First News on MLB 14 The Show Comes From Taiwan, Not Sony

Assuming MLB 14 The Show releases on the first Tuesday of March, as the series has since 2008, then we're five weeks from its anticipated launch and we have to go to freaking Taiwan for our first look at gameplay video. The game hasn't even gotten an official release date. Sony, you owe baseball fans some news. Now. » 1/27/14 4:37pm 1/27/14 4:37pm

A-Rod May Not Be in MLB's Next Video Game, but Virtual PEDs Will

Alex Rodriguez was suspended yesterday for the entire 2014 Major League Baseball season. I've emailed the makers of MLB the Show to ask what this means as far as the roster of the next game, which releases in March. One thing that probably won't change, however, is The Show's own form of performance enhancing drugs. » 1/12/14 11:11am 1/12/14 11:11am

In a Sports Video Game, There Are No Second Acts

Trailing four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, it was apparent the Yankees were already thinking about room service. Koji Uehara, the Boston relief pitcher, barely needed the free-swinging help to extend his personal equivalent of a perfect game from 11 innings to 12 on just nine pitches. » 9/22/13 5:00pm 9/22/13 5:00pm

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

Can You Play a Game Without the National Anthem? I Do It All The Time.

Hat in right hand, right hand over heart, I raised my beer cup with my left and took a sip. Dad chided me for that, so I put it down. The singer was behind the beat on The Star-Spangled Banner. My thumb tapped against my cap's bill. A distinctly video-game thought came to me: Can't we just button through this? » 6/30/13 7:36pm 6/30/13 7:36pm

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

Dodger Fans Can Hit Carlos Quentin as Many Times as They Like Tonight

The Dodgers and Dodger fans want Carlos Quentin's ass on a platter but they will not get it. Not until June. But thanks to the magic of video games, and MLB 13 The Show's "The Show Live", you can hit him in every single plate appearance he should have made at Dodger Stadium tonight. » 4/15/13 4:30pm 4/15/13 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