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:

 

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:  1:50

 

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:

 

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:  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:

 

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

 

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.    

 

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:  1:11

 

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!

 

Enjoy the show!

 

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:

 

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:  2:24

 

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:

 

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:  1:20

 

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:

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:  2:09

 

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:

 

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:  1:35

 

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!

 

Enjoy the show!

 

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!


Enjoy the show!


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!

Enjoy the show!

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!

 

Enjoy the show!

 

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!

 

Enjoy the show!

 

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!

 

Enjoy the show!

 

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)

 

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_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)

 

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_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:

 

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_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:

 

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

 

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.

 

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:  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:

 

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_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!

 

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:

 

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

 

2)     Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 

 

3)     Respond to this post

 

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

 

Enjoy the show!

 

Run Time: 1:07

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:

 

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_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)

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:  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:

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:  1:39

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:

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. 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!

Enjoy the show!

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:

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!

A special Thank You to our newest sponsor, http://ca.888poker.com/,  the fastest-growing Canadian online poker site. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, ca.888poker.com has tremendous offers and the best variety of ways to win on the internet.

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: 1:31

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:

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!

A special Thank You to our newest sponsor, http://ca.888poker.com/,  the fastest-growing Canadian online poker site. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, ca.888poker.com has tremendous offers and the best variety of ways to win on the internet.

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: 1:14

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!

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: 1:41

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!

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: 1:30

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

Press Row Podcast - 2013 Christmas Spectacular

It’s Episode 64 of the Press Row Podcast, the second annual celebration of everything we love about sports video games with friends of the show! For the second straight year, we’ve gathered a who’s who of industry folks, media types, pundits, and fans all to tell us about their top three sports games of the year. Everyone has plenty of great reasons why they chose their particular three favorite titles, which reminds us all that these games strike very different chords with different types of players. It’s an epic three and a half hour show, built for those long hours of holiday travel (or to tune out those relatives you’re forced to spend time with). No matter how you listen to the show, enjoy!
Joining us this week:
Gus Ramsey, ESPN (@gusramsey)
Rex Dickson, EA Sports
Christian McLeod, EA Sports (@CMcLeod_EA)
Ben Haumiller, EA Sports (@benhaumiller)
Patrick Bellancia, EA Sports (@patrickbellanca)
Brad Hilderbrand, EA Sports (@aubradley84)
Mike Phillips, Player One Podcast (@mormonrage)
Greg Sewart, Player One Podcast (@sewart)
Pete Dodd, The Doddcast (@atPeteDodd)
Sean Ramjagsingh, EA Sports (@Rammer34)
Garreth Reeder, EA Sports (@iminurbase)
Garnett Lee, Weekend Confirmed (@GarnettLee)
Christian Spicer, Weekend Confirmed (@spicer)
Kat Bailey, US Gamer (@The_Katbot)
Zach Farley, Maddentips.com (@maddenbible)
Steve Gibbons, Maddentips.com (@sgibs7)
TJ Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@thatsportsgamer)
Scott Bins, ThatSportsGamer (@darthobvious)
Pete Skerritt, The Armchair Analyst (@peteskerritt)
And your host, Richard Grisham, GamesRadar/OXM/@GAMER magazine (@richgrisham)
Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:
    •    Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast  and send us some Tweets while you’re there
    •    Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 


Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes, so subscribe and rate it too!
Enjoy the show!
Run Time: 3:25

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_64_-_Christmas_Spectacular.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 10:32am EST

Press Row Podcast: 2013 Sports Game of the Year

This is the big one! The 63rd episode of the Press Row Podcast has the full crew on hand for the countdown to and ultimate reveal of the 2013 Sports Game of the Year. For starters, each panelist makes a case for two nominees. Up next, Rich counts down the top three games based upon the lists that each panelist submitted to reveal the winner. Lastly, each panelist reviews their personal list so you can see how the actual selections came together. It’s one of the most eagerly-anticipated episodes ever, and we hope you have as much fun listening to it as much as we did making it.
Enjoy the show!
Joining us this week:
Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)
Mike Suszek, Joystiq (@mikesuszek)
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:
    •    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: 1:47

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_63.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 12:03pm EST

Press Row Podcast: The trouble with NBA 2K14 and VC

The 62nd episode of the Press Row Podcast is culled from a special Press Row Hangout dedicated to the discussion about the ever-growing controversy surrounding NBA 2K14 and its implementation of VC across many of the game modes of their next-gen versions. Host Rich Grisham is joined by PastaPadre’s Bryan Wiedey to break down the issue from top to bottom, what it means specifically for NBA 2K14, and what it may mean for sports games moving forward.  

Joining us this week:
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:
    •    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: 1:29

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_62.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 4:42pm EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Biggest Sports Game Stories of the Year

The 61st episode of the Press Row Podcast features a discussion about the top sports game stories of the year – and what a year it’s been. From the launching of new consoles to the cancellations and suspensions of multiple popular titles, there’s no lack of subjects from which to choose.  

Enjoy the show!

