Archive for the ‘Podcasts and Hangouts’ Category
  • Press Row Podcast: Racing into 2017
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    Posted March 9th, 2017 at 6:30 pm 1 Comment
    Racing games have had a fantastic resurgence in the past year, and looking forward into 2017 that great trend looks to continue. The newest episode of the Press Row Podcast gathers our Hit The Pass racing experts together for a really fun discussion on all the titles that we have to look forward to - which games have the most potential, which ones we're concerned about, and a whole host of questions and answers from the people that know this space best. Check out the podcast through iTune...
  • Press Row Podcast: Passing the buck
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    Posted March 4th, 2017 at 2:00 pm No Comments
    The video game industry is following in the path of other forms of entertainment by normalizing subscription services. What at one time was only XBL or PSN for the purposes of online play has now expanded to those offering free games and various discounts every month, the fantastic value of EA Access, and the recently announced Xbox Game Pass. That Xbox-related news, the release of Disc Jam which will be free to PlayStation Plus members, and what it all means for gaming now and in the fut...
  • PRP: The first next Rocket League?
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    Posted February 25th, 2017 at 10:00 am 1 Comment
    There has been a resurgence of creative sports game concepts thanks to independent developers over the last few years and the latest to break onto the scene is Disc Jam. Reminiscent of the 90's game Windjammers, and evoking natural comparisons to recent smash hit Rocket League, Disc Jam appears to have a great deal of potential based on reaction to the beta that just came to a close. This episode of the Press Row Podcast also includes discussion on everything Diamond Dynasty mode for MLB ...
  • 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...
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