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NiCK Crush 01-08-09 09:10 PM

MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 
http://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/270337b.jpg

'08 Has probably become my most played game of ALL TIME. I can't imagine it getting any better, but then again, that's what I thought when I played 07 --> 08.

March 3rd can't come quick enough.

chrisih8u 01-08-09 09:14 PM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 
Pedroia :up:

PopcornTreeCt 01-08-09 09:15 PM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 
Pedroia :down:

NiCK Crush 01-08-09 09:30 PM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 

Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt (Post 9184952)
Pedroia :down:

Agreed. I was annoyed with the selection. But I'm going to be playing the game, not staring at the cover.

DaveWadding 01-08-09 09:34 PM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 
Another year of MVP 05 on the PC for me. :up:

NiCK Crush 01-08-09 10:28 PM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 
MLB '09: The Show includes the following improvements:

* Road to the Show 3.0: The new version of the popular mode includes an all-new steal and lead-off system, and more interaction with the player's coaches.
* Franchise 2.0: Now includes salary arbitration, waiver transactions, September call-ups, and the 40-man roster.
New Yankee Stadium as it appears in-game.
* Improved online play: Now includes flex scheduling to allow players to play out-of-order games, and Roster Vault option to allow gamers can create their own custom rosters and upload them online for other gamers to use.
* Custom Music/Replays: Gamers will also be able to store their favorite songs to their PlayStation 3 and assign them to be played at various points in the game, including a batter's walk-up animation. Players may also create custom taunts.
* Hotshot Fielding: The game now includes more dynamic fielder reactions and animations, as well as improved bare-handed flips.
* Progressive Batting Performance: Player abilities can improve or regress depending on how the gamer plays.
* Post Game/In Game Pitcher and Batter Analysis: Pitch Analysis is a breakdown of all the pitches thrown during the current game being played. Gamers will be able sort by pitcher, LHB or RHB, pitch type and result. This feature is also available for Batters, and the batter analysis allows for a breakdown of how a batter has performed based on LHP or RHP, Pitch Type, and result.
* Pitch Grips: The game will accurately graphically reflect the pitch being thrown on the pitcher's hand, and will include 17 different pitch types including five fastball variations (four-seamer, two-seamer, cutter, splitter, sinker), five breaking pitches (10-4 curve, 12-6 curve, slider, slurve, screwball), four change-ups (straight, circle change-up, palmball, forkball), and three specialty pitches (knuckle, knuckle-curve, and the gyro).
* SportsConnect Online User Tracking (SCOUT): SCOUT allows gamers to set their game preferences, store them on the server, and then allows the system to look for a Quick Match with an opponent that fits their criteria.
* Live Sports Updates: Live MLB updates in-game, as well as SportsConnect Headline News.
* Multi-Branch Fielding: Players can now take full control of fielders and break out of any animation in the process.
* Adaptive Pitching Intelligence (API): Catchers will call the game based on individual strengths and weaknesses of each pitcher and analyze tendencies of batters.
* Pitch Command System (PCS): Pitchers' abilities to throw a specific pitch change depending on how often the pitcher throws it.
* Revamped Umpire Personalities: Umpire personalities have been tweaked further.

nickdawgy 01-08-09 10:39 PM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 

Originally Posted by DaveWadding (Post 9184996)
Another year of MVP 05 on the PC for me. :up:

I wonder when people will stop saying that's the best baseball game ever. MLB 08 was the best baseball game I ever played, and even MLB Power Pros 2008 was more fun than MVP 2005.

Don't get me wrong, MVP 2005 was great. But it's worn out its welcome.

Fandango 01-08-09 11:03 PM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 
Its because he doesn't own a PS3 I'm betting.

Daryl 01-08-09 11:50 PM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 
Very nice - I JUST finished my season playing '08 (I'm a casual player, but I did eventually get through the whole season) so I am ready for the new version

DaveWadding 01-08-09 11:57 PM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 

Originally Posted by Fandango (Post 9185206)
Its because he doesn't own a PS3 I'm betting.

