First MLB 12: The Show Gameplay Video

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Posted January 19th, 2012 at 8:30 am

Courtesy of GameTrailers’ CES coverage comes the first quick look at gameplay footage from MLB 12: The Show. Featuring the Rangers @ Angels the video has been captured off-screen but is steady quality and the audio comes through clearly. There is a jump though from a base hit in the top of the inning to an out made in the bottom of the inning without any indication or transition. Continue on to check it out and leave any thoughts in the comments!

  • wWist

    ugh i wouldnt have known that was mlb 12 if it wasnt said. looks and sounds just like mlb 11. ill pass this year

    • 464j

      people like you are so fuckin’ stupid.  you really don’t understand what you’re missin’ but it’s your loss.

      • wWist

        um seriously? i bought a ps3 at the start mostly for the show. its not my fault that its become the same game every year.

        • Ronald Reagan

          I understand Commentary and I agree it should be totally revamped but seriously what do you want them to do, it’s baseball and this is the best baseball game ever made whether u like it or not.. Let’s be a little smarter in this situation. I mean, would u like to see a giant elephant on a unicycle in the outfield? I don’t understand these people.. IT’S BASEBALL.

          • Ron Paul

            Reagan 2012!

          • Steve

            Ronald Reagan.. YES, it is baseball but why can’t they add new things to make this stale game better. same commentary etc.. Add international teams like TEAM USA, have actual sporting companies like nike, mizuno, rawlings like every other sports game, add different hair styles (see video above) Kinsler and Weaver both have long hair, but for some reason mlb the show thinks they don’t.  Add create a team/stadium ,add tournaments.. Or you can just update 2011 rosters and call it mlb 2012.. Seriously what do these creators do all year? Just put the same game out yr in and year out. fucking joke.

          • Steve

            not to mention the insane trade logic and number of guys retiring way too early in rtts and franchise and of course the free agent glitch.. same game again I’m betting on it. 

  • alex

    looks like mlb 11 the show with roster updates to me

    • 464j

      and another one..

  • Keith.

    Absolutely love the new broadcast tv camera cuts — nobody can touch The Show or NBA2k in that area.  Look forward to picking this up for both PS3 and Vita.

    • Anonymous

      This game looks and sounds very similar to last year’s version.  that being said there are some improved stances and such that I like.  The gameplay is pretty good at this point.

      They need to improve there franchise logic big time.  A lot of fans give this game a pass for dropping essentially the same thing the last 2 years and making up excuses on where there time was taken up.  The presentation has improved too, but I play fast play so all that stuff will only be cool for like 4 games.

      • 464j

        and another one

        • Anonymous

          How am I missing anything.  I play the damn game. Silly rabbit go thaaaat waay….

        • Anonymous

          To be fair, he more commented that it was similar instead of complaining like the two above.

        • MLKjr

          we get it. don’t you work?

      • Black Cesar

        Improved Ball Physics, is a game changer and from reports very life like. ONLINE will be server based this year, so we may have a great online game. This info was gathered from PSN nation podcast. He’s at the Comm. Day for MLB 12 The Show.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah I saw that too.  I’m all about franchise but it’s good they finally improved online.  I’m just waiting to hear about franchise logic the dreaded glitch.  If that’s fixed, that’s all that matters to me.

          • Black Cesar

            From my understanding Franchise “overhaul” took a back seat because the same team didn’t want to farm out the vita version to another dev. So they undertook the task of getting vita version up and running to their standard. So Franchise will focus on make it work properly i.e. line up logic, sim stats, ect.. And from what is being said it appears PS3/Vita versions are comparable when it comes to feature set and visuals.

  • Tim

    Same tired commentary. Basically MLB 11 with some minor tweaks. Spent too much time worrying about Vita and should have done more with the important one.

  • http://twitter.com/coolio83 TJ Drwiega

    Sadly, like was said already, the commentary sounds the same. DOnt tell the posters at OS forums this or they’ll say your just being negative, ugh

    • 464j

      and another one

      • Steve

        shut the fuck up 464 youre a fag.. People have the right to complain if they send out the same game every fucking year u tool.

