Archive for the ‘NBA 2K’ Category
  • NBA Live 18 upsets NBA 2K18 by having done a better job with player faces
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    Posted October 16th, 2017 at 11:45 am 4 Comments »
    Three years ago NBA 2K head a clear advantage in representing player faces but the gap between it and NBA Live has completely closed in the time since. With this year's contest NBA Live 18 has surprisingly topped NBA 2K18 by winning 13 of the 24 matchups. It was an incredibly close contest however with a number of NBA Live's winners finishing within just a few percentage points of flipping to the other side.Ā  (more…)...
  • Details on another major NBA 2K18 patch
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    Posted October 12th, 2017 at 11:15 am 9 Comments »
    NBA 2K18 has now received its second major patch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One while Nintendo Switch and PC will be getting it in the near future. The first patch of real substanceĀ released at the end of September and addressed a framerate problem following timeouts and made attribute ratings visible when purchasing upgrades in MyCareer. This new update is more wide-ranging, heavily affecting gameplay and all the various modes.Ā  (more…)...
  • NBA 2K18 vs NBA Live 18 Player Face Comparison, Part Three
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    Posted October 10th, 2017 at 10:15 am 7 Comments »
    Whether it be through varied scanning techniques, differing levels of access to specific individuals, or their respective graphical engines, competing sports video games tend to win with representations of certain players but certainly not all of them. In the past with the basketball games NBA 2K had the clear edge according to fans but NBA Live had some respectable showings. Most recently when conducted between NBA 2K15 and NBA Live 15 it was theĀ former that won for near 75% of the players...
  • NBA 2K18 vs NBA Live 18 Player Face Comparison, Part Two
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    Posted October 5th, 2017 at 3:15 pm 10 Comments »
    Whether it be through varied scanning techniques, differing levels of access to specific individuals, or their respective graphical engines, competing sports video games tend to win with representations of certain players but certainly not all of them. In the past with the basketball games NBA 2K had the clear edge according to fans but NBA Live had some respectable showings. Most recently when conducted between NBA 2K15 and NBA Live 15 it was theĀ former that won for near 75% of the players...
  • NBA 2K18 vs NBA Live 18 Player Face Comparison, Part One
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    Posted October 3rd, 2017 at 8:30 am 25 Comments »
    Whether it be through varied scanning techniques, differing levels of access to specific individuals, or their respective graphical engines, competing sports video games tend to win with representations of certain players but certainly not all of them. In the past with the basketball games NBA 2K had the clear edge according to fans but NBA Live had some respectable showings. Most recently when conducted between NBA 2K15 and NBA Live 15 it was the former that won for near 75% of the players ...
  • NBA 2K18 now stands as the lowest rated edition of the series in a decade
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    Posted October 2nd, 2017 at 12:00 pm 22 Comments »
    The story around NBA 2K18 since its release just over two weeks ago has largely centered on consumer reaction to the aggressive monetization and the influence that microtransactions have had directly on the game's design. Mainstream gaming media and Youtube personalities have covered and escalated the situationĀ which involves the most popular and promoted mode. It's also not just user-reviews on Metacritic and Steam that have slammed NBA 2K18. The game is now the lowest-rated NBA 2K game...
  • Press Row Podcast: Microtransaction Mania
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    Posted September 29th, 2017 at 11:15 am 9 Comments »
    2K Sports is facing criticism from all sides over the aggressive implementation of Virtual Currency within NBA 2K18. VC is nothing new to the popular basketball franchise however, so why has this become such a story now that mainstream gaming media, Youtube personalities, and consumers are all making their voices heard on the matter? We discuss the circumstances specific to the NBA 2K series that has allowed the situation to blow up, and the necessary pursuit of digital revenue for publisher...
  • Details on first major patch for NBA 2K18
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    Posted September 26th, 2017 at 10:15 am 4 Comments »
    The patch for NBA 2K18 that has just gone live on PlayStation 4 will be out on Xbox One today, while both PC and Nintendo Switch are being framed only as arriving "soon." This update to 2K18 doesn't address the major issue of MyPlayers that have vanished or change the way in which VC affects the game given the heavy backlash the game is receiving, but it does take care of one of the biggest in-game problems that had been widely reported. It was discovered that the framerate would plummet ...
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