In 2017, NBA Playgrounds came out of nowhere and slam dunked its way onto the PlayStation 4, giving basketball fans a solid alternative to the ultra-realistic simulation the NBA 2K series offers. It was something we hadn’t seen since NBA Jam’s last entry in 2010, and while it wasn’t perfect it did provide a lot of fun. It seems that...
The crown jewel
Much like the WWE’s actual touring schedule, the WWE 2K series never stops. This lineage of games has been releasing every single year since WWF SmackDown on the original PlayStation in 2000. As a result, each entry has started to become mostly iterative rather than radically different, as all annual sports games eventually become...
Find a new slant
It gets lonely at the top. The NBA 2K franchise has been the undisputed king for almost a decade now when it comes to virtual basketball. Long gone are the days of being the plucky underdog who scrapped for years, slowly but surely chipping away at EA’s vast, seemingly untouchable, video game sporting kingdom. NBA 2K is now the...
2K Sports has attained publishing rights to Saber Interactive’s arcade basketball series, and we’ve ended up with a title as cumbersome as NBA 2K Playgrounds 2. ClintEastwood.gif. Anyway, after a brief rebranding delay, the game’s now due out on 16th October, just in time for the start of the new season. The cover will...
You can infer a lot from The Golf Club 2019 Featuring PGA Tour’s title. HB Studios acquired the license to the sport’s flagship tour somewhere during development, and this game feels a teensy bit muddled as a result. In many ways, it’s an evolution of the two golf titles that the Canadian developer has released on the PlayStation 4...
Hole in one
2K Sports is slowly expanding its publishing portfolio following the addition of NBA Playgrounds, as it’s announced that it will publish The Golf Club 2019 Featuring PGA Tour. HB Studios acquired the rights to golf’s premier professional tour from EA Sports earlier in the year, and will now benefit from the marketing muscle of a...
Hollyoaks talent, too
The story modes in sports games have become bigger budget productions in recent years, and NBA 2K19 is no exception. 2K Sports has attracted some pretty big names for ‘The Way Back’, which will see you working your way through the Chinese Basketball League and back into the NBA. Among some of the stars are Anthony Mackie...
NBA 2K18 may have found itself at the centre of a microtransaction storm, but the series is still ballin’, with the latest edition selling a milestone 10 million units worldwide. That’s a franchise record, and double the average number of sales for all previous versions. “NBA 2K18 is our highest-selling sports title ever,”...
Be like everyone
Wrestling fans across the globe had high hopes for the WWE video game franchise when the license was acquired by 2K Games, believing that with a fresh and more reputable publisher at the helm they would finally get the game they had always dreamed of. Unfortunately, since the franchise has moved to the PlayStation 4 it has been a...
There are times in this industry where the press junket building up to a release is overblown – just take a look at The Last Guardian and Final Fantasy XV, for example – but NBA 2KVR Experience has gone in the opposite direction. Leaked on Trophy websites over the weekend, the 2K Sports published spin-off is out today – but is it...
Net it tomorrow
It leaked over the weekend, but now the NBA 2KVR Experience has pulled up its shorts and taken to the court. The spin-off, which will launch tomorrow on the PlayStation Store for £11.99, will you compete across a variety of basketball-based minigames, as you're coached by NBA 2K17 cover athlete and All-Star Paul George at the...
A load of hoopla
This is unexpected: Trophies have leaked for a game called NBA 2KVR Experience. The unannounced spin-off – which, judging by the gongs, appears to be some kind of basketball-based minigame compilation – is news to us; this is the first that we're hearing about the title, which is surely set to release imminently if its...
The NBA 2K series has always been the most eye-catching of sport game franchises because of its excellent presentation and attention to detail, not to mention its stunningly realised visuals. NBA 2K17 is no different, and ups the ante to make quite possibly one of the best sporting experiences on PlayStation. Sure, it doesn't have any huge...
Announce Alex Hunter
Can't wait to build your character and hit the court in NBA 2K17's career mode? Well, you'll be able to get started prior to the game's launch, with a free Prelude download kicking things off from 9th September. Available from the PlayStation Store, the client will allow you to experience the opening exchanges of the campaign...
Brock Lesnar is WWE 2K17's cover star. We'll refrain from making disparaging remarks because he could probably kill us with his little finger, but we have got to commentate on the sword that's tattooed on his torso, resting between his rock-like pectorals like Excalibur in Arthurian legend. Judging by the box art, he also appears to be...
