Archive for the ‘NBA Live’ Category
  • First Footage of NBA Live 13
    Posted August 21st, 2012 at 9:45 am 171 Comments
    There are just six weeks until NBA Live 13 should be releasing yet EA Sports remains quiet about their intentions for the game. The biggest question of course is whether it'll release at all or not - indications from EA certainly haven't been encouraging even in that basic regard and retailers remain in the dark. Is could also be planned as a digital release though the company has refused comment on all matters. Now though an extended gameplay video has leaked - the first opportunity to a...
  • NBA Live 13 Going Solely Digital Would Be Yet Another Big Misstep
    Posted August 6th, 2012 at 4:15 pm 73 Comments
    The complete uncertainty surrounding NBA Live 13 continues with the latest that the product could end up being a digital release. If that is the tactic being put into play by EA Sports it's one they'll likely regret. There is the necessity to differentiate from the entrenched competition but limiting the market and reducing value is not the way to do it.  (more…)...
  • NBA Live 13 Could Be a Digital Release
    Posted August 2nd, 2012 at 9:30 am 87 Comments
    There has been a lot of speculation around NBA Live 13 given the actions of EA Sports. The game is being hidden right now and they are actively cultivating a perception that something is severely wrong with the title. That the discussion amongst consumers about Live 13 is trending towards whether it will even release or not - and EA doesn't seem to mind that stories have to be written saying they haven't actually cancelled it yet - says a lot about their confidence towards the product should...
  • Nuggets from the Q1 Financial Results for Electronic Arts and Take Two
    Posted July 31st, 2012 at 2:00 pm 69 Comments
    Both Electronic Arts and Take Two reported their first quarter (April-June '12) fiscal year 2013 financials today. There are a few pieces of sports related news to draw from the reports.  (more…)...
  • Curious Circumstances Surround Current Retailer Listings for NBA Live 13
    Posted July 6th, 2012 at 10:15 am 55 Comments
    EA Sports was unable to generate excitement for NBA Live 13 at E3 - in fact they left the event with perception of the game taking a large hit from its already fairly low level of regard from the media. Since then the company has gone largely quiet regarding Live - with the exception of tweeting out first round draft pick overall ratings - which projects the impression that they don't have what is needed to generate positive momentum or may not be confident in the product at this point in ti...
  • NBA Live 13 Goes Away From Stretched Out Ratings Introduced Three Years Ago
    Posted July 3rd, 2012 at 11:15 am 78 Comments
    The overall ratings from NBA Live 13 that EA Sports provided for the rookies drafted in the first round won't tell you much about the player's skill levels or effectiveness in the upcoming game. They're essentially empty numbers with no context and varying by only a few points here and there between most of the picks made their reveals fairly uninteresting. What is evident however from those overall ratings is that the new development team is reverting to a more traditional ratings scale ...
  • NBA Live 13 Top Rookie Ratings
    Posted June 28th, 2012 at 5:30 pm 103 Comments
    EA Sports went largely silent on NBA Live 13 following its disappointing appearance at E3. The company however reemerged to promote the returning series by taking advantage of the news and excitement generated by the NBA Draft - revealing rookie overall ratings in the game as players were selected throughout the evening. (more…)...
  • NBA Live 13 Leaves E3 in Big Trouble
    Posted June 9th, 2012 at 1:00 pm 154 Comments
    The last thing EA Sports needed for NBA Live 13 was increased skepticism and negativity. That's exactly what they got however at E3 as report after report pegged Live as a let down - even ESPN called it the biggest disappointment at the event.  (more…)...
  • First Images of NBA Live 13 Accompany Early Feature Descriptions
    Posted June 4th, 2012 at 3:00 pm 84 Comments
    EA Sports has released the first set of screenshots for NBA Live 13 for a chance to see how it is shaping up graphically along with an early handful of features to expect. Take a look in the gallery, FB album, or Google Plus album, and continue on for the first details on features and make sure to leave any thoughts on the information and images in the comments!  (more…)...
  • EA Sports Has Already Botched the Handling of NBA Live’s Return
    Posted March 28th, 2012 at 4:00 pm 91 Comments
    Having become the underdog after years of eroding the fan base with sub-par releases and the aborted attempt at a reboot EA Sports is attempting a comeback with NBA Live 13. It will be an uphill battle to reestablish credibility and grow sales - one that really can't afford blunders along the way. Despite that they've already made one warranting serious criticism.  (more…)...
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