Archive for the ‘Basketball’ Category
  • 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...
  • The Rockets will have the highest rated backcourt in NBA 2K18
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    Posted June 28th, 2017 at 10:15 am 11 Comments »
    Barring an unexpected transaction this summer the Houston Rockets will enter NBA 2K18 with the highest rated backcourt in the game. By acquiring Chris Paul in a trade today they've passed by the Golden State Warriors duo of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Paul is rated 91 Overall making him the third best point guard 2K. He's now paired with James Harden's 96 Overall. Presumably Harden will be shifting back to more of a traditional shooting guard role but naturally he'll still have the b...
  • 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...
  • How the Warriors would fare against the 95-96 Bulls according to NBA 2K17
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    Posted June 16th, 2017 at 2:30 pm 1 Comment »
    After a remarkable run through the playoffs decimating all competition the Golden State Warriors are being looked at as one of the best teams of all-time. But what would happen if they came up against the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, who are widely considered to be the best ever? In the piece put together for Sporting News 50 total series simulations were run between the two teams. According to NBA 2K17's simulation engine - which has proven reliable in the past including predicting the Warrior...
  • 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.  (...
  • Press Row Podcast: EA Play 2017 News
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    Posted June 11th, 2017 at 9:15 am 3 Comments »
    Sports games always take center stage at Electronic Arts' annual mid-June press briefing. Those previously linked with E3 instead now represent the kickoff to their own event EA Play. Given the leading soccer, football, and basketball titles are always among the top selling games in both North America and worldwide their high-profile presence should come as no surprise. Madden NFL 18, FIFA 18, and NBA Live 18 all were prominently featured in this weekend's EA Play press briefing. Madden h...
  • New Career Mode “The One” and Gameplay Details for NBA Live 18
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    Posted June 10th, 2017 at 12:30 pm 19 Comments »
    After taking a year off - the fourth time in the last seven years that a game has failed to release - EA Sports is looking to earn some credibility back with NBA Live 18 this fall. At EA Play today the company revealed its big feature as a Career Mode called "The One" along with some gameplay details and the announcement of a free demo.  (more…)...
  • 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…)...
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