Joining us this week:

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

Owen Good,Kotaku (@owengood)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)

Eventually Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)

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 

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: 1:33

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_61.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 10:36am EST

Press Row Podcast - Xbox One Launch Special

For the 60th episode of the Press Row Podcast, we combine parts of two Press Row Hangouts. The first (and longer) section is pulled from our Xbox One Launch Night Hangout, featuring host Rich Grisham along with PastaPadre’s Bryan Wiedey and Kotaku’s Owen Good as they discuss their first experiences. The second section is pulled from this past week’s Hangout with Rich and Bryan as they reflect on having the console for a full week.

Enjoy the show!

Joining us this week:

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

Owen Good,Kotaku (@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 

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: 1:09

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_60.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 9:01am EST

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.

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: 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.

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: 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

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Next-Generation Dream and Nightmares

Press Row Podcast – Episode 52 – Next-Generation Dream and Nightmares

Episode 52 of the Press Row Podcast features a spirited panel breaking down all the new next-generation information as well as creating some on-the-fly wishlists for sports experiences on the PS4 and Xbox One. Here’s the breakdown:

4:00 mark – Samit, Owen, Bryan, and Rich talk about What They’ve Been Playing

19:00 mark – The crew reacts to the NBA 2K4 next-generation trailers and all the new information coming out about 2K Sports’ basketball powerhouse

46:00 mark – A discussion about what we’ve seen and heard from NBA Live

1:03:00 mark –A wide-ranging discussion about what the crew would like to see from the next-gen sports games outside of standard game modes

Enjoy the show!

Joining us this week:

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)

Owen Good,Kotaku (@owengood)

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: 1:27

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_52.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 9:53am EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: New Star Soccer Interview and Retrospective

The 51st Episode of the Press Row Podcast is dedicated to one of our all-time favorite mobile games, the fantastic New Star Soccer. To celebrate the release of its first major update since laumch, host Rich Grisham (@richgrisham) interviews its one-man creator Simon Read to learn about what’s different, what his experience has been since its launch, and his plans for the game in the future. After that, friend of the show Ian Cummings (iancummings) joins Rich to discuss the update, reflect on what makes New Star Soccer that much better than so many other mobile sports games, and what big-time sports games could learn from this little gem.

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: 59:00

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_51.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 9:35am EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Madden NFL 25 Next-Gen with Vic Lugo

The 50th (!) Episode of the Press Row Podcast is a one-on-one interview by host Rich Grisham (@richgrisham) with Madden 25 NFL designer Vic Lugo, one of the core gameplay leaders as the Madden franchise moves into the PS4/Xbox One generation. The conversation hits a lot of the fundamental aspects of what happens on the field, including locomotion, physics, blocking, controls, and how players interact with each other. It’s the kind of conversation you’ll hear nowhere else but the Press Row Podcast on Operation Sports.

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: 49:00

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_50.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 9:45am EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: NBA Live 14 Gameplay with Scott O’Gallagher

Episode 49 of the Press Row Podcast features an in-depth interview by host Rich Grisham (@richgrisham) with NBA Live 14 Gameplay Designer Scott O’Gallagher (ScottOGallagher). Scott talks at length about some of the challenges the team has experienced in bringing NBA Live 14 to life, all of the gameplay features and controls, and the ways that NBA Live will set itself apart from its own heritage and the competition. While there is much about the game that has yet to be announced – and therefore isn’t discussed here – it’s an interesting view into the game now that it’s almost time to be unveiled to a waiting community.

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: 53:00

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_49.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 2:55pm EST

Operation Sports: Press Row Podcast - Episode 48: CoachGlass, Next-Gen Madden and FIFA, UFC Lawsuit

Episode 48 of the Press Row Podcast features most of the regular gang along with a special guest. A wide-ranging discussion touches on a number of different games and topics. Here’s the breakdown:

7:00 mark – Rich, Bryan, and Chris break down the unbelievable finish of the first season of the Press Row Podcast NCAA 14 Online Dynasty

26:00 mark – Mike discusses the difficulties being experienced in the 4th String and Press Row Madden Connected Franchises

34:00 mark – Samit, Ian, and Rich veer into a lengthy GTA V discussion, including Mike’s inability to play the game despite repeated attempts (note: minor GTA V spoilers from 46:00 to 47:00)

47:00 mark – Rich professes his love for the NBA 2K14 Path to Greatness mode (note: minor spoilers of this mode during this entire segment) that leads to a discussion with Ian about commentary in sports games

52:00 mark – A wide-ranging discussion on CoachGlass and what the group has seen from the next-gen versions of Madden and FIFA 

1:43:00 mark – Samit leads the discussion of the bizarre UFC THQ-Electronic Arts lawsuit

Enjoy the show!

Joining us this week:

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@chrisSnr)

Mike Suszek, Joystiq  (@mikesuszek)

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)

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: 2:00

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_48.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 12:34pm EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Episode 47 - Xbox One Hands-On Madden 25, FIFA 14, UFC

Episode 47 of the Press Row Podcast centers in New York City, as host Rich Grisham (@richgrisham) heads to a Microsoft event featuring the Xbox One and several EA Sports franchises. He’s joined by friend of the show TJ Lauerman (@thatsportsgamer) as he interviews three leaders of key EA Sports franchises and plays several games. You’ll hear each of the presentations given to the group, followed by a one-on-one interview with each game’s lead developer. First up is FIFA 14 and Santiago Jaromillo (@santiagoj83), followed by Madden NFL 25’s Thomas Singleton, then UFC’s Brian Hayes. Lastly, Rich and TJ reflect on the afternoon, what they’ve seen, and what it all means. If you’ve ever wondered what one of these press events is like, here it is!

