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06.08.12

For the past couple of years, 2K Sports has been dominating the paint with its NBA 2K franchise, as 2K12 managed to sell well over five million copies, thanks to the help of a talented development team and, of course, a virtual Michael Jordan.  But the pressure is on this year, as EA Sports is bringing back NBA Live in a big way.  2K, however, isn’t breaking a sweat.  Live didn’t even make it to E3 this year, and the team had its own plans with NBA 2K13, which it showed to us behind closed doors.

05.30.12

Earlier this month, we reported on the story that 2K Sports was looking to launch its latest basketball sim, NBA 2K13, sometime in early October, and would have the game ready to hit the floor of E3 next week.  Today, 2K Sports confirmed the story, stating that its championship series would indeed be heading back to stores to once again dominate the paint.

05.23.12

After a fiscal report that questioned the future of the Major League Baseball 2K franchise, we were wondering if 2K Sports had gotten a little soft, concerned about how they could compete with their main rival, EA Sports.  Well, we got our answer today with a nice tomahawk jam to the face, in the form of an announcement for NBA 2K13.

02.28.12

For the past couple of years, 2K Sports has literally dominated the paint with its NBA 2K series, starting with teaming up with Michael Jordan for NBA 2K11 and eventually other legends in NBA 2K12.  But now, EA Sports, a company that’s been out of the simulation basketball game since it scuttled its NBA Elite 11 project, is about to hit the hard court once again with the recently announced NBA Live 13.  The real question is, does it stand a chance?

02.14.12

Carmelo who?  A year or so ago, the New York Knicks thought that Carmelo Anthony would be the answer to their problems, making a big blockbuster trade to the Denver Nuggets in order to get him.  But since that time, they haven't really been able to really succeed, despite Melo trying to hustle to the hoop.  However, it's not that guy who's shining for the team right now, as he's currently out on injury (and possibly set to return this weekend).  No, the real star is a guy that was once cut by the Warriors and the Rockets, Justlin Lin.  Ever since he was added to the Knicks roster a little while back, he's been on fire.

01.04.12

Up until about late last year, basketball fans were worried that the NBA lockout, which lasted about half a year, was going to doom the forthcoming season.  However, following a last second meeting, both sides eventually came to an agreement, and though we've got a shorter season than expected, NBA games have finally returned.  And 2K Sports is tributing the return of the players, coaches and everyone else with their own special video, comprised of clips from its hit basketball game NBA 2K12.

12.19.11

The NBA season is rapidly approaching, as we're six days from its kick-off on Christmas day.  With that, 2K Sports has been pushing into overdrive to update its excellent sim NBA 2K12 with all the necessary changes and trades.  The company has informed us today that its latest roster update has gone live, and we've got all the changes right here for you.

12.13.11

 

It’s a little annoying to see sports games get downloadable content added on a couple of months after their release, mainly because folks already spent so much money for the main product and now have to plunk down a few extra bucks for some more good stuff.  But that’s how business rolls for other games these days, so it’s not a big deal.  Plus, when it’s as good as NBA 2K12’s new Legends Showcase, you really see where the value adds up.

12.13.11

 

It’s a little annoying to see sports games get downloadable content added on a couple of months after their release, mainly because folks already spent so much money for the main product and now have to plunk down a few extra bucks for some more good stuff.  But that’s how business rolls for other games these days, so it’s not a big deal.  Plus, when it’s as good as NBA 2K12’s new Legends Showcase, you really see where the value adds up.

12.13.11

 

It’s a little annoying to see sports games get downloadable content added on a couple of months after their release, mainly because folks already spent so much money for the main product and now have to plunk down a few extra bucks for some more good stuff.  But that’s how business rolls for other games these days, so it’s not a big deal.  Plus, when it’s as good as NBA 2K12’s new Legends Showcase, you really see where the value adds up.

12.13.11

 

It’s a little annoying to see sports games get downloadable content added on a couple of months after their release, mainly because folks already spent so much money for the main product and now have to plunk down a few extra bucks for some more good stuff.  But that’s how business rolls for other games these days, so it’s not a big deal.  Plus, when it’s as good as NBA 2K12’s new Legends Showcase, you really see where the value adds up.

