NBA Elite 11 Bynum Demo Glitch Video

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Posted September 21st, 2010 at 4:33 pm

A video now being widely circulated (posted about in the comments here and featured on Kotaku) shows a glitch in the NBA Elite 11 demo where Andrew Bynum gets stuck in a “Jesus pose” or “Jordan Wings” at half court and remains there the rest of the game. It is funny to watch, not just in seeing it but also in the gamer’s reaction to it.

Instances such as this, while rare to see happen more than once, are not uncommon in games. It isn’t as though it has been widely reported and to compare 2K has had issues with coaches, mascots, and cheerleaders walking around on the court for example. However it becomes a bigger issue when impressions are being formed. Occasional oddities in a game like 2K can be easily overlooked as flukes, but in the case of NBA Elite 11 consumers don’t necessarily have the trust in the product to just laugh it off.

Response to the Elite demo has slanted heavily negative which isn’t really much of a surprise, but it’s damning that those giving the game a chance have turned on it so quickly. I’m currently working up initial impressions and a few videos to be up late tonight or in the morning. Continue on to check out the Bynum video (skip ahead to 2:22).

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christian-Barnes/100000166035705 Christian Barnes

    This is a Official Apology 2 all the 2kfan out there…. U guy where Right about NBA Elite…. Fuck NBA Elite Fuck EA.. Sorry Again……

    • Buck_Foston_

      u never need to apoligizre to 2k fan they are fake tough thugs and deserve nothing. it appears you are one of them as well.

  • Saucemoney01

    Daley is most likely kidding around.
    I bet you folks on Oct 5th he will be picking up that NBA 2K11 then going back to the basement where he dwells and jerk off to gay porn.

  • NBA 2K Live

    I was live fan since 97 and I”m sad to say that they should just cancel the live/elite series. NBA Elite 11 is horrible. I downloaded the demo trying to give EA another chance but they ruined it. i deleted the demo a hour after playing it. The last good EA Sports nba game was Live 2005. I have been purchasing NBA 2K since 05 because they actually make improvements to there game unlike Elite. Elite is the same as Live 10 with more difficult controls and more game modes. EA and 2K need to merge together let EA run the online and 2K run everything else. This video game competition thing sucks.

  • Khawks21

    lmao this is the funniest shit ever

  • CrazyB

    can’t stop laughing for real!!!

  • Dan

    I know it’s a demo and all and not the final build but DAMN that is f’ing SAD. Guess that’s EA for you, F’ing up another game.

    2K for me. I was going to get 2K anyways but this just shows what a bunch of crap EA puts out every year.

  • Beef Jerky Fanatic

    wow that totally sold me of never getting elite

  • 2K Football GOD

    If anybody buys Elite you are the dumbest consumer in the history of gaming. That will not deter the EA Puppets like gayley lol the guy loves big buisness that beats the competition with MONEY lol Pathetic

  • Mogana20

    Lmao terrell owens vs the cowboys all over again.

  • marvelous24

    Elite is wack !!!

  • Philly

    I didn’t know Busta Rhymes made Youtube vids… Best parts are when Fisher throws the ball at Bynum and when KG is taking the foul shot and you see Bynum to his right

  • Anesh

    Bynum is God

  • Guest

    This is some funny stuff!! I needed a good laugh! LOL. “YO WTF! This n****r is just standing like Jesus in the middle of the court! Bwahahaha!!!

  • 217

    haha at 3:30 u can see bynum standing in the background while garnett shoots his free throw.

    • LeCafe

      Dat looks so crazy man. Dis game is so messed up.

      For real mayn: NBA 2K7 >>>>> *1000>>>>> Elite 11

      I swear to god, I’m not exaggerating when I say that dis is probably going to be one of the worst sports games to be ever created.

      Well, at least it has the “JESUS MODE”.

      Only christians will buy dis game xD xD xD

  • Johnshaft23

    I have always said that what Pasta posts here is based on his opinion and that it should be respected. I still feel that way, but this clearly is an example of someone NOT willing to see what’s going on or not willing to accept it. As a long time EA fan i have given the game a chance the past years, but there always was something missing that was relatively important to me.
    Now we see the demo having all kinds of glithes and mistakes in it that have nothing to do with basketball. And these mistakes are not nearly as huge as 2k’s glitches and faults. It’s obvious that Buynum standing there and O’neal taking a weird lay up all alone and guys taking off from the foul line from standstill are not acceptable anymore in nba games in this generation. Pasta, sometimes you just need to let it go and see it fro what it is………a messed up product and franchise going down the drain.