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: 1:35

 

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_47.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 9:06am EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: NCAA Football Cancellation, FIFA 14, NBA 2K14

Press Row Podcast – Episode 46 – NCAA Football Cancellation, FIFA 14, NBA 2K14

Episode 46 of the Press Row Podcast gets the whole gang back together at the end of an extremely important – and unfortunate – day, as the crew reacts to the cancellation of NCAA Football 14. Afterwards, there’s plenty of FIFA 14 and NBA 2K14 review-type talk, as most of the panelists have had lots of hands on time with both.

Joining us this week:

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@chrisSnr)

Kat Bailey,Freelancer  (@The_Katbot)

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)

Owen Good, Kotaku (@owengood)

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: 1:37

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_46.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 11:58am EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Episode 45 - NBA 2K14 Deep Dive with Mike Wang

Episode 45 is all about NBA 2K14 – and by extension, the PS3-360 generation NBA 2K franchise - as host Rich Grisham (@richgrisham) interviews Mike Wang (@beluba), the Lead Gameplay Designer for the game. The two have a wide-ranging conversation about the generational transformation of NBA 2K, the road to NBA 2K14, an in-depth gameplay discussion, the decision process to significantly modify the controls again, and much more. If you love the NBA 2K series as much as we do, it’s a fascinating discussion about how these kinds of games come together.

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: 1:02

 

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_45_-_NBA_2K14.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 11:35am EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Episode 44 - Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 Interview

Episode 44 is all about Pro Evolution Soccer 2014, as host Rich Grisham (@richgrisham) interviews Tim Blair, the Global Brand Manager for the game. The two have a fascinating conversation about the history of the title, the rivalry with FIFA, the global appeal the PES has, the improvements that have been made to this year’s game, and much more. It’s a must-listen for anyone who’s played – or is going to play – Konami’s terrific soccer game.

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: 53:10

 

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_44_-_Pro_Evolution_Soccer_2014.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 8:23am EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Episode 43

Press Row Podcast – Episode 43

We’ve got a special guest to join the almost-full crew this week, as friend of the show Kat Bailey makes her first appearance on the panel. We talk all about the looming FIFA-PES battle, the current-gen/next-gen trials and tribulations facing sports games this fall, and get into what we love and hate about NHL 14 – plus a lot of listener questions too!

Joining us this week:

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@chrisSnr)

Kat Bailey,Freelancer  (@The_Katbot)

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)

Owen Good, Kotaku (@owengood)

And your host, Richard Grisham, GamesRadar (@richgrisham)

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:

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

2)      Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 

3)      Respond to this post

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

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: 1:37

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_43.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 12:09pm EST

It’s the 42nd Episode of the Press Row Podcast, the second of two one-on-many developer interviews with key members of the NHL 14 development team. Host Rich Grisham (@richgrisham) discusses the decision-making and design of the NHL ’94 mode, the new Live The Life updates to Be A Pro, improvements to GM Connected, and what to look forward to in Ultimate Team and EASHL. It’s Release Day of NHL 14, and there’s no better way to celebrate than taking another deep dive into the making of one of our favorite games. If you missed Part 1, make sure to check it out 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 

3)      Respond to this post

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

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 41:00

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_42_-_NHL_14_Launch_Day.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 8:39am EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Episode 41 - Madden NFL 25 "From the Outside" with Gus Ramsey and Ian Cummings

It’s another special episode of the Press Row Podcast, as we talk about Madden NFL 25 – and, by extension, life as a gaming father and working professional - with two of our favorite people. First up is ESPN’s Gus Ramsey, best known for his appearances on Bill Simmons’ BS Report to talk about his experiences with the game so far and how video games play a part in his family life as the Dad of three sons. Next up is Zynga’s Ian Cummings, a longtime designer of Madden who’s been away from the franchise for a few years. In a wide-ranging discussion, he reveals some fascinating insights into Madden 25 specifically and the franchise as a whole in the past, today, and moving into the next generation. It’s a must-listen for everyone that has ever loved Madden.

Joining us this week:

Gus Ramsey, ESPN (@gusramsey)

Ian Cummings, Zynga(@iantcummings)

And your host, Richard Grisham, GamesRadar (@richgrisham)

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:

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

2)      Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 

3)      Respond to this post

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

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: 1:45

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_41_-_Gus_Ramsey_and_Ian_Cummings.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 11:48am EST

Operation Sports: Press Row Podcast - Episode 40: Ten Best Racing Games

By popular demand, we introduce a special episode of the Press Row Podcast where we count down the Top Ten Racing Game lists of two of our favorite racing game fans. Joining host Rich Grisham this week is Greg Sewart of the Player One Podcast and Generation 16 along with Pete Dodd of the Doddcast and the #PS4NODRM Twitter movement. The three agree and disagree on several choices, and go into great lengths about what truly makes a great racing game. If you’ve ever loved racing games, this is the show for you.

Joining us this week:

Greg Sewart, Player One Podcast/Generation 16 (@sewart)

Pete Dodd, Dodd Scientifics (@atPeteDodd)

And your host, Richard Grisham, GamesRadar (@richgrisham)

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:

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

2)      Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 

3)      Respond to this post

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

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: 1:48

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_40.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 12:31pm EST

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

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

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@chrisSnr)
Mike Suszek, Joystiq (@mikesuszek)
Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)
Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)
Owen Good, Kotaku (@owengood)
And your host, Richard Grisham, GamesRadar (@richgrisham)

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:
Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast  and send us some Tweets while you’re there
Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 
Respond to this post

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

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

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 2:11

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

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

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

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

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:

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

2)      Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 

3)      Respond to this post

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

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 45:00

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

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

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

Joining us this week:

Donny Moore, EA Sports (@Donny_Moore)

And your host, Richard Grisham, GamesRadar (@richgrisham)

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:

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

2)      Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 

3)      Respond to this post

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

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1:02

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

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Episode 36

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

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

Joining us this week:

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@chrisSnr)

Mike Suszek, Joystiq (@mikesuszek)

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)

Owen Good, Kotaku (@owengood)

And your host, Richard Grisham, GamesRadar (@richgrisham)

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:

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

2)      Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 

3)      Respond to this post

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

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 2:08

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

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

Joining us this week are Simon Read and Mark Baldwin of New Star Games, then Mike Saperstein of Pick Six Studios, along with your host, Richard Grisham (@richgrisham).

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:

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

2)      Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 

3)      Respond to this post

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

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1:30


Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Episode 34

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

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

Joining us this week:

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@chrisSnr)

Mike Suszek, Joystiq (@mikesuszek)

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)

Owen Good, Kotaku (@owengood)

And your host, Richard Grisham, GamesRadar (@richgrisham)

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:

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

2)      Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 

3)      Respond to this post

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

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1:58:15

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

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Episode 33 - One-on-One with Madden NFL Creative Director Mike Young

It’s the 33rd Episode of the Press Row Podcast, a special one-on-one interview with Madden NFL 25 Creative Director Mike Young. Rich and Mike talk about the particular important of this year’s anniversary title, how Mike approaches designing the game each year, and how the process has evolved over the course of the generation –plus lots more. Stay tuned at the end of the show for a brand new segment that we hope you’ll like, too.

Do you enjoy these types of episodes? If so, make sure to let us know. Do that in one (or all!) of these ways:

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

2)      Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 

3)      Respond to this post

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

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1:12

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_33.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 10:09am EST

It’s the 32nd Episode of the Press Row Podcast, a mega-sized show where we interview three FIFA 14 developers about this year’s upcoming title on the PS3, 360, and PC. Up first is Lead Gameplay Producer Aaron McHardy, discussing the philosophy of FIFA’s gameplay design process and the way his team put together the features of this year’s game on the pitch. After that are Ultimate Team Creative Director Adam Shaikh and Ultimate Team Designer Tyler Blair talking about the history of Ultimate Team, how and why it’s become such an influential aspect of FIFA in particular and sports games in general, and, naturally, an in-depth look at the additions to Ultimate Team in FIFA 14.

Do you enjoy these types of episodes? If so, make sure to let us know. Do that in one (or all!) of these ways:

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

2)      Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 

3)      Respond to this post

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

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 2:00:32

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_32.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 11:39am EST

It’s the 31st Episode of the Press Row Podcast, hot on the heels of the groundbreaking NCAA decision that removes them from their associated with EA Sports and their college football game. The panel spends quite a bit of time discussing the decision and its short- and long-term implications as well as some spirited debate about the nature of college athletics. Up next is a report about the latest information on WWE 2K13, followed by the second NCAA 14 Review Roundtable and an exploration of our favorite and least favorite aspects of the game.

Joining us this week:

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@chrisSnr)

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)

Owen Good, Kotaku (@owengood)

And your host, Richard Grisham, GamesRadar (@richgrisham)

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:

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

2)      Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 

3)      Respond to this post

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

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1:48:14

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_31.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 11:46am EST

Operation Sports: Press Row Podcast - Episode 30

It’s the 30th Episode of the Press Row Podcast, featuring two distinct conversations that our community has been asking for. First up is a lengthy conversation about the state of sports video game writing in 2013; many listeners have posed questions about why it seems that so few outlets pay attention to sports gaming even though it remains one of – if not the most – important revenue sources in the industry. After that, we do a “Review Roundtable Blitz” on NCAA 14, as three of the guys on the show are knee-deep in playing it for review. Don’t worry, though, we’ll have an even longer full episode-length review roundtable on NCAA 14 in a couple of weeks.

