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Record Your Catcalls And Heckling For MLB 09: The Show

MLB 08: The Show could very well be the best sports title of the year, so we have super high expectations for the 2009 installment. We expect more realism, authenticity and depth, but we didn't expect what ESPN is calling "Trash Talk 2.0."

ESPN has unveiled a great first look at MLB 09: The Show, and they've announced that if you have a Rock Band microphone or wireless headset, you can input your own catcalls into the game! See, once they're implemented, the voice will actually sound like it's coming from the stands, so it'll be "more like a crowd chanting 'over-rated' and not just a single person yelling." This is the feature that's grabbing all the headlines, of course, but you gotta check out all the rest of it at the link above. They break down the update into separate sections; read up on the likes of Authenticity, Road to the Show 3.0, Franchise 2.0, Online, Custom Music/Replays, Hot Shot Fielding, and some vital stats that further outline the game's commitment to detail. From the looks of it, this game could very well be the deepest and most rewarding sports experience of the new generation, and it's great to see baseball games starting to stand out in the crowd. 2K Sports' MLB 2K series and EA's Triple Play franchise have provided fans with decent titles in the past, but nothing like this.

Stay tuned for more on MLB 09: The Show, which is scheduled to slide onto store shelves on March 3...just in time for spring training.

Related Game(s): MLB 09: The Show

12/19/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (13 posts)

Tim
Friday, December 19, 2008 @ 1:07:11 PM
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Still no homerun derby? As silly as it sounds, it makes a baseball game that much easier to put in when you just have a few minutes to kill. And it makes me want to play the actual game more. Why oh why do baseball games abandon this fun feature?

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Frenchy17
Friday, December 19, 2008 @ 2:26:12 PM
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Sounds awesome, can't wait for this one! I am still toying around in last years version!

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Scarecrow
Friday, December 19, 2008 @ 2:30:00 PM
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Wow!
Had to sign in from school just to post 'bout this.

THERE'S NOT QUESTION 'BOUT IT, THIS IS THE BEST SPORTS GAME OF 2009. Hell in my opinion '08 was the best of 2008 too.

Check out out this quote from the ESPN article:
"Sony promises over 700 new gameplay animations, more than 150 new personalized pitcher and batter routines, and another 400 new presentation animations"

Now on which console can you add that much stuff? Playstation3

It's all 'bout blu-ray letting you really take games farther than ever before.

That's the thing Sony knows will really matter in the future. Devs want to add more to their games, more coding, animations, more music, backgrounds, characters, etc.

There's also going to be time of day in the game. And I'm even betting that there will be weather(would be amazing!). Rain delay impacting your game, so that you'll have to use an alternate pitcher.

This game will be so freaking good! I'm stoked!
Thanks for the article Ben, pumped for the baseball season.

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Geobaldi
Friday, December 19, 2008 @ 3:05:12 PM
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Sounds great and I'm sure it will top last seasons' version. I really miss the rain delays and home run derby as well. Would be nice if they integrate the derby into the midway classic during a season instead of just making it a standalone mode. Would like to see mascots too though it's just a minor detail. And how about manually arguing with the umpires and fights when getting beaned. Bases Loaded had it on the original NES. Either way this will be THE baseball game to own again next season.

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Frenchy17
Friday, December 19, 2008 @ 3:21:08 PM
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We should start a league when it comes out.

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Scarecrow
Friday, December 19, 2008 @ 3:41:57 PM

Hell yeah....
I really don't have a lot of baseball friends
I really hope to gather some people together

email me @ silver_knight59@yahoo.com
add me on PSN: Scarecrow-- (yes with the two dashes)

Anyone from here can email me too just to keep in contact.

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dlte
Friday, December 19, 2008 @ 4:07:31 PM

a psx extreme league sounds awesome, i'm in.

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dlte
Friday, December 19, 2008 @ 3:42:56 PM
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It's about time they added custom walk-up music and time progression. Definitely up there with Killzone 2 on my must-have list. Does this mean it'll have ESPN presentation? Joe Morgan and Jon Miller are awesome.

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Frenchy17
Friday, December 19, 2008 @ 4:03:20 PM
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My psn id is the same name as it is on here - frenchy17. And 17 was my baseball number, it is not my age :)

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chicko1983
Friday, December 19, 2008 @ 5:11:59 PM
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I cant say that I will play this game, but it is a pretty cool idea

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ec0li
Friday, December 19, 2008 @ 11:16:55 PM
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I can't wait for this game. This is another reason why I bought a PS3. The multiplatform MLB 2K series has seriously gone down the tubes. I love me some baseball and it looks like it's going to be MLB 09.

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JPBooch
Saturday, December 20, 2008 @ 10:02:09 AM
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Cat calls...very cool. I'd like to see them institute Yankee Stadiums roll call and have the players acknowledge it...that would be sweet.

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dveisalive
Sunday, December 21, 2008 @ 3:14:39 AM
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I cant wait to get this, I'm going to use them RedSox boys and Talk so much garbadge, it just sounds like fun!

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