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Bryce Harper, the 19-year old top ranked baseball phenom, will make has long awaited major league debut today for the Washington Nationals against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodgers Stadium.  Harper, the top prospect in the majors as ranked by Baseball America the last two seasons, will play left field and bat seventh. Harper was called up from Class AAA Syracuse Friday after the injury bug hit Mike Morse and Ryan Zimmerman. We caught up with Bryce before the season to talk about his experience thus far as a professional and his love of video games in this exclusive video interview.


Baseball season is almost upon us once again, with spring training games in full swing and big-league players ready to step up.  With that, Sony’s also hitting the plate a month out with its latest diamond-running sim, MLB 12: The Show.  As in previous years, it really knows its authenticity, and inserts it into every frame of the game, from the crack of the bat to the mad scramble around bases, with players making crack decisions about stealing bases or running for home.  But they’ve been doing that for the past few years.  Does anything really stand out to make this year’s game different?  Yep, but not all of it is for the positive.


Sony is slowly but surely expanding their PlayStation Network to a variety of users, introducing movies, TV shows, streaming services like Netflix and Hulu Plus and great sports channels like MLB.TV and NHL GameCenter Live.  Today it took an even bigger step by announcing DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket as an available service this fall to all PSN users.  It's looking like a pretty sweet deal for football fans, but there are things that need to be taken under consideration.


 As the weather warms up and the sun shines brighter, many people across the U.S. look forward to the start of the baseball season. It's a sport that has been generating fans for over 150 years, bringing families and friends together as they go to the ballpark to see their favorite team play. Over the years, other countries have caught the craze, including South Korea. 2K Sports decided to capitalize on its popularity by teaming up with Nexon Corporation to develop an online simulation for its South Korean audience.


 While everyone is patiently waiting for Portal 2 and Mortal Kombat next week, I figured this would be the perfect time to reflect on what was the first 3 months of the year and give it it's grade. Everyone deserves to know how well they're doing, so why not make a report card for the video game industry? 2011 looked to be quite a promising year of video games and so far, it's gotten off to a pretty solid start. Now let's take a look at exactly what happened these past 3 months.


Joe Mauer, the Minnesota Twins catcher and reigning AL MVP, who is reportedly close to signing a big 10 year contract extension worth $200 million, was at Sony’s San Diego studio yesterday getting motion captured for the upcoming game “MLB 10: The Show.” Mauer and his #7 jersey is the cover boy for this year’s version of the Sony PlayStation baseball title. MLB 10 will feature a new Catcher mode that was designed with Mauer in mind as well as a new ”Road to the Show” mode , which is basically a career mode that will follow your player in the game. The game will also feature Real Time Presentation where gamers will be able to watch players move around realistically in real time.

Watch our exclusive MoCap Behind the Scenes video interview with Joe Mauer.