Tagged: NBA

In a trailer released today, EA has confirmed that the next instalment in their highly successful basketball franchise NBA Live 18 will include the WNBA. For those who aren’t knowledgeable on the subject of the NBA, the WNBA is the female version. Watch the trailer below: The video also confirms that there will be a free demo for the game in August. While we wait for that to land, we can entertain ourselves by sitting back to watch the internet fanboys get all offended over the prospect of women daring to be included in a videogame (and for the record, we … Read More »

If we were to think of a quality arcade basketball game, the chances are our answers would all be the same. NBA Jam. A dominate force during the 16-bit era and one that has since been left relatively untouched in favour of more realistic incarnations of the sport. The zany, over the top, ballistic chaos that came with NBA Jam offered not only a unique 2v2 basketball experience, but more importantly it was extremely fun and addictive. Two decades later and we’re treated to a new title that aims to replicate such madness in the guise of NBA Playgrounds from Sabre … Read More »

Independent Developer Saber Interactive has just announced that it’s officially licensed 2-on-2 basketball game NBA Playgrounds will be coming to Xbox One on the 9th May. This homage to the much revered NBA Jam lets you take to the court as both current superstars and legends such as Allen Iverson, LeBron James, Steph Curry and Shaquille O’Neal, (here’s hoping for the inclusion of a Shaq-Fu shaped Easter Egg!!!). NBA Playgrounds gameplay looks impressive, the Xbox One giving the series a polished feel without taking away from the arcade style and frenzied pace that made the original NBA Jam so enjoyable to play. Featuring … Read More »

NBA Playgrounds is a game that is sure to pique the interest of fans of previous NBA Arcade style games such as NBA Street and NBA Jam. The title is officially licensed by the NBA, this means that every single current NBA team is featured in some capacity. On top of that the title having official licensing rights means that players can expect to take control of their favourite current players and hall of famers alike with players such as Stephen Curry, Allen Iverson & Shaquile O’Neil all being playable. All players in the game can be leveled up, granting access … Read More »

Fellow Xbox Live Gold members! Don’t forget that this weekend sees NBA 2k16 become free to play for all of those with a Gold subscription. The games free availability was confirmed by Microsoft in a post on their official Xbox news site earlier this week. With the NBA Playoffs heating up, it’s the perfect time to play some virtual ball. We’re excited to announce that all Xbox Live Gold members can try the critically acclaimed NBA 2K16 for free this entire upcoming weekend with Xbox Live Gold’s Free Play Days. Running from 12 PM PT Thursday, May 26 through 11:59 … Read More »

When it comes to NBA all-stars, they don’t come much bigger than Kobe Bryant. The 6’6” LA Lakers player – the Michael Jordan of his day – will be bowing out today, but his legacy is far from over. It was announced today that the latest NBA game from 2K will feature Bryant on the front cover of NBA 2K17 Legend Edition. This special edition will essentially act as the video game celebration of Kobe’s career, with Kobe-themed memorabilia and tons of digital content designed to ensure his fans can still enjoy his legacy despite his retirement. Speaking about the … Read More »

EA have announced that Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook will appear on the cover of NBA Live 16. Westbrook is a fan favourite and one of the most explosive and versatile players in the NBA. Westbrook is a four time NBA All-Star and in 2015 was named NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player. He also won a gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics and the 2010 FIBA World Championships. EA SPORTS VP of Marketing Anthony Stevenson said “NBA LIVE 16 is all about self-expression, and who better embodies that than Westbrook, both on and off the court? … Read More »

Here’s your Deals with Gold for this week, folks, available on games and add-ons in the Xbox Games Store. Discounts available now through 8th June 2015. Xbox One      Content Title Content Type Discount % NBA 2K15 Xbox One Game 50% NBA 2K15 Promo Bundle Xbox One Game 50% NBA 2K15 – 200,000 VC Add-On 60% NBA 2K15 – 35,000 VC Add-On 40% NBA 2K15 – 75,000 VC Add-On 50% Risk Xbox One Game 50% Trivial Pursuit LIVE! Xbox One Game 50% Shape Up Xbox One Game 50% Shape Up Gold Edition Xbox One Game 40% Monopoly Family Fun Pack Xbox One Game 50% Costume Quest 2 Xbox One Game 60% Metro 2033 Redux* … Read More »

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