Archive for the ‘MLB: The Show’ Category
  • Franchise Mode details for MLB The Show 18
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    Posted March 15th, 2018 at 7:15 am No Comments »
    There's little doubt in recent years that Franchise Mode has taken a back seat in most sports games. MLB The Show is one of those which hasn't done much to progress the mode and this year is facing additional backlash over the decision to remove Online Franchise. Today the full details on what to expect out of Franchise Mode have been revealed and there really isn't that much new to go over. The main addition called "Phases" assists by surfacing important information. It's possible someth...
  • Press Row Podcast: The Changing Show
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    Posted March 9th, 2018 at 11:45 am No Comments »
    With just two weeks until MLB The Show 18 arrives the final details on what to expect from the game are being revealed. Whether it regards the improvements and additions, or in one case a prominent subtraction, pre-release anticipation for the game has now reached its peak. The removal of Online Franchise has sparked backlash from fans of the mode, who despite being relatively low in numbers are understandably frustrated given the lack of support it has received over the last four years a...
  • Full details on Road to the Show changes in MLB The Show 18
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    Posted March 8th, 2018 at 10:30 am No Comments »
    While Road to the Show in MLB The Show has become stagnant over the years the career mode has remained compelling for many because it has always executed the basics well and the structure has simply been a natural fit for baseball. Last year a documentary style presentation was added to bring in some story elements but it wasn't the dramatic change that some other sports games have made turning their career modes into story modes. For MLB The Show 18 there again won't be a shift to a stor...
  • New MLB The Show 18 video puts the spotlight on Road to the Show
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    Posted March 7th, 2018 at 1:30 pm No Comments »
    This week the promotion for MLB The Show 18 is centered on Road to the Show, and while the blog that was to detail the improvements for this year is overdue to arrive (was scheduled to be out yesterday) there is a video that has been released going over the basics. There isn't too much new to glean from the trailer with the exception of what would appear to be progression taking on a more results-oriented approach. Previously mentioned changes for RTTS that will be gone into more later this ...
  • Online Franchise has been cut from MLB The Show 18
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    Posted March 3rd, 2018 at 8:30 am No Comments »
    As Ultimate Team and Diamond Dynasty modes exploded in popularity and their ability to generate digital revenue soared, Online Franchise in games not named Madden began to be seen as fringe by developers. They've been left lacking core features, rarely been updated, and issues with them have often been ignored in post-release support. NHL for one decided to just dump it for good after struggling to get it to run properly. Now MLB The Show is also going away from the mode completely. The m...
  • New Diamond Dynasty features for MLB The Show 18
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    Posted February 26th, 2018 at 9:00 am No Comments »
    It's Diamond Dynasty week for MLB The Show 18 and the news begins with the primary features and improvements being laid out in a new video. Earlier promotional weeks centered on gameplay, features, and presentation. New this year is a flexible Program system, attributes ratings that can well exceed 100, collectible souvenirs, created player progression tied to position specific programs, and 30 new legends. Maybe somewhat surprising though isĀ there's no mention of anything to do with mak...
  • Shohei Ohtani may be included on MLB The Show 18’s shipped roster
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    Posted February 22nd, 2018 at 9:15 am No Comments »
    Shohei Ohtani makes his way to MLB as one of the most hyped international players ever. Not only do the Los Angeles Angels have an anticipated top-of-the-rotation starter but he can pinch hit, DH, or play the outfield on his pitching off-days. While we don't yet know how MLB The Show 18 will handle that kind of usage from a management perspective, it does appear that he will be in the game much sooner than expected. Ohtani is seen on the mound in a new trailer for MLB The Show 18 promotin...
  • MLB The Show 18 brings another change to the commentary booth
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    Posted February 19th, 2018 at 2:30 pm No Comments »
    The first themed promotional week for MLB The Show 18 focused on gameplay and the second was on features. This week is all about presentation. Mark DeRosa of MLB Network is the new personality joining the commentary team replacing Harold Reynolds. It's a quick departure for Reynolds who joined The Show as an analyst just last year along with Dan Plesac. Long time play-by-play man Matt Vasgersian and Plesac remain in the booth alongside DeRosa. A revamped replay system and new crowd ani...