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  • Only two new classic teams left to be revealed for NBA 2K16
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    Posted September 4th, 2015 at 5:30 pm 2 Comments »
    Next week 2K Sports will announce two final classic teams to round out the 12 that make their debut in NBA 2K16. The latest ones to be unveiled are a popular Phoenix Suns team (sorry, not one with Charles Barkley) and two Miami Heat teams from the last decade. The 2004-05 Suns were knocked out of the Western Conference Finals in five games by the Spurs. The roster features Steve Nash (in his first season back with the team after a long stint in Dallas), Amar'e Stoudemire, Shawn Marion, Qu...
  • Improvements to gameplay for NBA 2K16
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    Posted September 2nd, 2015 at 8:30 am 29 Comments »
    NBA 2K16 releases three weeks from Friday but there is still quite a bit of information still to be revealed about the game. Today 2K Sports released a video going over, for the first time, what has been done for gameplay this year. The main theme is the "Living World", with improved atmosphere, smarter players, coaches that actually make adjustments, situational movement, physics-driven collisions, a new post-game, new foot-planting technology, and three dedicated buttons to make differe...
  • Live Pro-Am announcement had some traction, but can it carry the game to sales?
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    Posted September 1st, 2015 at 5:15 pm 6 Comments »
    Both NBA Live 16 and NBA 2K16 are rolling out a significant online-based mode that shares the same name. The importance each one holds is wildly different however, with Live Pro-Am being the main feature of that game, while 2K's Pro-Am is just one of several modes that offer considerable depth. Based on the results of the poll on the two, Live has done well with its announcement as it has attracted some interest. 29% of respondents found themselves more intrigued by Live's Pro-Am com...
  • NBA 2K16 offering extensive customization options with tattoos
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    Posted August 27th, 2015 at 4:45 pm 13 Comments »
    Player customization remains one of the bigger elements of the NBA 2K series, as a user's MyPlayer is tied into various modes including MyCareer, MyGM, and the 2K Pro-Am. For NBA 2K16 tattoos are taking on a bigger role. There are over 1,500 designs that can be moved, scaled, rotated, and layered onto a created character's chest, back, neck, arms and legs. Please enable Javascript to watch this video...
  • New system for calculating player ratings implemented for NBA 2K16
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    Posted August 27th, 2015 at 7:15 am 11 Comments »
    2K Sports has slowly started to trickle out ratings for NBA 2K16, and while Kevin Durant is the only real noteworthy one at this point there is a considerable shift in how the ratings are being calculated this year to discuss in the meantime. Essentially, rather than having 99 Ratings reflect the best in the league at the present time, a 99 now represents the best in the history of the league.  (more…)...
  • Demo for NBA Live 16 gives the game a stage to itself on September 15
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    Posted August 26th, 2015 at 4:15 pm 21 Comments »
    EA Sports recently announced that NBA Live 16 will be getting a demo on Xbox One and Playstation 4 on Tuesday, September 15. The info on the demo was originally revealed along with all the news on the Live Pro-Am mode. Alongside all the features of LIVE Pro-Am, you can also check out exhibition style play in Tip Off with six NBA teams (Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Chicago Bulls, Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Clippers), and the Learn LIVE tutorial...
  • MyCareer Mode is growing up in NBA 2K16
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    Posted August 25th, 2015 at 12:30 pm 14 Comments »
    When Spike Lee was brought on to write and direct the MyCareer Mode story for NBA 2K16, many wondered what kind of influence he would have in a game that has to have widespread appeal to various demographics which includes children. Would the story end up that much grittier than those found in the first two years of the mode? The first indication of that being yes came when the ESRB rated it E10+ for the first time ever as opposed to the usual E. Now the ESRB has revealed the reasoning fo...
  • First extended gameplay trailer for NBA 2K16
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    Posted August 24th, 2015 at 8:00 am 23 Comments »
    Please enable Javascript to watch this video 2K Sports today released the first gameplay trailer for NBA 2K16. The game this year features a MyCareer Mode story written and directed by Spike Lee, the new Pro-Am online mode, MyLeague Online and team relocation in MyGM and MyLeague, the limited return of colleges, and those who pre-order it will get it on September 25....
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