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This week’s episode gets the entire Press Row gang together to talk about what E3 2015 may hold in store for sports games. From the basic messaging we’re expecting from core titles to far-flung future-state virtual reality, this year’s E3 conference is likely to throw a lot at fans of big-time sports. Will there be any major surprises? Will hyperbole be ramped up or tempered? Will we see anything from the new wave of VR machines like Oculus or Morpheus? Join the crew as we walk through what we expect and hope this year at E3.

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Run Time: 1 Hour, 14 Minutes

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# 1 tsbmolina @ 06/12/15 02:53 PM
I hope you guys all enjoy eating crow when Joe Montana Football is indeed real and at E3, and not some type of lame joke you guys make fun of on your podcasts.
 
# 2 newtonfb @ 06/12/15 09:32 PM
tsbmolina, agreed. I listened to a few podcast of them awhile back but they just like hearing themselves talk. Whenever the subject like joe montana came up or nfl 2k they just laugh and it was annoying. Obviously people want to hear about that stuff even if it might not happen. Joe Montana is obviously real. I used to go to pastapadres site all the time, now i havent been in more than a year.
 
# 3 richgrisham @ 06/12/15 10:13 PM
Hi guys! Rich Grisham here. I see the comments above and want to weigh in.

1) No one wants a big time new Joe Montana - or any other branded - football game more than me. I make a living talking about and writing about sports video games. The more there are, the better my job is. The less there are, the better the chance for me to have to find something else to do. So please believe me that I would LOVE a new AAA football game.

2) We laugh about a lot of things on the show, and that includes the ongoing saga of will-it-exist and what-will-it-be of Joe Montana Football. If that comes off as insulting to the community, then I apologize. I am not the kind of person that actively seeks to speak down to my listeners and readers. I don't appreciate when that happens to me, and I do not want to be known as someone that does that either. If it comes off that way, I apologize. Again, we laugh about a lot of stuff. I do not mean it to come off as insulting.

3) I think VR will be a real challenge to be successful, but only because it's so expensive and such a risky investment for developers. The opportunity is massive, and the potential is there for greatness. But a lot of things have to come together for it to be successful. I don't think it will be huge, but I hope to be wrong.

Thank you to everyone for listening. I appreciate the feedback, and want you all to know how much I love creating Press Row for the Operation Sports community every week.
 
# 4 tsbmolina @ 06/12/15 10:42 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by richgrisham
Hi guys! Rich Grisham here. I see the comments above and want to weigh in.

1) No one wants a big time new Joe Montana - or any other branded - football game more than me. I make a living talking about and writing about sports video games. The more there are, the better my job is. The less there are, the better the chance for me to have to find something else to do. So please believe me that I would LOVE a new AAA football game.

2) We laugh about a lot of things on the show, and that includes the ongoing saga of will-it-exist and what-will-it-be of Joe Montana Football. If that comes off as insulting to the community, then I apologize. I am not the kind of person that actively seeks to speak down to my listeners and readers. I don't appreciate when that happens to me, and I do not want to be known as someone that does that either. If it comes off that way, I apologize. Again, we laugh about a lot of stuff. I do not mean it to come off as insulting.

3) I think VR will be a real challenge to be successful, but only because it's so expensive and such a risky investment for developers. The opportunity is massive, and the potential is there for greatness. But a lot of things have to come together for it to be successful. I don't think it will be huge, but I hope to be wrong.

Thank you to everyone for listening. I appreciate the feedback, and want you all to know how much I love creating Press Row for the Operation Sports community every week.
Thank you Rich Grisham for your sincere apology on how sometimes your podcasts can come across as you guys talking down to the community. I just would like to hear more professional sounding podcasts instead of so much sarcasm and lame jokes about games that we sports gamer's are so passionate about. Thanks again for your reply as you didn't have to explain your stance.
 
# 5 bxphenom7 @ 06/12/15 11:20 PM
I really don't see VR doing anything good with sports games. Also loved the PES love! It looks and moves more like soccer than FIFA easily, not sure how it looks ugly lol This debate always comes up between me and my friend who likes FIFA. Either way, looking like a good year for both games.
 
# 6 newtonfb @ 06/13/15 12:02 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by richgrisham
Hi guys! Rich Grisham here. I see the comments above and want to weigh in.

1) No one wants a big time new Joe Montana - or any other branded - football game more than me. I make a living talking about and writing about sports video games. The more there are, the better my job is. The less there are, the better the chance for me to have to find something else to do. So please believe me that I would LOVE a new AAA football game.

