Though online play performance is markedly better in MLB 15: The Show than previous years of the series its unreliable nature has still been cited in early days as a big problem. That remains the case but now a couple bugs and exploits have been identified that are making games against random opponents miserable to play. Read more
The first in-season roster update for MLB 15: The Show arrived today. It represents the first opportunity for SCEA to add players to the game who made their Major League debutsÂ over the course of the season’s opening week.
Among the players added in the update are White Sox 2B Micah Johnson, Pirates SS Jung-ho Kang, Blue Jays 2B Devon Travis, Blue Jays RP Miguel Castro, Mariners RP Tyler Olson, and Reds SP Raisel Iglesias. The update also executes the trade that sent Craig Kimbrel and Melvin Upton to the Padres with the Braves gettingÂ Carlos Quentin, Cameron Maybin, and a couple minor leaguers in return.
With Kris Bryant expected to make his first appearance in the majors this week, next Monday’s roster update will include him and because of that it’ll be one of the most anticipated of the year. For those who’d like a roster with fully named minors to use Operation Sports had their OSFM set completed over the weekend. It can’t be used for online games but is available to import within other areas of the game including Franchise. Read more
The Show Live in MLB 15 is not a new mode – it was introduced in MLB 13 – but it’s something that changes by the day. The concept is to offer up the current day’s slate of games (and those from earlier in the season) to play utilizingÂ accurate lineups. There are also meant to be lines from the announcers during the games referencing their place in the season.
The mode has worked fairly well in the past outside of a few quirks and inaccuraciesÂ and that’s the case again this year.Â I monitored the mode over a three day stretch and observed what was functioning properly and where improvement needs to be made.Â Read more
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â™¦Check out this weekâ€™s articles written for Sporting News:
Â Â Â â€˘MLB 15: The Show Review
Â Â Â â€˘NHL 15 Added to EA Access
â™¦Reminder that the $11.49 sale on The Golf Club for XB1 ends today.
â™¦Polygon profiles the course designed after Augusta in The Golf Club.
â™¦Latest developer blog discusses framerate vs resolution for The Golf Club on XB1.
â™¦Interesting look at how different sports games rate playersÂ from Game Informer.
â™¦Captured video of the disruptive walk/HBP freeze in MLB 15 online.
â™¦Poll at Operation Sports shows MLB 15’s online isn’t greatly improved.
â™¦There are some new packs available for purchase in MLB 15: The Show.
â™¦EA Sports released details on the latest roster update for NBA Live 15.
â™¦Another update is outÂ with details on changes made to Out of the Park Baseball 15.
â™¦Possible look at fan models that will be featured in Joe Montana Football 16.
â™¦New screenshots have been added to the FB album for Rory McIlroy PGA Tour.
â™¦The Fast & Furious cars are making their way over to Forza Horizon 2 for $5.
â™¦Info on the Xbox One over-the-air TV tuner and April system update.
Among theÂ spring weekend offers for Xbox One isÂ The Golf Club at a steal of a price. Available only through tomorrow The Golf Club can be had by Xbox Live Gold members for $11.55. It’s the first time a significant discount on the game has been offered by Microsoft. There was a deal on the PS4 for $21 back in December.
With The Golf Club Collector’s Edition due out just over two weeks from now this represents a great opportunity for those interested on XB1 to get the full package at a significant discount. The Season (Career) Mode will be included in that $40 retail package and then offered for an expected $10 as downloadable content to those who own the digital version in May.
This week’s Press Row Podcast features expansive panel discussion on MLB 15: The Show with the game having been out for over a week.Â This is one of the rare shows I’m absent from, but for my thoughts on the game don’t miss the Hits & Misses Review and the podcast from last week which included both live impression hangouts. The new podcast is a great listen to get additional perspectives on all aspects of MLB 15 and the game as a whole.