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Old 03-04-12, 09:21 AM
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MLB 12: The Show (March 6th - PS3, PS Vita)

Surprised there wasn't a thread yet... Unless I missed it, and in that case my apologies. Did a search though and nothing came up.

Who's excited?
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Re: MLB 12: The Show (March 6th - PS3, PS Vita)

I'm getting it. I'm hoping that they have fixed the online league problems so that we can resurrect out league from two years ago. And Beltran and Berkman go deep!
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Re: MLB 12: The Show (March 6th - PS3, PS Vita)

I have it pre-ordered this year after skipping it completely last year. If memory serves, this title rarely has any significant price drops until long after its release so I decided to go for a day one purchase on this. Between getting this and getting Game of Thrones on BD, I can't wait for Tuesday evening to get here.
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Re: MLB 12: The Show (March 6th - PS3, PS Vita)

I just put in my pre-order for this and I went for the bundle with the PS3 and Vita versions for 20 dollars more. I don't have a Vita yet but I'll put the game away until I get one at some point in the near future.
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Re: MLB 12: The Show (March 6th - PS3, PS Vita)

Barely played last years game, but I'll still be getting it again this year.
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Re: MLB 12: The Show (March 6th - PS3, PS Vita)

Definitely getting it this year.

I passed on last year's game, so hopefully I'll be getting a nice treat with a ton of new animations and all that.
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Re: MLB 12: The Show (March 6th - PS3, PS Vita)

Thinking about it. Especially with the $80 bundle now live at Amazon. Will check some reviews first. Looking forward to expanded Move controls. Hope to not throw the Move controller through my HDTV.
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Re: MLB 12: The Show (March 6th - PS3, PS Vita)

Going with 2k12 again this year. I skipped last years game for the first time since they started releasing them.
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Re: MLB 12: The Show (March 6th - PS3, PS Vita)

Originally Posted by dsa_shea View Post
I just put in my pre-order for this and I went for the bundle with the PS3 and Vita versions for 20 dollars more. I don't have a Vita yet but I'll put the game away until I get one at some point in the near future.
Did the exact same thing. This game is the reason I'll be getting a Vita... and the fact that I have $175 in Amazon credit.
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Re: MLB 12: The Show (March 6th - PS3, PS Vita)

Originally Posted by nickdawgy View Post
Going with 2k12 again this year. I skipped last years game for the first time since they started releasing them.
What is it that makes you prefer 2k12? Just curious - I haven't even really looked at the game in two or three years.
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Re: MLB 12: The Show (March 6th - PS3, PS Vita)

I'm not sure I've ever heard someone say they prefer 2K.
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Originally Posted by NiCK Crush View Post
I'm not sure I've ever heard someone say they prefer 2K.
Yeah, a definite WTF there.
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Re: MLB 12: The Show (March 6th - PS3, PS Vita)

Originally Posted by nickdawgy View Post
Going with 2k12 again this year. I skipped last years game for the first time since they started releasing them.
The 2K12 series is garbage.
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Re: MLB 12: The Show (March 6th - PS3, PS Vita)

Buying 2K12 is like buying a gun with no bullets. Ok to look at but not much fun to play with. You get no bang for your buck.
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Re: MLB 12: The Show (March 6th - PS3, PS Vita)

It's not a pro review, but ESPN's Steve Berthiaume posted his review of The Show today.

http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/po...tter-than-ever

I'm getting both the PS3 and Vita versions tomorrow.
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Re: MLB 12: The Show (March 6th - PS3, PS Vita)

Originally Posted by Tarantino View Post
The 2K12 series is garbage.
This. I've hated every 2K baseball release since 2K6. The Show has been pretty damn good but I still prefer MVP '05 over both those series.
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Re: MLB 12: The Show (March 6th - PS3, PS Vita)

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This. I've hated every 2K baseball release since 2K6. The Show has been pretty damn good but I still prefer MVP '05 over both those series.
Same here. The Show is pretty good, but MVP 05 was brilliant...well once we modders got our hands on it and molded it into what it became after EA had to abandon it.

This is the last year of 2K's exclusive contract, so the hope is that MVP will make a comeback.

That being said, I'm probably gonna pick up The Show this year after skipping 11. The trophy list is online free this year, and the only one that looks tough is pitching a perfect game. I've only pitched one of those in all my years of baseball games, and that was over 10 years ago. Well, I think I got a few on Bases Loaded for the NES, but that was due to a spot you could pitch the ball that was impossible to hit. So I don't really count those.

Full Move Controls and the fact that the new Marlins park is in the game have convinced me to buy. Also, they are working on adding the new playoff format to the game via a patch (something 2K has already committed to).
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Re: MLB 12: The Show (March 6th - PS3, PS Vita)

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What is it that makes you prefer 2k12? Just curious - I haven't even really looked at the game in two or three years.
Probably acheivements

But also I don't really play games on PS3 anymore, and the commentary is pretty bad on The Show and great on 2k.

Originally Posted by NiCK Crush View Post
I'm not sure I've ever heard someone say they prefer 2K.
See above.

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Yeah, a definite WTF there.
See above, and above.

Originally Posted by Tarantino View Post
The 2K12 series is garbage.
It's really not as bad as it used to be. I played 2k9 and it sucked total ass. But 2k10 and 2k11 were really fun. 2k12 seems pretty cool so far.

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Same here. The Show is pretty good, but MVP 05 was brilliant...well once we modders got our hands on it and molded it into what it became after EA had to abandon it.

This is the last year of 2K's exclusive contract, so the hope is that MVP will make a comeback.

That being said, I'm probably gonna pick up The Show this year after skipping 11. The trophy list is online free this year, and the only one that looks tough is pitching a perfect game. I've only pitched one of those in all my years of baseball games, and that was over 10 years ago. Well, I think I got a few on Bases Loaded for the NES, but that was due to a spot you could pitch the ball that was impossible to hit. So I don't really count those.

Full Move Controls and the fact that the new Marlins park is in the game have convinced me to buy. Also, they are working on adding the new playoff format to the game via a patch (something 2K has already committed to).
I might buy the Show 12 later when it's cheaper and I am looking for a sports game to pass the time.
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Re: MLB 12: The Show (March 6th - PS3, PS Vita)

Really awesome that The Show still doesn't understand what an unearned run is.
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Re: MLB 12: The Show (March 6th - PS3, PS Vita)

More insipid The Show fodder...

My RTTS pitcher got docked -5 for not covering 1st base. On a foul ball. Because I didn't make it to the bag before the umpire called the fall ball, even. I was trying to cover because I figured it was something The Show would do.

Why do I convince myself I need this game in my life?
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Re: MLB 12: The Show (March 6th - PS3, PS Vita)

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Why do I convince myself I need this game in my life?
Funny 'cuz i read this thread each year waiting for people to say how amazing the game is and convincing me to buy a PS3 and the game along with it. This year in particular since i am stepping into the blu-ray world and need a player but I know i will probably just end up getting a regular BR player.

As for the 2K games i think they have slowly improved in the last few versions but it's never quite enough for me to grab it for my 360. Plus looks wise 2K is so far behind and this years demo looks exactly like last years game.
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The ball physics this year are incredible.
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Re: MLB 12: The Show (March 6th - PS3, PS Vita)

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Yeah, a definite WTF there.
Relax. He was joking. (HAD to be!)
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I still find hitting to be incredibly difficult. It's almost impossible to know if a pitch is going to be a ball or a strike if it's remotely close to the zone.
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Try a different camera angle.

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