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    by Published on 12-09-2019 09:00 PM
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    In a joint statement, MLB, the MLBPA, Sony Interactive Entertainment, and San Diego Studio have announced a multi-year extension for development and distribution of MLB The Show. More noteworthy however, is the announcement that the title will now developed for additional consoles beyond PlayStation starting as early as 2021 with 'complete details announced at a later date.'

    Following the release of this news on social media, both the Nintendo and Xbox Twitter accounts responded, implying (confirming?) that the title will be coming to those consoles. While the possibility - or seeming likelihood - of MLB The Show coming to more platforms (read: no longer a PlayStation exclusive) is great news for sports gamers, it also raises a bevy of questions to be answered at a later date:

    Will the game be cross-platform? Will the San Diego Studio be the lone developer on non-PlayStation versions of the title? Will San Diego Studio no longer make PlayStation exclusive titles? Will there be some exclusive game aspects to keep PlayStation as the preferred console for the title? Did the title need to make this move to help cover expenses such as licensing costs or did MLB push them towards it?

    Continue on to see the press releases and tweets previously mentioned. ...
    by Published on 02-05-2019 12:00 PM
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    Today, Sony San Diego Studio released the gameplay trailer for MLB The Show 19 along with the developer content schedule for the year.

    The next MLB The Show 19 content will come on Thursday, February 7 with the 'gameplay trailer rewind,' presumably a blog or video detailing feature teases and new legends shown in the trailer.

    The first developer twitch stream arrives on February 14 with two streams, one showcasing overhauled defensive intelligence and the other on hitting advancements.

    Continue on to see the MLB The Show 19 Gameplay Trailer. ...
    by Published on 11-02-2018 06:00 PM
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    Free agent Bryce Harper will be the cover athlete for MLB The Show 19, available March 26, 2019. Once Harper announces his free agency decision, an updated cover featuring him with his new team will be revealed.

    Once again, EBGames/Gamestop will be the exclusive home of the $100 'Going Yard' Edition of the game that includes a limited edition hat and steelbook. The Digital Deluxe edition retails for $100 and includes numerous Diamond Dynasty packs and items. The $70 MVP Edition includes digital items and also the limited edition steelbook. All other retails will provide pre-orders with 10 Standard Packs and 1 Gold Player Choice Pack.

    Continue on to see the first MLB The Show blog detailing information on the pre-order bonuses and various versions of the game. ...
    by Published on 05-17-2018 01:30 PM
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    Another game update (1.09) is now available for MLB The Show 18.

    This update focuses on the frequency of hard choppers, dribbles, and pop-ups in online and local two-player games; logic adjustments for fielding in the infield, and adjustment to correct fair/foul ball detection on hits near foul poles in several stadiums, among other improvements.

    Continue on to see the patch notes. ...
    by Published on 05-01-2018 07:25 PM
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    Game update 1.08 is now available for MLB The Show 18.

    This update focuses on gameplay improvements and big fixes. Among the improvements include Plate Coverage Indicator adjustments, increased pitch speeds within Diamond Dynasty, as well as correcting several fielding bugs/issues.

    Continue on to see the full patch notes. ...
    by Published on 04-12-2018 04:55 PM
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    Thursday's MLB The Show 18 developer livestream focused on the live content coming to the game, namely within Diamond Dynasty.

    Show content centered on showcasing the flashbacks and legends available for the 30 MLB Teams as co-host Stephen Hass showed rewards for half of the league.

    Also discussed towards the end of the show were a new event ('Southpaws'), changes coming to the Ticket Counter, and the recent roster update.

    Continue on to watch an archived version of the livestream. ...
    by Published on 04-06-2018 10:00 AM
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    Game update 1.07 is now available for MLB The Show 18.

    Patch notes listed on-console contain many of the same details as listed for the 1.06, so exact details of the update are currently unknown.

    Continue on to see the listed notes for update 1.07. ...
    by Published on 04-03-2018 09:45 AM
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    Game update 1.06 is now available for MLB The Show 18. This update comes just one week after the release of game update 1.05.

    This update corrects an issue where the shortstop would not shift when an Extreme Shift had been called, improves head tracking on pickoff attempts, and addresses audio queues, among other improvements.

    Continue on to see the full list of improvements and items addressed in this update. ...
    by Published on 03-29-2018 09:00 AM
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    Game update 1.05 is now available for MLB The Show 18.

    This game update addresses gameplay issues, RTTS training attribute distribution, online fixes, and more.

    Continue on to see the full patch notes. ...
    by Published on 03-15-2018 02:21 PM
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    Today's MLB The Show 18 developer livestream focused on improvements to Franchise Mode.

    As disclosed in the developer blog, Franchise Mode will focus on streamlining the mode and making it easier and quicker for users to advance through seasons.

    Continue on to watch the Franchise Mode developer stream archive and TGT Recap. ...
    by Published on 03-15-2018 01:00 PM
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    A blog from MLB The Show designer Matt Schaeffer breaks down the improvements coming to MLB The Show 18.

    The year the mode focuses on streamlining the focus Franchise Mode in letting users decide which tasks they wish to handle. Franchise Mode has been divided into 19 unique phases to keep the user on task and clear on what they should do next.

    Users can play Franchise games in numerous ways, including Play Full Game, Critical Situations, Player Lock, Quick Manage, Manage Full game, and Retro Mode. Some of these options allow games to be completed in as little as five to ten minutes, allowing users to progress relatively fast through the season.

