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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