Joining us this week:

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)

Mike Suszek, Joystiq (@mikesuszek)

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

Owen Good, Kotaku (@owengood)

And your host, Richard Grisham, GamesRadar (@richgrisham)

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:

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

2)      Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 

3)      Respond to this post

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

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1:49:38

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_30.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 1:16pm EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Episode 29

Press Row Podcast – Episode 29
It’s Episode 29 of the Press Row Podcast, as the full crew gets back together to talk all about the Microsoft Xbox One DRM reversal, the NCAA 14 Demo, and a final look at the good, bad, and ugly from E3 2013! It’s another jam-packed show as the industry continues to go through an unprecedented transition, with critical events happening at breakneck speed.
Joining us on the panel:
Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)
Mike Suszek,Joystiq (@MikeSuszek)
Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)
Owen Good, Kotaku (@owengood)
Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)
And your host, Richard Grisham, GamesRadar (@richgrisham)
Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:
Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast  and send us some Tweets while you’re there
Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 
Respond to this post
Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/operation-sports-press-row/id563624090) and Stitcher Radio (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/operation-sports/press-row-podcast) , so subscribe to it and rate it too!
Enjoy the show!
Run Time: 1:57:01

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_29.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 12:08pm EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Episode 28 – E3 2013 On-Site Special

It’s Episode 28 of the Press Row Podcast, a full report from the floor of E3 2013! A host of familiar faces and newcomers join host Rich Grisham in all sorts of ways. Here’s the breakdown of the action:
    •    Rich and Bryan Weidey from PastaPadre summarize everything they’ve seen on the show floor
    •    EA’s Director of Marketing Anthony Stevenson discusses E3, Madden, and NBA Live
    •    NBA Live Executive Producer Sean O’Brien joins Rich for a discussion about EA’s basketball franchise
    •    NBA Live gameplay designer Scott O’Gallagher joins Rich for a breakdown of the E3 floor demo
    •    NCAA 14 Producer Ben Haumiller discusses his E3 experience
    •    Madden gurus Zach Farley and Steve Gibbons go into detail about everything Madden 25, from current-gen to next-gen
    •    Madden NFL 25 Designer Vic Lugo goes through a detailed demonstration of next-generation physics
    •    Madden NFL 25 Designer Clint Oldenburg gives the crowd a detailed demonstration of next-generation blocking
    •    Operation Sports’ Steve Noah and Glen Wigmore close the show with an overview of everything they’ve seen at E3
It’s a very interesting episode, as some sections are straight-up interviews, while others are peeks behind the scenes of the demonstrations given in the EA Ignite Lab. The audio isn’t always optimal in the Lab but we did our best to give you as much as we can from the show floor. We hope you enjoy it!
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) and Stitcher Radio (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/operation-sports/press-row-podcast), so subscribe to it and rate it too!
Enjoy the show!
Run Time: 1:34:23

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_28_-_E3_2013_Special.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Episode 27 - E3 2013 Preview

It’s Episode 27 of the Press Row Podcast, as the full crew gets together to talk E3! We discuss memories of the past as well as predictions for how sports games in particular and the industry in general will fare at the show. Some of us are positive, some of us are, shall we say, a little grumpy, but all of us have a lot of opinions on how we feel E3 2013 will be perceived. Plus, listener questions!

Joining us on the panel:

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

Mike Suszek,Joystiq (@MikeSuszek)

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)

Owen Good, Kotaku (@owengood)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)

And your host, Richard Grisham, GamesRadar (@richgrisham)

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:

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

2)      Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 

3)      Respond to this post

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

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1:40:59

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_27.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 6:13pm EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Episode 26 - One on One with Ben Haumiller

It’s Episode 26 of the Press Row Podcast, as we welcome back 4-time guest Ben Haumiller to talk all about the new features available in online and offline Dynasty mode in this year’s NCAA 14. Ben goes into detail about the significant updates to recruiting, coaching, and more. As always. Ben’s enthusiasm for the game comes through loud and clear, as it’s an informative and entertaining session. Is it what you were hoping for?

Joining us this week:

Ben Haumiller, EA Sports (@benhaumiller)

And your host, Richard Grisham, GamesRadar (@richgrisham)

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:

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

2)      Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 

3)      Respond to this post

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

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 40:15

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_26.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 10:22am EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Episode 25 - Xbox One Reveal Rapid Reaction

It’s Episode 25 of the Press Row Podcast, a nearly-full panel reaction to the Xbox One reveal! The crew alternates between hopeful, ornery, confused, and bleep-filled as they discuss the good, bad, and ugly about Microsoft’s press conference. From the name to the hardware to the EA Sports announcements and everything in between, there are no holds barred. It’s a must-listen!

Joining us on the panel:

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

Mike Suszek,Joystiq (@MikeSuszek)

Owen Good, Kotaku (@owengood)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)

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) and Stitcher Radio (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/operation-sports/press-row-podcast) , so subscribe to it and rate it too!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1:19:46

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_25.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 12:06pm EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Episode 24 (Part 3) - Connected Franchise

In Part 3 of Episode 24 of the Press Row Podcast, host Richard Grisham (@richgrisham) goes one-on-one with the “Godfather of Franchise Modes,” EA Sports’ Josh Looman to talk everything about Connected Franchise for Madden NFL 25. They discuss how what goes into putting such a mode into an established game in the first place, what went well and not so well last season, the decisions he and his team made for the upcoming year, and everything he can possibly discuss about this year’s improvements to Connected Franchise.

