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The changing nature of sports game reviews

By on @richgrisham

The media is in a state of constant change. Nowhere is that more evident in the games space, particularly for sports video games. As new services such as EA Access have brought sports games to fans earlier than ever, media outlets have to grapple with old-school industry terms like embargo dates.

If millions of fans across the world are playing, streaming, and discussing Madden or NHL or NBA Live for a week before the traditional games press can even acknowledge they exist, how does that help anyone? Rich and Bryan chat about the ever-changing nature of covering sports video games.