2K rolls out another MyCAREER trailer from NBA 2K17
In what will be Kobe Bryant’s final NBA game later tonight, 2K today announced it will pay tribute by honoring the 18-time NBA All-Star on the cover of the NBA 2K17 Legend Edition
“It’s a great honor to partner with 2K on the NBA 2K17 Legend Edition,” said Kobe Bryant, whose retirement tonight marks a storied 20-year career. “As I walk off the NBA court for the final time, it’s exciting to know my fans can continue to celebrate my lifelong career as a Los Angeles Laker.” – Kobe Bryant
Developer: Visual Concepts
Publisher: 2k Sports
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4
Released: September 29th, 2015
Sports games typically have to navigate a short development cycle (compared to games outside of the sports genre) and face an uphill battle to be innovative as they churn out releases annually. Sports titles that show minimal improvements from year to year are usually tagged with the unflattering term “roster update.” 2K Sports has managed to buck this trend with NBA 2K16, delivering one of most ambitious titles of its kind.
2K Sports just revealed their tracklist for NBA 2K16 and it’s going to be a banger. Curated by a trio of the industry’s most well-known producers, DJ Mustard, DJ Khaled and DJ Premier, the soundtrack features more than 50 tracks available in six in-game playlists. Imagine taking your MyPlayer through his journey to the top of the NBA while songs from the likes of Nas, Gangstarr, J. Cole and Jay Z is thumping in the background. You can stream the entire soundtrack on spotify.
With the 2015 NBA Playoffs tipping off today, 2K has simulated every round and the Golden State Warriors reigned supreme. The full simulated bracket was completed using their NBA simulation game controlled by AI to play out the results of each matchup and series all the way through the finals. Continue reading
New trailer features a mashup of star players showcasing signature moves and previews just a few of the many gameplay improvements found in NBA 2K14. 2k Sports game will be out Oct 1st on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles. NBA 2K14 will also be coming to Windows PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year.
Rap fans really didn’t need the confirmation but Jay Z reintroduced himself anyway on his standout “Public Service Announcement” track from the Black Album some years back. When I first played NBA 2K13, I got the same feeling I experienced when listening to Hov’s bold boasts on PSA: here is a great basketball video game series that could’ve rested on its laurels this year but instead stepped up its game reminding everyone why it’s on top. Aligning themselves with the aforementioned MC to executive produce the soundtrack, 2K Sports has put out one of the dopest, more engaging sports titles that I can remember in a minute. Continue reading