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OK, here is the very first gameplay video from Major League Baseball 2K9. Pay no attention to my sliding skills (or lack thereof), while trying to swipe second... Pushed the wrong analog stick, the wrong way...

Anyways, the bottom of the 1st will be posted in the morning, along with some franchise screenshots. We'll have plenty of videos to come tonight and over the weekend as well. Remember to keep conversation on topic, please.

Game: Major League Baseball 2K9Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes for game: 38 - View All
Major League Baseball 2K9 Videos
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# 1 Smitty730 @ 02/13/09 01:58 AM
Awesome!
 
# 2 Brooklynnets24 @ 02/13/09 02:01 AM
thanks for the upload
 
# 3 Tomba @ 02/13/09 02:01 AM
Is that my internet connection or is there really that much hiccup when it goes from being thrown to hit out into the field?

is it smooth steve?
 
# 4 ericjwm @ 02/13/09 02:04 AM
I love how it cuts to a random close up of either batter or pitcher in-between some pitches!



Can't seem to get the video to play past the 1:30 mark.
 
# 5 Brooklynnets24 @ 02/13/09 02:04 AM
the bat still sounds liek crap when it makes contact with the ball
 
# 6 Knight165 @ 02/13/09 02:05 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tomba
Is that my internet connection or is there really that much hiccup when it goes from being thrown to hit out into the field?

is it smooth steve?
I thought it was me....maybe it's the video, but it looks almost like it's missing animations.
It looked like it was skipping and hiccuping to me.
Anyone else see it that way?
I don't want to say anything if it's my connection or the video itself.

M.K.
Knight165
 
# 7 Brooklynnets24 @ 02/13/09 02:07 AM
meh im not likin pujols batting stance
 
# 8 Brooklynnets24 @ 02/13/09 02:08 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Knight165
I thought it was me....maybe it's the video, but it looks almost like it's missing animations.
It looked like it was skipping and hiccuping to me.
Anyone else see it that way?
I don't want to say anything if it's my connection or the video itself.

M.K.
Knight165
the vid is running smooth for me
 
# 9 coachpars @ 02/13/09 02:11 AM
Oh My!!! Looking very good...
 
# 10 CarryTheWeight @ 02/13/09 02:12 AM
Thanks once again, Steve. REALLY impressed with this game right about now.

Virtual Director...VERY well-executed. The shots cut in-between pitches! The after play replays are also very well done and use very realistic angles. Transition animations need a bit of work (Schumaker running back home after his foul) but other than that, excellent!

As far as I see, no framerate hitches during gameplay, but we'll see when a demo or the final game pops up.

The same organ music is still there, which bothered some people on here but doesn't deserve my concern.

EXCELLENT commentary, even from Phillips. I wonder if Thorne will update a player's batting average during the season (like we saw in The Show '08 and in MVP 2005). Good anecdotal stuff from Phillips as well...and it even seems that Gary and Steve have a conversation about the Cubs at Wrigley during Pujols's AB.

Player faces aren't that great, but I'd rather have everything else this video offers instead of that.

Like The Show stepped up its game after 2K7 came out, it seems 2K9 has done the same this year. Viva competition.
 
# 11 Artman22 @ 02/13/09 02:13 AM
I love the gameplay camera. I hate the sound of the bat. It sounds like last years. I also wish they could get rid of those damn organs!!!
 
# 12 SoxFan01605 @ 02/13/09 02:13 AM
Okay, here are some quick things I noticed (good and bad) throughout the video:

-That d*mn organ...didn't like it before and don't like it now...lol. I wish they would at the very least, dial that down a bit.

-The bat sound is still crap. That is a bit surprising as it's been a gripe for awhile now. Oh well.

-There is an odd hitch on certain pitches and in the transition from contact to the ball in play. It varies from slight to bad. Hopefully it's a video thing or an earlier build thing, but this was present in the last two games, so we'll see.

-if you notice the bullpen jumping up during the pickoff attempt. Very nice to see an active 'pen out there.

-Crowd continues to impress

-Look at the dugout in transitions...it's always active and very fluid and life like. It's a small detail, but is BIG to immersion.

-The presentation is impressing so far. The real-time stuff (like the batboy, for example) integrates very well. I really am loving the camera angles. some of them are simply fantastic. The fielding camera cuts are especially nice at times

-My concerns about Steve Phillips are diminishing (not my hate though). He sounds pretty fluid actually. The commentary is another BIG plus.

-Animations are mostly fluid in play. When they're bad though, they're REALLY bad. I hate the herky-kerky running after a play (looks like a robot who is malfunctioning...lol). Some of the movements look very stiff. The pitching delivery and most of the transition animations look sharp though.

Anyway, that's just my quick observations
 
# 13 EnigmaNemesis @ 02/13/09 02:13 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Knight165
I thought it was me....maybe it's the video, but it looks almost like it's missing animations.
It looked like it was skipping and hiccuping to me.
Anyone else see it that way?
I don't want to say anything if it's my connection or the video itself.

M.K.
Knight165

Same thing here with it fully DL'ed. But it could just be the video encoding. Then again, I said that about last year's too, and it was the game.

Sounds are still horrible, the stick man in the diamond is gross as well. The cut-scenes seem cool, but some cut too quick, and almost seem forced. I wish the stadiums felt more alive, for some reason they dont.

Him running to second on the steal with that weird round tag out was goofy. LOL. Pujols snapping into his stance was funky too.

And please tell me you can turn off that particle effect glow when a pitch is thrown to the catchers glove is thrown... more arcady elements I can live without.

Still the cut-aways are cool though.
 
# 14 stiflr @ 02/13/09 02:14 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Knight165
I thought it was me....maybe it's the video, but it looks almost like it's missing animations.
It looked like it was skipping and hiccuping to me.
Anyone else see it that way?
I don't want to say anything if it's my connection or the video itself.

M.K.
Knight165
I noticed it as well. A little worrisome. Besides that, I loved the dynamic camera and the "real life" ballpark.
 
# 15 myghty @ 02/13/09 02:14 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tomba
Is that my internet connection or is there really that much hiccup when it goes from being thrown to hit out into the field?

is it smooth steve?
I noticed that too...
 
# 16 Smitty730 @ 02/13/09 02:14 AM
The real-time/real-life scenes are what stand out. They are amazing. The attention-to-detail aspect of MLB2K has lacked for years, but it's obvious they made a huge step in the right direction.The Schumacher hit is your standard bat-cracking sound in 2k games. However, notice the change-ups with Ankiel's pop up and Pujols' fly ball. There is a variety, it seems.
 
# 17 Blzer @ 02/13/09 02:15 AM
This game is definitely looking rough around the edges. So far the only really impressive thing is the real time.

I think 2K10 is the game that we're looking for. Either way, this could deliver solidly, in a sort of ugly way.

If there's another plus, it's the strike zone. Take notes, SCEA.
 
# 18 PVarck31 @ 02/13/09 02:15 AM
I am very impressed with that. I didn't notice any frame rate issues. When the ball was hit into the gap, that was straight beautiful. Loved seeing the whole flight of the ball.
 
# 19 Artman22 @ 02/13/09 02:18 AM
The video played smooth for me. No problems at all
 
# 20 CarryTheWeight @ 02/13/09 02:22 AM
Anyone else notice that the transition from the walk-in to the batting stance is missing a few frames? It seems that Pujols and Ankiel pull their bats up into their stances too quickly.
 

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