Yep. And I don't have enough incentive to buy another $400 machine to get one game. I played MLB 06 when I had a PS2 and it was good, but I got rid of it when I upgraded. So...

musick 01-09-09 12:29 AM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 

Originally Posted by DaveWadding (Post 9185270)
Yep. And I don't have enough incentive to buy another $400 machine to get one game. I played MLB 06 when I had a PS2 and it was good, but I got rid of it when I upgraded. So...

well thanx for weighing in on a thread that was somewhat specific to a game on a $400 machine you don't need

musick 01-09-09 12:33 AM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 
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It’s probably best to get this out of the way from the outset: I am not a sports guy and if I were, baseball would still rank pretty low among my interests. This is important because I’m about to fill you readers in on preview time spent with Sony’s PlayStation 3-exclusive baseball sim MLB 09: The Show. And while it’s not going to change the opinions of those who prefer other sports or no sports at all, the 2009 edition of The Show looks as though it will offer a deeper, more fulfilling simulation than ever before, with the added benefit of amped up visuals and player-tailored features.

I remember walking out of a demo of MLB 08 around this time last year feeling unimpressed by what I’d seen. Simulation aside, the character models looked decidedly last-gen, the stadiums were light on detail and the whole package felt more like a PS2.5 release than something worthy of the PS3’s powerful hardware. The game ended up pleasing the critics, but my untrained eye remained unimpressed.
This year – forgive the punny cliché – was a whole new ballgame. Not only are there apparently loads of new animations to supplement last year’s loads, but all of the virtual players now move with the fluid grace of a trained professional. Minor, inconsequential movements, such as preparatory mini-kicks to the dirt or a gently swaying bat-at-the-ready, look natural and add an immense amount of lifelike character to what you’re seeing onscreen.
That’s not to say the screen is bursting with photorealism. You won’t see individual blades of grass (or is it Astroturf now?) or clouds of dust kicked up with every step taken in the runner’s lanes. But the level of visual detail seems considerably improved for next year’s offering over MLB 08. The Sony reps even informed us that the fans who gather for each game – speaking of, our demo unfolded at the Mets’ new Citi Field – will dress according to the surrounding weather conditions.
There are other new elements to MLB 09’s presentation as well. Transitional lighting effects will give the impression of time passing, as natural light moves from day to dusk and dusk to night during afternoon and evening games. What’s more, gamers will be able to use a built-in music editor(?!) to cut up and edit walk-up music and the like. A voice recorder even allows for user-created crowd yells. Just don’t expect the Sony Cops to enable the sharing of potentially AO-rated chants online. That’s probably for the best.
There are feature additions as well, but this is where my lack of interest in the sport begins to have repercussions. Salary arbitration, trade rights and 40-man rosters will all now factor into the game’s team management-focused decisions. The created player-focused “Road to the Show Mode” will also now offer a full practice mode in which players can improve their stats (or hurt them, if things go sour). And finally, expect to see more crowd interactions, team mascots, field wear as each game progresses and – of course – Trophy support.
Baseball may not be my forte, but I recognize quality in a video game when I see it. MLB 09 exudes it, at least in its general presentation. How the simulation stacks up against past efforts will take many hours and the attentions of gamers with far more enthusiasm for the sport than I possess. That said, our demo time gave the impression of a polished, immersive experience designed to please the most ardent fans of America’s pastime.
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Think A-Rod chokes in the clutch? Ever shout "Dodgers suck!" or yell "Drewwwwwww" when J.D. walks up to the plate? MLB 09 is about to bring out the crazed fan in all of us as not only can you record your voice screaming anything from "Where's Madonna?" to "we want a pitcher not a belly itcher" and put it in the game thanks to peripherals like the Rock Band mic and wireless headset, the fan yells will sound like your voice actually coming from the stands. You can even assign the recordings to be part of a chant and your voice will be put through a new process so that it sounds more like a crowd chanting "over-rated" and not just a single person yelling.

http://assets.espn.go.com/media/vide...tlook2_300.jpg GALLERY: Exclusive first look at MLB 09 The Show screenshots

That's right, MLB 09 The Show not only takes you down on the virtual field, your voice is featured inside the cyber stands shouting at your opponent's favorite players.


