MLB 10: The Show for PS3 - Catcher Calling the Game Detailed

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217w 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"...
 

Video: New MLB 10 The Show PlayStation 3 Trailer Revealed

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218w ago - SCEA PR Manager Eric Levine has made available the new MLB 10 The Show PlayStation 3 trailer video today on the PS Blog, as follows:

Baseball fans, if you missed the world premiere of the new MLB 10 The Show trailer on GameTrailers TV last Thursday night, we have it right here you!

GameTrailers also went behind the scenes at our recent MLB 10 commercial shoot in Los Angeles where they caught up SCEA's VP of all things Sony, Kevin Butler, and our cover athlete, AL MVP Joe Mauer.

For a look at the segment head over to GameTrailers.com. We'll have a lot more to show...from The Show as we move closer to our launch on March 2nd, so stay tuned. Enjoy!




 

MLB 10: The Show for PS3 Debuts on GameTrailers TV Tonight

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218w ago - SCEA's Product Marketing Manager Chris Munson has revealed that MLB 10: The Show for PS3 will make its debut on GameTrailers TV tonight, as follows:

Ever wonder what it's like to make one of those Dear PlayStation TV ads?

Well, Spike TV got an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming TV commercial for MLB 10: The Show and will air it tonight on GameTrailers TV at 12am PST/EST (And hey, since you're still awake, stick around for God of War III on Spike at 12:30am!).

Additionally, we'll be releasing our first big trailer for The Show during the same segment. Want to find out what Kevin Butler really knows about baseball?

Why is Joe Mauer considered to be "America's Fan-Friendliest Athlete"? Tune in and find out tonight.

Lastly, because we are proud to show off the game at any time, here is a whole slew of new screenshots that capture the intensity and authenticity that is The Show's hallmark.
 

Video: MLB 10: The Show on PS3 - Real Time Presentation Mode

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218w ago - Today MLB 10 The Show PS3 Associate Producer Clayton Read has shared a video detailing 'Real Time' presentation mode, as follows:

In a continued effort to blur the lines between a video game and a televised broadcast, MLB 10: The Show is proud to introduce the brand new presentation mode: Real Time. Available with replays or without, Real Time is a new presentation mode designed to further enhance the realism our baseball simulation offers you, the baseball fan.

Hoping to have you question whether you're playing MLB 10: The Show or watching a live baseball game on TV, we've captured hundreds of new animations and have done extensive work with both our AI and our cameras.

From the pitcher toeing the rubber until the next batter walks up to the dish, you'll experience continuity with the seamless animations and positional intelligence of each player on and off the field.

All new camera angles and cut-timing capture the player's new movements and further enhance the presentation mode by mimicking the camera work seen on televised MLB broadcasts. Post-play has never looked this real.

In this Real Time presentations video, we're off to brand new Target...
 

Video: Sony Interviews MLB 10 The Show Cover Star Joe Mauer

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219w 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.
 







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