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Batter? I hardly even know her!
I was ready for last year’s The Show to be its PS3 swansong, I was feeling it. It’s not that it wasn’t good. It was as good as it ever was. But there were signs of age. The same old horrifying fan models in ... read feature

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MLB: The Show

MLB: The Show: Quick Count, Player Lock make games faster


Optional, of course
Feb 26
If you want to be able to breeze through games more quickly, MLB 14: The Show has two new options. Quick Count starts off every at bat in an advanced count (3-0, 1-2, etc.), partly based on the pitcher/batter matchup. Not a ... read
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Also new gameplay features
We had a chance to take a peek at the PS4 version of MLB 14 The Show this past week at a preview event, and it was clear from the get go that the game benefits greatly from the power that the PS4 provides. Now, it's not like ... read feature

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MLB 14 The Show PS4

MLB 14 The Show: Cover athlete, first PS4 footage teased


Drawing up to 40,000 individual hairs!
Nov 04
Your new MLB The Show cover athlete is in -- it's Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera. I didn't vote for him, but he's my cover athlete. Cabrera was revealed this evening on MLB Network at the Player's Choice Awards. Play... read
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New releases

New releases: Construction finishes on SimCity


Plus Tomb Raider, Naturo, and Castlevania
Mar 04
This Monday heralds a week of mayoral responsibilities and the raiding of trap-laden tombs, both of which undoubtedly require similar skill sets. As much as I'm a big fan of Ms. Croft, and it seems like her latest outing is ... read
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Beginner mode, ramped up offense, and a host of cool new features
October was a hell of a month here in San Francisco. There’s nothing like sports to shore up the bonds of comradely in otherwise disparate, eclectic pockets of the world. Just look at how the Olympics create a national ... read feature

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Andrew McCutchen is your MLB 13 The Show cover athlete


Pittsburgh Pirates star to grace this year's cover
Jan 12
Box art is kind of a big deal. Bioshock Infinite's generic packaging landed Irrational Games in hot water last month and now Sony and Major League Baseball have created some excitement of their own. Nearly half a million... read
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Hope springs eternal: First look at MLB 13 The Show


Root, root, root for the DODGERS!
Jan 04
It's a new year, a time for new beginnings. Soon the ice shall begin to retreat, birds and leaves will return to the trees, and each passing day will bring us closer and closer to the most joyous time of year. I'm talking ab... read
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MLB 13 The Show to release March 5


Fans will decide cover athlete
Nov 26
It seems like only weeks ago that men stopped hitting balls with bats and running in circles. When one sport's season ends, I believe one should get to take a breath and think, "well, I don't have to come up with anything wit... read
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Leading 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth at AT&T Park with the heart of the order coming up, the division rival Padres brought out their new closer, Houston Street, to wrap up their victory. Street’s idiosyncratic win... read feature

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Sony San Diego has consistently produced well-regarded MLB The Show titles that easily outclassed other simulation baseball games. The studio has for years been fighting the stagnation that typically results from a lack of st... read feature

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MLB 2K12 supports new playoff format, MLB 12 doesn't yet


Mar 05
Last Friday, Major League Baseball announced that it will be expanding its playoff format to a ten-team field starting this season: each league's three division champions will get a first-round bye while the four- and five-se... read
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Buy MLB 12 The Show on PS3 and Vita together, save $20


Mar 05
Sony's critically acclaimed MLB The Show series is making its way to the company's shiny new handheld, the PlayStation Vita, this year. The PS3 version of MLB 12 The Show costs $60, as usual, and Sony is charging $40 for the ... read
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Sony San Diego experimented with motion controls in MLB 11 The Show last year, implementing basic PlayStation Move support in a fringe game mode, Home Run Derby. The inclusion of Move controls in a casual party game and ... read feature

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New Destructoid Show: Dragon Age Nazi Dinosaurs?!


