MLB '09: The Show

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  1. flashboom

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    MLB the show is the best baseball game for years. Why no discussion on it?.
     
  2. djskribbles

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    Maybe because there aren't many baseball fans here? There seems to be a relatively low amount of sports fans here. I love sports in general, and I like baseball, but I suck at baseball games. I was really impressed with the demo though.
     
  3. patsu

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    Because I'm still trying to learn the game. Do you have time to make a video guide ? ^_^
     
  4. 2real4tv

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    Iam hearing its really hard to hit in the game was 08 like that, I need to get me a baseball game.
     
  5. patsu

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    I am considering buying a strategy book for the game. I have never bought one for any game before. Will have to check it out this time.
     
  6. Scott_Arm

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    This is a game that I'd like to try, but I'm just not a big enough baseball fan to buy it.
     
  7. patsu

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    I am not a baseball fan too, but I bought it. :)
    Now trying to learn baseball.

    EDIT: Okay, I finished one game. It's not as difficult as I thought. The user interface is sleek, functional and simple to use (Thank God !). Rookie difficulty limits gameplay to timing only (instead of timing and guessing pitch location for example). It's tricky to lock down the timing though. My kid has higher batting rate than me.

    The harder part is pitching. Still confused. @_@

    There are several modes in this game too (Manager mode, Road to the Show, Quick game, Exhibition, etc.). No idea what they are, and how to play yet.
     
  8. the ignoramus

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    I finally picked this game up, after having played the demo for almost a solid month.

    I said it before, I'll say it again, good Lord this game looks good. I admit, I've a fetish for sharp looking games that run above 30 fps, but I find the overall look of The Show to be more stunning than Re5 and KZ2. For those with FullHD television, this is the definitive 1080/60 experience on consoles.
    But that's not even the half of it, I dont play sports games at all, yet I'm getting sucked in by the gameplay (particularly pitching) simply because of how well its presented. I still cant bat worth a damn, however.
     
  9. patsu

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    New patch available: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=15628341&postcount=1335

     
  10. Enzyme

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    You don't suppose they'll release this game outside of the US, right?
    I was kinda looking forward to being able to play a baseball game, but I haven't seen it anywhere in stores here.
     
  11. patsu

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    http://www.examiner.com/x-6894-SF-C...how-is-the-best-baseball-game-Ive-ever-played

    Every time I see the MLB 2009 game casing, I felt a little tug to put it into the PS3. Too bad it's too difficult for me (I can't understand what's going on :-D). I can't hit for sh*t. Pitching is easier.

    Hey Sony, make it noob friendly by using your new motion tech (You guys are probably doing it as we speak).
     
  12. patsu

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    Finally saw a really detailed post on how MLB 2009 pitching and batting works:
    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=16648260&postcount=1438

     
  13. patsu

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    Hah, just want to say a friend came to my office 5 minutes ago, and taught me how to play MLB 2009 ^_^
    I didn't even know he has a PS3 all this time. [Smack forehead]

    I finally know how batting and pitching work in the game now (Contrary to what I thought, pitching is the more tricky one). It's not straightforward and the manual is useless (Phhpfff !). They definitely need to incorporate the new controller in this game.
     
  14. patsu

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    New stadium for MLB '10 The Show:
    http://kotaku.com/5383836/re+creating-a-stadium-before-its-first-pitch-is-thrown

     
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    Instead of taking that time on building stadia, they need to work on the networking stack.

    They apparently do not have a game that's playable online.
     
  16. patsu

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    I haven't ventured online for this game but I have heard lag problems. If online is not playable, what are these guys doing on Gamebattles ?
    http://gamebattles.com/ps3/mlb-09-the-show/
    (Some guy won a $10K tournament ?)

    I guess theignoramus should know more since he plays the game according to his GAF posts.
     
  17. patsu

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    MLB The Show 2010 announcement:
    http://www.gaming-age.com/cgi-bin/previews/preview.pl?sys=ps3&game=mlb10

    I think based on forum posts, people are looking forward to:
    * Better online performance
    * Using new motion controller to simplify the gameplay and make it more immersive

    I wonder if 3D TV will improve or screw up the gameplay.
     
  18. ShadowWolf64

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    Im glad they are improving the online play for next year's version of the game...Can't wait...
     
  19. wco81

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    Well, haven't they been promising improvements -- or sounds more like fixing it as I hear online is unplayable in previous versions -- for years?

    People were saying they can't even play it online at all and they haven't bothered to patch it.

    So did they hire some engineers who know how to write networking code that works?
     
  20. patsu

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    I was digging for new controller info but found this official survey on MLB The Show's online features @ Sports Operation:
    http://www.operationsports.com/forums/scea-sports-mlb-09-feedback-forum/305150-online-feedback.html

    Might want to scan through it quickly to see what was communicated to the dev team.

    EDIT: ESPN has a preview on the game:
    http://sports.espn.go.com/videogames/news/story?id=4749938

     
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