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Sony Details MLB 12 The Show for PS3 and PS Vita Consoles

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137w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared details today as part of an interview on MLB 12 The Show for PS3 and PS Vita consoles.

To quote: At a holiday showcase event in New York City last night, I took a few swings with an early build of MLB 12 The Show, including the PlayStation Move-enhanced PS3 edition and the all-new PS Vita iteration.

The game's community manager, Ramone Russell, described how the San Diego team began development with a gruelingly in-depth focus test. The goal: to suss out what core players didn't like about last year's edition.

"The key feedback we heard involved our presentation and commentary, so that's our number one focus this year." Russell described a new feature called True Broadcast Presentation, which accurately recreates broadcast camera cuts and other presentation signatures you'd see in a televised MLB broadcast.

"We're trying to blur the lines between baseball simulation on your PS3 and what you'd see on MLB.TV sitting on your couch," Russell explained. "When a batter strikes out, the camera will cut and you will see his face, his anger."

Commentary, which Russell specifically described as the "number one complaint" from last year's game, is seeing a similarly massive overhaul. "You'll hear more season-specific...
 

Video: MLB 11 The Show: Features PlayStation 3 Trailer

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174w ago - Today Community Manager Ramone Russell at SCEA San Diego Studios made available a video trailer spotlighting the features of MLB 11 The Show for the PlayStation 3 entertainment system.

To quote: It's baseball season! Spring is upon us and Opening Day is just around the corner.

As many of you are excited for the new MLB season to begin, we're just as excited to show you everything that's new this year in MLB 11 The Show. There are a lot of new features to discuss so we put together this trailer for your viewing pleasure...

Our Pure Analog Control System brings you closer to the field than ever before! Pitch with pinpoint accuracy and devastating control with Pure Analog Pitching.

Feel the rush of incredibly realistic batting based on precise mechanics and pure instinct with Pure Analog Hitting. And experience a new way to play D as you can now control both the accuracy and power behind your throws with Pure Control Throwing.





As Game Informer notes, "the new analog pitching is the most polished and challenging gameplay mechanic a baseball game has ever offered."

Authentic player animations, new player models, photo-realistic stadiums, stadium specific broadcast cameras, and dynamic weather...
 

Video: Get SHAFTing with Kevin Butler for MLB 11 The Show PS3

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175w ago - Sony Sports Product Marketing Manager Tyler Vaught has posted up a new video today featuring spokesman Kevin Butler for MLB 11 The Show on the PS3 entertainment system.

To quote: Sports gamers, MLB 11 The Show has taken sports gaming to the next level, and next level gaming demands next-level trash talk. As you know, features like PlayStation Move compatibility, co-op play and Pure Control only heighten the importance of trash talk in The Show.

Lucky for you, [Register or Login to view links] is here to help raise your trash talk game. He has been kind enough to enlighten all of us with his groundbreaking 5 step SHAFT-talking program which gives tongue-tied schlubs everywhere the mental advantage they need to make it in The Show.

Check out his introduction to the SHAFT method below, and be sure to check out each SHAFT method video [Register or Login to view links].





MLB 11 The Show is in stores now so if you haven't yet, be sure to pick up your copy today and get SHAFTing!
 

Video: MLB 11 The Show PS3: Twins All-Star Joe Mauer Returns

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188w ago - SCEA PR Manager Eric Levine has shared a video today announcing that Twins All-Star Joe Mauer is returning to the cover of MLB 11 The Show for PS3.

To quote: Today it's my pleasure to announce that Minnesota Twins All-Star catcher Joe Mauer will be returning as our cover athlete in the latest installment of the best selling baseball franchise, MLB 11 The Show, hitting store shelves on March 8, 2011, just in time for Spring Training!

Mauer continues to be a driving force in Major League Baseball as the premier all-around player in the game and just in case you need convincing, here his 2010 stats–third consecutive Gold Glove, recorded his 1,000th career Major League hit, and finished third in the AL with a .327 batting average, not to mention his 43 doubles rank second on baseball's all-time list for doubles by a catcher... not too shabby.





Here's a look at our new MLB 11 The Show cover art featuring Mauer...

For a rundown of new features in MLB 11, I have some required reading for all of you. Take a look at [Register or Login to view links] of the new game.



 

Video: MLB 10: The Show PS3 Predicts Giants in 7

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195w ago - Today Producer Jason Villa has shared an MLB 10: The Show PS3 video predicting the Giants in 7 for baseball fans.

To quote: With the [Register or Login to view links] ready to get underway, we're here to predict the winner of this year's Fall Classic using the most realistic baseball game on the market, MLB 10: The Show.

We simulated the match-up between the [Register or Login to view links] and[Register or Login to view links], and are excited to see that a seven-game classic is in our future. Here's a quick video rundown of the series:

Much as they did against the Yankees, Texas jumped to an early lead in Game 1 and then blew it open against the Giants bullpen. After San Francisco bounced back to take Game 2 easily, the series moved to Arlington for a pivotal Game 3.

Texas battled back from a 4-0 deficit to lead 5-4 in the ninth, but Aubrey Huff hit a two-run homer off Neftali Feliz and the Giants seized control of the series with a 7-5 win. A 6-3 triumph in Game 4 extended the Giants' lead three-games to one, but Cliff Lee continued to be an almost unhittable force in the postseason for the Rangers, throwing eight innings of six-hit ball...
 
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