Mar 18
Good evening and happy Friday, handsome readers of Destructoid! I would make a Rebecca Black joke, but I'm sure you've heard them all by now so let's get on with the program. On today's episode of Destructoid, Max gets ... read
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Keeping annualized sports franchises fresh year after year is an unenviable task, especially within the constraint of a ten- or eleven-month development cycle. Generally, sports-game developers endeavor to bring a few importa... read feature

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When I first checked out MLB 11 The Show a few weeks ago, I spent a portion of the hands-on demo playing the game in 3D. I also tried the Home Run Derby mode, which debuted last year and now supports PlayStation Move. Sony S... read feature

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Sony’s competitor in the baseball space, 2K Sports’ Major League Baseball 2K franchise, has included analog-stick controls for years. But the folks at Sony San Diego, the studio behind the MLB The Show series, vow... read feature

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MLB 11 'Yankee Killer' trailer has revisionist history


Feb 07
Sony has just released a new trailer for MLB 11 The Show, and this one features Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer, who is on the cover of the game for the second year in a row. I wasn't aware that Mauer's performance against... read
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Help MLB 10 The Show donate to cancer research


Jun 10
SCEA, MLB, and the Stand Up to Cancer organization have all partnered up for a new program that will bring money to cancer research. You're part of the plan too, dearest gamer. SCEA says that they will donate $10 to SUtC for ... read
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Simulation sports games have a doubly difficult job: not only are they tasked with delivering a realistic playable version of a particular sport, but they also must present an experience that looks and sounds like a televisio... read feature

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Sony welcomes you to MLB 10 The Show in launch trailer


Feb 12
I don't understand how people can dislike sports, or how they can simply not get into them. When I watch the above trailer for MLB 10 The Show, it sends chills down my spine. The trailer intersperses gameplay footage with si... read
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GoW III, MLB 10 The Show, Splinter Cell: Conviction on GTTV tonight


Feb 11
GameTrailers TV sure has a lot of awesome stuff in store for viewers tonight -- and what's great is that there's something for everybody in the episode that will be airing on Spike at 12:30 AM ET/PT. First up is a visit... read
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Sony shows off MLB 10 The Show's real-time presentation


Feb 11
MLB 09 The Show was a fantastic game, but as with most great games, there were some small nagging issues that annoyed me. One of them was a presentation thing: you'd often see multiple cuts of the same in-game event (and I'm... read
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MLB 10 The Show classic stadiums are pre-order bonus DLC


Jan 26
In my December preview of MLB 10 The Show, I mentioned that the game will include a number of classic stadiums that are new to the MLB The Show franchise, such as the Polo Grounds and Forbes Field. The fact sheet for the game... read
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Joe Mauer cover for MLB 10 The Show unveiled, out March 2


Jan 07
Sony has released the final box art for MLB 10 The Show, and it’s ... very blue. You can check out the full cover image, featuring AL MVP Joe Mauer, in the gallery below. While it’s nice to see a cover design that... read
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Back of MLB 10 The Show box confirms what we told you


Dec 19
Earlier this week, I gave you a first-look, hands-on preview of MLB 10 The Show. In it, I discussed some of the improvements and additions that Sony San Diego is bringing to the game, including the new Catcher Mode, a better ... read
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AL MVP Joe Mauer is the MLB 10 The Show cover athlete


Dec 17
Sony’s finally taking the MLB The Show cover out of the Northeast. Joe Mauer, the 2009 American League Most Valuable Player, will grace the cover of MLB 10 The Show, the next iteration in Sony San Diego’s acclaime... read
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Thanks to two straight stellar games, the MLB The Show series has cemented itself as the best baseball simulation available by far. MLB 09 The Show managed to sell 305,000 copies in March 2009 on the PS3, coming in at #6 on t... read feature

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MLB The Show dev painstakingly recreates in-game stadiums


Oct 18
The New York Yankees eliminated the Minnesota Twins in Game 3 of their 2009 American League Division Series matchup last week, and that baseball game is the last one that will ever be played in Minneapolis’ Hubert H. Hu... read
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2008 AL MVP Dustin Pedroia is your MLB 09 The Show cover athlete


Jan 08
I’m a die-hard Yankee fan, yeah -- but first and foremost, I’m a baseball fan, so I have no problem admitting that Dustin Pedroia is highly deserving of the cover of Sony’s MLB 09 The Show. The Red Sox secon... read
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Demo impressions: MLB 08: The Show


Feb 22
Thus far, Sony is the only first-party developer that has attempted to challenge the dominance of 2K Sports’ MLB 2K series. As SCEA’s first “next-gen” baseball effort, last year’s MLB 07: The Sho... read






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