Archive for the ‘Baseball’ Category
  • 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...
  • MLB The Show 19 will have a closed alpha
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    Posted November 21st, 2018 at 8:45 am No Comments
    SCEA has announced a closed alpha for MLB The Show 19 that is currently scheduled to take place from Dec. 13-19. The alpha for the upcoming game due out Mar. 26 will include playable Events, Battle Royale, Play with Friends, and Diamond Dynasty vs CPU. Sign up to participate in the alpha here but inclusion is not guaranteed. Do so by November 27th to be in the pool of those eligible to be selected. Based on the details provided thus far regarding gameplay changes, the alpha looks to be...
  • Another substantial update has been delivered for Super Mega Baseball 2
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    Posted October 24th, 2018 at 1:30 pm No Comments
    After some teasing in recent weeks to raise anticipation the patch with new content and numerous improvements for Super Mega Baseball 2 arrived today. The DLC introductions include a new stadium and additional customization options, to go along with a considerable number of gameplay and Pennant Race improvements. (more…)...
  • Press Row Podcast: First NBA 2K19 news and Super Mega Baseball 2 interview
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    Posted June 8th, 2018 at 7:00 am No Comments
    Before the avalanche of news comes from EA Play and E3 the latest developments in the sports gaming world are discussed in this episode of the Press Row Podcast. Among those topics are NBA 2K19's reveal of the 20th Anniversary Edition (strangely for its 19th year) and who will find the $100 package worth buying, plus Terrell Owens, cover athlete for the Hall of Fame Edition of Madden NFL 19, has decided not to attend the enshrinement ceremony and how that could affect EA Sports' marketing pl...
  • Hitting concerns addressed yet again with latest MLB The Show 18 patch
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    Posted June 7th, 2018 at 7:30 am No Comments
    The problems with the hitting system in MLB The Show 18 have not been solved despite five patches directly attempting to fix them and now another has arrived today that makes changes intended to provide more consistent results. Whether it be a PCI that has randomly moved during swings or poor contact off good timing and good placement it has been a frustrating year at the plate, with online games especially affected from the last update resulting in agonizingly low scoring games often stretc...
  • MLB The Show 18 patches in PCI changes in attempt to fix hitting
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    Posted May 24th, 2018 at 7:30 am No Comments
    The sixth substantial post-release patch for MLB The Show 18 arrived early this morning. This is now the fifth update to directly alter the hitting system based on problematic consumer feedback, while the also-prominent pitching and fielding issues have been worked on at least three times each through those prior patches. The changes are substantial and could make a dramatic difference to success at the plate. Curiously the development team seems to be blaming the game for what they descr...