This is the last of a 3-part series of shows, so be sure the check out Parts 1 and 2; also, let us know what you think and send us some questions and thoughts you’d like us to ask developers and designers in the future.

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, so subscribe and rate it too.

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 53:43

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_24_Pt_3.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 3:01pm EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Episode 24 (Part 2) - The Infinity Engine

Press Row Podcast – Episode 24 (Part 2)

In Part 2 of Episode 24 of the Press Row Podcast, host Richard Grisham (@richgrisham) goes one-on-one with the man behind Madden and NCAA’s Infinity Engine, Victor Lugo. They discuss how the Infinity Engine came to be, why it’s important, what went well and not so well last year, the goals of the team for this season, and much more.

This is the second of a 3-part series of shows, so let us know what you think and send us some questions and thoughts you’d like us to ask developers and designers in the future.

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, so subscribe and rate it too.

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 47:59

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_24_Pt_2.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 2:32pm EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Episode 24 (Part 1) - Making Sports Games

In Part 1 of Episode 24 of the Press Row Podcast, host Richard Grisham (@richgrisham) goes one-on-one with Madden and NCAA Gameplay Creative Director Rex Dickson all about the philosophy of this year’s American Football games. If you’re expecting a boring, ‘by the numbers’ marketing conversation, though, prepare to be surprised. Rex candidly discusses the entire process of making sports games, why the team makes the choices it does, and the challenges and risks behind every corner. It’s the first of three fascinating glimpses into the makers of EA Sports games.

This is the first of a 3-part series of shows, so let us know what you think and send us some questions and thoughts you’d like us to ask developers and designers in the future.

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, so subscribe and rate it too.

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 54:51

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_24_Pt_1.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 1:47pm EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Episode 23

Press Row Podcast – Episode 23

It’s Episode 23 of the Press Row Podcast! The almost-full crew discusses their most memorable sports video game losses (spurred by the incredible Boston Bruins comeback in their Game 7 match against the Toronto Maple Leafs), dives deep into their thoughts about the just-announced NCAA Ultimate Team mode, then takes a few listener questions.

Joining us on the panel:

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)

Owen Good, Kotaku (@owengood)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)

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, so subscribe and rate it too.

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1:31:07

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_23.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 10:39am EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Episode 22 - NCAA Ultimate Team Mode Interview

It’s Episode 22 of the Press Row Podcast, a special Press Row One-on-One with NCAA Football 14 producer Ben Haumiller (@benhaumiller) and host Richard Grisham (@richgrisham) dedicated to the all-new NCAA Ultimate Team Mode – also known as “the mode they said couldn’t be done.” We talk all about how Ultimate Team came about for a college game, the different ways that players are being incorporated into the mode, and all the details about how the game is structured and played. In other words, everything you ever wanted to know about Ultimate Team but were afraid to ask.
This is the secondof a series of shows we’ll do with Ben as NCAA Football 14 information comes out, so let us know what you think and send us some questions and thoughts you’d like us to ask Ben in the future.
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, so subscribe and rate it too.
Enjoy the show!
Run Time: 53:01

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_22.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 8:53am EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Episode 21

It’s Episode 21 of the Press Row Podcast, back and featuring the full 6-man rotation! The crew goes deep on the future of the Tiger Woods franchise, rumblings of some sorts of EA-Microsoft exclusivity, breaks down everything we know about Madden NFL 25 so far, then answers some typically great listener questions.

Joining us on the panel:

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)

Owen Good, Kotaku (@owengood)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)

Mike Suszek, Joystuq (@mikesuszek)

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, so subscribe and rate it too.

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1:31:04

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_21_1.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 11:14am EST

Operation Sports: Press Row Podcast - Episode 20

It’s Episode 20 of the Press Row Podcast, a few days later than we’d like – and down one man from the full crew – but we soldier on with a great show! The team dives into what they’ve been playing, how their MLB 13 The Show and Tiger Woods experiences are going lately, reactions from EA Sports’ 2013 Season Opener for FIFA 14, NHL 14, and NCAA Football 14, next-generation sports game speculation, the current situation with sports games on the Wii U and Vita, and finally a listener-inspired discussion about the late, great Pat Summerall.

Joining us on the panel:

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)

Mike Suszek, Joystuq (@mikesuszek)

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, so subscribe and rate it too.

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1:28:28

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_20.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 5:12pm EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Episode 19 with NCAA Football 14 Producer

Press Row Podcast – Episode 19

It’s Episode 19 of the Press Row Podcast, a special Press Row One-on-One with NCAA Football 14 producer Ben Haumiller (@benhaumiller) and host Richard Grisham (@richgrisham). We talk all about the new physics engine in the game, the newest gameplay updates coming this fall, as well as some of the cool things and challenges that come to designing football games for a staggering variety of gamer.

This is the first of a series of shows we’ll do with Ben as NCAA Football 14 information comes out, so let us know what you think and send us some questions and thoughts you’d like us to ask Ben in the future.

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, so subscribe and rate it too.

