NBA 2K13 to Feature Kinect Functionality

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Posted August 3rd, 2012 at 10:00 am

This year EA Sports began integrating Kinect for Xbox 360 functionality within several sports titles. Tiger Woods 13 was the first while Madden NFL 13 and FIFA 13 are soon to follow.

2K Sports is also looking to take advantage of the over 20 million Kinect systems out in the wild as NBA 2K13 will feature it as well. The retail listing on Amazon has given it away by the posting of the updated cover which was first noticed by 360Sync

While Kinect hasn’t done much for games built primarily around its functionality it has proven to be valuable in secondary ways. Team sports are particularly difficult to make motion controls work in a natural manner leaving the ability to translate voice commands much more useful. EA Sports has recognized that as both Madden and FIFA only utilize voice commands.

NBA 2K has shown a distinct focus on building out the My Player career mode where motion controls theoretically would translate better however still few would find it an ideal scenario. The company has already attempted motion controls with the PlayStation Move and that never caught on as a viable way to play. It’s the potential of voice commands that would be much more valuable in NBA 2K13. The ability to call out plays, call for picks, make substitutions, change offensive or defensive sets, or even call for the ball or direct a teammate to shoot could be done without pulling up menus or pressing any buttons.

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  • Henry

    I don’t care for this at all! Video games are meant to be played with a controller!

  • it was fun while it lasted

    guess this is our second warning that 2k is heading in the casual gamer direction.

    • Crimson

      This is Microsoft. Microsoft is requesting that all new games on its platform that offer Playstation Move support, also be Kinect compatible. They have to justify selling that damn worthless camera somehow.

      • YOU ARE A HOMOSEXUAL

        STFU STOP TAKING UP FOR 2k AS SOON AS MADDEN DID SOMETHING WITH KINECT YOU WERE LIKE ” OH FUCK MADDEN THEY STUPID FOR BRINGING IN KINECT” NbA 2k BRINGS IT ON AN YOU BLAME MICROSOFT DUDE STFU.

        • Crimson

          Is that what I really said? OR did I say, that EA should have been able to do MORE than just simple audio commands with the so-called Kinect motion technology. Kinect says you are the controller. Why is Kinect just used for audio commands in games? I’ll tell you why. KINECT IS GARBAGE. IT IS A BIG LIE. NBA 2K12 INTENTIONALLY didn’t have Kinect compatibility, because 2K wasn’t required to offer it.

          THEY DIDN’T WANT ANYTHING TO DO WITH KINECT.

          Now pay attention to this next statement AGAIN. Microsoft is requesting that all new games on its platform that offer Playstation Move support, ALSO be Kinect compatible. This is the true reason for 2K implementing Kinect into the game. Kinect is garbage. If you bought a Kinect camera, you were lied to about all the things that it could actually do. To this day, Dance Central is the only game application where the Kinect camera works the way it was advertised. Don’t let the facts get in the way.

          • YOU ARE A HOMOSEXUAL

            Stfu go ride someone elses dick pussy.

          • Crimson

            What are you more angry about? My disdain for Kinect or my disdain for EA? How does my disdain for either affect your ability to continue to support and enjoy them? Do you have an argument to make in favor of either or are you just as happy to sit there and act like a wounded little bitch?

          • http://www.facebook.com/BigLeeBlkForezt Lee Ward

            lol nice

          • YOU ARE A HOMOSEXUAL

            You are obviously a homosexual.

  • klp

    subbing players in and out…that would be cool for connect 2k13

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  • Bor

    Stop wasting time with a lame feature and fix the game properly.

  • 49ersfan1

    these sport games arent meant to be played on kinect…

    • Crimson

      No games were meant to be played on it, but fools believed what they saw at E3, and Microsoft laughed all the way to the bank.

  • David

    Actually, in My Player mode, calling for ball, picks, plays, etc. could be kind of fun. Especially if it had name recognition, ie: “Kobe… pass the ball you ficking Hawk!” I don’t have a Kinect, nor do I plan on getting one, but I could see that as being kind of cool.

  • David

    My Player in MLB 2K13 (if there was one) on Kinect: “Batter, batter, batter… suh-WING!!!!”

  • Skopin

    I can see the motion controls being good for the 3-point contest. Outside of that, I can’t really see any motion control function.
    The voice, however, could work well if it it can be used for substitutions and playcalling.

  • Skopin

    This is bigger news than Jay-Z lol.

  • tremm

    So NBA 2K13 will have Jay Z, Dunk Content inspired by Guitar Hero, and Kinect. Wow sounds so good lol

  • Faggots

    I love how Madden does something with kinect and every body starts talking shit because they wont use it for audible and shit, yet as soon as NBA puts it out they say, “oh well this will be good for play callings and stuff” are you fucking kidding yall are fucking stupid.

    • You’re in denial

      Do you have a Kinect?

      yes.

      Do you play Dance Central?

      yes.

      Do you like it?

      yes.

      Are you a fag?

      probably.

      • Faggots.

        Do I have any of that?
        no.
        Do you have gay butt sex?
        of course.

        • You’re in denial

          Awww….did I hurt your wittle feelings?

          I sorry.

          • Faggots.

            No but the fact you just typed like that makes you more of a homosexual

    • Skopin

      It would have been put to good use if they would have integrated audibles into the voice command.

  • aabbcc123

    *yawn

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alex-Krechko/100000628116399 Alex Krechko

    U guys are retards what the difference if u call it out with voice or use the controller, how is voice making it worse????

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