198w ago - Major League Baseball 10: The Show Designer Aaron Luke has detailed 'Road to the Show' PS3 enhancements today on the PlayStation Blog, as follows:
Aaron Luke here to bring you the next chapter in our series of MLB 10: The Show posts. This installment will focus on the enhancements we've made to "Road To The Show" (RTTS). We've targeted several aspects of the mode for improvements, and think you'll like what you find in this year's edition of RTTS.
We'll begin by discussing player creation. This year's PS3 Create Player system has received some new accessory additions, giving you even more options to customize. You can now select a variety of color settings to nearly every part of your player's gear.
Among many other options, you can customize three areas of your glove with different colors, set both the barrel and handle colors of your bat, and customize your shoe colors. We've also added a field to the General tab that will allow you to determine whether or not your player was born in the U.S. This will determine which roster you would appear on if your player were to be selected for the All-Star Futures Game.
After finishing up your player's look and deciding whether to enter...
198w ago - SCEA's Product Marketing Manager Chris Munson has shared an MLB 10: The Show Joe Mauer trailer, news of PlayStation 3 Themes and a Best Buy PS3 Demo today, as follows:
We want to let you know that have a lot of new MLB 10: The Show stuff for you.
First off is the new trailer featuring our 2010 cover athlete Joe Mauer. See why he's the reigning 2009 AL MVP and one of the best players to ever play at the position of catcher. Included is his epic diving play at Yankee Stadium last year.
We also want to let you know that the first set of MLB 10: The Show XMB themes are available later today on the Playstation Store for both PS3 and PSP. This first release covers all of the American League East and National League West teams.
• Baltimore Orioles
• Boston Red Sox
• New York Yankees
• Tampa Bay Rays
• Toronto Blue Jays
• Arizona Diamondbacks
• Colorado Rockies
• Los Angeles Dodgers
• San Diego Padres
• San Francisco Giants
The best thing, these MLB XMB themes are entirely free! So you can represent your favorite team without spending a single penny. Information on more themes that we'll...
198w ago - MLB Designer Greg Batalucco has shared a video today highlighting the realism in MLB 10: The Show for the PS3 entertainment system.
To quote: In MLB 10: The Show, we have taken it further and added more to your gaming experience. New for this year's edition are real-time players in the dugouts and bullpens, fireworks, rally towels, thundersticks, working digital and analog clocks, and much more.
All these realistic enhancements to the game make MLB 10: The Show feel and sound like you are actually at the ballpark. Throughout this post we will focus on the stadium enchantments and how they make The Show come alive!
Real-Time Players in The Dugout and Bullpen New to this year's version of The Show is having the dugouts and bullpens full to capacity in real time. What this means is that players will be seen in actual game time sitting on the bench, standing, leaning on the railings and moving around.
The players will even react to the action on the field, so if a foul ball comes in the dugout, they will quickly move out of the way. You'll also see bullpen activity - with pitchers getting up, stretching and starting to loosen up.
Managers will be seen giving instruction to the bench players and...
199w ago - Designer Aaron Luke has posted up a video today on the PlayStation Blog highlighting MLB 10: The Show PS3 All-Star Week features.
To quote: This entry will discuss the additions made to the MLB All-Star Week festivities.
When we set out at the beginning of the year, one area we knew needed to be addressed was the addition of the Home Run Derby.
As we began to dive into the feature, we thought rather than just offering it as a stand-alone feature (which it is), why not include it into all season-based modes' MLB All-Star Week festivities. Now when you're playing in Season, Franchise or Road To The Show, you'll have the opportunity to play in the Home Run Derby.
When playing the Home Run Derby, you have the choice to set which players are controlled by player 1, player 2, or the CPU - except in RTTS, where you only get to control your created player. You also will have fast-forwarding abilities, in case you want to skip the CPU-controlled player's at bats.
After tackling the Home Run Derby addition, we thought why not go all-in and include the All-Star Futures Game as well. So, we've done just that. Now you get the full All-Star package. The All-Star Futures Game is available in both Franchise and Road To The Show - and just the same as the derby,...
199w ago - Today Senior Designer Eddy Cramm has detailed the catcher calling the game in MLB 10: The Show for PS3.
To quote: I am here today to talk about the new Catcher Calling the Game feature. Catchy name, huh? Road to the Show, since its inception has been a very well received mode because it gives the gamer a very deep, realistic, and fun alternative to the traditional career mode.
The mode allows you to create the guy you want to create, in the position you want him to play. Depending on the position that you choose, you will be asked to do different things in the field that are specific to your position.
Last year, as we looked back on our game, there was one position we wanted to improve upon. That was the catcher.
In MLB 09: The Show, the catcher had the same basic responsibilities as any other fielder: Field balls in your area, cover your base. The only thing unique to the catcher was the task of throwing out base stealers. But as "baseball guys," we know that the catcher is a lot more involved than that.
The catcher is a key part of every single pitch in the game. He is arguably just as responsible for the outcome of a pitch as the pitcher. So when making MLB 10: The Show, we kept that in mind.
This year, we have added "calling pitch selection"...