New, Day Sucks
It's been two years since 2K Sports took the reins from THQ and began to offer its own spin on the flagship WWE game series, with last year's entry very much seeming like a testing ground for the company's ambitious goals. However, with 2K16 now body-slamming store shelves, has it learned from its mistakes? While the controls are...
Because video games
We'll let you into a little secret: wrestling sucks. The only way for 2K Sports to flog copies of its latest grappling simulation after last year's abomination is to toss in novelty characters like The Terminator, then – which is exactly what it's doing with WWE 2K16 on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. That's right, if you...
As the only member of the Push Square team that regularly rocks up for work dressed as the Ultimate Warrior, this particular Video Editor was more excited for WWE 2K15 on PS4 than a date with diva extraordinaire, Paige. Unfortunately, as our recent review indicated, the meat of the release, My Career mode, is a dismal disappointment. Allow...
Three-Star Frog Splash
It’s been a month since we saw WWE 2K15’s last-gen offering – a game that we called “a kick in the teeth” – released on the PlayStation 3, but with updated visuals, an improved control scheme, and promising new game modes, is its PlayStation 4 big brother much better? Thankfully, the power of the next-gen hardware...
If you’re a wrestling fan, it’s been hard to ignore 2K Sports’ constant bragging about just how revolutionary WWE 2K15 is going to be. However, while this certainly looks to be true with the PlayStation 4 version, the recycled gameplay and samey ideas present in the last-gen effort leave a lot to be desired. When booting up the game...
There’s no question that NBA 2K has become the gold standard when it comes to basketball simulators, raising the bar year-after-year with great modes such as ‘My Career’ and ‘My GM’ that allows fans of not only the sport but also the league experience to fashion their own careers. Where this franchise has made its money, though,...
Monsters in our midst
Face scanning features rarely ever work, and NBA 2K15’s is no different. Despite being one of the better looking next-gen franchises, 2K Sports’ latest has kicked up shots of some frightening looking players – all made possible thanks to the power of the PlayStation Camera. Yeah, maybe that thing would be best left for...
Yes! Yes! Yes!
If you heard loud screaming coming from the back corner of Earls Court, it may have been us. Yes, 2K Sports brought the PlayStation 4 version of WWE 2K15 to the UK’s biggest video game fair this year, EGX London, and throwing ourselves at a free demo unit, it became all too apparent why our fellow revellers were yelling at full tilt...
We ain't joking, brother
We see many video game collector's editions, peddling limited edition swag – only to end up in the bargain bin six months later. This won't be the case, however, with the super special PlayStation 4 'Hulkamania' edition of WWE 2K15 this October. Advertised as a real supply limited package, this set features collectibles...
Do you remember the time long ago, when a shipped game didn't need constant patches to make it playable? Neither do we. On that note, a recent post on the 2K Blog has detailed a massive update for NBA 2K14 on the PlayStation 4. The patch, scheduled for release sometime over the next few days, will see a whole host of fixes to the game's...
Flying through hoops
Visual Concepts’ vaunted NBA 2K franchise has a reputation for its high standards, and the series’ latest entry on the PlayStation 4 continues that sequence of slam dunks by towering over its PlayStation 3 counterpart. Not content with a mere visual upgrade, NBA 2K14 on Sony’s next generation system plays a totally...
Laying the Smackdown
An orphan of THQ’s unfortunate demise at the beginning of this year, the WWE videogame license was quickly snapped up by 2K, and while its role appears to have been limited to simply overseeing WWE 2K14’s completion, the final product is the most comprehensive wrestling package yet. As the 30th anniversary of WrestleMania...
It may not have the global appeal of a game like Killzone: Shadow Fall, but NBA 2K14 could put up a pretty stern challenge against the first-person shooter for the best PlayStation 4 presentation crown. This brand new trailer – using footage from Sony’s next generation system with variable camera angles – is absolutely stunning. Plus,...
While throwing hoops on PS3 is perfectly enjoyable, it never comes close to bettering the real thing. Publisher 2K Sports seems to understand that, hence its decision to bundle a genuine basketball with the Dynasty Edition of NBA 2K13. The brightly coloured Spalding ball boasts some fairly appropriate street artwork and the NBA 2K13...
