Archive for the ‘Basketball’ Category
  • Second round of NBA 2K20 ratings changes
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    Posted November 22nd, 2019 at 7:00 pm No Comments
    Now a full month into the season 2K Sports has rolled out its second roster update with ratings changes for NBA 2K20. Luka Doncic, Trae Young and Andre Drummond were the big winners two weeks ago in the first round of changes. Doncic continues a meteoric rise up another 3 points now to 93 Overall. That's now 6 points that he has gone up since the season began. That's understandable considering he is averaging near a triple-double at just about 3o points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists a game f...
  • First ratings changes for NBA 2K20
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    Posted November 7th, 2019 at 9:30 am No Comments
    The first roster update featuring player ratings changes has arrived for NBA 2K20 and also includes updated heights and weights. Now two weeks into the season there is enough data to merit ratings increases and decreases and the updates should become fairly consistent throughout the year representing current player performance and trends. Jumping up the most in this new roster are Luka Doncic (+3 to 90), Trae Young (+4 to 89), and Andre Drummond (+3 to 89). Doncic is averaging nearly a tr...
  • NBA Live 20 has been canceled
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    Posted October 29th, 2019 at 2:15 pm No Comments
    Four months ago EA Sports announced a delay to the release of NBA Live 20. The game coming out late this year or early 2020 would not have seemed beneficial for sales but a "different approach" was being teased that could have related to either the game's design or its distribution. Despite that there was obvious reason for skepticism that NBA Live 20 would actually end up reaching the market given the history of the series over the last decade. Today EA made it official that NBA Live 20 ...
  • The barriers to the return of college video games have nearly been cleared
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    Posted October 29th, 2019 at 1:00 pm No Comments
    When California passed a new law to allow college athletes to capitalize on their name and likeness it became an inevitability that eventually, whether through their own relenting or exhaustion of legal challenges, the NCAA would have to accept the change to the organization's way of operating going forward. More states have started to work their way through a similar process since then putting even more pressure on the them. The NCAA may have finally come to the realization that they're ...
  • Statement jerseys for new season being added into NBA 2K20
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    Posted October 9th, 2019 at 5:45 pm No Comments
    Since the deal began for Nike to provide the NBA jerseys back with the 2017-18 season there have been four primary sets for each team to choose from on a game-by-game basis: Association (white), Icon (team color), Statement (tying to the franchise's history), and City (representing a connection with the community). Not all teams will change change the last two every year but some choose to do so. A number of them have been unveiling new Statement uniforms for the coming season and 2K Spor...
  • California makes first move allowing college athletes to be paid for name and likeness
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    Posted September 30th, 2019 at 9:15 am No Comments
    Today California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the Fair Pay to Play Act that was previously passed unanimously by the state senate. The bill allows for college athletes to be paid by outside parties for use of their name and likeness rather than having to do with schools paying them directly. That would include the ability to sign a deal to appear in a video game. Those who think this means the return of an EA Sports college football game is now imminent will be disappointed however as the...
  • Review of NBA 2K20
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    Posted September 10th, 2019 at 8:15 am No Comments
    Going into NBA 2K20 expectations were high that the improvements being made to gameplay, the revamping of MyGM mode and a new story mode with high the usual high production values would lead to one of the more compelling iterations in the series. There certainly was already more content in place than any other sports gaming franchise to roll over along with gameplay and presentation already considered to be the best in the genre and no other sports game having one completely impressive franc...
  • Controversy of their own making with NBA 2K20 could cost Take Two in the long run
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    Posted August 30th, 2019 at 9:15 am No Comments
    With legislators and the FTC keeping close watching on video game monetization practices one might think publishers would dampen their brashness around promoting loot boxes and other gambling-like mechanics. Take Two, the parent company of 2K Sports, however has gone the other way. They have brought the conservation back to the forefront by releasing an incredibly audacious trailer for MyTeam mode in NBA 2K20. Major websites and Youtubers have naturally jumped all over this and made it a ...