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    MLB® Front Office Manager gives baseball fans the chance to experience their dream job. Take the reins of your favorite Major League™ team and build a championship roster. Make trades, sign free agents, draft prospects and manage games all the way from Spring Training through the Playoffs. Available this Winter for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Games for Windows, MLB® Front Office Manager is the only MLB licensed game to give fans total control of an MLB franchise.

    Build Your Roster - An extremely deep Career Mode takes users beyond simple trades and free signings, and allows them to fully experience the life of an MLB general manager. Manage Minor League™ rosters, set domestic and international scouting budgets, bid for Japanese free agents, select new players in the Amateur and Rule 5 Drafts, offer arbitration to free agents, and more.

    Take The Field - Manage your team’s games on the field all season long and enjoy a never-before-seen presentation style designed to resemble a real life TV broadcast.

    Learn From a Pro - Renowned GM Billy Beane becomes a mentor to users, providing helpful tips and insightful baseball information that even the biggest fan doesn’t know.

    Online Fantasy Leagues - Customize your league with fantasy drafts, modified rules and traditional Rotisserie and Head-to-Head fantasy baseball scoring systems. Also available offline against the CPU.

    Innovative Baseball Statistics Evaluate talent using in-depth and authentic player statistics, as used by Billy Beane.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (256769) on May 17, 2010.

2K Sports press release (February 26, 2009):

    MLB® Front Office Manager Now Available From 2K Sports

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--2K Sports, the sports publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO - News), today announced that MLB Front Office Manager is now available in retail stores for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Games for Windows® and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. MLB Front Office Manager is the first and only MLB-licensed manager game for consoles and Windows PC, offering baseball fans the unique opportunity to manage their favorite Major League™ team and experience the thrilling life of a GM. Players will do everything a manager does - make the tough decisions like replacing aging veterans with rookies, scout the Minor Leagues™, select new players in the Amateur and Rule 5 drafts, offer arbitration to free agents, make blockbuster trades, and participate in bidding wars for posted players from Japan.

    Helping to guide players through their journey as an aspiring GM, MLB Front Office Manager features one of the most talented and respected GM's in baseball today, Billy Beane of the Oakland Athletics. Since being named GM in 1997, Beane has turned the Oakland Athletics into a consistent postseason contender, and provides helpful hints and insightful baseball information to mentor players throughout their career. With an exciting presentation style designed to resemble a real life TV broadcast, MLB Front Office Manager also tracks the progression of each player’s knowledge and skill level over time, allowing players to gain points when they improve in various areas and help the team win more games as a result. For competitive players, an online fantasy mode lets them create head-to-head management experiences. With up to 30 managers in the league, players can compete against friends to see who has what it takes to be the best.

    MLB Front Office Manager, developed by Blue Castle Games and published by 2K Sports, is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and is now available for Xbox 360, Games for Windows and the PLAYSTATION 3 system. For more information about MLB Front Office Manager, please visit www.2ksports.com/games/mlbmanager.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (256769) on May 17, 2010.

2K Sports press release (October 09, 2008):

    2K Sports' MLB Front Office Manager Takes Fantasy Baseball to a New Level

    New York, NY– October 9, 2008 – 2K Sports, the sports publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), today announced that MLB Front Office Manager, the next step in competitive fandom for baseball enthusiasts, will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC this winter. According to Nielsen Media Research, over 3.5 million users signed on to fantasy baseball sites in 2007 and MLB Front Office Manager brings this popular American pastime to console while enhancing the fantasy baseball experience on PC.

    MLB Front Office Manager lets gamers do everything a real-life baseball GM can do to develop a team from Spring TrainingTM through a full MLB season, into the playoffs and the World Series. Using Major League teams and players, gamers will create their own fictional baseball universe and build their reputation into elite status. Gamers can replace aging veterans with rookies, scout the Minor Leagues, make blockbuster trades, and even participate in bidding wars for posted players from Japan as they make their way to the Hall of Fame.

    "If you have ever dreamed of running your team or thought you could do a much better job than the actual general managers out there then you'll love MLB Front Office Manager," said Greg Thomas, senior vice president of sports development at 2K. "Baseball fanatics can now be in the general manager's chair and see what it's like to really try to build a World Series winning team."

    A true baseball general manager also acts as a mentor in MLB Front Office Manager. Legendary Oakland Athletics' GM Billy Beane will offer advice, encouragement and guidance as gamers steer a team through the intense competition that is Major League Baseball. Billy Beane is considered one of the most talented GM's in baseball today and has turned the Athletics into a consistent postseason contender since being named GM in 1997. Now, in MLB Front Office Manager, he passes that knowledge on to gamers.

    "From negotiating trades to scouting new talent, MLB Front Office Manager has all the complexity and realism I could hope for in a game that is simulating what it means to be a Major League Baseball manager," said Oakland Athletics' General Manager Billy Beane. "I'm excited to be a part of a game that gives people a real world experience at what it's like to be in my shoes and take on the responsibility of building a Major League Baseball team."

    MLB Front Office Manager offers two distinct game modes. Become the GM in Career Mode, and manage a team through a 30 year career that will hopefully lead to the Hall of Fame. As the gamer's knowledge and skill progresses over time, gamers will gain points to improve various areas and help the team win games as a result. With Online Fantasy Mode, create an online head-to-head management experience. With up to 30 Managers in the league, gamers can compete against friends to see who has what it takes to be the best.

    MLB Front Office Manager, developed by Blue Castle Games and published by 2K Sports, is not yet rated by the ESRB and will be available for Xbox 360, Windows PC, and PLAYSTATION 3 system this winter. For more information, please visit www.2ksports.com.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (256769) on May 17, 2010.

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