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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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT