Archive for the ‘MLB: The Show’ Category
  • MLB The Show 16 suffering from crippling server drag in primetime hours
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    Posted April 7th, 2016 at 9:30 am 23 Comments »
    Yesterday Sony San Diego released a server-side update that fixed some online related issues with MLB The Show 16. What it did not do, however, was address the biggest problem the game is facing right now as it buckles under the server load being faced in primetime hours running from about 3PT-10PT every day. Yesterday offered up the worst experience yet. MLB The Show 16 was essentially rendered completely unplayable unless disconnecting entirely from the internet before starting it up...
  • Server side update addresses issue completing Conquest in MLB The Show 16
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    Posted April 6th, 2016 at 10:30 am 5 Comments »
    An update that went out server-side overnight in MLB The Show 16 has addressed the inability to complete Conquest mode. Up until now players could take over the entire board but would not receive acknowledgement of successfully finishing the campaign. A few other changes were made with the update and initially that included no longer being able to feed unsellable cards to Diamond Dynasty players. It appears backlash to that news caused a reversal to the decision and they remain feed-able....
  • Where are you spending your time in MLB The Show 16 Diamond Dynasty?
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    Posted April 4th, 2016 at 12:45 pm 13 Comments »
    Last year Diamond Dynasty was turned into one of the more compelling team-building modes in all of sports gaming even surprising with a Community Award here for the category. In MLB The Show 16 the experience has been expanded upon with the addition of two brand new ways to play. There's Battle Royale which features a draft and then three inning games online with increasing rewards at stake, and Conquest which is single-player and incorporates building a fan base while conquering the territo...
  • Inside Edge is in effect for the Opening Day games in MLB The Show 16
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    Posted April 1st, 2016 at 11:30 am 3 Comments »
    One of the new features this year in MLB The Show 16 is Inside Edge which provides daily ratings adjustments. Based on that particular day's matchups and/or trends a player could see certain ratings temporarily boosted or dropped when using "Daily Rosters" in Play Now and with Diamond Dynasty including the Battle Royale and Conquest modes. Inside Edge is already influencing many players currently based off Opening Day projections. It's intriguing to see what stats are being cited as th...
  • Press Row Podcast: Opening Day
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    Posted March 31st, 2016 at 1:15 pm 5 Comments »
    With the release of several sports games this month the start to the 2016 campaign is here! Former host Rich Grisham returns in this episode of the Press Row Podcast for an early impressions discussion on MLB The Show 16 that covers new features in Diamond Dynasty, Road to the Show, Franchise and more! It’s also the start of something potentially big with the shipping of Virtual Reality headsets getting underway. The conversation transitions into thoughts on VR, whether sports games wil...
  • Review of MLB The Show 16
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    Posted March 30th, 2016 at 12:15 pm 22 Comments »
    There are always few surprises with MLB The Show. Consumers can trust they're going to get terrific gameplay and visuals with consistent offline modes and commentary that have arguably started to fall behind the times. Last year though Diamond Dynasty rose up to become a favorite of many and even pulled off an upset win for the Community Award of Best Team-Building Mode. That coincided with the first satisfactory online experience in series' history. Diamond Dynasty received the most upg...
  • MLB The Show 16 Diamond Dynasty Videos
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    Posted March 29th, 2016 at 10:30 am 4 Comments »
    The servers for MLB The Show 16 were not activated until the game released. With online-related features now accessible I'll be going through them over the next couple days. Diamond Dynasty this year has new types of cards, the ability to play against friends, daily Inside Edge ratings adjustments, and two completely new ways to play. Check out the videos recorded so far from Diamond Dynasty, with the first 25 man roster draft and game in Battle Royale, first game played in Conquest, the ...
  • The new legends in MLB The Show 16
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    Posted March 28th, 2016 at 10:45 am 17 Comments »
    MLB The Show 16 will have a total of 30 new legends in addition to the 30 that debuted in the series last year. Only 25 of the new ones are available at launch however, with the remaining players being held in secret until unspecified dates in the future. Here's a look at those 25 new legends, their ratings, age, and contract demands for Franchise purposes. Cards for the legends will also be available within Diamond Dynasty.  (more…)...
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