  • zzzz

    Sports games are just getting worse

  • dfd

    Hmmm, weird. First batter Ian Kinsler 1-2, 2 Run Home in third…score says its 1-1, cmon.

    • 464j

      and another one

  • SENZ

    Unforgiveable not to have new commentary this year. Absolutely fucking lazy developing. They’ve had 6 versions now with the exact same shitty commentary system. For me, the shitty commentary has now overshadowed any of the small updates to the other things they did like new ball physics or whatever. I will always feel like I’m playing an older version of the show because of the awful commentary. They know it’s a problem, they’ve known for over 5 years now, and have done nothing about it.

    It’s probably the one and only thing the MLB2K series destroys The Show at, the commentary. It’s impossible to play MLB2K11 and listen to the commentary then go back to the Show after, you’ll just turn commentary off totally on the show from that point on.

    Lazy ass motherfuckers.

    • 464j

      and another one..  man, you guys are a bunch of spoiled pussies

      • Yorge

        either you work for scea or you are just a fanboy. get over it.

        • Fuck You Haters

          i just can’t stand guys with pussies.  that’s all..

          • Abc123

            relax microsoft muscles.

          • GenghisKhan

            Get a job and stop responding to everyone who feels differently than you do. Christ Almighty.

  • Lamont

    Wow…..you guys need to work for the government or something. You all have super human analytical skills. Amazing how you can instantly tell from a 3:00 video that a game is the EXACT same as last year’s game……..Seriously guys, how can you tell anything about a game by watching a video instead of actually playing a game????

    • SENZ

      “Seriously guys, how can you tell anything about a game by watching a video instead of actually playing a game????”

      …by not being a complete moron and having spent hundreds and hundreds of hours with the games from version 07 to 11.

      It’s right in front of you in the video. You can choose to believe their bullshit and all the OS dumbasses that defend them by saying “this is just a demo build it will be all better by the full version” or you can go by the past 6 years of experience, in seeing that the demo’s are very,VERY close to the full releases. Especially when concerning commentary.

      Mark my words, the commentary will be like the video above. It will be old, stale, and shitty, and probably will be in the 2013 version to. I honestly thought the 2011 version they were going to have all new commentary, then they released the fact sheet and it wasn’t on there, so I figured FOR SURE the 2012 version would, nope.

      Ass developing IMO.

      • Ronald Reagan

        Cool story bro

      • majesty95

        Are we sure we aren’t talking about NCAA Football or Madden. Same bitching we here for those games….

      • Black Cesar

        http://www.psnation.org/2012/01/18/episode-251-one-less-tangent/
        Go to the 1:51 mark that when they began to talk about MLB the Show. You sound bitter dude. Here’s a solution for you. Don’t buy it if you get this upset ok.

        • CantCNO1

          and you link to a show fanboy who was paid for a vacation to go out and talk good about the game. LOL

          • Black Cesar

            fanboy or not the people they sent out are fairly resonable, so poo poo it all you want. If the info is accurate and it appears to be so what does it matter who it comes from CuntCNO1

    • Thegame1985

      they obviously haven’t read anything else about the game either. there are plenty of changes being made but….to each their own I guess.

      • Keith.

        I don’t  think some of the guys who slam the Show even have a PS3.  

    • Thegame1985

      plus I’m sure this is the final build of the game and it’s actually ready to ship tomorrow…

      • Tim

        games are basically done within 6 weeks of release its just down to testing right now. they arent making any big changes guaranteed.

  • Molitor419

    Small items that they have not fixed since the games inception.  On the Aybar groundout to Andrus at SS.  Aybar gets thrown out by about 8 steps…Almost every single groundout on the MLB level no matter how hard ball is hit the runner is a step or two from the bag.  You can have Jason Varitek hit the ball to the SS and he is going to be within 3 steps or so of the bag when the ball gets there…

    Kinsler lead off single, he doesnt round the bag, he takes correct turn but just stops dead on the bag…

  • Fuck You Haters

    I’ve never seen such a group of hating cunts in my life.  You guys might as well have vagina between your legs cause you are acting like it.  It’s a MLB video game.  You think they’re gonna reinvent the wheel ?  You want commentary ?  Watch a real game, you fuckin’ losers.  No video game has commentary that doesn’t repeat and such.

