Archive for the ‘Basketball’ Category
  • NBA 2K16 patch addresses exploitative gameplay tactics
    Posted May 2nd, 2016 at 4:30 pm 3 Comments »
    The fifth post-release patch for NBA 2K16 went out today on PS4 and is expected to follow soon on Xbox One. It does not appear this is the possible "Steph Curry Patch" first discussed back in March based on the provided notes, however instead it will heavily affect the sketchy ongoing "Road to the Finals" competition by addressing heavily utilized gameplay exploits. ♦Updated player portraits for a number of players. ♦Tuned the effectiveness of long outlet passes for players with th...
  • Both the standard and special editions of NBA 2K17 are now available for pre-order
    Posted April 14th, 2016 at 12:15 pm 4 Comments »
    Yesterday 2K Sports announced the Kobe Bryant Legend Edition of NBA 2K17, and given the way he went out in his final game they couldn't have written a story better for promotion of the upcoming product. It's not just the special edition that has gone up for pre-order however. The standard edition of the game is also available, and both are 20% off for Amazon Prime members. That makes the Legend Edition $64 and the standard edition $48. While the Legend Edition will also be made available ...
  • NBA 2K17 special edition features Kobe Bryant and lots of bonus content
    Posted April 13th, 2016 at 5:30 am 5 Comments »
    2K Sports today announced the NBA 2K17 Legend Edition featuring Kobe Bryant on the cover. The game will retail for $80 but is available for pre-order already on PS4 and Xbox One with Amazon Prime members getting it for just $64. The package includes physical items of a limited edition poster, Black Mamba controller skin, and two Panini trading cards. In-game digital content will be 30,000 in Virtual Currency (that's close to $10 worth), MyTeam Bundle with three card packs and guaranteed K...
  • NBA 2K community upset after company fails to live up to promise made on social media
    Posted March 24th, 2016 at 5:00 am 11 Comments »
    NBA 2K's social media accounts have always toyed with the emotions of the community, whether ignoring legitimate concerns about the products, taking shots at competitors, or pushing promotions that cost them nothing but force engagement ending with only a select few being rewarded. The latest controversy though relates to the a failure to live up to a promise and many are expressing frustration with the treatment they've received on social media.  (more…)...
  • First two college jerseys added for MyPlayer characters to wear in NBA 2K16
    Posted March 18th, 2016 at 12:15 pm 1 Comment »
    With the licensing in place for 10 universities to appear in NBA 2K16 it's surprising that it took all the way until March for some official gear to show up in the game's 2K Sports Store. Today the first two college-licensed articles were added for purchase with in-game currency. Available now is a Steph Curry Davidson Wildcats jersey and a James Harden Sun Devils jersey. They both cost 5,000 VC. The jerseys can be worn by MyPlayers in MyPark and MyCourt. NBA 2K16 features Arizona,...
  • The O’Bannon lawsuit now moving towards possible Supreme Court hearing
    Posted March 15th, 2016 at 2:00 pm 6 Comments »
    An appeals ruling last September in the Ed O'Bannon vs NCAA class action lawsuit complicated the potential return of college sports video games. District judge Claudia Wilken had initially ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, finding that the NCAA violated antitrust laws and that college athletes should be able to receive up to $5,000 a year in deferred payments. The District Court ruling had made it possible for the likes of EA Sports to pay into a trust that would have been dispersed to pl...
  • NBA 2K16 may be getting a Steph Curry patch
    Posted March 11th, 2016 at 11:30 am 4 Comments »
    Earlier this week on the Press Row Podcast two NBA 2K gameplay developers joined the show to discuss the development challenge that Stephen Curry has become for prestigious video game series. Curry hasn't relented since and on Wednesday night made another absurd shot from beyond half-court. He's now shooting 68% on shots from 28-50 feet out. The subject of getting his virtual self right isn't going away, and 2K Sports is working towards giving Curry the abilities that he has in real life i...
  • Press Row Podcast: Legends of the Past and Present
    Posted March 7th, 2016 at 9:45 am 2 Comments »
    The latest episode of the Press Row Podcast welcomes in some guests from two of the most prestigious sports video games franchises being made today. First up it's an interview with gameplay director Mike Wang and gameplay producer Scott O'Gallagher from NBA 2K to discuss the challenge of fitting Stephen Curry into the simulation basketball franchise. How does shooting system currently in place in NBA 2K16 work, what are its limitations, and are there plans being made to give him additio...
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