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  • 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 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 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...

  • 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 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 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 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...

  • News NBA 2K21 Steps Out of the Neighborhood and into the City

    Massively multiplayer hoopin'

    Looks like the closest thing you’re going to get to PlayStation Home on the PlayStation 5 is, well, NBA 2K21. For those of you who don’t follow the basketball franchise, its MyPlayer career mode effectively allows you to take your avatar online and shoot hoops with the game’s community. In previous PlayStation 4...

  • News NBA 2K21 Shows First PS5 Gameplay, Teases More Information

    A true next-gen upgrade

    Here’s your first look at NBA 2K21 gameplay running on the PlayStation 5 ahead of the console’s launch next month. In this footage we get a glimpse at a new camera angle inspired by the 2020 NBA Bubble, which brings you closer to the court than ever before. It takes a couple of seconds to load the game, meaning there’s...

  • News NBA 2K21 Pledges Unskippable Ad Error Won't Reoccur

    A bust

    Update: 2K Sports has responded to the unskippable ads that appeared in NBA 2K21 over the weekend, explaining that they were part of an NBA 2KTV presentation but weren't supposed to show during loading sequences. The publisher's full statement is embedded below: All forgiven? Original Story: If it's not EA, it's publisher 2K causing...

  • News NBA 2K21 Throws Down Season Two in MyTEAM

    The next is now

    If you’re playing MyTEAM in NBA 2K21, then you may be eager to learn that Season 2 has just launched. This is 2K Sports’ non-paid adaptation of Fortnite’s Battle Pass format, where you complete challenges to earn XP in order to unlock new rewards. The grand prize is a Pink Diamond Blake Griffin, although you’ll unlock tons of...

  • News PS5 Controller Will Convey Player Fatigue in NBA 2K21

    All fuelled up and ready to go

    NBA 2K21 is being built from the ground-up for the PlayStation 5, and its next-gen reveal trailer demonstrated as much. That means new mechanics and features, and gameplay director Mike Wang has been talking up the new title on the PlayStation Blog. His post goes into obscene degrees of detail, discussing improvements...

  • News NBA 2K21 on PS4 Is a Great Looking Game, But This PS5 Comparison Is Insane

    A generational jump

    If you’d have asked us yesterday, we’d have told you that NBA 2K21 on the PlayStation 4 is a great looking game. Seriously, it’s one of the better-looking sports games on current-gen consoles, rivalling MLB The Show 20 with realistic player models, broadcast-style presentation flourishes, and reasonably reactive sidelines...

  • News This Is How NBA 2K21 Looks on PS5

    🔥

    2K Sports has released the first footage of NBA 2K21 gameplay, running on the PlayStation 5. While this is a heavily edited trailer showing cinematic camera angles, it’s a clear jump compared to the current-gen version. For starts, the character models are wildly detailed, with Steph Curry in particular looking photo-realistic here. Here's a...

  • News NBA 2K21 Added to PS5 Launch Lineup, First Screenshot

    Slam dunk

    The current NBA season may finally be on the cusp of its conclusion when the LA Lakers take on the Miami Heat later today, but basketball fans still have plenty to look forward to with the release of NBA 2K21 on the PlayStation 5 later this year. While it won’t come as a massive surprise, 2K Sports has confirmed the title will Euro-step...

  • News NBA 2K21 Community Rocked by Modded PS4 Controllers

    Mean green machine

    NBA 2K21’s controversial new shot aiming mechanic was supposed to increase the skill gap of the wildly popular basketball simulation, but wily players appear to have figured out a workaround to ensure they hit coveted green shots every single time: modded DualShock 4 controllers. A round of videos shared online show how some...

  • News NBA 2K21 Patch Tinkers with Fiddly Shot Controls Once More

    Greenin'

    It doesn’t take a genius to understand what developer Visual Concepts is trying to do with NBA 2K21’s new shot meter, but we’re worried the veteran studio has forgotten that millions of casual players enjoy the basketball simulation every year. The company seems so obsessed with creating a skill gap for the professionals on YouTube...

  • News NBA 2K21 Shooting Difficulty Toned Down with Hotfix

    Available now

    Update: (7th September): The NBA 2K21 shooting hotfix has been released as promised, reducing the difficulty on Rookie, Pro, and All-Star. Gameplay in the Neighborhood and higher difficulties has been left untouched. Have you noticed any improvement to your game? Update (5th September): 2K Sports has been listening to feedback...

  • News NBA 2K21 Patch Steals an Enormous 26GB

    In the bucket

    If you’re buying NBA 2K21 on Blu-ray then be prepared to set aside some time and hard-drive space for the basketball simulation’s day one patch, as it weighs in at an ankle breaking 26.3GB on the PlayStation 4. While you’ll be able to play the game without it installed, you won’t be able to play online or download the latest...

  • News NBA 2K21 Soaks Up the Sun with New Beach Neighborhood

    Baller's beach

    An enormous part of NBA 2K’s longevity for many fans is the PlayStation Home-esque virtual world that you can hang out in named the Neighborhood, and for NBA 2K21 it’ll be getting a fresh, seaside look. The 2K Beach will play host to all of the usual activities you’ve come to expect from the series, albeit in a sunshine setting...

  • News NBA 2K21 Player Ratings Will Not Be Adjusted Until PS5

    Court cold

    NBA 2K21 is scheduled to release on the PlayStation 4 on 4th September, but there’s a dilemma for 2K Sports: the current season has only just reached the playoff stages, with the next season not scheduled to begin until December. The franchise has, historically, released prior to the opening tip of a new season, but coronavirus has...

