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Press Row Podcast – Episode 4

It’s Episode 4 of the Press Row Podcast, and while we’re down a man this week (get well soon Steve!) we’ve got a lot to talk about, from racing games to training modes and review scores. And that’s just for starters! Here’s the gameplan:

Kickoff - What the crew has been playing

First Quarter – It’s Forza Horizon review time, so Owen details why Forza is so appealing to so many people

Second Quarter – We talk about Downloadable Content’s good, bad, and ugly – and where it may lead in the future

Third Quarter – We go deep into the subject of training modes in sports games, spurred on by an email from an EA Game Changer listener

Fourth Quarter – The NPD sales numbers are half-full of sports games this month – is that great news, or perhaps something decidedly less so?

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)

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: 1:27:21

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_4.mp3
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 3:06pm EDT

Press Row Podcast – Episode 3

It’s Episode 3 of the Press Row Podcast, and we’re all worked up over our full plates of sports games -some of us more than others. Our cast of some of the best sports video game writers in the business is back. Here’s the gameplan!

Kickoff - What the crew has been playing

First Quarter – It’s NBA 2K13 time, and we go in depth from several angles

Second Quarter – We look back at the long, slow, painful death of NBA Live 13

Halftime – Listener feedback

Third Quarter – We discuss the Rise of the Ultimate Team across the industry

Fourth Quarter – Patch Culture and its impact on sports games reviews well after release

2 Minute Warning – Parting shots from the gang – including an, um, interesting take from Owen about NBA 2K13’s replay camera

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)

Steve Noah, Operation Sports (@steve_os)

Mike Suszek, Joystiq (@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: 1:40:24

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_3.mp3
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 4:11pm EDT

Press Row Podcast – Episode 2

We did it! It’s episode 2 of the Press Row Podcast, and our first since being officially picked up by the Operation Sports network. We’re pumped up to be coming at you every two weeks now, and we celebrate in style with our cemented full cast of characters – also known as the best sports video game writers in the business.

Joining us this week:

Owen Good, Kotaku (@owengood)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)

Steve Noah, Operation Sports (@steve_os)

Mike Suszek, Joystiq (@mikesuszek)

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

Here’s the gameplan:

Kickoff - What the crew has been playing since our last show

First Quarter – It’s FIFA 13 week, so we go in depth from several angles

Second Quarter – We explore the fascinating exchange between Owen and his Editor in Chief at Kotaku, Stephen Totilo about sports video games (found here: http://kotaku.com/5945183/a-note-about-our-reviews-of-sports-video-games)

Halftime – Listener feedback

Third Quarter – The crew dives into the current legal mess surrounding NCAA Football and what it may mean for the franchise’s future

Fourth Quarter – Looking at the current (or what was at the time of recording) situation developing between NBA 2K13 and NBA Live 13

2 Minute Warning – Parting shots from the gang

Overtime – Owen weighs in with an extra-time item

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

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! The link is here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/operation-sports-press-row/id563624090?mt=2

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1:30:06

Direct download: Press_Row_Podcast_Episode_2.mp3
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 2:28pm EDT

Welcome to the Press Row Podcast

Operation Sports is proud to present episode 1 of the Press Row Podcast. Featuring an All-Star lineup of the industry’s best sports video game writers, it’s a show dedicated to the games we love from the perspective of the people who make their living writing and talking about them.

And when we say All-Star cast, we mean it. For our inaugural show, we’ve got Owen Good from Kotaku, Samit Sarkar from Polygon, our own Steve Noah from Operation Sports, and host Richard Grisham from GamesRadar. If you’ve been tuned into sports game journalism the past few years, chances are you’ll be as excited as we are that we’ve gotten these personalities from multiple sites all together on one show.

Being the first episode, of course, we’re still finding our footing and there are a few audio issues here and there. But that’s OK – we hope that this is the start of something big and bold, and there will always be bumps along the way.

What’s most important, though, is to get YOUR feedback. The Press Row Podcast is about creating conversations about the games we love so much, and we want to hear from you. Got topics you’d like us to discuss? Specific questions about a current or past franchise? Thoughtful criticism? Fire it to us and we’ll talk about it on the next episode. Here’s how:

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 

We’ll have the show available through the iTunes store in the coming weeks, but for now your one-stop shop to listen and download is right here at Operation Sports.

Show Details

Run Time: 1 hour, 2 minutes

Panel Guests:

Owen Good, Kotaku (@owengood)

Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)

Steve Noah, Operation Sports (@steve_os)

Richard Grisham, GamesRadar (@richgrisham)

Enjoy the show!

Direct download: Press_Row_Episode_01_.mp3
Category:sports video games -- posted at: 12:34pm EDT