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Press Row Podcast – Episode 119 – Footballs, Pucks, Cars, and Baseballs

It may be the end of January – a typically slow time in the sports game world – but that doesn’t mean there aren’t all sorts of interesting things happening. This week’s episode of the Press Row Podcast is a winter potpourri, featuring a number of special guests talking about their areas of expertise. Up first, PastaPadre’s Bryan Wiedey (a huge Seahawks fan) and MaddenTips’ Stephen Gibbons (a big Pats supporter) join host Rich Grisham to preview the Super Bowl. Next, Operation Sports’ own hockey expert Glenn Wigmore hops on to revisit NHL 15, checking in on its current state and how it has improved since launch. After that, our good friend Greg Sewart from Generation 16 and the Player One Podcast chats about the big shift in the NASCAR game license and what it means to racing fans. Lastly, Out of the Park Baseball’s Brad Cook discusses the huge positive implications for his game now that it has acquired the long-desired MLB license.

Enjoy the show!

Joining us this week:

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@PastaPadre)

Stephen Gibbons, MaddenTips.com (@Sgibs7)

Glenn Wigmore, OperationSports (@glennwigmore)

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

Brad Cook, Out of the Park Baseball (@ootpbaseball)

And your host, Richard Grisham (@richgrisham)

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

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

2)      Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 

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

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Run Time:  1:49

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_119.mp3
Category:sports video games, sports videogames, videogames -- posted at: 10:30am EST

Press Row Podcast – Episode 118 – Life and Basketball with Da Czar

Longtime Operation Sports community member, basketball video game critic, SimNation leader, and current NBA 2K development team member Nino Samuel – aka Da Czar – joins host Rich Grisham on the Press Row Podcast for the first time to talk life and basketball. The two break down NBA 2K15 in much detail, interspersed with stories of how Da Czar came to be and his journey from a game player to a game critic to a game maker. Da Czar’s passion and enthusiasm are infectious, making this an episode fans of any sport or video game will enjoy.

Enjoy the show!

Joining us this week:

Nino Samuel, 2K Sports (@Da_Czar)

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:  1:28

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_118.mp3
Category:sports video games, sports videogames, videogames -- posted at: 10:52am EST

Press Row Podcast – Episode 117 – The communities vote

You’ve heard the Press Row sports game of the year show – and just about everyone else’s too – so host Rich Grisham is joined by PastaPadre’s Bryan Wiedey and Operation Sports’s Chris Sanner to talk through each of their passionate communities’ thoughts about sports games in 2014. From the best features, online experiences, single player modes, multiplayer modes, and more, Rich, Bryan, and Chris discuss the pulse of sports games fans looking back on 2014 and ahead to this crucial upcoming year.

Enjoy the show!

Joining us this week:

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@PastaPadre)

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@Chris_Snr)

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


Happy New Year! A holiday tradition around here at the Press Row Podcast returns for its third straight year - a gathering of a bunch of our friends to talk about their favorite sports game experiences of 2014! 

We’ve got Gus Ramsey from ESPN, producers of FIFA 15, NHL 15, and NBA 2K15, Christian Spicer from DLC, half of the Player One Podcast and the Doddcast, and the guys behind MaddenTips.com. There is a wide array of opinions, games, and platforms, highlighting just how many different experiences we all have playing sports games these days. Enjoy the show!

Joining us this week:

Gus Ramsey, ESPN (@GusRamsey)

Christian Spicer, DLC (@spicer)

Zach Farley, MaddenTips.com (@MaddenBible)

Stephen Gibbons, MaddenTips.com (@SGibs7)

Gareth Reeder, EA Sports (@Gareth_Reeder)

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

Andy Agostini, EA Sports 

Ben Ross, EA Sports 

Mike Phillips, Player One Podcast (@mik)

Greg Sewart, Player One Podcast (@sewart)

Pete Dodd, Dodd Scientifics (@atPeteDodd)

And your host, Richard Grisham (@richgrisham)

A special thanks goes to Mike Phillips, who helped curate the soundtrack for this week’s episode, featuring some of the best songs and artists from 2014.

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_115.mp3
Category:sports video games, sports videogames, videogames -- posted at: 11:53pm EST

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

Joining us this week:

Owen Good, Polygon (@OwenGood)

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@PastaPadre)

Kat Bailey, USGamer (@The_Katbot)

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@Polygon)

T.J. Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)

2 members of the winning game’s development team

And your host, Richard Grisham (@richgrisham)

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

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

2) Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com  

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

Enjoy the show!

 

Run Time:  1:51


Press Row Podcast – Episode 113 – Old Friends and New

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

Joining us this week:

Mike Suszek, Joystiq (@MikeSuszek)

Ryan Lewis (@ryanthelou)

Scott Drader, Metalhead Software (@ScottDrader)

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@PastaPadre)

T.J. Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)

And your host, Richard Grisham (@richgrisham)

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

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

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

  2. Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com

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

Enjoy the show!

 

Run Time: 2:19


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

Enjoy!

Joining us this week:

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@Chris_Snr)

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

And your host, Richard Grisham (@richgrisham)

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

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

2) Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com  

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

Enjoy the show!

Run Time:  2:00

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_110.mp3
Category:sports video games, sports videogames, videogames -- posted at: 12:28pm EST

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

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

Enjoy!

Joining us this week:

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@PastaPadre)

Owen Good, Polygon (@OwenGood)

And your host, Richard Grisham (@richgrisham)

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

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

2) Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com  

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

Enjoy the show!

Run Time:  1:18

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

Press Row Podcast – Episode 100 – Reviews Roundup

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

Joining us this week:

Owen Good, Polygon (@owengood)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@SamitSarkar)

Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)

T.J. Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)

Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@PastaPadre)

And your host, Richard Grisham (@richgrisham)

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

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

2) Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com 

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

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1:30


Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Episode 12

It’s Episode 12 of the Press Row Podcast, featuring our biggest and best crew yet. We break down the chances of MLB 2K13 being a winner, discuss the fortunes of the Wii U, answer some terrific listener questions, then spend some time on a long-awaited segment on mobile sports games. Plus, we wrap up our Child’s Play charity Super Bowl picks and our Four in February games.

Here’s the gameplan!

First Quarter – The crew discusses what they’ve been playing.

Second Quarter – Does MLB 2K13 have a chance?

Halftime – The Curious Case of the Missing Wii U titles

Third Quarter – Listener questions.

Fourth Quarter – The state of mobile sports games

Joining us this week:
Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)
Mike Suszek, Joystiq (@mikesuszek)
Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)
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: 1:30:49

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_12.mp3
Category:sports video games, sports videogames, videogames -- posted at: 4:41pm EST

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