Tag: 2k Sports

  • News NBA 2K23 Retires a Bunch of MyPlayer Badges in Upgraded Builds System

    No longer a Hot Zone Hunter

    NBA 2K23 will do away with a number of fan favourite MyPlayer Badges, as 2K Sports looks to refine and streamline builds on new-gen consoles. Old faithfuls like Hot Zone Hunter, Bullet Passer, and Chef will be retired in favour of revised Badges that now feed into a tiered system. This format will force you to be more...

  • News NBA 2K23 Teases PS5 Gameplay with First Look Trailer

    Bench buzz

    The full NBA 2K23 gameplay details will dribble into a Courtside Report next week, but here’s your first look at the PS5 version of the basketball sim – in cinematic format, of course. We can infer a few things from this: it looks like some players have brand new face scans, while there appears to be a new half-time show. The benches...

  • News Phoenix Suns Shooting Guard Devin Booker Is NBA 2K23's Cover Star

    God rays

    Now all of the various Collector’s Editions have been announced, 2K Sports has revealed NBA 2K23’s traditional cover star: Phoenix Suns shooting guard and NBA All-Star Devin Booker. He’ll front both the standard physical release for both PS5 and PS4, as well as the cross-gen Digital Deluxe Edition, which grants you access to both of...

  • News NBA 2K23 Celebrates the WNBA for a Second Year with Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird Cover

    Exclusive to GameStop

    As was the case last year, NBA 2K23 will have a GameStop exclusive WNBA Edition, with Phoenix Mercury’s Diana Taurasi and Seattle Storm’s Sue Bird on the cover. This unique version of the game will represent an alternative to the Michael Jordan options announced yesterday, and will presumably complement an updated version...

  • News NBA 2K23 Leads with Michael Jordan Edition on PS5, PS4

    Answer the call on 9th September

    Here we go, then: the NBA 2K23 marketing cycle is officially underway. 2K Sports has announced that global icon and six-time NBA World Champion Michael Jordan will headline the game’s two special editions on PS5 and PS4: the Michael Jordan Edition and the Championship Edition. The press release teases: “For the...

  • News NBA 2K23 Release Date and Cover Athletes Teased by 2K Sports

    Euro stepping your way

    It’s hardly a huge surprise, but 2K Sports is starting the hype cycle for NBA 2K23. On the basketball simulation’s official Twitter page, it told fans to “get ready” as the publisher “reveals our cover stars, release gameplay first looks, and more”. It’s one of those posts that you can like for future updates,...

  • Review WWE 2K22 (PS5) - A Return to Form for 2K's Wrestling Franchise

    Head of the table

    WWE 2K22 is a better game than WWE 2K20. There, that's the headline. For a variety of reasons 2K20 was released in such a disastrous state that we called it "a comedy horror title" in our review at the time. Surely taking stock of just how much the WWE license is worth to them, 2K and beleaguered developer Visual Concepts made the...

  • News WWE 2K22's MyGM Mode Could Be Crack for Wrestling Fans

    Create rivalries that increase your ratings

    Admittedly, this author’s knowledge of wrestling games isn’t as sharp as other genres, but as we understand it, General Manager modes have been popular in past WWE titles. WWE 2K22 will bring the feature back in the form of MyGM, which looks and sounds similar to NBA 2K22’s headline MyNBA mode...

  • News WWE 2K22 Tangles with PS5, PS4 from 11th March

    Rey Mysterio is the cover star, as rumoured

    WWE 2K22 will “hit different” on PlayStation 5 and PS4, when it launches on 11th March. That’s according to publisher 2K Sports, which delayed this title out of last year’s holiday season in order to avoid another scenario like WWE 2K20. The publisher promises that the redesigned gameplay engine...

  • News NBA 2K22 Is on a Quest for Greatness in PS5, PS4's Season 4

    Launching on 14th January

    Basketball sim NBA 2K22’s seasonal structure continues, with Season 4’s Quest for Greatness, headlined by superstars Dwayne Wade and Candace Park. Getting underway from 14th January, you’ll find new content across all of the games main modes, including MyCareer and MyTeam. For example, the City will introduce a batch...

