Archive for the ‘Basketball’ Category
  • 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 the 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 DLC and the full roster unlock 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. ♦Addressed issue where users turning off auto-subs caused CPU to stop making substitutions. ♦Improved responsiveness for pull up jumpers ♦Improved responsiveness when catching and shooting ♦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 situation 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...
  • Press Row Podcast: Microtransaction Mania
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    Posted September 29th, 2017 at 11:15 am 10 Comments »
    2K Sports is facing criticism from all sides over the aggressive implementation of Virtual Currency within NBA 2K18. VC is nothing new to the popular basketball franchise however, so why has this become such a story now that mainstream gaming media, Youtube personalities, and consumers are all making their voices heard on the matter? We discuss the circumstances specific to the NBA 2K series that has allowed the situation to blow up, and the necessary pursuit of digital revenue for publisher...
  • Details on first major patch for NBA 2K18
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    Posted September 26th, 2017 at 10:15 am 4 Comments »
    The patch for NBA 2K18 that has just gone live on PlayStation 4 will be out on Xbox One today, while both PC and Nintendo Switch are being framed only as arriving "soon." This update to 2K18 doesn't address the major issue of MyPlayers that have vanished or change the way in which VC affects the game given the heavy backlash the game is receiving, but it does take care of one of the biggest in-game problems that had been widely reported. It was discovered that the framerate would plummet ...
  • The uproar over VC in NBA 2K18 has now reached the mainstream
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    Posted September 25th, 2017 at 1:00 pm 68 Comments »
    It took long enough to get to this place from a coverage standpoint, but NBA 2K is starting to be recognized as a real video game that sells eight million copies and generates hundreds of millions in digital revenue annually and not "just a sports game." Major media websites and Youtube personalities with massive followings have jumped all over NBA 2K18 for its aggressive implementation of Virtual Currency and for the first time in recent memory publisher 2K Sports is taking fire from all di...
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