The Line Drive

Posted October 24th, 2008 at 10:02 am

One of the things I mentioned in my impressions of Blitz: The League II is the use of Frank Caliendo as an announcer in the campaign mode. Das Gamer has an interesting interview with BTL producer Jacob Beucler that goes discusses the use of Caliendo, Jay Mohr, and some of the other elements that make up what the game is all about.

While NBA 2K9’s dreadful online play experience continues 2K has explained a few workarounds to a couple online league related gripes. There is one for playing through with a semi-flex schedule and another for attaching highlight videos to league game recaps.

The saddest part of the news that the NBA Street franchise is going on hiatus is the reasoning given: “But if Wii Sports has taught us anything, it’s that people will sit there and play big head tennis all day long.” – Peter Moore. I guess that means offerings like EA’s Celebrity Sports Showdown or 2K’s MLB Superstars are the direction these companies are going…

EA has asked me to clarify the reasoning behind the real schedules not being included in NCAA Basketball 09 (instead being patched in after release). Apparently they did not receive the schedules from most of the schools until relatively recently missing the point where they would’ve been able to get them in. Unless something has changed though it doesn’t explain how the College Hoops series had been able to include them.

Look for the five NBA 2K9 highlights and poll late tonight and the NBA Live 09 highlights and poll on Sunday. Voting for each will run for two full days to determine the winners.