Archive for the ‘Basketball’ Category
  • NBA Live 16 added to the EA Access Vault
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    Posted May 24th, 2016 at 2:00 pm 15 Comments »
    With today's addition of NBA Live 16 to the EA Access Vault all the EA Sports games from 2015 are now included with the subscription service. While there won't be another NBA Live until maybe sometime next year - whether that even materializes will remain to be seen - those on Xbox One can now play Live 16 in unlimited fashion as long as a subscription is active. This is the fifth and final EA Sports game from 2015 to reach the Vault in EA Access. It follows Madden NFL 16 which was add...
  • The latest patch for NBA 2K16 quietly extended Steph Curry’s range
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    Posted May 12th, 2016 at 12:00 pm 2 Comments »
    Earlier this season the now back-to-back MVP Stephen Curry received ratings upgrades in NBA 2K16 that established him as the best shooter in the history of the NBA. His 99 rating for both Standing and Moving 3PT was well above the next highest in those respective categories. Despite that he was mostly unable to hit shots from the absurd 28-50 foot distances that he was making at a 70% clip in the actual real-world games. In an interview with 2K developers Mike Wang and Sean O'Gallagher t...
  • Press Row Podcast: NBA Live in for another shake-up
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    Posted May 11th, 2016 at 9:30 am 11 Comments »
    EA Sports has been unable to recover from the attempted reboot of NBA Live as NBA Elite while at the same time seeing their competition flourish to become a juggernaut. It's been six years but the company has yet to produce a compelling quality product since that fiasco and in the process consumers have lost all confidence in the Live brand. The series can't escape its past. Knowing that a shake-up was necessary EA yesterday confirmed the first report of Live being pushed back to 2017. ...
  • Next NBA Live delayed to 2017
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    Posted May 10th, 2016 at 1:45 pm 56 Comments »
    The NBA Live series has struggled to regain its footing since the disaster of a reboot named NBA Elite 11, cancellation of NBA Live 13, and awful NBA Live 14. While the quality of the series has climbed back to being acceptable it simply isn't even a blip on the radar of consumers. The latest release, NBA Live 16, sold just 8K copies in its first week of release compared to NBA 2K16 which moved well over a million in the same amount of time. It wasn't a question of if EA Sports would chan...
  • NBA 2K16 patch addresses exploitative gameplay tactics
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    Posted May 2nd, 2016 at 4:30 pm 3 Comments »
    The fifth post-release patch for NBA 2K16 went out today on PS4 and is expected to follow soon on Xbox One. It does not appear this is the possible "Steph Curry Patch" first discussed back in March based on the provided notes, however instead it will heavily affect the sketchy ongoing "Road to the Finals" competition by addressing heavily utilized gameplay exploits. ♦Updated player portraits for a number of players. ♦Tuned the effectiveness of long outlet passes for players with th...
  • Both the standard and special editions of NBA 2K17 are now available for pre-order
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    Posted April 14th, 2016 at 12:15 pm 4 Comments »
    Yesterday 2K Sports announced the Kobe Bryant Legend Edition of NBA 2K17, and given the way he went out in his final game they couldn't have written a story better for promotion of the upcoming product. It's not just the special edition that has gone up for pre-order however. The standard edition of the game is also available, and both are 20% off for Amazon Prime members. That makes the Legend Edition $64 and the standard edition $48. While the Legend Edition will also be made available ...
  • NBA 2K17 special edition features Kobe Bryant and lots of bonus content
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    Posted April 13th, 2016 at 5:30 am 5 Comments »
    2K Sports today announced the NBA 2K17 Legend Edition featuring Kobe Bryant on the cover. The game will retail for $80 but is available for pre-order already on PS4 and Xbox One with Amazon Prime members getting it for just $64. The package includes physical items of a limited edition poster, Black Mamba controller skin, and two Panini trading cards. In-game digital content will be 30,000 in Virtual Currency (that's close to $10 worth), MyTeam Bundle with three card packs and guaranteed K...
  • NBA 2K community upset after company fails to live up to promise made on social media
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    Posted March 24th, 2016 at 5:00 am 11 Comments »
    NBA 2K's social media accounts have always toyed with the emotions of the community, whether ignoring legitimate concerns about the products, taking shots at competitors, or pushing promotions that cost them nothing but force engagement ending with only a select few being rewarded. The latest controversy though relates to the a failure to live up to a promise and many are expressing frustration with the treatment they've received on social media.  (more…)...
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