Last week polls were posted to gather some data on how consumers who plan to get an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 at launch may be approaching the franchises releasing on 360/PS3 first and later One/PS4. Lets take a look at the results and what they may be suggesting with about three months until next-gen’s arrival.
Madden NFL 25
Likely buy only One/PS4 version: 31%
Likely buy only 360/PS3 version: 25%
Likely buy both 360/PS3 and One/PS4 versions: 25%
Likely buy only One/PS4 version: 34%
Likely buy only 360/PS3 version: 16%
Likely buy both 360/PS3 and One/PS4 versions: 11%
Likely buy only One/PS4 version: 47%
Likely buy only 360/PS3 version: 15%
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The list of Xbox 360 achievements for NBA 2K13 has made its way out and in doing so has revealed a few new features for the game.
My Player mode looks to be getting a change in name to “MyCareer”, historic teams are to be playable online (last year that was only possible with the DLC), “Blacktop” mode is also going online, and a “Today Association” could be like what was attempted (but never actually worked) with MLB 2K12. Most notably though is the “Play a MyTeam Game Online” achievement which, based on the My Player name change to MyCareer and a separate achievement for Team-Up mode, suggests what could be the equivalent of what “Crew” mode offered until 2K12.
Last year Crew mode was removed upsetting the passionate and vocal group that religiously played it – even more so because the company was deceptive about it not being present in the game. It’s no surprise then that the mode would return and that it would do so with a different name and possibly different purpose.
GB23S coached his team past the back to back champions of TSG, the Portland Trailblazers coached by Phin21. Lead by Kevin Durant & his MVP performance, OKC beat the star-studded Miami Heat coached by Corey Gunz. Congratulations to GB23S on the championship win & thank you to all the members of the league that have gotten us this far & onto Season 4. Can Phin21 return to form? Can DD, King or Corey dethrone GB & capture their 1st NBA 2k12 title? Good luck in the upcoming season & the upcoming NBA 2k13.
The weeks following E3 are generally slow to deliver news as companies settle in following their announcements and showings and prepare for upcoming marketing pushes as respective releases near. That has been the case at this point with pretty much every sports game slated for the fall – but NBA 2K13 is in such position of strength that smaller or even vague details can be mentioned casually that are ultimately worthy of discussion.
Two recent ones come from lead gameplay designer Mike Wang (@Beluba), who probably has as much or more credibility than any other sports game developer, commenting on the Isomotion dribbling controls and work being done with physics.
Continue reading NBA 2k13 Gameplay Enhancements via Game Designer Mike Wang
Congratulations to Phin21 for winning his 2nd Championship in TSG NBA 2k12 Online Association, thus chalking up back to back championships. This season Chris Paul aka CP3 lead him to the Championship grabbing the MVP Trophy. Can Phin21 make it a Three Peat or have the guys like DD Atrocity, GB23s, ImSoCrunk & LLP King caught up and ready to dethrone the 2k “King”.
2K Sports has released a full description of what to expect with the All-Star Weekend content for NBA 2K13 which will be provided with pre-orders. The info confirms (as expected) that Michael Jordan will be back and presumably so will other legends and classic teams. It remains unclear whether the Rising Stars Challenge will simply be rookies vs sophomores or involve choosing teams from the pool of players like was done this last year with Shaq and Charles Barkley. It’s also important to note that ASW will in fact be integrated in Association and My Player modes – prior to E3 the company would not respond to inquiries on the subject. That makes the value of the add-on much greater than it would have been if completely isolated.
Continue on for the features involved with the All-Star Weekend content for NBA 2K13 and leave any thoughts in the comments! Continue reading NBA 2K13 All-Star Weekend Description
The 2k team has finally released the patch that came some time ago to the console versions of NBA 2k12 to the PC today. Here is a quick rundown of the changes courtesy of NBA 2k12’s Facebook page & our friends over at Operation Sports:
- Several matchmaking optimizations have been made in order to help users get into games quicker. This will reduce the amount of time the “Searching For Opponent…” screen is displayed for.
- Addressed a number of network errors that would cause games to end prematurely.
- Addressed an issue in Team-Up where certain conditions would lead to a player standing idle for prolonged periods of time.
- Corrected a Win/Loss streak tracking issue such that the “Back to Back to Back” achievement/trophy will now unlock at the proper time.
- Fixed an issue that would cause large-user Team-Up games to hang at halftime if all users watched the halftime show in-full.
- Addressed an issue that would lead to a disconnect in subsequent games when one or more users modified their playbook for the current game.
- A number of Association: Online optimizations were made to greatly minimize disconnects.
- Additionally, general optimization improvements were made in order to improve the overall online experience. Continue reading NBA 2k12 Patch Finally Released For PC Gamers
Many consumers are currently dealing with a situation on the PS3 that has made them unable to even reach the main menu for NBA 2K12. The game is freezing upon start-up when it makes the attempt at “loading settings”. This has been reported by a growing number of people with it exploding on forums and through social media in the last two days.
Given how many are being affected by this severe issue 2K Sports has responded with a “workaround” (suggesting the deletion of the “Game Data Utility” file) but based on responses it doesn’t seem to be doing the trick for everyone. Those that have been able to make it back into the game after doing so have found items like shoes and other content to be lost – while some others are still unable to load up the game at all even after deleting the files in question. 2K has stated that a “permanent solution is being looked into”.
TSG NBA 2k12 Online Association Game: Orlando Magic (Jesmonkey69) @ Dallas Mavericks on 01/08/12. Two Members of the TSG NBA 2k12 Online Association battling it out in an Online Association Game. This is a match-up not only between 2 TSG NBA 2k12 OA admins but co-founders of TSG. Getting A Game In Trying To Play As Sim As Possible, broken down into 4 parts, please rate & comment or checkout other videos on our YouTube page, check out the game footage below:
Continue reading NBA 2k12 Online Association Game: Orlando Magic (Jesmonkey69) @ Dallas Mavericks – (01/08/12)
NBA 2k12 Online Association Game: Sacramento Kings (sluknucks) @ Orlando Magic (Jesmonkey69) on 01/06/12. Two Members of the TSG NBA 2k12 Online Association battling it out in an Online Association Game. Pitting 2 up and down teams early in the season against each other, also 2 original members of the TSG NBA 2k Leagues. Getting A Game In Trying To Play As Sim As Possible, broken down into 4 parts, please rate & comment or checkout other videos on our YouTube page, check out the game footage below:
Continue reading NBA 2k12 Online Association Game: Sacramento Kings (sluknucks) @ Orlando Magic (Jesmonkey69) – (01/06/12)