  • News NBA 2K22 Is on a Quest for Greatness in PS5, PS4's Season 4

    Launching on 14th January

    Basketball sim NBA 2K22’s seasonal structure continues, with Season 4’s Quest for Greatness, headlined by superstars Dwayne Wade and Candace Park. Getting underway from 14th January, you’ll find new content across all of the games main modes, including MyCareer and MyTeam. For example, the City will introduce a batch...

  • News NBA 2K22's Season 3 Update Adds New Modes, Music, and Festive Spirit

    Blue balls

    While most seasonal updates settle for a handful of new cosmetics, 2K Sports has already proven that it’s going to take things to the extreme with NBA 2K22. Therefore it’s no surprise that the basketball sim’s latest update includes new modes, music, and much, much more. Iced Out is already available now, and is meaty to say the...

  • News WWE 2K22 Looks Like It Could Be a Smackdown on PS5, PS4

    MyGM returns

    More news was promised for January 2022, but as 2K Sports admits, it simply couldn’t keep quiet any longer. Here’s the headline: WWE 2K22 looks like it could actually deliver, after years of dreadful wrestling games. This is definitely a teaser trailer, with more information to follow next year, but it should be enough to have fans...

  • News NBA 2K22 Adds New Quests, Content in Build Your Empire Season Refresh

    We go again

    Unbelievably, it’s been six weeks since NBA 2K22 released, which means it’s time to Build Your Empire. The second season of content for 2K Sports’ basketball sim is out now, and such is the structure of the release, it brings with it an absolute bunch of new stuff. The highlights in MyCareer are a golden trike and skeleton outfit,...

  • Review PGA Tour 2K21 (PS4) - Sim Will Suit Golf Fans to a Tee

    Green screen

    Republished on Wednesday 29th September 2021: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of October's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. If you’re the type of person who prefers their country parks to have 18 holes, then you’ll no doubt be familiar with The Golf Club series...

  • Review NBA 2K22 (PS5) - Basketball Sim Is At Its Best on the Court

    That's a rap

    For as much as fans complain about annual sports games playing the same, NBA 2K22 genuinely does feel dramatically different. A complete rewrite to the defensive gameplay means no longer can you ghost past 7-foot interior beasts like they’re made of paper, as you’ll have to actually work to engineer open looks and lanes to the...

  • News Like a Good Neighbour, Jake from State Farm Is in NBA 2K22

    Full face scan and everything

    Like a good neighbour, State Farm is there – including in NBA 2K22. The American insurance firm is a huge advertiser during primetime sports events in the United States, including the NFL and NBA, so it’s perhaps no surprise to see 2K Sports sign a partnership with the organisation and inject some ads within the...

  • Site News NBA 2K22 PS5, PS4 Review - Where Is It?

    It's coming, a'ight

    We’ve already published our Tales of Arise PS5 review and Life Is Strange: True Colors PS5 review, so you may be wondering where our NBA 2K22 review is. This one is going to take a little while, we’re afraid: that’s because due to the online nature of the release we only received review code until about an hour before...

  • News NBA 2K22 Is an Ankle Breaking 109GB on PS5, 100GB on PS4

    Larger than life

    Make some space, because NBA 2K22 is enormous on both PlayStation 5 and PS4 – just like its predecessors, we suppose. On the next-gen console, you’re looking at an eye-watering 108.897GB, with the last-gen version not far behind at 99.137GB. That’s a scary file size, so if you have purchased it from the PS Store, you’ll...

  • News NBA 2K22's Franchise Mode Focuses on Staff and Training

    Deeper than ever

    Madden NFL 22 made some pretty big improvements to its Franchise mode this year, but when you see what 2K Sports is doing with MyNBA on the PlayStation 5, it serves as a reminder of just how far behind the American football franchise is. While EA Sports added offensive and defensive coordinators, NBA 2K22 will allow you to assign up...

