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MLB 11 The Show: Pure Analog Throwing System

Ramone Russell's Avatar + Posted by Ramone Russell on Feb 28, 2011 // Community Manager, SCEA San Diego Studios

Sports fans –

One of our biggest goals this year for MLB 11 The Show was to give the fans a new way to play. MLB 11 The Show is proud to present our breakthrough in fielding controls with the ALL NEW Pure Analog Throwing System. The 3rd in our series of tutorial videos each highlighting the Pure Analog Control System, check it out and learn how to play D like an All-Star!

Pure Analog Throwing offers a new way to experience fielding as you can now control both the accuracy and power behind your throws. Push the analog stick towards any base to release your throw, or hold L1 while pushing the stick in any direction to throw the ball from the outfield to the cutoff man. Holding the stick longer will put a little extra mustard on the ball, but make sure to keep your throws accurate by pushing the analog stick in a straight line. Keep in mind that you can adjust Analog Throwing difficulty to make your experience more enjoyable.

Remember that all errors are user-controlled this year, meaning play on the field is no longer left to chance. As MLB 11 The Show boasts a dynamic error system, error margins are determined by individual player stats, so accuracy is a must! MLB 11 The Show is the most realistic baseball game ever because your team’s defensive performance is entirely in your hands!

With a little practice, you’ll be filling up your trophy cabinet with Gold Gloves in no time!

There’s 1 week left to pre-order MLB 11 The Show on PlayStation 3 for a FREE 30 day trial of Premium MLB.TV.

Welcome to The Show!

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22 Comments

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+ D-Squad3 on February 28th, 2011 at 4:13 pm said:

1


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+ DZORMAGEN on February 28th, 2011 at 4:14 pm said:

Will I be able to play the retail version at a Best Buy soon or not?


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+ Trixzter7 on February 28th, 2011 at 4:15 pm said:

Does the 30 day MLB.tv trial start as soon as the season starts or can you choose when to begin it?


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+ showtimefolks on February 28th, 2011 at 5:06 pm said:

please tell me you all have improved the franchise mode at all.

move a team to different city
edit/build own stadium
set prices for everything like ps2 days
have a much better more interested offseason
AI when making trades needs to be smarter

I love playing franchise mode and it would be nice to have a GM mode where you get to live a GM’s job not just trade jeter at 37 for pujols so hopefully somethings improved

MLB the show has the 3rd best franchise mode

EA’s NHL #1
NBA 2k11 #2
mlb the show #3

but MLB the show gameplay wise is #1 hopefully other features will get better


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+ DaWolf619 on February 28th, 2011 at 5:07 pm said:

Ship it early! Ship it early!!


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+ Mobius2525 on February 28th, 2011 at 5:09 pm said:

I just might buy this game.


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+ mastorofpuppetz on February 28th, 2011 at 5:15 pm said:

@SHOWTIME FOLKS, you have no idea what you are talking about, the show’s franchise is considerably deeper then nhl or nba 2k, the wealth of transaction rules and how deep the management goes is way beyond what those 2 games offer. moving a team is a minor feature at best. MLB THe show has the most real to life franchise mode with the entire MLB transaction handbook.


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+ mastorofpuppetz on February 28th, 2011 at 5:16 pm said:

PS: If you research you would know you can already set prices. Ai for franchise has been redone.


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+ Train1999 on February 28th, 2011 at 5:51 pm said:

I see that it will be a learning curve in order to pull if off. I might have to use practice mode alot to get good at this game. Gotta see how the Analog stick will play out in this year’s game.
Looking forward to it. The Demo looked great.


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+ Band2eto on February 28th, 2011 at 6:15 pm said:

The narrator sounds just like Aram Jabbari, the PR guy from Atlus Co., lol.


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+ smojphace37 on February 28th, 2011 at 6:16 pm said:

Honestly i thought this analog feature has been done before,but not being a sports fan, i have not been paying too much attention. Moving teams is a small feature, but it sounds like we do it in real life…


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+ PBT2009 on February 28th, 2011 at 6:43 pm said:

Why can’t the universal baseball buttons be the standard and analog as choice. If they made it mandatory for online I am only renting it this season.


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+ xKOROSHIYAx on February 28th, 2011 at 7:13 pm said:

I despise analog controls in sports games. Please don’t make it standard, and always keep the options for both control schemes in future games.


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+ Armyless on February 28th, 2011 at 8:31 pm said:

Finally!! This is EXACTLY the kind of feature I was looking for in a MLB game and here it is. An athletic sport game MUST feature some form of athletic control.


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+ Jeigh on February 28th, 2011 at 11:50 pm said:

I always have a little trouble figuring out sports games, but I gotta say, this year’s edition was probably the least user-friendly sports game I’ve ever played. After several minutes of getting nowhere and pitching feebly every BUT in the strike zone, I just gave up. And usually I’m a master locksmith of control schemes. Sure, I could probably have deciphered it all eventually, but it was almost immediately a chore.

And if I can’t get it, the three or so people in my extended family that WOULD like this aren’t going to bother even trying. Bottom line: I just hope your goal isn’t to widen your audience, ’cause then I can’t say you’re doing a very good job.


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+ Errod88 on March 1st, 2011 at 3:47 am said:

Sony why doesn’t this ever release in Australia i would love to this game.


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+ The_Leducs on March 1st, 2011 at 6:32 am said:

Like the idea, absolutely no tutorial in the demo, made it a steep learning curve. Got used to pitching, but hitting I had to switch to the “timing” option.


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+ lyfestory on March 1st, 2011 at 9:17 am said:

tried the demo, after giving up 9 runs in the first trying to learn this throwing method, started getting the hang of it…
as for the hitting, well, lets just say i couldnt get a single hit in the 4 inning demo… game looks and feels great, but lets just say it was the right way to showcase my lack of skills…


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+ Oaklandmarines on March 1st, 2011 at 11:56 am said:

Hey sony I love The Show series and I will never switch. With that said you should foucus on the small things now Tim Lincecum has hair stuck to his head like a ken doll. make each player come to life like realistic 5 o’clock shadows and hair that blows in the wind. You might want to merge with the with the weather channel to produce accurate forecast via the internet.

I give you a 7.5 out of 10 just because it is too much of the same.


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+ KILLA_KING_007 on March 1st, 2011 at 2:02 pm said:

Looks great.


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+ HALLOWEEN813 on March 2nd, 2011 at 8:30 pm said:

thank god now its 4 players!


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+ sharkdriver2k3 on March 5th, 2011 at 5:21 am said:

I was disappointed in last years MLB The Show. Judging from this demo…the disappointment will continue. I agree with xKOROSHIYAX. My catcher dropped pitches directly to him a handful of times for strike 3 and then would throw wild to first. I realize I put to much power behind the throw or whatever but why’s this professional catcher dropping the ball this much to begin with? Not to mention the rediculous random fielding blunders that jus’ seem added for effect. lol @ Oaklandmarines. I noticed Lincecums hair too. Very funny. I never thought I’d say this but it may be time to switch to MLB 2k11. At least I could hit on that demo. kk QQ session over XD


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