A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this game.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that MLB 13 The Show is a professional baseball simulation. There is no questionable content in this game except for product placement. But mom and dad should be aware the PlayStation 3 version can be played online with voice support, therefore kids could be engaged in inappropriate language (or hear profanity) as there is no monitoring or filtering. The PS Vita version is single player only.
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MLB13 The show es para bebe el juego de manera general es regular pero me baso en lo caro que se vende y a no vale el pago con el juego si muy buenos graficos buena imagen pero el desarrollo como tal del juego serie campeonato es lo mas malo que se pueda encontrar sobre todo la llamada ROAD DE SHOW , es una serie increible es super bella tu empiezas desde AA pasa por AAA hasta llegar a MLB hasta hay perfecto pero el desarrolllo como tal es malicimo pienso quien lo realizo tenia pococ conocimientos del beisbol es increible puede estar bateando sobre 400 y esta a punto de romper un record y deside el manager la maquina sentarte no sacarte el prosimo juego ni en la pelota de papel eso se veria la regla del deporte es una los mejores juegan los mejores siempre al terreno, 2 puedes en un juego batear 2 jorrones mas 2 hit y eso no te sirve de nada la maquina te hara 8 carrreras como minimo en un inning es increible,los errores en el juego los pitcher super covardes es increible pienso el juego es una desepcion y
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What's it about?
As with the many previous MLB The Show video games before it, Sony Computer Entertainment America’s MLB 13 THE SHOW is a baseball simulation built to capture the look, sound, and feel of Major League Baseball. You can play as or against your favorite teams and players, in authentically recreated stadiums, against the computer-controlled opponents or friends beside you in front of the same TV, or online (multiplayer is available in the PlayStation 3 version only). The game offers many different modes, including Dynasty, Franchise, and Road to the Show, the latter of which lets you create a unique player and advance through the minors to majors. All new to this years’ game is a Playoff mode that focuses on the fall’s final games and World Series, with extra atmosphere and tension. Also new is a beginner mode for novice players, new color commentary tracks, and the ability to save files between the PlayStation 3 and the PSVita versions (if you own both).
Is it any good?
Yes, this is the baseball game to get. MLB 13 The Show builds upon its predecessors to create a MLB experience that not only looks great -- especially with the new broadcast-like cameras, support for 3DTVs, and improved player models and animations -- but they've tweaked existing modes and added a couple of all-new ones, as well. The new post-season option (Playoff mode) is ideal for fans who want to jump right into the intensity of October baseball, though the new commentary doesn't always match up what's happening on the field (nor does it always capture the excitement compared to previous games). There are also a couple of artificial intelligence (A.I.) niggles for computer-controlled players but overall MLB 13 The Show gets it mostly right for its depth and breadth.
Note: The PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions are very similar but there are few modes missing in the PS Vita version (including multiplayer), plus the PS3 offers 3D and PlayStation Move controller support as well.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can discuss playing a virtual sports game on a television versus playing the real game on a baseball diamond. Is this game a substitute or merely an entertaining addendum for when you can't play outside? How can you best bridge the gap between real and simulated play?
Do you prefer games where you are active? What benefits does active gaming have?
- Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
- Subjects: Hobbies: sports
Science: momentum, physics
- Skills: Health & Fitness: exercise, gross motor skills, movement
Collaboration: meeting challenges together, teamwork
- Price: $59.99 (PS3), $39.99 (PSVita)
- Available online? Available online
- Developer: Sony Computer Entertainment
- Release date: March 5, 2013
- Genre: Sports
- Topics: Sports and Martial Arts, Great Boy Role Models, History
- ESRB rating: E for N/A
- Last updated: November 11, 2020
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