Archive for the ‘Basketball’ Category
  • Details on the third patch for NBA Live 18
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    Posted October 17th, 2017 at 7:45 am 15 Comments »
    After adding in the Nike Statement uniforms and addressing a number of issues identified through community feedback, the latest patch for NBA Live 18 released today and tweaks some areas of gameplay along with career and franchise modes. Maybe the most notable change is the tuning of playoff simulations, which was noted in my review for problematic results which were common such as the Knicks and Mavericks winning the NBA Finals. Gameplay ā™¦Tuned Slider impact for shot contest ā™¦Tuned...
  • NBA Live 18 upsets NBA 2K18 by having done a better job with player faces
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    Posted October 16th, 2017 at 11:45 am 15 Comments »
    Three years ago NBA 2K head a clear advantage in representing player faces but the gap between it and NBA Live has completely closed in the time since. With this year's contest NBA Live 18 has surprisingly topped NBA 2K18 by winning 13 of the 24 matchups. It was an incredibly close contest however with a number of NBA Live's winners finishing within just a few percentage points of flipping to the other side.Ā  (more…)...
  • Details on another major NBA 2K18 patch
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    Posted October 12th, 2017 at 11:15 am 9 Comments »
    NBA 2K18 has now received its second major patch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One while Nintendo Switch and PC will be getting it in the near future. The first patch of real substanceĀ released at the end of September and addressed a framerate problem following timeouts and made attribute ratings visible when purchasing upgrades in MyCareer. This new update is more wide-ranging, heavily affecting gameplay and all the various modes.Ā  (more…)...
  • First retailer deals for NBA Live 18
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    Posted October 11th, 2017 at 12:15 pm 9 Comments »
    NBA Live 18 never had a chance in the marketplace to sell even at a reduced $40 pre-order price. No one, including publisher EA Sports, would have expected otherwise. The goal instead was to reestablish some credibility, get a few people on board with the series over the next year through various means (demo, EA Access, price drops, possible stumbles by competition) and hopefully see the signs of progress with the release of an NBA Live 19. It remains to be seen whether Live 18 will be th...
  • NBA 2K18 vs NBA Live 18 Player Face Comparison, Part Three
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    Posted October 10th, 2017 at 10:15 am 7 Comments »
    Whether it be through varied scanning techniques, differing levels of access to specific individuals, or their respective graphical engines, competing sports video games tend to win with representations of certain players but certainly not all of them. In the past with the basketball games NBA 2K had the clear edge according to fans but NBA Live had some respectable showings. Most recently when conducted between NBA 2K15 and NBA Live 15 it was theĀ former that won for near 75% of the players...
  • NBA 2K18 vs NBA Live 18 Player Face Comparison, Part Two
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    Posted October 5th, 2017 at 3:15 pm 10 Comments »
    Whether it be through varied scanning techniques, differing levels of access to specific individuals, or their respective graphical engines, competing sports video games tend to win with representations of certain players but certainly not all of them. In the past with the basketball games NBA 2K had the clear edge according to fans but NBA Live had some respectable showings. Most recently when conducted between NBA 2K15 and NBA Live 15 it was theĀ former that won for near 75% of the players...
  • NBA Playgrounds has added more free players and introduced a paid expansion
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    Posted October 4th, 2017 at 12:30 pm 3 Comments »
    The fourth content update for NBA Playgrounds went out today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The Nintendo Switch version has still received only the very first patch. This update brings another 45 players to the roster taking the total added post-release to 128. Additionally a new expansion pack called "Hot 'N Frosty" is being offered for $10 and includes eight rookies, three new playgrounds and tournaments. Between this DLCĀ and the full roster unlockĀ the price to have the complete ...
  • Details on latest patch for NBA Live 18
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    Posted October 4th, 2017 at 10:45 am 5 Comments »
    The first patch for NBA Live 18 to address some community feedback since release went live earlier today. Most notable out of the update are attempts to improve responsiveness in a few areas of gameplay and a fix for the issue with auto-subs. ā™¦Addressed issue where users turning off auto-subs caused CPU to stop making substitutions. ā™¦Improved responsiveness for pull up jumpers ā™¦Improved responsiveness when catching and shooting ā™¦Improved responsiveness on right stick shot conte...
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