Archive for the ‘Other Baseball Games’ Category
  • Super Mega Baseball 2 Coming Next Year
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    Posted September 28th, 2016 at 7:00 am No Comments »
    Super Mega Baseball was one of the most pleasant surprises for the sports gaming genre in years. With the near extinction of arcade-style games leaving a void to independent developers, Metalhead Software took advantage despite a lack of licensing and delivered a fun and accessible game with an innovative "Ego" difficulty system. Its release late in 2014 led to unexpected strong consideration for Sports Game of the Year. Today the developer officially announced Super Mega Baseball 2 whic...
  • MLB Manager 2016 out now for mobile devices
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    Posted March 25th, 2016 at 2:30 pm 4 Comments »
    The mobile version of Out of the Park Baseball has arrived for this year just in time for the start of the season! MLB Manager 2016 is now available to download for both iOS through iTunes and Android from Google Play. The game has an upfront price of $5 rather than going with the free-to-play model, however historical seasons are offered for an additional cost. MLB Manager 2016 features rosters updated for the new season, the same simulation engine found in the Out of the Park Baseball...
  • Review of Out of the Park Baseball 17
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    Posted March 21st, 2016 at 1:15 pm 4 Comments »
    The long-running Out of the Park Baseball series has a stunning record of consistency. In entering its 17th edition the PC management simulator has averaged a score that exceeds 85 on Metacritic and last year hit its high mark of 91 through the review aggregator. The reliable nature of the series - consumers know precisely what they're getting and that it'll be a quality product - has reached a new level this year with the introduction of MLBPA licensing and new features that capitalize...
  • Out of the Park Baseball 17’s minor leagues include some fascinating former players
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    Posted March 17th, 2016 at 1:30 pm No Comments »
    When reading that Out of the Park Baseball 17 features historical minor leagues that go all the way back to 1919 it's easy to not fully grasp what that actually means for the product. There are well over 100,000 real players included and all the minor league affiliates. Among them are plenty of interesting stories of players who never reached the majors. With that in mind I first wanted to pull out some names from the past that went on to have success in other professions from sports to ...
  • Out of the Park Baseball 17 conducting a Tournament of Champions
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    Posted March 8th, 2016 at 5:00 pm 1 Comment »
    One of the big new features to Out of the Park Baseball 17 is the new Historical Exhibition Mode. Beginning this week, leading up to and through release, OOTP will be conducting "Baseball's Tournament of Champions" to determine the best team of all-time. 16 teams will be included, with the first 12 having been determined by a panel of nine baseball experts that include ESPN's Tim Kurkjian, MLB Network's Brian Kenny, and former player/current analyst C.J. Nitkowski. The first 12 teams in ...
  • Press Row Podcast: Legends of the Past and Present
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    Posted March 7th, 2016 at 9:45 am 2 Comments »
    The latest episode of the Press Row Podcast welcomes in some guests from two of the most prestigious sports video games franchises being made today. First up it's an interview with gameplay director Mike Wang and gameplay producer Scott O'Gallagher from NBA 2K to discuss the challenge of fitting Stephen Curry into the simulation basketball franchise. How does shooting system currently in place in NBA 2K16 work, what are its limitations, and are there plans being made to give him additio...
  • Out of the Park Baseball 17 features revealed; MLBPA licensing debuts in series
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    Posted February 19th, 2016 at 5:45 am 3 Comments »
    The terrific PC management franchise Out of the Park Baseball will now feature the complete suite of Major League Baseball licensing. It was announced today that Out of the Park Baseball 17, due out on March 22, will include the MLBPA licensing. Last year the series added the MLB.com and MiLB licenses. While the MLBPA has not been necessary for real player names in the series there are features that can now be provided that otherwise would not have been possible. The big one is called F...
  • RBI Baseball 16 coming this spring
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    Posted January 23rd, 2016 at 11:15 am 9 Comments »
    The reboot of RBI Baseball will be returning for its third season. MLBAM announced today that RBI Baseball 16 will release this spring on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and mobile. It remains the only licensed MLB game on XB1, but has recently been joined by the terrific unlicensed Super Mega Baseball to give fans at least a choice of games on the console. It has been a rough return for the series, with the game having been met coldly due to lack of features, poor post-release support, high...
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