  • News NBA 2K22's Career Mode Is Now Essentially an Open World RPG on PS5

    Take on quests, become a star

    We reported on the new City in the PlayStation 5 version of NBA 2K22 earlier today, but now we have the full Courtside Report, which digs into all the details. The main takeaway is that the new Career mode is basically an open world RPG, as opposed to a Telltale-style story with a few games of basketball in between...

  • News NBA 2K22 Brings Bicycle Races, Rapping to PS5's City

    There's some basketball, too

    Update: You can find out more about NBA 2K22's updated City in this article, which explains how it's effectively becoming an open world RPG this year. Original Story: The long-awaited trailer for NBA 2K22’s new City has finally

  • News NBA 2K22's MyTeam Iterates on Controversial Card Collecting Mode

    Holographics! Grading! Drafts! More!

    Look, we get that the gacha element is exorbitantly expensive, but 2K Sports is generally quite generous with its card collecting modes. NBA 2K21 allowed you to assemble a pretty deadly squad without spending a cent, and while we can’t say for sure that NBA 2K22 will be the same, the very nature of basketball...

  • News NBA 2K22 Puts the Spotlight on Defense in Full Gameplay Breakdown

    Rejection

    NBA 2K22 will be slightly faster than its predecessor, according to an enormous blog post delving into its headline gameplay improvements. The enormous rundown discusses how you can expect “faster” dribbling with “much tighter control”, but the emphasis is mostly on defense. 2K Sports states that the “shot contest and blocking...

  • News NBA 2K22 PS5 Gameplay Trailer Throws It Down

    Put a dunk on it

    Well, then – here’s your first look at NBA 2K22 “gameplay”. We put that in quotes not necessarily to be snarky, but to note that it’s not technically gameplay at all. Alright, there’s no doubt this is captured using PlayStation 5 footage, but all of the fancy camera angles aren’t really representative of what you’ll...

  • News NBA 2K22 Fleshes Out WNBA Mode, But It's Still Next-Gen Only

    Make connections with the league's biggest stars

    NBA 2K22 will add some meat to the bones of its WNBA mode The W this year, offering more variety during off-days – including the ability to train with some of the league’s biggest stars. You’ll be able to hook up with the likes of Candace Parker, A’ja Wilson, and Nneka Ogwumike in a variety of...

  • News NBA 2K22 Adding Go-Karts for the Most Dedicated Ballers

    A MyCareer reward for reaching Level 40

    Well, well, well. 2K Sports had promised we’d get our first glimpse at NBA 2K22’s Seasons this week, and here’s the information drop. As previously announced, the publisher will be adding Battle Pass-esque content to MyCareer and The W this year, in addition to MyTeam. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem...

  • News 2K Sports Taking NBA 2K22 Marketing to the Buzzer on PS5, PS4

    Buzzer beater

    Aside from player ratings and an initial information drop, 2K Sports is operating on an unprecedentedly short marketing cycle for NBA 2K22. In fact, following the news of WWE 2K22’s delay, many fans felt Visual Concepts’ basketball sim would be next in line. Perhaps in an attempt to allay fears,

  • News WWE 2K22 Stashes the Spandex and Steroids Until March 2022

    Delaying the smackdown

    WWE 2K22 has been delayed until March 2022, as 2K Sports battles to get the wrestling series back on track. The annual series took a year off in 2020 after the disastrous WWE 2K20, and has now been delayed out of its traditional holiday slot. In a press release, the publisher said that the title has been “redefined from the...

  • News NBA 2K22 Screenshots Drive to the Hoop as Ratings Roll Out

    It's over 90

    NBA 2K22 has reached the point in its promotional cycle when social media mangers squeeze every last ounce of interest out of player ratings. Frankly, we’re not all that fussed about these arbitrary scores – we know they affect gameplay, obviously – but fans go gaga over their favourites being ranked, and it’s an opportunity to...

