Now deep in the heart of the sports gaming season brings another opportunity to win one of this year’s premier games! A copy of NBA 2K16 on the platform of choice will go to the winner.
[Update] The winner has been drawn and contacted, and requested their name not be displayed on the app. Thanks everyone who took the time to submit entries! More giveaways will be coming up soon.
For a second opportunity at winning a copy of NBA 2K16Â make sure to enter the giveaway currently running through Hit The Pass as well.
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 September 22ndÂ when the winner will be randomly selected and contacted for delivery details. Good luck!Â Read more
Aubrey Sitterson, former community manager at THQ and 2K Sports for the WWE franchise, had a bit of a meltdown on Twitter today in discussing the usefulness of forums – something he says he argued to be shut down during his time with those publishers. That later would move on to how consumer feedback is approached and stating that companies put out the products that they do, in the state they do, because they believe people will buy it regardless – and that consumers are not entitled to anything more than that.Â Read more
FIFA 16Â 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. So 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 its all used by Tuesday.Â SavesÂ are stored on the hard drive so progress in any of the modes and online records carry over if a full copy is bought. The complete game is available during the trial period.
EA Access was announced last July and is exclusive to the Xbox One. This is the case because Sony has declined to offer the service through PlayStation 4 saying it doesnâ€™t offer enough value, 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 $30 for a full year or $5 month-to-month.
2K Sports recently finished revealing the 12 new classic teams for NBA 2K16 which brings theÂ total number of them to 46. All of the new ones are from 2000-2013. There had been only a single team (2001 76ers) that fell in that time period previously.
The additions are the 99-00 Trail Blazers, 99-00 Raptors, 00-01 Lakers, 02-03 Mavericks, 03-04 Pistons, 03-04 Timberwolves, 04-05 Suns, 05-06 Heat, 06-07 Cavaliers, 07-08 Rockets, 07-08 Celtics, and 12-13 Heat.
Check out profiles on all of the teams, including their rosters and what they’re best remembered for, in a piece put together at Sporting News.
The demo for NBA Live 16 is now available to download on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It’s a unique oneÂ in that it includes an online component and the ability to create a character that will carry over to the full game should it be purchased.
FeaturedÂ are six teams to use in standard exhibition games (Bulls, Cavaliers, Clippers, Thunder, Warriors, Wizards) along with tutorial drills, shootaround, and scrimmage. But it’s the Live Pro-Am that takes center stage.
There are two online modes that make up the Pro-Am – Live Run and Summer Circuit – and both are playable in the demo. You can also transfer in aÂ face scan that’s completed with the NBA Live Companion app – Android here and iOS here – but they’re incompatible with lots of devices and not working for many of the people have been able to download it.
After a disappointing update last week that added zero new players despite many that had become eligible since being called up at the beginning of the month, the latest roster for MLB 15: The Show features 36 new players but only five of them are rookies.
Corey Seager, SS, Dodgers (73 Overall, A Potential)
Hector Olivera, 3B, Braves (69 Overall, D Potential)
Colin Rea, SP, Padres (67 Overall, A Potential)
Miguel Almonte, SP, Royals (65 Overall, A Potential)
John Hicks, C, Mariners (64 Overall, B Potential)
Notable ratings movement includes Paul Goldschmidt (-1 to 97), Yoenis Cespedes (+4 to 90), Nolan Arenado (+3 to 90), Johnny Cueto (-3 to 87), Adrian Gonzalez (-3 to 86), Jeurys Familia (+3 to 84), Kyle Seager (+2 to 84), and Drew Storen (-3 to 81).
It’s somewhat disconcertingÂ when any game holds back from showing gameplay footage leading up to release, but in the case of NBA 2K16 there wasn’t much concern over what that meant. The series’ track record and where it was coming from with 2K15 left little reason to doubt that 2K16 would be in excellent shape.Â Still, it took until just 11 days remained for any footageÂ to go out, with today a huge wave of videos being let loose from a variety of sources.
It’s noteworthy that these videos hold more importance than they would for many other sports games as there will be no demo or beta for 2K16 and Take Two doesn’t have an “EA Access” program of their own. So there is no way to try the game out before committing to a purchase for the 25th. Continue on to check out some of the videos! Read more
MyCareer Mode in NBA 2K16 is written and directed by Spike Lee, and the more adult-nature moved the game’s rating to E10+ as it includes objectionable dialogue, references to suicide, and the death of characters. Today 2K Sports released a trailer for the popular story mode which now is being likened more to a movie than those from the past two editions of the series.