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.Â Read more
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â™¦Make sure to vote in the final four of the Best of the Generation tournament!
â™¦Check out the live stream I had yesterday with more PS4 NBA 2K14 MyCareer.
â™¦MLB 14: The Show is now available to pre-order on Amazon.
â™¦Two moreÂ uniform packs for NCAA Football 14Â have released for $1 each.
â™¦Dr. J has been added to the 1984-85 76ers roster in NBA 2K14.
â™¦The latest NBA 2K14 roster update added 4 players bringing number missing to 15.
â™¦Sales of NBA 2K14 on 360/PS3/PC in October were way down from last year.
â™¦EA Sports released a new developer video blog on Living Worlds for FIFA 14.
â™¦EA Sports released a new developer video blog on ESPN presentation in NBA Live 14.
â™¦New blog details how to transfer Ultimate Team from PS3 to PS4 in Madden NFL 25.
â™¦Special Press Row Podcast welcomes in three members of the NBA Live 14 dev team.
â™¦The NHL is considering extending overtime periods and even going 3-on-3.
â™¦The NBA officially unveiled the very different jerseys being worn on Christmas Day.
â™¦Over one million PS4′s were sold on launch day setting a new console record.
â™¦The Atlanta Braves plan to move to a new stadiumÂ beginning in 2017.
â™¦Trailer for the film Noah which stars Russell Crowe and is out next March.
â™¦The huge best of Warner Bros 50 film collection on Blu-ray is 62% off at Amazon.
â™¦DVD/Blu-ray releases this week includeÂ 2 Guns, We’re The Millers, The World’s End.
An exciting first day of next-gen has come to a close and from it are several gameplay videos that were recorded followed by the live Press Row Hangout with a lengthy full panel discussion on the system and the sports games. Continue on to check out gameplay videos for Madden NFL 25, FIFA 14, and NBA 2K14 along with the hangout!Â Read more
The PS4 is here and so are three high profile sports games! Follow the Pastapadre Twitch account for the live streaming and watch through the web, on mobile with the PS4 app, or from the PS4 itself. The video is embedded in this post as well! For full details on the plans of day check out the earlier article but the current schedule is below.
â™¦1PT/4ET (ISH): Streaming Madden NFL 25
â™¦3PT/6ET: Streaming NBA 2K14
â™¦645PT/945PT: Streaming FIFA 14
â™¦8PT/11ET: Live Press Row Hangout
[UPDATE] Have had to go through UStream rather than Twitch due to server issues with the latter. Some of the streams from Friday have been recorded and will be posted on Youtube by Saturday morning. More streaming sessions will take place on Saturday! Make sure to follow on Twitter and like on Facebook for updates on when gameplay is live.
While EA Sports has attempted to keep consumers from seeing NBA Live 14 in action a few copies have leaked their way out early and users have begun to stream it through the PlayStation 4′s built-in capability.
Needless to say the gameplay looks rough and the visuals are disappointing but the presentation outside of the commentary looks to be very promising. Continue on to check out the two streams that have been archived so far and leave any observations in the comments!Â Read more
Next-gen has arrived! The highly anticipated release of the PlayStation 4 is here and there will be tons of coverage on the three launch day sports games beginning Friday morning. Directly captured HD gameplay videos and complete impressions will follow but the first day will primarily be about just playing the games and streaming them for all to examine and enjoy.
The times below are subject to change but the plan as of now:
â™¦11PT/2ET: Streaming Madden NFL 25
â™¦2PT/5ET: Streaming NBA 2K14
â™¦5PT/8ET: Streaming FIFA 14
â™¦8PT/11ET: Live Press Row Hangout
What do you most want to see in the streamed footage outside of gameplay? I’ll dig into some of the modes during those periods so feel free to drop suggestions in the comments.
The Hangout is expected to feature a large panel to discuss day one experiences with the PS4 and early thoughts on the three sports games. The video will be archived after airing and the audio will be offered soon after in alternate podcast form.
Follow the Pastapadre Twitch accountÂ for the streaming. Make sure also to be following on Twitter and like the Facebook page for timely links to the streams, new content, updates to plans, and miscellaneous observations throughout Friday and beyond!
Though EA Sports has avoided showing gameplay footage of next-gen Madden NFL 25 there are now opportunities to see the game in action thanks to the PS4′s built-in streaming feature. A few users began streaming gameplay yesterday – unfortunately those extended sessions were not archived to watch after they were over – while Game Informer held their own streaming session which has been saved.
The Madden segment begins at about 1:46 into the broadcast with the start of gameplay at 1:51. Should any streaming sessions go live today those will be embedded as well.Â Read more