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  • EA Sports Should Consider NBA Live For First Free-to-Play Experiment on Consoles
    Posted November 18th, 2014 at 12:45 pm 21 Comments »
    It appears to be inevitable that one day, sooner rather than later, EA Sports will break the Ultimate Team modes out of their respective products and offer them as free-to-play on consoles. They're making hundreds of millions on Ultimate Team with a $60 barrier that limits its reach. How much could they make if everyone with a console had access to play?  (more…)...
  • Madden NFL 15 Week 11 Upcoming Roster Update Discussion
    Posted November 18th, 2014 at 11:45 am 13 Comments »
    It was a down week for quarterbacks particularly when compared to the astonishing numbers that some had been putting up in games as of late. Few would be justified for boosts in the next Madden NFL 15 roster update while many are in line to receive decreases. Peyton Manning has thrown six picks in the last three games so he'll almost certainly lose the 99 overall rating he was given last month. It'll also be interesting to see if EA removes Adrian Peterson from the game now that he's been of...
  • Trailer for Peanuts
    Posted November 18th, 2014 at 9:00 am No Comments »
    The first full-length theatrical trailer has arrived for the comic strip adaptation Peanuts. The film represents the first time the iconic characters make their way on to the big screen but no plot synopsis has released yet. Peanuts is slated to release November 6, 2015. ComplexEmbed.Application.initialize({cId: "FjdnZycTpZUhfvRbbecTTKKZ9Jp43liU",adSetCode: "c97892cb0a1a41319ad2a24af1b27bdb",site: "pastapadre",kw: ""});Please enable Javascript to watch this video...
  • The Daily Dish for 11/17/14
    Posted November 17th, 2014 at 7:00 pm No Comments »
    This episode of The Daily Dish encompasses the new Press Row Hangout, additional fighters on the way to EA Sports UFC, another way to earn free VC through the NBA 2K15 companion app, and asking what sports game deserves recognition as the best of the year. ComplexEmbed.Application.initialize({cId: "VzZGhycTpfwzvAkJTA5YYG8lFMMVQlXV",adSetCode: "c97892cb0a1a41319ad2a24af1b27bdb",site: "pastapadre",kw: ""});Please enable Javascript to watch this video Referenced in the video ♦New Pres...
  • Press Row Hangout: Episode 56
    Posted November 17th, 2014 at 1:00 pm 2 Comments »
    The latest Press Row Hangout is a crossover with the Doddcast and focuses on various hot topics in the gaming industry. That includes the botched and controversial launches of Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Assassin's Creed Unity among others with problems, assessments of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One after a year, and various discussions around Sunset Overdrive, Pro Evolution Soccer 2015, and many of the sports games. ComplexEmbed.Application.initialize({cId: "g3ZWJycToXd-jooVKxz...
  • Another Way to Earn Bonus VC Added to NBA 2K15 Companion App
    Posted November 17th, 2014 at 11:45 am 1 Comment »
    An update released on Saturday to the MyNBA2K15 mobile app introducing an additional method of earning VC that transfers over to NBA 2K15. You can now do a daily pick'em with the league's slate of games each day. The reward is an unknown amount of VC for each correct selection because it hasn't actually worked yet. Either users aren't being rewarded for the wins or as is the case today the app fails to load the pages to see results or make the picks. MyNBA2K15 went out alongside the r...
  • The Line Drive for November 16
    Posted November 16th, 2014 at 1:00 pm 1 Comment »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Catch up on the week in news with the YT playlist of Daily Dish episodes! ♦Both NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15 are down to about $51 on Amazon but BF deals loom. ♦EA Sports released a blog going over what each attribute does in Madden Ultimate Team. ♦New legends in Madden Ultimate Team this week are Ronnie Lott and Dan Marino. ♦EA Sports released a blo...
  • NBA 2K15 Week Three Ratings Changes
    Posted November 15th, 2014 at 1:15 pm 3 Comments »
    While injuries are being reflected daily along with rotations, accessories, and more the ratings changes for NBA 2K15 have come in bunches and this third week of the season had the most impact yet. Last week 57 players were altered compared to 172 this week. The Nets appear to have benefited the most with ratings upgrades while the Nuggets went in the opposite direction. Anthony Davis and Stephen Curry move up to 90 overall while Tim Duncan drops a point to 89. Check out all the ratings c...
  • The Daily Dish for 11/14/14
    Posted November 14th, 2014 at 7:15 pm No Comments »
    In this episode of The Daily Dish the new Press Row Podcast is covered which focuses on the broken state of many games at launch and how the industry and consumers are approaching these products. Also EA Sports is hyping the "new era" of NHL, Madden NFL 15 has a new roster update out, a brief recap of some ratings movement in recent NBA 2K15 roster updates, and a preview of Saturday night's live Press Row Hangout. ComplexEmbed.Application.initialize({cId: "5qNnZwcToKENwpmQVvCQiZy2fhq6L0k6...
  • Press Row Podcast: Launch Disasters Raise Questions About Media Coverage and Consumer Expectations
    Posted November 14th, 2014 at 2:45 pm 4 Comments »
    A special episode of the Press Row Podcast focuses on the recent botched launches for high profile games which is something that has certainly plagued the sports genre over the years. A number of areas are examined including the concept of "day one reviews", how embargoes can either serve or harm readership, whether widespread backlash to issues ultimately leads to any change, and opinions on how sports games are covered by the media at large and if consumer expectations of them are fair ...
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