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Here is another Major League Baseball 2K9 video. This one shows off some of the hit variety in the game, as well as a few defensive gems. Yes, the audio is a little off, as my software and encoding aren't playing nice for me.

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# 1 SoxFan01605 @ 02/23/09 05:10 AM
Thanks for the video. Certainly a better variety of hits than we've seen thus far. Liked the pull shots better in this video too. Also liked seeing a collision at home.
 
# 2 Lucas718 @ 02/23/09 05:10 AM
Very cool. I noticed the game started in daylight and ended at night. I don't know if any previous 2K games did that, but that's pretty cool.
 
# 3 Blzer @ 02/23/09 05:17 AM
Now uh, I don't want to sound like a broken record, but does anybody not see the time issue here? The game begins with the sun directly overhead (like a noonish time) and by the ninth inning the sun is already down. Though the biggest problem is between the 8th and the 9th.

Yes, that's a glaring issue. Yes, I have a problem with it.
 
# 4 SoxFan01605 @ 02/23/09 05:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Blzer
Now uh, I don't want to sound like a broken record, but does anybody not see the time issue here? The game begins with the sun directly overhead (like a noonish time) and by the ninth inning the sun is already down. Though the biggest problem is between the 8th and the 9th.

Yes, that's a glaring issue. Yes, I have a problem with it.
lol...I see it, but it doesn't bother me as much as it bothers you (though to be fair, it would be hard for any of us to be as bothered by it as you are...lol)
 
# 5 ExtremeGamer @ 02/23/09 05:47 AM
Looks good, so does the day to night progression, I'm not going to use a sun dial to make sure the sun is in the exact position for every game. I do like how the buildings have the lights on at night. Nice touch.
 
# 6 bobbysco13 @ 02/23/09 06:52 AM
Did anyone notice the stats for individual players on the big scoreboard in right-center? Replay the video for yourselves and look at the stats. First batter, Hanley Ramirez, over 70 homeruns......Ichiro 73 homeruns...I think Josh Hamilton had over 100... I understand this may not be the biggest thing to some people out there, but in our grand game of baseball that is predicated off of statistics, this simply in not good in any way. It's either pointing to a bad stats driven simulation engine, or I guess even worse, laziness by the developers (no attention to the "small" stuff like The Show does)
 
# 7 BigH2k6 @ 02/23/09 06:55 AM
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Originally Posted by bobbysco13
Did anyone notice the stats for individual players on the big scoreboard in right-center? Replay the video for yourselves and look at the stats. First batter, Hanley Ramirez, over 70 homeruns......Ichiro 73 homeruns...I think Josh Hamilton had over 100... I understand this may not be the biggest thing to some people out there, but in our grand game of baseball that is predicated off of statistics, this simply in not good in any way. It's either pointing to a bad stats driven simulation engine, or I guess even worse, laziness by the developers (no attention to the "small" stuff like The Show does)
I'm pretty sure those are career stats, not season stats.
 
# 8 BigH2k6 @ 02/23/09 06:56 AM
Thans Steve. Nice hit variety.
 
# 9 bobbysco13 @ 02/23/09 06:57 AM
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Originally Posted by BigH2k6
I'm pretty sure those are career stats, not season stats.
BigH.........You are absolutely right and I am wrong....My mind went right to "these guys simmed up to the all star game" when they probably simply picked a quick game of the all star game. I went to MLB.com and confirmed that those were career totals.. This is a good lesson that idiots like myself should think before they type!!
 
# 10 DaveDQ @ 02/23/09 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Lucas718
Very cool. I noticed the game started in daylight and ended at night. I don't know if any previous 2K games did that, but that's pretty cool.
It has been in previous versions.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blzer

Yes, that's a glaring issue. Yes, I have a problem with it.
Man, your poor girlfriend...

"Honey, how do I look?"

"Well, you look alright, except for..."



Thanks again, Steve for these videos. This one really shows off the various possible hits. Looking forward to the demo.
 