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      NBA Elite 11 is in bad shape. I’ve been skeptical about it for months and been vocal about that (find another site that hasn’t just pushed the PR lines). That being said, this glitch really has little to do with the big picture…that the game overall just isn’t solid enough of a product to give people a reason to buy it.

      • Nphillyk

        What kind of impact do you think this will have on sales? Would you predict that Elite sales would be better or worse than Live 10?

      • Anonymous

        I don’t think anyone will be accusing you of EA bias this year Pasta,

      • Weaverlynn

        i wonder if Daley is going to come after u now?

  • http://twitter.com/usuallyimcool rell

    At the end of the day i dont understand how someone can be “loyal” to a game company when your paying for the game…its your decision which game u prefer, 2k for me is the better of the two. This fanboy shit is dumb tho expecially sticking up for a game when even the creators cant explain half the shit that goes on in it LOL im good on spending my 60 bucks on elite it would be a complete waste…even tho i enjoyed nba live 10 smh they should of just upgraded those rosters and put it out as live 11 lmfao

  • http://twitter.com/usuallyimcool rell

    At the end of the day i dont understand how someone can be “loyal” to a game company when your paying for the game…its your decision which game u prefer, 2k for me is the better of the two. This fanboy shit is dumb tho expecially sticking up for a game when even the creators cant explain half the shit that goes on in it LOL im good on spending my 60 bucks on elite it would be a complete waste…even tho i enjoyed nba live 10 smh they should of just upgraded those rosters and put it out as live 11 lmfao

  • Projectkage

    This is worse then Terrell Owens running to the middle star of the Cowboys field.

  • Anonymous

    Man, I’ve so over Elite defenders saying that people who don’t like just suck and can’t use the controls properly. To me, part of appeal in a basketball game includes a ‘pick up and play’ control set. While 2K has the intricate iso moves, my younger brother can still pick up the game and give it a stab. Look on YouTube, everyone who first plays this game just doesn’t get it.
    I love having mates over and kicking back with a game of NBA and imagine trying to play Elite with your friends who don’t really play basketball games it’d be an epic disaster.

  • LeCafe

    Put Kanye’s “Jesus Walks” in this video.

    “Jesus Walks, God show me the way ’cause the devil (EA – Elite 11) is trying to break me down”

    xD xD DIS GAME IS TRASH

    Thx to Chris from operationsports.com

    I’m not sure what to say about NBA Elite 11, and that speechlessness doesn’t have to do with the game being great.

    I’ve spent the afternoon playing the demo some, thinking what I was playing was an aberration, but at this point it’s becoming very clear: NBA Elite 11 is a resounding and very clear step backwards from NBA Live 10.

    Name an area of the game, and it feels like it has taken a step backwards. The game doesn’t play nearly as smooth, the controls are potentially revolutionary but really they’re just going to end up being a bad attempt to emulate the success of NHL’s controls, even the graphics are a clear step behind last year’s NBA Live.

    I actually feel bad for Kevin Durant being put on the cover of the game.

    The control scheme has potentially revolutionary aspects to it, but I think these controls will ultimately go the same direction as the vision cone: hotly debated and ultimately toned down or scrapped altogether. Yes, having this much control is refreshing, but the controls are also geared towards stick skills people. A few tweaks to the ideas behind the control, perhaps meeting NBA 2K in the middle in terms of analog controls, would probably go a long way for the survivability of the controls.

    As they stand right now, the controls are going to be very polarizing. People who are good on the sticks will love them, people who aren’t will loathe them. As for me, I think the idea was good but the execution seems to be off and with time, I think more people will agree with that sentiment.

    However, where the game really falls flat is where it matters: realism. Player movement on the court is decidedly sluggish and it’s not fluid at all. If you aren’t moving, neither are your teammates for the most part. Correct player spacing, jockeying for position: none of it is in NBA Elite.

    Shooting seems a mixed bag with the controls. I like the idea behind shooting, but I think it’s going to ultimately either limit or give no restrictions to offense. Someone who is good on the sticks might not miss a shot, I doubt it’ll happen….but I won’t be surprised to hear about it. Shot variety seems to be miss or swish, hardly any middle ground. That’s not good at all.

    Passing is jerky, as are animations. It really feels like the game is very static and moving from step a to step b at any given point. There’s no real dynamics to it.

