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  • Blog Post: Is NBA 2K16 One Of The Top 50 Games Of 2015?

    After years of great promise and stellar action hamstrung by poor servers, 2015 is the year the NBA 2K series finally rounded out its game. The amount of content available in this title is staggering. Hoops fans can play one-off games online, build a dynasty in MyGM, play an online league in MyLeague... More
  • Blog Post: Five Things NBA 2K16 Does Right That Every Sports Game Should Emulate

    This week 2K Sports gave gamers the first great sports title of the console generation, NBA 2K16 ( read our review here ). As with any high-water mark in a game genre, other developers have a tendency to emulate the success story. Over the last few generations we’ve seen great ideas such as online... More
  • Blog Post: NBA 2K16 Wish List

    Last year NBA 2K15 would have been our sports game of the year, but legacy issues like horrible servers once again undermined an otherwise outstanding game. If developer Visual Concepts can shore up these weaknesses and add some new wrinkles to the game's many modes, we wouldn't be surprised... More
  • Blog Post: NBA 2K15 Frustrations: MyCareer Won’t Let Me Craft The Player I Want

    NBA 2K's MyCareer mode is my favorite destination. I revel in creating my own player and weaving his story as an up-and-comer; slowly making a name for himself and eventually rising to prominence. The story aspects still have a way to go, but there's plenty of potential. I like that this mode... More
  • Blog Post: Eight Tips For Building A Contender In NBA 2K15’s MyGM Mode

    Landing a big three and putting your franchise on autopilot isn't going to yield the results you're looking for in NBA 2K15's MyGM mode. With scouting, training, finances, and contract extensions to worry about, even heavy simmers have several plates they must keep spinning to drive their... More
  • Blog Post: NBA 2K15 Wish List

    Most sports game developers phone in the next-gen debuts, but not Visual Concepts. Instead, NBA 2K14 featured two completely rebuilt modes, the story driven MyCareer and reimagined Association mode, which is now dubbed MyGM. With new game modes comes new problems, however, so we put this laundry list... More
  • Blog Post: 2011 Sports Game Of The Year Awards

    As is to be expected at this juncture in the console cycle, most of the development teams working on sports games are in their comfort zone, making subtle tweaks to pre-existing foundations rather than making wholesale changes or introducing big idea innovations. This was reflected in our reviews, as... More
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