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Old 04-17-2014, 08:51 PM   #1
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The OOTP 15 reviews and podcast appearances thread

I'll update this thread on a regular basis as OOTP 15 reviews roll in, and when I or anyone else appears on a podcast (see posts below).


"An improvement on (near) perfection," says GM Games.

OOTP 15 Review - An Improvement on (near) Perfection


"OOTP is a legitimate five-tool game," says Most Valuable Zobrist. "It’s the Mike Trout of baseball simulation software. BUY IT."

Out of the Park Baseball 15, Reviewed | Most Valuable Zobrist


"[OOTP 15] literally puts the entire baseball world at your fingertips," writes Crooked Scoreboard.

Under Further Review: ?Out of the Park Baseball 15? | Crooked Scoreboard
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Laser Lemming takes a look at OOTP 15 and says it's "a more in-depth baseball experience than you get in MLB The Show."

Out Of The Park Baseball 15 | LaserLemming.com!

Meanwhile, Sam Adams, a TV sports reporter in Spokane, WA, takes on the Mariners in OOTP 15 and writes: "If you're a baseball nut, buy it. If you're a stat freak, buy it. There are so many different ways to play this game ... Take it from a bleary-eyed fanatic who has played this game way too much already: be prepared to lose a lot of time to this game. But, hey, it sure beats watching the Mariners in real life!"

Reviewing OOTP '15, Mariners Still Break Hearts in Baseball Vide - SWX Right Now-Sports for Spokane, CdA, Tri-Cities, WA
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OOTP 15 "is now one of the most comprehensive, sophisticated, sports management sim games out there,” says Jays Journal:

OOTP 15 Review: Jays Win 84 Games - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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I'll also use this thread to post the shows I appear on to promote OOTP and iOOTP (and, where possible, FHM (and even early talks about BTS)).

If anyone out there knows of shows I should contact, or if you have one and want to have me on as a guest, please let me know. I'm always looking for more outlets. I did close to 30 such interviews last year and want to pass that number this year.

I'll kick off this thread with a list of the interviews I've done so far:

Around Citi Radio: OOTP Developments' Brad Cook 04/21 by Around Citi Live | Sports Podcasts

The Lance Rinker Show 04/22 by The Lance Rinker Show | Sports Podcasts

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Channel Z with Zak Winnick #1 - March 29, 2014 | Channel Z with Zak Winnick

Big Red Sports Talk - 4/5/14 by Alex Kaufman | Mixcloud

Route 4 Sports: The Sports Clinic 04/20 by TSCRN | Sports Podcasts

SWTS 450: Pro Talk: Brad Cook, MLB Week 2, NHL Week 26 04/09 by The StatMan | Sports Podcasts

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now we talking this game is getting plenty of attention it seems this game gets more and more every year and I know this is only the tip of iceberg as to whats being shown above but still different companies and sites are rating the game and giving great reviews which is great
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With all this media exposure, Brad, you'll soon be famous. The world will know you by your first name. Like Cher or Madonna.
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FHM did some promo with Sportsnet Fan 590 in Toronto you should try and see if they would do a OOTP Promo\ information
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"International baseball, OHBABY!" says Bradley Woodrum at FanGraphs, adding: "As always: The game keeps itself fresh, constantly. Loved ones go neglected." His 27-minute review of OOTP 15 goes into much detail.

OOTP 15 Review: International Baseball, OHBABY! | NotGraphs Baseball


GameSided gives OOTP 15 a 9.5/10 score and says "OOTP Developments truly knocks it out of the park."

Out Of The Park Baseball 15 Review - Making WAR Look Good - GameSided - A Video Game news, rumors, and gamer/gaming site


411mania.com gives OOTP 15 an 8.5/10 score (good for an Elite Award) and says it's "a baseball simulation that's so authentic it can be a little bit breathtaking."

411mania.com: Games - Out of the Park Baseball 15 (PC) Review


"It is no exaggeration to say that OOTP 15 is everything you could want in a baseball simulation game. Go get it," says How Many Altuves?.

How Many Altuves: OOTP Review


Out of Eight throughly explores OOTP 15 in a 48-minute video review and says that "like in previous versions, Out of the Park continues to be the go-to baseball simulation."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaBjYFbvxRw


"If you’ve never tried [OOTP] before, you’ll wonder where it’s been all of your life," says Virtual Sports Network, who give OOTP 15 a 100/100 score.

Virtual Sports Network - Video game, Sports and Fantasy Sports discussion - [PC] Out of the Park Baseball 15 Review


"OOTP 15 is a must-buy baseball simulation," writes SkeptiSys.

OOTP 15 Released April 2014 : A Step Into The Future | SkeptiSys
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Yes, since I do FHM PR and marketing too, I know about the SportsNet deal. I had asked about them doing the same for OOTP but nothing yet. We'll see. Thanks!
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I show up about 1 hour and 18 minutes into this one:

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And another show:

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Bases Loaded episode 30, hosted by three Irish blokes:

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Yes, since I do FHM PR and marketing too, I know about the SportsNet deal. I had asked about them doing the same for OOTP but nothing yet. We'll see. Thanks!
I get the impression that the radio guys on 590 are committed Diamond Mind players. I've tried e mailing them about OOTP for years and never get anything back.

There is a gamer show on Sunday mornings that might be an easier nut to crack. See this link to their blog.

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Well, the average OOTP user...downloads the game, manages his favorite team and that's it.
According to OOTP itself, OOTP MLB play (modern and historical) outnumbers OOTP fictional play three to one.

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Well, the average OOTP user...downloads the game, manages his favorite team and that's it.
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Perhaps Three Moves Ahead would be interested. It's a strategy game podcast (not just sports management) but they have covered OOTP before. In fact, that episode of 3MA is the reason I decided to give OOTP a try in the first place!

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Thanks for the suggestions, guys.

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I was just about to suggest Three Moves Ahead. They do a great job with their podcast.

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