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As a workaround i shake off the catcher and make him call another pitch.
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Gangrel wrote:
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As a workaround i shake off the catcher and make him call another pitch.

That’s what I’ve been doing as well. Finally, I changed it to “rarely” but I’m surprised you can’t turn it off.

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sportdan30 wrote:
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Gangrel wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:50 pm
As a workaround i shake off the catcher and make him call another pitch.

That’s what I’ve been doing as well. Finally, I changed it to “rarely” but I’m surprised you can’t turn it off.
Yeah makes no sense you can't turn it off.
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Occasionally, I want to drill a guy for a little payback. I find trying to hit the batters is incredibly hard. I’ve only done it once on accident and not once on purpose, :twisted:
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Occasionally, I want to drill a guy for a little payback. I find trying to hit the batters is incredibly hard. I’ve only done it once on accident and not once on purpose, :twisted:
Even with Pinpoint Pitching? I drilled six consecutive batters in a game last week for kicks, getting three pitchers ejected from the game in one inning. Hilarious! :)
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pk500 wrote:
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greggsand wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:46 am
Occasionally, I want to drill a guy for a little payback. I find trying to hit the batters is incredibly hard. I’ve only done it once on accident and not once on purpose, :twisted:
Even with Pinpoint Pitching? I drilled six consecutive batters in a game last week for kicks, getting three pitchers ejected from the game in one inning. Hilarious! :)
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Just don’t tell Bryce Harper what you guys are up to. Imagine a 97 mph fastball in your face.

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Ha, I am playing with the Cards! Also, despite having Yadi, I've yet to actually throw out one single guy trying to steal. Even if I get the green arrow thing "perfect", he still beats it by a mile. I don't want to touch sliders. Am I missing something??
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While I am loving the Show as always, I went ahead and took the plunge and finally purchased Pro Yaku Spirits 19. I've been wanting to play that franchise forever. Game is going to be delivered sometime today.....really looking forward to it.
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I just played a game of The Show on my PC using the Xbox Console Streaming feature and it worked great.

Of course it didn't take advantage of my ultrawide monitor and even using the highest in game graphic settings the colors looked a little washed out.

However there was no lag at all and it felt comfortable playing this on a PC. There really is no reason not to release this game on the PC now other than Sony being Sony.

Anyway if you would like to play this on the PC just make sure your remote play is turned on in the Xbox and then you need to be using Windows 10 and the Xbox Console App which is different then the Xbox GamPass app.
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Danimal wrote:
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There really is no reason not to release this game on the PC now other than Sony being Sony.
Perhaps piracy is a concern if it were to show up on the PC and possibly unofficial mods. The franchise has been part of the Playstation brand for so long that most gamers associate with Playstation. Tbh, it feels weird playing it on the XBOX.

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Rodster wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 10:58 am
Danimal wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 10:54 am
There really is no reason not to release this game on the PC now other than Sony being Sony.
Perhaps piracy is a concern if it were to show up on the PC and possibly unofficial mods. The franchise has been part of the Playstation brand for so long that most gamers associate with Playstation. Tbh, it feels weird playing it on the XBOX.
I don't believe console games are any safer then PC games when it comes to pirating now days.

As for it feeling weird, not to me I f***in love it. Either Sony needed more money or MLB said release it on both consoles or lose the licenses. Either way something happened because Sony wouldn't do this for no reason.
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Danimal wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 1:16 pm
Rodster wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 10:58 am
Danimal wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 10:54 am
There really is no reason not to release this game on the PC now other than Sony being Sony.
Perhaps piracy is a concern if it were to show up on the PC and possibly unofficial mods. The franchise has been part of the Playstation brand for so long that most gamers associate with Playstation. Tbh, it feels weird playing it on the XBOX.
I don't believe console games are any safer then PC games when it comes to pirating now days.

As for it feeling weird, not to me I f***in love it. Either Sony needed more money or MLB said release it on both consoles or lose the licenses. Either way something happened because Sony wouldn't do this for no reason.
MLB told them to do it. Thought that was common knowledge? They want to expand the simulation aspect to grow the sport. It's making a ton of Xbox people happy and I'm sure Sony was paid handsomely for it.

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dbdynsty25 wrote:
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MLB told them to do it. Thought that was common knowledge?
Not to me but again was just posting that you can play the game on a PC via Xbox console streaming if you want. I could give a rats ass about the rest.
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I've lost my mind to the card collecting side of this game (which is a first for me with any sports game). They've got the gaming-crack formula dialed-in just "right". Again, what a game.
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greggsand wrote:
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I've lost my mind to the card collecting side of this game (which is a first for me with any sports game). They've got the gaming-crack formula dialed-in just "right". Again, what a game.

