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IGN has just posted their MLB 11 The Show preview. They talk about the new analog controls, balks and more control.

Quote:
"The Show 11 features analog control for batting, pitching and fielding, which basically means every major mechanic in the game is controllable with the right analog stick. For batting, you'll pull back the right stick to begin the backswing and then push it forward to swing through a pitch. You can angle the stick to the left or the right to handle inside and outside pitches, while the game will automatically adjust to pitch height for you. To check swing, just let off the stick before pushing it all the way up.

Pitching works like a combination of batting and fielding. You'll still pick the pitch type with face buttons then use a cursor to adjust pitch location. Once you're ready to throw, you'll set and go into your windup by pulling back on the stick and then push it forward, either favoring the left of the right side of the plate to shade the pitch a little more. Setting before you pitch is more important in The Show 11. Sony has included balks for the first time in the series, so don't try to quick pitch with runners on base."

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# 1 DJ @ 12/16/10 09:10 AM
Not too much different from the ESPN article, but I did think the last paragraph was well-written and made a good point:

"Developing sports games is one of the most merciless tasks in the video game industry. Developers never have enough time or money, and their fan base is among the most knowledgeable and impassioned in the industry. That's why it was so impressive (and exhausting) to listen to Sony enumerate all of the new additions they've squeezed into an already encyclopedic game of stats, detail, and mechanical nuance. The Sony rep never seemed to run out of "one more thing" to show me. Whatever happens with the game when it is released, it's clear MLB 11: The Show is a product of serious enthusiasm and care."
 
# 2 nemesis04 @ 12/16/10 09:10 AM
Somebody order balks?
 
# 3 cnelly4 @ 12/16/10 09:11 AM
Don't think it was posted yet. Good read, nothing new from yesterday though.
 
# 4 Knight165 @ 12/16/10 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by nemesis04
Somebody order balks?


:O!

M.K.
Knight165
 
# 5 BravesBoy @ 12/16/10 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Knight165
:O!

M.K.
Knight165
I'm starting to believe knight works for the CIA or something. I think he knows what SCEA is gonna do before they do!! Keep bitting that tongue my friend
 
# 6 Stikskillz @ 12/16/10 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by nemesis04
Somebody order balks?
Based on the article, yes indeed!

Sony has included balks for the first time in the series, so don't try to quick pitch with runners on base.
 
# 7 ryan36 @ 12/16/10 09:29 AM
now all they need is a slidestep
 
# 8 nemesis04 @ 12/16/10 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by BravesBoy
I'm starting to believe knight works for the CIA or something. I think he knows what SCEA is gonna do before they do!! Keep bitting that tongue my friend
Pfft.......Knight does not even play the game he is too busy fiddling with rosters.
 
# 9 BravesBoy @ 12/16/10 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by nemesis04
Pfft.......Knight does not even play the game he is too busy fiddling with rosters.
haha....ya callin him out nem j/k
 
# 10 bhurst99 @ 12/16/10 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by nemesis04
Pfft.......Knight does not even play the game he is too busy fiddling with rosters.
Wow, Ouch!
 
# 11 green94 @ 12/16/10 09:50 AM
FULL day/night lighting???? Huge news if true!
 
# 12 K_GUN @ 12/16/10 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by green94
FULL day/night lighting???? Huge news if true!

was just about to post this

YES!....if it's what I think it is...starting a game at 1pm.....getting into xtra innings and have the night mode kick in!
 
# 13 Knight165 @ 12/16/10 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by BravesBoy
haha....ya callin him out nem j/k

He tried that!!!
Ask him the result of Game 1!!!
Even my feeble MoM fingers k'ed his a !!

M.K.
Knight165
 
# 14 green94 @ 12/16/10 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by K_GUN
was just about to post this

YES!....if it's what I think it is...starting a game at 1pm.....getting into xtra innings and have the night mode kick in!
This IS year 3 of 3 of the implementation!
 
# 15 Beebe's Kid @ 12/16/10 10:30 AM
Weather, balks, user forced errors...

Tell me more!

Knight, I want to thank you in advance for getting the jump on those rosters and having them all set for release day!!
 
# 16 Pared @ 12/16/10 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Knight165
He tried that!!!
Ask him the result of Game 1!!!
Even my feeble MoM fingers k'ed his a !!

M.K.
Knight165
True story!
 
# 17 nemesis04 @ 12/16/10 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Pared
True story!
One lies the other swears! Two Met fans in a pea pod!

Knight any time you would like to challenge I am always open to some fungo's!
 
# 18 Knight165 @ 12/16/10 10:41 AM
Haha....where's the snail pic?

M.K.
Knight165
 
# 19 nemesis04 @ 12/16/10 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Knight165
Haha....where's the snail pic?

M.K.
Knight165
This is the only thing that Knight seems able to crush!





Just for you!
 
# 20 NYYanks26 @ 12/16/10 10:54 AM
Finally.... Balks!
 

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