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2K Sports Reveals the Final Fan Voting Results for
the Major League Baseball® 2K10 Box Cover

Fans select Evan Longoria throwing out a baserunner
for final box cover image

December 14, 2009 - As the result of a national voting contest, 2K Sports announced today that the final box cover art of Major League Baseball® 2K10 will feature Evan Longoria, third baseman of the Tampa Bay Rays®, making a defensive play with his Golden Glove ability and set against a classic silver backdrop. Garnering 35% of the total vote, the final packaging for the game was open to the public to decide, as fans got the exciting opportunity to select from a gallery of different cover art layouts at www.2Ksports.com/vote. Other options included photos of Longoria at the plate with a red background, each from a different angle after crushing the baseball.

"Throughout my career, I've taken great pride in my fielding and defensive ability," said Longoria. "I'm pumped about the final cover and sincerely appreciate all the dedicated fans who took time to weigh in on their favorite image for Major League Baseball 2K10."

Longoria made his Tampa Bay debut in 2008 and was named to the American League All Star team in each of his first two MLB seasons, as well as being named the 2008 American League Rookie of the Year. His accolades continued last month when in addition to being named the cover athlete for Major League Baseball 2K10, Longoria won a Gold Glove Award and a Silver Slugger Award presented by Louisville Slugger, naming him the top fielding and hitting third baseman in the American League.

Developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio, Major League Baseball 2K10 is not yet rated by the ESRB and will be available in Spring 2010 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, WiiTM system, Nintendo DSTM and Windows PC. For more information about Major League Baseball 2K10, please visit http://www.2ksports.com/games/mlb2k10.

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Member Comments
# 1 Bellsprout @ 12/14/09 11:48 PM
I liked the red ones a lot more. I voted for one of those (I don't remember which).

Don't really care though, I have a PS3.
 
# 2 CMUchips @ 12/15/09 12:33 AM
Hopefully now they can focus on making a game that isn't complete garbage this year.
 
# 3 myghty @ 12/15/09 02:53 PM
Now that this is over with, lets concentrate on polishing up the actual game. March is just around the corner...
 
# 4 Padgoi @ 12/16/09 12:37 PM
Seriously, these tools are focusing way too much on box art and coverboys and not enough on . . . *gulp* . . . game content.
 
# 5 CeltBhoy33 @ 12/16/09 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Padgoi
Seriously, these tools are focusing way too much on box art and coverboys and not enough on . . . *gulp* . . . game content.
exactly man.
 
# 6 Bellsprout @ 12/16/09 07:11 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Padgoi
Seriously, these tools are focusing way too much on box art and coverboys and not enough on . . . *gulp* . . . game content.
I feel pretty confident that the people working on the nuts and bolts of the game aren't the same people who design cover graphics.
 
# 7 Trevytrev11 @ 12/16/09 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by WeAreAllWitnesses
I feel pretty confident that the people working on the nuts and bolts of the game aren't the same people who design cover graphics.

Unfortunately, they probably share the same level of knowledge regarding the actual sport of baseball.
 
# 8 Jamin23 @ 12/16/09 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Trevytrev11
Unfortunately, they probably share the same level of knowledge regarding the actual sport of baseball.
For the sake of 2k and 360 owners I hope this game is good. They know that they are in trouble and need to focus on making a good baseball game.
 
# 9 Trevytrev11 @ 12/17/09 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Jamin23
For the sake of 2k and 360 owners I hope this game is good. They know that they are in trouble and need to focus on making a good baseball game.
Yep.

I think we can set our expectations in two ways:

1) This is technically VC's second year on this title, but really their first full year, and we'll finally get to see what direction this game is headed under their hands. We know that the 2K and NFL series have been top-noth with them at the seat. They may not have the resources, but hopefully the talent will make up for it.

2) 2K, who runs the show and calls the shots and has been in charge of putting people in charge of this product and has allowed it to basically suck for 4 straight years and still be released. With out the proper resources being made available, why would this year be any different.
 
# 10 Jamin23 @ 12/17/09 02:58 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trevytrev11
Yep.

I think we can set our expectations in two ways:

1) This is technically VC's second year on this title, but really their first full year, and we'll finally get to see what direction this game is headed under their hands. We know that the 2K and NFL series have been top-noth with them at the seat. They may not have the resources, but hopefully the talent will make up for it.

2) 2K, who runs the show and calls the shots and has been in charge of putting people in charge of this product and has allowed it to basically suck for 4 straight years and still be released. With out the proper resources being made available, why would this year be any different.
People are going crazy in the show forum while this forum is dead. It would be smart to release a screen shot or a small piece of info because people are hyped about the show and don't even think about 2k10.
 
# 11 Trevytrev11 @ 12/17/09 03:45 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jamin23
People are going crazy in the show forum while this forum is dead. It would be smart to release a screen shot or a small piece of info because people are hyped about the show and don't even think about 2k10.
Yep...if I was in charge, I would provide info nearly year around...keep a constant buzz about the game.

Obviously baseball games aren't sold in December, but if you capture an audience early on and they like what they see, they may buy your product when otherwise they may have never given it a chance. I know they don't want to take anyting away from their other titels, but I see no harm in releasing a screen shot every week or so or dropping a develpop interview, etc.

However, if early reviews come out a week before the release and the game is awsome, you probably didn't lose much, but maybe some.

What is even more shocking to me is the ability to virally market your product all over the internet at nearly no cost that doesn't get taken advantage of.

They can argue that the cover athlete is a big deal and maybe it is to some people, but not here...95% of the people could care less and would rather just have some game info.
 
# 12 Jamin23 @ 12/17/09 03:53 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trevytrev11
Yep...if I was in charge, I would provide info nearly year around...keep a constant buzz about the game.

Obviously baseball games aren't sold in December, but if you capture an audience early on and they like what they see, they may buy your product when otherwise they may have never given it a chance. I know they don't want to take anyting away from their other titels, but I see no harm in releasing a screen shot every week or so or dropping a develpop interview, etc.

However, if early reviews come out a week before the release and the game is awsome, you probably didn't lose much, but maybe some.

What is even more shocking to me is the ability to virally market your product all over the internet at nearly no cost that doesn't get taken advantage of.

They can argue that the cover athlete is a big deal and maybe it is to some people, but not here...95% of the people could care less and would rather just have some game info.
The show has literally had about 10 articles already hinting at new features and 2k10 has a cover athlete announcement and how 2k is in trounle.
 

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