Archive for the ‘Basketball’ Category
  • Get $20 worth of VC and card pack free for NBA 2K17 with Prime
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    Posted April 25th, 2017 at 10:30 am 2 Comments »
    One of the perks of Twitch Prime - which is part of the same Amazon Prime subscription that includes free 2-day shipping, 20% off pre-ordered video games, streaming video and music and much more - is free in-game 'loot' given out every month for various games. For the first time a major sports game has hit that rotation with NBA 2K17 getting free digital content. Those with Prime and the game will receive 75,000 VC and a MyTeam Pack containing a guaranteed Sapphire or Moments card. The VC...
  • Full roster for NBA Playgrounds
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    Posted April 20th, 2017 at 1:45 pm 14 Comments »
    Developer Saber Interactive has revealed the entire NBA Playgrounds roster through Gamespot which is made up of 44 players from the league's past and 3-6 players representing each team. I've broken that complete list out into the legends and for the current players with their respective teams. Surprisingly there are some great present day players that have been left off the game including Isaiah Thomas, Klay Thompson, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Kemba Walker. A tweet from the company m...
  • Amazon Prime members will get free NBA 2K17 bonuses next week
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    Posted April 20th, 2017 at 9:30 am 4 Comments »
    When Amazon purchased Twitch in 2014 it was only a matter of time before the two websites became linked and that happened last year. One of the lesser-known benefits of the Prime subscription service is what's referred to as 'Twitch Prime' which eliminates advertisements when watching streams and provides a free channel subscription each month. It'll now also offer something extra for those with NBA 2K17. Beginning Tuesday, April 25 those with Prime will receive 75,000 VC and a MyTeam ...
  • All the players already confirmed for the NBA Playgrounds roster
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    Posted April 19th, 2017 at 9:15 am 4 Comments »
    When NBA Playgrounds releases next month it'll feature over 200 current and former players. Some of those on the roster have been seen in the two trailers and handful of screenshots that have been released and even more now are known thanks to the image above. Legends confirmed thus far are Ray Allen, Shawn Kemp, Allen Iverson, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, Larry Johnson, Wilt Chamberlain, Grant Hill, Maurice Cheeks, Chris Webber, Chris Mullin, Clyde Drexler, Alex English, Spud Webb, C...
  • Playoffs begin with three-way tie for second best player in NBA 2K17
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    Posted April 18th, 2017 at 10:15 am 3 Comments »
    A major roster update went out earlier today in NBA 2K17 that includes significant ratings movement. It was just last month that James Harden was able to climb his way to the second best rating in NBA 2K17. A year ago at this time Harden was rated 89 and he began this season at 90. His main competition for MVP have now joined him at 96 Overall. Both Russell Westbrook and Kawhi Leonard have gone up a point to match him at 96. LeBron James remains the highest rated player with an Overall of...
  • NBA Playgrounds new extended trailer and gameplay details
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    Posted April 12th, 2017 at 1:15 pm 8 Comments »
    With a reveal announcement having occurred just a month before its planned release the next several weeks should offer a lot of news and media on NBA Playgrounds, the new league-licensed 2-on-2 street basketball game from developer Saber Interactive. NBA Playgrounds will release as a $20 digital download in May on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC and features over 200 current and retired players. A new gameplay trailer went out today along with details on the basics regard...
  • NBA 2K17 gets a gameplay patch just in time for the Playoffs
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    Posted April 7th, 2017 at 9:00 am 8 Comments »
    It's late in the season to be getting patches but another has just landed for NBA 2K17. As the 10th patch of substance for the game this one is primarily focused on improving gameplay. 2K17 has suffered from some gameplay issues including serious problems with defensive AI that were never really addressed through the post-release support until now. Other areas worked on relate to dribble moves, problematic animations, and off-ball contact. ♦Improvements to double team logic for more a...
  • New arcade-style basketball game with NBA licensing will release next month
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    Posted April 5th, 2017 at 11:15 am 8 Comments »
    After a decade absent of arcade-style street basketball on consoles 2017 will offer at least two games that fit that mold. The unlicensed free-to-play 3on3 Freestyle released earlier this year and now there's also one to look forward to that features NBA licensing and both current and legendary players with NBA Playgrounds. The game will release as a $20 digital download in May on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. NBA Playgrounds will be the first sports game from develo...
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