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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.

 

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Enjoy the show!

 

Run Time:  1:20

 

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_89.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 9:43am EDT

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!

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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:  2:09

 

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_88.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 1:44pm EDT

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.

 

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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:  1:35

 

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_87.m4a
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 6:04pm EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT