Archive for the ‘Baseball’ Category
  • Online issues remain a pressing concern for MLB The Show 16
    Posted April 12th, 2016 at 7:30 pm 3 Comments »
    Despite multiple server-side updates and a patch, MLB The Show 16 has continued to suffer from online-related issues. Whether it be menu slowdown due to the servers, or an inability to get online games started or completed, the situation has seemingly not improved and in some ways only worsened. Sony San Diego released a statement this evening that work on another emergency patch is ongoing and could release in the "coming days." We are aware of and continue to track and investigate issue...
  • Conquest adds a lot to MLB The Show 16 but drags near the end
    Posted April 11th, 2016 at 12:30 pm 5 Comments »
    Last year Diamond Dynasty really came into its own as arguably the best of the team-building modes within the sports gaming genre. What it lacked was variety - both in team construction and methods of play - and those issues have been tackled well with MLB The Show 16. The most popular way to play right now based on the results of multiple polls is against the CPU. That comes as somewhat of a surprise considering the always-connected mode was built on head-to-head online competition. How...
  • First patch out now for MLB The Show 16 and it includes a significant bonus
    Posted April 8th, 2016 at 2:00 pm 18 Comments »
    The first patch for MLB The Show 16 has been pushed live on PlayStation 4. The update includes some bug fixes that have been rushed out to better improve the experience, as it'll take some more time before a patch in response to community feedback can make it out. ♦Online gameplay softlock addressed: the game will no longer get into a pickoff state when a pitch is in flight or when a ball is in play. ♦Extensive work has been done to address the "Challenge failed" issue on PS4. ...
  • Press Row Podcast: MLB The Show 16 Review Roundtable
    Posted April 8th, 2016 at 9:15 am 5 Comments »
    MLB The Show 16 represents another year forward for a series that knows its many strengths and continues to build on them but may not be doing enough to bolster its areas of weakness. All the while a new issue has emerged in recent days with crippling server drag being felt throughout all the menus severely hampering the experience for all consumers. This review roundtable panel discussion on MLB The Show 16 extensively covers gameplay, graphics, Road to the Show, Franchise, Diamond Dynasty,...
  • MLB The Show 16 suffering from crippling server drag in primetime hours
    Posted April 7th, 2016 at 9:30 am 23 Comments »
    Yesterday Sony San Diego released a server-side update that fixed some online related issues with MLB The Show 16. What it did not do, however, was address the biggest problem the game is facing right now as it buckles under the server load being faced in primetime hours running from about 3PT-10PT every day. Yesterday offered up the worst experience yet. MLB The Show 16 was essentially rendered completely unplayable unless disconnecting entirely from the internet before starting it up...
  • Server side update addresses issue completing Conquest in MLB The Show 16
    Posted April 6th, 2016 at 10:30 am 5 Comments »
    An update that went out server-side overnight in MLB The Show 16 has addressed the inability to complete Conquest mode. Up until now players could take over the entire board but would not receive acknowledgement of successfully finishing the campaign. A few other changes were made with the update and initially that included no longer being able to feed unsellable cards to Diamond Dynasty players. It appears backlash to that news caused a reversal to the decision and they remain feed-able....
  • Where are you spending your time in MLB The Show 16 Diamond Dynasty?
    Posted April 4th, 2016 at 12:45 pm 13 Comments »
    Last year Diamond Dynasty was turned into one of the more compelling team-building modes in all of sports gaming even surprising with a Community Award here for the category. In MLB The Show 16 the experience has been expanded upon with the addition of two brand new ways to play. There's Battle Royale which features a draft and then three inning games online with increasing rewards at stake, and Conquest which is single-player and incorporates building a fan base while conquering the territo...
  • Inside Edge is in effect for the Opening Day games in MLB The Show 16
    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...
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