Archive for the ‘Baseball’ Category
  • Xbox Game Pass subscription service has launched and includes some sports games
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    Posted May 24th, 2017 at 7:30 am 2 Comments »
    Microsoft today launched Xbox Game Pass, a subscription service that includes unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and backwards compatible games. Xbox Game Pass is $10 a month and all those with Xbox Live Gold get to start with a free 14 day trial. The sports games available through the service at launch are NBA 2K16, The Golf Club, and Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings. 2K17 could get added in the months ahead. Other high profile franchises like Gears of War, Bioshock, and Halo are ...
  • Fifth patch for MLB The Show 17 adjusts AI manager decision-making
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    Posted May 22nd, 2017 at 9:00 am 1 Comment »
    Another patch went live today for MLB The Show 17 weighing in at a light 47MB. Earlier updates to MLB 17 delivered continued fixes for gameplay and presentation, initial improvements to gameplay, miscellaneous adjustments, plus a few online and uniform fixes. The biggest change in this one relates to the "manager hook logic" in dealing with the CPU's handling of pitchers and the use of pinch hitters.   (more…)...
  • MLB The Show 17 roster update details and Diamond Dynasty content for May 19
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    Posted May 19th, 2017 at 12:45 pm 2 Comments »
    This week's roster update for MLB The Show 17 features far more upgrades than downgrades, and a few relievers are the biggest winners of the week. Craig Kimbrel (+4 to 92) moves to Diamond status. The boost is credited primarily to his BB/9 rating which rose by 14 points. Kimbrel is 2-0 with 12 saves, .96 ERA, and stunning .43 WHIP. Greg Holland (+3 to 87) moves from Silver to Gold with the update. He received +5 to K/9 and +3 to BB/9. Holland leads the league by far in Saves with 18....
  • Third Diamond Dynasty Event is now open in MLB The Show 17
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    Posted May 17th, 2017 at 1:30 pm No Comments »
    A new online Event within Diamond Dynasty is now underway in MLB The Show 17. The "Advantage: Hitters" Event restricts teams to rosters filled with only left-handed pitchers and right-handed hitters from their collection with the team Overall Rating capped at 90. Games will be three innings and with double-elimination before having to start anew. A 12 game win streak will earn the All-Star Flashback Andrew Miller (93 Overall Closer). 50 total wins within the event will earn Breakout Legen...
  • New Program and roster update details for May 12 in MLB The Show 17
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    Posted May 12th, 2017 at 7:15 pm 1 Comment »
    It's Friday and for MLB The Show 17 that means a new roster update and Diamond Dynasty content. This week there's the addition of a Program and Flashback card tied to Mother's Day. The Nelson Cruz Breakout Program joins the three others available, and again requires meeting designated goals of wins, statistical achievements, and player collections. As with the others playing online games are required to take it to 100% completion, which eliminates those who prefer only to play the CPU o...
  • Compensation for server troubles soon to arrive in MLB The Show 17
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    Posted May 11th, 2017 at 1:45 pm 4 Comments »
    One week after MLB The Show 17 released developer Sony San Diego promised compensation would be coming due to the severe problems being had with the game's servers. Over a month later an apology in the form of compensation has finally arrived. The company will be providing all accounts that have played the game 10 Standard Packs and 11,000 Stubs. That amounts to a value of just about $20 worth of The Show's in-game currency. We’ve been working without pause to address a number of server ...
  • Details on fourth patch for MLB The Show 17
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    Posted May 9th, 2017 at 9:15 am 7 Comments »
    Six weeks to the day after release and MLB The Show 17 has received its fourth patch. Online and server related issues are still plaguing it but developers continue to drill down on improving other areas of the game. Earlier updates to MLB 17 delivered some improvements to gameplay, miscellaneous adjustments, plus a few online and uniform fixes. This latest update to the game provides some more gameplay and presentation fixes. (more…)...
  • Press Row Podcast: Mission Control
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    Posted May 8th, 2017 at 7:00 am 2 Comments »
    Diamond Dynasty in MLB The Show 17 is loaded with more content than ever, and while that's great for those who are familiar with all the features and avenues to success it makes the mode more difficult to navigate for everyone else. With so many different ways to play, to earn cards, and spend Stubs, where does one even begin? In this episode of the Press Row Podcast, host Bryan Wiedey is joined by T.J. Lauerman, Paul Sporer, and Kris Jardine to discuss Diamond Dynasty in depth, analyzing...
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