Last week it was discovered, through a leaked achievements list, that MyCareer Mode in NBA 2K16 will include some form of college implementationÂ in the early stages of the player’s career path. That news, combined with there being at least 11 schools that have been licensed by 2K SportsÂ through the Collegiate Licensing Company for use in video games, makes it appear likely that some actual universities are going to appear in NBA 2K16.
It would be the first time in years that any representation of college would be featured in a video game. In 2013 the NCAA Football franchise was cancelled and the last college basketball game was from EA Sports in 2009. Poor sales of the basketball games ended their run, while lawsuits around likenessesÂ were to blame for football being shut down.
In a video produced for Hit The Pass, I’m joined by Rich Grisham and Owen Good to discuss the the way colleges could enhance the NBA 2K product, the justification for the company adding them, and what it could mean for the landscape of college video games as a whole.
Despite the promise of a huge roster update over the All-Star break period for MLB 15: The Show that would involve a sweeping reevaluation ofÂ the entirety of the league, that update has yet to be delivered by SCEA. A third week has now gone by with updates that have disappointed tremendously as they haven’t even been up to par with those from earlier in the season while fans have eagerly awaited something that would greatly impact Diamond Dynasty.
There’s ratings movement for a few big name players this week however which is what separates it from the previous two which only had position changes and no ratings changes. Chris Sale (+2 to 95), Bryce Harper (+1 to 95), Zack Greinke (+2 to 94), and J.D. Martinez (+4 to 85) are the winners. Joey Votto (-2 to 89), Nelson Cruz (-2 to 88), Michael Brantley (-2 to 87), and Justin Upton (-4 to 86) find themselves on the wrong end of the adjustments.Â Read more
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â™¦Madden NFL 16 can still be pre-ordered with Amazon Prime for $50 on XB1/PS4.
â™¦Digital version of NBA 2K16 special edition will not include the Jordan fathead or poster.
â™¦This week Rory McIlroy PGA Tour is the sole focus of the Press Row Podcast.
â™¦New screenshots have been added to the FB album for NBA Live 16.
â™¦New screenshots have been added to the FB album for Madden NFL 16.
â™¦New screenshots have been added to the FB album for NHL 16.
â™¦EA Sports detailed some unique in-arena atmosphereÂ in NHL 16 for four more teams.
â™¦More questions have been answered by EA relating to NHL 16 on the official page.
â™¦EA Sports goes into the historyÂ of soundtracks and the process for Madden NFL 16’s.
â™¦The full list of Xbox/PlayStation achievements is out for Madden NFL 16.
â™¦The first patch, which will reduce PS4 fan noise, is in the works for Rocket League.
â™¦New Kickstarter launched for a documentary to be made on Midway during the 90s.
â™¦New details on the online multiplayerÂ were revealed for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5.
â™¦Bases Loaded is returning, for a release on PlayStation 4, but only in Japan.
â™¦The NCAA has asked for delay of payments to players fromÂ the likeness lawsuit ruling.
â™¦Comcast is launching a streaming service with EA games through the X1 cable box.
EA Sports today released additional information on gameplay improvements in four key areas for NBA Live 16. Some of this was detailed over the course of E3, but there’s some more to chew on today from what has been provided. Dribbling, shooting, passing, and screens are keyed on with today’s information on the upcoming game.Â Read more