Archive for the ‘Basketball’ 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 ...
  • Special editions and pre-order bonuses revealed for NBA 2K18
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    Posted May 8th, 2017 at 9:30 am 43 Comments »
    Shaquille O'Neal will be featured on the cover of two special editions for NBA 2K18. The "Legend Edition" will go for $100 and the "Legend Edition Gold" for $150. Whether it will be worth shelling out the extra cash for those will depend on whether one plans to purchase VC during the year and their love of Shaq. 2K18 will be releasing on September 15 for all those who pre-order. Legend Edition ($100) 100,000 in VC ($25 worth), 20 total MyTeam Packs (digital), Shaq Attaq shoes (digital), ...
  • 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...
  • 17 NBA teams will have 2K eSports franchises when league debuts in 2018
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    Posted May 4th, 2017 at 10:30 am 5 Comments »
    The NBA and publisher 2K Sports announced an eSports initiative back in February that will involve the league teaming up with the NBA 2K video game in the competitive gaming space. NBA teams will have their own NBA 2K franchises, made up of 5 players using their MyPlayers, as they go through a league-like regular season and postseason structure. 17 teams will be ready to go for the inaugural NBA 2K eLeague season in 2018.  (more…)...
  • 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...
  • Get $20 worth of VC and card pack free for NBA 2K17 with Prime
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    Posted April 25th, 2017 at 10:30 am 2 Comments »
    One of the perks of Twitch Prime - which is part of the same Amazon Prime subscription that includes free 2-day shipping, 20% off pre-ordered video games, streaming video and music and much more - is free in-game 'loot' given out every month for various games. For the first time a major sports game has hit that rotation with NBA 2K17 getting free digital content. Those with Prime and the game will receive 75,000 VC and a MyTeam Pack containing a guaranteed Sapphire or Moments card. The VC...
  • 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...
  • Amazon Prime members will get free NBA 2K17 bonuses next week
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    Posted April 20th, 2017 at 9:30 am 4 Comments »
    When Amazon purchased Twitch in 2014 it was only a matter of time before the two websites became linked and that happened last year. One of the lesser-known benefits of the Prime subscription service is what's referred to as 'Twitch Prime' which eliminates advertisements when watching streams and provides a free channel subscription each month. It'll now also offer something extra for those with NBA 2K17. Beginning Tuesday, April 25 those with Prime will receive 75,000 VC and a MyTeam ...
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