  • News NBA 2K21 Demo Out on PS4 Now, Features MyPLAYER Builder

    Buzzer beater

    Update: NBA 2K21's demo is out globally now on the PlayStation Store, weighing in at 30GB. It allows you to test out four teams, including the Bucks and Clippers, as well as the All-Time Lakers and Celtics. You'll also be able to try out the MyPLAYER Builder, with "unique customisations that put you in control of your player's NBA...

  • News PS Plus Subscribers to Get Free NBA 2K21 Packs Every Month

    Stock up

    PlayStation Plus subscribers will receive three free NBA 2K21 Promo Packs every month for the next 10 months, as Sony continues to add value to its service with game-specific promotions. GTA Online players will know that the platform holder already issues GTA$1 million every month, and this seems like a similar deal from sister publisher 2K...

  • News Stormzy Is the Star of NBA 2K21's Gameplay Trailer

    Heavy is the head

    NBA 2K21 has debuted some brand new current-gen gameplay, with UK grime superstar Stormzy providing the backing music. The clip mostly focuses on cinematic shots of some of the league’s biggest names, although it is interspersed with real PlayStation 4 gameplay footage, revealing what appears to be a new shot meter. “With...

  • News PS5 Games Could Cost $10 More Than PS4

    NBA 2K21 publisher comments on $69.99 price point

    Update: We asked 2K Sports whether NBA 2K21's increased price point would set a new precedent for the publisher's titles on the PlayStation 5. Here's its response: "2K’s suggested retail prices for its games are meant to represent the value being offered," an NBA 2K spokesperson said. "With nearly...

  • News Zion Williamson Fronts NBA 2K21 on PS5, Damian Lillard on PS4

    Third cover still to be revealed

    Update: As expected, Zion Williamson has been announced as the cover star for NBA 2K21 on PlayStation 5. "His game seems built for the next-generation of NBA superstar; fittingly, a perfect choice to usher in the next-generation of sports gaming with NBA 2K21 on PS5," publisher 2K Sports announced. “Being on the...

  • News NBA 2K21 Reveals Just How Much Sweat PS5 Can Render

    It's a lot

    You know damn well this is a next-gen NBA 2K21 trailer, because it’s got Zion Williamson bouncing a ball and sweating more than… No, we could have made a crude joke, but we’re not going to go there. The game’s due out this year on PlayStation 5.

  • Deal NBA 2K20 Is a Slam Dunk at £3.99 on PS Store

    The last dance

    Looking for a top-notch sports game to keep you occupied during lockdown? NBA 2K20 is a snip at just £3.99 on the European PlayStation Store right now. The series may have its issues with microtransactions, but for less than an Uber ride you’ll get a full-length story campaign, a robust Franchise mode, and the best playin’...

  • News Play NBA 2K20 for the Opportunity to Buy Exclusive Nike Shoes

    Teenage kicks

    NBA 2K20 is adding a new mode to celebrate the start of the new basketball season, and it’s teamed up with Nike to release an exclusive line of sneakers designed specifically for gamers. MyPLAYER Nation will see you take your solo build online, competing for your favourite team alongside other fans. You’ll be able to play through...

  • News NBA 2K20 Fans in Frenzy as Title Gets Off to Shaky Start

    Pick and damage control

    It’s by far the best basketball game in town, but 2K Sports has flown far too close to the hoop with NBA 2K20, and fans are calling for public firings following the release of the simulation last week. Tempers frayed a few weeks ago, when a trailer for the title’s MyTeam mode – essentially Ultimate Team with more New...

  • News Controversial NBA 2K20 Trailer Prompts Internal PEGI Review

    It's a basketball game, apparently

    2K Sports' flagship basketball sim franchise is renowned for its flagrant use of microtransactions and gambling-esque mechanics, but NBA 2K20 could be the straw that broke the camel's back. While the latest entry is looking to up the ante in all areas, from character creation all the way through to Hollywood...

  • News NBA 2K20's MyPlayer Builder Looks More In-Depth Than Ever Before

    Character building

    2K Sports may not have much competition in the basketball simulation arena, but you could never accuse the developer of taking its foot off the gas – even if it does continue to find increasingly nefarious ways to monetise its games. Hot on the heels of NBA 2K20’s campaign announcement, the developer has lifted the lid on its...

  • News Idris Elba, Rosario Dawson Star in NBA 2K20's Story Mode

    When the lights are brightest

    The trend of sports games packing high-budget story modes seems to be slowly fading away, but NBA 2K20 is doubling down. This year’s basketball simulation will feature a full-length cinematic campaign starring Hollywood names like Idris Elba and Rosario Dawson. The mode – entitled When the Lights Are Brightest –...

  • News NBA 2K20 Euro Steps Up in Gameplay Trailer

    Welcome to the next

    Crikey, the NBA 2K20 hype machine is at full-speed – publisher 2K Sports has even taken to renaming release date 6th September as ‘2K Day’. No, really. Anyway, here’s your first look at gameplay from the upcoming sequel, with power forward Anthony Davis showcasing his new LA Lakers threads and number one draft pick Zion...

  • News All-Star Anthony Davis to Front NBA 2K20 This September

    Dwayne Wade on Legend Edition

    All-star centre Anthony Davis looks set to join the Los Angeles Lakers during this off-season, in what’s shaping up to be a big season for the Olympic gold medallist. The three-time All-NBA First Team and three-time All NBA Defensive Team will front NBA 2K20 for the first time since star-studded NBA 2K16 cover...

  • News NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 Has Too Many Twos in Its Title

    TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME

    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...

  • News NBA 2K18 Slam Dunks 10 Million Units Worldwide

    Backboard breaker

    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,”...