Postseason sports means time for sports game developers to predict champions. Going against two heavy favorites in Philadelphia and the New York Yankees, MLB 2K10 says the Giants will win their first World Series since moving to San Francisco in 1958.
Cincinnati's Aroldis Chapman will be the second rookie to debut as the fastest thrower in all of video game baseball when he and his 103-mph heater are uploaded to MLB 2K10 sometime later this evening.
Visual Concepts, the 2K Sports in-house studio handling NBA 2K, NHL 2K and MLB 2K, cut roughly 30 positions, Take-Two Interactive confirmed today. Very few jobs, if any, came from the studio's upcoming NBA 2K11, its biggest moneymaker.
2K Sports says it's resolved freezes and server outages in MLB 2K10, which came as gamers went to collect a rare Achievement/Trophy timed to the All-Star Game. Users still have until the end of today to pick that up.
Like an eclipse or an obscure comet sighting, tomorrow is the only day on the calendar you may pick up this Silver PSN trophy or 40 Gamerscore Xbox Live achievement, in MLB 2K10. So be ready when it comes.
As promised, MLB 2K10 won the race to be the first to put Washington Nationals' phenom Stephen Strasburg into the official roster, and their version is nothing short of superhuman. Try a 102-mph fastball.
Stephen Strasburg could be appearing on your video game console as soon as midnight, and when he does, he'll be the 15th-best starting pitcher in all of MLB 2K10 - just seven innings into his career.
It's the bottom of the fourth and that SOB Dallas Hodges is squeezing the zone low and away, again. Strike three went by like a freight train and Hodges just stared at it like a cow. This ump's a disgrace.
In the last couple of months, both Wade McGilberry and Dallas Braden pitched perfect baseball games. Only Braden is a pro athlete. But McGilberry makes a lot more money.
When Katy McGilberry of Semmes, Ala. came home from work Monday to find her husband, Wade, surrounded by cameras, holding a ridiculously large check for a ridiculously large amount, she felt like she was going to have a baby. Literally.
In January, 2K Sports put up a $1 million prize for the first person to pitch a perfect game in MLB 2K10. Today an Alabama man is $1 million richer.
The more true-to-life the machine simulation, the more repulsive humans find it. That's the "uncanny valley." After hundreds of games I realize baseball on my Xbox 360 and PS3 will always battle that conundrum - and not in their visuals.
Maybe no other sport is influenced this much by irregular stadium dimensions. Maybe no other sport has fans who'd care about this. But how you see a baseball game on TV is unique, park-to-park. In video games, however, it's uniform.
Baseball season is officially here, and GameStop's first pitch allows PC gamers to score MLB 2K10 for less than the price of a hot dog at the stadium.
After vowing yesterday a patch fixing a bad multiplayer glitch and punching up the game's AI had been "fast-tracked" for delivery, MLB 2K10's team backed it up today with the arrival of the game's first Xbox 360 patch, sometime overnight.
A fix correcting a debilitating dead-end bug for players connecting to random ranked matches in MLB 2K10 could go live as early as this week. The patch addressing the error contains a multitude of other fixes as well.
The patch that presumably will solve MLB 2K10's connectivity problems in online multiplayer has been finished and submitted for certification on the Xbox 360, meaning the fix should be arriving shortly.
If MLB 2K9 had been an actual ballplayer, last year's performance would have sent it to the minors, if not the waiver wire. After a soul-searching offseason, 2K Sports decided to focus on the fundamentals for MLB 2K10.
Barely two days after release and MLB 2K10 players are boasting they've pitched perfect games - worth a $1 million bounty to the first to do so, verifiably. But cool your jets, we won't know for sure for a while.
We're in day three of MLB 2K10's release, and also day three of MLB 2K10's multiplayer problems. While player-to-player game invitations are said not to be involved, many are having problems connecting to ranked matches. The solution requires a patch.