  • News NBA 2K22 to Stay Fresh with Evolving PS5, PS4 Soundtrack

    New songs every season

    The worst thing about sports games are the repetitive soundtracks that really being to grate after a couple of months – or hours, in the case of Madden NFL 21. NBA 2K22 will seek to solve this problem by introducing a constantly evolving soundtrack, where new songs will be added on the first Friday of each season. “NBA 2K...

  • News NBA 2K22 Drills Down New PS5, PS4 Features

    The City! Seasons! MyTeam Drafts! Hip-hop businesses?

    It’s all on the line in the NBA today, as the Bucks play for a ring and the Suns try to take this series to a decider. Arguably even more exciting is the first Courtside Report on NBA 2K22, which teases the first batch of features. As was the case last year, both the PlayStation 5 and PS4...

  • News Tune Squad Joins NBA 2K21 to Celebrate Space Jam: A New Legacy

    Do you believe you can fly?

    Space Jam: A New Legacy may not be the slam dunk 90s kids had been hoping for, but you’ll be able to assemble your own version of the Tune Squad in NBA 2K21 as part of new season, Out of This World. New packs in MyTeam will give you the opportunity to pull special LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, and Klay...

  • News Dallas Mavericks Superstar Luka Dončić Fronts NBA 2K22

    Slam dunk

    Well, it was inevitable really, but Dallas Mavericks’ versatile guard Luka Dončić is the star of NBA 2K22, fronting the Standard Edition and its Cross-Gen Digital Bundle. As that sentence already implies, there are no free PS4 to PS5 upgrades here – just like FIFA 22 and Madden NFL 22 – so you’ll need to purchase a pricier bundle...

  • Review WWE 2K Battlegrounds - Rubbish Wrestling and Microtransactions Galore

    World Wrestling Spendertainment

    Republished on Wednesday 30th June 2021: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of July's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Honestly, there's something sinister about WWE 2K Battlegrounds. And no, we don't mean Bray Wyatt's creepy mask, or the grotesque...

  • News Rep Your Favourite Basketball Teams in PGA Tour 2K21

    In the Knicks of time

    We suppose PGA Tour 2K21 and NBA 2K21 were always destined to crossover at some point, and we suspect this may just be the beginning: you can now represent your favourite basketball team in 2K Sports’ flagship golf simulation, ahead of the playoffs. Whether it’s the New York Knicks (whey) or the Brooklyn Nets (boo),...

  • News NBA 2K21 Goes Full Throttle with MyTeam Season 7

    Pedal to the metal

    As the NBA season stretches towards its conclusion in real-life – let’s go, Knicks! – NBA 2K21 is getting gassed with its Season 7 update in MyTeam: Full Throttle. As has been the case all year long, there are 40 tiers of rewards to complete here, culminating in a Dark Matter Vince Carter. You’ll be able to kick things off...

  • News Those Paul George PS5 Sneakers Are Coming to NBA 2K21 As Well As Real Life

    PG 5 PlayStation 5 colorway available IRL and in-game

    Earlier this week, we caught wind of a new collaboration between PlayStation, Nike, and NBA baller Paul George. A brand new set of basketball shoes will be available to purchase soon, inspired by the design of Sony's PS5 console. They look pretty neat, with a similar colour scheme to the curvy...

  • News WWE 2K22 Hits Different on PlayStation This Year

    Wrestling returns

    After the desperately poor WWE 2K20, publisher 2K Sports made the unprecedented move to take a year away from wrestling. The series will return this year, however, with WWE 2K22 – announced during WrestleMania overnight. Specific details are still, of course, forthcoming – but here’s a first look at Rey Mysterio in action...

  • Soapbox PGA Tour 2K21 Has Quietly Become One of PS4's Best Sports Games

    Hole in one

    2K Sports’ recent acquisition of HB Studios encouraged me to revisit PGA Tour 2K21 this week, a game which I liked a lot when I reviewed it last year but felt was still one iteration away from excellence. To be honest, I’ve been blown away by many of the improvements made, and while there are still obvious weak areas, I think the...

