Archive for the ‘Other Basketball Games’ Category
  • NBA Playgrounds sequel getting closed beta
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    Posted September 24th, 2018 at 4:15 pm No Comments
    Over four months have passed since NBA Playgrounds 2 was set to release but now its eventual arrival is quickly nearing. Details on the specific improvements and changes for the sequel to last year's game have been few but the release date was recently announced for October 16 along with some roster news and a higher price. An opportunity to play the game is actually now only a few days away however. A closed beta for NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 is set to begin on Friday and run through the week...
  • NBA Playgrounds 2: New Trailer, Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant on the roster, price and release date
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    Posted September 18th, 2018 at 4:15 pm No Comments
    The sequel to last year's NBA Playgrounds has managed to make news in recent months despite none of it being related to the actual game that will be eventually played. Delayed just five days before it was set to release back in May, NBA Playgrounds 2 became NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 when 2K Sports jumped on as publisher. That was followed by almost two months of silence as promotional focus shifted to NBA 2K19. Today though the new official release date of October 16 (Xbox One, PlayStation 4) ...
  • NBA Playgrounds 2 will now be published by 2K Sports
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    Posted July 24th, 2018 at 7:15 am No Comments
    When NBA Playgrounds 2 was delayed just five days before it was set to release back in May, one of the most plausible theories was that developer Saber Interactive was being acquired by Take Two/2K Sports. Two months passed without a single word from the team behind the game which made it likely that the silence was due to some form of private discussions taking place. Today we found out that the reality is along those lines as the arcade series is now going to be published by 2K Sports and ...
  • NBA Playgrounds 2 has been delayed
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    Posted May 17th, 2018 at 7:30 am No Comments
    With just five days until the scheduled release of NBA Playgrounds 2, developer Saber Interactive has come out to announce that the game will in fact not be making that date. The delay is currently unspecified in both reason and length but they're hinting at something new being worked on behind the scenes that could affect the upcoming game or have influence on the franchise as a whole going forward. We’ve got some news to share, but we want to start by saying ‘good things come to those...
  • First look at the new features for NBA Playgrounds 2
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    Posted May 10th, 2018 at 10:45 am No Comments
    While it was always clear that developer Saber Interactive had a long term plan for the NBA Playgrounds series it came as somewhat of a surprise to find it now as an annually released title. Arcade-style games are few and far between these days, but featuring the official league license is a big selling point that most games of this nature wouldn't have behind them. NBA Playgrounds showed a lot of promise and post-release support was strong which bodes well going forward. Now the first vi...
  • NBA Playgrounds 2 may be releasing sooner than expected
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    Posted April 25th, 2018 at 7:30 am No Comments
    A week ago NBA Playgrounds 2 was officially announced with a stated summer release window. That would have put its landing date between June 21st and September 22nd. The game may actually be a spring release instead with Gaming Tailgate first spotting the PlayStation Store product page which includes its apparent release date and pricing. If the Sony page for the game is accurate - and considering they are taking pre-orders it seems reasonable to assume that it is - NBA Playgrounds 2 will...
  • NBA Playgrounds 2 officially announced to release this summer
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    Posted April 17th, 2018 at 8:45 am No Comments
    Arcade sports games have been making a comeback in recent years due to the efforts of independent developers and that continues as NBA Playgrounds is getting a sequel sooner than many would have anticipated. The first NBA Playgrounds released last May at an attractive $20 price point. A specific release date and pricing details for NBA Playgrounds 2 will come later but the summer season means it'll be out between June 21st and September 22nd.  (more…)...
  • NBA Playgrounds has added more free players and introduced a paid expansion
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    Posted October 4th, 2017 at 12:30 pm 3 Comments
    The fourth content update for NBA Playgrounds went out today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The Nintendo Switch version has still received only the very first patch. This update brings another 45 players to the roster taking the total added post-release to 128. Additionally a new expansion pack called "Hot 'N Frosty" is being offered for $10 and includes eight rookies, three new playgrounds and tournaments. Between this DLC and the full roster unlock the price to have the complete ...