Archive for the ‘Other Baseball Games’ Category
  • Review of Out of the Park Baseball 17
    Posted March 21st, 2016 at 1:15 pm 4 Comments »
    The long-running Out of the Park Baseball series has a stunning record of consistency. In entering its 17th edition the PC management simulator has averaged a score that exceeds 85 on Metacritic and last year hit its high mark of 91 through the review aggregator. The reliable nature of the series - consumers know precisely what they're getting and that it'll be a quality product - has reached a new level this year with the introduction of MLBPA licensing and new features that capitalize...
  • Out of the Park Baseball 17’s minor leagues include some fascinating former players
    Posted March 17th, 2016 at 1:30 pm No Comments »
    When reading that Out of the Park Baseball 17 features historical minor leagues that go all the way back to 1919 it's easy to not fully grasp what that actually means for the product. There are well over 100,000 real players included and all the minor league affiliates. Among them are plenty of interesting stories of players who never reached the majors. With that in mind I first wanted to pull out some names from the past that went on to have success in other professions from sports to ...
  • Out of the Park Baseball 17 conducting a Tournament of Champions
    Posted March 8th, 2016 at 5:00 pm 1 Comment »
    One of the big new features to Out of the Park Baseball 17 is the new Historical Exhibition Mode. Beginning this week, leading up to and through release, OOTP will be conducting "Baseball's Tournament of Champions" to determine the best team of all-time. 16 teams will be included, with the first 12 having been determined by a panel of nine baseball experts that include ESPN's Tim Kurkjian, MLB Network's Brian Kenny, and former player/current analyst C.J. Nitkowski. The first 12 teams in ...
  • Press Row Podcast: Legends of the Past and Present
    Posted March 7th, 2016 at 9:45 am 2 Comments »
    The latest episode of the Press Row Podcast welcomes in some guests from two of the most prestigious sports video games franchises being made today. First up it's an interview with gameplay director Mike Wang and gameplay producer Scott O'Gallagher from NBA 2K to discuss the challenge of fitting Stephen Curry into the simulation basketball franchise. How does shooting system currently in place in NBA 2K16 work, what are its limitations, and are there plans being made to give him additio...
  • Out of the Park Baseball 17 features revealed; MLBPA licensing debuts in series
    Posted February 19th, 2016 at 5:45 am 3 Comments »
    The terrific PC management franchise Out of the Park Baseball will now feature the complete suite of Major League Baseball licensing. It was announced today that Out of the Park Baseball 17, due out on March 22, will include the MLBPA licensing. Last year the series added the and MiLB licenses. While the MLBPA has not been necessary for real player names in the series there are features that can now be provided that otherwise would not have been possible. The big one is called F...
  • RBI Baseball 16 coming this spring
    Posted January 23rd, 2016 at 11:15 am 9 Comments »
    The reboot of RBI Baseball will be returning for its third season. MLBAM announced today that RBI Baseball 16 will release this spring on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and mobile. It remains the only licensed MLB game on XB1, but has recently been joined by the terrific unlicensed Super Mega Baseball to give fans at least a choice of games on the console. It has been a rough return for the series, with the game having been met coldly due to lack of features, poor post-release support, high...
  • Video game legend Ken Griffey Jr. inducted into MLB Hall of Fame
    Posted January 6th, 2016 at 3:15 pm 11 Comments »
    He'll be remembered as one of the best baseball players of all-time, but also as a video game icon. Ken Griffey Jr. was today inducted into the Hall of Fame becoming the 51st player to make it in on their first ballet. Though not unanimous as three voters inexplicably left him off, he goes in with over 99% of the vote, the highest percentage in history. Between 1994 and 1999, Griffey was the face of four different Nintendo games: Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball (1994), Ken...
  • Out of the Park Baseball 16 on sale through the World Series
    Posted October 27th, 2015 at 10:15 am No Comments »
    The highly acclaimed PC baseball simulator Out of the Park 16 is now on sale through November 4. The game is being offered for $75% off - that's just $10! It can be purchased on Steam or directly from its official website. OOTP 16 features for the first time in series history the license which means all the real league and team branding is built-in, joining all the real players which have always been included. Additionally the game has a number of improvements and additions from p...