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  • Press Row Hangout: Episode 57
    Posted November 26th, 2014 at 2:15 pm No Comments »
    The latest Press Row Hangout tackles a number of subjects heading into the holiday including the Black Friday deals to look forward to later this week. Also in the lineup is a discussion on the idea that EA Sports could save NBA Live by turning it into a free-to-play game, an evaluation of post-release support from all of this year's sports games, the Sony settlement over Vita false advertising, and reaction to the absurd nominations in the "sports" category from The Game Awards. For tho...
  • Press Row Hangout: Episode 56
    Posted November 17th, 2014 at 1:00 pm 2 Comments »
    The latest Press Row Hangout is a crossover with the Doddcast and focuses on various hot topics in the gaming industry. That includes the botched and controversial launches of Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Assassin's Creed Unity among others with problems, assessments of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One after a year, and various discussions around Sunset Overdrive, Pro Evolution Soccer 2015, and many of the sports games. ComplexEmbed.Application.initialize({cId: "g3ZWJycToXd-jooVKxz...
  • Press Row Podcast: Launch Disasters Raise Questions About Media Coverage and Consumer Expectations
    Posted November 14th, 2014 at 2:45 pm 4 Comments »
    A special episode of the Press Row Podcast focuses on the recent botched launches for high profile games which is something that has certainly plagued the sports genre over the years. A number of areas are examined including the concept of "day one reviews", how embargoes can either serve or harm readership, whether widespread backlash to issues ultimately leads to any change, and opinions on how sports games are covered by the media at large and if consumer expectations of them are fair ...
  • Press Row Podcast: Revisiting Madden NFL 15 and EA’s Recent Strong Financials
    Posted November 7th, 2014 at 2:30 pm 5 Comments »
    The latest Press Row Podcast features full panel discussion first focusing on Madden NFL 15 now over two months out from release. What has held up well, where has it slipped, and how could it be better? Then the talk shifts to Electronic Arts' strong financials as of late which has primarily been due to digital revenue through Ultimate Team and mobile. How is that focus benefiting or harming the genre? There's also some listener questions taken at the end including a wishlist discussion for ...
  • Press Row Hangout Clips: PS4 Share Play and Viewer Questions
    Posted November 5th, 2014 at 10:45 am No Comments »
    The final two segments have been broken off from the latest full live Press Row Hangout broadcast below. Make sure to check out the first two that went up Monday or watch the show in its over two hour entirety through Youtube. In the first clip the panel discusses the recent PlayStation 4 system update and in particular the revolutionary Share Play feature. The other involves responding to a number of viewer questions that include the Xbox One price drop, controls in NBA Live 15 vs NBA 2K...
  • Press Row Hangout Clips: League Progress and Latest on the NBA Games
    Posted November 3rd, 2014 at 12:15 pm 1 Comment »
    The latest live Press Row Hangout that was held over the weekend was focused on just a handful of topics but ran longer than we typical shoot for as it went for over two hours. So I've gone ahead and broken it into segments to make it easier to watch. If you'd prefer to watch in its entirety in a single sitting the complete video is archived on Youtube. Here though are the two segments from the broadcast and the remaining two will be posted tomorrow. The first video features the intro,...
  • Press Row Podcast: NBA Live 15 Interview and the Death of Online Leagues
    Posted October 31st, 2014 at 2:45 pm 2 Comments »
    The latest Press Row Podcast features two distinct segments. In the first host Rich Grisham interviews two NBA Live producers about this year's game and their hopes of where the series could go in the future. Then the full panel returns for a discussion on what appears to be the end of Online Leagues as a priority feature with only Madden now offering a complete and fully functional experience while other series shift their development efforts elsewhere. Check out the podcast through iTun...
  • Press Row Podcast: State of NBA 2K15 and NBA Live 15 Impressions
    Posted October 25th, 2014 at 11:15 am 5 Comments »
    The latest Press Row Podcast features full panel discussion on how NBA 2K15 has settled in after a few weeks of release and then expectations for NBA Live 15. That is followed by a segment where I discuss at length complete impressions of NBA Live 15 following the six hours of the EA Access period. Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS and the Stitcher app for Android - subscribe while there to help support the show! You can also listen in the streaming player below. http:/...
  • Press Row Hangout: The Future of Gaming
    Posted October 20th, 2014 at 10:00 am 3 Comments »
    In the latest Press Row Hangout the panel reexamines opinions on the "digital-future" of gaming (28:25), as well as the effect that a game going completely or primarily "always-online" such as NBA 2K15 and Driveclub has on consumers (43:43). In addition there's discussion on whether a subscription model for sports games still seems plausible (1:21:19), thoughts on the lack of a demo for NBA Live 15 (1:03:26), and our continued experiences with games like Madden NFL 15, FIFA 15, and MLB 14: T...
  • Press Row Podcast: First Days of NBA 2K15
    Posted October 11th, 2014 at 3:15 pm 2 Comments »
    The latest Press Row Podcast features panel discussion on early experiences with NBA 2K15. The product offers a lot of good - from gameplay to presentation and variety of content - but has been hampered by severe struggles in areas such as the servers and face scanning. Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS and the Stitcher app for Android - subscribe while there to help support the show! You can also listen in the streaming player below.
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