201w ago - Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a video interview today with MLB 10 The Show cover athlete Joe Mauer.
To quote: Ever wonder how the MLB The Show series nails all those in-game animations? It's because the team in San Diego brings in actual players who show them how it's done.
This week, Minnesota Twins catcher and AL MVP Joe Mauer was in the motion capture studio to, um, run around in spandex with a glove and bat. The results will be apparent when the game hits early next month.
In the meantime, Mauer took time to chat with us about his incredible 2009 season, what it's like to show up on the cover of a game, and how some Major Leaguers use games (like The Show) to scout out opponents in advance. Oh, and working with our (M)VP, Kevin Butler.
For what it's worth, Mauer was a really cool, chill guy; maybe not what you'd expect out of an elite athlete. Best of luck to him this season.
201w ago - MLB 10: The Show Producer Jason Villa has detailed the video game's online season leagues for Sony's PlayStation 3 today, as follows:
In this post I'll be describing the details of the all-new and revamped Online Season League system for MLB 10: The Show. Forget what you knew about SportsConnect leagues last year, and please continue reading...
Our goal coming into this year was to give online users the same season experience online as they've come to expect in the offline season mode. However, there are still the Online League specific features, like creating a Draft or Non-Draft league.
The draft still allows for 6-30 teams, with some audio queues for "your turn" and "countdown." A few new Create League settings: Custom Sliders, Presentation Mode, Umpire Balls and Strikes, Ejections, Home Run Celebration.
We are again providing you with all online user stats and leaderboards, but the huge change this year is the addition of all player stats for your full 40-man roster.
You will get access to the full "Around the League" screens, including Playoff Brackets, Standings, Statistics, Team Rankings, League Leaders and Awards. Just to relay the amount of data available in Online Leagues, we are potentially talking about 30 teams, with 40 players,...
202w ago - Today MLB 10: The Show's Producer Jason Villa has unveiled the PlayStation 3 title's soundtrack on Sony's PS Blog.
To quote: Every year we try to assemble a diverse and entertaining soundtrack for MLB The Show. We look to create a balance of established bands and some lesser known, up and coming artists, which offer great music.
Let's face it; music is such a subjective art that it's impossible to create a soundtrack that consists of songs that everybody loves. For that reason we offer "My MLB Music." That said, take a look below at the artist bios and details below.
This will give you a chance to see MLB 10: The Show's soundtrack and get a glimpse of what each artist or band is about.
202w ago - SCEA Product Marketing Manager Chris Munson has revealed today on the PlayStation Blog that those who pre-order MLB 10: The Show will be entitled to some free classic stadiums!
To quote: The Show is all about bringing all the big moments in baseball to life, and the pre-order program is something we are really excited about.
Pre-order the PS3 version of MLB 10: The Show at any of these retailers here (pre-order the PS2 or PSP versions!) and get a "6-Pack" of Classic Stadiums at no additional charge.
These stadiums are some of the most famous in Major League Baseball history, so the team down in San Diego has spent a great deal of time making sure each stadium is to exact specifications. So when the game launches on March 2, punch in the voucher code on your PS3 and you'll be able to play on the same fields as some of the all-time greats.
*Stadium Pack not available for PS2 or PSP systems.
Shibe Park - When it opened April 12, 1909 in Philadelphia, it became...
203w ago - Designer Aaron Luke has detailed the new 30-Player Franchise Mode in MLB 10: The Show today for PlayStation 3.
To quote: One of our goals going into this year was to finally enable the ability to mimic your real-life counterpart rosters when in Franchise mode. In order to do so, we had to allow all 30 teams to be set for user control. Before we could even dive into that, we had to change up how profiles and options work.
In the past, we've allowed you to create a total of four profiles. With this new 30-Player control, we had to open the profile system up to accommodate the potential for a full 30 players. One of the biggest reasons was to have the ability to support up to 30 different option sets.
So now you have the ability to create 30 different profiles, and assign any or all of them to your selected teams. If you want only one team to use a custom option set, assign a profile to only that team, and all other selected teams will use the Global options set.
After crossing the options hurdle, another area we needed to expand on was our player injury system. In order for you to have that true-to-life roster, we saw the need to allow you to manage your player injuries.
We now support a system that allows you to select which players should be injured, choosing...