    Continue on to see the Franchise Mode developer blog. ...
    by Published on 03-08-2018 03:35 PM
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    Today's MLB The Show 18 developer livestream focused on improvements coming to Road to the Show.

    The mode will now feature player archetypes when creating your player that include rating limits (or caps) on specific attributes to help make players more realistic instead of being God-like across the board.

    Continue on to see the RTTS teaser video, the RTTS developer blog, RTTS gameplay videos, and the MLB The Show 18 dev livestream complete with the world-famous TGT Recap. ...
    by Published on 03-02-2018 11:00 AM
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    This week's MLB The Show 18 dev stream originated from Players Lounge in Scottsdale, Arizona. This livestream focused on new legends, new programs paradigm, and more within Diamond Dynasty.

    Continue on to see the archived livestream and to read the TGT recap. ...
    by Published on 02-26-2018 11:30 AM
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    Week number three of MLB Mondays Presented by GameStop focuses on the improvements coming to Diamond Dynasty in a video narrated by Lance Leahy and crew.

    This year Diamond Dynasty will feature dozens of new programs including a flexible program system allows users to choose which missions they want to play. Playing through challenges will help users ultimately reach the Immortal Legends, the best of the best to ever play the sport. MLB The Show 18 will feature 30 new legends.

    The attribute system has also been expanded beyond the previous 99 cap to help make legends more feared and respected on the diamond. For example, Nolan Ryan's card was shown with a K/9 rating of 125, Stamina of 116, and Clutch of 110.

    New Souvenirs can be collected and then dropped into The Exchange for rewards and players.

    The create-a-player system has been revamped by tying progression to position-specific programs.

    Continue on to see this week's MLB Mondays video. ...
    by Published on 02-22-2018 12:25 PM
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    Today's MLB The Show 18 developer livestream focused on commentary and presentation improvements.

    The stream detailed new color commentator Mark DeRosa of MLB Network, dynamic storylines, improved crowd and weather, and announced a new legend coming to the game: Bob Gibson.

    Continue on to see the archived livestream and to read the TGT recap. ...
    by Published on 02-19-2018 03:00 PM
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    The latest MLB The Show 18 MLB Mondays powered by GameStop video highlights some of the improvements coming to presentation and commentary in a video narrated by Kirby St. John.

    MLB Network's Mark DeRosa will join the commentator's booth as a color commentator alongside returning personalities Dan Plesac and play-by-play announcer Matt Vasgersian. The crew were able to record their lines together in the same studio this year as the development team aims to create a 'dynamic and adaptive commentary experience.'

    Other noted improvements include a revamped replay system including full-speed replays for the first time in the history of the franchise, improved in-game stadium atmosphere and overhauled attendance logic.

    Continue on to see the GameStop Mondays Commentary & Presentation video ahead of Thursday's Twitch dev stream which will go into greater detail. ...
    by Published on 02-15-2018 06:30 PM
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    This Thursday's MLB The Show 18 developer Twitch livestream focused on the Batting Stance Creator and 'The Little Things.' Among the new improvements shown off in the stream include numerous new alternate uniforms and custom practice mode.

    Continue on to watch the archived livestream here and to see the TGT recap. ...
    by Published on 02-12-2018 02:05 PM
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    The first MLB Mondays Powered by GameStop video of the year for MLB The Show 18 shows off several new additions coming to the game including Batting Stance Creator, Rain Delay & Fog, Team & Player Specific Celebrations, and improved pitching animations.

    Users will be able to edit batting stances for players should they change their stance during the course of the season. Among the editable aspects: Batting Stance, Hand Offset (X, Y, Z), Hand Rotation, Hand Wiggle Rotation, Back Elbow Offset, and Forward Foot Offset (Z, X) aka Front Foot Placement.

    Players will not react accordingly to the impact of their home run, meaning a game-winning homer will lead to a bigger celebration than a home run early in the game. Team and individual specific celebrations and traditions such as the Cubs' dancing pitchers, Aaron Judge's celebration, and the Judge's Chambers in New York will also be added to the game.

    Pitching animations have also been improved to show a more fluid throwing animation with more realistic arm slots and releases. Game atmosphere will also be more diverse with the addition of fog, improved rain, and rain delays.

    Also, NCAA Football fans might recognize the name of the developer narrating the video, Steve Merka, as he was a designer for the former EA Tiburon title and now works at Sony San Diego on MLB The Show.

    Continue on to see the first MLB Mondays video. ...
    by Published on 02-08-2018 06:25 PM
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    The first MLB The Show 18 developer stream is in the books and focused on Gameplay and AI.

    During the course of the 81-minute Twitch stream, MLB The Show designers showcased and explained some of the Gameplay and AI improvements coming to the game, including an All New Tagging Engine, improved Catcher Efficiency and Pitcher Fielding Efficiency, Hitting Engine Upgrades, while also providing a quick breakdown of the MLB The Show 18 trailer that was released on Monday. At the conclusion of the livestream, Vladimir Guerrero was revealed as one of the new legends coming to the game.

    Continue on to watch an archive of the stream and to check out the TGT recap. ...
    by Published on 02-05-2018 12:00 PM
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    The initial wave of gameplay information and details regarding MLB The Show 18 have been released.

    Sony San Diego started the release of information with the First Look Gameplay trailer and shortly thereafter the PlayStation Blog released a blog from Community Manager and Developer Ramone Russell with more details.

    Also, IGN has posted a 22-minute Let's Play with Russell covering gameplay improvements.

    Continue on to see the gameplay trailer, excerpts of the PS Blog, and a link to the IGN video. ...
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