Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Sports

MLB 14 The Show in stores, online for PS3, PS4, and PS Vita

MLB 14 The Show (PS3, PS4, PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1 (PS4)

MLB The Show makes its PS4 debut today with MLB 14 The Show, and it has also launched for PS3 and PS Vita. The latest in the premier baseball series includes Quick Counts to reduce the amount of time necessary to play a nine-inning game, Player Lock to focus on one player and their position, and the ability to import saves from previous entries. In addition, Sony notes that there are over 50 other new features and improvements.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Online play restored to 360 version of Pro Evolution Soccer 2014

Pro Evolution Soccer (360, 3DS, PC, PS3) 360 Online Play Restored - Screenshot 1

A new patch to restore full online play has gone live for the 360 version of Pro Evolution Soccer 2014. According to Konami, the update “remedies all online issues” and will be automatically installed from within the game. After updating, gamers will be able to access online mode as well as Master League Online. Problems with downloading game updates via Konami data packs should also be fixed. A beta patch to allow full 11-vs-11 Online play was also announced, and is said to be available in a few weeks.

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DLC, Xbox 360 News

Mutant League’s return Kickstarted as Mutant Football League

Mutant Football League (360, Android, iOS) Kickstarter Announcement - Screenshot 1

Gamers who cut their teeth during the 16-bit era will undoubtedly remember EA’s strange Mutant League series for the Sega Genesis. The violent sports line featured teams of monsters and mutants battling it out in football and hockey. Now, on the 20th anniversary of Mutant League Football’s release, series creator Michael Mendheim is looking to resurrect the line with Mutant Football League. Mendheim is hoping to crowdsource enough funding through Kickstarter to develop and release the spiritual success for Android, iOS, and Xbox Live Arcade. Some of the planned features include 30 teams, stadium traps, weapon-wielding fans, team and character customization, four-plus races, and a loaded arsenal including bombs and chainsaws.

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Android, Apple Handheld, Xbox 360 News

MLB 12 The Show now available for PS3, PS Vita

MLB 12 The Show (PS3, Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

MLB 12 The Show has hit store shelves for the PS3 and PS Vita. The long-running series continues with support for the Move in all modes, cross-platform save functionality between the PS3 and Vita, enhanced graphics and mechanics, and TruBroadcast presentations. The new cross functionality includes all of the core components, including Exhibition, and Home Run Derby, with the ability to share save files, allowing for The Show progression to be moved between systems. In addition, ’12 adds an entirely new mode, Diamond Dynasty.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News