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Style - Kicks and Gear, Video Games / Sep 17, 2014 / 7:00 pm

NBA 2K15 Introduces Revolutionary Face-Scanning For “My Career”

NBA 2K15

NBA 2K15 allows users to scan their face into the game to be used on create-a-players via XBOX One or PS4 cameras. Instead of using the old customization system – which is still available, by the way – to conjure a created player that looks somewhat like them, 2K15 gamers will actually be in the game – or at least the next best thing to it. Read More »

Video, Video Games / Sep 16, 2014 / 12:30 pm

New NBA 2K15 Trailer “The Land” Features Revamped Cavs Starting Lineup Intros

LeBron James

The colossal NBA 2K franchise is launching NBA 2K15 in less than a month (Oct. 7) after an offseason that included a usually bereft Cavs franchise landing LeBron James and Kevin Love. In 2K’s new trailer for the game, “The Land,” we get a sneak peek at the refurbished starting lineup introductions for the Cavs featuring ‘Bron, Love, recent FIBA World Cup MVP, Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters and Anderson Varejao. Cavs fans rejoice. Read More »

Video, Video Games / Sep 12, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Epic New NBA 2K15 Trailer, “What If,” Will Melt Your Mind With MyTEAM Mode

Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Larry Bird

Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Larry Bird (photo. 2K YouTube)

“What if I had stayed in LA?” Shaquille O’Neal intones at the beginning of the new NBA 2K15 trailer: “What If?” What if you were put in charge of curating the greatest basketball team ever assembled? The MyTEAM mode in the newest offering from NBA 2K lets you act as the puppeteer of NBA history. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Video Games / Sep 11, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Projecting The Top-20 Rated Players In NBA 2K15

Kevin Durant NBA 2K15

With the release of basketball gaming king NBA 2K15 less than a month away, we project the ratings for the game’s top-20 players. Note that these rankings were gleaned from considering the final player ratings of 2K14 and simple player analysis, factoring in progression and regression. No exclusive knowledge nor personal bias was used in compiling them, either. Our projected rating follows the player’s name, with the difference between his final rating in last year’s game and our projection noted in parentheses. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Video Games / Sep 9, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Video: Shaq & Ernie Are Always Watching In The New NBA 2K15 Trailer

Shaq, Ernie Johnson

In the first extended trailer for NBA 2K15, the ID and Superego of TNT’s “Inside the NBA,” Shaquille O’Neal and Ernie Johnson, lend their personas to the game. Shaq even famously blurts the title of the trailer, “YAKKEM!” They’re also in the follow-up, joining a gamer as he plays with a more svelte Shaq during his days with the Orlando Magic. Read More »

Video Games / Sep 9, 2014 / 10:15 am

Kevin Durant Receives A 95 Rating In NBA 2K15

Kevin Durant NBA 2K15

It’s unfair to expect the NBA MVP, Kevin Durant to capture that ever-elusive NBA Finals MVP. Perhaps some basketball fans thought KD’s electric 2013-14 campaign would match LeBron James, who won both the regular season and Finals MVP in the two years prior. Still, like LeBron in NBA 2K14, KD is the NBA 2K15 cover athlete, and now we know his rating, one of just four players who will be in the 90s after 2K Sports redid their ranking system. Read More »

Twitter, Video Games / Sep 8, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Joel Embiid Sends Twitter Direct Message To Try And Improve His NBA 2K15 Rating

Joel Embiid

Incoming Sixers rookie Joel Embiid has become something of a darling on Twitter, courting celebrity crushes AND NBA free agents while providing impromptu news fodder to those of us who can get a little stir crazy in the offseason. But now he’s using Twitter for an entirely different reason: improving the skills of his NBA 2K15 avatar. Read More »

Video Games / Sep 5, 2014 / 11:15 am

Improvements In NBA 2K15 MyGM Mode Sound Incredible

Kevin Durant NBA2K15 Cover

The MyGM Mode was introduced in NBA 2K14 last year. As the virtual general manager of a team, you were asked to build a relationship with your owner, manage your coaching staff, and oversee the development of your players. Because it was the first year the mode was included in the game, there were some kinks that needed to be worked out. Based on what we’re hearing about the new MyGM Mode in NBA 2K15, it appears the developers have figured it out. Read More »

Video, Video Games / Sep 2, 2014 / 2:30 pm

NBA Live 15 Trailer “Visuals” Shows Off Game’s Insane Attention To Detail

NBA Live 15 (photo. EA Sports YouTube)

NBA Live 15 (photo. EA Sports YouTube)

There’s a new trailer for EA Sports’ NBA Live 15. “Visuals” shows off the game’s stunning realism, highlighting specific player facial reactions, celebrations, and signature moves in addition to crazy atmospheric detail. Read More »

Twitter, Video Games / Aug 27, 2014 / 11:45 am

Joel Embiid On Why Shabazz Napier Gets Dunked On By LeBron In NBA 2K15 Trailer

Joel Embiid

2K Sports released an extended trailer for NBA 2K15 this week. In it, Miami Heat rookie guard Shabazz Napier is featured prominently towards the end when he’s on the receiving end of a slam dunk from LeBron James. Sixers rookie Joel Embiid took to Twitter last night and explained why. Read More »