2) We laugh about a lot of things on the show, and that includes the ongoing saga of will-it-exist and what-will-it-be of Joe Montana Football. If that comes off as insulting to the community, then I apologize. I am not the kind of person that actively seeks to speak down to my listeners and readers. I don't appreciate when that happens to me, and I do not want to be known as someone that does that either. If it comes off that way, I apologize. Again, we laugh about a lot of stuff. I do not mean it to come off as insulting.

3) I think VR will be a real challenge to be successful, but only because it's so expensive and such a risky investment for developers. The opportunity is massive, and the potential is there for greatness. But a lot of things have to come together for it to be successful. I don't think it will be huge, but I hope to be wrong.

Thank you to everyone for listening. I appreciate the feedback, and want you all to know how much I love creating Press Row for the Operation Sports community every week.
Rich, the funny thing is your the level headed ones who I enjoy listening to, don't change a thing. I guess its just pasta who rubs me the wrong way about things. There's been numerous times when joe montana was brought up and he just laughs it off like the rest of us are idiots instead of having a conversation about how it can succeed. He always likes to hear himself talk and in the end its always "no football game will succeed with madden I'm the picture" is basically what he says. It may or may not but you guys have a voice that may be big or small for the rest of us in the sports game community who want a new football game and not just the same madden. I do like TJ also..when he talks , I haven't listened in a few podcast but he didn't say much before.
 
# 7 newtonfb @ 06/13/15 07:44 AM
Well I had an hour drive this morning so I decided to listen for first time in awhile. It was actually pretty good. Personally I'd like some more talk on how madden is horrible but that's just me. Also I don't kno why JM football wasn't brought up because I'm pretty sure its been cofirmed its going to be there. Overall it was a good listen
 
# 8 pastapadre @ 06/13/15 03:26 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by newtonfb
Rich, the funny thing is your the level headed ones who I enjoy listening to, don't change a thing. I guess its just pasta who rubs me the wrong way about things. There's been numerous times when joe montana was brought up and he just laughs it off like the rest of us are idiots instead of having a conversation about how it can succeed. He always likes to hear himself talk and in the end its always "no football game will succeed with madden I'm the picture" is basically what he says. It may or may not but you guys have a voice that may be big or small for the rest of us in the sports game community who want a new football game and not just the same madden. I do like TJ also..when he talks , I haven't listened in a few podcast but he didn't say much before.
Hi, you must be mistaking someone else for me. I believe Owen has expressed that opinion. I've never said nor implied that. I've actually written and talked about at length how unlicensed games can be successful even in today's market. And how a lack of creativity over the last 8 years has really hurt the genre.

There's definitely question about viability, otherwise we'd have more options, and others like arcade-style games, but with the right approach I believe they can be successful to a limited degree when done right.
 
# 9 Lexicon @ 06/13/15 11:13 PM
I listen to every show. Even the shows where topics aren't of any interest to me (which is pretty much anything not having to do with Football or Baseball). I completely understand where some of these comments are coming from. However, that's just the way podcasts go.

We want these guys to be themselves, and if that means having a potshot every now and again at games or developers, that's just the way things work. I also feel like turning the show off from time to time because of the way some of the hosts come across. Smarmy is a good word to use for a lot of it.

But again, we all have our annoying demeanors. Doing a podcast is not easy. Sure, doing one show once in a while might be really easy to pull off, but putting a show out every week takes a lot of work. Recording, editing, promoting, looking for sponsorship, and trying to listen to criticism and make the show better is such a time suck, and I'm sure it's not even remotely worth it, compensation-wise.

When it comes to the topic of Joe Montana Football, it does seem like the people speaking ill of it either haven't been following the information that has been released by Damon Grow, or they just don't want to go out on a limb (even if it's an inch) until something very "official" comes out about the game. Which that part is understandable, but it just makes things a little dull. We have the first "big" football game in about 4 years in development, and hardly anything was said about it, and whatever was said about it was nothing of any substance. No theories based on released information. Just a "it has the potential to be big, but I dunno." Or, someone just writes it off completely because they don't care. Which again is part of the problem. If we want an honest show, we have to take the honest responses along with it. It is just annoying since none of the other games that were talked about in depth really don't have much going for them going into E3. Nothing too exciting, at least.

I'd say that the article OS released about E3 is in the same vein, though a little more optomistic. Even then, Chris Sanner (a regular on this podcast) admitted he's not interested. Not a "problem," but it does alienate those who are extremely excited about the biggest sport in the US getting another game besides Madden, which many have grown tired of.

In short, this is a good show that occassionally pisses me off. However, I wouldn't change it because I prefer an honest pannel over a pannel that just says what they think listeners want to hear. Hope that made sense.
 

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