Archive for the ‘MLB: The Show’ Category
  • Shohei Ohtani may be included on MLB The Show 18’s shipped roster
    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
    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...
  • MLB The Show 18 developer stream dives into Batting Stance Creator and Practice Mode
    Posted February 16th, 2018 at 10:00 am No Comments
    This week's developer stream for MLB The Show 18 follows up on the news of earlier this week - the addition of a Batting Stance Creator and rain delays in Franchise Mode - while going into a number of other areas as well. Included among them are more throwback uniforms, various authenticity improvements made to stadiums, five new batting cameras, and the reveal of Frank Thomas as one of the new legends this year. ...
  • MLB The Show 18 introducing custom batting stances and rain delays
    Posted February 12th, 2018 at 1:00 pm 7 Comments
    The themed promotional weeks for MLB The Show 18 continue with this one focused on what's long been referred to as "the little things." Some of the additions for this year however really aren't "little" at all, including a new batting stance creator and the oft-requested rain delays and postponements for Franchise Mode. Also touched on in the video are improved home run and team specific celebrations and improved pitching animations. All these things and more will be discussed and shown furt...
  • First developer stream for MLB The Show 18 goes over gameplay
    Posted February 9th, 2018 at 8:45 am No Comments
    While details have so far been scarce regarding the improvements coming for MLB The Show 18 those will be coming over the next six weeks in themed roll-outs. This week is centered on gameplay, with info on changes to the hitting engine, an all-new tagging engine, and enhanced catcher AI and animations. Those areas and more were discussed on a live stream held by developers and included the announcement of a new legend in Vladimir Guerrero. ...
  • The look ahead for MLB The Show 18
    Posted February 7th, 2018 at 9:00 am 3 Comments
    While the initial trailer and feature reveal for MLB The Show 18 left something to be desired, the condensed promotional schedule means the info and looks at the game that fans are seeking will be coming in hot and heavy over the coming weeks. Here's the plan going forward with developer blogs early each respective week followed by Twitch live streams every Thursday. Week of Feb. 5: Gameplay/AI New Features and Improvements -Hitting engine changes, improved physics, new tagging engine, n...
  • First feature details and trailer for MLB The Show 18
    Posted February 5th, 2018 at 9:45 am 17 Comments
    Typically the first news and trailer for MLB The Show comes in early December but it was a much longer wait for MLB The Show 18 as some vague details on features and the first look at the game arrived today. Though neither of them really give away much about upgrades and additions to expect from the game it at least signifies the start of the more condensed promotional campaign which should make for a busy next six weeks. MLB The Show 18 was originally announced for an early release date ...
  • The four different editions of MLB The Show 18 and what they offer
    Posted November 7th, 2017 at 1:30 pm 13 Comments
    MLB The Show 18 has been officially unveiled with the announcement of Aaron Judge for the cover and the various pre-order incentives. Though there aren't any details on the upcoming game's actual features or improvements pre-orders naturally are getting pushed at this early stage. With four different options and retailer-specific bonuses a breakdown is provided below. Heavy Diamond Dynasty players will want to go for the Digital Deluxe, while the MVP Edition is probably the best option for e...