Archive for the ‘Podcasts and Hangouts’ Category
  • Press Row Podcast: Nintendo Switch Details
    Posted January 13th, 2017 at 3:15 pm 2 Comments »
    The highly anticipated home/handheld hybrid Nintendo Switch will release on March 3rd for $300, eventually require a paid subscription for online play, and expanding storage will a be a practical necessity by adding on a separately purchased SDXC memory card. Switch has a dismal launch lineup outside of the new Zelda, while sports games look to be a ways off with FIFA and NBA 2K18 both officially in development but not releasing until later in the year. Rich Grisham and T.J. Lauerman join...
  • Press Row Podcast: Biggest Stories of 2016
    Posted January 5th, 2017 at 9:45 am 6 Comments »
    Every year it’s important to look back on developments within the sports gaming genre, not just as a reminder of what has happened, but as insight into the direction individual franchises are going and the trends within the industry that will impact them all. Bryan Wiedey and Rich Grisham discuss some of the most important stories of 2016 in the new year's first episode. Reference Link: The biggest sports video games stories of 2016 Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS, onÂ...
  • Press Row Podcast: College Football Playoff
    Posted December 29th, 2016 at 4:15 pm 5 Comments »
    The College Football Playoff is almost here and, as it so happens, Bryan Wiedey and Rich Grisham both have their teams involved and going head-to-head in the semifinal. The two discuss Washington vs Alabama and NCAA Football 14 simulations of the games before turning to topics such as the Blizzard Mountain expansion for Forza Horizon 3 and a rundown of the annual Pastapadre Community Awards categories and nominees for 2016. Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS, on Android with t...
  • Press Row Podcast: 2016 Sports Game of the Year – Episode 200!!!
    Posted December 15th, 2016 at 4:15 pm 7 Comments »
    It's episode 200 of the Press Row Podcast! After reflecting on the milestone four years in the making, attention turns to awarding the 5th Annual Press Row Podcast Sports Game of the Year. The top three games of 2016 are revealed, the panel reacts and discusses the reasoning behind them landing where they did, and later get to the games that didn't place while also bringing up a few unconventional sports games that received votes. It's a supersized episode covering just about everything t...
  • Press Row Podcast: Around the Horn
    Posted December 5th, 2016 at 10:00 am 2 Comments »
    With Washington set to face Alabama in the College Football Playoff, Press Row Podcast host Bryan Wiedey is looking forward to a month of jousting with now-enemy Rich Grisham. After opening with some college football talk the two transition to an in-depth discussion on the just completed ‘Madden Classic’ eSports event. Topics broached later in the episode include how Golf Club VR and NBA 2KVR have been received, the shaky debut of NBA 2K17’s Park After Dark feature, MLB The Show 17â€...
  • Press Row Podcast: Power of Livestreaming
    Posted November 26th, 2016 at 10:00 am No Comments »
    The world of video games is constantly evolving, and no phenomenon has impacted how companies market, how media covers, and how consumers discover them more than livestreaming. On this week’s episode of the Press Row Podcast, we gather streamers and content makers from three different angles - publisher (Adam Burnett/Out of the Park Developments), independent media outlet (Chris aka Millennium/Operation Sports), and self-made popular streamer (Daniel Basel/UberYouTuber) to join guest host ...
  • Press Row Podcast: eSports Growing Pains
    Posted November 12th, 2016 at 1:45 pm 1 Comment »
    While it’s uphill battle for sports games in the world of eSports the likes of EA Sports and 2K Sports are dedicated to carving out a place for their franchises in the lucrative competitive arena. The games are battling the actual real-life sporting broadcasts for interest from viewers, while also struggling to prove a compelling watch when they often fail to look like the sports they are supposed to represent due to the way they are being played. Madden NFL 17‘s first competition of ...
  • Press Row Podcast: Winter is Here
    Posted November 7th, 2016 at 12:00 pm No Comments »
    There's a long wait ahead until the next major sports game releases at the end of March with MLB The Show 17. Despite that there’s always news and developments to react to and some of those are tackled in the latest episode of the Press Row Podcast. Topics discussed include the recently released snowboarding game Infinite Air, the selection of Ken Griffey Jr. for the cover of MLB 17, story modes driving the success of NBA 2K and now FIFA 17, troubled post-release support with NBA 2K17 (...
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