Posts Tagged ‘NBA 2k14’

NBA 2K14 Releases Next-Gen Trailer

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — I am old, I get that. But the advantage that accompanies age is experience, and with experience comes perspective — you remember the “old days,” and compare and contrast. So for instance, I can remember when the PlayStation 2 came out a million years ago (OK, in 2000). I had no money, but I saw commercials and videos and photos in magazines showing how incredible the graphics were going to be, and I knew I was going to do whatever I had to do to scrape together enough disposable income and get my hands on a PS2.

Eventually I got that PS2, and in turn I eventually upgraded to the PS3, a device I love and use daily. But this winter the PlayStation 4 drops, along with the Xbox One, the latest and greatest consoles in the home entertainment industry. I’ve been considering making the upgrade, but wanted to wait and see what some of my favorite games will look like on the next-generation consoles.

Welp, today 2K Sports dropped a preview of what NBA 2K14 will look like on the PlayStation 4. According to 2K, this trailer, the “‘NBA 2K14 Next-Gen: OMG Trailer,’ showcases an extended look at actual PlayStation 4 gameplay that will power this year’s title. ‘This Moment’ is set to Phil Collins’ classic track ‘In The Air Tonight,’ which is part of the NBA 2K14 soundtrack curated by cover athlete LeBron James. The trailer also includes in-game action from NBA superstars including NBA 2K14 cover athlete LeBron James, Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Anthony Davis — all rendered digitally in high definition from the upcoming 2K14 next gen engine, and performing dunks, dribbles and signature moves.”

Watch it, and you’ll see. It’s…it’s…well, see for yourself. I guess I better start saving up now.

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NBA 2K14 Trailer Drops

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — At this point, video games are treated like movies. They can cost as much money as a movie, they can make as much money as a movie, and we spend way more time playing some games than we do watching a 90-minute flick. So it only makes sense that before a video game drops, these days we first see a trailer, a preview.

We knew LeBron James was covering NBA 2K14, and we knew the Euroleague teams would be involved, but yesterday 2K Sports released the first real trailer of game action. The game itself drops October 4…
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Trend Alert: Bazemoring

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Part of the fun in watching the Golden State Warriors turn up during the postseason was watching their bench, where players like Kent Bazemore showed their team spirit by getting up off the bench and celebrating whenever something good happened. They provided motivation for their teammates and gave fans a focal point, as well.

For instance, below is a Vine I posted from a game during Golden State’s first round upset of the Denver Nuggets. Watch Kent Bazemore and Draymond Green celebrate a make by Steph Curry a dunk by Harrison Barnes.
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Well, leave it to the folks at 2K Sports to realize that if they wanted their game, NBA2K14, to be as realistic as possible, they needed to get Bazemore into their high tech studios and get to work doing some motion capturing…of his celebrations.
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NBA 2K14 To Include 14 Euroleague Teams

The upcoming edition of the NBA 2K video game series will include 14 Euroleague teams, according to a press release from Euroleague basketball.

Here’s a full list of the teams:

  • Alba Berlin
  • FC Barcelona
  • Real Madrid
  • CSKA Moscow
  • EA7 Emporio Armani Milano
  • Montepaschi Siena
  • Fenerbahçe Ülker Istanbul
  • Anadolu Efes Istanbul
  • Olympiacos Piraeus
  • Panathinaikos Athens
  • Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
  • Zalgiris Kaunas
  • Unicaja Málaga
  • Laboral Kutxa Vitoria

This news, in addition to the NBA’s announcement earlier last week of regular season games being played in Mexico City and London next year, signals the continuing globalization of the NBA brand. NBA 2K14 should also allow unprecedented exposure for the 14 Euroleague teams.

NBA 2K14 hits the shelves on October 1.

LeBron James Covers NBA 2K14

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It’s always a big deal to find out who will cover your favorite sports video game. Just a few years ago, the NBA 2K series shocked everyone by announcing Michael Jordan would make the front, giving themselves a tough act to follow. Last year’s game, NBA 2K13, featured a trio of Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose, as well as an executive producing role from Jay-Z.

How do you top all that? You get the King.

2K sports announced yesterday that LeBron James will make his video game cover debut on NBA 2K14. “My friends, family, and fans all know how much I love NBA 2K,” LeBron said in a press release. “I remember, as a kid, getting so excited for the game to come out and see who was on the cover and it’s amazing to be a part of this great tradition. I love partnerships and opportunities that connect me directly with fans. I know from my own experience and now watching my own kids, NBA 2K is among the coolest and purest ways for fans to connect to the NBA. I love being a part of it.”

2K announced there is also a “King James Bonus Pack,” for fans who preorder for the Xbox 360 or PS3, which features: 10,000 Virtual Currency to get a jump start on the competition; Extra content for the new Path to Greatness mode (details yet to come on that); LeBron James unlocked in Blacktop Mode; The all new LeBron James Signature Skill available for your MyPlayer.

NBA 2K14 drops October 1, 2013, in North America, and October 4, 2013, internationally.

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