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Posts from the ‘Video Game Prospectus’ Category

13
Feb

Stop Everything You’re Doing And Check Out The ‘Space Jam’ Mod For NBA 2K14

Holy shit.

Oh my god.

NBA 2K14 with a “Space Jam” mod, so you can play as the Monstars or Michael Jordan and the Tune Squad?

YES, YES, YES, YES AND YES.

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26
Dec

Watch this guy beat Tony Hawk Pro Skater in 4 minuets

Watch some “dude” absolutely annihilate this game by taking advantage of some obscure, glitchy loopholes. How one comes across such a specific, secret path to advance through the game is beyond our comprehension. Maybe that’s why we never found all the S-K-A-T-E letters at that airport level.

24
Sep

EA Sports guy says ‘It’s in the game’ for kid

We need to get this guy together with the NBA Jam “He’s on fire!” guy and have them replace Joe Buck and Troy Aikman.

3
Sep

END OF THE GOD DAMN WORLD: Xbox One Will Revolutionize Fantasy Football

“This will be the first time that Xbox and the NFL can bring you a live broadcast and a real-time fantasy experience.” That’s right, your team will be tracked live alongside the game you’re watching — on the same screen. No more searching through channels for your guys. No more switching back an forth between your phone, laptop, and TV. No more, ya know, doing stuff anymore. Sure, the device doesn’t drop until halfway through the 2013 season, but it’s not about now, it’s about the future…

A future where you spend all your money on Xbox One ($500), NFL Redzone ($50 on top of your cable package), and the buy-in for your fantasy league ($50) — and never leave your home.

The voice command switching between game and TV are worth it, though. Better still, you’ll be able to continue to track your players as you race through Laguna Seca or scoop up an enemy needler or, hell, play Madden 25. Sounds like a lot of info, but by November humans will have evolved to process data much faster. To see what it will look like continue reading after the break. Read more »

16
Aug

The SEC, Pac 12, And Big Ten End Deals With EA Sports

The writing has been on the wall for some time that this would happen. Personally I’m happy that this is happening. Student athletes might as well be a synonym for slave. They put in all the work, but reap none of the benefits.

So now EA Sports has a problem. A bunch of random players shaped exactly like real players playing some football in unnamed conferences against other teams in the same unknown conference. It might be time to pull the plug.

8
Jul

EA Sports: Aaron Hernandez Being Removed From Video Games

Aaron Hernandez has not yet been convicted of any crime, but that hasn’t stopped endorsers and other companies from cutting ties with him. The latest to scrub Hernandez from existence is video game juggernaut EA Sports.

On Monday, an EA Sports spokesperson told CBSSports.com that the former New England Patriots tight end is being removed from NCAA Football 14 and will not be featured in Madden NFL 25, the latest edition of the popular NFL video game series. The news came after the following photo began making the rounds on Twitter (via @LiterallyLowe), which shows Hernandez being unlocked as a reward in NCAA Football 14.

“We made a decision to remove Aaron Hernandez from Madden NFL 25 and NCAA Football 14,” the spokesperson said. “Because NCAA Football 14 was finalized prior to our decision, Hernandez’ image still appears in the Nike Skills Trainer. However, he is not in the game, and anyone who unlocks that particular Nike Skills Trainer reward will receive an Alex Smith Ultimate Team player item instead. The image of Hernandez will be removed via a Title Update in the near future.”

Alex Smith instead of Hernandez? Ouch. Well, I guess that wouldn’t be so bad if we’re talking college.

Hernandez being dropped from video games is just the latest example showing how his image continues to crumble. First his jerseys were removed from online Pro shops, then sponsors dropped him, then the Patriots offered a free jersey exchange, and now EA Sports. Does that mean games that still feature Hernandez have become the latest eBay collector’s item? Based on what we saw last week with his jerseys, that wouldn’t be a surprise.

5
Jul

Golden State Warrior Kent Bazemore Records Motion Capture Bench Celebrations for NBA 2K14

For a rookie that played 4.4 minutes a game, Kent Bazemore couldn’t have had a better season. He established himself as the best cheerleader in the league from the Warriors bench. He was relentless. No one celebrated more plays, no one stood up in anticipation more, no one touched his variety of moves. There were YouTube videos solely devoted to his bench antics.

Yesterday, he was rewarded with his own motion capture session at 2K Sports, the game developer that produces NBA 2K14. Finally the virtual NBA bench will have bench celebrations the audience will buy into. It’s too bad LeBron is on the cover this year, because Kent Bazemore on the box art would really show 2K’s commitment to new celebration technology.

Bazemore is set to become the first player in video game history whose player rating goes down after he takes the court. Let’s hope he doesn’t work too hard on his game this offseason, so we can see his cheerleading go to the next level in 2K15.

19
Jun

Derrick Rose’s NBA 2K14 Cover

This is what happens when you give people photoshop.

18
Jun

NBA Live 14 Is Back

NBA Live has been a disaster for the past two years. Things have been so bad that EA has failed to even produce a game. Once again they are back and are showing off some impressive footage. Who know’s if the game will be any good, or even be released, but so far it looks promising.

18
Jun

NCAA Football 14 Demo Teams Announced

According to Kotaku’s Owen Good, the NCAA Football 14 demo will feature the following teams.

  • Alabama vs. Virginia Tech
  • Oregon vs. Texas A&M
  • Ohio State vs. Michigan

By sharing the demo to your friends, you qualify for some Ultimate Team mode card packs.

Revealed last week, it will feature full games with 3 minute quarters, Skills Trainer mode and the new coordinator camera angle.