Archive for the ‘Basketball’ Category
  • Press Row Podcast: Diving deep into NBA 2K18
    Posted November 25th, 2017 at 9:00 am 3 Comments »
    We welcome Scott O’Gallagher from the NBA 2K development team back to the show this week! Along with host Rich Grisham, Scott explores NBA 2K18‘s gameplay, including ‘chalkboard’ sessions to help players understand what’s happening on the court – and why. They also discuss the game’s push into eSports, how different segments of fans look for widely varying experiences​, and what the transition from support from ‘yearly’ to ‘always’ has meant to the NBA 2K crew. Che...
  • 3v3 Live Run added to NBA Live 18
    Posted November 21st, 2017 at 8:00 am 2 Comments »
    A patch released today for NBA Live 18 on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 has added a 3v3 variant to the online pick-up mode called Live Run. The 3v3 joins the standard 5v5 Live Run that has become a staple of the series. 3v3 can be played either with random teammates or together with friends. Live Run involves the user-created characters from Career mode in street games populated by all human teammates and opponents. The patch also includes a handful of random fixes and the rosters have ...
  • The faster loading times from Xbox One X may be its most important advantage
    Posted November 8th, 2017 at 12:30 pm 10 Comments »
    While the main selling point of the Xbox One X is the ability to showcase games in native 4K and HDR there are several other benefits that will be seen by playing games on the new more powerful system. Focusing just on the loading time improvements they are significant, given the number of times a game is loaded up and into over the course of its lifespan.  (more…)...
  • Details on latest significant patch for NBA 2K18 impacting many areas of the game
    Posted November 2nd, 2017 at 9:00 am 12 Comments »
    The third major patch for NBA 2K18 has released on PlayStation 4 and will be coming to Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch in the coming days. 2K18's first patch of real substance released at the end of September and addressed a framerate problem following timeouts and made attribute ratings visible when purchasing upgrades in MyCareer. The second patch was more wide-ranging, heavily affecting gameplay and all the various modes. This new update prepares the game for the Xbox One X with 4K...
  • NBA 2K18 tops sales in absurdly competitive sports gaming month
    Posted October 24th, 2017 at 9:00 am 20 Comments »
    Sales results for September in North America are out via NPD and the sports games made their presence felt as they do every year. In a month with ridiculous competition within the genre NBA 2K18 finished second, Madden NFL 18 right behind it in third, FIFA 18 came in fourth, and NHL 18 was eighth. NBA Live 18 also made an appearance at #17.  (more…)...
  • Which franchise will come out on top in an NBA 2K18 all-time tournament?
    Posted October 23rd, 2017 at 2:15 pm 8 Comments »
    There isn't much debate over the best NBA team in history, and even the NBA 2K franchise has consistently confirmed that team as the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls. What about the best team that every franchise could field from their past though? I'll be determining that with the 30 all-time teams for each current franchise in NBA 2K18 over the coming weeks with a tournament made up of seven game series. Check out the first piece that went up today at Sporting News that sets the stage! The Los...
  • Details on the third patch for NBA Live 18
    Posted October 17th, 2017 at 7:45 am 15 Comments »
    After adding in the Nike Statement uniforms and addressing a number of issues identified through community feedback, the latest patch for NBA Live 18 released today and tweaks some areas of gameplay along with career and franchise modes. Maybe the most notable change is the tuning of playoff simulations, which was noted in my review for problematic results which were common such as the Knicks and Mavericks winning the NBA Finals. Gameplay ♦Tuned Slider impact for shot contest ♦Tuned...
  • NBA Live 18 upsets NBA 2K18 by having done a better job with player faces
    Posted October 16th, 2017 at 11:45 am 15 Comments »
    Three years ago NBA 2K head a clear advantage in representing player faces but the gap between it and NBA Live has completely closed in the time since. With this year's contest NBA Live 18 has surprisingly topped NBA 2K18 by winning 13 of the 24 matchups. It was an incredibly close contest however with a number of NBA Live's winners finishing within just a few percentage points of flipping to the other side.  (more…)...
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