Attention 2K Sports, This is Ridiculous …

I have played five regular season games in Major League Baseball 2K11. In all but two, I have lost a starting pitcher (Clayton Kershaw, Hiroki Kuroda and Ted Lilly) to injury. I also lost left fielder Xavier Paul to an injury in another game. This does not happen in real life.

Are other players experiencing the same problem? I was able to give the game a qualified recommendation of sorts when I first reviewed it, but if this problem is widespread, I cannot recommend this title for purchase unless and until this gets patched.

Review: Major League Baseball 2K11


Major League Baseball 2K11 is an acceptable, if sometimes flawed, baseball title that won’t elevate 2K Sports’ franchise above its reputation for falling short of greatness. The game is like a journeyman player who can play a role in the big leagues, but is not ready to start any All-Star Games.

But for some gamers, 2K11 is the only option for a baseball title. PlayStation 3 owners can try the beloved MLB: The Show franchise, and The Show’s 2011 edition is also in the marketplace. I’ve played a little bit of MLB 11 and it works. I’m approaching this review, however, from the point of view of an XBox 360 owner whose choice is between 2K11 or nothing.

From that perspective, 2K11 is OK for gamers who really want an MLB title, but frustrating moments and an over-complicated control scheme prevent the game from being as stellar as it could have been.
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Dragons or baseball, it’s your money

 2K Sports’ “Major League Baseball 2K11″ and EA’s Dragon Age II are available in stores as of today.

MLB Baseball 2K11 is 2K Sports latest baseball title. (Surprise.) I have to confess that I missed 2K9 – which was panned – and 2K10, which I heard was better. But I’m going to check this one out, so expect a review soon after I get a chance to evaluate the title on its own merits.

The title is available for Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PC, PlayStation 3 Sony PSP and XBox 360.

“Dragon Age II” is the Bioware-developed sequel to “Dragon Age.” (Surprise, surprise.) If you’re the type of player who likes fantasy RPGs or Dragon Age, you’re probably already excited about this one. Expect to see a write-up on this one after our reviewer gets a chance to explore its world.

This one is released for PC, PlayStation 3 and XBox 360.

Demos out for Major League Baseball 2K11 and Top Spin 4

A little late on this one, but 2K Sports released demos for Major League Baseball 2K11 and Top Spin 4 on Tuesday.

The demos are available for XBox Live and PlayStation Network players.

Major League Baseball 2K11’s demo features a three-inning scenario between last season’s World Series opponents, the San Francisco Giants and Texas Rangers.

Top Spin 4’s features tennis pros like Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Ana Ivanovic and Serena Williams in settings like the U.S. Open and French Open.