MLB The Show Easter Egg: Umpire Shows Yasiel Puig How To Pimp A Homer

Here's a hidden gem from this year's edition of MLB The Showspotted by our old buddy Owen Good—that players can unlock by holding onto the ball on the mound and leaving the game unpaused for more than 30 seconds. » 7/02/14 9:44am 7/02/14 9:44am

Once Again, Baseball Sends Up a Pinch-Hitter on the Xbox

For the second straight year we've gotten a January surprise with regards to baseball video games. And for the second straight year, it only nominally keeps Xbox as a relevant platform for Major League Baseball fans. » 1/19/14 6:51pm 1/19/14 6:51pm

Sports Video Games in 2013: A Year in Decline

To a video gamer, the pairing was so natural that I didn't recognize how unusual it really was. On Oct. 12, ESPN broke up its top two announcing teams to put Brad Nessler and Kirk Herbstreit in the booth for the network's Texas A&M-Ole Miss nightcap. The two have, virtually anyway, worked millions of games together in… » 12/29/13 6:47pm 12/29/13 6:47pm

The PS4's Baseball Game Just Saved Thousands of Promising Careers

There's a ritual dedicated sports gamers go through with each new season. The excitement of peeling the shrinkwrap off the latest edition of NHL or NBA 2K quickly gives way to the realization that, once again, we're going to throw away our promising careers. » 11/05/13 5:46pm 11/05/13 5:46pm

A-Rod's Already Serving a Suspension—in a Video Game

You may be following the saga of Alex Rodriguez, who was suspended today by Major League Baseball for more than 200 games but kinda not really, because Rodriguez may continue to play as he appeals the penalty. He's expected to join the Yankees tonight in Chicago. Know where A-Rod isn't playing, though? MLB 13 The Show. » 8/05/13 5:19pm 8/05/13 5:19pm

Baseball Video Games Don't Decide Who's Left, Only Who's Right

Yesterday a reader sent me a screenshot in MLB 13 The Show of Nick Markakis, the Baltimore outfielder, taking his position at shortstop after pinch-hitting for J.J. Hardy. To a casual fan, it sort of sits there, waiting for you to guess what's wrong. Here's a hint: In real life, Markakis throws lefthanded. » 7/24/13 11:28pm 7/24/13 11:28pm

Baseball's Video Game Diehards Savor a Slow Dance on the Basepaths

Paul Goldschmidt fishes for the 1-1 slider way outside of the strike zone. He kicks dirt over the batter's box chalk, walks in a counterclockwise semicircle, fidgets with the brim of his helmet, and digs back in. Jon Garland rolls his shoulders and sweeps his foot twice over the pitching rubber. Now I may press X. » 5/26/13 5:30pm 5/26/13 5:30pm

Four Stories To Follow In A Pivotal New Year For Sports Video Gaming

2K Sports hasn't said specifically when its infamous exclusive pact with Major League Baseball ends, but it's a good bet that day comes on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.

If someone picks up that license, it'll be the first big story of the year for sports video gaming. If no one picks up that license, it'll be even bigger. » 12/30/12 7:15pm 12/30/12 7:15pm

MLB 11 The Show is Still The Finest in the Field

I've seen the big leagues, son. I've squinted at the lights at Fenway as the sun makes a cotton candy sky behind the Citgo sign in left. But I ain't there right now. I'm down here chewing on grass, pitching… [ Kotaku » 3/13/11 8:30pm 3/13/11 8:30pm]

This SportsCenter Anchor is Dedicated to a Different Show

To get their playing styles correct, Berthiaume matches certain stats from that player's year with ones similar to players in the current roster, then uses the latter's ratings in building out the player. For example, to derive Ott's contact rating… [ Kotaku » 3/11/11 6:00pm 3/11/11 6:00pm]