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    by Published on 04-07-2017 03:00 PM
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    Even as the NBA regular season comes to a close, NBA 2K17 continues to put out game updates.

    Game update 1.12 is now available for NBA 2K17 and includes notable gameplay improvements, such as improved double team logic and rotations, improved logic for off-ball collisions, offensive AI enhancements, and more.

    Continue on to read the list of patch fixes courtesy 2K Sports. ...
    by Published on 02-25-2017 09:05 AM
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    The third installment of NBA 2K17's 'Park After Dark' series takes place tonight at 10 PM CT (Saturday, February 25). This event will feature music 'produced' by DJ Premier and also music from Joe Budden.

    The previous two events were highlighted by music from Snoop Doog and Future, respectively, however technical issues kept many from enjoying or even partaking in the activity. Issues including the inability to connect to the server/room and being unable to join or begin games or activities.

    Continue on to see info regarding the event straight from 2K Sports. ...
    by Published on 02-09-2017 01:00 AM
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    With eSports growing at a rapid pace, NBA 2K & the National Basketball Association have announced the NBA 2K eLeague, which is scheduled to launch in 2018.

    While long-term plans include an eSports team for every NBA franchise, the initial five-month season will feature teams for approximately only half of the league. Each team will have five professional gamers being paid salaries with the goal of making this endeavor their full-time job. Current plans include an 82-game season and playoffs for the eLeague. There has been a lack of a definitive launch timeframe and association with a specific title (to date).

    What do you think of this formal eLeague? Are you interested? Will you watch or follow along?

    Continue on to read coverage of this announcement from ESPN & USA Today as they have provided the most details thus far. ...
    by Published on 01-15-2017 10:00 PM
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    With the Nintendo Switch now publicly detailed and heading towards its March 3 release date, for those in the sports gaming community the focus has shifted towards game options, both short & long-term.

    During the Nintendo Switch Presentation and subsequent release of console and game information, only two sports titles for the console were announced: EA SPORTS FIFA and NBA 2K18. Both are scheduled for a fall 2017 release with 2K18 detailed for a September release.

    During the life-cycle of both the Nintendo Wii and Wii U, 3rd party titles were lacking, specifically in the sports realm. While EA SPORTS began making titles for the Wii, they were often considered lacking features, if not watered down ports of the console version(s).

    While there is some speculation that EA SPORTS FIFA on the Switch will be built off of the PS3/360 versions of the title (speculation EA denies, by the way), NBA 2K18 will reportedly include many of the same features as the PS4/XB1 version: MyPLAYER, MyCAREER, MyTEAM, MyLEAGUE, and MyGM. ...
    by Published on 12-20-2016 02:00 PM
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    NBA 2K has announced that the second installment of Park After Dark will take place Friday, December 30 at 11 PM ET featuring the rapper Future.

    Park After Dark consists of MyPark, Slam Dunk Contest, and Three Point Contest in a new, specific venue with a special in-game soundtrack featuring a DJ/host.

    The inaugural Park After Dark on November 26 featured Snoop Dogg as the musical host, however the event was plagued by issues in playing MyPark games. On the PS4 side, it took nearly an hour and a half before users could play the 3-on-3 mode. While being billed as a "live set" from Snoop Dogg, the audio was clearly pre-recorded as Snoop gave shout-outs to players on courts where no games were being played.

    A future Park After Dark (date not disclosed) will feature DJ Premier as the musical host. ...
    by Published on 12-09-2016 03:00 PM
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    Yet another game update is now available for NBA 2K17.

    According to patch notes released by 2K Sports, this update adds support for the upcoming NBA 2K17 All-Star Tournament, performance increases for users in certain MyPark venues, and reduced shooting effectiveness after excessive dribbling.

    Given the large update size, there some speculation within the community that there may be more to this update than officially announced.

    Continue on to see the short list of patch notes from 2K. ...
    by Published on 11-23-2016 12:00 AM
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    Game update 1.06 is now available for NBA 2K17. This update addresses issues across numerous game areas including bugs/issues in MyCareer, MyGM/MyLeague, MyTeam, and MyPark.

    Several recent in-game updates have included updates to the Adaptive Coaching Engine (ACE).

    In other 2K news, this weekend gives users Double Rep in MyPark and Saturday night is the inaugural Park After Dark event.

