Archive for the ‘Basketball’ Category
  • Details on another major NBA 2K18 patch
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    Posted October 12th, 2017 at 11:15 am 9 Comments »
    NBA 2K18 has now received its second major patch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One while Nintendo Switch and PC will be getting it in the near future. The first patch of real substanceĀ released at the end of September and addressed a framerate problem following timeouts and made attribute ratings visible when purchasing upgrades in MyCareer. This new update is more wide-ranging, heavily affecting gameplay and all the various modes.Ā  (more…)...
  • First retailer deals for NBA Live 18
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    Posted October 11th, 2017 at 12:15 pm 9 Comments »
    NBA Live 18 never had a chance in the marketplace to sell even at a reduced $40 pre-order price. No one, including publisher EA Sports, would have expected otherwise. The goal instead was to reestablish some credibility, get a few people on board with the series over the next year through various means (demo, EA Access, price drops, possible stumbles by competition) and hopefully see the signs of progress with the release of an NBA Live 19. It remains to be seen whether Live 18 will be th...
  • NBA 2K18 vs NBA Live 18 Player Face Comparison, Part Three
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    Posted October 10th, 2017 at 10:15 am 7 Comments »
    Whether it be through varied scanning techniques, differing levels of access to specific individuals, or their respective graphical engines, competing sports video games tend to win with representations of certain players but certainly not all of them. In the past with the basketball games NBA 2K had the clear edge according to fans but NBA Live had some respectable showings. Most recently when conducted between NBA 2K15 and NBA Live 15 it was theĀ former that won for near 75% of the players...
  • NBA 2K18 vs NBA Live 18 Player Face Comparison, Part Two
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    Posted October 5th, 2017 at 3:15 pm 10 Comments »
    Whether it be through varied scanning techniques, differing levels of access to specific individuals, or their respective graphical engines, competing sports video games tend to win with representations of certain players but certainly not all of them. In the past with the basketball games NBA 2K had the clear edge according to fans but NBA Live had some respectable showings. Most recently when conducted between NBA 2K15 and NBA Live 15 it was theĀ former that won for near 75% of the players...
  • 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 DLCĀ and the full roster unlockĀ the price to have the complete ...
  • Details on latest patch for NBA Live 18
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    Posted October 4th, 2017 at 10:45 am 5 Comments »
    The first patch for NBA Live 18 to address some community feedback since release went live earlier today. Most notable out of the update are attempts to improve responsiveness in a few areas of gameplay and a fix for the issue with auto-subs. ā™¦Addressed issue where users turning off auto-subs caused CPU to stop making substitutions. ā™¦Improved responsiveness for pull up jumpers ā™¦Improved responsiveness when catching and shooting ā™¦Improved responsiveness on right stick shot conte...
  • NBA 2K18 vs NBA Live 18 Player Face Comparison, Part One
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    Posted October 3rd, 2017 at 8:30 am 25 Comments »
    Whether it be through varied scanning techniques, differing levels of access to specific individuals, or their respective graphical engines, competing sports video games tend to win with representations of certain players but certainly not all of them. In the past with the basketball games NBA 2K had the clear edge according to fans but NBA Live had some respectable showings. Most recently when conducted between NBA 2K15 and NBA Live 15 it was the former that won for near 75% of the players ...
  • NBA 2K18 now stands as the lowest rated edition of the series in a decade
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    Posted October 2nd, 2017 at 12:00 pm 24 Comments »
    The story around NBA 2K18 since its release just over two weeks ago has largely centered on consumer reaction to the aggressive monetization and the influence that microtransactions have had directly on the game's design. Mainstream gaming media and Youtube personalities have covered and escalated the situationĀ which involves the most popular and promoted mode. It's also not just user-reviews on Metacritic and Steam that have slammed NBA 2K18. The game is now the lowest-rated NBA 2K game...
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