Tag: Nba 2k

  • 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,”...