Archive for the ‘MLB: The Show’ Category
  • Road to the Show improvements detailed for MLB The Show 19
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    Posted February 20th, 2019 at 7:45 am No Comments »
    This week sees the promotional efforts for MLB The Show 19 centered on its Road to the Show career mode. The primary improvements made this year are the removal of the ratings caps allowing players to once again reach 99s, the ability to define locker room personality for the character, and new training mini-games and performance-based challenges.  (more…)...
  • Details on MLB The Show 19 defense and hitting improvements
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    Posted February 12th, 2019 at 7:45 am No Comments »
    While disappointment abounds over the state of Franchise Mode in MLB The Show 19, with the confirmed absence of Online Franchise and the apparent lack of anything substantial being done for core (offline) Franchise, SCEA has rolled out details on something positive with a breakdown of gameplay improvements. The focus here is on defensive abilities and balancing the hitting engine, which last year in MLB 18 were the gameplay areas that created the most frustration for players.  (more&hell...
  • Trailer for MLB The Show 19 arrives along with info release schedule
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    Posted February 5th, 2019 at 9:45 am No Comments »
    Today SCEA released the first trailer for MLB The Show 19. As is generally the case with these trailers it's more flash than substance, so good then that it's accompanied by an upcoming promotional schedule that includes having listed potential improvements to the game and a few new features to speculate about ahead of their reveals. The streams begin on Thursday, Feb. 14 with a look at gameplay-specific improvements in the area of overhauled defensive intelligence and hitting advancement...
  • MLB The Show 19 will have a closed alpha
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    Posted November 21st, 2018 at 8:45 am No Comments »
    SCEA has announced a closed alpha for MLB The Show 19 that is currently scheduled to take place from Dec. 13-19. The alpha for the upcoming game due out Mar. 26 will include playable Events, Battle Royale, Play with Friends, and Diamond Dynasty vs CPU. Sign up to participate in the alpha here but inclusion is not guaranteed. Do so by November 27th to be in the pool of those eligible to be selected. Based on the details provided thus far regarding gameplay changes, the alpha looks to be...
  • 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...