NBA 2K13 Adds Daily Pick’em for VC

Posted November 2nd, 2012 at 10:15 am

The system of currency known as VC throughout NBA 2K13 is widely perceived to be the worst aspect of the game this year as it afflicts every mode and alters the way an individual might typically choose to play. There is no getting around that though so it’s worth looking at the ways to supplement VC earnings and so far they have included the Facebook and mobile extensions that tie into MyCareer and MyTeam. Now with the start of the season comes an additional way to earn some extra VC. 

At halftime of the first game of NBA 2K13 to be played in a given day the opportunity is presented to pick the winners of the slate of NBA games. It seems the option arises to do so through any mode except possibly online games where halftime more likely would be skipped over. There is only the one chance to pick the games as that screen doesn’t show up in subsequent playthroughs of NBA 2K13 the rest of the day.

A few issues with the system include being able to pick the games after they’ve actually tipped off – the first night of the season I was able to submit picks while many were already in the second half – and that the VC isn’t actually being awarded. The screen above showed as having won 20 VC but that has not been added to my total. Others have reported the screen showing earnings of 0 VC despite having selected some of the winners.

The easiest way to get to the pick-em is to set a “Quick” or “NBA Today” game to one minute quarters and breeze through to halftime. Is it worth even that time investment though? Probably not as each winner is worth only 20 VC. Even picking a number of games right won’t amount to a significant enough tally of VC to make it worth going out of the way for. In the course of normal play however it makes sense to get in the picks and get whatever one can for their VC totals.

  • Keith thinks VC is a blessing and a gift to mankind.

  • Kjjnesb

    VC is indeed the worst part of the game and I’m kinda upset people aren’t taking 2K to task over it they way they would if EA did it.

    • tish

      EA did do it, for about the past 5 years..

      • smsixx

        Madden coins ring a bell?
        “Use your Madden coins to unlock in game scouting reports for opponents! For only 1600 microsoft points we will give you 10,000 Madden coins! or you can play 500 games and get 600!!!”
        They did the same thing…the most hilarious thing I have seen for “My Player” is decking out your guy in the “bling package” for a cool 2000 MS points (Just $25 of hard earned cash lol). I tend to just avoid these things and laugh them off.
        All these companies (EA and 2k included) are either doing it or about to start.

  • smsixx

    Im not a fan of the VC system, but I do enjoy picking the games at halftime. Fun aspect…Just wish they would have an online leader board to compare with friends.

    • Riposte

      I agree with this, and I was even more surprised that they didn’t use RL games but my actual association games. Made it a lot more awesome.

  • spsyop

    My one big issue about VC is that you don’t earn enough with My Career. The highest I ever got was 424 VC and that was due to the 2x multiplier. Most of the time you get less than 200 VC compared to getting 250 VC just for playing a quick game which is frustrating especially for the people who play My Career on 12 min. quarters. Overall though I do like how you can upgrade your My player without actually having to play its respected game mode.



  • WLG

    MyCareer keeps freezing after i win the finals why is this?

    • ddd

      thats cuz u still on that 2k10 lol

      • WLG

        nah it’s 2k13 I’ve played the final game 4 times and every single time it freezes during the celebration

  • ahahahaa

    knicks would of messed up nets just like miami

  • Tiddy28

    I can deal with how the VC is distributed online, but offline it’s a mess. I don’t get VC for playing association mode, not getting VC for making correct picks on the games, and the MyPlayer mode doesn’t give out enough VC per game. It’s a shame considering how great this game is.

  • slither

    ok notbad now fix the f’n game already stop trying to be EA’s madden monopolizing ways on what we can an cannot do on a game we paid 60$ an sum on. ”give us free” i want the autosave option back

    • slither

      i read JAY-Z got pippen an barkley tolet 2k put them on the dream team,so why cant we all ask JAYz to make 2k give us what we want…autosave option an crewmode