Get an early jump on MyCareer in NBA 2K17 by downloading “The Prelude” now for free on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. The early portion of the game’s story mode features the period when the character is in college. 2K17 hasÂ 10 licensed universities: Arizona, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Kansas, Louisville, Michigan State, Oklahoma, UConn and Wake Forest.
The Prelude also includes the new “2KU” tutorial and MyPlayer creation and customization.
The mobile companion app MyNBA2K17 is out now as well for Android and iOS and ties into The Prelude by allowing you to scan your face and upload it into the game for MyPlayer characters plus earn bonus VC daily. You must have an NBA 2K17 save on your account (logging into The Prelude counts) for any functionality with the app to work.
2K Sports is now pushing through their official reveals of a number of features that were leaked earlier, and today’s focus is on the new dynamic commentary booth which includes 11 different personalities that will change on a game-to-game basis. New for this year are the likes of Chris Webber, Steve Smith, Brent Barry, Doris Burke, and David Aldridge who’ll play different roles alongside Kevin Harlan. The new video also provides a look at real coach audio from inside the huddles and postgame interviews conducted by the studio team.
The weekly updates to commentary for Madden NFL 17 continue with today’s additions coming out of the conclusion to the preseason. Storylines include the Sam Bradford trade, evaluations of preseason performances, injuries from around the league, and the excitement for the start of the regular season. The first roster update is expected out tomorrow.
Another commentary update is out for Madden NFL 17. Here's just some of what's new coming out of the preseason. pic.twitter.com/D5jaM5sJHQ
— Bryan Wiedey (@pastapadre) September 8, 2016
Madden NFL 17 has only now been out for just over two weeks but the game can already be had at a significant discount. Amazon is offering Madden NFL 17 as its “Deal of the Day” for $40 on PS4 and Xbox One.Â This will likely be the lowest price found on Madden NFL 17 until Black Friday in late November so those who are interested should take advantage of the deal.
Madden NFL 17 is the highest rated edition in the series since 2009 and features a brand new commentary team with audio updated throughout the season, special teams that can have an impact on every game, new ball-carrier moves, and considerable improvements to defensive AI. Check out the full review over at Sporting News.
NHL 17Â isÂ out now to download as a timed trial with EA Access on Xbox One. Subscribers to the service will get 10 hours of playtime after which it will expire. The timer is ticking down whenever the game is loaded regardless of whether it is being played, menus are being navigated through, or if there is any activity taking place at all. Because of that make sure to exit out and close the application from the Xbox One home screen when not in use.
The 10 hours are there to play whether or not all are used by Tuesday.Â SavesÂ are stored on the hard drive so progress in any of the modes and online records and stats carry over if a full copy is purchased. The complete game is available during the trial period.
EA Access launched July 2014Â and is only available on Xbox One (though thereâ€™s now also Origin Access on PC). This is the case because Sony has declined to offer the service through PlayStation 4 saying it doesnâ€™t offer enough value â€“ despite being arguably the best value in all of gaming. EA Access includes the â€śVaultâ€ť which offers unlimited play with nearly every game from the companyâ€™s catalog this generation, 10% off all digital purchases, and the ability to play games up to five days before they release with a limited timed trial. EA Access is priced at $30 for a full year or $5 month-to-month.
Features for NHLÂ 17Â include a mode dedicated to the World Cup of Hockey, the introduction of Draft Champions mode, arena and team creation options, and relocation plus other ownership duties in Franchise. The game is still available for Amazon Prime members to pre-order for $48 standard edition or $64 Deluxe Edition infused with extra Ultimate Team content.
2K Sports released a new video today promoting one of the features for NBA 2K17 that was leaked early last week. The development team traveled to all 30 arenas to record audio that would make each venue feel authentic and unique.