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So how’s the novelty coming along for those playing the game for the first time? Still digging Diamond Dynasty (my main mode I play) and I just finished a mission that everyone should try if this is your stuff.

They just released a 99 version of rookie sensation Wander Franco and it took me about a few hours to complete. I am an All Star player and the challenges are on Veteran and Rookie levels. While it may take a few tries, this card is well worth since he’s a switch hitter too. You got until the 29th to try it.

Cool game as we approach half way thru the season.

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10spro wrote:
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So how’s the novelty coming along for those playing the game for the first time? Still digging Diamond Dynasty (my main mode I play) and I just finished a mission that everyone should try if this is your stuff.

They just released a 99 version of rookie sensation Wander Franco and it took me about a few hours to complete. I am an All Star player and the challenges are on Veteran and Rookie levels. While it may take a few tries, this card is well worth since he’s a switch hitter too. You got until the 29th to try it.

Cool game as we approach half way thru the season.
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Playing Live Exhibition games still is getting my rocks off with this game. Maybe that's because I haven't followed MLB for 25 years, so playing exhibitions helps me learn more about current players.

Play a few times per week. What a magnificent sports title.
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I play daily as well.

They have 'daily moments' in DD now, which is great. Every month if you play daily you get rewards, mainly some diamond players. Like this month its Zack Britton. Also, you can get a diamond Ozzie Smith and Gary Carter.

Game is good and I don't play online, just offline.

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This game still owns my soul. Mostly playing the 3 different Online Modes (ranked, BR and Events) depending on how much time I have. I probably worked harder unlocking the Ozzie Smith Card than I ever have in a game before. IMO, this is the greatest sports game I’ve ever played. What a celebration of baseball. Really appeals to a MLB geek like myself.
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I am really just getting to this. When it released I was in to Super Mega Baseball 3 pretty heavy. I tried it a couple times after release, but realized that I would have to spend some time with it to really appreciate it. Since I have been a Xbox only guy, I've never played the Show. Now that I have put SMB3 to the side for now, I can see that there is A LOT to like about the Show. The only thing I am not liking right now is I can't hit for s***. I've messed around in practice trying different settings and cameras to no avail. I had the cpu piping fastballs right down the middle and couldn't seem to get the timing down. This was on rookie.
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JOZ wrote:
Thu Jul 01, 2021 11:39 am
I am really just getting to this. When it released I was in to Super Mega Baseball 3 pretty heavy. I tried it a couple times after release, but realized that I would have to spend some time with it to really appreciate it. Since I have been a Xbox only guy, I've never played the Show. Now that I have put SMB3 to the side for now, I can see that there is A LOT to like about the Show. The only thing I am not liking right now is I can't hit for s***. I've messed around in practice trying different settings and cameras to no avail. I had the cpu piping fastballs right down the middle and couldn't seem to get the timing down. This was on rookie.
Any suggestions?
When I was struggling with hitting in my Sony days, I remember that switching cameras was the thing to do which you seem to have tried already. I was hitting on MLB 15 view I remember before adopting the full time strike zone 2 currently. Try to recognize each pitch obviously, that comes with playing more games, stick to veteran level if you can when you first start, adjusting to the speed of the delivery is very important.

Once you start reading some pitches, the key is to be patient and don’t swing at everything. Sometimes, it’s streaky you start hitting bombs out of the park on a weekly basis and at times you can’t hit a even beachball as I can attest lately in my DD games.

Be patient, find the camera that suits your vision best and stick to it.

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JOZ wrote:
Thu Jul 01, 2021 11:39 am
I am really just getting to this. When it released I was in to Super Mega Baseball 3 pretty heavy. I tried it a couple times after release, but realized that I would have to spend some time with it to really appreciate it. Since I have been a Xbox only guy, I've never played the Show. Now that I have put SMB3 to the side for now, I can see that there is A LOT to like about the Show. The only thing I am not liking right now is I can't hit for s***. I've messed around in practice trying different settings and cameras to no avail. I had the cpu piping fastballs right down the middle and couldn't seem to get the timing down. This was on rookie.
Any suggestions?
I tried dynamic hitting and started out on Rookie and couldn't hit either. It was so strange. Either my timing was off or I simply couldn't square up the ball. Try starting out on Veteran and see how that goes. I had a lot more success.

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