Archive for the ‘Podcasts and Hangouts’ Category
  • Press Row Podcast: Summer Rush
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    Posted July 25th, 2016 at 8:45 am 3 Comments »
    With the release nearing of this year’s main crop of sports games there’s a great deal of news to catch up on. That includes the first real game info on NBA 2K17 and expected Olympics-related announcements to come soon, observations from the first Madden NFL 17 player ratings and what they mean, the potential of cross-network play for Rocket League, and impressions out of an NHL 17 press event. The show wraps up with a segment between Rich Grisham and NHL producer Sean Ramjagsingh dis...
  • Press Row Podcast: 2016 Sports Game Power Rankings
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    Posted July 9th, 2016 at 10:45 am 4 Comments »
    It’s the second annual Sports Game Power Rankings! Bryan Wiedey and Rich Grisham navigate the sports gaming landscape to determine which franchise stands atop the genre and how they compare to each other within. The assessment relies on criteria that includes sales, reviews, cultural impact and more, so can NBA 2K repeat or will a new series take the crown? Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS, on Android with the Stitcher app, or with Pocket Casts on iOS, Android, and Windo...
  • Press Row Podcast: Cash-Fueled Controversies
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    Posted July 1st, 2016 at 2:00 pm 8 Comments »
    Two major controversies arose this week and they have raised questions regarding the rights of consumers who purchase video games and spend money on digital items within them. With MLB The Show 16, developer Sony San Diego banned a relatively large number of player accounts but some people may have found themselves banished unjustly. In FIFA the integrity of Ultimate Team mode has been brought into question, with high-value player cards not having played up to the level at which they wer...
  • Press Row Podcast: E3 2016 Reactions
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    Posted June 18th, 2016 at 11:30 am 2 Comments »
    In this episode of the Press Row Podcast presented by Hit The Pass, Rich Grisham and I go through our reactions to all the news that made its way out of E3 and EA Play and also discuss the considerable challenges that sports video games face in carving out their place in eSports. Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS, on Android with the Stitcher app, or with Pocket Casts on iOS, Android, and Windows. The show can also now be found on the recently launched Google Play Music for...
  • What to expect from Franchise mode in Madden NFL 17
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    Posted June 12th, 2016 at 1:20 pm 42 Comments »
    EA Sports promised a "renewed focus on Franchise mode" for Madden NFL 17 and today the company revealed just what improvements and additions have been made. It's not a reboot of the mode, like with Connected Careers four years ago, but rather a series in refinements to the systems that are in place and the introduction of some long-requested features. Franchise will include a real-time score ticker, full player editing, practice squads, and more injuries plus allowing for decisions to be ...
  • Jim Nantz and Phil Simms are being replaced by a new commentary team in Madden NFL 17
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    Posted June 8th, 2016 at 8:00 am 27 Comments »
    After four years of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms it was definitely time for a shake-up to the announcer team in the Madden NFL series. The CBS duo is out and taking their place for Madden NFL 17 are Brandon Gaudin and Charles Davis. Gaudin is known for his play-by-play work in college basketball with Georgia Tech and during the NCAA Tournament. Davis is an analyst for Fox Sports doing color commentary for NFL games after spending most of his broadcasting career in college football, and also f...
  • Press Row Podcast: The Broken Sports Game Release Schedule
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    Posted June 4th, 2016 at 10:15 am 3 Comments »
    While basketball fans may be excited that NBA 2K17 will be out earlier than ever before with its move up to mid-September, it only further compresses the window where the majority of the sports games for the year are released. Within a four week span, six major sports games will go out, and there may be even others still yet to be announced. In this episode of the Press Row Podcast presented by Hit the Pass, the discussion centers on what has led to this situation coming about, how it aff...
  • Press Row Podcast: Madden NFL 17’s first details
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    Posted May 23rd, 2016 at 3:15 pm 2 Comments »
    With EA Play and E3 nearing the promotional cycle for the next Madden has gotten underway. There's a lot to be excited about already for Madden NFL 17 including long-overdue work to Special Teams, a new defensive AI system, special moves for ball-carriers, and a "renewed focus on Franchise mode." In this episode of the Press Row Podcast presented by Hit The Pass, Bryan Wiedey, Rich Grisham, and Kat Bailey discuss all the news, the concern over "Tackle Battles", and what is being hoped for...
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