Archive for the ‘MLB: The Show’ Category
  • New players added with first MLB The Show 18 in-season roster update
    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...
  • Third MLB The Show 18 patch makes more adjustments to fielding
    Posted April 6th, 2018 at 3:30 pm No Comments »
    MLB The Show 18 has now been out for exactly two weeks and in that time has received three patches. Today's update again addresses fielding which has arguably been the most problematic gameplay-related area this year. "Fix for user controlled player to make sure his starting direction has the correct angle and ensures he is on the right path to make any potential catch. This adjustment should help with bad angles to the ball which led to potential misses." In an earlier patch fielding ...
  • Details on second patch for MLB The Show 18
    Posted April 3rd, 2018 at 8:00 am No Comments »
    Being first party has its benefits, including faster turnaround time on patches, and that's been seen already with MLB The Show 18 which has now released two of them within its first two weeks. Changes made in the latest which went out today are fairly minor but it is also believed that issues with the dynamic crowd attendance have been addressed in the update.  (more…)...
  • Press Row Podcast: MLB The Show 18 Review Roundtable
    Posted March 30th, 2018 at 8:45 am No Comments »
    MLB The Show 18 has released and we've assembled a small panel to talk all about the game on this episode of the Press Row Podcast. Everything from Diamond Dynasty, Road to the Show, Franchise, gameplay, the removal of modes, predictable trouble with the servers and more is discussed at length. Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS, on Android with the Stitcher app, or with Pocket Casts on iOS, Android, and Windows. The show can also now be found on the recently launched Goog...
  • Patch addresses issues identified in the first days of release for MLB The Show 18
    Posted March 29th, 2018 at 6:45 am No Comments »
    Outside of the predictable problems with servers, MLB The Show 18 has had a fairly clean release with only some early mild concerns over trouble fielding balls off the ground, pitch speed seemingly too low for fastballs, and PCI coverage not reaching the edges of the plate. The first patch for the game released today and actually addresses all those things and more. ♦Slight increase to pitching speeds across all gameplay modes. ♦Fielding animation adjustments to catch more balls just...
  • MLB The Show 18 also removed Season Mode
    Posted March 23rd, 2018 at 7:15 am No Comments »
    The news that Online Franchise was being removed with MLB The Show 18 was tough for many to accept, and though SCEA had been collecting pre-orders for months by then at least that information was being provided prior to release. What wasn't mentioned despite plenty of opportunity to do so along the way is that Season Mode had also gotten the axe. That's especially damaging news to those who planned to carry over Season saves that had been active with MLB 17 and may have even been played goin...
  • MLB The Show 18: The top rated players and PS Store 20% off coupon
    Posted March 22nd, 2018 at 8:45 am No Comments »
    Four players lead the way at the top of the ratings scale in MLB The Show 18 while another is just a single point from reaching the pinnacle. While that number is up from the two that began there last season, the group of players rated 90+ continues its slimming down which began a few years ago. Check out the full list of all players rated 88+ with the piece put together for Sporting News. These ratings come from the base roster which applies to modes such as Play Now and Franchise. Diamond...
  • Shohei Ohtani confirmed for the default roster in MLB The Show 18
    Posted March 21st, 2018 at 6:15 am No Comments »
    Back in February when Shohei Ohtani made a surprise appearance in a trailer for MLB The Show 18 the obvious conclusion to jump to was that he would be included on the game's shipped roster. Any promotional material with Ohtani would not have been approved by the league unless his rights had been secured in advance. SCEA never commented on his inclusion however leaving fans to wonder not just would he be in the game - avoiding the normal wait until mid-late April that nearly all new rookies s...