Archive for the ‘Baseball’ Category
  • Patch addresses issues identified in the first days of release for MLB The Show 18
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    Posted March 29th, 2018 at 6:45 am No Comments »
    Outside of the predictable problems with servers, MLB The Show 18 has had a fairly clean release with only some early mild concerns over trouble fielding balls off the ground, pitch speed seemingly too low for fastballs, and PCI coverage not reaching the edges of the plate. The first patch for the game released today and actually addresses all those things and more. ♦Slight increase to pitching speeds across all gameplay modes. ♦Fielding animation adjustments to catch more balls just...
  • MLB The Show 18 also removed Season Mode
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    Posted March 23rd, 2018 at 7:15 am No Comments »
    The news that Online Franchise was being removed with MLB The Show 18 was tough for many to accept, and though SCEA had been collecting pre-orders for months by then at least that information was being provided prior to release. What wasn't mentioned despite plenty of opportunity to do so along the way is that Season Mode had also gotten the axe. That's especially damaging news to those who planned to carry over Season saves that had been active with MLB 17 and may have even been played goin...
  • MLB The Show 18: The top rated players and PS Store 20% off coupon
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    Posted March 22nd, 2018 at 8:45 am No Comments »
    Four players lead the way at the top of the ratings scale in MLB The Show 18 while another is just a single point from reaching the pinnacle. While that number is up from the two that began there last season, the group of players rated 90+ continues its slimming down which began a few years ago. Check out the full list of all players rated 88+ with the piece put together for Sporting News. These ratings come from the base roster which applies to modes such as Play Now and Franchise. Diamond...
  • Shohei Ohtani confirmed for the default roster in MLB The Show 18
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    Posted March 21st, 2018 at 6:15 am No Comments »
    Back in February when Shohei Ohtani made a surprise appearance in a trailer for MLB The Show 18 the obvious conclusion to jump to was that he would be included on the game's shipped roster. Any promotional material with Ohtani would not have been approved by the league unless his rights had been secured in advance. SCEA never commented on his inclusion however leaving fans to wonder not just would he be in the game - avoiding the normal wait until mid-late April that nearly all new rookies s...
  • How to collect a free extra card pack for MLB The Show 18
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    Posted March 19th, 2018 at 10:30 am No Comments »
    MLB The Show 18 is now just a few days from release and along with the bounty provided along with pre-orders there's now also an opportunity to add to that with a bonus card pack. Just like last year completing a "quest" through the game's website will earn a free Standard pack. Here's how to go about obtaining the pack. Log into your PlayStation account and go to to live.playstation.com. The quest is found on the sidebar where you'll need to click to "Watch the MLB The Show 18 Countdown ...
  • Franchise Mode details for MLB The Show 18
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    Posted March 15th, 2018 at 7:15 am No Comments »
    There's little doubt in recent years that Franchise Mode has taken a back seat in most sports games. MLB The Show is one of those which hasn't done much to progress the mode and this year is facing additional backlash over the decision to remove Online Franchise. Today the full details on what to expect out of Franchise Mode have been revealed and there really isn't that much new to go over. The main addition called "Phases" assists by surfacing important information. It's possible someth...
  • Super Mega Baseball 2 beta sign-ups open and online features revealed
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    Posted March 13th, 2018 at 6:00 am No Comments »
    Release of the eagerly anticipated Super Mega Baseball 2 still hasn't been narrowed down from the vague "spring" target (unfortunately it looks like it may be later rather than sooner in that March 20-June 21 window) but at least some movement has been made with announcements today. A closed beta will begin soon on Xbox One and the online features being introduced in the sequel to one of the best sports games of recent years have now been revealed. The beta will launch within the next two...
  • Press Row Podcast: The Changing Show
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    Posted March 9th, 2018 at 11:45 am No Comments »
    With just two weeks until MLB The Show 18 arrives the final details on what to expect from the game are being revealed. Whether it regards the improvements and additions, or in one case a prominent subtraction, pre-release anticipation for the game has now reached its peak. The removal of Online Franchise has sparked backlash from fans of the mode, who despite being relatively low in numbers are understandably frustrated given the lack of support it has received over the last four years a...
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