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  • Blog Post: NBA 2K11 Servers Shutting Down

    Normally shutting down the servers for an older sports title wouldn't be a big deal, but Visual Concepts' turning out the online lights on NBA 2K11 in mid-November might stoke the ire of fans. Given that the new title NBA 2K12 hasn't been out a full month yet, we're sure there are still... More
  • Blog Post: L.A Noire Tops May NPD Charts

    Rockstar's pedigree shines through again as Team Bondi's detective game tops the software sales charts for the month of May. Last month's best performing game, Mortal Kombat, clung to a position at the bottom of the top five, while last month's second place game, Portal 2, proved to have... More
  • Blog Post: NBA Renews Multi-Publisher Licensing Deal

    While we all wait to see which pair of teams make the NBA finals, the league has already endorsed two off-the-court foes. The NBA has renewed its contracts with both 2K Sports and EA Sports for future basketball titles. No terms of the deal were given, but in the league's press release, it does mention... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon Rules March 2011 NPDs

    We've got the latest video game sales report from NPD, and in news that should surprise very few people, the Nintendo DS and the newly-launching Pokémon White and Black are the top sellers from March 2011. According to NPD, if they were listing sales based on individual SKUs, Pokémon... More
  • Blog Post: NBA 2K11 Slam Dunks Nearly Four Million In Sales

    2K Sports and Visual Concepts found a new recipe for raking in cash money: Build around the greatest basketball player of all time, and have your rival bow out of the competition early. With Michael Jordan gracing the cover of NBA 2K11 and EA Sports canning the NBA Elite disaster , 2K reports its latest... More
  • Blog Post: NPD: NBA 2K11, New Vegas Lead In October Software Sales

    The most recent NPD report is among us revealing October's top 10 software sales across all platforms with NBA 2K11 and Fallout: New Vegas in first and second place. Check out the rankings below: Top 10 Games (New Physical Retail only; across all platforms incl. PC) 1. NBA 2K11 (360, PS3, PS2, PSP... More
  • Blog Post: NBA 2K11 Adds 3D Support On PS3

    2K Sports and developer Visual Concepts are getting on the PS3's 3D bandwagon with a retail re-release of the game and a free patch in 2011. A new PS3 retail release of the game featuring 3D functionality will be available only at Best Buy on November 16. Although you can play this version in normal... More
  • Blog Post: Jordan Flies, Snoop Dogg Rhymes In NBA 2K11 Teaser

    The hype surrounding NBA 2K11 continues to build. The star feature? The Jordan Challenge mode that allows gamers to take the court with the likes of Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Isaiah Thomas, and Mr. Combat Basketball himself, Bill Laimbeer. Check out this high flying trailer that features... More
  • Blog Post: Visual Concepts Lays Off 30 Employees Amid Restructuring

    Just as NBA 2K11 is gearing up for another title defense against upstart NBA Elite, its development studio has lost a significant number of employees to layoffs. "In order to properly align its resources with its current and future goals, and to continue to develop games as efficiently as possible... More
  • Blog Post: Get Your Not-So-Game-Worn Michael Jordan Avatar Jersey!

    GameStop and 2K Sports are running a deal where anyone who pre-orders the upcoming NBA 2K11 will get a free Michael Jordan avatar jersey. The deal covers both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, and Xbox 360 owners will get a red, road Bulls jersey, while PS3 fans get the white, home Bulls jersey. The... More
  • Blog Post: NBA 2K11 Soundtrack Revealed

    The game, which comes out October 5, features Snoop Dogg performing the "NBA 2K Theme," as well as the Chicago Bulls' theme song – "Sirius" by The Alan Parsons Project. Here is the complete track list for NBA 2K11: 1. Snoop Dogg - NBA 2K Theme 2. Big Boi - Shutterbug 3.... More
  • Blog Post: NBA 2K11 Will Let You Be Just Like Mike

    Michael Jordan...wasn't he that old guy who once played for the Washington Wizards? If this is the first thing that springs to mind when you think of Michael Jordan, well shame on you for starters, and secondly, NBA 2K 11's new Jordan Challenge will educate you on some of the greatest moments... More
  • Blog Post: Will LeBron & The Heat Take On Jordan in NBA 2K11?

    The Decision has been decided, and now we wait... We won't get to see how LeBron, Chris Bosh, Dwayne Wade, and the Heat's cast of extras meshes on the court for a while, but 2K Sports has released a screenshot of LeBron from NBA 2K11 with his new team. With so many roster and offseason decisions... More
  • Blog Post: Jordan Sticks Tongue Out At Competition In NBA 2K11 Box Art

    When the tongue came out, opposing players knew Michael Jordan was about to dip into his bag of tricks. Whether he drove to the hole, rained down a three, or faded into his patented, championship-winning jumper, they had little chance of stopping him. To commemorate His Airness and perhaps pat themselves... More
  • Blog Post: Sly Collection And Other 3D Titles Announced

    At Sony's press briefing this afternoon, CEO Kaz Hirai led the 3D presentation saying that within the next year, the PlayStation 3 will push gaming to a new level as the "undisputed leader in 3D." He said PlayStation 3 will do for 3D gaming what Avatar did for 3D movies. Hirai told the... More
  • Blog Post: Is This Man Changing NBA 2K11?

    2K Sports has sent along some photos of Snoop Dogg in a mo-cap suit for NBA 2K11. But does he belong in the game? Developer Visual Concepts NBA 2K series has always prided itself on trying to deliver a sim experience. Now with news that Snoop Dogg is going to be in the game – courtesy of some mo... More
  • Blog Post: Update: Michael Jordan Named NBA 2K11 Cover Athlete

    Update: Turns out the rumors are true. Today, a CNBC article confirmed that Air Jordan will appear as the cover athlete for NBA 2K11. "We’ve made a lot of progress over the past 10 years, but we know we have the best NBA video game ever made here,” 2K Sports vice president of marketing... More
  • Blog Post: NBA 2K10 Sells Over 2M Worldwide

    Visual Concepts' NBA 2K franchise remains on top of the b-ball mountain. Today the developer boasts that the latest installment in the series has sold over two million copies around the world. As if selling a boat-load of your video game wasn't good enough news, NBA 2K10 has done it faster than... More
  • Blog Post: Mike Wang Leaves EA Sports, Returns To NBA 2K Franchise

    Producer Rob Jones, lead feature designer Erick Boenisch, Visual Concepts president Greg Thomas, and senior gameplay designer Mike Wang discuss his return to the team, cop to 2K10’s online issues, and tease changes hoops fans can expect in NBA 2K11. Let’s go back in time a minute. How did... More
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