    As things stand right now, roughly one week to release, there is literally no reason to consider NBA Elite 11 for your NBA gaming. NBA 2K does a better job at almost everything, and in most areas, the two games aren’t even close. In my opinion, Elite 11 is a title that was best left unreleased. The Elite experiment is a multi-year process and EA would’ve done themselves a favor by making sure the game was ready for prime time by giving the guys an extra year.

    I don’t fault the developers for this, they were dealing with the equivalent of the Clippers organization hiring a new coach, trading the entire roster for undrafted practice squad members, and then being expected to deliver a championship team. They didn’t have a chance here. The fault here lies with the people up the corporate food chain who decided to give unrealistic demands to a development team which was already battling from behind. As it stands, Elite 11 will most likely do the brand irreparable harm.

    Unless of course the suits at EA were going for the irony factor with the name NBA Elite, then I completely understand their intentions.

  • LeCfae

    EA is taking clearly a step backwards with Elite 11.

    Only haters will defend this game. Haters like daley and those other duds who suddenly came over here. Guys who had never posted before. Their name: daley….

  • LeCafe

    “Ah, this shit is fucked up. Dis dude is in the middle of the fucking court standing there like jesus, dis shit is crazy”

    Oh god you’re hilarious man! Thx bro. You’re killing me! xD xD xD

  • Dbag

    Where did sprint go and wtf is passing on the right trigger? This is straight up crap! Why do they keep taking sprint away? Why don’t they start taking all control away from gamers

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      Their reasoning is that gamers constantly hold sprint, making it kind of pointless because they aren’t using it properly. Removing sprint has worked in NHL and Madden. Definitely doesn’t seem to have been a good idea in NBA though.

      • Mnslyr28

        pasta seriously… getting rid of sprint has gotta be the stupidest idea since the snuggie. i mean how do i decide if i want to go full speed ahead in one direction, stop on a dime change hands and go the other direction…. ANYBODY THAT HAS EVER PLAYED B-BALL ON A COMPETITIVE LEVEL ( i played a lil D2 college) KNOWS THE ONLY WAY TO BREAK DOWN A DEFENDER IS TO CHANGE DIRECTION FROM MIXING A COMBO OF FAST AND SLOW DRIBBLES AND CROSSOVERS…. i mean damn it dont take a rocket scientist to figure it out. who the hell is leting these crap ass ideas come outta EA sports man. seriously the shit is disappointing

      • Blak Baki Hanma

        So then fatigue is yet again useless.
        You sprint within the risk/reward context of the game.
        Abuse sprint (should) = faster energy drain.

        But who are we kidding? EA NEVER SET OUT TO MAKE A SIMULATION.
        You’d need a dev team that actually understands basketball to do so… not the resident HOCKEY SQUAD…
        Wait… maybe that’s why the game is “horse hockey”…

        “I’m buying Elite just for NBA Jams”… yeah… take another looke at Elite…
        Now do you honestly believe they didn’t butcher NBA Jams too?

        Man I wish I could find ppl so eager to give ME money for junk..
        I’D CHANGE MY NAME TO FRED G. SANFORD… AND THE “G” STANDS FOR GROW UP AND GET 2k… YOU BIG DUMMY!!!

        • Dbag

          And EA has adding spring into hockey they just call it hustle now. But you can only hustle when you don’t have the puck. So what really happens is they don’t know how to make sprint work properly and they remove it. Once they figure it out, it comes back into the game in pieces. EA has done this with features for years in sports games. Add, remove, rinse, repeat.

        • Dbag

          And EA has adding spring into hockey they just call it hustle now. But you can only hustle when you don’t have the puck. So what really happens is they don’t know how to make sprint work properly and they remove it. Once they figure it out, it comes back into the game in pieces. EA has done this with features for years in sports games. Add, remove, rinse, repeat.

      • Dbag

        If they want players to play the game “properly” they should ask more of a risk/reward for using sprint. You wanna sprint in Madden, your player gets fatigued faster and he risks more of an injury and his attributes lower which hurts the team. Same thing for hockey. I am tired of developers taking control away and trying to say they are doing this because people are abusing it. It’s a cop-out!

      • Dbag

        If they want players to play the game “properly” they should ask more of a risk/reward for using sprint. You wanna sprint in Madden, your player gets fatigued faster and he risks more of an injury and his attributes lower which hurts the team. Same thing for hockey. I am tired of developers taking control away and trying to say they are doing this because people are abusing it. It’s a cop-out!

  • tate

    thats just creepy!!

