Archive for the ‘Other Basketball Games’ Category
  • NBA Playgrounds – Review and Podcast
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    Posted May 13th, 2017 at 12:15 pm 10 Comments »
    Arcade-style sports games have been making a resurgence as of late thanks to independent developers, but now for the first time one of them even has the backing of a professional league. NBA Playgrounds released this last week for just $20 with full league licensing and a deep roster of current players and legends, and it comes from Saber Interactive, a studio that has never before worked on a sports game. The full review of the game has just gone up at Sporting News, explaining how it's ...
  • Some form of NBA Playgrounds has gone out for free on PS4
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    Posted May 5th, 2017 at 10:00 am 11 Comments »
    It came as a complete surprise this morning when the PlayStation 4 store page for NBA Playgrounds went live with the ability to download what would appear to be the full game and for free. NBA Playgrounds is supposed to be $20 when it releases on Tuesday, May 9 for PS4, XB1, PC, and Switch. It wouldn't be the first time though that a game had been accidentally pushed live with the licenses being revoked later once the error was corrected. At this point it remains unclear whether the down...
  • NBA Playgrounds gameplay footage
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    Posted May 3rd, 2017 at 8:30 am 8 Comments »
    The new arcade-style game NBA Playgrounds is only a matter of days away from releasing and independent developer Saber Interactive has now released a video offering the first official extended look at non-beta gameplay. NBA Playgrounds is a 2-on-2 game, played outdoors but more in the mold of NBA Jam than NBA Street, that has both offline and online play with individuals from the roster acquired through the opening of card packs. NBA Playgrounds will release as a $20 digital download for...
  • Full roster for NBA Playgrounds
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    Posted April 20th, 2017 at 1:45 pm 15 Comments »
    Developer Saber Interactive has revealed the entire NBA Playgrounds roster through Gamespot which is made up of 44 players from the league's past and 3-6 players representing each team. I've broken that complete list out into the legends and for the current players with their respective teams. Surprisingly there are some great present day players that have been left off the game including Isaiah Thomas, Klay Thompson, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Kemba Walker. A tweet from the company m...
  • All the players already confirmed for the NBA Playgrounds roster
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    Posted April 19th, 2017 at 9:15 am 4 Comments »
    When NBA Playgrounds releases next month it'll feature over 200 current and former players. Some of those on the roster have been seen in the two trailers and handful of screenshots that have been released and even more now are known thanks to the image above. Legends confirmed thus far are Ray Allen, Shawn Kemp, Allen Iverson, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, Larry Johnson, Wilt Chamberlain, Grant Hill, Maurice Cheeks, Chris Webber, Chris Mullin, Clyde Drexler, Alex English, Spud Webb, C...
  • NBA Playgrounds new extended trailer and gameplay details
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    Posted April 12th, 2017 at 1:15 pm 8 Comments »
    With a reveal announcement having occurred just a month before its planned release the next several weeks should offer a lot of news and media on NBA Playgrounds, the new league-licensed 2-on-2 street basketball game from developer Saber Interactive. NBA Playgrounds will release as a $20 digital download in May on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC and features over 200 current and retired players. A new gameplay trailer went out today along with details on the basics regard...
  • New arcade-style basketball game with NBA licensing will release next month
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    Posted April 5th, 2017 at 11:15 am 8 Comments »
    After a decade absent of arcade-style street basketball on consoles 2017 will offer at least two games that fit that mold. The unlicensed free-to-play 3on3 Freestyle released earlier this year and now there's also one to look forward to that features NBA licensing and both current and legendary players with NBA Playgrounds. The game will release as a $20 digital download in May on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. NBA Playgrounds will be the first sports game from develo...
  • New basketball league BIG3 has video game potential
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    Posted March 23rd, 2017 at 1:45 pm 8 Comments »
    The new 3-on-3 league created by Ice Cube and operated entirely by the players themselves, BIG3, is only a few months away from its debut. Notable players involved include the likes of Allen Iverson, Chauncey Billups, Rashard Lewis, Kenyon Martin, Mike Bibby, Stephen Jackson, Isaiah Rider, Latrell Sprewell, and Charles Oakley while the games (which take place on Saturdays) will be broadcast by Fox Sports.  (more…)...
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