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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Javy Baez named ‘MLB The Show 20’ cover athlete

CHICAGO —Javier Baez has been named the cover athlete for “MLB The Show 20.”

The game announced the cover Monday in a series of tweets.

Any thoughts from the video game fans among us?

 

QLE Posted: October 22, 2019 at 01:08 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: javy baez, mlb the show, video games

Saturday, September 21, 2019

What’s the best WEIRD baseball video game ever?

First, a bit about the games. Base Wars came out first, and features a bunch of robots (a cyborg, flybot, mcycle, or tank) playing standard baseball ... if standard baseball included fisticuffs for every close force-out or put-out. There are literal base wars, and even if you were definitely out, if you win the ensuing brawl, you get the base anyway. Now that’s a concept a big man like myself can get behind.

That’s the main hook, but the game also has a great aesthetic that includes multiple types of robots. The pitching robots fire the ball out of an arm cannon. The catcher is a unicycle robot and it controls like it. The ball moves pretty quickly as, again, it’s robots throwing the ball.

Things get a little Too Real when you read the backstory for the game: it’s the 24th century and baseball team owners have grown tired of paying large player salaries, so they replaced them with robots. It has a tournament mode with some mild RPG elements, where you can upgrade your robots with better weaponry or simply repair them in advance of your next game.

As it came out on the NES, there isn’t a lot in the way of extra modes, but Base Wars is a very solid baseball that can be enjoyed by virtually anybody.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 21, 2019 at 12:53 PM | 13 comment(s)
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