Remarkable for the sheer amountÂ of content provided within along with excellent gameplay and presentation, NBA 2K16 is an all-time great sports game. The ambition and effort that has gone into the product is unmatched within the genre. Check out the comprehensive review of the game at Sporting News today!
There are some issues to work through; they include the 2K Pro-Am which still hasn’t worked, and MyCourt where it seems no one can join another’s unless they live near them. Otherwise the game is in fantastic shape, with online play running better than ever, a story mode high in production value, and an amazing suite of creation features to use designing teams and arenas in MyLeague, MyGM, MyTeam, and eventually Pro-Am.
NBA 2K16 offers up a fantastic suite of customization options for creating team logos, arenas, and uniforms. Many though may not know where to find it all, how to best utilize the options, or that the ability to do any of it even exists at all. Read more
NBA Live 16 isÂ a fun game to play, but is that enough to catapult the series to a place where it has become actual competitionÂ – and is potentially worth a purchase decision – after five years of misery? Check out the complete review of the game over at Sporting News today.
For those on the fence, the demo is a great opportunity to get a feel for the game as it contains pretty much everything that’s new to Live for this year. EA Sports is even keeping the online Pro-Am portion of it running – those on the demo will get to continue playing even with people who own the actual game.Â Unfortunately everything new really is there on the demo. Live 16 simply doesn’t offer up the content to justify the $60 price in the current marketplace where so many other, more complete options are available.
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â™¦Check out the latestÂ content created forÂ Sporting News and Hit The Pass:
Â Â Â â€˘Madden NFL 16 predicts the week three games
Â Â Â â€˘How the ten college teams are used in NBA 2K16
Â Â Â â€˘The top rated players by position in NBA 2K16
Â Â Â â€˘FIFA 16 review: floundering at the top of the table
Â Â Â â€˘PES 2016 review: proving that underdogs can win
Â Â Â â€˘Hit The Pass Radio Short: Getting into Blood Bowl II
Â Â Â â€˘Previewing the upcoming Madden fantasy drafted team simulations
Â Â Â â€˘More great video content coming soon – subscribe to HTPÂ Youtube channel
â™¦Reviews on Sporting News: NBA Live 16 (Mon), NBA 2K16 (Tue), Blood Bowl II (Thu)
â™¦The first roster update for Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 won’t arrive until October 29.
â™¦EA Sports detailed the improvements coming to Ultimate Team in NBA Live 16.
â™¦EA Sports detailed some of the signature animations found in NBA Live 16.
â™¦EA Sports has released the first roster update for NHL 16 but no specifics were provided.
â™¦Former Madden CDÂ Ian Cummings’ mobile game Derby KingÂ is out on Android.
â™¦The latest FIFA Ultimate Team mobile game for iOS and Android is out now.
â™¦Elgato has just releasedÂ a “Pro” version of the popular HD60 game capture device.
â™¦Blu-ray releases this week include Flash S1, Arrow S3, and Pitch Perfect 2.
This week’s Press Row Podcast features panel discussion centered on FIFA 16 but it also includes some Pro Evolution 2016. Among the subjects are gameplay, FUT Draft, why some consumer fatigue is starting to emerge, and what new feature the game could use most.
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One of the most anticipated days of the year for sports gamers has arrived with the release of NBA 2K16. Even the servers are working! Considering how much content the game packs in, it’s going to take several days to go through it all and prepare a review.
In the meantime here are some gameplay videos captured from the early hours with 2K16. There are segments of gameplay from college in MyCareer, Online Play Now, and MyPark – more to be added taking a look at different modes later today. Read more
In what may be a first for 2K Sports and the NBA 2K series the servers are holding up on a release day! NBA 2K16 came out at midnight and not only have the servers been completelyÂ stable and online, but the games being played have been practically flawless.
The servers in recent years have been especially critical for NBA 2K because so much of the game is tied into the online connection requirement. If the servers are down, modes in progress such as MyCareer and MyGM can not be played – so it’s not just about online head-to-head or team-up or MyTeam. With past editions there’s been a good week or two post-release where the game was rendered largely unplayable.
While I’ve only played three Play Now Online games they’ve all been great, and reports from many others are of similar experiences. Feedback isÂ good on MyPark as well. Things might be a little more wonky in Pro-Am where one game I played had another team walk on the court in the middle of it, our players all go invisible, and then the game crash to the dashboard.
The biggest concern for online H2H relates to pauses. While there is a three minute clock on being paused, there is apparently no limit to number of pauses. Against the wrong opponent the experience could be made awful because of that.
So far so good though otherwise. All the features in the game can be reached and successfully played. Yes, that’s a low bar to clear, but we’ll take it!
The roster update following week two of the season has just gone out for Madden NFL 16 on all systems. The update includes the trade of Matt Cassel to the Cowboys and the return of Kam Chancellor with the end ofÂ his holdout. Ravens offensive guard Marshal Yanda has also joined the elite club of 99 Overall rated players.
Notables moving up this week include Muhammad Wilkerson (+2 to 98), Justin Houston (+1 to 98), Antonio Brown (+1 to 98), Tom Brady (+1 to 98), Ben Roethlisberger (+1 to 97), Aaron Donald (+2 to 96), Tyron Smith (+2 to 96), Calvin Johnson (+1 to 96), Julio Jones (+1 to 96), Aqib Talib (+1 to 92), Larry Fitzgerald (+2 to 90), and Travis Benjamin (+2 to 76).
Among those with their ratings headed downwardÂ are Richard Sherman (-1 to 96), Jason Peters (-1 to 95), Jimmy Graham (-1 to 94), Drew Brees (-1 to 93), DeMarco Murray (-1 to 91), Andrew Luck (-2 to 90), and Mario Williams (-1 to 89).