12.13.11

 

It’s a little annoying to see sports games get downloadable content added on a couple of months after their release, mainly because folks already spent so much money for the main product and now have to plunk down a few extra bucks for some more good stuff.  But that’s how business rolls for other games these days, so it’s not a big deal.  Plus, when it’s as good as NBA 2K12’s new Legends Showcase, you really see where the value adds up.

12.13.11

 

It’s a little annoying to see sports games get downloadable content added on a couple of months after their release, mainly because folks already spent so much money for the main product and now have to plunk down a few extra bucks for some more good stuff.  But that’s how business rolls for other games these days, so it’s not a big deal.  Plus, when it’s as good as NBA 2K12’s new Legends Showcase, you really see where the value adds up.

12.13.11

 

It’s a little annoying to see sports games get downloadable content added on a couple of months after their release, mainly because folks already spent so much money for the main product and now have to plunk down a few extra bucks for some more good stuff.  But that’s how business rolls for other games these days, so it’s not a big deal.  Plus, when it’s as good as NBA 2K12’s new Legends Showcase, you really see where the value adds up.

12.13.11

 

It’s a little annoying to see sports games get downloadable content added on a couple of months after their release, mainly because folks already spent so much money for the main product and now have to plunk down a few extra bucks for some more good stuff.  But that’s how business rolls for other games these days, so it’s not a big deal.  Plus, when it’s as good as NBA 2K12’s new Legends Showcase, you really see where the value adds up.

12.12.11

2K Sports is running full speed on updates for NBA 2K12, in order to prep for the upcoming season, which kicks off in less than two weeks on Christmas day.  And to start things off, it's already uploaded its first roster update, which does feature the addition of a few rookies, as well as some noteable trades.  But not everything is perfect with it...

11.28.11

When developers put some effort into making an iPad game, some try to pull out all the stops and replicate the same kind of experience you’d get from a game console.  The Apple tablet is a respectable game machine, after all, especially if you’re playing something along the lines of Dead Space or the awesome Infinity Blade.  But sometimes you can try to pile on too much, and as a result, it mars the experience.  That’s exactly what happens with 2K Sports’ NBA 2K12.  The company shoots for a quality simulation, right up there with the console versions, but it comes up short in key areas.  It’s like the thrill of seeing someone go for a fast break and then miff the dunk at the end.

11.03.11

Last year's release of NBA 2K11 was a colossal hit for NBA fans, but this year's release of NBA 2K12 turned out to be even better.  Still, there are those who haven't quite converted over to the old game yet, sticking to Jordan's old guns from last year.  But they might want to switch over soon, as 2K Sports is reportedly deadset on shutting down the basketball game's online servers sometime in the middle of this month.

11.03.11

We had previously announced that 2K Sports was, in fact, bringing a new Legends Showcase downloadable content pack to NBA 2K12 this holiday season, priced at a reasonable 800 Microsoft points, or $9.99, for basketball fans to enjoy.  But we had yet to see which legends would be joining the party, only the modes and features coming with the DLC.  Well, rest at ease, as today, we have the full list of legends joining the game with the new pack.

10.09.11

NBA 2K12 has been out for just about a week now, but there's no question the reception behind its release has been nothing short of spectacular.  Basketball fans everywhere love it; critics are giving it high marks and considering it one of the best sports games ever made; and as for us, hey, we could barely tear ourselves away from it long enough to type this article.  And that leaves us wondering...what's left to do for NBA 2K13?  Not much, but there are a few things...

10.08.11

From what we've seen thus far, NBA 2K12 is quite the polished effort from 2K Sports.  It definitely has the representation of basketball down pat, and the gameplay has seen a number of slight improvements that make the game feel better overall.  However, no game is perfect, and a YouTube user has discovered a glitch that have left us scratching our heads.

09.21.11

Even though the upcoming NBA season doesn't look like it's going to happen, that hasn't dulled our excitement for the upcoming NBA 2K12, which is now just two weeks away from release.  You can download the demo now on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network and get a taste of what changes the gameplay have gone through (not much negative, we can honestly say), but one mode we can't wait to try in the final game is NBA's Greatest.  You're no longer just dealing with Michael Jordan's legacy, but rather the legacy of 30 classic NBA teams.  And the way 2K Sports has done this mode is unbelievable.  Basketball fans will love it.