Archive for the ‘Baseball’ Category
  • 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…)...
  • 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...
  • First day MLB The Show 16 videos
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    Posted March 24th, 2016 at 4:00 pm 9 Comments »
    MLB The Show 16 is only a matter of days from release, and with a a copy of the game in-hand I've been live streaming, posting details and screenshots to Twitter, and putting out some gameplay and informational videos. Check out all of those videos so far below. Online servers will not be turned on until Monday so Diamond Dynasty and other online-connected features can not be accessed until then. Look for a full review of the game to post next Tuesday afternoon or early Wednesday. (more&...
  • 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...
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