I call it Trash Talk 2.0, the next evolution of getting inside your opponent's head.


And it's just one of the new features in MLB 09, a game that follows in the Cooperstown-worthy tradition of an 08 game widely considered to be both the best baseball game of the year and one of the most accurate sports simulations ever created.


Here's just a sample of what the 09 version has in store when it hits shelves March 3.
Authenticity
Ask anyone about MLB 08, and the first thing fans want to talk about are the visuals. From the cut scenes to the walk up animations to the way players acted so, (should I say it?), real. Scenes played out in MLB 08 like nothing I had ever seen before in a baseball game.


MLB 09 is about to up the ante.


Sony promises over 700 new gameplay animations, more than 150 new personalized pitcher and batter routines, and another 400 new presentation animations. But that's only just the start as the producers of the game have also added dusk to night lighting transitions, wear and tear to the field, Jumbotron animations, and a crowd that even features weather-appropriate clothing. Every team mascot will also be featured in the game performing their signature moves and dances. Hopefully that means a whole lot of Lou Seal pelvic thrusts when the Dodgers are up to bat against the Giants, but I guess we'll have to wait and see.



Road to the Show 3.0
This mode has always been a personal favorite as you create your own player then play both offense and defense from that one guy's perspective. The latest Road to the Show update includes an all-new steal and lead-off system (something that I thought was desperately needed), as well as interactive training to help improve your player's skills by competing in a series of mini-games. There will also be a lot more interaction with your coaches in 09 as they try to steer your player in the right direction on his journey through the minor leagues and all the way up to MLB superstardom.



Franchise 2.0
Sony has added a lot of little details that the hard-core MLB fans have been shouting for, including salary arbitration, waiver transactions, September call-ups, and the 40-man roster. Player personality will also come into play as gamers try to juggle the needs of the franchise versus the needs of their star players.



Online
Not only will the game support Online Season Leagues with fully functional drafts, Sony has also added flex scheduling so gamers can jump ahead and play games out of order depending on which opponents are online. Up to 30 teams can participate and the mode includes full stat tracking and customization down to number of teams and games in the schedule.


There is also a cool Roster Vault option where gamers can create their own custom rosters and upload them online for other gamers to use.



Custom Music/Replays
When it comes to customizing the audio, crowd chatter, chants, and smack talk are only a fraction of the options available. Gamers will also be able to store their favorite songs to their PlayStation 3 and assign them to be played at various points in the game, including a batter's walk-up animation.


The game will also feature a Replay Vault where gamers can store their favorite plays to the hard drive for future viewing pleasure (nothing is better than making your friend watch the walk-off bomb you hit to beat him over and over and over again).



Hotshot Fielding
A ball is smashed right at the third baseman. In past games, if the fielder is standing in the path of the ball, more times than not he's automatically going to make that catch. MLB 09 is adding some new calculations to the mix to include more dynamic fielder reactions as some balls will simply be too hot to handle and your player will drop the line drive or misplay the ball entirely depending on the velocity of the hit and the fielder's defensive ratings.


Other fielding additions include improved bare-handed flips and even players who dive with the ball in their bare hand to make the putout.


Master all these and you might also be ready to challenge the game's new Legendary difficulty level. Not for the faint of heart (or weak of thumbs).



Just the Facts
There is so much in MLB 09 The Show, that it's almost overwhelming. Luckily for us, Sony sent us an advanced look at their fact sheet for the upcoming game. Here are some of the other highlights worth noting:

