It entered the competition as the favorite and exited with the title. NBA 2K11 is the community’s Best Sports Game of the 360/PS3/Wii Generation.
Despite being the overall number one seed NBA 2K11 didn’t just cruise to easy victories along the way. Surprisingly some vulnerability was shown as there were other games involved in the tournament winning by comparable or greater margins over perceived tougher competition. However ultimately no game was able to topple 2K11 which won the title over MLB 13: The Show with 59% of the over 6K votes cast.
Review the full results of the tournament here. Look for expanded discussion on the complete process that went into shaping the competition along with reaction and analysis of the results of the entire tournament on the next Press Row Hangout!
The roster update for Madden NFL 25 following week 11 of the season is now available for download on the Xbox One, PS4, 360, and PS3. Check out the complete details of the latest update in spreadsheet form here.
Notables moving up include Von Miller (+1 to 98), Patrick Willis (+1 to 98), Muhammad Wilkerson (+1 to 96), Tom Brady (+1 to 96), Logan Mankins (+2 to 95), DeMarcus Ware (+1 to 95), Justin Smith (+1 to 94), Troy Polamalu (+1 to 93), Robert Quinn (+3 to 92), Nick Fairley (+1 to 92), Patrick Peterson (+1 to 92), Lavonte David (+1 to 92), John Kuhn (+2 to 91), Luke Kuechly (+1 to 92),Â Antonio Brown (+1 to 91), Eric Berry (+1 to 91), Cameron Jordan (+1 to 91), Josh Gordon (+2 to 88), Knowshon Moreno (+2 to 87), Colin Kaepernick (+2 to 87), Manny Ramirez (+4 to 84), Eddie Lacy (+2 to 84), Jason Worilds (+2 to 79), and Tiquan Underwood (+4 to 73).
Among those headed down are Darrelle Revis (-1 to 97), Jordy Nelson (-1 to 93), Jason Pierre-Paul (-1 to 92), Wes Welker (-1 to 92), Champ Bailey (-1 to 92), Tony Gonzalez (-1 to 91), Andrew Luck (-2 to 89), Nate Solder (-2 to 88), Robert Griffin III (-2 to 87), Sean Smith (-1 to 86), Eli Manning (-1 to 85), Ray Rice (-1 to 85), Jermon Bushrod (-4 to 83), Danny Amendola (-2 to 83), Trent Richardson (-1 to 82), Josh Wilson (-2 to 79), and Geno Smith (-1 to 73).
Here is a look at the listed video game related deals for Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Among the deals, which are primarily for 360 and PS3, is one year of PlayStation Plus for $30 at multiple retailers. Walmart looks to be the place to go if not buying through Amazon online.Â Amazon lightning deals will be updated constantly in the section below. Make sure to follow on Twitter where relevant deal alerts will be posted as they go live.Â Read more
While there has been plenty of justified grousing over the lack of post-release support – both in quantity and quality – from 2K Sports in regards to the NBA 2K series in recent years one of the advertised features for NBA 2K14 was “Dynamic Living Rosters”. The hope was that would bring an end to inconsistent and inaccurate updates. While the Xbox 360 and PS3 version of NBA 2K14 has gotten a fair number of roster updates (though not fulfilling all promises) the Xbox One and PS4 have yet to receive even a single one.
The current roster available on next-gen is well over a month old. The trade completed on October 25 between the Suns and Wizards, swapping Marcin Gortat for Emeka Okafor, has still not been completed. Gortat did not appear in a single game this season for the Suns while Okafor has yet to debut due to injury. The last transaction reflected in the roster occurred in mid-October.
2K Sports has taken to social channels to announce a patch for NBA 2K14 on the Xbox One and PS4 that will be out within the next week. The update will target issues related to MyCareer save files and connectivity problems with the new online mode The Park.
It’s uncertain if the patch will address much of anything beyond those two things including the high frequency of crashes being experienced by a significant number of consumers. Considering that the messaging was limited to just MyCareer and The Park it’s likely that not much else will come from this one but rather a necessary second patch down the line that will deal with more of the post-release issue reports and consumer feedback.
The Press Row Hangout that featured 90 minutes of discussion about NBA Live 14 can now be listened to as a podcast! That episode has been combined here with the segment done on the Xbox One focused hangoutÂ regarding EA’s apology for the state the game released in for what amounts to a mega show that stretches nearly two hours.
Check out theÂ podcast through iTunes, on AndroidÂ with the Stitcher app, or in the streaming player below. As always leave any feedback on the show or topics toÂ discussÂ for future podcasts and hangouts in the comments!
One of the most common questions out there relating to the Xbox One and PS4 is whether there are any differences in multi-platform games. As far as sports games go on a technical level there shouldn’t be – they are running at the same resolution and framerate – but that doesn’t mean they are exactly the same. Continue on for my observations after having played both Madden NFL 25 and NBA 2K14 on the two consoles.Â Read more
Madden NFL 25 was a disappointment on the Xbox 360 and PS3 but the arrival of the Xbox One and PS4 brings promise of a fully featured product with improved gameplay and atmosphere. That would certainly represent a much better entry situation than how the previous generation was welcomed in and for the most part EA Sports has achieved that goal. It just may not be enough to get consumers excited since the base product it builds on was already lagging so far behind in the minds of many. Read more
Despite all the improvements that have been welcomed in with the arrival of the new hardware one hope that hasn’t been realized is that of significantly reduced loading times.Â With that in mind I tested Madden NFL 25 and NBA 2K14 and how long the process took in booting up the games and getting in and out of the action.
Interestingly despite the increased power capabilities on the PlayStation 4 it is the Xbox One that is proving to have an edge in loading the games faster. Where the PS4 comes out on top is with the initial install. So while day one the PS4 will save the most time it is Xbox One that will prevail in doing so over the life of a game. Read more