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1Up: MLB 2K8 Preview

After playing through a sixteenth of an MLB 2K8 season we're clear about one thing: Ritalin users will be tested by the game's new pitching meter. The innovative system demands absolute focus. Anything less and your hurler will earn a stint on the DL from whiplash.

The system turns every thrown pitch into a three-step process. First, you build effectiveness during your windup by pushing and holding the right analog stick in a direction (down for a fastball, for instance). You then do your "gesture" in which you'll move the right analog stick to mimic a given pitch (a semi-circle for a yakker, straight up for a heater, slightly to the left of center for a cutter, etc). Finally, you release -- trying to hit the perfect spot for maximum buzz or break depending on the type of pitch you're throwing.

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Alcohog3530d ago

Sounds like 2k should be making games for the Wii. Instead of coming up with new control innovations they should have been fixing the broken gameplay of last year. After playing The Show demo, its a no brainer which baseball game to own in 2008.