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 59 minutes

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_19_One-on-One.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 4:49pm EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Episode 18

Press Row Podcast – Episode 18

It’s Episode 18 of the Press Row Podcast, a “proper” show featuring the regular 6-man crew. There’s lots to talk about, including an in-depth review roundtable of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14, a slew of NCAA Football 14 new info, and some terrific listener questions as well.

Joining us on the panel:

Owen Good, Kotaku (@owengood)

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)

Mike Suszek, Joystuq (@mikesuszek)

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, so subscribe and rate it too.

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1:32:51

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_18.mp3
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 9:46am EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Episode 17 - 2013 PAX East Panel

Press Row Podcast – Episode 17 – 2013 PAX East Panel

It’s Episode 17 of the Press Row Podcast – our 2013 PAX East panel! Featuring host Rich Grisham along with Polygon’s Samit Sarkar, Joystiq’s Mike Suszek, Iron Galaxy’s Kraig Kujawa, and Frontier Developments/Player One Podcast’s Greg Sewart, the panel covers the issues, challenges, and opportunities that face consumers, developers, and publishers as sports games move into the next generation.

Joining us on the panel:

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)

Mike Suszek, Joystuq (@mikesuszek)

Kraig Kujawa, Iron Galaxy Studios (@Kranged)

Greg Sewart, Frontier Developments/Player One Podcast (@sewart)

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, so subscribe and rate it too.

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1:08:38

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_17.mp3
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 1:53pm EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Episode 16

It’s Episode 16 of the Press Row Podcast! The full crew is together again this episode as we discuss everything you want to hear about, including more MLB The Show 13 careers, the departure of EA’s CEO, a ton of listener questions, an in-depth preview of Tiger 14, and an analysis of the Madden cover vote. Plus, Skip Bayless* joins us to close out the show!
*not actually Skip Bayless

Joining us this week:
Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)
Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)
Owen Good, Kotaku (@owengood)
Mike Suszek, Joystiq (@mikesuszek)
Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)
And your host, Richard Grisham, GamesRadar (@richgrisham)

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:
Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast  and send us some Tweets while you’re there
Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 
Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes, so subscribe and rate it too.

Enjoy the show!
Run Time: 1:25:39

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_16.mp3
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 11:09am EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Episode 14

It’s Episode 14 of the Press Row Podcast, a Review Roundtable of MLB 13 The Show on PS3 and Vita and MLB 2K13 on the Xbox 360. While the first part of the show features a lot of positive reactions to The Show on both platforms, things get heated – quickly – as the crew analyzes the situation that MLB 2K13 thrusts upon Xbox 360 owners and the writers who cover the game.

Joining us this week:
Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)
Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)
Owen Good, Kotaku (@owengood)
Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)
And your host, Richard Grisham, GamesRadar (@richgrisham)

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:

Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast  and send us some Tweets while you’re there
Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 
Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes, so subscribe and rate it too.

Enjoy the show!
Run Time: 1:35:23

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_14.mp3
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 5:37pm EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Episode 11

It’s Episode 11 of the Press Row Podcast. While we’re down one man, we’ve still got a great crew. There’s a big announcement about a special upcoming event, plenty of talk about the breaking WWE news, some more MLB 13 The Show talk, lots of listener feedback, some Super Bowl predictions, and plenty more. Here’s the gameplan!

First Quarter – The crew discusses what they’ve been playing.
Second Quarter – An in-depth conversation about the unfolding WWE events, thanks to the untimely demise of THQ.
Halftime – The gang answers some user mail and feedback
Third Quarter – Some more MLB 13 The Show preview talk.
Fourth Quarter – The crew reviews (and revises?) their picks for the Press Row Podcast Child’s Play Charity NFL Playoff picks as well as some Super Bowl predictions.

Joining us this week:
Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)
Mike Suszek, Joystiq (@mikesuszek)
Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)
Owen Good, Kotaku (@owengood)
And your host, Richard Grisham, GamesRadar (@richgrisham)

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:

Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast  and send us some Tweets while you’re there
Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 
Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes, so subscribe and rate it too.

Enjoy the show!
Run Time: 1:08:20

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_11.mp3
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 3:43pm EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Episode 9 - 2012 Holiday Spectacular

Press Row Podcast – Episode 9 – 2012 Holiday Spectacular
It’s Episode 9 of the Press Row Podcast – a celebration of everything we loved about sports video games in 2012! We’ve gathered a who’s who of industry folks, media types, pundits, and fans all to tell us about their top three sports games of the year. It’s an epic holiday episode. Enjoy!

Joining us this week:

Gus Ramsey, ESPN
Ian Cummings, Row Sham Bow
Donny Moore, EA
Ben Haumiller, EA
Ryan Lewis, 4th String
Jon Robinson, ESPN
Mike Young, EA
Todd Zuniga, 4th String
Mike Phillips, Player One Podcast
Greg Sewart, Player One Podcast
Brad Hilderbrand, EA
Kat Bailey, Active Time Babble
Sean Ramjagsingh, EA
Zach Farley, Maddentips.com
Steve Gibbons, Maddentips.com
TJ Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer
Scott Bins, ThatSportsGamer
Pete Dodd, For Your FYI
Bill Montag, MyPlayerTracker
And your host, Richard Grisham, GamesRadar (@richgrisham)

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:

Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast  and send us some Tweets while you’re there
Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 

Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes, so subscribe and rate it too!

