Archive for the ‘MLB: The Show’ Category
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • New patch for MLB The Show 18 further addresses the most pressing gameplay issues
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    Posted May 1st, 2018 at 4:15 pm No Comments »
    Three areas of gameplay that have been heavily scrutinized since release are at the center of another patch for MLB The Show 18. Issues have been identified with the PCI jumping up or down during a swing, fielders struggling to make a play on balls that they should be able reach, and fastball speeds that have made the pitch practically unusable in online games. The latest update to MLB The Show 18 hits on all three of those problematic areas. However, pitch speed has only been adjusted fo...
  • Details on the first ratings changes for MLB The Show 18
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    Posted April 27th, 2018 at 12:45 pm No Comments »
    Today's roster update for MLB The Show 18 is the first to include ratings changes. While it's still relatively early in the season enough data is now present to justify making those changes but the upgrades and downgrades have been kept somewhat minimal considering it has only been a month. The specific ratings mentioned here belong to Diamond Dynasty mode where the numbers are lower across the board than those found in the rest of the game. Of greatest interest are the players in Diamond...
  • New players added with first MLB The Show 18 in-season roster update
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    Posted April 9th, 2018 at 9:00 am No Comments »
    With the notable exception of Shohei Ohtani, players are added to MLB The Show after becoming members of the MLBPA which requires having made a single appearance in a major league game. The first in-season roster update for MLB The Show 18 has gone out and includes 22 new rookies that have debuted and a number of other players added to team rosters. The first changes to player ratings won't occur until late this month. The highest rated rookie to be added in this first wave comes in at 79...