Archive for the ‘Podcasts and Hangouts’ Category
  • Press Row Podcast: Top 5 Sports Video Games of the Decade
    Posted November 15th, 2019 at 10:45 am No Comments »
    It's a big extended episode of the Press Row Podcast as panelists count down their top five sports games of the decade (released 2010-2019). What games from the big franchises made it onto their lists and what others managed to join them there? Whether it's due to how memorable they were, the influence they had on the genre or their continued relevance even to this day, these are the games that defined the decade. Check out the podcast through Apple Podcasts for iOS, on Android with th...
  • Press Row Podcast: Life for NCAA but none for NBA Live
    Posted October 30th, 2019 at 8:00 am No Comments »
    Two huge news stories have dropped as the NCAA appears ready to open up to college athletes profiting off their likenesses and NBA Live 20 has predictably been canceled. The the ramifications of both are discussed on a brand new Press Row Podcast. Why does the NCAA news make it more likely that EA Sports brings back NCAA Football video game and when could that happen? Why has NBA Live been canceled for the 4th time in 9 years and does it have any chance of success releasing on the next gene...
  • Press Row Podcast: NBA 2K20’s Rocky Launch
    Posted September 13th, 2019 at 7:00 pm No Comments »
    NBA 2K20 arrived with its usual high expectations from its huge number of fans only to be met by frustrated consumers who campaigned to get their voices heard through social media. The result was the unprecedented achievement of getting the hashtag #fix2k20 to become the top trending topic on Twitter due to hundreds of thousands of tweets attached. In this episode of the Press Row Podcast we discuss the various issues that led to the uprising and what such a movement means for the NBA 2K fra...
  • Press Row Podcast: Madden NFL 20 Review Roundtable
    Posted August 7th, 2019 at 8:00 am No Comments »
    We've reached the twilight of the generation when sports games are expected to peak in terms of both quality and content. Madden NFL 20 hits on some areas but has continued to lag behind with others. In this episode of the Press Row Podcast the panel offers thoughts on this year's title going through gameplay, Franchise, Ultimate Team and more along with a debate on whether the series ever reached the heights it should have this generation. Check out the podcast through Apple Podcasts fo...
  • Press Row Podcast: Madden NFL 20 First Impressions
    Posted July 28th, 2019 at 10:00 pm No Comments »
    With Madden NFL 20 having been out through EA Access for a few days Rich Grisham and Bryan Wiedey are brought back together to discuss initial impressions of the game. Discussion in this episode of the Press Row Podcast centers on Face of the Franchise experiences and overall thoughts on gameplay and the dramatic impact that X-Factors are having on it. Check out the podcast through Apple Podcasts for iOS, on Android with the Stitcher app, or with Pocket Casts on iOS, Android, and Wind...
  • Press Row Podcast: EA Play and E3 2019 Recap
    Posted June 11th, 2019 at 7:45 am No Comments »
    In this episode Bryan Wiedey and Rich Grisham react to the events of EA Play and the E3 press briefings. Reasons to be encouraged by the direction of Madden NFL 20, some questions over decisions being made for FIFA 20, the games that look the best from E3, those that disappointed, Microsoft's new console details, and much more! 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 now also be ...
  • Press Row Podcast: Monetization Under Fire
    Posted May 28th, 2019 at 8:15 am No Comments »
    New legislation has been introduced that would end the practice of loot boxes and other forms of digital monetization in video games. It has bipartisan support and notable momentum but the lengthy process will likely see it's scope and directives altered. Still, with the potential damaging ramifications for the industry and in particular licensed sports games, it's important to understand what it all means at this stage and in the bill's current state, and whether there is real reason for...
  • Press Row Podcast: First News on Madden NFL 20
    Posted April 30th, 2019 at 9:00 am No Comments »
    Big news on Madden NFL 20 has brought Bryan Wiedey and Rich Grisham back together for discussion on the just-revealed rebooted career mode that includes a college football element - what that means for the series, the genre as a whole, and more. Other topics include Madden NFL 20's abnormally early release date and special superstar abilities to differentiate player performance which leads back to the pure skill vs realism/fun factor debate. Also more thoughts on MLB The Show 19's March to O...