Enjoy the show!
Run Time: 2:48:29

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_9_-_Holiday_Spectacular.mp3
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 2:26pm EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Episode 8 - 2012 Sports Game of the Year

It’s Episode 8 of the Press Row Podcast – the long-awaited 2012 Sports Game Of the Year show! Here’s the gameplan:

First Quarter – Each panelist makes a case for the six 2012 Sports Game of the Year nominees.

Second Quarter – We reveal the subcategory winners

Halftime – The gang answers some user mail and feedback

Third Quarter – Each panelist reveals their individual 2012 Sports Game of the Year rankings from third to first

Fourth Quarter – The 2012 Sports Game Of The Year Winner is announced!

The Final Gun – A big thank you to the fans and the panelists

Joining us this week:
Owen Good, Kotaku (@owengood)
Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)
Mike Suszek, Joystiq (@mikesuszek)
Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)
And your host, Richard Grisham, GamesRadar (@richgrisham)

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:

Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast  and send us some Tweets while you’re there
Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 
Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes, so subscribe and rate it too!
Enjoy the show!
Run Time: 1:29:16

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_8_-_2012_Sports_Game_of_the_Year.mp3
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 3:47pm EST

It’s Episode 7 of the Press Row Podcast! It’s Christmastime and we’re in full year-end reflection mode, talking about what we’ve played this year and what we’re already thinking about for 2013. Here’s the gameplan:

Kickoff - What the crew has been playing

First Quarter – Believe it or not, we’re starting to get initial information about the spring sports games MLB The Show and Tiger Woods. We chat about what would get us excited to play them.

Second Quarter – We reflect on the infamous Twitter meltdown of a former Madden NFL contributor and how it impacts what people think about the game

Halftime – The gang chats about some user mail and feedback

Third Quarter – Each panelist makes a sports game prediction for 2013.

Fourth Quarter – We announce the categories and nominees for the 2012 Press Row Podcast Awards!

2 Minute Warning – Parting shots from the gang

The Final Gun – Where to follow and read all of the Press Row Podcast panelists

Joining us this week:

Owen Good, Kotaku (@owengood)
Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)
Mike Suszek, Joystiq (@mikesuszek)
Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)
And your host, Richard Grisham, GamesRadar (@richgrisham)

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:

  • Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast  and send us some Tweets while you’re there
  • Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 

Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes, so subscribe and rate it too!

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_7.mp3
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 12:09pm EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Episode 6

It’s Episode 6 of the Press Row Podcast! We’ve got an excellent new segment and a new fifth chair – and a brand new console launch to talk about. Here’s the gameplan:

Kickoff - What the crew has been playing

First Quarter – The Wii U has hit the streets – along with three major sports games. Rich reviewed all three for GamesRadar, and Owen spent some quality time with a couple as well; the two chat about their experience and what the platform has to offer.

Second Quarter – Up next, Owen and crew discuss the abrupt end of 2K Sports’ online support for the majority of their sports games

Third Quarter – The gang chats about some user mail and feedback

Fourth Quarter – We welcome our first-ever guest – RowShamBow’s Creative Director Ian Cummings! Ian takes questions from the crew about a bunch of things, including Madden, the future of sports games, and what it’s like to go from console development to the mobile/social platform. He also chats about his team’s brand new free game, Letter to Letter (available on 12/1 in the Apple and Android stores).

2 Minute Warning – Parting shots from the gang

The Final Gun – Where to follow and read all of the Press Row Podcast panelists
Joining us this week:

Owen Good, Kotaku (@owengood)
Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)
Mike Suszek, Joystiq (@mikesuszek)
Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)
And your host, Richard Grisham, GamesRadar (@richgrisham)

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:

Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast  and send us some Tweets while you’re there
Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 

Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes, so subscribe and rate it too!
Enjoy the show!
Run Time: 1:29:16

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_6.mp3
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 1:55pm EST

Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Episode 5

It’s Episode 5 of the Press Row Podcast, and we’re back to full strength! The crew goes in depth on all sorts of games, including wrestling, racing, basketball, and more. Here’s the gameplan:

Kickoff - What the crew has been playing

First Quarter – It’s WWE 13 review time, so Mike and Samit detail what they love and hate about the game and their Joystiq and Polygon reviews

Second Quarter – Up next, Need for Speed Most Wanted review talk, as Rich wrote a piece for GamesRadar

Third Quarter – The gang chats about some user mail and feedback

Fourth Quarter – It’s back to sports games and training modes – or lack thereof – based upon a few community comments

2 Minute Warning – Parting shots from the gang

The Final Gun – Where to follow and read all of the Press Row Podcast panelists

Joining us this week:
Owen Good, Kotaku (@owengood)
Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)
Mike Suszek, Joystiq (@mikesuszek)
Steve Noah, Operation Sports (@steve_os)
And your host, Richard Grisham, GamesRadar (@richgrisham)

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:

Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast  and send us some Tweets while you’re there
Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 
Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes, so subscribe and rate it too!
Enjoy the show!
Run Time: 1:33:31

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_5.mp3
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 10:49am EST