Sony's first-party MLB series has been swinging a mean bat in recent years. Not since NFL GameDay in the late 1990s has Sony been so consistent with a sports franchise. Next February, we'll see a triple-header as MLB 07: The Show will play games on PS2, PSP, and PS3. How will this emerging star handle this type of schedule? Sony gave us a glimpse into the PS2 version of next year's title at a recent event in Los
Back in the day, Sonys MLB series had some hardball competition from EAs Triple Play franchise. To stay ahead of 2Ks MLB series, Sony has spent the last 3 years refining its long running slugger into latest effort, MLB 08 The Show. While Sony is sticking to its formula of great-playing baseball and further deepening its innovative Road to the Show mode, the preview build looks like it may have what it takes to get the call up to the Bigs.
As sure as ARod loves blonde strippers, MLB 08 has a
Weve played lots of baseball on our PS2s, dating back to hum-dingers like High Heat MLB, and honestly theres only so many ways to slice a seven-inning stretch. Luckily, MLB 08 The Show, Sonys latest knuckleball hurler, has its returning DIY rookie initiator, Road to the Show, going for it. After spending some time in the last-gen strike zone with a preview build, its obvious Road to the Show, among other things, has received some love since last years trip to the mound.
Overall, The Show
If you can’t recall the last time you played a baseball game, MLB 13: The Show is giving you every reason to revisit the batter’s box come spring, even if it means relearning from scratch
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Who needs realistic player models with motion-captured batting stances when you can have cute and cuddly sluggers with facial expressions that mirror their real-life counterparts? Wii Sports Baseball proved that you can pick up and play a sports game without having to fret over hyper-real 3D modeled sweat, yet left ballpark fans wanting more in the way of depth. Good thing Konami and 2K Sports are importing MLB Power Pros, based on the popular best-selling and long-running series
On paper, it's a recipe for hotness: take a bunch of photorealistic giant robots, arm them with laser swords, huge axes and big guns, and let them bash each other to pieces on big, open battlefields. Somehow, though, what we've seen so far of Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire falls short of being awesome.
To be fair, though, we haven't seen very much of it. Adapting Japan's best-loved giant-robot anime series, Gundam will tell the story of a war between Earth and its space colonists, who've
We've been pretty hard on Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire in the past, and with good reason. The last couple of times we played it, the giant-robot simulator was flat, lifeless and clumsy, with mechs trudging around in barren environments that were little more than window dressing for unremarkable third-person shooting.
In the short span of time since then, though, the game has gone through a whole raft of improvements. When we saw it during Sony's PS3 preview event in San Francisco, it was
While we've seen a few PlayStation 3 launch games go from stinkers to worthy contenders in a few short months, none have improved quite so quickly as Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire. Since we first played it in September, the game has gone from bland and boring to a sweet-looking giant-robot sim, and the finished version we've just played is looking to be a worthy entry in the first wave of PS3 games.
As we've previously reported, Gundam enables players to fight on either side of a conflict
Modern Warfare 2 is the shit. Yes, I know, I only played a beta version for a few hours, and this is just a preview. And sure, I was probably influenced by the massive theater screen, surround sound, and free Mountain Dew (don't worry, I'm not reviewing it), but even so, I’m confident in saying that Modern Warfare 2 is the absolute shit
. Infinity Ward could have hitched a ride on the success of Call of Duty 4 and released a moderately updated game with new maps and some new weapons, but they didn’t – they updated everything without losing any of the violent charm of CoD 4.
It's still early doors at Gamescom and we're already dripping with sweat. That's not the German beer sweats though, we've just sat down with Infinity Ward to see Modern Warfare II. These are real excite-sweats.
IW played through an entire mission in the game's Special Ops mode, a new mode that throws you into small, bite-sized missions where all hell breaks loose for a few minutes - enough time to make you sweat out without the hassle