Archive for the ‘Basketball’ Category
  • How the Warriors would fare against the 95-96 Bulls according to NBA 2K17
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    Posted June 16th, 2017 at 2:30 pm 1 Comment »
    After a remarkable run through the playoffs decimating all competition the Golden State Warriors are being looked at as one of the best teams of all-time. But what would happen if they came up against the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, who are widely considered to be the best ever? In the piece put together for Sporting News 50 total series simulations were run between the two teams. According to NBA 2K17's simulation engine - which has proven reliable in the past including predicting the Warrior...
  • New patch for NBA Playgrounds adds Sonics, players, tournaments and more
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    Posted June 15th, 2017 at 9:30 am 2 Comments »
    Another significant patch is rolling out for NBA Playgrounds - available already on PS4 and PC and coming soon to Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. The update adds 35 more players to the roster (the previous patch brought in 15 new players), the Seattle SuperSonics are now a team within the game with versions of Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp available so far, four new offline tournament locations have been introduced, and changes have been made to improve gameplay and other aspects of the game.  (...
  • Press Row Podcast: EA Play 2017 News
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    Posted June 11th, 2017 at 9:15 am 3 Comments »
    Sports games always take center stage at Electronic Arts' annual mid-June press briefing. Those previously linked with E3 instead now represent the kickoff to their own event EA Play. Given the leading soccer, football, and basketball titles are always among the top selling games in both North America and worldwide their high-profile presence should come as no surprise. Madden NFL 18, FIFA 18, and NBA Live 18 all were prominently featured in this weekend's EA Play press briefing. Madden h...
  • New Career Mode “The One” and Gameplay Details for NBA Live 18
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    Posted June 10th, 2017 at 12:30 pm 19 Comments »
    After taking a year off - the fourth time in the last seven years that a game has failed to release - EA Sports is looking to earn some credibility back with NBA Live 18 this fall. At EA Play today the company revealed its big feature as a Career Mode called "The One" along with some gameplay details and the announcement of a free demo.  (more…)...
  • NBA Playgrounds owners on Switch will get Shaq Fu sequel for free
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    Posted June 1st, 2017 at 5:15 pm 2 Comments »
    It has been nearly a month since the release of NBA Playgrounds and yet those on Nintendo Switch are still without online play. The promise was that online would be added within days of its launch but consumers there still find themselves waiting for half the game to be delivered. Saber Interactive today announced that they will be providing Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn for free to those with the Switch version of Playgrounds for failing to get that done.  (more…)...
  • Xbox Game Pass subscription service has launched and includes some sports games
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    Posted May 24th, 2017 at 7:30 am 16 Comments »
    Microsoft today launched Xbox Game Pass, a subscription service that includes unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and backwards compatible games. Xbox Game Pass is $10 a month and all those with Xbox Live Gold get to start with a free 14 day trial. The sports games available through the service at launch are NBA 2K16, The Golf Club, and Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings. 2K17 could get added in the months ahead. Other high profile franchises like Gears of War, Bioshock, and Halo are ...
  • NBA Playgrounds may be a very different game after its first major patch
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    Posted May 22nd, 2017 at 4:30 pm 6 Comments »
    Two weeks ago when NBA Playgrounds released there was real potential identified in the game that was unfortunately held back by some gameplay and design missteps. Check out the full review on Sporting News and Press Row Podcast episode all about it. Now though it appears many of the problems with NBA Playgrounds are going to be addressed soon through the promised extensive post-release support. Developer Saber Interactive has released the details of an upcoming patch for PlayStation 4, X...
  • NBA Playgrounds – Review and Podcast
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    Posted May 13th, 2017 at 12:15 pm 10 Comments »
    Arcade-style sports games have been making a resurgence as of late thanks to independent developers, but now for the first time one of them even has the backing of a professional league. NBA Playgrounds released this last week for just $20 with full league licensing and a deep roster of current players and legends, and it comes from Saber Interactive, a studio that has never before worked on a sports game. The full review of the game has just gone up at Sporting News, explaining how it's ...
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