23 posts tagged MLB 2K12
The MLB 2K series has been a huge disappointment over the past few years and this year is no different.
2K Sports’ latest baseball title, MLB 2K13, came out to terrible reviews from all major media outlets and for good reason.
The game is essentially MLB 2K12 with a roster update minus online leagues. So instead of doing a review on the game, I decided to do a video highlighting the rise and fall of the MLB 2K series and why its become a shell of its former self.
THQ, who had no choice but to give up the WWE license, had a good run. However, their games in recent years had a familiarity about them that resulted in some gamers clamoring for change.
With the deal now being official, a transition is coming whether fans like it or not. In this episode of SGS, I’ll give you my wishlist on the changes I want made to the next WWE video game.
2K Sports is expected to release a patch for MLB 2K12 in the next 24 hours for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 users.
The patch addresses several gameplay and online issues that have plagued the game, including crashes in MLB Today mode and base runner/outfielder bugs.
The entire list of patch notes can be viewed here. PC users will not be receiving the patch.
MLB 2K12 will likely be the last Major League Baseball game produced by 2K Sports.
Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of 2K Sports, told Kotaku that “MLB 2K12 is our last offering under that agreement. At this time, we have no further comment.”
The news comes as no surprise, with Take-Two’s exclusive contract with MLB set to expire in the next 12 months. 2K Sports has also struggled with the MLB 2K series, which has received negative reviews in recent years.
The cancellation of MLB 2K leaves NBA 2K as the only annual sports franchise for the company. The news also opens the door for other publishers to produce an MLB title, something I suggested in the latest episode of SGS.
Christopher Gilmore beat out 25-year-old Charles Bates of Conway, Ark. in the final round of the single-elimination tournament, 10-1.
Both finalists were part of the top-eight ranked individuals chosen from a dynamic leaderboard ranking the most perfect games thrown.
2K Sports has yet to comment on the ordeal, only stating to Kotaku that the contest was “run fairly and consistently with the rules.”
E3 is the biggest video game trade show of the year and is often used as a place to showcase the latest titles.
With the event being a few weeks away, sports gamers are anxiously waiting for new information on some of their favorite titles and getting a first look at new games as well.
So what can gamers expect to see at this year’s E3? In this episode of SGS, I’ll give you my E3 sports video game predictions and take a stab at what I think will be announced at the event.
Like the steroid era in Major League Baseball, this year’s MLB 2K12 Perfect Game Challenge may be preceded with an asterisk.
Although the eight finalists have already been chosen, one of them has been accused of using an exploit to change the lineups of both teams before starting the game.
According to the article, Haff claims he didn’t break any of the official rules. 2K Sports has yet to comment on the story.
After nearly a month of waiting, the MLB 2K12 Perfect Game Challenge kicks off today.
Eight finalists who throw a perfect game will be chosen to compete in a single elimination tournament in May to determine who wins the one million dollar prize.
The participants will be determined by a dynamic leaderboard ranking the ‘most perfect’ games thrown based on degree of difficulty and degree of perfection.
The new rules are designed to add a competitive element to the contest. When it was first introduced two years ago, the contest simply rewarded the first person who pitched a perfect game the million dollar prize.