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Step Up to the Plate: MLB ’13 The Show Hitting Enhancements Detailed

Ramone Russell's Avatar + Posted by Ramone Russell on Jan 30, 2013

Hitting is such an important aspect in baseball, and it’s an area we continually strive to make as realistic as possible. Last year we introduced our True Ball Physics engine to the franchise for ultra-realistic ball physics. This year we’ve done even more work to really make this area of the game as dynamic as possible with true to life outcomes. Take a look at what we’ve done to make hitting in MLB ’13 The Show more accessible to everyone.

We really want to make hitting more streamlined for players. Beginner mode allows people who have never played The Show — or have struggled with it — to learn the fundamentals of hitting. It’s meant to teach you the basics of Plate Discipline, Pitch Recognition and Timing.

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MLB 13 The Show: First Trailer

Ramone Russell's Avatar + Posted by Ramone Russell on Jan 04, 2013

It may only be the first week of January, but to us at San Diego Studios that means we are just two months away from bringing you the latest installment of the number-one selling and rated Major League Baseball video game franchise, MLB 13 The Show. We’ve been hard at work improving the best baseball video game on the market and we want all of you to check out our first trailer.

We can’t wait to show you more in the upcoming months. But, before we do, don’t forget to vote for one of these seven ballplayers to be on the cover of MLB 13 The Show next week by clicking here.

If you can’t get enough of The Show, you can visit theshownation.com, facebook.com/mlbtheshow, or @mlbtheshow on Twitter for more baseball coverage.

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MLB 12 The Show Predicts the 2012 All-Star Game; HR Derby Online Now Available!

Ramone Russell's Avatar + Posted by Ramone Russell on Jul 09, 2012

Baseball fans – it’s that time of year again… Major League Baseball’s Midsummer Classic, where the best and brightest will battle it out for bragging rights and home-field advantage in the World Series. To find out which team, the American League or National League, will come out on top, we’ve tapped the most authentic gaming resource available – MLB 12 The Show. So, what was the outcome you ask? After simulating tomorrow night’s 2012 All-Star Game, the win will go to the NL All-Stars, who will make it three in a row after a 13-year winless streak, hanging on to beat the AL by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

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MLB 12 The Show Honors MLB’s First Pitch with Opening Day Trailer

Ramone Russell's Avatar + Posted by Ramone Russell on Apr 04, 2012

The grass is cut, the infield’s been manicured, and the lines are chalked. That’s right, the boys of summer are back and it’s time to PLAY BALL as the 2012 Major League Baseball season will get underway tonight when the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Miami Marlins at their brand-new ballpark. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited to see what the defending World Series champions do against a revamped and rejuvenated Marlins club that is chock-full of new talent. And Miami’s new stadium will be showcased on a national stage for the very first time. For those who haven’t seen it yet, we gave fans a sneak peek at the new ballpark in South Beach earlier this year, courtesy of MLB 12 The Show, here’s a link to the video.

Simulating your favorite team with The Show is always a great way to get into the MLB spirit so to up the excitement level a bit more and to celebrate Major League Baseball’s season opener, so check out our new MLB 12 The Show Opening Day trailer above!

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MLB The Show Challenge of the Week Week #32 – Choice of Signed Baseball

Ramone Russell's Avatar + Posted by Ramone Russell on Oct 10, 2011

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Challenge of the Week for October 10 (#32) is the last prize related Challenge of the year. We come with a prediction for the World Series match-up. The Brewers hard throwing right-hander (1.20 WHIP, 201 K’s) matches up against the Tigers first baseman, who puts up consistent power numbers (30HR’s, 105 RBI’s).

Climb the leaderboard and get as many hits as you can to win your choice of signed ball from an MLB star- Hamels, Reyes, Upton, McCann, Matsui, Span.

Week #32 begins on Monday, October 10th at 5:30 am PDT and ends Monday, October 16th at 4:30 am PDT.

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MLB The Show Challenge of the Week Week #31 – $250 MLB.com Gift Card!

Ramone Russell's Avatar + Posted by Ramone Russell on Oct 03, 2011

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Challenge of the Week for October 3 (#31) shows off the Divisional Playoffs. The D’backs young center fielder (20 HR’s, .751 OPS) matches up against the Brewers starter 2 man in the rotation (207 K’s, 1.22 WHIP).

Climb the leaderboard and get as many hits as you can to win a $250 MLB.com gift card.

Week #31 begins on Monday October 3rd at 5:30am PDT and ends October 10th at 4:30am PDT.

To play, simply select the Challenge of the Week option in the main menu.

This week continues the final monthly prize period (October) – $2000, cold hard cash. Every 4 weeks a monthly prize will be awarded to the player with the most Challenge of the Week points. Only 2 weeks left!

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MLB The Show Challenge of the Week Week #30 – Choice of Signed Jersey!

Ramone Russell's Avatar + Posted by Ramone Russell on Sep 26, 2011

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Challenge of the Week for September 26 is dedicated to the race for the #1 Draft Pick. Both the Astros and Twins are out of the playoff race, but are very much in the hunt for the #1 draft pick in 2012. It’s a consolation prize, but a prize nonetheless. The Astros power hitting Left Fielder faces one of the Twins best right handed pitchers.

Climb the leaderboard and get as many hits as you can to win your choice of signed jersey, from one of six MLB stars: Cabrera, Kershaw, Sabathis, Soriano, Ellsbury, Mauer.

Week #30 begins on Monday September 26th at 5:30am PDT and ends Monday October 3rd at 4:30am PDT.

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MLB The Show Challenge of the Week Week #29 – $250 MLB.com Gift Card!

Ramone Russell's Avatar + Posted by Ramone Russell on Sep 19, 2011

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Climb the leaderboard and get as many hits as you can to win a $250 MLB.com gift card.

Week #29 begins on Monday September 19nd at 5:30am PDT and ends September 26th at 4:30am PDT.
To play, simply select the Challenge of the Week option in the main menu.

This week kicks off the final monthly prize period (October) – $2000, cold hard cash. Every 4 weeks a monthly prize will be awarded to the player with the most Challenge of the Week points.

Each user can only win each type of prize ONCE. Complete Leaderboards for Weekly, Monthly and Grand Prizing, along with the official rules can be found at the home of MLB The Show at www.TheShowNation.com.

Stay tuned to the comments section of the weekly Challenge of the Week blog, as we will be giving away some free voucher codes for Challenge of the Week!

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