The lights are on
Today is October 2, which means two things to NBA fans. One, training camp officially starts for teams around the league. Two, NBA 2K13 hits store shelves. So where is our review?
I've played the game a great deal of hours over the past two weeks, but given the online debacle from last year's launch we wanted to test the retail version before we made a final judgment on the game. In doing so, we encountered a connectivity issue that could cripple the game if it's pervasive.
After every game in the offline Association mode, the game interacts with a server to tally the Virtual Currency you earn. In my experience, when this occurs I receive a server error that prevents the game from rewarding me VC and kicks me back into the main menu without saving my progress.
Obviously, a game-crippling bug would drastically alter my opinion of the game, so before we post my review we're waiting to determine whether this is an non-pervasive issue that can be corrected server side or if this is a more egregious bug that renders the mode unplayable. We've reached out to Visual Concepts for comment, and we'll follow up when they respond.
For those of you who have already picked up the game, have you encountered this bug as well? Please share your experiences in the comments.
UPDATE: Visual Concepts has resolved the issue and you can read our review here.
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idk why i dnt like nba sport games i like nhl, footbal and my favorite is soccer but i cant get into the nba games or baseball games
Haven't touched any modes except My Career. Only bug I encountered was the plays not highlighting what to do even though I turned on Run Plays and put Play Vision to Full.
executive producer of 2k13...DONT CARE. sure wish i could play it, well if gamestop hires me, ill for sure buy it asap.
Ouch, hopefully it'll get fixed soon.
Well that sounds extremely annoying.
I played Offline Association all last night and didn't have any issues at all. The only bug I've seen is in one game I played the scoreboard disappeared and never came back.
I'd review it with the bug and give it a 3
I have yet to have this and I played it for 4 hours yesterday in My Career.