  • Progressive Batting Performance -- Reward players for superior performance and penalize them for hitting slumps. Specific to each individual batter, players are rewarded with contact bonuses for each batter that performs beyond his "natural ability" while under user control. Conversely, the user will be punished with slight decreases in contact for each batter that performs below his natural ability.
  • Post Game/In Game Pitcher and Batter Analysis -- Available both in-game, post-game, and throughout Road to the Show, the Pitch Analysis is a breakdown of all the pitches thrown during the current game being played. Gamers will be able sort by pitcher, LHB or RHB, pitch type and result. This feature is also available for Batters, and the batter analysis allows for a breakdown of how a batter has performed based on LHP or RHP, Pitch Type, and result.
  • Pitch Grips -- MLB 09 The Show details various pitch grips and arm angles that a pitcher has when throwing each pitch. 17 different pitch types including four fastball variations (four-seam, two-seam, cutter, split), six breaking pitches (10-4 curve, 12-6 curve, slider, sinker, slurve, screwball), four change-ups (straight, circle change, palmball, forkball), and three specialty pitches (knuckle, knuckle-curve, and Gyro).
  • SCOUT [SportsConnect Online User Tracking] -- SCOUT allows gamers to set their game preferences, stores them on the server, and then allows the system to look for a Quick Match with an opponent that fits their criteria.
  • In-Game MLB Live Scores -- Gamers will get up-to-date reports on what is going on in the Majors including scores and notable status, such as HRs, complete games, etc.
  • SportsConnect Headline News -- Stay on top of news around the league and receive all current happenings in sports today. Information is updated a few times each hour with news, trades, and events from 31 different feeds, each containing 25 unique items. Select General MLB headlines for updates from the entire league so news is not missed while online with MLB 09 The Show.
  • Key modes -- Rivalry, Career, Season, and All-Star game are once again available to provide players a chance to challenge friends or the Artificial Intelligence in a variety of settings.
  • Multi-Branch Fielding -- Branch Point Technology goes to a new level as gamers you can now take full control of fielders and break out of any animation in the process. Change a fielding decision and branch out of any animation after the first branch point.
  • Adaptive Pitching Intelligence (API) -- Catchers will call the game based on individual strengths and weaknesses of each pitcher and analyze tendencies of batters. Gamers will have the ability to trust the pitches called by the catcher or shake them off. (The catcher's recommendations are based off of thousands of actual MLB stats.)
  • Pitch Command System (PCS) -- A pitcher's "pitch comfort" will be predetermined based on a best to worst pitch scenario. The more a player works on a pitch, the better it becomes, and the more a gamer neglects a pitch, the harder it becomes to work the zone.
  • Release Point Pitching -- Gamers must utilize a timing mechanism to learn and realize each pitchers pace and release point, which varies from pitcher to pitcher.
  • Pitching Confidence Meter -- The ultimate pitcher/batter interface returns. Additionally, Pitcher Confidence plays a role in a gamer's ability to hit release points in the all-new pitch meter, while frequency of mistakes will impact the confidence level of a gamer's hurler, making it more difficult to paint the corners of the strike zone.
  • Guess Pitch -- Baseball fans can attempt to master the ability to knock one out or hit the grounder to advance the runner by checking pitch history and correctly guessing which pitch and location that the pitcher will throw next. If a correct pitch is selected, the power attribute is increased to give the batter a higher chance of hitting one out of the park.
  • PlayMaker Fielding -- Based on fielding attributes, but it's ultimately up to each player to decide how to play to each team's strengths and weaknesses. Excellent fielders will track down the ball for you while sub-par fielders will require some concentration.
  • My Sliders (Up/Downloadable) -- The My Sliders option gives users the ability to create their perfect game settings offline by adjusting game sliders. Gamers can then save these adjustments to memory and, when online, upload to for other users to try and let the online community be the judge on finding the perfect game.
  • Unrivaled Player Creator -- An infinite amount of options for creating players including everything right down to your own face with EyeToy (PS2 only). But it doesn't stop there. You can also adjust your personal rituals, swings even emotions as you create Mini-You.
  • MLB Player Motion Captures -- MLB 09 The Show features authentically captured motions from dozens of professional athletes including David Wright, David Ortiz, Eric Chavez, Roger Clemens, Trevor Hoffman, Tim Hudson, Darryl Hamilton and more.
  • Revamped Umpire Personalities -- Each umpire will have his own definition of the strike zone, and it's up to the gamer to figure out if the umpire is calling the zone high, low, or giving the corners.
  • 3-Man Booth & Progressive Commentary -- Rex Hudler, Matt Vasgersian, and Dave Campbell return to provide the most comprehensive commentary available. Additionally, the game's Progressive Commentary system changes dialogue by adapting to current actions and situations.

