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  • 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...
  • The Line Drive for January 22
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    Posted January 22nd, 2017 at 12:45 pm 16 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦2016 top-sellers per NPD: NBA 2K17 (#4), Madden NFL 17 (#5), and FIFA 17 (#9). ♦Latest patch for NHL 17 added a new mode in Ultimate Team plus more changes. ♦Remains unclear exactly when Madden NFL 17 will be added to the EA Access Vault. ♦Backwards compatible Skate 3 will be one of the games coming to the Vault this year. ♦Nintendo Switch is alr...
  • The Line Drive for January 15
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    Posted January 15th, 2017 at 1:15 pm 5 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Here are the steps to take to move the Chargers to Los Angeles in Madden NFL 17. ♦Last chance to cast your votes in the 12 categories of the 2016 Community Awards. ♦All Nintendo Switch games available for pre-order on Amazon are 20% off with Prime. ♦The FIFA game for Switch may be built off the last-gen 360/PS3 gameplay engine. ♦NBA 2K18 on Switc...
  • 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...
  • The Line Drive for January 8
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    Posted January 8th, 2017 at 10:30 am 4 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Coming up on last week to vote in all the various categories of the Community Awards. ♦Still to come are the awards for Best New Feature and Sports Game of the Year. ♦Summarized all the biggest sports gaming stories of 2016 for Sporting News. ♦Discussed many of 2016's most important stories on the latest Press Row Podcast. ♦That episode of the Pr...
  • 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...
  • The Line Drive for January 1
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    Posted January 1st, 2017 at 12:00 pm No Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Summarized all the biggest sports gaming stories of 2016 for Sporting News. ♦Continue voting in all the various categories in the annual Community Awards. ♦Still to come: Best New Feature, Post-Release Support, New/Non-Yearly, and SGOTY. ♦The second Park After Dark event was another utter failure for NBA 2K17. ♦The NCAA Football 14 CFP semifinal s...
  • 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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