MLB 2K10 Online Play Troubles

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Posted March 3rd, 2010 at 9:29 pm

I’ve been looking forward to testing out the online play for the new baseball titles given that they have struggled performance wise in the past. MLB 2K9 actually ran relatively well online so I had hope that would be the case again this year but issues abound already for MLB 2K10.

The biggest problem being faced right now prevents users from even starting an online ranked game. Once the team select screen is reached no functionality on the controller works other than the ability to scroll through the teams. It is not possible to start a game or even back out of the team select screen. The user is forced to exit to the 360 dashboard in order to get out of it.

The image used for this article is what the team select screen looks like once it has been reached. The gamertags and controller icons do not display. “B” does not work to abandon the game and “start” does not work to begin the game. All that functions are the triggers which scroll through the teams to choose from.

When games have been accessible (getting locked into team select is intermittent) the widespread reaction is that lag is afflicting the performance to an extent that the batter must commit before the pitch is even on the way to the plate. I can attest to this having played one game which was very smooth but the delay at the plate makes hitting a crapshoot as you just swing and hope for the best.

More baffling is that the pitching is actually responsive. It is easy to get good power and complete the gestures without error. The delayed swinging yet responsive pitching leads to a ton of strikeouts and scoring just off lucky home runs. That conjures up memories of MLB 2K8, which had one of the worst online experiences ever, while MLB 2K9 appeared to have improved greatly in the area.

Reports of getting stuck at the team select screen trickled in on release day but it didn’t seem to be the epidemic that it turned into on Wednesday. A 2K Sports representative stated the issue was being looked into but it remains as of article publishing time.

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  • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

    I haven't experienced anything like that. I'm not thrilled with The Show's online play but I haven't had issues such as freezing or disconnects so far. We'll see as I play more.

  • Ionic

    god 2k sucks. i bought this game and im semi-enjoying it. but i still cant play an online game? seriously? screw off 2k. they tried a sales grab with the million prize and dont give a crap anymore other then trying to trick more people into buying it

  • B_Zoney

    Thanks again Pasta for shining light on this. Youre the only one who seems to care whether or not the companies provide what they promised. After release every other site couldnt care less.

  • Otis

    It looks like 2K has addressed it: http://www.2ksports.com/forums/showthread.php?t

    And here is the work around someone posted: http://www.2ksports.com/forums/showthread.php?t

    I was able to play the game, so it definitely does not affect everyone every time.

  • RRR2

    LOL. Yeah its so “not news” that Kotaku has an article up about it
    http://kotaku.com/5486074/multiplayer-problems-

  • RRR2

    Kotaku posted an article up about this too
    http://kotaku.com/5486074/multiplayer-problems-

  • t. daley

    Actually it was your mom and we have been happily married for 20 years. Oh btw son, take the trash out on your way out to your World of Warcraft party.

    Love,
    Dad

  • deepen03

    thats why I didn't even buy the game this year… i fell happy to have saved my 60 bucks..

  • sleepytercel

    Yes, there is a workaround on the 2K boards, and it's actually quite simple and painless. When starting a ranked match, the game will load rosters and then say “restoring default rosters” and then attempt to connect. However, if the first connection doesn't happen, the game will sometimes say “restoring default rosters” again, and if it does, the glitch will happen. If you see the “restoring default rosters” more than once, then simply press the “A” button to cancel connection and attempt to connect again.

    Hey Pasta, if you actually care about your supporters who bought this game, then you should headline the news so they know.

    Just so you know, I am a moderator for 2K boards, but I am in no way a developer for 2K Sports. I am a regular Joe who lives in Ohio who happened to save this game.

  • nigger40

    the online play for 2k absolutly sucks donkey nuts. how can ps3 have a 256 player game with no lag but 2k can't have a 2 person game without it. i couldn't say that you get what you paid for, but i feel like an idiot for getting this game. FUCK YOU 2K

  • nigger40

    fuck 2k

  • niiiice

    lol your only sexual encounter in your lifetime was with my mom?

    sucks to be you..

  • dagamesta

    Who is 2K Bob? I think the Sony Johnson is so far in your ass that it's pushing all your internal organs into your brain. I never said I liked MLB 2K10 either. I just don't like when reasonably good people are ridiculed for their opinions. I also don't like all this Sony cock sucking going on in this website, it sickens me! I've gotten the show since 2005, and it's made great strides, but now it is getting lame. Your just like these Madden and EA fanboys who swear the game is great and that if anybody says different you bash them, so its my job to put you stupid FANBOY WHORES in your places once and for all.

    Forever yours, DAGAMESTA

  • austin

    i think the online play is great….the lag on the swing is more true to real life in the batters box…the time from when you spot the pitch and swing is more realistic than offline…i average probably 10 runs a game offline….and in the 5 games IVE BEEN ABLE TO PLAY online the most ive scored is 5…i think the online play is great…u just have to adjust and not swing unless you know whats coming.

    my NEW problem online is not getting past the screen where you cant do anything but select a team…im actually getting to where both players controllers appear and then it says “finalizing game”…before it even starts…

    its ridiculous…never been more frustrated with a game in my life…this game is good…the 2k servers are awful…and ill never buy another 2k game

  • austin

    by the way…the work around works 1 out of 10 times MAYBE…the rest of the time you get to team select screen and it says “finalizing game” or tells you there is a network problem….

    this is shit is so pathetic

  • dagamesta

    Who is 2K Bob? I think the Sony Johnson is so far in your ass that it's pushing all your internal organs into your brain. I never said I liked MLB 2K10 either. I just don't like when reasonably good people are ridiculed for their opinions. I also don't like all this Sony cock sucking going on in this website, it sickens me! I've gotten the show since 2005, and it's made great strides, but now it is getting lame. Your just like these Madden and EA fanboys who swear the game is great and that if anybody says different you bash them, so its my job to put you stupid FANBOY WHORES in your places once and for all.

    Forever yours, DAGAMESTA

  • austin

    i think the online play is great….the lag on the swing is more true to real life in the batters box…the time from when you spot the pitch and swing is more realistic than offline…i average probably 10 runs a game offline….and in the 5 games IVE BEEN ABLE TO PLAY online the most ive scored is 5…i think the online play is great…u just have to adjust and not swing unless you know whats coming.

    my NEW problem online is not getting past the screen where you cant do anything but select a team…im actually getting to where both players controllers appear and then it says “finalizing game”…before it even starts…

    its ridiculous…never been more frustrated with a game in my life…this game is good…the 2k servers are awful…and ill never buy another 2k game

  • austin

    by the way…the work around works 1 out of 10 times MAYBE…the rest of the time you get to team select screen and it says “finalizing game” or tells you there is a network problem….

    this is shit is so pathetic

  • Jamie

    yeah the beggining of this article was terrible. None of it was true until it was about the lag. The game does display the gamertag and controller and it does let you back out of a game without going to the dashboard.

  • Tannercox_10

    ok why can u not hit with a on mlb 2K10 when your online

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