Like we said, the list is overwhelming. Then again, baseball fans wouldn't have it any other way.
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DaveWadding 01-09-09 12:40 AM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 

Originally Posted by musick (Post 9185308)
well thanx for weighing in on a thread that was somewhat specific to a game on a $400 machine you don't need

Well thanks for transferring the overwhelming weight of system fanboy condescension on to me. :up:

sociopharm02 01-09-09 03:35 AM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 
This game is gonna be the balls. This series beats the MVP series hands down. Why does someone who does not own a PS3 feel the need to chime in about this game. Are you the type of person that records your own voice so you can go back later and listen to how cool you sound? Funny to call someone a fanboy when clearly you are a MVP fanboy. To the extent you post about it when no one else is even talking about it.

SonOfAStu 01-09-09 07:38 AM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 

Originally Posted by DaveWadding (Post 9185322)
Well thanks for transferring the overwhelming weight of system fanboy condescension on to me. :up:


:lol:

You can't be serious. Are you?

Goat3001 01-09-09 08:00 AM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 
The only modes I play in The Show are Franchise and Road to the Show. So I'm happy as a pig in shit at how deep they're going with Franchise mode this year. My biggest gripe (with all sports games) is that player personalities never really seem to be in the mix. They say it has been revamped but we'll see how it effects the game. Other than that I'm really happy to see things such as salary arbitration and 40 man roster added this year.

Also good to see they changed Road the Show a little. It was a fun mode but having to hang out on the basepaths sucked. I'm happy to see that has changed.

Is it March 3rd yet?

NiCK Crush 01-09-09 09:08 AM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 
Didnt know about that trash talk feature... sounds like it could be cool.

Setzer 01-09-09 02:22 PM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 

Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt (Post 9184952)
Pedroia :down:

:up: Agreed.

Setzer 01-09-09 02:32 PM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 

Originally Posted by DaveWadding (Post 9184996)
Another year of MVP 05 on the PC for me. :up:

I'll give MLB '09 a shot to see what improvements have been made before loading up my MVP '05 on Xbox. I love alot of things about MLB The Show and in some ways its better than MVP '05. I still prefer MVP's Dynasty mode to The Show's Franchise mode but we'll see what changes are made to it for '09.

DaveWadding 01-09-09 03:23 PM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 

Originally Posted by SonOfAStu (Post 9185510)
:lol:

You can't be serious. Are you?

Not particularly. Just a little bitter about exclusive agreements for sports games and the fact that the 2k series is godawful when it comes to baseball.

thelwig14 01-09-09 04:22 PM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 
As an owner of both systems, this is the only thing the PS3 has going for it.

When sports games are absolutely getting worse and worse (sans Tiger), MLB The Show is borderline flawless.

Can't wait to get a new Franchise going...

lordwow 01-09-09 04:42 PM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 
I was going to say, as someone who only owns a Wii/360, this is the only game I'm really jealous about missing out on.

thelwig14 01-09-09 04:44 PM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 

Originally Posted by lordwow (Post 9186966)
I was going to say, as someone who only owns a Wii/360, this is the only game I'm really jealous about missing out on.


As someone who owned all 3 (yes, I only miss Mario Kart) and considers himself pretty objective, this is the only game you should miss on the PS3. It is really that polished. Any other PS3 exclusive has a 360 counterpart that is either far better or near comparable. The Show has no comp. And it isn't even close.

darkside 01-09-09 04:46 PM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 
Loving 08, but will probably wait until 09 gets cheaper. I still have a ton to do in 08 though I'm addicted to Road to the Show and haven't played much else.

NiCK Crush 01-09-09 06:17 PM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 

Originally Posted by darkside (Post 9186981)
Loving 08, but will probably wait until 09 gets cheaper. I still have a ton to do in 08 though I'm addicted to Road to the Show and haven't played much else.

I've played 08 into the ground and I still cant get enough. I expect to do the very same to 09. What a series.

