Archive for the ‘Baseball’ Category
  • Another substantial update has been delivered for Super Mega Baseball 2
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    Posted October 24th, 2018 at 1:30 pm No Comments »
    After some teasing in recent weeks to raise anticipation the patch with new content and numerous improvements for Super Mega Baseball 2 arrived today. The DLC introductions include a new stadium and additional customization options, to go along with a considerable number of gameplay and Pennant Race improvements. (more…)...
  • Press Row Podcast: First NBA 2K19 news and Super Mega Baseball 2 interview
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    Posted June 8th, 2018 at 7:00 am No Comments »
    Before the avalanche of news comes from EA Play and E3 the latest developments in the sports gaming world are discussed in this episode of the Press Row Podcast. Among those topics are NBA 2K19's reveal of the 20th Anniversary Edition (strangely for its 19th year) and who will find the $100 package worth buying, plus Terrell Owens, cover athlete for the Hall of Fame Edition of Madden NFL 19, has decided not to attend the enshrinement ceremony and how that could affect EA Sports' marketing pl...
  • Hitting concerns addressed yet again with latest MLB The Show 18 patch
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    Posted June 7th, 2018 at 7:30 am No Comments »
    The problems with the hitting system in MLB The Show 18 have not been solved despite five patches directly attempting to fix them and now another has arrived today that makes changes intended to provide more consistent results. Whether it be a PCI that has randomly moved during swings or poor contact off good timing and good placement it has been a frustrating year at the plate, with online games especially affected from the last update resulting in agonizingly low scoring games often stretc...
  • MLB The Show 18 patches in PCI changes in attempt to fix hitting
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    Posted May 24th, 2018 at 7:30 am No Comments »
    The sixth substantial post-release patch for MLB The Show 18 arrived early this morning. This is now the fifth update to directly alter the hitting system based on problematic consumer feedback, while the also-prominent pitching and fielding issues have been worked on at least three times each through those prior patches. The changes are substantial and could make a dramatic difference to success at the plate. Curiously the development team seems to be blaming the game for what they descr...
  • MLB The Show 18 takes a fourth shot at fixing the fielding and hitting
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    Posted May 17th, 2018 at 7:15 am No Comments »
    MLB The Show 18 today received another patch. It's the fourth out of five patches so far this year in a struggle to improve issues with the fielding and hitting that have plagued the game since release. Pitching, which has been worked on through pitch speeds in past updates, has not been affected by this latest one. ♦Fewer hard choppers, dribblers, and popups in online and local two-player games ♦Logic adjustments to increase the urgency of fielding in the infield. Specifically for D...
  • Super Mega Baseball 2 has received its first major patch
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    Posted May 15th, 2018 at 8:00 am No Comments »
    Super Mega Baseball 2 is definitely a "must have" (undeniably true on Xbox One where it's currently free) and just two weeks into its release Metalhead Software has delivered the first patch for the game. The original Super Mega Baseball was patched a few times and even got some new stadiums added but none of the individual updates were as substantial as this first one for the sequel. Some of the changes made came out of feedback during the beta period while other areas were identified and p...
  • MLB The Show 18 roster update includes the second set of ratings changes
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    Posted May 11th, 2018 at 3:30 pm No Comments »
    For just the second time this season a roster update has delivered attribute changes to MLB The Show 18. Unless otherwise noted, the ratings mentioned tie only into Diamond Dynasty where the numbers are lower across the board than in the game's base roster. Coming off a 16 strikeout performance that was followed by a no-hitter, to little surprise James Paxton (+2 to 84) has moved up but just misses out on going Diamond. He benefits from boosts in H/9 and K/9 categories. Paxton did not not...
  • Ronald Acuna Jr. and Shohei Ohtani headline latest roster update for MLB The Show 18
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    Posted May 4th, 2018 at 3:00 pm No Comments »
    Today's roster update for MLB The Show 18 is notable for developments related to the two most highly-touted rookies this season. Making his debut in MLB The Show is Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. while Shohei Ohtani will now be playable in a different way. After last week's update was the first to introduce ratings changes none have been made this week. Acuna has been given a base roster rating of 78 Overall with 'A' Potential for Franchise Mode. In Diamond Dynasty he's rated ...