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  • Press Row Hangout Clips: Responding to More Viewer Questions
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    Posted July 31st, 2014 at 9:45 am No Comments »
    Four more viewer questions are discussed in the final two clips from the most recent Press Row Hangout. The topics include The Golf Club and whether there could be more unlicensed sports games in the future, when to expect the Madden NFL 15 demo, why publishers seem to be holding back information on games until later now, and what sports game release in the past generated the most anticipation for the panelists. (more…)...
  • Breaking Down the New EA Access Subscription Service
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    Posted July 30th, 2014 at 1:15 pm 19 Comments »
    EA Access was announced yesterday and based on the reaction there appears to be quite a lot of interest in the concept of a subscription service which provides a library of older games to play and pre-release play periods for new games. Many who were aware of EA Sports Season Ticket liked what that provided too, which EA Access appears to have improved upon in several areas and offers less in others, but that program was never actively advertised by the company so it never took off. They wil...
  • Press Row Hangout Clips: Importance of Commentary and Some Viewer Questions
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    Posted July 29th, 2014 at 10:00 am 1 Comment »
    The next clips from the most recent Press Row Hangout involve a discussion over the importance of commentary in sports games and answering the first viewer questions. Even more of those will posted tomorrow. Commentary is a big factor in immersion and delivering authentic television-style presentation but many complain about it and go so far as to turn it off or listen to something else when it grows tired. Is commentary an area developers should focus on more? What consoles will lead ...
  • Press Row Hangout Clips: Are Patches Helping or Hurting Games and Publishers Fail to Provide Specifics on Last-Gen Editions
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    Posted July 28th, 2014 at 11:15 am 3 Comments »
    The latest Press Row Hangout tackled a number of topics and the first two are featured in the clips below. More will be posted throughout the week and the full show audio will be featured on Friday's Press Row Podcast. 1) Patches have allowed developers to continue working on games right up to and beyond release. But is that resulting in better games or simply ones that are left unfinished while relying on consumers to hope that fixes and improvements are made later? 2) It's the first ...
  • The Line Drive for July 27
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    Posted July 27th, 2014 at 11:45 am 2 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Make sure to get entries in for the giveaway that opened up late last week! ♦Price drops have held for EA Sports UFC and MLB 14: The Show at $40 each. ♦Madden NFL 15 blog released going over War in the Trenches for a second time. ♦Madden NFL 15 blog released going over Player Sense 2.0 for a second time. ♦Madden NFL 15 blog released going over ...
  • Press Row Podcast: The Background and Journey of The Golf Club
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    Posted July 25th, 2014 at 9:00 am 1 Comment »
    The latest Press Row Podcast is a one-on-one interview with host Rich Grisham and The Golf Club executive producer Peter Garcin. In a time where the sports gaming landscape has thinned out considerably due to concerns over profitability, how does an independent game come in and compete for consumers? Discussion includes design decisions made along the way, the release on Steam Early access and how feedback played a part in improving the game for it's official release, and much more. Check...
  • Giveaway: Choice of Upcoming Sports Game
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    Posted July 24th, 2014 at 11:45 am 170 Comments »
    The semi-regular site giveaways continue with an opportunity to win the choice of Madden NFL 15, NHL 15, FIFA 15, and NBA 2K15 for any platform! Additional giveaways for the four games will take place closer to their respective releases. There are several ways to qualify and each one counts for entries so the more you complete the more chances to win. The giveaway is open now and will run through August 6th when the winner will be randomly selected and contacted for delivery details. Good...
  • The Line Drive for July 20
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    Posted July 20th, 2014 at 2:15 pm No Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦EA Sports UFC is still available for just $40 on both Xbox One and PS4. ♦PS4 version of MLB 14: The Show is also still available for just $40. ♦Fill out this survey for the Press Row Podcast and be entered for a $100 gift card. ♦Cover of Madden NFL 15 won't be changing but the LOB make it to the start screen. ♦Sweepstakes being held for an all-ex...
  • Press Row Podcast: The Growing Concerns Over Microtransactions
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    Posted July 18th, 2014 at 1:00 pm No Comments »
    The latest Press Row Hangout tackles one of the most controversial topics in gaming today - how microtransactions are being implemented in games, the effect they have on consumers, and even the way they are influencing how games are designed. In regards to sports titles the discussion examines the beginnings of the dedicated pursuit of digital revenue with Ultimate Team, the situation now after the mess created by NBA 2K14 and potentially dangerous decision made for PES 2015, and what the fu...
  • Press Row Hangout Clips: EA’s Marketing Shift and Taking On Viewer Questions
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    Posted July 14th, 2014 at 2:15 pm 1 Comment »
    The final two segments from the most recent Press Row Hangout relate to the apparent shift in marketing strategy from EA Sports and various topics sent in by viewers. The first video gives consideration to why EA is promoting their upcoming titles differently this year compared to how they have traditionally. Less is being talked about early, recording was not permitted at E3, and the information that is actually being distributed has been fairly low key and based in fundamentals. Is it ...
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