Archive for the ‘Basketball’ Category
  • NBA 2K17 gets a gameplay patch just in time for the Playoffs
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    Posted April 7th, 2017 at 9:00 am 8 Comments »
    It's late in the season to be getting patches but another has just landed for NBA 2K17. As the 10th patch of substance for the game this one is primarily focused on improving gameplay. 2K17 has suffered from some gameplay issues including serious problems with defensive AI that were never really addressed through the post-release support until now. Other areas worked on relate to dribble moves, problematic animations, and off-ball contact. ♦Improvements to double team logic for more a...
  • 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…)...
  • The most intriguing teams for the stretch run using Start Today in NBA 2K17
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    Posted March 22nd, 2017 at 8:45 am No Comments »
    Back at the beginning of the year there were various challenges that could be undertaken depending on team selection when utilizing the new Start Today feature for MyLeague in NBA 2K17. With the window on the regular season narrowed starting in the mode now is more about establishing the final seeding and making a final push for and through the playoffs than potentially looking at a number of rebuild opportunities. Battle for the #1 Seed In the East the reigning champ Cavaliers and up-an...
  • Reviews of Disc Jam and 3on3 Freestyle
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    Posted March 10th, 2017 at 9:30 am 5 Comments »
    Two untraditional sports games have recently arrived in Disc Jam and 3on3 Freestyle. The former a tennis and air hockey mashup generating great word-of-mouth while the latter the first street basketball game for a console in 10 years and free-to-play but gone largely unnoticed. With Disc Jam free to PlayStation Plus members (it's also available on PC where it's on sale for its first week) both of the games offer the opportunity to play without any initial investment. Disc Jam will be fr...
  • Player ratings movement for early March in NBA 2K17
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    Posted March 3rd, 2017 at 3:00 pm 1 Comment »
    NBA 2K17 has had two major updates affecting player ratings since last checking in on the rosters in late January. Back then Nikola Jokic was in the midst of a meteoric rise and that has since continued as he is up another 2 points now to 87 Overall. A couple new players have reached the 90 Overall threshold replacing those who dropped out. Kyrie Irving and John Wall have moved up to 90 while DeMar DeRozan and Jimmy Butler are down to 89. Recently acquired DeMarcus Cousins, who has had so...
  • 3on3 Freestyle officially launched on PS4
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    Posted February 28th, 2017 at 11:15 am 2 Comments »
    After nearly three months of an open beta the free-to-play arcade-style basketball game 3on3 Freestyle officially launched today as a PlayStation 4 exclusive. 3on3 Freestyle can be queued for download through its PlayStation Store page here. (more…)...
  • DeMarcus Cousins trade shakes up NBA 2K17
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    Posted February 20th, 2017 at 9:45 am 8 Comments »
    The long-anticipated trade of DeMarcus Cousins finally materialized last night with a deal that sends him and Omri Casspi to the New Orleans Pelicans. In return the Sacramento Kings receive 2017 1st and 2nd round picks, Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, and Langston Galloway. The Kings organization is being ridiculed for the deal and NBA 2K17 agrees that they got a poor return for their superstar who is ranked as the 7th best player in the league. The Kings won't do this deal in NBA 2K17 pic.twi...
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