2K Sports is deciding to use their official MLB license to produce another game beyond the annual “regular game” (this year being MLB 2K9). They’ve also had a pretty good side game called “The Bigs“, as well as a downloadable game for the Xbox 360 called “MLB Stickball“. However, coming in a week or two is a new one, called “MLB Front Office Manager“.
If you’re familiar with the game that EA put out called NFL Head Coach, you have an idea of what this is about. I know there’s a group of people here who might be interested in this game due to the annual folks who play the Yahoo Fantasy Baseball league. This is a “Run every stinking little detail about your team” type of game. It’s not a true “play the game” type of baseball game. This is not out yet, so I can’t do a review on it, but I’ve always loved the game “Baseball Mogul” for years, and this seems like a snazzy version of that, so I’ll probably be into it.
The primary reason I’m doing this story now instead of when it comes out is something about the game that just popped up. As you’re probably aware, the Xbox 360 game has “Achievements” – little awards if you will that you get for doing things inside games. Every Xbox 360 has them. It’s a requirement. Anyway, the list of achievements for this game came out today, and the game has taken the mickey out of the Texas Rangers a bit. Some of the achivements are standard things like…
- Complete an entire Amateur Draft.
- Manage a minor league game from beginning to end.
- Successfully sign 50 free agents to your team in Career mode.
However, the reason I’m posting this is because of this achievement:
Win the Rangers their first World Series in Career Mode.
Grrrrrrr. ;) In all fairness, they have the same achievement for eight other franchises, too – they’re not solely picking on the Rangers. But thanks for the reminder that we haven’t won a World Series guys. Appreciate it.
The game is coming out on three platforms. Xbox 360 (my preferred), Playstation 3, and PC. I have links to purchase all three here. The 360 version is above, and the other two are shown here: