Archive for the ‘Baseball’ Category
  • Full details on Road to the Show changes in MLB The Show 18
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    Posted March 8th, 2018 at 10:30 am No Comments »
    While Road to the Show in MLB The Show has become stagnant over the years the career mode has remained compelling for many because it has always executed the basics well and the structure has simply been a natural fit for baseball. Last year a documentary style presentation was added to bring in some story elements but it wasn't the dramatic change that some other sports games have made turning their career modes into story modes. For MLB The Show 18 there again won't be a shift to a stor...
  • New MLB The Show 18 video puts the spotlight on Road to the Show
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    Posted March 7th, 2018 at 1:30 pm No Comments »
    This week the promotion for MLB The Show 18 is centered on Road to the Show, and while the blog that was to detail the improvements for this year is overdue to arrive (was scheduled to be out yesterday) there is a video that has been released going over the basics. There isn't too much new to glean from the trailer with the exception of what would appear to be progression taking on a more results-oriented approach. Previously mentioned changes for RTTS that will be gone into more later this ...
  • 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. ...
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