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Tailz
02-15-2009, 02:55 AM
XBOX 360
• Living Rosters – Active roster updates guarantee your game is current. Rosters are automatically updated behind the scenes, so you’re never late on a trade and always have the hottest players in your starting lineup.
• More Signature Style™ – 2K Sports adds to its impressive library of player–specific animations with more than 300 new signature animations, bringing players to life at the plate, on the mound and in the field, allowing you to play ball like never before.
• Next-Gen Controls – Right stick pitching, batting and responsive fielding bring your virtual baseball experience into the next generation. Improved two-step Precision Pitching™ controls, deeper Swing Stick™ batting and quick fielding responses round out your control of the game.
• Franchise Mode – Take charge of your franchise and enjoy the all-new MLB.com presentation style, a new level of CPU customization, multi-player functionality, and real player ambitions.
• Swing Stick™ Advanced – Now you can really Play Ball. Improved batting controls give batters the ability to influence hits with timing and aim. Improved hit distribution and variety deliver more hit types including spray shots, pulls, line drives and long bombs.
• Inside Edge 2009 – Inside Edge produces remarkably accurate player tendencies. With more than 6 years of scouting reports infused into the action on the field, Inside Edge ensures that players react to in-game situations as they would in real life.
• 2K HD/Real-Time Atmosphere – An all-new Virtual Director brings in-game broadcasts to life in real-time with smart camera placement, angles, and cuts. Real-Time Atmosphere adds to the presentation package by bringing nuances to life throughout the duration of a game. Lighting, umpires, ball boys and coaches all move and progress naturally and seamlessly for a true-to-life ballpark experience.
• New Broadcast Team – Gary Thorne provides the play by play calls alongside color analyst Steve Phillips giving a new perspective and more depth for a true-to-life, insightful
broadcast. With improved sound effects including real time crowd noise you’ll feel like you’re actually sitting in the park.
• Postseason Mode – New Playoffs Mode – Jump right into the post season without having to play through 162 regular season games. And if you win it all, experience a World Series® celebration in true championship style.
• Team 2K – An online competition lasting 10 weeks to compile a team of the best online players. Just play Ranked Quick Matches to compete and win prizes. * Void where prohibited. See 2Ksports.com/team2K for details.
• 2K Share – How do you play ball? Create, upload, and share rosters, sliders, and even players created with the all-new Player DNA feature. This also includes the newly added Reelmaker, where you can now direct your own digital video highlight reels and post them on 2KSports.com for all the world to watch and admire.

Vendetta
02-15-2009, 04:10 AM
Love the living rosters idea! Good job 2K! I am getting really amped up for 2K9!!

Denny Crane
02-15-2009, 04:29 AM
most of these features are fluff and actually terrible. improve gameplay, deepen franchise. boom your done.

FiLtHy FoWl
02-15-2009, 02:32 PM
I hope they fixed the online play that sucked last year.

RPDfire
02-15-2009, 11:03 PM
Online had terrible lag. New announcers, Im gonna miss the old ones

The Toope
02-16-2009, 06:21 PM
The big thing for me is getting the online play fixed and with little to no lag. I'm a big MP gamer and I need my online play to run smooth.

In response to the list, they "improved" the pitching mechanics, but in the few videos I've seen they seem to have dumbed it down. I'm a huge fan of the 2k8 pitching mechanic and hope it remains largely the same.

macreco
02-18-2009, 03:08 AM
Oh Yes, a place where John Miller and Joe Morgan will not be heard on a 360 baseball game. Woo! Damn, John and Joe for.. Ugh lemme think. 2K5,2k6,2k7,2k8. 4yrs. But I kinda liked Miller but Joe no way, he always act likes he knows everything in the game. lol

CAFF31N3
02-18-2009, 05:53 AM
ya...i couldn't stand joe...i hated listening to what he had to say...i wish you could just mute him and let john do all the talking...