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  • PRP: Full court press from NBA Live
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    Posted August 14th, 2017 at 11:00 am 6 Comments »
    From cancellations to poorly received releases, the once proud NBA Live franchise has seen its reputation dissipate entirely at the same time its competition rose to prominence. The upcoming NBA Live 18 however appears ready to reestablish some credibility and strategies ranging from a free demo to a pre-order discount are making it a safer purchase for those open to giving it another chance. In this episode of the Press Row Podcast impressions from the just released demo are discussed as...
  • The Line Drive for August 13
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    Posted August 13th, 2017 at 10:00 am 3 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 retweet this giveaway for a chance to win Madden NFL 18 GOAT edition. ♦Amazon finally has physical Madden copies (XB1 - PS4) available but only standard ed. ♦NBA Live 18 will feature ESPN's First Take in its new career mode called The One. ♦Full gameplay video of the Crawsover game during The One mode in NBA Live 18. ♦The full soundtr...
  • Madden NFL 18 Giveaway
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    Posted August 9th, 2017 at 10:00 am 13 Comments »
    The sports video game season is just around the corner and Madden NFL 18 is set to kick things off with the 10 hour EA Access trial next week on Xbox One and the release of the GOAT Edition on the 22nd followed by the standard edition on the 25th. A giveaway is now open for the GOAT Edition (which comes with bonus Ultimate Team content) and the winner will get to choose either PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. In order to qualify just simply be a follower of the @pastapadre Twitter account and r...
  • The Line Drive for August 6
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    Posted August 6th, 2017 at 10:30 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. ♦Here's the full spreadsheet with all the player ratings in Madden NFL 18 ♦Closer look by position: QB – RB – WR/TE – DE/DT - CB/S - ILB/OLB ♦Image shows the new offensive formations added for Madden NFL 18. ♦Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball are the highest rated NBA 2K rookies since 2010. ♦8.5 million copies of NBA 2K17 have shipped - th...
  • Press Row Podcast: The evolving marketing of sports video games
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    Posted August 4th, 2017 at 8:30 am 1 Comment »
    In recent years video game publishers have made dramatic shifts in how they promote their upcoming products. Whether it’s holding back information longer or who it is that gets early access to spread information and media, the marketing landscape has changed as fewer games are released and they become more reliant on generating year-round digital revenue. In this episode of the Press Row Podcast we discuss why marketing tactics are evolving and whether any consumer concerns are justifie...
  • The Line Drive for July 30
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    Posted July 30th, 2017 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. ♦Madden NFL 18 top player ratings: Rookies - QB - RB - WR/TE - DE/DT ♦Developer blog takes a look at the Coaching Adjustments for Madden NFL 18. ♦Play through a story as a general manager in NBA 2K18's new take on MyGM. ♦NBA 2K18 screenshots provide first look at Nike uniforms and ads new this year. ♦Dynamic Quick Substitutes feature has been previ...
  • Press Row Podcast: Sports Gaming Preseason
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    Posted July 29th, 2017 at 12:00 pm 2 Comments »
    If it didn't already feel like sports the gaming season is just about upon us it certainly does now. Online betas for two of the upcoming games are currently active and two other highly-anticipated games have revealed details on a number of significant features and improvements. In this episode of the Press Row Podcast the panel discusses impressions of the NHL 18 and PES 2018 betas, detailed info on improvements for the two franchise modes in NBA 2K18, and various community requests that...
  • Press Row Podcast: Pick One
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    Posted July 24th, 2017 at 9:30 am No Comments »
    The start of the sports gaming season is nearly upon us and in this episode of the Press Row Podcast the panel looks ahead by playing a game called "Pick One." Each person picks the one sports game they would choose this fall - and only one - then choose the one sports game franchise as their 'gotta have it.' Also discussed: impressions of Fire Pro Wrestling World and the latest with MLB The Show 17. Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS, on Android with the Stitcher app, or ...
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