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  • Press Row Podcast: Xbox One X and Sports Games
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    Posted November 10th, 2017 at 12:00 pm No Comments »
    What can more powerful hardware do to improve some already very good sports video games? We got the answer this week with the release of the Xbox One X and in this episode of the Press Row Podcast the benefits of the pricey new console are examined. The likes of Madden NFL 18, FIFA 18, NBA 2K18, and Forza can now be played in native 4K with HDR (true also of the PS4 Pro) but the improvements go beyond the visuals on Xbox One X. Framerates can be better and loading times are significantly ...
  • The Line Drive for November 5
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    Posted November 5th, 2017 at 10:15 am 12 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Review of Mutant Football League, the sequel 24 years in the making. ♦Mutant Football League went out for Xbox One through Game Preview. ♦Several teams were big winners at trade deadline through Madden NFL 18. ♦The cover athlete for MLB The Show 18 will be announced on Monday. ♦Recent patch for NBA Live 18 has added support for Xbox One X. ♦Sig...
  • The Line Drive for October 29
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    Posted October 29th, 2017 at 12:15 pm 3 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦There were just two mild upsets in the NBA 2K18 all-time tournament first round. ♦Digital copy of FIFA 18 on PS4 is on sale for just $40 to PS Plus members. ♦Details on a new addition to the Most Feared program in Madden NFL 18 MUT. ♦EA Sports announced details on the FIFA 18 Global Series worldwide eSports event. ♦Details on a new Diamond Dynast...
  • Press Row Podcast: Team Builders
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    Posted October 27th, 2017 at 4:30 pm 6 Comments »
    The Ultimate Team style modes in sports games are more popular with consumers than ever before, and they're also leaned on more than ever by publishers for the revenues they provide. What is it about these team building, card collecting modes that have proven to be so compelling and successful? What challenges do they face right now and into the future? A panel of experts on the various modes throughout the genre discuss the phenomenon on this episode. Check out the podcast through iTunes...
  • The Line Drive for October 22
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    Posted October 22nd, 2017 at 11:00 am 10 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Details on the popular Most Feared program for MUT in Madden NFL 18. ♦Mutant Football League has adjusted game speed and added keyboard support. ♦Details on the Ultimate Scream program for FUT active now in FIFA 18. ♦The Los Angeles Lakers "classic" uniforms have been added to NBA Live 18. ♦Shooting and layup adjustments have been made in an updat...
  • Press Row Podcast: Loot boxes and an industry at a crossroads
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    Posted October 20th, 2017 at 4:15 pm 2 Comments »
    Whether it’s the VC in NBA 2K18 or the increased presence of “loot boxes” in other high-profile games, the influence on development directly related to monetization efforts is at the forefront of discussion right now amongst gaming press and consumers. In this episode of the Press Row Podcast the panel covers why it has taken until now for such immense backlash to formulate, the necessity of publishers/developers to find ways to generate digital revenue post-release, whether games f...
  • The Line Drive for October 15
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    Posted October 15th, 2017 at 11:15 am 6 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Retailer deals on both Madden NFL 18 and NBA Live 18 remain available. ♦Mutant Football League will exit early access as full release on October 31. ♦The upcoming Winter Olympics Expansion for Steep is featured in new video. ♦Server update for FIFA 18 has returned guest play for FUT seasons and draft. ♦Release of Sociable Soccer through Early Acce...
  • Press Row Podcast: The big business of sports video games
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    Posted October 13th, 2017 at 4:30 pm 2 Comments »
    Sports video games are enjoying – in many cases – their most profitable releases ever. In other areas, however, there are reasons for concern. We’re joined by Mat Piscatella from the NPD to explore all the angles around the big business – and big money – of sports video games. What does all of this mean to consumers? What about developers? Who are the big winners, and who stands to be left out of the party? It’s a fun and fascinating look at the business behind the games that we ...
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