Archive for the ‘NBA 2K’ Category
  • VC backlash results in cost reduction for certain customization items in NBA 2K18
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    Posted September 19th, 2017 at 4:15 pm 24 Comments »
    2K Sports has generally been able to sail under the radar as it pertains to the implementation of virtual currency in the NBA 2K series. The company had to course correct following the disastrous NBA 2K14 which was made into an always-online game in order to support a currency system that was weaved throughout all of its modes, but it was the server issues that made the game literally unplayable for weeks at a time that exposed the tactics being employed and making it a story the mainstream ...
  • Review of NBA 2K18
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    Posted September 18th, 2017 at 11:30 am 13 Comments »
    In what amounts to a bounce back year for the NBA 2K series, the latest edition delivers phenomenal gameplay while continuing its place as the most content-rich game in the genre. The new motion system for gameplay, expanded story elements in MyGM, and addition of all-time teams help to take the game to the next level. Note: The ongoing serious situation with deleted MyPlayer characters did not factor into the score, as this is not affecting everyone and will likely be resolved in the nea...
  • The biggest early issue for NBA 2K18 is lost MyPlayer saves
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    Posted September 16th, 2017 at 8:45 am 32 Comments »
    The good news is that the servers have been performing surprisingly well for NBA 2K18 even under the intense traffic load surrounding release and with multiple online-based modes now merged together to create an open-world "neighborhood." Unfortunately there is one serious issue widespread enough that does have to do with the servers, and that's MyPlayer characters being lost with the corruption of save files. That seems to have been occurring most often after a disconnect that then results ...
  • Complete game played in NBA 2K18 MyLeague
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    Posted September 14th, 2017 at 5:00 pm 10 Comments »
    Though only hours remain until release there will likely be few (if any) reviews ready to go live for NBA 2K18 right at launch. Between a shortage of time to dig into arguably the deepest sports game ever made, and a need to assess server performance given that many of the features rely on being connected online, my review for instance will probably be complete on Monday instead. With that in mind, and having spent time between MyGM and MyCareer primarily up until this point, I figured it...
  • NBA 2K18 Giveaway
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    Posted September 11th, 2017 at 9:00 am 1 Comment »
    With the avalanche of sports games now upon us here is the first opportunity to win a copy of one of the year's most anticipated games. Retweet the tweet below be a follower of the @pastapadre account on Twitter to be eligible to win a copy of NBA 2K18! The winner drawn at random late Wednesday night will get to select platform of choice between PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Giving away a copy of #NBA2K18 - RT/Follow to be entered for a chance at it! Winner will be drawn a...
  • Press Row Podcast: Trial Period
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    Posted September 9th, 2017 at 9:15 pm No Comments »
    With limited-time trials available to play for NBA Live 18, NHL 18, and NBA 2K18, this episode of the Press Row Podcast covers first impressions of the three games which all have drastically different circumstances surrounding their release. Live desperately needs to recapture some credibility, NHL is stable but looking to generate new sales to casual consumers, and 2K18 is guaranteed to be a smash hit but is getting fans started early on their careers. Check out the podcast through iTune...
  • The Prelude for NBA 2K18 is out now
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    Posted September 7th, 2017 at 10:00 pm 12 Comments »
    Get an early start on NBA 2K18 with The Prelude which is now available to download free on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Acting as a demo of sorts, The Prelude offers an opportunity to try out the new 'Neighborhood' open-world area which encompasses elements of MyCareer, MyPark, Pro-Am, and character customization. Progress made in The Prelude will carry over to the full game if purchased. Last year with NBA 2K17 it was the collegiate portion of MyCareer mode that was playable along with w...
  • NBA 2K18 companion app available now
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    Posted September 6th, 2017 at 1:00 pm 6 Comments »
    The MyNBA2K18 mobile app went live today for both iOS and Android devices in advance of Friday's release of The Prologue. As has been the case in recent years, the app acts as a companion to the console game, offering an opportunity to scan faces for MyPlayer characters and earn extra VC on a daily basis.  There's also a card battle game contained within. ♦Facial Scanning with your mobile device to get YOU in NBA 2K18 on PS4 and Xbox One ♦Earn Virtual Currency daily ♦Shop for con...
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