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If you were to look at the above image of Major League Baseball 2K7, you'd probably assume that the game has some serious graphical prowess. The cloth looks real, the face is well rendered, the stubble is nice and manly. All in all, it looks pretty good, right? Okay, now go download the latest trailer off of Marketplace. It's available today. Go ahead, it won't take long; it's barely 3 MB in size. Now watch it. It's okay, we'll wait ... did you watch it? What did you notice? That's right! It looks awful. Seriously, it looks like a poorly compressed CG movie from the PS1 era. Just a note to prospective content providers: Xbox Live Marketplace is not YouTube. At least give us 480p.
We know, it seems petty to point out an ugly trailer, but the 360 was built with HD in mind. Next to so many great looking trailers, this actually makes MLB2K7 look bad by comparison. So far, people have good things to say about the game. We just want a good trailer to go with it.
With MLB 2K7's release date rapidly approaching, many fans are frothing from the mouth looking for any information they can get. And that's where developer Ben Brinkman comes in. Ben just started a blog over at 1UP and is focused on giving fans updated information on everything happening in the MLB 2K world. He recently put up a stat tracker demo video which shows off MLB 2K7's 3D overlays, something that we'd only get to see if we bought the game. Not only does he promise cool insider videos like that, but we'll hopefully get an insider peak into what's going on in the studio every week. Oh, and did we mention Ben posted a pretty detailed biography? There's nothing like knowing more about a MLB 2K7 dev than your own grandmother.
IGN posted some new screenshots of this spring's upcoming baseball game MLB 2K7. The off-screen video from CES caught our attention and these screenshots further pique our interest. It's entirly possible that 2K Games is going to improve on the standard baseball formula with a more realistic, televised format to the game, but we always worry about the graphics of their sports games. Though, these screenshots show some hope, the character models are pretty good, but we'll just have to wait and see if 2K pulls through. More videos please!