Quake1028 01-09-09 06:51 PM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 

Originally Posted by thelwig14 (Post 9186973)
As someone who owned all 3 (yes, I only miss Mario Kart) and considers himself pretty objective, this is the only game you should miss on the PS3. It is really that polished. Any other PS3 exclusive has a 360 counterpart that is either far better or near comparable. The Show has no comp. And it isn't even close.

Not even close.

Fandango 01-09-09 07:11 PM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 
The exclusive agreement for baseball games does not extend to first party. Microsoft could develop a baseball series if they wanted.

Setzer 01-09-09 07:22 PM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 

Originally Posted by Fandango (Post 9187245)
Microsoft could develop a baseball series if they wanted.

And this is what I don't get, they purchased the rights for the High Heat series when 3DO went bankrupt and haven't done anything with it.

Fandango 01-09-09 09:11 PM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 
High Heat was my favorite before the MLB series came out.

nickdawgy 01-10-09 05:55 AM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 
High Heat was alot of fun.

NiCK Crush 01-10-09 03:23 PM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 
High Heat wasn't bad.

And as far as Microsoft ever developing a baseball game... I suppose they could give it a shot, but how to you make a better game than The Show series? honestly?

thelwig14 01-10-09 03:36 PM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 

Originally Posted by NiCK Crush (Post 9188307)
High Heat wasn't bad.

And as far as Microsoft ever developing a baseball game... I suppose they could give it a shot, but how to you make a better game than The Show series? honestly?

The old Microsoft Lineup was pretty bad...but they did manage to make the best basketball games of all-time. Too bad they pulled the plug on that division.

Rob V 01-10-09 05:04 PM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 
High Heat was great but Front Page Sports Baseball was my favorite of all time.

Quake1028 01-10-09 05:14 PM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 
High Heat 2001 was the best baseball game ever until MLB 08. MVP 2005 is 3rd.

NiCK Crush 01-12-09 01:29 AM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 
http://www.cpujunky.com/pugsley1218s...20Baseball.gif

'Nuff said.

jpb07 01-12-09 04:23 PM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 
I wish these A-Holes that pick the cover guy for the 2K AND Show series would pull out a map and realize baseball is played west of Philly. Wright/Howard/Pedroia....sense a trend there? How about Zambrano, Sizemore, or Haren?

SexualPudding 01-12-09 04:46 PM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 

Originally Posted by jpb07 (Post 9193001)
I wish these A-Holes that pick the cover guy for the 2K AND Show series would pull out a map and realize baseball is played west of Philly. Wright/Howard/Pedroia....sense a trend there? How about Zambrano, Sizemore, or Haren?

They want to attract as many casual buyers as they can. It's that simple. Those teams have the biggest followings-nationwide, not just regional. The Pedroia selection is pretty lame to me, too, but at the end of the day I couldn't care less who is on the front of the box. Sony used to be a bit more diverse with their choices, too. I recall Shawn Green, Eric Chavez, and Vlad Guerrero all being on the box in past years.

nickdawgy 01-12-09 07:17 PM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 
Yeah, who is on the box isn't a big deal to me, too. For example, I bought NBA 2k9, and Kevin Garnett is on the cover. I am a Lakers fan.

Maybe it's good news for Red Sox fans, though. The Phillies won the WS in 2008 when Howard was the coverboy, right? Also, the Celtics won the NBA title when the forementioned KG appeared, although they did announce him appearing on the cover during the NBA Finals.

nickdawgy 01-12-09 09:35 PM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 
I just read that Sony is involved in product placement for the new Yankee Stadium. Basically, besides having a bunch of Sony HDTV's all throughout the park, they will have games like MLB 09. I wonder how Yankee fans will like seeing a Red Sox player plastered on a nearby wall :lol:

NiCK Crush 01-13-09 01:19 AM

Re: MLB '09: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP) - March 3rd
 

Originally Posted by jpb07 (Post 9193001)
I wish these A-Holes that pick the cover guy for the 2K AND Show series would pull out a map and realize baseball is played west of Philly. Wright/Howard/Pedroia....sense a trend there? How about Zambrano, Sizemore, or Haren?

:thumbsup:


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