Man, we always wanted to play cel-shaded basket ball
And now we've got the chance. As part of a new multi-faceted DLC pack for NBA 2K12, the publisher's chucking in a cel-shaded game mode set in the heart of New York's Times Square just for the fun of it. The $10 DLC pack will also include 150 of the NBA's all-time greatest players, new mini-games,...
Here's how to enter
2K Sports is well-known for running big money contests for its games: the Major League Baseball perfect game recently awarded $1,000,000 to Brian Kingrey, and although the the prize fund for NBA 2K12 isn't quite so fat the winner could still walk off with a big chunk of change. 2K Sports, GameStop and Virgin Gaming are offering...
Grapple with the greats
We're just a few weeks away from NBA 2K12, but if you want a taste of the new improvements awaiting in this year's instalment there's a demo available on the PlayStation Store to help you out. In a replay of the 2011 NBA Finals, the demo pitches Miami Heat against the Dallas Mavericks and shows off some of the new features...
Shoots a three-pointer
We loved NBA 2K11 on PlayStation 3, but the Move controls left a little to be desired: no Navigation support and some shaky shot recognition took away some of the game's shine. Now 2K Sports is preparing to unleash NBA 2K12 and it's promising overhauled controls. For one thing, the game now features pointer support, allowing...
Top Spin 4 has landed and made quite an impact, but had it arrived with this advertising campaign from 2K its reception might have been very different. The advert puts a Move controller into the hands of tennis star Serena Williams, wearing an outfit that can only be described as "not regulation tennis whites". It appears the...
Ubisoft has a ball
There's a trio of new Move games on European shelves this week, with Ubisoft bringing a pair of titles and 2K Sports also contributing. Let's take a look at what's available to buy now. Top Spin 4: The first dedicated tennis game for PlayStation Move, Top Spin 4 boasts some of the sport's biggest names, past and present, as well...
The battle for tennis supremacy on Move is heating up, as 2K Sports has shown off the new online World Tour mode for Top Spin 4. Players will be able to take part in week-long seasons that will challenge them to enter and win tournaments each day, with the world's top players announced on a Sunday and experience bonuses dished out...
North America only
Challenger for the crown of "top tennis title on Move", Top Spin 4 wants you to make up your own mind with a new Move-enabled demo available on the PlayStation Store in North America only. The demo puts you in a tie break match at the US Open, with some of the world's top tennis players available to choose from. You'll...
Make it your way
2K Sports games are known for their immersive career modes; NBA 2K11 featured a highly acclaimed My Player mode, and upcoming tennis title Top Spin 4 is looking to do the same on a different kind of court. You'll start off a rookie, earning experience points and winning new fans as you progress through a range of tournaments,...
Agassi comes to life
Next month you can take Move to the court with Top Spin 4, 2K Sports' latest update in its long-running tennis series that's set to include some of the greatest players of the game. Bjorn Borg, Boris Becker, Pete Sampras and more all feature in the trailer below, but the real focus is the pre-order bonus version of Andre Agassi...
Developer diary hits the 'net, too
At the moment, Move owners eager for a game of tennis only really have the option of Racket Sports, which is only slightly preferable to cutting off your own arm with a credit card. Soon they'll be spoilt for choice, with Sega's Virtua Tennis 4 hitting the court later this year, and 2K Sports' flagship Top Spin 4...
Yes! YES! Seriously: get in! 2K Sports has slapped a release date on upcoming tennis title, Top Spin 4, stating that the game will release March 15th in the US. But that's not all that's got us excited; the game's PlayStation 3 boxart also comes with a PlayStation Move readily plastered all over it. This is basically our idea of heaven. The news comes via Top Spin's Facebook page, though we're..
Stop us if you've heard this one before: 2K Sports plan to get involved in the upcoming motion control revolution
It would make sense to be honest, their baseball game in particularly would really benefit from the extended interactions offered by the Playstation Move. 2K Sport's VP of marketing Jason Argent recently told TheAListDaily to "stay tuned" for what the company have to offer..
Building up to the release of NBA 2K10 in October, 2K Games will release a $5 PSN release in NBA 2K10 Draft Combine that lets players build a character and take part in a series of mini-games to improve their stats
Naturally, these players can then be imported into the final game when it releases in two months time. It'll be interesting how some...
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