Archive for the ‘Other Basketball Games’ Category
  • NBA Playgrounds has added more free players and introduced a paid expansion
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    Posted October 4th, 2017 at 12:30 pm 3 Comments »
    The fourth content update for NBA Playgrounds went out today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The Nintendo Switch version has still received only the very first patch. This update brings another 45 players to the roster taking the total added post-release to 128. Additionally a new expansion pack called "Hot 'N Frosty" is being offered for $10 and includes eight rookies, three new playgrounds and tournaments. Between this DLC and the full roster unlock the price to have the complete ...
  • Unlock the entire roster in NBA Playgrounds with $10 DLC
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    Posted August 2nd, 2017 at 9:00 am 6 Comments »
    One of the bigger complaints with the design of NBA Playgrounds relates to the manner in which players are obtained. Playing the game leads to earning new card packs, but it's completely luck of the draw and at a certain point duplicates end up taking over the openings and frustration sets in if seeking one or more specific players. Some people may have received the player/s they wanted most right away and others may still be waiting for them to fall into their laps. Saber Interactive has...
  • Third update for NBA Playgrounds includes new mode and more players
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    Posted July 25th, 2017 at 8:30 am 3 Comments »
    With two significant patches already out for NBA Playgrounds the development team at Saber Interactive has been working towards another content update which is already out on PS4 and PC and expected soon for Xbox One. Featured in the latest patch is a brand new online three-point shootout mode and another 33 new players. Those include additional versions of current players plus legends from the past including Tim Duncan, Baron Davis, Jerry West, and Elgin Baylor. Also notable is that p...
  • Two months later NBA Playgrounds on Switch finally has its online play
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    Posted July 10th, 2017 at 1:45 pm 2 Comments »
    It has been a difficult process for developer Saber Interactive with NBA Playgrounds on Nintendo Switch since releasing on May 9. The game shipped without online functionality and consumers were promised that would be patched in within a few days. Due to technical conflicts with Nintendo over patch size it ended up taking two months with that update now finally here. This is simply the first patch that was submitted for the game way back in May. Besides online it also includes new players...
  • Patch limitations raise another concern for third party games on Nintendo Switch
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    Posted June 26th, 2017 at 12:30 pm 6 Comments »
    It has now been over six weeks since NBA Playgrounds released and yet half the game is still missing. A patch to add online play originally promised for a few days after release remains in limbo. Meanwhile the other versions of Playgrounds on XB1, PS4, and PC have received multiple updates improving the game and adding other features. The president of development studio Saber Interactive has made comments on Facebook providing insight on why that is, and it appears Nintendo is at fault for e...
  • New patch for NBA Playgrounds adds Sonics, players, tournaments and more
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    Posted June 15th, 2017 at 9:30 am 2 Comments »
    Another significant patch is rolling out for NBA Playgrounds - available already on PS4 and PC and coming soon to Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. The update adds 35 more players to the roster (the previous patch brought in 15 new players), the Seattle SuperSonics are now a team within the game with versions of Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp available so far, four new offline tournament locations have been introduced, and changes have been made to improve gameplay and other aspects of the game.  (...
  • NBA Playgrounds owners on Switch will get Shaq Fu sequel for free
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    Posted June 1st, 2017 at 5:15 pm 2 Comments »
    It has been nearly a month since the release of NBA Playgrounds and yet those on Nintendo Switch are still without online play. The promise was that online would be added within days of its launch but consumers there still find themselves waiting for half the game to be delivered. Saber Interactive today announced that they will be providing Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn for free to those with the Switch version of Playgrounds for failing to get that done.  (more…)...
  • NBA Playgrounds may be a very different game after its first major patch
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    Posted May 22nd, 2017 at 4:30 pm 6 Comments »
    Two weeks ago when NBA Playgrounds released there was real potential identified in the game that was unfortunately held back by some gameplay and design missteps. Check out the full review on Sporting News and Press Row Podcast episode all about it. Now though it appears many of the problems with NBA Playgrounds are going to be addressed soon through the promised extensive post-release support. Developer Saber Interactive has released the details of an upcoming patch for PlayStation 4, X...
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