Archive for the ‘Basketball’ Category
  • Serious questions surround the $250K NBA 2K16 Pro-Am competition
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    Posted February 1st, 2016 at 10:15 am 10 Comments »
    With the rise of eSports it was only a matter of time before sports game publishers made their moves into the space. EA Sports with Madden NFL 16 was the first to hold their own event, offering up a relatively small prize but in a tightly defined and controlled competition that has proven to be successful in what it sought out to do. The semi-finals and finals of the event, which uses the game's Draft Champions mode, will be taking place tomorrow. On the flip side of things it seems as th...
  • Stephen Curry widens lead over LeBron James and Blake Griffin’s hands take a hit in new NBA 2K16 roster update
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    Posted January 28th, 2016 at 10:15 am 1 Comment »
    There are a couple very interesting developments out of today's roster update for NBA 2K16. The top rated player in the game has opened up a bigger lead over the next highest individual, while a player in the spotlight for the wrong reasons has been hit with some punitive action. LeBron James had held the throne as the highest rated player in the NBA 2K series since 2010. Earlier this season Stephen Curry tied him and then surpassed him. With the latest roster update Curry has taken a two...
  • Minor patch released for NBA 2K16 in advance of Pro-Am competition
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    Posted January 25th, 2016 at 10:15 am 2 Comments »
    2K Sports today released the fourth post-release patch for NBA 2K16, a minor one that prepares the game for the upcoming competition that will be utilizing the 2K Pro-Am mode. Earlier patches have focused on getting the Pro-Am up and running weeks after the game launched, made extensive changes to virtually every mode and gameplay based on community feedback, and delivered fixes to various issues. Additionally the latest patch includes: ♦Fixed an issue where users were able to equi...
  • Kevin Love’s ratings plummet in latest NBA 2K16 roster update
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    Posted January 21st, 2016 at 7:15 am 5 Comments »
    Only one player was adjusted dramatically in today's NBA 2K16 roster update. The struggling Kevin Love got dropped by 3 points and now stands at 82 Overall. Love took significant hits in attributes like Offensive Consistency (-15), Defensive Consistency (-10), multiple Defensive IQ categories and multiple Shooting categories. He has averaged only 12.5 points since the start of December, shooting 37%, and has remained a liability on defense. He played especially awful in the recent blo...
  • 2015 featured three sports games that finished in top ten of sales
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    Posted January 15th, 2016 at 10:15 am 2 Comments »
    Every year there are three constants in the final end-of-year NPD sales rankings. Madden, NBA 2K, and FIFA are undoubtedly going to be found taking up 3 of the 10 slots. For the third time in the last four years the Madden NFL franchise has finished second in sales in North America over the 12 month period. Madden NFL 16 only sold fewer copies than Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Along with Madden NFL 15 and Madden NFL 13, which were second place finishes, and Madden NFL 25 which came ...
  • LeBron James moves into tie with Stephen Curry atop NBA 2K16 ratings
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    Posted January 14th, 2016 at 11:00 am 1 Comment »
    For the first time since late November Steph Curry does not stand alone as the highest rated player in NBA 2K16. In today's roster update LeBron James moved up a point to 95 and now shares that honor with him. From November 5 to November 26 the two were tied at 94, and prior to that LeBron had been the top rated player in the NBA 2K series for over five years. LeBron was boosted in all of the shooting categories. In the six games played so far this month he's shooting 58% from the field. ...
  • First NBA 2K16 roster update of 2016
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    Posted January 7th, 2016 at 11:00 am 13 Comments »
    Early on during the season NBA 2K16 was updating its rosters several times a week. The pace has slowed considerably however since then, particularly in the last month due to the holidays, and today the first update since Christmas arrived. Kawhi Leonard has moved up a point to 92 Overall, making him the third highest rated player in the game. He began the season at 87 but has climbed due to performance that would have him in an MVP conversation if it weren't for Steph Curry. He's averagin...
  • NBA 2K16 holiday roster update details
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    Posted December 29th, 2015 at 9:45 am 9 Comments »
    Roster updates for NBA 2K16 have understandably tailed off somewhat through the holidays. The most recent to come out included some movement of note however. Stephen Curry still resides in all-time great territory but has dropped a point to 95 Overall and remains as the best current day player in the game. Curry has cooled off a tad, relatively speaking that is, after an incredible start to the season. Since December 6 he's averaged "just" 26 points per game and has shot 37% from three-p...
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