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The Major League Baseball 2K11 release date has been set for March 8th, 2011.

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# 1 Blzer @ 12/02/10 08:36 PM
I just hope the PS3 game is more serviceable this year.
 
# 2 Artman22 @ 12/02/10 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Blzer
I just hope the PS3 game is more serviceable this year.
Hey Blzer, Why did you get rid of your xbox?
 
# 3 Blzer @ 12/02/10 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Art1bk
Hey Blzer, Why did you get rid of your xbox?
I never had a 360, just a regular Xbox. I sold it for cash is all.

EDIT: Oh, or you might be referring to the time I had a roommate who had a 360, and I had a silver account for a semester (or would log onto his account).
 
# 4 Footballforever @ 12/02/10 08:55 PM
looking forward to it...Just hoping it as tight as NBA 2k, after all same people making the game.
 
# 5 jfsolo @ 12/02/10 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by FootballForever
looking forward to it...Just hoping it as tight as NBA 2k, after all same people making the game.
Same development house, but not the same personnel. This could be the year that the baseball development team breaks through and produces a stellar game, but its not a something that one can expect with a high level of certainty.
 
# 6 CMH @ 12/02/10 09:09 PM
I just want to see growth. We saw some last year. Still some things that bothered me like fielding, stolen bases and the CPU generating most of their runs with homeruns. But, we shall see.

I still enjoy this game more than The Show. I know that's like a crime here, but it's just how I feel. Just something about 2K is more entertaining to me, but it comes with lots of frustration.
 
# 7 jeffy777 @ 12/02/10 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by CMH
I just want to see growth. We saw some last year. Still some things that bothered me like fielding, stolen bases and the CPU generating most of their runs with homeruns. But, we shall see.

I still enjoy this game more than The Show. I know that's like a crime here, but it's just how I feel. Just something about 2K is more entertaining to me, but it comes with lots of frustration.
I actually have to opposite problem with CPU homeruns. I play with the AI batting power on 90 or higher because they rarely hit anything out of the park. I think a lot of that has to do with the pitching being to easy though. I can always nibble with amazing accuracy so they don't get any good pitches to hit. It messes up the balance of the game.

I do like the rest of 2K10 besides the other problems you mentioned. I think VC did a pretty good job and I think they will keep improving it this year. I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
 
# 8 CMH @ 12/02/10 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by jeffy777
I actually have to opposite problem with CPU homeruns. I play with the AI batting power on 90 or higher because they rarely hit anything out of the park. I think a lot of that has to do with the pitching being to easy though. I can always nibble with amazing accuracy so they don't get any good pitches to hit. It messes up the balance of the game.

I do like the rest of 2K10 besides the other problems you mentioned. I think VC did a pretty good job and I think they will keep improving it this year. I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
That's the bigger issue: the CPU scores their runs on home runs but they don't hit home runs.

It was definitely too easy to dominate from the mound. That's where I gave up on this game. It wasn't a glaring glitch or broken code. It was just that I was tired of winning games 5-1 or something like that.
 
# 9 Artman22 @ 12/02/10 11:44 PM
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Originally Posted by FootballForever
looking forward to it...Just hoping it as tight as NBA 2k, after all same people making the game.
I hope so as well.. We shall see what VC is capable of doing in 2 and a half years of development.
 
# 10 Blzer @ 12/03/10 12:15 AM
I love a lot of 2K10 except in batting. I'll name my issues again, all which no one else seems to have or worry about:

1) Camera options. It's not that we don't have a lot of options, it's that the options are terrible. My favorite one is Batter 1 with height and zoom at 7 (I believe that's what they are), but the batter is still so far away from the camera itself that the ball never quite "comes at you" enough to judge what it's doing. Don't even get me started on those other two, dumb camera options that are set like World Series Baseball on SEGA and a third of the screen shows the dirt behind the batter. Give me one like MLB 2K8, and things will start shaping up nicely there.

2) Holy mother lagger! This is the most unresponsive swinging system I have ever seen, in any video game! I can blame this on my HDTV all I want, but I have zero issues with pitching in the same exact game, let alone swinging on any other game like The Show, etc. Yes there is natural HDTV lag (and as far as HDTV's go it's actually pretty bad), but this is dreadful. It's not just lag, it's lack of input response. No one else seems to have this issue, I'm not sure why I'm the only one who has it.

3) Check swing system. Again, dreadful. I have to double-tap X at nearly the speed of light to even hold up my check-swing, let alone check it at all or determine whether I would have wanted to in the first place based on how early I have to swing because of the hideous response time.

Combined with directional hitting, the swinging aspect of this game is a complete crapshoot.
 
# 11 Dazraz @ 12/03/10 01:59 AM
As a gamer in the UK I have to import my baseball games. That means I have to buy for the PS3 because of the regional coding on the 360. MLB the Show is a must buy but I'm tempted to take a look at MLB 2K11. The trouble is 2K's titles always look poor on the PS3.
I'm holidaying in Florida in April so I might pop to a Gamestop & have a look at the game.
 