    Continue on to read the full list of patch notes. ...
    by Published on 11-18-2016 09:00 AM
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    Coming to NBA 2K17 at 9 PM ET on November 26 is the debut of Park After Dark. Featuring a new dunk show-off event and 3-point shootout, the event will also include a live set from DJ Snoopadelic (aka Snoop Dogg).

    Continue on to see the reveal trailer for the mode as well as the latest episode of 2KTV which provides additional information and tips regarding the event. ...
    by Published on 10-11-2016 10:00 AM
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    Game update 1.04 is now available for NBA 2K17.

    The patch address/improves gameplay, MyPark/Pro-Am, MyCareer/MyCourt, and other general game areas including circumstances that could cause the game to hang.

    Continue on to read the full details on game update 1.04. ...
    by Published on 09-09-2016 01:00 PM
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    NBA 2K17 continues to invest heavily in improving their three franchise modes (MyGM, MyLeague, and MyLeague Online) as evidenced it their latest developer blog. Here are some of the noteworthy additions & changes:

    MyLeague Online - The online league component will now extend beyond just one season and feature players improving and declining as the years progress along with the ability to import draft classes. Instead of utilizing contracts and money to build a roster, MLO focuses on players each having their own number of 'Keeper' years. Users will keep a select number of players each year with others becoming free agents. In the offseason users will draft between free agents and rookies to flesh out their roster.

    Playoffs - A new mode, this allows users to create their own standalone 16-team post-season mode from among modern, classic, & Euroleague teams.

    MyLeague Start Today - Another new mode/option, once the season starts users will be able to begin MyLeague at that exact point in the season, beginning with team records, stats, etc. as of that date.

    For full details on more features and options added (including advanced rotations, jersey retirements, and more), continue on to read the lengthy blog from NBA 2K's Erick Boenisch. ...
    by Published on 09-08-2016 02:00 PM
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    Leading up to the release of The Prelude and next week's Early Tip-Off Edition, NBA 2K17 has released a video showcasing the dynamic commentary in the game.

    This year, there are eleven national broadcasters in the game and a dynamic broadcast booth each game that will vary depending on factors such as game location. The broadcast combinations will draw from a field of Kevin Harlan, Steve Smith, Chris Webber, Greg Anthony, Clark Kellogg, Doris Burke, Brent Barry, among others. David Aldridge has been added as the game's sideline reporter. Overall, 400 hours of new commentary have been added to the title.

    The pre-game and post-game studio show returns with Ernie Johnson, Shaq, & Kenny Smith and this year they can interview the user following the game during the postgame report. Continue on to watch the Dynamic Commentary video from 2K Sports. ...
    by Published on 09-07-2016 10:00 AM
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    2K Sports has released the official trailer for NBA 2K17's MyCAREER mode. Featuring actor Michael B. Jordan who will play your friend and teammate Justice Young, the two will form a duo nicknamed 'Orange Juice' as they strive to take the league by storm. Also included in the cast are actors Hannibal Buress and Matt Walsh.

    Continue on to see the official trailer for NBA 2K17's MyCAREER mode featuring Michael B. Jordan. ...
    by Published on 09-06-2016 03:00 PM
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    In a journey covering thousands of miles, the NBA 2K development team visited all 30 NBA arenas to gather accurate arena sounds and details for NBA 2K17.

    Briefly detailed via a YouTube video, the 2K team visited each arena to microphone and/or record the rim & net as the ball hits/goes through, basketballs dribbling on the court, crowd audio, team specific details, and arena specific sounds such as each's unique shot & game clock buzzers.

    Continue on to watch the video from 2K Sports. ...
    by Published on 09-02-2016 12:00 PM
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    Following Spike Lee's involvement with the storyline for the MyCareer mode in NBA 2K16, many wondered how the franchise would follow that up in NBA 2K17. Wonder no more as 2K17 Senior Producer Ben Bishop has written a lengthy blog detailing the changes coming to the mode.

    Actor Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Fantastic Four, Friday Night Lights, The Wire) will play Justice Young, a teammate with the user's MyPLAYER. Other recognizable faces include Hannibal Buress (Neighbors, Secret Life of Pets) as Ice the Barber and Matt Walsh (Veep, Hung) as your college coach, Hemsley Adson.

