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TSG Pressbox: Episode 5

In this Episode, the boys on the Pressbox talk about a little non-sports gaming when they cover the topic of Destiny. They also discuss NBA 2k vs NBA Live and then spend a majority of the time talking about the TSG Madden 15 CF rules.

No Demo for NBA 2K15

All along it appeared unlikely that 2K Sports would be offering a pre-release demo for NBA 2K15 after passing on doing so with 2K14. That has turned out to be the case with Operation Sports getting confirmation that there will be no demo for the game.

The NBA 2K series is in a position where a demo may not be a necessity but the decision can still be legitimately questioned. While companies have started to move away from the traditional demo (MLB: The Show was really the first and there wasn’t one for Madden NFL 15 either) with the thinking that they may do more harm than good there’s still an audience that can be reached through them. Continue reading No Demo for NBA 2K15

NBA 2k15 MyTeam Mode Details

2K Sports today released news on improvements and additions coming for MyTeam mode in NBA 2K15. MyTeam is the company’s attempt at cloning the Ultimate Team model from EA Sports’ titles and was first introduced in 2K13. While the revenue-generating mode isn’t as natural a fit for NBA games it has proven to still be something that has a dedicated audience which is more than happy to shovel over their money in pursuit of new players. Continue reading NBA 2k15 MyTeam Mode Details

NBA 2k15 Player Ratings So Far

The overall ratings calculation has changed with NBA 2K15 and only four players will be rated 90+. The floor seems to have risen, and the ceiling lowered somewhat, compressing more players in the middle. As always individual attribute categories and signature skills – and how those translate to performance – is more important than the overall.

2K Sports has started to release the player ratings and in an unorthodox manner having done so by starting with the lowest in the league. Typically companies have avoided spotlighting the bottom of the rosters so as not to embarrass those individuals. In addition a few ratings have come out through Twitter or images captured from the game’s convention appearances. Continue reading NBA 2k15 Player Ratings So Far

NBA 2k12 Online Association Game: Orlando Magic (Jesmonkey69) @ Dallas Mavericks – (01/08/12)

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:

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The best things are free

Often in my life I’ve felt that I’ve overpaid for things. I’ve spent thousands of dollars for car insurance over the course of my life, and I’ve never received a penny back. So with this in mind I must admit I feel like a thief in the night. I’ve just witnessed some of the greatest sports entertainment of my life, all for free. The NBA playoffs. This was a great playoff run. Basketball is young man’s game and this year we saw that on display. With teams like the Memphis Grizzlies and Atlanta Hawks bringing new blood to the playoffs, and the recent champions losing early, it made for an interesting post season. The finals were the icing on an already delicious cake. The Dallas Mavericks paid their dues they have been a very good team for along time, but never quite good enough until this year. They played much better when the games were on the line and I believe it was game planing and defense. Coach Rick Carlise was clearly the better coach in this series. He’s knows a little something about paying dues as well having bounced around the league for a couple of years. Carlise has mellowed over the years and it suits him and his veteran team very well. Time and time again we saw shots of Eric Spoelstra looking a little bewildered followed by a shot of Carlise just coaching like he’s seen it all before, which he has. Yes basketball is a young “man’s” game. The more mature team full of grown men are the champions and the Miami Heat are a much better team after having played them. I have very little doubt the heat will be back in the finals very soon. And they will be a much more experienced battle tested team, that’s what paying your dues is all about. I’m just glad to have witnessed it all, it was great and had the television screen went blank at any point, and a message scrolled across the screen that read “if you want to see the rest of this game it will cost you”. I would have gladly paid.

Best of 3

If you haven’t been watching the NBA finals, them flip over the rock you’ve been living under and tune in. I’m a life long NBA fan. I watched my beloved Washington Bullets win their one and only title when I was seven years old and I’ve been hooked ever since. I picked the Dallas Mavericks to win the title, and I still believe they will. If you have been watching these finals you’ve seen one of the greatest individual performances in the history of the finals. Dwayne Wade is as awesome a one on one player as I’ve ever seen. Nobody can guard him. He can shoot, drive, pass, post up, run pick n roll whatever you want and do it all beautifully. The only answer that Dallas has had is the zone defense. And they are smart about how they use it. They pick spots, they let the heat get comfortable and then in the forth quarter when the game is on the line they go to the zone. And what about Dirk I can’t say his game four performance was ” Jordan like ” but the story of the the one hundred two degree temperature and him coming alive at the end of the game was something I’ll tell my kids about. This series reminds me of the great Lakers, celtics series of the 80′s. Kareem, Magic, Bird, McHale. Whoever wins the championship this year will deserve it every game has been tough. Lebron James was crowned a king in high school but in this series he’s probably the forth best player on the court behind Wade, Dirk, and Bosh. But the fat lady hasn’t even come out of her dressing room yet. There are three games left so don’t miss em, history is being made and it is being televised.

Champion

There will be a new champion crowned in the NBA soon. The Dallas Mavericks with their brash, celebrity owner Mark Cuban, who looks more comfortable with the microphone in his hands taking praise for his teams victory than he does in his way to tight t-shirts. Will play the Miami Heat who’s celebrity’s are on the floor playing, unless you count Pat Riley watching over them like a buzzard on a branch waiting to pick apart whatever remains are left on the floor. The Heat were assembled in the off-season we all know the story. The Mavericks have had their core of guys together for a while. They have been coached since 2008 by Rick Carlisle who won an NBA title as a player with the Boston Celtics. But as a coach, has not been able to translate very good regular season records into playoff series wins. That is until this year, the Mavs are 8-1 including a 4-0 sweep of last years champs the Lakers. The Heat are coached by Eric Spoelstra. Who? If he’s the coach why does the camera always seem to find Riley? We all know about the Heats “talents” but are they a team? When things got tough against the bulls the heat looked out of sorts. They had more “talent” than Chicago and that showed in the end. That won’t be the case against Dallas. The Mavs are big, three seven footers. And they can score in bunches. They also have shown as have the Heat to be fair an ability to come from behind. Championships are not given away, they are won. The team who commits to playing team defense I believe will be our new NBA champions, and I believe it will be the Dallas Mavericks.