# 12 Ollienyy @ 12/03/10 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Dazraz
As a gamer in the UK I have to import my baseball games. That means I have to buy for the PS3 because of the regional coding on the 360. MLB the Show is a must buy but I'm tempted to take a look at MLB 2K11. The trouble is 2K's titles always look poor on the PS3.
I'm holidaying in Florida in April so I might pop to a Gamestop & have a look at the game.
Can you not import a 360 from here? Can't be too expensive, probably cheaper then buying a PS3 where you are.
 
# 13 bonannogiovanni @ 12/03/10 12:17 PM
This better be a completed game, I'm tired of hearing "we'll fix it next year" like the past two iterations.
 
# 14 EnigmaNemesis @ 12/03/10 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by MLB01
I hate the batting camera angles too. You would think with all those options, one could find one that suits them.. I didn't.

The check swing system is the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen. I use classic controls and honestly, I never could check my swing unless it was by accident. I did it a couple times and I was like.. I don't understand why they made it like that cause in real life, it isn't hard to check your swing. It's difficult to check your swing and not break the front of the plate, but still, the way they implemented it is very unnatural.
That was the side effect for the poor decision to remove it entirely, only to add it back in a patch from the community backlash. So since it was not tied into the hitting system from the get go, it felt as you said, "unnatural".
 
# 15 SoxFan01605 @ 12/03/10 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Rambo1986
I see you play MLB The Show and I must say, I hate The Show's batting camera. I like MLB 2Ks because its centered perfectly and I always swing at lower thrown pitches in The Show cause the camera is dreadful and you can't even adjust the height of it. In 2K, the pitcher is inside the batter box, and you can judge whether the trajectory of a pitch and really put your discipline to the test. In The Show, I feel like I am taking a guess of swinging and I always swing at those low curveballs that are in the dirt.
I don't have that problem in The Show, but I do agree they could stand to open up the camera options.

I think 2K has the right idea with the adjustable camera options...the options need to be expanded a bit. I would love to see one of these games attempt a completely free-ranging adjustable camera.
 
# 16 rudyjuly2 @ 12/05/10 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by CMH
That's the bigger issue: the CPU scores their runs on home runs but they don't hit home runs.

It was definitely too easy to dominate from the mound. That's where I gave up on this game. It wasn't a glaring glitch or broken code. It was just that I was tired of winning games 5-1 or something like that.
Totally agree. It was too easy to pitch once you got used to it. 2K10 was fun but would have been so much better if you had a pitch accuracy slider.

Furthermore the cpu used the contact swing too often resulting in too few HRs, even with cpu power at 100. A big part of this problem is that there is way too much of a difference between the contact and power swing. The Show probably doesn't have enough of a gap but 2K10's gap is way too large.
 
# 17 rudyjuly2 @ 12/05/10 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by SoxFan01605
I don't have that problem in The Show, but I do agree they could stand to open up the camera options.

I think 2K has the right idea with the adjustable camera options...the options need to be expanded a bit. I would love to see one of these games attempt a completely free-ranging adjustable camera.
2K did a fantastic job in the pitching camera options. The Show really needs to add a similar system so you can recreate virtually any camera angle.

I personally loved 2K's batting angle. It really helped my eye. Combined that and a more responsive pitch speed slider I would actually get walks. One game I had 7! It's something I've never been able to do in the Show due to a combination of the hitting camera angle, fast pitch speeds (even 0 on the slider is a little too fast for me in the Show while 55 was perfect for me in 2K10) and my slower reflexes.

2K does need to add a much better fielding camera. It was garbage - too close up. The Show does a much better job in this department. Of course 2K also needs to totally overhaul fielding so we actually see errors this year. I will be extremely pissed if I don't see injuries and errors this year.
 
# 18 Matt_350z @ 12/10/10 04:19 PM
Unless I see the game took a major step backwards for some unforseen reason, I will be picking this up over MLB 11-The Show.

Don't get me wrong, I love The Show. It might be my favorite sports game. I invested so much time in 08,09, and 10. That I don't really know if I want to start my RTTS or Franchise all over again this spring. Not enough changed for me from 09 to 10. I felt like I was doing the same thing over again. Thats not a bad thing, because its a superb game. Its just all that time I had invested in the previous title was gone, and I felt the upgrade may not have warranted it.

So I am hoping 2k polished things up, tightened up the gameplay, and expanded "my player" a bit. I will purchase 2k11 the day it comes out. I'll give it a good couple months. Put down The Show 10 during this span, and see what 2k11 is made of.
If it doesn't do it for me, then make the decision if I just want to continue with MLB10, or salvage whatever I can get for both them, and pick up MLB 11-The Show.
 
# 19 XBox_Roughneck @ 12/14/10 09:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Blzer
I just hope the PS3 game is more serviceable this year.
I can't recommend the PC version highly enough. A very good game on PC IMHO.

I can't wait to grab 2k11.
 
# 20 JBH3 @ 12/15/10 12:29 PM
There has been some marginal improvements, but this franchise mode is lacking and needs a strong showing this year.
 

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