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  • Press Row Hangout Short: EA Access is Becoming The Best Value in Gaming
    Posted March 5th, 2015 at 4:45 pm 10 Comments »
    With Madden NFL 15 added to the Vault in EA Access this week the value of the service continues to rise. Bringing in Madden, NBA Live 15, and EA Sports UFC - games that still have significant relevance to them - has greatly boosted the appeal of the subscription particularly for those who are interested in sports games. To go along with a piece I put together going over EA Access and its draw for sports gamers (check it out at Sporting News), Rich Grisham and T.J. Lauerman joined me to di...
  • The Line Drive for March 1
    Posted March 1st, 2015 at 11:30 am 4 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Check out the latest articles posted to Sporting News: 2015 Sports Game Power Rankings and The Most Used Teams in Madden NFL 15 ♦2K Sports has added a new park for the Old Town Flyers in NBA 2K15 MyPark mode. ♦FiveThirtyEight with an extensive piece on what goes into player ratings in Madden. ♦An update was made to the online ranking system and sta...
  • Press Row Podcast: Sports Game Power Rankings for 2015
    Posted February 28th, 2015 at 12:15 pm 10 Comments »
    With the new "season" of sports games upon us some of the Press Row participants collaborated to put together a Sports Game Power Rankings for 2015. The focus of the latest Press Row Podcast is to break down the positioning of each series within the list by reviewing their respective merits and deficiencies. Primary factors of consideration include sales numbers, quality, and community but there are several other ways as well in which to evaluate each franchise isolated on their own and rel...
  • Sports Games Desperately Need Alternative Online Experiences
    Posted February 26th, 2015 at 1:15 pm 12 Comments »
    In a recent Press Row Podcast episode I proposed the idea again that MLB: The Show, which has struggled mightily with online performance and stability since inception, should offer an "Extra Innings" mode online. That proposal generated a significant response from listeners on social media and forums intrigued by the concept and the benefits it would offer - along with expressing hope that other sports games could include unique online experiences.  (more…)...
  • The Line Drive for February 22
    Posted February 22nd, 2015 at 12:30 pm 2 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Put together the top risers and fallers in NBA 2K15 ratings for Sporting News. ♦New screenshots have been added the FB album for MLB 15: The Show. ♦EA detailed the Winter Upgrades made to players in FIFA 15 Ultimate Team. ♦EA has also completed Skill Upgrades for players in FIFA Ultimate Team. ♦FIFA 15 should be getting an update soon to add Orlan...
  • Press Row Podcast: Has NBA 2K Grown Bigger Than Madden?
    Posted February 21st, 2015 at 11:00 am 5 Comments »
    The latest Press Row Podcast features two primary topics. First is a discussion on MLB 15: The Show - what the improvements to Diamond Dynasty mode mean to the product and some early impressions. Then the episode turns to an argument over whether NBA 2K has overtaken Madden NFL as the second biggest sports game behind only FIFA. There's no way to definitively answer that but it's an interesting debate given that a case could be made for either depending on what specifically is being measured...
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