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Gamespot continues its week of MLB '10: The Show in this franchise and presentation article.

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"MLB 10 will have 30-player Franchise mode, which will allow an unprecedented amount of control for players in their franchise. The system required an overhaul of sorts for how profiles are handled in MLB 10, and the result looks to be a very flexible system. For example, in addition to controlling your favorite team in all its minute detail, you'll be able to set things up so you can deal with lineups and injuries for every other team in the big leagues. That way, if Derek Jeter breaks his finger midway through the Yankees campaign, you'll be able to go to the Yanks' lineup and modify its lineup to reflect this--even if the Yankees aren't your franchise team. Franchise mode will also include a fully functional waiver system in MLB 10, including additions like waiver periods, trade waivers, and more. Producers estimate they had about 90 percent of the waiver system in last year's game, but baseball fans who love to dive neck-deep into the complexities of waivers should have a field day with this stuff.

The presentation in the MLB: The Show series has always been sterling, with a sharp broadcast look and the three-member announcing team of Matt Vasgersian, Dave Campbell, and Rex Hudler that continues to offer some of the best commentary in all of sports gaming. Those elements will be in full effect for MLB 10--including lots of new calls from Vasgersian and company--but it won't be the only way to watch the game in action. New for MLB 10 is the so-called real-time presentation, which dials back the metric ton of television broadcast overlays for a more natural look at the game, and there are lots of cutaways to different players on the field in between innings or between plays. For example, during a routine out at first base, I watched as the base runner made his way back to the dugout, being careful to walk around the pitching mound in the process."

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Member Comments
# 1 coolio83 @ 02/04/10 03:14 PM
sounds good, but could we stop it with the Mets jokes, We Get It, they have problems! Get Over With It, PLEASE!
 
# 2 Reaman @ 02/04/10 03:28 PM
Thank you HustlinOwl!
 
# 3 DodgerFanatic2K3 @ 02/04/10 03:37 PM
That article was just a rehash of old news, I was hoping for some new details about RTP
 
# 4 bp4baseball @ 02/04/10 03:42 PM
Thanks
 
# 5 Drew127 @ 02/04/10 04:20 PM
It sounds like the guy doesn't know what he's talking about. First of all he refers to the "Injured Reserve" twice. No such thing in baseball, thanks.
 
# 6 CommunityCollege @ 02/04/10 04:40 PM
Gamespot isn't quite the liable source to my liking
 
# 7 bxgoods @ 02/04/10 04:46 PM
If these are the only improvements on Franchise, I'm dissapointed. It looks like Franchise won't be adding a lot, just fixing bugs that were there in the past.
 
# 8 Joey @ 02/04/10 05:01 PM
Uh, you really should read the CD sticky where Knight & Jim went into some detail on the improvements made to franchise.

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Originally Posted by bxgoods
If these are the only improvements on Franchise, I'm dissapointed. It looks like Franchise won't be adding a lot, just fixing bugs that were there in the past.
 
# 9 budsticky @ 02/04/10 05:19 PM
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MLB 10 will have 30-player Franchise mode, which will allow an unprecedented amount of control for players in their franchise. The system required an overhaul of sorts for how profiles are handled in MLB 10, and the result looks to be a very flexible system. For example, in addition to controlling your favorite team in all its minute detail, you'll be able to set things up so you can deal with lineups and injuries for every other team in the big leagues. That way, if Derek Jeter breaks his finger midway through the Yankees campaign, you'll be able to go to the Yanks' lineup and modify its lineup to reflect this--even if the Yankees aren't your franchise team.
Am I reading this right? Does this mean if you aren't controlling all 30 teams there is no CPU AI that will fix a lineup in a way that makes sense if a guy goes down? So if I'm not controlling the Yankees and A-Rod goes down for a few days and the CPU brings up a scrub from the minors just to fill in that guy will go into the clean-up spot by default? I'm not sure if I'm liking that. I'm all for control, but I don't want to have to micromanage my leagues to that degree. Once a season gets rolling it's really hard to keep up with all the guys going down with injuries and coming back healthy.
 
# 10 CubFan23 @ 02/04/10 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by budsticky
Am I reading this right? Does this mean if you aren't controlling all 30 teams there is no CPU AI that will fix a lineup in a way that makes sense if a guy goes down? So if I'm not controlling the Yankees and A-Rod goes down for a few days and the CPU brings up a scrub from the minors just to fill in that guy will go into the clean-up spot by default? I'm not sure if I'm liking that. I'm all for control, but I don't want to have to micromanage my leagues to that degree. Once a season gets rolling it's really hard to keep up with all the guys going down with injuries and coming back healthy.
What he is saying is in real life, if Jeter breaks his finger, you can go in and injure him in your game to keep it realistic if you want.
 
# 11 budsticky @ 02/04/10 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by CubFan23
What he is saying is in real life, if Jeter breaks his finger, you can go in and injure him in your game to keep it realistic if you want.
Oh, alright. That makes a lot more sense. I didn't think a game as advanced as this would drop the ball on something like that.
 
# 12 brewersfan84 @ 02/04/10 08:13 PM
This tells us nothing new only because we already were dieing to know and we found out through this forum. Its not gamespot's fault, although yeah they do suck!
 
# 13 CubFan23 @ 02/04/10 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by brewersfan84
This tells us nothing new only because we already were dieing to know and we found out through this forum. Its not gamespot's fault, although yeah they do suck!
This. ^

We are so privileged to have this forum. This is stuff we have heard before only because of SCEA's committment to it's consumers. Thanks to Russell & all the Developers of this great game and the guys at Community Day for informing us earlier than any other site on the web!

 
# 14 ChubbyBanana @ 02/05/10 01:40 AM
Sounds Good!

March can't get here soon enough...
 

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