If you have read anything about the NBA 2K series in the past couple years, then you know that its centerpiece “MyCareer” mode, in which you guide a custom-created fledgling NBA player to stardom, is a hyper-branded, microtransaction-choked nightmare all but explicitly designed to pressure human players into spending …
Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype has posted some excellent videos that track the evolution of specific player avatars in NBA video games over the last two decades. By far the most cursed sequence is Dirk Nowitzki’s. If you were expecting a steady, linear progression from “Not Dirk” to “Okay that’s Dirk” as the various games’…
It started with 2K Sports tweeting out screenshots from NBA 2K18 that included the overall ratings of the players depicted. Here is our man John Wall’s edition:
Hassan Whiteside went for 14 points, 13 boards, and 12 blocks today in a 24-minute frenetic performance that led the Heat to a 96-84 win over the Bulls today. What sparked his career day? "I'm just trying to win every game... I'm just trying to get my NBA2K rating up."
Chris Paul tore up the Blazers last night. And while Portland pulled out the win, CP3 went off hard enough that Kevin Harlan broke out the NBA2k routine.
About this time last year, at E3, I was chewing the fat with a 2K Sports representative about NBA 2K11 which already looked to be the monster it would become. Long dominant in the pro basketball genre, the game with… [Kotaku]
OK, maybe this is rock bottom for Page 2, but there's an excellent mental image in here: Lamar Odom last week playing as Lamar Odom in NBA 2K11 against the Mavericks, and his opponent letting him win.
For a brief moment Tuesday, I wasn't sure we'd be seeing any basketball video game this year, even though I'd taken for granted that NBA 2K12 would release, a death-and-taxes sure thing in October for more than 10 years.… [Kotaku]