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Video Games / Feb 13, 2012 / 2:30 pm

The 33 Best Dime Magazine Covers In NBA 2K12

NBA 2K12

Back when NBA 2K12 dropped earlier this fall, those of you who are heavy into the My Player mode probably stumbled across a nice little tidbit in the game: If you’re good enough, you might just get the cover of Dime Magazine. Dope right? Well after that dropped, we started collecting all of the cover pictures people were tweeting to us and came up with a crazy photo gallery. Read More »

Video Games / Dec 12, 2011 / 1:30 pm

NBA 2K12’s ‘Legends Showcase’ Hits Hard With Replay Value

Legends Showcase

Pistol Pete better be unbeatable. He better be out there throwing in wild hook shots from behind the backboard, and tossing in scoop shots from the three-point line. For all of the eccentric stuff the Pistol did in the NBA, he’ll always be remembered more appropriately for his college theatrics, and the trick shots he mastered so completely (Remember all of those old H-O-R-S-E TV programs). Upon playing the “Legends Showcase” for the first time, and jumping immediately into H-O-R-S-E, I thought Pete Maravich needed to come correct. If the 2K developers didn’t arm him with justice, there would’ve been Hell to pay. Thankfully, the Pistol was at his gun-slinging best. Read More »

Video Games / Nov 21, 2011 / 2:00 pm

‘Legends Showcase’ Puts A Bow On Top Of NBA 2K12

Michael Jordan

The driving force behind NBA 2K12 was that it allowed you to determine, once and for all, the greatest player of all time. Now, with the downloadable content add-on “Legends Showcase,” you have 45 new NBA greats to choose from, and this time, the battle is going down in the center of Times Square.

I got a chance to get a sneak peak of the “Legends Showcase” add-on from our friends at Access Communications, and I came away feeling as though I could play these new modes for hours. Read More »

NBA, Video Games / Nov 17, 2011 / 11:00 am

The Miami Heat & LeBron James: Kings Of The Video Game World

NBA 2K12

Is this the year for Miami’s redemption? The year LeBron turns it all around and rids himself of those evil demons? We may never know for sure. But at least in the video game world, 2011-12 is all about South Beach and LeBron James. Without the real NBA, I simulated a season to see what would happen. Of course, gamers know with stuff like this, there are always oddities (How did Antawn Jamison make an All-NBA Team? Or Dirk an All-Defensive Team?). But they seem to get the majority of stuff right. If we’re relying on NBA 2K12, then this year would’ve been all LeBron’s. Read More »

Video Games / Nov 3, 2011 / 12:30 pm

NBA 2K12 Adding 45 New All-Time Players In ‘Legends Showcase’

Legends Showcase

NBA 2K12 won’t stop with just a few basketball legends. They’re going all out this holiday season, giving us everyone from George Mikan to Jamal Mashburn. It was recently announced that 2K would be offering a special mode – called the “Legends Showcase” – for download at some point soon where gamers would have the chance to hit the blacktop in Times Square and play one-on-one, H-O-R-S-E, 21 and any other number of games like two-on-two teammate challenges against some of the best the NBA has ever seen. We knew that. Now we also know what players will be in the add-on. If you didn’t think you would be purchasing the “Legends Showcase,” this might change your mind. Read More »

Smack / Oct 27, 2011 / 12:00 am

Lockout Talks Heat Up; J.R. Smith Is Promising Nightly Triple-Doubles

J.R. Smith

Well… we’re getting there. A source who was briefed by the owners and players told CBSSports.com that significant movement has been made toward finalizing a new CBA. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports tweeted that two sources – one on the ownership side and one on the union side – both with direct knowledge of the proposals, were encouraged by the latest movement. One reason for the rumored progress could be that the owners have dropped their insistence on the 50/50 split on the BRI (Basketball Related Income). The BRI has been blamed for talks breaking apart week after week. Is it just us or is this sounding like an NBC sitcom more and more each week? Better yet, the modern Odd Couple with David Stern and Billy HunterRead More »

Video Games / Oct 20, 2011 / 2:00 pm

NBA 2K12 To Release Holiday Special “Legends Showcase”

Julius Erving

Have you had enough of Wilt, Russell, Bird & Jordan? What am I saying? That’s impossible. They’ve helped make NBA 2K12 arguably the greatest basketball video game ever. As I’m sure most of you are deep into the Legends mode on 2K12, new downloadable content will soon be available for the first time ever that’ll enhance all of that even more. It’s called the “Legends Showcase” and it’s scheduled to be released this holiday season. It’ll feature all new content set in New York City’s iconic Time Square with a new, cell-shaded art style. Read More »

Smack / Oct 19, 2011 / 12:00 am

Kevin Garnett Slows Lockout Talks; Andrea Bargnani To Italy

Kevin Garnett

You can thank Kevin Garnett for the lockout. No, he isn’t playing the same role he did in the last one when his newly-minted $126 million contract was seen as the albatross that the owners needed to kill and never allow to come back from the dead. Now he’s in another mode: old veteran looking for one more big pay day. From that angle, it’s cool that he came to NYC and pointed a finger at the owners and at his fellow players. No more concessions, he told his guys over and over. Things got nasty in the meetings – as they’re bound to do with someone like KG – and then progress was halted. In some cases, things went backwards. Read More »

Smack / Oct 5, 2011 / 12:07 am

NBA Lockout Talks Reach A Breaking Point; Andrei Kirilenko Is Going Home

Paul Pierce

There’s nothing else to say at this point, other than if they don’t get this deal done by Monday, David Stern and the rest of the NBA will start canceling games. The two sides met for four hours yesterday for what was deemed an enormously important negotiation day by pretty much everyone involved, and yet they came out of it still very much apart. The meetings basically ended when the owners low-balled the players with an offer of 47 percent of the basketball related income, down from the 57 percent in the previous CBA, and still much lower than the player’s offer of 53 percent … Read More »

Video Games / Oct 4, 2011 / 1:00 pm

The Wait Is Over: NBA 2K12 Is Here

Michael Jordan

It’s official. The wait is over. No, not that wait. We may not be getting real NBA action anytime soon, but at least NBA 2K12 is doing their best to fill the time. And with their game looking extra crisp this year, it’s almost as if we’re playing the real thing.

NBA 2K12, the top-selling and top-rated NBA video game simulation franchise from 2K Sports, is now available for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation3 computer entertainment system, the Wiiâ„¢ system from Nintendo, PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, PSP (PlayStationPortable) system, and Windows PC. Read More »