# 11 NikSaban @ 02/23/09 06:59 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobbysco13
Did anyone notice the stats for individual players on the big scoreboard in right-center? Replay the video for yourselves and look at the stats. First batter, Hanley Ramirez, over 70 homeruns......Ichiro 73 homeruns...I think Josh Hamilton had over 100... I understand this may not be the biggest thing to some people out there, but in our grand game of baseball that is predicated off of statistics, this simply in not good in any way. It's either pointing to a bad stats driven simulation engine, or I guess even worse, laziness by the developers (no attention to the "small" stuff like The Show does)
Those are career stats. LOL!. Thank goodness that pitch to Hanley wasn't a hr. The pitch was about a foot outside.
 
# 12 Openroad_7 @ 02/23/09 07:46 AM
Look at the video again, why are the batters making contact no matter where the pitch is thrown? I only saw 1 swing and a miss and that was on a late swing. Some of those pitches should be missed, looks like there is a large plate coverage.
 
# 13 ExtremeGamer @ 02/23/09 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by baa7
Man, your poor kids:

"Dad, we don't want chocolate ice cream."

"Man, you kids don't sure don't know what's good for you. Whadda ya mean? What's the matter with chocolate? Chocolate is great. It's delicious, lol. I LOVE chocolate ice cream. How can you say that??"
How is that relevant? I know you like to make your little comments, so we'll leave it at that.

Keep it on the discussion of the video, that's it.
 
# 14 stealyerface @ 02/23/09 08:05 AM
The one thing that I am very happy to see, and this video shows it off quite well, is that the size of the field in relation to the size of the players seems to have been scaled a bit more properly than 2k's previous attempts.

One of my gripes last year was that it was next to impossible to get anything other than a screamer between the infielders, and even then, a lot of those missles were stabbed on the diving attempts. It look like this year we may get to see more balls that would normally find their way through the infield, actually get through.

I also have seen some balls find the gap in the outfield, and again, those outfielders covered a lot of fround last year, not only because they were super-fast, but because they were just too big. It was like having three 10 foot tall outfielders that ran a 4.15 forty yard dash out there.

Might be good news.

syf
 
# 15 tmac55 @ 02/23/09 08:14 AM
Very nice hit variations with a little of everything and like the previous poster mentioned, the gap shots to the outfield do look and feel more like on TV with the obvious relation to where the outfielders are positioned.
 
# 16 Checmate101 @ 02/23/09 08:15 AM
Like what I saw in this vid..I can't comlain about anything..
 
# 17 SoxFan01605 @ 02/23/09 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by kGinGreen
If anyone would like to activate the flux capacitor to march 2, 2009 feel free.
Two things..lol:

1. I thought the flux capacitor was a component of time travel...not an actual time machine?

2. If your imagining time travel for this, why not travel to the release date instead of the day before?

Just wondering

EDIT: Saw you corrected for #1...lol.
 
# 18 bigfnjoe96 @ 02/23/09 08:24 AM
Very nice.. As for Lighting Transition. It's there. It may not be as strong as 2k7 but it's there. Look @ the video from the 45 second mark & on. Look @ the left, there's a building & then a skyscraper you can see clouds in between them moving across as the innings go on.

Man this is gonna be a long week....
 
# 19 SoxFan01605 @ 02/23/09 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by kGinGreen
#2 i'll have to think about but yeah it sounded better the 2nd time. I figure stores would have it the day before and id just rob them and then if i get caught just go back in time and fix it? then again if i had a time machine i could just do that now and go to steves house or something.
lol...wow

So anyway...All Star Game...lol...didn't look too bad overall
 
# 20 Trevytrev11 @ 02/23/09 08:57 AM
Great job displaying the hit variety. This put away a lot of the "all flyballs all day long" fear. Nice to see a ball hit between the SS and second base make it through the IF. This hit didn't exist last year. Nice to see balls hit to the gaps and towards the lines that the OF wasn't even close to making a play on. Last year, those hits would have been outs.

I like the underhand toss from the second baseman to first on the very last play.

A few questions that I wasn't paying enough attention to:

1) Are there expanded rosters for the game?

2) (Probably depends on #1) Does the AI manage the All Star game different than a regular season game? Pitchers going 1-2 innings, using a lot of bench players?
 

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