104w 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...
141w ago - PlayStation Network Director of Marketing Brandon Stander has announced today that 2011 MLB.TV is launching today, which includes new features for opening day as well.
To quote: The Major League Baseball pre-season is coming down the home stretch, and with Opening Day of the 2011 season just two days away, we're excited to announce 2011 MLB.TV for PS3 is now available on PlayStation Network.
For the 2011 MLB season, the MLB.TV team is introducing significant advancements, including an improved user interface, more integration and more sophisticated tools for live streaming. Check it out as our own Jeff Rubenstein walks you through the highlights:
Some of the new 2011 upgrades include:
• Highest Quality HD Streaming - Speed detection technology gives users ultra-HQ video access (NexDef 4.5 mbps) depending on available bandwidth.
• Enhanced Audio - In-game alternate audio selection allows users to overlay the home or away team's broadcasters over the live video or use the "Park" option to include the ballpark's natural sounds.
• Quick-Access Stats - View player cards with full career stats, league leaders,...
142w 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...
142w 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, Kevin Butler 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 here.
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!
155w 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...