Even the All-Stars are Role Players in MLB 11 The Show

Sitting there with my DualShock in my lap, I struggled to recall the last time a video game blindsided me this hard, much less at a point this early in playing it. I'd ranked up at a respectable rate, gained a fast understanding of my abilities and the situations in which they were useful. I was fearless and, I… » 3/17/11 10:00pm 3/17/11 10:00pm

MLB 11 The Show is Still The Finest in the Field

I've seen the big leagues, son. I've squinted at the lights at Fenway as the sun makes a cotton candy sky behind the Citgo sign in left. But I ain't there right now. I'm down here chewing on grass, pitching in my third game in as many days, deep in the well of the low minor leagues, where the uniforms are washed every… » 3/13/11 8:30pm 3/13/11 8:30pm

Nickels, Dimes, Pennants, Pennies or Points, Sports Gamers Still Get…

>It didn't take long after MLB 11 The Show's release for everyone to notice its microtransactions menu and give it a good public flogging. While I don't claim that these things are in anyone's interest other than the publisher's, gamers do a fantastic job of making this out to be a more odious threat than it really is. » 3/12/11 6:00pm 3/12/11 6:00pm

Baseball Rivals Play Dueling Cameras [Updated]

Kotaku may have kicked off a fad last year, with our post on how to make your video game baseball presentation conform to real life broadcasting angles. MLB 2K11 directly cited the work as an inspiration behind its new broadcast presentation. MLB 11 The Show was assuredly thinking the same thing when it introduced… » 3/10/11 6:00pm 3/10/11 6:00pm