  • News Not Even PGA Tour 2K21 Can Escape Fortnite's Influence

    Sink the putt or get cut

    PGA Tour 2K21 is adding a brand new way to play – and Battle Royale fans will be familiar with the format. Multiplayer mode Divot Derby will see 20 players teeing off at the same time, but you’ll all be trying to beat each other to the cup. “Time is of the essence and the pressure is on, as players fight to the finish...

  • News 2K Sports Inks Long-Term Deal with Tiger Woods, Acquires HB Studios

    Golf clap

    2K Sports had indicated that it was very happy with the performance of PGA Tour 2K21, and so it’s unsurprising that it’s decided to double down on its efforts with the series. The publisher has announced today that it’s signed a long-term deal with Tiger Woods and has acquired The Golf Club

  • News PGA Tour 2K21 Swings Much Smoother with 60 Frames-Per-Second

    Clean on the green

    A clean swing is crucial if you’re going to dominate the green, and PGA Tour 2K21 just got a little smoother as part of a post-release update. The game now runs at 60 frames-per-second, and while we haven’t been able to test the performance on a standard PlayStation 4 or PS4 Pro, we can confirm that it’s transformative on...

  • News It's the Age of Heroes in NBA 2K21's New Season

    Superhero slamdunks

    NBA 2K21 has laced up a new pair of Dunks for its fifth season of MyTeam content: Age of Heroes. As is always the case for the basketball game, you can look forward to an all-new ladder of content to unlock, as well as brand new challenges and rewards. The biggest addition are the new Hero-themed cards: you’ll start out with a...

  • News NBA 2K21's PS5 Price Hike Hasn't Hurt the Series' Sales

    But the jury's still out

    You may recall NBA 2K21 being the first title to officially announce a next-gen price tax. While other publishers like Sony have since followed suit, 2K Sports was the first publisher to mention the $69.99 price point, which is looking like it’s already established itself. And in the case of the basketball simulation, it...

  • News PGA Tour 2K21 Makes the Fairway with Over 2 Million Sales

    In regulation

    2K Sports has been looking to bolster its output of sports simulations of late, and it’s hinted that PGA Tour 2K21 has paved the pathway for its entry into golf. The game has sold a very respectable two million units to date, and Take-Two bigwig Strauss Zelnick hinted that his company is “just getting started” with the series...

  • News NBA 2K21 Makes Kevin Durant-Esque Comeback with Season 4, The Return

    Brooklyn boys

    Kevin Durant’s comeback from his Achilles injury may be the big story of the NBA so far this season, but for us New York Knicks fans it’s all about Taj Gibson. Unsurprisingly, however, NBA 2K21 has opted to make KD the face of its latest MyTeam season, which all starts with a Free Agency card inspired by the Brooklyn Nets small...

  • News Not Even PGA Tour 2K21 Can Escape the Battle Pass

    Clubhouse Pass launches alongside Detroit Golf Club

    PGA Tour 2K21 is getting a major update this week, with Season 1 of the Clubhouse Pass. Scheduled to run through 3rd March 2021, you’ll be able to work your way through 75 levels of gear, in-game currency, and cosmetic items. Seems like there’s some really wacky stuff on offer here, but...

  • Review NBA 2K21 (PS5) - An Ambitious Effort That Excels on the Court

    Green release

    Sports games go hand-in-hand with console launches like LeBron James and retweets. Except this hasn’t been an ordinary year at all: the basketball season only just concluded after being played in an empty gym in front of virtual crowds and NBA 2K21 is the only sports simulation available on the PlayStation 5 for now. That will change...

  • News NBA 2K21 on PS5 Needs a Minimum 150GB of That Precious SSD

    According to the back of the box

    One of the biggest problems PlayStation 5 faces is an internal SSD with a limited amount of storage space. Sure, it allows for super fast loading, but it won't take long to fill up the 667GB you have access to. If you plan on playing PS5 games like NBA 2K21, for instance, you won't get too far. One such fan has...