    And don’t even talk about MLB 2K12.  That game is gonna look and play like shit – just like it has ever since 2009 when those moron at VC took over.

    • SENZ

      You’re a fucking idiot and missed the point completely. Fucking moron.

    • Tonyo

      How old are you? There is no way your older then 20 using that kind of language in such a disgusting manner. It’s a game, don’t get all worked up. For every good thing you think of the game, someone out there feels the total opposite. Some of the people here have valid points. Those who don’t want to shell out $60 on what superficially just looks like the previous years game is something that often gets repeated when the new Madden comes along. It’s just how people are. 

      AND for your information. 2K12 will not look as good as the Show, but the pitching mechanics are often noted to be a much better, and dare I say it, more fun representation of the p/b battle then the Show. Something I’m pretty sure you disagree with (even if you haven’t owned a copy of MLB the past few years)

      Grow up and act like an adult…

      • Fuck You Haters

        Fuck you.  Did you really think telling me how to act would tame me ?  You’re a fuckin’ moron.

        • Tonyo

          Dropping a bunch of F Bombs to make your point gives evidence to the fact that you are the moron you pre-pubescant brat. 

          I hope your parents see this and take your PS3 (if you even have one) away for a month just to teach you some manners. 

          And “tame me”? Sounds like your parents have already had this conversation with you…

        • Sean

          stfu faggot, we all hate .. you hate too .. stfu piece of shit

    • Anonymous

      This is probably some SCEA goon. LMAO don’t even bother with this clown

  • http://twitter.com/WhimsicalRonnie Ronnie Saeteune

    lol people talkin bout fans bitchin and there the ones getting all butt hurt when other people say anything bad about the game

  • Mikemck09

    what a dick tease lol… It sounds better, the bat and glove sounds are a def plus… I was hoping to see some new bats, maybe next year they could throw in some name brand cleats and stuff… Im not super impressed but I cant wait to play it…

  • Anonymous

    lol idiots commenting before Fact Sheet is out

  • cgregg1199

    “Fastball, and it’s 0-and-1″

    “You’re absolutely right…”

    Ummm…was there really a question as to the count?  What argument was Vasgersian trying to make, there, guy??

    • Fuck You Haters

      Mute the announcers.  Then you’ll feel like you’re actually playing the game instead of watching one on TV.  Isn’t that the point anyway ?  To play the game.. ?

  • Krunchybox

    How could the score be tied at one in the fifth when it said that Ian Kinsler hit a two-run homerun back in the third?

    • Anonymous

      place holder

  • MoneyMayweather

    Why am I watching this? I don’t even own a ps3. but I do love baseball.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LWX3MNEPJZREGA4TK42IPTQD3Q fokizzle

    Nah, i’m good.  Looks like the same. The comments about that is right.  I love MLB the Show, but they just aren’t doing enough to keep me interested.  I’ll stick to last years.

  • tim

    looks really similar to last year, anyone know when the demo for the show usually comes out?

  • Cole Bates-Norum

    Beautiful. Love the new angles and animations. They took what has worked and has proven to work, proven to win award after award, and added what would only benefit the franchise as a whole. There really is no need for massive overhauls yet. The online facets are, however, some of the most extensive revampings I have seen from this franchise, and I am absolutely going to purchase this game. Because I am a fan, and instead of looking at the developers as men and women who don’t care about our wishes as gamers, I look at them as the men and women who have provided us with the greatest sports game available, and continually add to it with regards to the gamers’ wishes. You that laments about the lack of radical gameplay changes have a point, certainly a valid one, but I don’t need that yet. I am loving MLB: The Show, and will continue to do so. 

  • Cole Bates-Norum

    I now rewatched this with my headphones in and am quite disappointed with the egregious lack of any new commentary. I sincerely hope this was simply not their final product. 

  • Gwatpvcc1

    Is this a hoax? Why does the game show hitting stats from 2010?

  • Steve

    Kinsler and weaver both have flows you stupid fuck face creators.. seems like flow is not an option this year again.. what is so fucking difficult about it? Get a god damn nike or rawlings sponsor instead of fake shit.. Add international teams this game sucks and gets worse every year.

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