Archive for the ‘Basketball’ Category
  • NBA Playgrounds 2 may be releasing sooner than expected
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    Posted April 25th, 2018 at 7:30 am No Comments
    A week ago NBA Playgrounds 2 was officially announced with a stated summer release window. That would have put its landing date between June 21st and September 22nd. The game may actually be a spring release instead with Gaming Tailgate first spotting the PlayStation Store product page which includes its apparent release date and pricing. If the Sony page for the game is accurate - and considering they are taking pre-orders it seems reasonable to assume that it is - NBA Playgrounds 2 will...
  • NBA Playgrounds 2 officially announced to release this summer
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    Posted April 17th, 2018 at 8:45 am No Comments
    Arcade sports games have been making a comeback in recent years due to the efforts of independent developers and that continues as NBA Playgrounds is getting a sequel sooner than many would have anticipated. The first NBA Playgrounds released last May at an attractive $20 price point. A specific release date and pricing details for NBA Playgrounds 2 will come later but the summer season means it'll be out between June 21st and September 22nd.  (more…)...
  • NBA 2K18 roster update and playoff predictions
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    Posted April 14th, 2018 at 10:45 am No Comments
    The NBA Playoffs tip-off today and coinciding is the latest roster update for NBA 2K18. Notables on the move include Giannis Antetokounmpo (-1 to 94), DeMar DeRozan (-1 to 89), Andre Drummond (-1 to 87), Bradley Beal (-1 to 87), Al Horford (+1 to 86), Rudy Gobert (-1 to 86), Clint Capela (-1 to 86), Hassan Whiteside (-1 to 86), Ben Simmons (+1 to 85), Blake Griffin (-1 to 85), Donovan Mitchell (+1 to 84) and Carmelo Anthony (-1 to 80). NBA 2K's simulation engine has proven itself adept at...
  • With the NBA 2K League draft complete, we’re one step closer to finding out whether an esports audience exists for sports games
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    Posted April 5th, 2018 at 8:15 am No Comments
    It's no secret that sports video games have struggled to gain any traction in esports. Competing against and being compared to the real world sports they attempt to simulate, and video game tactics taking precedence over real strategy and coaching decisions, have resulted in general apathy and broadcasts with low viewership numbers. Millions of dollars are being poured into esports initiatives for games like Madden which draw only a few thousand viewers while games like Fortnite have organic...
  • Finally some movement on Kessler vs NCAA, which is the case to watch if college video games are to return
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    Posted March 28th, 2018 at 4:15 pm No Comments
    There hasn't been much movement over the last six months towards the potential for a return of college video games. For that to happen a new system will have to be put into place that allows collegiate athletes to be paid for their likenesses while retaining eligibility. The Supreme Court's decision on O'Bannon vs NCAA kept things in limbo, leaving the action brought by attorney Jeffrey Kessler as the next best hope for change. That case had a major development today as Judge Claudia Wilk...
  • NBA Live 18 added to EA Access Vault
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    Posted February 16th, 2018 at 8:15 am No Comments
    Recent sales that have taken the price of NBA Live 18 down to $7.50 and even as low now as $4.50 made it obvious that an addition to the EA Access Vault on Xbox One would be happening sooner rather than later. Live 19 is now the second EA Sports game from 2017 to have reached the Vault joining Madden NFL 18 as being available in full to all subscribers. EA Access is currently exclusive to Xbox One with Sony declining to offer the service on PS4 despite its remarkable value. EA executives ...
  • NBA Live 18 gets its All-Star update and more with latest patch
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    Posted February 13th, 2018 at 4:00 pm 2 Comments
    It took almost three weeks since the rosters were drafted for NBA Live 18 to get the complete set of All-Star content into the game but the uniforms and court have finally arrived with a patch that went out today. That patch has also made a number of adjustments to gameplay, delivered a number of player likeness updates and more.  (more…)...
  • NBA 2K18 breaks sales and revenue records for the series
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    Posted February 7th, 2018 at 4:45 pm 19 Comments
    Take Two today revealed financial details from Q3 2018 and that included record numbers for NBA 2K18. The company saw growth in both total net revenue and digitally-delivered net revenue over the same quarter in the previous fiscal year. NBA 2K18 was a big driver in both areas (digital up 30%) along with the Grand Theft Auto titles. Last year for NBA 2K17 it was a figure of 8.5 million touted by Take Two for that release quarter which turned out to be a "shipped" number instead of a "sol...
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