Archive for the ‘Baseball’ Category
  • Online Franchise has been cut from MLB The Show 18
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    Posted March 3rd, 2018 at 8:30 am No Comments »
    As Ultimate Team and Diamond Dynasty modes exploded in popularity and their ability to generate digital revenue soared, Online Franchise in games not named Madden began to be seen as fringe by developers. They've been left lacking core features, rarely been updated, and issues with them have often been ignored in post-release support. NHL for one decided to just dump it for good after struggling to get it to run properly. Now MLB The Show is also going away from the mode completely. The m...
  • Out of the Park Baseball 19 partners with EA for Origin distribution
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    Posted February 27th, 2018 at 6:15 am No Comments »
    Out of the Park Developments today announced that the upcoming OOTP Baseball 19 will be distributed through Origin on PC, joining both Steam and direct download from its own website as ways to purchase and play the game. Not only will OOTP now be available on Origin but due to the partnership with Electronic Arts the game will be included as part of the Origin Access subscription service which goes for $30 a year or $5 month-to-month. This team-up appears to be beneficial to both parties....
  • New Diamond Dynasty features for MLB The Show 18
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    Posted February 26th, 2018 at 9:00 am No Comments »
    It's Diamond Dynasty week for MLB The Show 18 and the news begins with the primary features and improvements being laid out in a new video. Earlier promotional weeks centered on gameplay, features, and presentation. New this year is a flexible Program system, attributes ratings that can well exceed 100, collectible souvenirs, created player progression tied to position specific programs, and 30 new legends. Maybe somewhat surprising though isĀ there's no mention of anything to do with mak...
  • Shohei Ohtani may be included on MLB The Show 18’s shipped roster
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    Posted February 22nd, 2018 at 9:15 am No Comments »
    Shohei Ohtani makes his way to MLB as one of the most hyped international players ever. Not only do the Los Angeles Angels have an anticipated top-of-the-rotation starter but he can pinch hit, DH, or play the outfield on his pitching off-days. While we don't yet know how MLB The Show 18 will handle that kind of usage from a management perspective, it does appear that he will be in the game much sooner than expected. Ohtani is seen on the mound in a new trailer for MLB The Show 18 promotin...
  • MLB The Show 18 brings another change to the commentary booth
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    Posted February 19th, 2018 at 2:30 pm No Comments »
    The first themed promotional week for MLB The Show 18 focused on gameplay and the second was on features. This week is all about presentation. Mark DeRosa of MLB Network is the new personality joining the commentary team replacing Harold Reynolds. It's a quick departure for Reynolds who joined The Show as an analyst just last year along with Dan Plesac. Long time play-by-play man Matt Vasgersian and Plesac remain in the booth alongside DeRosa. A revamped replay system and new crowd ani...
  • MLB The Show 18 developer stream dives into Batting Stance Creator and Practice Mode
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    Posted February 16th, 2018 at 10:00 am No Comments »
    This week's developer stream for MLB The Show 18 follows up on the news of earlier this week - the addition of a Batting Stance Creator and rain delays in Franchise Mode - while going into a number of other areas as well. Included among them are more throwback uniforms, various authenticity improvements made to stadiums, five new batting cameras, and the reveal of Frank Thomas as one of the new legends this year. ...
  • 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. ...
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