A-Rod's Already Serving a Suspension—in a Video Game

You may be following the saga of Alex Rodriguez, who was suspended today by Major League Baseball for more than 200 games but kinda not really, because Rodriguez may continue to play as he appeals the penalty. He's expected to join the Yankees tonight in Chicago. Know where A-Rod isn't playing, though? MLB 13 The Show. » 8/05/13 5:00pm 8/05/13 5:00pm

Baseball's Video Game Diehards Savor a Slow Dance on the Basepaths

Paul Goldschmidt fishes for the 1-1 slider way outside of the strike zone. He kicks dirt over the batter's box chalk, walks in a counterclockwise semicircle, fidgets with the brim of his helmet, and digs back in. Jon Garland rolls his shoulders and sweeps his foot twice over the pitching rubber. Now I may press X. » 5/26/13 4:30pm 5/26/13 4:30pm

Winners Always Quit, and Quitters Always Win—If It's in a Video Game

After he carded a seven, then got the dreaded snowman on a par 5, then a six and a double-bogey on a par 3, I half expected to see Rory McIlroy slink off the green, feigning tooth pain. He'd come into this final round atop the leaderboard at 10-under par, and now saw all of that vaporized in the first four holes of a… » 3/31/13 4:30pm 3/31/13 4:30pm

MLB 13 The Show: The Kotaku Review

The oldest memory I have is of catching a baseball. Coming from a sports fan, this may sound like treacly, lump-in-your-throat stuff, but it's true. I was three years old. My father was mowing one side of our front lawn, I was standing in the other, and I underhanded a pop fly into the air. It hung up there forever and … » 3/06/13 8:00pm 3/06/13 8:00pm

New Caps, Old Parks Welcome You Back to The Show

Do sports video games deserve a spoiler alert? If I don't put one here, I'm sure someone will complain about it. Over the weekend I heard various reports of MLB 13 The Show being sold before it's supposed to hit shelves next week. Someone got their hands on a copy and have been feeding Operation Sports all kinds of… » 2/26/13 11:00am 2/26/13 11:00am

MLB 13 The Show Gets Seven New Stadiums—in the Minor Leagues

When I finish with my professional obligations in writing about MLB The Show and sit down to play it for my own enjoyment, I'm nearly 100 percent a Road to the Show player. That's the game's career mode, where you bring a guy out of the minor leagues into the majors and, one hopes, stardom. But like the other PS3… » 2/13/13 10:00am 2/13/13 10:00am

No Longer a Rookie, Bryce Harper Wants to Welcome You to The Show

He was the first teenager to make an All-Star Team in nearly 30 years and the first ever to do it as a position player. His team made the postseason, and he was the National League's rookie of the year.


Bryce Harper had a pleasant introduction to The Show this year. Sony hopes you'll have one next year, too. » 12/12/12 2:00pm 12/12/12 2:00pm

Your First Look at the Only Baseball You're Getting in 2013

The only baseball you're getting a console, anyway. These are the first screenshots released for MLB 13 The Show » 11/30/12 6:00pm 11/30/12 6:00pm, which had competition in name only for about the past five years, as ran a distant second with an expensive license that was exclusive in name only.