    The MyCareer story was written & directed by Aaron Covington (Creed) and will focus more on the on-the-court action versus Lee's linear off-court storyline in 2K16's "Livin' Da Dream."

    Continue on to read the blog from Bishop. ...
    by Published on 09-02-2016 11:00 AM
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    As the game continues to improve graphically, a new NBA 2K17 trailer (entitled "Kicks Matter") highlights the 3D scanned shoes that will be coming to the game which will more accurate, if not nearly photo-realistic. This type of scanning has seemingly become commonplace in game development on Gen 4 consoles for player faces, uniforms, shoes, textures, and more.

    Some of the shoes spotlighted in the video include the adidas Yeezy Boost 350, D Rose 7, Air Jordan XXXI, and the entire Kobe Bryant collection, featuring 24 pairs in total.

    Continue on to watch the "Kicks Matter" trailer, see screenshots from the video, and then share your thoughts with the community. ...
    by Published on 09-01-2016 07:30 AM
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    NBA 2K17 keeps the foot on the gas pedal when it comes to gameplay improvements as noted in a gameplay blog from Producer Mike Wang.

    This year the primary focus of gameplay changes center on making the skill(s) of the user matter more. Except for dunks, all shots now have a timing mechanism tied to them. Along with this, the shot meter has also been revamped. Users who prefer the shot button can default to that instead of the shot stick. Ball-handling and steals have also been improved along with post-play and improved physicality.

    These changes have all been made with the goal of rewarding the player with the better user skills, however through options (such as difficulty and settings) and an improved 2KU (in-game tutorial), players of all skill sets can play the game how they want and improve.

    Continue on to read the lengthy blog from Gameplay Producer Mike Wang. ...
    by Published on 08-26-2016 08:00 AM
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    On September 9, XBL & PSN users will be able to download - for free - The Prelude for NBA 2K17. In The Prelude, users will be able to created their MyPlayer and begin the MyCareer experience playing through college. The trailer for the mode seemingly suggests the mode will end with the user getting an invite to play (or tryout) for Team USA, perhaps aiming to be the impetus for users to buy the full retail version of the game and continue the mode, with the goal of representing the United States. It remains to be seen how detailed or fleshed out the international competition aspects will be, though some national squads have been added to the game.

    Available colleges in NBA 2K17 are: Kansas, Georgetown, Arizona, Louisville, UConn, Illinois, Oklahoma, Georgia Tech, Michigan State, and Wake Forest.

    The Prelude is a similar pre-release downloadable experience to NBA 2K10's Draft Combine that allowed users to create a prospect and compete to improve their draft status. With the MyNBA2K mobile app releasing on September 8, users can scan their face for inclusion into The Prelude the next day.

    Continue on to see the trailer and then share your thoughts with the community. ...
    by Published on 08-24-2016 07:00 PM
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    Long speculated based on a NBA 2KCast livestream in the spring, NBA 2K17 will feature a free face-scanning app to allow users to import their face into PS4 & XB1 versions of the game. It will not be available or work for the PC version.

    This feature will be included in the standard NBA 2K app which also features several ways for users to earn VC, the MyTeam Mobile card game, MyTeam functionality, and MyPlayer apparel options.

    The app will be available on iOS Android on September 8. Continue on to read Game Informer's article on the NBA 2K17 mobile app. ...
    by Published on 08-23-2016 06:45 PM
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    With release of NBA 2K17 a month away, the NBA 2KCast returned and outlined some of the upcoming marketing schedule.

    Hosts Ronnie Singh and Chris Manning also briefly recapped the recently released #FRICTION trailer and the announced the ten community members who will visit the NBA 2K studio in Novato, California next week to see the game and then share impressions with the community afterwards.

    Continue on to read a full recap of the show. ...
    by Published on 08-12-2016 10:00 AM
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    Curated by Imagine Dragons, Noah "40" Shebib, and Grimes, the NBA 2K17 soundtrack is now available on Spotify. The 30-song soundtrack features artists such as OutKast, G-Eazy & Bebe Rexha, Jay-Z, Drake, as well as curators Imagine Dragons and Grimes.

    Basketball gamers may recognize Jamie xx, Young Thug, & Popcaan's "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)" as it was included on the NBA LIVE 16 soundtrack.

    Continue on to see the full soundtrack listing. ...
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