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  • MLB The Show 18 introducing custom batting stances and rain delays
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    Posted February 12th, 2018 at 1:00 pm 7 Comments
    The themed promotional weeks for MLB The Show 18 continue with this one focused on what's long been referred to as "the little things." Some of the additions for this year however really aren't "little" at all, including a new batting stance creator and the oft-requested rain delays and postponements for Franchise Mode. Also touched on in the video are improved home run and team specific celebrations and improved pitching animations. All these things and more will be discussed and shown furt...
  • First developer stream for MLB The Show 18 goes over gameplay
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    Posted February 9th, 2018 at 8:45 am No Comments
    While details have so far been scarce regarding the improvements coming for MLB The Show 18 those will be coming over the next six weeks in themed roll-outs. This week is centered on gameplay, with info on changes to the hitting engine, an all-new tagging engine, and enhanced catcher AI and animations. Those areas and more were discussed on a live stream held by developers and included the announcement of a new legend in Vladimir Guerrero. ...
  • The look ahead for MLB The Show 18
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    Posted February 7th, 2018 at 9:00 am 3 Comments
    While the initial trailer and feature reveal for MLB The Show 18 left something to be desired, the condensed promotional schedule means the info and looks at the game that fans are seeking will be coming in hot and heavy over the coming weeks. Here's the plan going forward with developer blogs early each respective week followed by Twitch live streams every Thursday. Week of Feb. 5: Gameplay/AI New Features and Improvements -Hitting engine changes, improved physics, new tagging engine, n...
  • First feature details and trailer for MLB The Show 18
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    Posted February 5th, 2018 at 9:45 am 17 Comments
    Typically the first news and trailer for MLB The Show comes in early December but it was a much longer wait for MLB The Show 18 as some vague details on features and the first look at the game arrived today. Though neither of them really give away much about upgrades and additions to expect from the game it at least signifies the start of the more condensed promotional campaign which should make for a busy next six weeks. MLB The Show 18 was originally announced for an early release date ...
  • The four different editions of MLB The Show 18 and what they offer
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    Posted November 7th, 2017 at 1:30 pm 13 Comments
    MLB The Show 18 has been officially unveiled with the announcement of Aaron Judge for the cover and the various pre-order incentives. Though there aren't any details on the upcoming game's actual features or improvements pre-orders naturally are getting pushed at this early stage. With four different options and retailer-specific bonuses a breakdown is provided below. Heavy Diamond Dynasty players will want to go for the Digital Deluxe, while the MVP Edition is probably the best option for e...
  • Cover of MLB The Show 18 goes to Yankees phenom Aaron Judge
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    Posted November 6th, 2017 at 1:45 pm 9 Comments
    When MLB The Show 18 releases in March the cover of the game will feature a player setting a few firsts for the series. Aaron Judge becomes the first New York Yankees player to appear on the cover. It's also the first time that the cover athlete is coming off a rookie season. Judge is an easy choice for MLB The Show 18 given his meteoric rise as a rookie in the nation's biggest market. He began MLB 17 rated as just a 68 and finished as 88 with power ratings in the 90s. Besides last year's...
  • MLB The Show 17 trade deadline roster update and Diamond Dynasty content
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    Posted August 5th, 2017 at 10:00 am No Comments
    Player ratings took a backseat this week in MLB The Show 17 as no one over 80 was affected by a change. The roster update instead primarily focused on player movement, with transactions in the lead up to and through the trade deadline reflected such as Yu Darvish to the Dodgers and Sonny Gray to the Yankees. The Players of the Month cards are out in Diamond Dynasty mode and headlined by James Paxton who went 6-0 with a 1.37 ERA in July. In order to get his 96 Overall rated card all six of...
  • Jose Altuve now 99 rated in MLB The Show 17
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    Posted July 28th, 2017 at 1:30 pm 3 Comments
    With a stat line this season of .365, 15 HR, 59 RBI, and 21 SB the biggest star on the team with the best record in the AL has been moved up to 99 Overall in MLB The Show 17. Jose Altuve joins Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw as the only active players in the game rated 99. Altuve was raised 2 Overall points due to +16 in Plate Discipline, +10 in Power vs Righties, +8 in Power vs Lefties, +5 in Contact vs Righties and +3 in Contact vs Lefties. He did lose 6 points in Speed and 4 points in F...
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