Archive for the ‘NBA Live’ Category
  • EA Sports Announces Ignite Engine; Strategic Partnership with Microsoft
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    Posted May 21st, 2013 at 10:45 am 37 Comments »
    As expected EA Sports held a prominent role at the Microsoft event to reveal the new Xbox One. Andrew Wilson appeared to discuss the next generation confirming Madden NFL 25, FIFA 14, NBA Live 14, and UFC for the Xbox One. The company also announced the "EA Sports Ignite" engine which will provide true player motion and living worlds. EA will also be discussing a "new broad, strategic partnership with Microsoft" in the near future - probably more on that at E3. FIFA 14 will be getting exc...
  • NBA Live Social Accounts Awaken Days Before Microsoft Event
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    Posted May 17th, 2013 at 6:30 pm 18 Comments »
    After lying dormant for eight months since posting the announcement of NBA Live 13's cancellation EA Sports today sent out a message via multiple NBA Live social platform accounts that NBA Live 14 is "coming to a court near you". The timing is notable as the tease emerges just days before the Microsoft next-gen console reveal which could very well feature an EA presence and is rumored to include some element of exclusivity among the announcements. Should nothing with EA materialize at tha...
  • To Surprise of Few NBA Live Series Found To Be on Shaky Ground Again
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    Posted April 30th, 2013 at 11:00 am 23 Comments »
    Despite no consumer demand and continued missteps in development EA Sports currently still plans to release an NBA Live entry this year. Four years after publishing NBA Live 10 the company faces what appears to be a no-win situation in choosing between current and next-gen while going up against a behemoth in the NBA 2K series.  (more…)...
  • EA Sports Working on Second NBA Game
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    Posted April 8th, 2013 at 5:15 pm 12 Comments »
    A new survey advertising a play-session later this week with a conceptually new NBA game at EA Canada has been discovered by NLSC. Those in the Vancouver area who are interested in taking part are asked to complete the survey which includes questions gauging experience with sports video games and level of sports fandom in general. A "new concept" implies something unorthodox and an arcade-style game to counteract NBA 2K14 with the arrival of the new consoles would make more sense than goi...
  • Revisiting the Top Stories of 2012: The Disastrous Road Towards NBA Live 13
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    Posted December 12th, 2012 at 12:15 pm 6 Comments »
    With two years off to construct NBA Live 13 following the swift demise of the NBA Elite 11 reboot there was a cautious optimism about the product back in February. There was no way that Live could challenge NBA 2K13 but the opportunity was there to reestablish itself and take advantage of some of the openings that the competition had left it. It wouldn't take long however for everything about the title to start crumbling down and expose yet another fraud. (more…)...
  • EA Sports Must Evaluate Their Dedication to NBA and Make Tough Decision
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    Posted October 5th, 2012 at 11:15 am 45 Comments »
    When EA Sports announced that NBA Live 13 had been cancelled it came as little surprise to anyone following developments behind the series. The signs have been there for months and were covered extensively. Still, despite seemingly all reasoning otherwise, the company claims work on Live will continue with a release next fall. Everyone should recognize however that plans such as that are tentative at best. The series could be ended for good as soon as their next financial call with investors...
  • NBA Live 13 Officially Cancelled
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    Posted September 27th, 2012 at 2:00 pm 164 Comments »
    It's been a tumultuous summer for the return of the NBA Live series which, early on, actually looked somewhat promising. Things began to crumble though with a sham of a promotion for a community event, a horrible showing at E3, EA Sports going into hiding despite rumblings of trouble and various rumors, and leaked footage that showed the game in a poor light. The game was recently "delayed" though cancellation looked to be the most likely outcome. The final nail in the coffin was likely ...
  • The Fate of NBA Live as a Franchise Will Be Determined Soon
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    Posted September 17th, 2012 at 9:30 am 69 Comments »
    The idea of a delay to NBA Live 13 would have been just about the worst-case scenario for EA Sports when planning for the reboot was being done. The company knew they would not be able to sell the game in its first year back with such an entrenched competitor on the market so the goal instead was to create some awareness and reestablish at least a modicum of credibility. The building process for the series - which one could point to the FIFA and NHL as those that made comebacks despite the o...
  • NBA Live 13 Release Pushed Back But Not Cancelled Yet
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    Posted September 13th, 2012 at 1:00 pm 124 Comments »
    In what will come as no surprise to those following NBA Live 13 developments over the summer EA Sports today confirmed with Kotaku that the game has for all intents and purposes been delayed indefinitely. It will not be releasing on the NBA mandated first Tuesday of October, as competitor NBA 2K13 will, and instead will move ahead with no official release date on the slate for the time being. Of course that is the same path that NBA Elite 11 took before inevitably being canned officially ...
  • EA Sports Appears To Be Throwing In The Towel With NBA Live 13
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    Posted August 31st, 2012 at 4:00 pm 94 Comments »
    Though the news of NBA Live 13's impending release as a discount digital title doesn't come as a surprise given the events of recent months it does reaffirm general pessimistic assessments towards the product and explain the disappearance of promotion by EA Sports. The tactic being employed is not one of confidence nor is it an attempt to gain marketshare on a competitor. It's admission of defeat and could signal the end of basketball from EA. (more…)...
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