Baseball Video Games Don't Decide Who's Left, Only Who's Right

Yesterday a reader sent me a screenshot in MLB 13 The Show of Nick Markakis, the Baltimore outfielder, taking his position at shortstop after pinch-hitting for J.J. Hardy. To a casual fan, it sort of sits there, waiting for you to guess what's wrong. Here's a hint: In real life, Markakis throws lefthanded. » 7/24/13 4:00pm 7/24/13 4:00pm

Hard-Luck Hurler Tosses a Perfect Game in MLB 2K's Million Dollar…

T.J. Brida, one of Kotaku's Gamers of the Year, and the hardest of hard-luck losers in MLB 2K's Million Dollar Challenge last year, finally threw a perfect game. He did it today with Cole Hamels and his beloved Philadelphia Phillies, against the Atlanta Braves. With 10 strikeouts and 81 pitches, he should be well… » 4/03/13 1:16pm 4/03/13 1:16pm

MLB 2K13's Million Dollar Challenge Fixes Exploit That Tarnished Last…

MLB 2K13 has been blasted for being little more than a re-skinned edition of last year's game, but 2K Sports did correct one of its most glaring exploits, at least—the means of altering an opponent's lineup during a Million Dollar Challenge game to better your chances of throwing a perfect game and winning a huge cash… » 4/01/13 12:30pm 4/01/13 12:30pm

Major League Baseball 2K13: The Kotaku Review

Major League Baseball 2K13 is an offensively recycled product and an embarrassment to sports video games. In my five years as Kotaku's sports writer, I've spent a good deal of time in comments defending the genre, and those who make its games, from the worn-out slur that annual sports titles are nothing but reskinned… » 3/09/13 12:00pm 3/09/13 12:00pm

Less Than Two Weeks Before Release, MLB 2K13 Gets a Trailer

Last month I cast doubt on the idea that MLB 2K13 would be noticeably different from MLB 2K12. This trailer from 2K Sports, released Thursday, shows me that I am wrong. MLB 2K13 will have the Houston Astros realigned to the American League, and they'll be wearing their new uniforms. So if you are a fan of the Houston… » 2/23/13 3:00pm 2/23/13 3:00pm

MLB 2K's Perfect Game Challenge is Back Under New—and, One Hopes,…

The Perfect Game Challenge offered by the Major League Baseball 2K series, tainted by allegations of cheating and rules loopholes last year, returns under a new format this time, its fourth in as many years. Though the million-dollar prize pool is still the same size, it will now divide the loot among 30 overall… » 2/11/13 1:00pm 2/11/13 1:00pm

Sports Video Gaming Must Face Its Own Era Of Excess

Wednesday was supposed to be a day of no news in Major League Baseball. There are no league games in January, of course; pitchers and catchers report to spring training in 29 days. And exit polling had long foreseen the shutout ballot, for the first time since 1996, that the Baseball Writers Association of America… » 1/13/13 7:30pm 1/13/13 7:30pm

What Can We Expect from MLB 2K13? Not Much, Probably.

2K Sports isn't saying anything more today about the surprise resurrection of its MLB 2K series » 1/09/13 1:30pm 1/09/13 1:30pm. When asked for an interview, a representative told me today's news release is all we're getting for now. So it's time to speculate on what this game may deliver, and my gut feeling is if we see anything more than a…