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  • Press Row Podcast: Madden NFL 18 first impressions
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    Posted August 18th, 2017 at 4:30 pm 2 Comments »
    Last year Madden was able to establish itself back within the upper-echelon of sports titles, finishing second in the Press Row Podcast Sports Game of the Year voting. Madden NFL 18 hopes to build on that success with the introduction of the series' first ever story mode, the return of online co-op, three new play styles, visual enhancements made possible due to the Frostbite Engine, and number of gameplay improvements. In this episode initial impressions of Madden NFL 18 are discussed, ...
  • PRP: Full court press from NBA Live
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    Posted August 14th, 2017 at 11:00 am 8 Comments »
    From cancellations to poorly received releases, the once proud NBA Live franchise has seen its reputation dissipate entirely at the same time its competition rose to prominence. The upcoming NBA Live 18 however appears ready to reestablish some credibility and strategies ranging from a free demo to a pre-order discount are making it a safer purchase for those open to giving it another chance. In this episode of the Press Row Podcast impressions from the just released demo are discussed as...
  • Press Row Podcast: The evolving marketing of sports video games
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    Posted August 4th, 2017 at 8:30 am 1 Comment »
    In recent years video game publishers have made dramatic shifts in how they promote their upcoming products. Whether it’s holding back information longer or who it is that gets early access to spread information and media, the marketing landscape has changed as fewer games are released and they become more reliant on generating year-round digital revenue. In this episode of the Press Row Podcast we discuss why marketing tactics are evolving and whether any consumer concerns are justifie...
  • Press Row Podcast: Sports Gaming Preseason
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    Posted July 29th, 2017 at 12:00 pm 2 Comments »
    If it didn't already feel like sports the gaming season is just about upon us it certainly does now. Online betas for two of the upcoming games are currently active and two other highly-anticipated games have revealed details on a number of significant features and improvements. In this episode of the Press Row Podcast the panel discusses impressions of the NHL 18 and PES 2018 betas, detailed info on improvements for the two franchise modes in NBA 2K18, and various community requests that...
  • Press Row Podcast: Pick One
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    Posted July 24th, 2017 at 9:30 am No Comments »
    The start of the sports gaming season is nearly upon us and in this episode of the Press Row Podcast the panel looks ahead by playing a game called "Pick One." Each person picks the one sports game they would choose this fall - and only one - then choose the one sports game franchise as their 'gotta have it.' Also discussed: impressions of Fire Pro Wrestling World and the latest with MLB The Show 17. Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS, on Android with the Stitcher app, or ...
  • Press Row Podcast: Four years since NCAA Football’s cancellation
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    Posted July 15th, 2017 at 12:30 pm 3 Comments »
    This last Tuesday marked what would have been the release of NCAA Football 18 had the series not been cancelled in 2013. There also hasn't been a college basketball game since 2009. How did we get to where we are now that college sports is barely represented in gaming? What is the potential for college sports to make any sort of comeback in the future? It's a subject that was covered in a piece written earlier this week for Sporting News. Everything from the lawsuits that began eight year...
  • Press Row Podcast: Reflecting on the first half of 2017
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    Posted July 8th, 2017 at 10:15 am 3 Comments »
    This episode of the Press Row Podcast looks back at the games that released and biggest stories to have developed through the mid-point of the year. MLB The Show 17, NBA Playgrounds, The Golf Club 2, ARMS, Rocket League and more are reassessed and news on eSports, digital subscription services, story modes, and new consoles are revisited. 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 als...
  • Press Row Podcast: The Golf Club 2 Impressions
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    Posted July 1st, 2017 at 10:15 am No Comments »
    Nearly three years have passed since HB Studios debuted The Golf Club and now its sequel has just released. This episode of the Press Row Podcast examines The Golf Club 2 with discussion on its ultra-realistic gameplay, improvements to accessibility, new features, and unfortunate server problems. Other topics covered during the show include patch restrictions on the Nintendo Switch discovered through NBA Playgrounds' struggles to get an update out that could threaten post-release support ...
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