  • Nphillyk

    This has got to be one of the funniest videos ever. Like, maybe in the history of sports video gaming. With that said, I have actually spent a significant amount of time playing the Elite 11 demo. While we all know that the game is far from polished, I will say that I think the controls have the potential to be great. If you really sit down and learn them, they you kinda feel like you can pull off almost anything. I don’t really like the shooting mechanics though. I shouldn’t have to flick the stick (pause) straight up just to have a chance at making a shot. I prefer the 2K shot stick over this as it allows you a wide array of shot types by pulling the right stick in different directions. After playing the demo I decided to play the 2K demo and I just felt so rewarded from a much better experience. Definitely going with 2K again this year. Elite has a lot of work to do.

  • Shawtyred3

    IF THIS VIDEO HAD COME FROM NBA 2K11 ALL HELL WOULD HAVE BROKEN LOOSE! The guys on this board backing Elite would have gone crazy talking about how bad NBA 2K would have been. But as usual NBA Elite has a problem and they are still trying to defend it. Can’t ya’ll just realize that the game is TERRIBLE! YOU COULDNT GIVE ME THIS GAME FOR FREE! I the history of gaming this ranks in the Top 10 of the Worst Glitches I have ever seen! The Elite backers are on here talking about NBA 2K fanboys this & that, but the reality of it is…consumers aren’t dumb. They can see what the netter game is and that doesn’t make them a “fanboy.” Thats your way of trying to say we won’t like Elite no matter how good it is. The thing is though….ITS TERRIBLE. Someone one here talked about “innovation.” Well, let us know when they’ve finally got this “innovation” right.

  • James_king_83

    i feel sad about durant in elite 11.

    fuck os for banning me for commenting something in basket ball games.. thats my opinion. so why you would do that?

  • James_king_83

    with NBA ELITE series will not making it better… i feel that 2k basketball games will have no more competitor and no big changes in the future basketball games. i hope 2k will continue to make nba 2k the best.

  • Joe0552

    As I said when the NBA Elite PR started rolling out…the controls would be the biggest factor to this game. Some people may like new controls for NBA Elite but to me they are horrible. They took away from the over all game experience. That’s my opinion.
    As for the “Jesus” glitch…that is too funny. You do see crazy stuff in video games all the time but it shouldn’t really be the reason why people don’t buy this game.

  • http://www.facebook.com/inkpimp Jonathan Glapion

    What I just can’t get passed is it looks and moves less like an NBA basketball game than last year. You can get use to the controls all you want, this game just doesn’t feel like basketball. What a mess!

  • http://twitter.com/DaveDQ David D.

    This is funny, but what sort of bugs me is the approach EA took with this game, claiming it would house real time physics and complete control, meanwhile the player is stuck at mid-court doing that. You have to wonder if it’s limited to the demo and what other things we’ll see.

    It’ll be very interesting to see where they go next. Maybe they’ll stick to the plan and let the 3 year scheme pan out, but this game went from holding much promise in Live 10 to almost doomed one year later.

  • Mbbowens

    I am sorry to say but NBA Live or Elite has officially lost another customer… I enjoyed NBA Live 10 and in my opinion, the gameplay was so realistic. Now… Elite 11 tried but failed. NBA 2K11 here I come. Sadly I make this statement: To any other NBA Live fans; Keep NBA Live 10 because it’ll be that last piece of true basketball play from EA if they keep this mess up. Enjoy MJ on 2k.

  • Mbbowens

    I am sorry to say but NBA Live or Elite has officially lost another customer… I enjoyed NBA Live 10 and in my opinion, the gameplay was so realistic. Now… Elite 11 tried but failed. NBA 2K11 here I come. Sadly I make this statement: To any other NBA Live fans; Keep NBA Live 10 because it’ll be that last piece of true basketball play from EA if they keep this mess up. Enjoy MJ on 2k.

  • Anesh

    It’s not a Bynum gltch, there is video of it happening with Bynum, Kobe, and Gasol so far. It is known as THE JESUS GLITCH

  • Bmgoff11

    this guy is funny son wtf is up with that lol

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/ABLC757UG25E6RN7OECFE57JLA Daniel

    Wow, just…wow.

    Nevermind how horrific the game looks to begin with; everything looks stiff, the animations are horrible, and frankly, it doesn’t look fun.

  • http://twitter.com/BaseBrooklyn BASE

    This video had me in tears.

  • Derrick

    Damn this game is just god-awful!! I predict this crap will be in the 19.99 bin by the end of Oct.

  • entotz23

    hahahaha thats funny shit man

  • JohnQ

    Thing is, this will be like the final product.. the demo is as close to final as can be… ouch

    Yeah I didnt make that up, the devs said it at OS

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