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  • Custom Leagues in MLB The Show 20
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    Posted February 28th, 2020 at 9:15 am No Comments »
    This week of promotion for MLB The Show 20 centered on the new (Online) Custom Leagues mode. While it appears to be intended as a substitute for Online Franchise it isn't remotely a feature-for-feature replacement and there are still unanswered questions - even after multiple teases a blog and a full stream - that will heavily impact how widely adapted and ultimately how successful it may become. Its simplicity could prove to be a draw for some but the lack of depth and possible exclusion of...
  • The Line Drive for February 23
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    Posted February 23rd, 2020 at 7:15 pm No Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Details on a new patch out now that includes a playbook update for Madden NFL 20. ♦Archived live stream going over some of the top rated players in MLB The Show 20. ♦This week’s live stream will focus on custom leagues and events for MLB The Show 20. ♦Minor leaguers are not being paid for their likenesses used in MLB The Show 20. ♦Details on the...
  • Press Row Podcast: Peering into 2020
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    Posted February 22nd, 2020 at 10:15 am No Comments »
    The Press Row Podcast is back with the first episode of the year as we peer ahead at what 2020 may bring in sports video games. With new consoles coming and important - and massive - current generation install bases expecting big things, 2020 promises to be fascinating for the gaming industry and the sports genre. That's followed by discussion on the fantastic mobile game Retro Bowl and the upcoming OOTP Baseball 21. Check out the podcast through Apple Podcasts for iOS, on Android with...
  • New features revealed for Out of the Park Baseball 21
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    Posted February 21st, 2020 at 10:00 am No Comments »
    OOTP Developments today officially announced Out of the Park Baseball 21 by detailing the new features to expect in the 21st year of the esteemed sim management franchise. Those include a ballpark creator, completely new scouting system, and better guidance on what to do next with your organization. The game is due out March 20 but pre-orders get started with the beta on March 17 and receive 10% discount off the price. (more…)...
  • The Line Drive for February 16
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    Posted February 16th, 2020 at 4:00 pm No Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦All the ratings changes from the latest roster update out for NBA 2K20. ♦Developer blog on the big Road to the Show improvements in MLB The Show 20. ♦This week’s MLB 20 live stream will focus on ratings reveals for top players. ♦Details on the changes made with the latest patch out now for FIFA 20. ♦The new MLS kits for the upcoming season have ...
  • More details on RTTS and Franchise for MLB The Show 20
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    Posted February 14th, 2020 at 9:00 am No Comments »
    The developer stream for MLB The Show 20 centered on Road to the Show and Franchise Mode was held yesterday putting on display the new additions and improvements. The RTTS enhancements look to be intriguing as relationships with teammates now play a role, immediate upgrades to ratings, and new in-game challenges that influence the outcome of games. Unfortunately it's shaping up to be another disappointing year for Franchise Mode. Limited rebranding rather than the "relocation" being adver...
  • Full minor league rosters debut in MLB The Show 20
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    Posted February 12th, 2020 at 9:00 am No Comments »
    For the first time actual minor leaguers will be represented in a console video game. MLB The Show 20 will introduce "full minor league rosters" although the extent to what that means remains unclear despite a brief trailer that reveals the addition. Until now players could not appear in the game until they became part of the MLBPA which follows having made a single appearance in a Major League game. Only on rare occasions was a player targeted for their rights prior to that occurring. Sh...
  • The Line Drive for February 9
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    Posted February 9th, 2020 at 10:00 am No Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦NBA 2K20 has added the Kobe Bryant jersey patch to the Lakers uniforms. ♦This year's All-Star Game rosters and court have been updated in NBA 2K20. ♦Roster update for NBA 2K20 has made all the moves from the trade deadline. ♦Madden NFL 20 had its final roster update released following the Super Bowl. ♦Madden's simulation engine got it right this y...