Archive for the ‘Podcasts and Hangouts’ Category
  • PRP: The return of mutant football
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    Posted February 17th, 2017 at 11:30 am No Comments »
    After more than 20 years a spiritual successor to the cult classic Mutant League Football has finally reached the red zone. Mutant Football League will release later this year on PC and early 2018 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The game is described as an “NFL Blitz arcade-style football game, with nasty mutants, ferocious monsters, deadly chainsaws, and lots of gory player deaths, along with some edgy, satirical humor that parodies America’s favorite sport.” The creator and lead de...
  • Press Row Podcast: Sports games making news in world of eSports
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    Posted February 11th, 2017 at 1:00 pm 3 Comments »
    Still in their infancy within the competitive arena there were two major stories for sports video games and their place as eSports this week. EA Sports had to navigate controversy due to the conduct of the Madden Bowl winner on social media, while 2K Sports announced an unprecedented partnership with the NBA to create what will be known as the NBA 2K eLeague. Also discussed are gameplay improvements that have been detailed for MLB The Show 17, the return of Mutant League Football and its ...
  • Press Row Podcast: EA – Booms and Busts
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    Posted February 2nd, 2017 at 11:00 am 5 Comments »
    Electronic Arts’ stock is trading at all-time high levels and in looking forward to fiscal year 2018 (April 2017-March 2018) the company revealed a number of interesting facts and plans related to their various sports franchises. There’s the good: FIFA 17 was the world’s biggest selling sports game in 2016 and the company continues to see its digital revenue driven largely by Ultimate Team and free-to-play mobile show no signs of slowing down. There’s the bad: NBA Live has now ...
  • PRP: MLB The Show 17 Has Reported
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    Posted January 26th, 2017 at 9:30 am No Comments »
    With spring training right around the corner baseball is about to be back on the minds of many. It’s also the time of year when the changes that the upcoming MLB The Show game will be sold on start to be revealed. The first wave of info just hit with hints at some big new features and improvements for MLB The Show 17. News on everything from gameplay, presentation, and graphics to the big three modes are discussed in this episode of the Press Row Podcast. Check out the podcast through i...
  • Press Row Podcast: 2016 Community Awards
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    Posted January 23rd, 2017 at 12:30 pm No Comments »
    Now into its 8th year, the Pastapadre Community Awards have set out to recognize all the efforts made in sports gaming which go well beyond just that of naming the “Sports Game of the Year.” For 2016 the awards expanded to 12 categories and collected over 33,000 votes in the process. Sports video games are complex and rich in content, and no one game excels in every area that make them up. The Community Awards are an opportunity to help identify the standouts from specific aspects of the...
  • Press Row Podcast: Nintendo Switch Details
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    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
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    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
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    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...
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