Archive for the ‘Baseball’ Category
  • Proposed legislation would assist in the return of college sports video games
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    Posted March 19th, 2019 at 7:15 am No Comments
    It has been nearly six years since the release of NCAA Football 14. That game was the last of its kind - a college sports video game featuring all of the necessary licensed properties along with fully editable and shareable rosters. All these years later and there remains no imminent return of a college football game from EA Sports or any other publisher/developer. The Ed O'Bannon case ended in favor of active and retired athletes but with nothing resolved on the front of being able to co...
  • More on what’s new for Diamond Dynasty in MLB The Show 19
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    Posted March 12th, 2019 at 9:30 pm No Comments
    Late last month the new "Moments" mode within Diamond Dynasty was revealed. Now this week the developers are back to break down the rest of the additions and improvements to the team-building mode as a whole, which includes revamped Conquest, changes to rewards structure, new legends and various customization options. (more…)...
  • The new March to October mode for MLB The Show 19 has been revealed
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    Posted March 5th, 2019 at 9:00 am No Comments
    When Season Mode was found to have been removed from MLB The Show last year - a surprise that was left for consumers to discover only after the game had released - there were many disappointed that they would no longer have the simplicity and flexibility that it had offered. The announcement of a mode called "March to October" looked to be a possible Season Mode replacement with MLB The Show 19. In some sense it is - offering an abbreviated experience when compared to Franchise Mode - but...
  • Moments from history recreated through MLB The Show 19 Diamond Dynasty
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    Posted February 27th, 2019 at 6:30 am No Comments
    This week Diamond Dynasty is the focus of promotional efforts for MLB The Show 19, and that began with details on the new Moments mode being introduced into Diamond Dynasty. While recreating "moments" from the history of sport is nothing new to the genre, and additionally there are some elements crucial to being immersive that are lacking here, the new objectives should prove to be a value-add for Diamond Dynasty.  (more…)...
  • Out of the Park Baseball turns 20 with upcoming release
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    Posted February 26th, 2019 at 6:45 am No Comments
    The gold standard of sports management sims will reach its 20th edition when it releases next month. Out of the Park Baseball XX has now officially been announced with a date of March 22, however those that pre-order not only will receive a 10% discount but also get to start playing earlier on March 18. Out of the Park Baseball XX will introduce new integrated live services, a supercharged 3D in-game experience, modern baseball strategies, Perfect Team 2.0, and much more.  (more…)...
  • 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...