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Because MLB 2K13 did absolutely nothing different than MLB 2K12, we didn’t feel the need to write a review. So here’s last year’s review, with the appropriate edits. Enjoy.

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What better way to celebrate a launch of a new game than GIFs of their failures! Here are some of the glitches users have discovered so far:

Also, shoutout to 2K Sports for accurately portraying Jose Bautista’s wrist injury:

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With both MLB 13: The Show and MLB 2K13 dropping tomorrow morning, we decided to take a look at how each game looks. Last week we showed you some The Show screenshots of the 2013 Jays, so we used those shots as a basis for comparison. Here are some side-by-sides, comparing the two games. Hopefully this will make your decision clearer on which game you should pick up tomorrow.

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MLB 2K13 put out their trailer today. If you read my post from earlier this week, I would not recommend investing any time or money into this franchise.

But if you’re into that sorta thing, here’s the trailer:

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Remember at the start of the new year when 2K Sports announced that they’d be coming out with MLB 2K13 to everybody’s surprise? MLB 2K12 was nothing to write home about and it was assumed that it was going to be the last MLB game of the franchise. That January announcement was something that nobody expected, and I think it’s safe to say that nobody is expecting much from this year’s iteration. If you’re not convinced yet, here are 5 reasons why you should stray from picking this game up.

1. Rush job
They announced the game in early January of a release date of March 5th. That’s 8 weeks.

2. No new features
The list that 2K Sports put out when they announced 2K13 looked oddly familiar. Maybe because it was a list of features from MLB 2K12. My Player, MLB Today, Dynamic Tendencies, Franchise Mode, Home Run Derby… all from last year.

3. No news whatsoever
Sure, throwing a no-no for some cash is a creative concept, but other than the Perfect Game Challenge, not much else has been divulged about the game. Even going to their official site, this is the only info they have:

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A screen shot. No news, no videos. Just a screenshot.

4. They’re not showing the game to anyone.2k13mlbnbacover It’s customary for game publishers to send out early copies of games for review. Based on conversations with other game sites this morning, no copies have been sent out. We’re two weeks before the release date.

5. They’re riding the coattails NBA 2K13
This morning, they announced that they’ll be packaging the game alongside their more successful franchise, NBA 2K13, for a price of $79.99 (game cover seen on the right).

Are there any alternatives? If you’re on the XBOX, you could just look for a cheap copy of MLB 2K12, and update the rosters. Other than that, there are unfortunately no other options. PlayStation 3 users can pick up MLB 13: The Show, the superior game.

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MLB 2K13 is back for another year, even though the future of the franchise looked bleak after 2K12. Yesterday, they announced the return of their Perfect Game Challenge, a contest where you used to be able to pitch a perfect game and be eligible to win a million dollars. Things have changed this year: they’re still giving out a million bucks, but it will be split up between 30 teams.

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“This year, the $1,000,000 will be split between more gamers, with the 30 most perfect game winners each hauling in $25,000. That means a winner on every team,” says 2K Sports. “Then it’s on. The final showdown in New York during All-Star Week. The top four qualifiers wage an epic battle for perfect – and the grand prize of $250,000.”

Here’s David Price, CJ Wilson, Gio Gonzalez and Clayton Kershaw breaking down the rules:

We will for sure be attempting this. R.A. Dickey knucklers ALL DAY.