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  • Press Row Hangout Clips: Madden NFL 15 Connected Franchise News and The Importance of Franchise Modes
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    Posted August 11th, 2014 at 5:45 pm 4 Comments »
    In the final two clips from the most recent Press Row Hangout the panel discusses the details that were released for Connected Franchise mode in Madden NFL 15 and how companies are now approaching Franchise/Dynasty modes. The first segment is primarily about Madden's upgrades and what might still be lacking while the second examines how 2K Sports is putting effort into Franchise with MyLeague in NBA 2K15 while EA Sports believes its relevance is slipping and instead is shifting focus to othe...
  • The Line Drive for August 10
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    Posted August 10th, 2014 at 1:45 pm 6 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦The official Madden 15 strategy guide is just $10 and includes $9 in Ultimate Team packs. ♦New blog posted looking at the Item Binder feature for Ultimate Team in Madden NFL 15. ♦EA Sports posted the top 15 base players available in Madden 15's Ultimate Team. ♦Looks like no demo for Madden NFL 15 this week which is a deviation from the norm. ♦H...
  • The Line Drive for August 3
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    Posted August 3rd, 2014 at 11:45 am 1 Comment »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Make sure to get entries in for the latest giveaway as the winner is drawn this week! ♦2K Sports claims the first news on NBA 2K15 will arrive this coming week. ♦Screenshot released shows the new NBA basketball w/ Twitter handle in NBA Live 15. ♦Operation Sports has a strong article about the psychology behind card-collecting modes. ♦EA Sports a...
  • Press Row Podcast: EA Access, Ultimate Team Interview and More
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    Posted August 1st, 2014 at 2:00 pm 4 Comments »
    The latest Press Row Podcast features the piecing together of a few different recordings. The show opens with a discussion dedicated to the announcement of the new subscription service EA Access. It then transitions to a few of the segments from last week's Press Row Hangout (which can be also be watched in full here or clip-by-clip here). It ends with an interview about Ultimate Team for Madden NFL 15 with producer Joe Alread. Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS, Stitcher app f...
  • Press Row Hangout Clips: Responding to More Viewer Questions
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    Posted July 31st, 2014 at 9:45 am No Comments »
    Four more viewer questions are discussed in the final two clips from the most recent Press Row Hangout. The topics include The Golf Club and whether there could be more unlicensed sports games in the future, when to expect the Madden NFL 15 demo, why publishers seem to be holding back information on games until later now, and what sports game release in the past generated the most anticipation for the panelists. (more…)...
  • Breaking Down the New EA Access Subscription Service
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    Posted July 30th, 2014 at 1:15 pm 20 Comments »
    EA Access was announced yesterday and based on the reaction there appears to be quite a lot of interest in the concept of a subscription service which provides a library of older games to play and pre-release play periods for new games. Many who were aware of EA Sports Season Ticket liked what that provided too, which EA Access appears to have improved upon in several areas and offers less in others, but that program was never actively advertised by the company so it never took off. They wil...
  • Press Row Hangout Clips: Importance of Commentary and Some Viewer Questions
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    Posted July 29th, 2014 at 10:00 am 1 Comment »
    The next clips from the most recent Press Row Hangout involve a discussion over the importance of commentary in sports games and answering the first viewer questions. Even more of those will posted tomorrow. Commentary is a big factor in immersion and delivering authentic television-style presentation but many complain about it and go so far as to turn it off or listen to something else when it grows tired. Is commentary an area developers should focus on more? What consoles will lead ...
  • Press Row Hangout Clips: Are Patches Helping or Hurting Games and Publishers Fail to Provide Specifics on Last-Gen Editions
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    Posted July 28th, 2014 at 11:15 am 3 Comments »
    The latest Press Row Hangout tackled a number of topics and the first two are featured in the clips below. More will be posted throughout the week and the full show audio will be featured on Friday's Press Row Podcast. 1) Patches have allowed developers to continue working on games right up to and beyond release. But is that resulting in better games or simply ones that are left unfinished while relying on consumers to hope that fixes and improvements are made later? 2) It's the first ...
  • The Line Drive for July 27
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    Posted July 27th, 2014 at 11:45 am 2 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Make sure to get entries in for the giveaway that opened up late last week! ♦Price drops have held for EA Sports UFC and MLB 14: The Show at $40 each. ♦Madden NFL 15 blog released going over War in the Trenches for a second time. ♦Madden NFL 15 blog released going over Player Sense 2.0 for a second time. ♦Madden NFL 15 blog released going over ...
  • Press Row Podcast: The Background and Journey of The Golf Club
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    Posted July 25th, 2014 at 9:00 am 1 Comment »
    The latest Press Row Podcast is a one-on-one interview with host Rich Grisham and The Golf Club executive producer Peter Garcin. In a time where the sports gaming landscape has thinned out considerably due to concerns over profitability, how does an independent game come in and compete for consumers? Discussion includes design decisions made along the way, the release on Steam Early access and how feedback played a part in improving the game for it's official release, and much more. Check...
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