NBA 2K14 represents a phenomenal first effort on the next-gen systems. It immediately shows off the capabilities of the new hardware and provides fresh experiences coupled with the reliably excellent gameplay consumers have come to expect from the series. No game is perfect though and NBA 2K14 has its share of faults. Continue on for what NBA 2K14 did well and where it faltered in this Hits and Misses review.¬† Read more
Electronic Arts’ legal troubles relating to the alleged use of player likenesses in college football and basketball video games did not come to an end with the settlement in the Ed O’Bannon led lawsuit. The NCAA is now challenging the company, along with the CLC, regarding the $40 million settlement they reached in late September.¬† Read more
The semi-regular site giveaways continue with an opportunity to win the choice of any sports game available on the Xbox One or PS4! NBA 2K14, Madden NFL 25, FIFA 14, and NBA Live 14 are available to make a selection from for either new console.
There are several ways to qualify and each one counts for entries so the more you complete the more chances to¬†win. The giveaway is open now and will run through November 25 when the¬†winner¬†will be randomly selected and contacted for delivery details. Good luck!¬† Read more
What began with 64 games has been whittled down to the final two. NBA 2K11 will take on MLB 13: The Show for the title of Best Sports Game of the Generation! The full bracket and results of the tournament can be viewed here.
With over 9K votes cast in the semifinal round, NBA 2K11 prevailed over NBA 2K13 with 57% of the returns, while MLB 13 knocked off FIFA 12 by drawing 61% of the vote.¬†
Continue on to cast your support and leave any thoughts in the comments on the results and which game should win! ¬† Read more
A special Press Row Hangout features panel discussion focused entirely on NBA Live 14. It’s a must watch for anyone seeking an idea of how the product shapes up. Look for it to be available in podcast form soon and written impressions of the game within the next few days!
While more detailed write-ups will be done in the near future here are brief initial assessments of the three launch day sports games on the PS4 that will also be out for Xbox One this week.¬†Rare is the occasion where several sports games are released on the same day so time with them has been split evenly thus far. It’ll take longer to craft a more complete review for each which they deserve to have. Read more
The demo for NBA Live 14 is now available to download on the PlayStation 4. The first sim basketball title in four years from EA Sports is officially out in stores today – even though some retailers began selling copies late last week – but the demo provides an opportunity to try the game out before deciding whether it’s done enough to earn a purchase. It will also be out on the Xbox One for that console’s release on Friday.
The extensive demo includes the New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Golden State Warriors. There are challenges in Ultimate Team with a roster stacked with young stars like Kyrie Irving, Ricky Rubio, Damian Lillard, and John Wall. Live Season is featured as well with five “BIG Moments” to try and replicate from early this season.
Look for live streams of the full game today through my Twitch account and a special Press Row Hangout late in the evening all about it!
[Update] The archived stream below ran for nearly six hours and included several online games, Rising Star mode, and Ultimate Team.
Due to popular demand the Press Row Hangout will be offered in podcast form going forward soon after airing live every other Friday night! The first episode to get the podcast treatment is the big one from the end of last week where an expanded panel talked about first day experiences with the PlayStation 4 and the three sports games that arrived alongside it. If you find it more convenient to listen to as a podcast this is for you. For those who missed it and would like to watch the show as it was broadcast make sure to check it out here.
Listen to the Press Row (Hangout) Podcast through iTunes for iOS devices, Stitcher app for Android (has not gone live in there yet), or in the streaming player below. As always feel free to leave any comments on the show or suggestions for future recordings.
NBA 2K14 is arguably the most impressive next-gen game out at launch – and I would wholeheartedly recommend it based on time spent with it so far – but server related issues have made playing the game a difficult task for a significant number of consumers.¬† Read more