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  • 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 ...
  • The Line Drive for October 8
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    Posted October 8th, 2017 at 11:00 am No 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 roster update that followed week four with Madden NFL 18. ♦Review of FIFA 18 which has added more drama both on and off the pitch. ♦Poor signs with early sales returns and FUT activity for FIFA 18 on Switch. ♦NBA 2K18 received an additional patch on Xbox One for MyCareer stability. ♦No word on the new All-Star game format being pa...
  • Press Row Podcast: Game Informant
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    Posted October 6th, 2017 at 5:00 pm 3 Comments »
    With the recent avalanche of releases how does a sports gaming fan choose where to spend their money and time? Matthew Kato of Game Informer is welcomed for this episode of the Press Row Podcast to help sort through all the games that have recently arrived. Discussion includes which of the soccer games is the one to get, how microtransactions are affecting series like NBA 2K and Forza, the best sports game for the unfamiliar or inexperienced, the biggest surprises and disappointments as of l...
  • The Line Drive for October 1
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    Posted October 1st, 2017 at 10:15 am 8 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Carmelo Anthony won't improve the Thunder according to NBA 2K18. ♦Look for reviews of both FIFA 18 and Forza Motorsport 7 this coming week. ♦Review of Pro Evolution Soccer 2018: Still a champion on the pitch. ♦AC Milan has signed the latest exclusive marketing partnership with PES 2018. ♦2K Sports has provided printable NBA 2K18 covers w/ Kyrie Ir...
  • Press Row Podcast: Microtransaction Mania
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    Posted September 29th, 2017 at 11:15 am 10 Comments »
    2K Sports is facing criticism from all sides over the aggressive implementation of Virtual Currency within NBA 2K18. VC is nothing new to the popular basketball franchise however, so why has this become such a story now that mainstream gaming media, Youtube personalities, and consumers are all making their voices heard on the matter? We discuss the circumstances specific to the NBA 2K series that has allowed the situation to blow up, and the necessary pursuit of digital revenue for publisher...
  • The Line Drive for September 24
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    Posted September 24th, 2017 at 12:00 pm 11 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Latest podcast discussed which is the game to get between NBA 2K18 & NBA Live 18. ♦This week's Press Row Podcast on NBA 2K18/NBA Live 18 is also now on Youtube. ♦Two options to play FIFA 18 early available through EA Access trial and free demo. ♦EA Access subscribers get free exclusive kits for use in FIFA 18 Ultimate Team. ♦Complete list of l...
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