Archive for the ‘Basketball’ Category
  • California makes first move allowing college athletes to be paid for name and likeness
    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
    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
    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 ...
  • Deal on NBA 2K20 physical pre-orders
    Posted August 28th, 2019 at 7:30 am No Comments
    This year's crop of EA Sports games have been discounted leading up to and through release by Amazon. Madden NFL 20, NHL 20, and FIFA 20 have all been offered for just $50.94. Now a new promotion from the online retailer brings NBA 2K20 into line with those others. Rather than the lower price (likely not permitted to by the NBA/2K) Amazon is providing a $10 promotional credit with all physical copies for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Amazon Prime membership is a requirement...
  • Changes already being made to NBA 2K20
    Posted August 23rd, 2019 at 8:00 am No Comments
    Only a few hours had passed after the arrival of the demo for NBA 2K20 before developers began announcing changes that were being made for release of the game. Though not a beta the limited offerings in the 2K20 demo do provide for an opportunity for 2K to collect feedback on gameplay and that is being done primarily through social media and boards like Reddit. What appears on the surface to be a rush to make changes has led to many to question what appears to be the complete reversal of ...
  • The demo for NBA 2K20 is available now
    Posted August 21st, 2019 at 8:00 am No Comments
    The demo for NBA 2K20 has gone live on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. In recent years 2K Sports has referred to the early start with the upcoming 2K title as the "Prologue" but it appears that moniker has been dropped as the story mode no longer plays a role. Unlike previous years you won't be able to begin the narrative-driven MyCareer mode and have all the progress made (in an abbreviated beginning segment) carry over to the full game if purchased. This year's story stars Idris Elba an...
  • Trailer for NBA 2K20’s MyCareer Story Mode
    Posted August 19th, 2019 at 9:30 am No Comments
    In advance of the demo for NBA 2K20, which once again provides an opportunity to get a start on MyCareer, today 2K Sports debuted the trailer for the story mode. The seventh year of the narrative-driven MyCareer features Idris Elba and Rosario Dawson in starring roles along with cameos from many NBA players. ...
  • The new classic teams for NBA 2K20
    Posted August 14th, 2019 at 10:30 am No Comments
    With NBA 2K18 the number of classic teams expanded from 45 to 62 and then no new teams were added in NBA 2K19. For NBA 2K20 however there will be six teams making their debut to take the total number to 68. They won't be ones however that feature either Charles Barkley or Reggie Miller who remain the most prominent holdouts among legendary players. Two relatively recent champions join the group and the others are meant to be showcases for certain intriguing players given that they were al...