Wednesday, February 22, 2017 – Blog Comments
SHAKYR on February 22, 2017 at 03:19 AM.
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 – Blog Comments
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Saturday, February 18, 2017 – Blog Comments
KingV2k3 on February 18, 2017 at 07:40 PM.
I'm not sure why the customs aren't working for you, but the generics also don't work too bad, either...

Going to start a new CFM an implement a couple minor changes...

RTP is going to 50 / 50 for the time being and am also going to try to revisit the RBK gameplay slider...

Hum @ 45 / CPU @ 55
kennypowers88 on February 18, 2017 at 07:13 PM.
Well I got a game and it played very well, but haven't had any success getting custom playbooks to work. The game keeps showing an error. I've followed the directions I saw, but get an error every time. I'll give custom playbooks a shot.
Hulk2489 on February 18, 2017 at 02:44 PM.
Do you mind if I pick your brain on how you created that Magazine cover? Like what software and or application? It looks great!
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 – Blog Comments
KingV2k3 on February 15, 2017 at 04:41 PM.
I also decided to DL, based on Trojan Man's impressions via PM and his post in Josh's thread...doesn't seem to require any set adjustment, just boosts CPU run / fixed CPU punts / smoothed out OL & DL interaction, etc...

I hope to have some more concrete impressions after a few played games, though this upcoming weekend...
kennypowers88 on February 15, 2017 at 03:25 PM.
Well, I was able to try All Madden with the new set, and had some decent games with CFM fatigue at 50. It seemed like All Madden amplified the 75 fatigue setting. I never even got to try custom playbooks.

But I've decided to download the patch after reading the notes and impressions. I was curious what you decided King, and whether you had any initial thoughts. I still haven't had time to try it out myself.
RandallB21 on February 15, 2017 at 02:13 PM.
That first massive drop = death
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 – Blog Comments
Turbojugend on February 14, 2017 at 07:01 PM.
Cool, thanks!
mike24forever on February 14, 2017 at 06:15 PM.
Great review.
Sunday, February 12, 2017 – Blog Comments
mcdowell31 on February 12, 2017 at 08:54 PM.
I agree with your presentation idea. I just got off of Madden and the league news screen is a couple light years ahead of NBA2K. It definitely has a web-page, business-like look and appeal. Clear head and shoulder pictures of the players and pundits; no "clown" headshots like 2K has of someone's dog or some nonsense pose. I get a real sense that I'm looking at NFL.com. 2K is more like Twitter gossip; less offical; even worse there is consistently 3 people tweeting about one game, and the other two tweets might cover something else. I remember 2K6, and maybe 2K7, having a summary paragraph about the games played on the in-game "internet". I'd like seeing something more professional similar to Madden.
Saturday, February 11, 2017 – Blog Comments
mcdowell31 on February 11, 2017 at 06:26 PM.
"Just imagine if there were an add on for NBA 2K. A college basketball add on that could be bundled with the NBA series, perhaps at a discount if purchased together. It would be promoting two products at once, and could lead to people buying two games rather than one, just because of the bundle." ---MHAMMER113

An "app" or a "mod" perhaps? I've often thought this as well. Looking over at the Skyrim RPG community, that game remains fresh with their user created mods. Obviously that model does not work for NBA 2K, but as you're saying, if 2K distributed a company-made-mod there would be less work than a stand-alone game, which would be bigger on the bottom line business-wise. Thereafter, an updated mod might be issued 2-3 years later.

"Use the NBA 2K engine and tailor it for the college game. Literally copy and paste CH2K8's legacy mode." ---Junior Moe

Again, I've wondered why companies don't plagiarize their own work. Slightly off-topic: I think 2K could have a viable football product today if they'd listened to the OS community and produced an updated NFL 2K5. Instead they outsmarted themselves and went off-course with the Football 2K8 single season model (I liked the demo but wouldn't buy it).

Skyrim has been alive and well on the PC because of an active mod community. Recently there is a resurgence with the Skyrim remaster edition introducing some new fans to the game for the first time, and bringing new features to old fans as the mod community comes to consoles.

Sport video games should be taking note of this, and either update classics to Xbox One and PS4, or issue mods to emulate the classics. College basketball would do well.
Rip4ever on February 11, 2017 at 05:50 PM.
Don't care, not interested.

But if it gets them to quit screwing up the offline game I am all for it.
testorz on February 11, 2017 at 03:28 AM.
I miss the college football and basketball games and still play the ones I have.
Friday, February 10, 2017 – Blog Comments
ssimpsons3 on February 10, 2017 at 07:21 PM.
I'm all about the 2k eLeague, but yo you speak the truth in the video. The old-school bball gamer is getting fazed out, 5v5 gets no attention anymore. At all. To the extreme where I bet kids don't even play with a single NBA team or NBA player all season. The days of learning players shots and hot zones to be successful is unfortunately a thing of the past.

I never played MYPlayer stuff before 2k14 on PS4. Was always a h2h guy since Dreamcast, but switched because it looked like this is where the game was headed...and it sure was.

Like I said, I'm all about the 2k eLeague, but Im with you, and an old-school guy (33 years old), I wish H2H was the true place where you could show the world your 2k skills, on a professional level.
I would've checked for this if I saw this sooner. I'm dying for a new game.
KingV2k3 on February 10, 2017 at 10:54 AM.
Also, assigning custom O and D books to the CPU really ramps up their competitiveness...

Targeting of standout players on O and increased general effectiveness, overall...
Thursday, February 9, 2017 – Blog Comments
SBF on February 9, 2017 at 10:31 PM.
yeah like that always
NYCDaFuture on February 9, 2017 at 10:06 PM.
For one the servers have to be on point..
KingV2k3 on February 9, 2017 at 06:49 PM.
Hey kp88:

I had my yearly fill of AM nonsense in my CLE CFM and won't be going back...the arbitrariness of the AI on that level just drives me nutz...

I'm just playing out my current CFM w / SF with the posted set "as is" and doubt there'll be any updates or additions...but then again, I thought that before the last go round, so...

kennypowers88 on February 9, 2017 at 01:31 PM.
Hey there King, I'm really like the tweaks overall. I was wondering if you'd tried All Madden yet, or whether you'd tried making other tweaks knowing they may be more cooperative now.

I have noticed a slight uptick in downfield blocking, so I might go back to giving these a try on All Madden.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 – Blog Comments
thescoop on February 7, 2017 at 10:43 AM.
I would love to see this. I even wrote a series about bringing back NCAA Football on my blog. Those ideas in working with and around licensing issue could apply here as well.
Monday, February 6, 2017 – Blog Comments
Junior Moe on February 6, 2017 at 05:21 PM.
Yes. We do need another CH. You brought up a good point sales wise. But I think it suffered because both kind of came off as throw ins. CH is still one of the most complete bball games ever but I don't think I ever saw a commercial for it or or MM, either. That's one thing. I'd see Live and NBA 2K commercials though. The games were hardly marketed and hardcore sims gamer aren't enough to support it alone. Overall, I don't think that the market warrants a new college basketball game every year.

Every few years could work. This works on a couple levels. 1. College games to me just have a longer shelf life. The game and interest in it is not driven by stars. It's about the schools, coaches, atmosphere and March Madness! I still pick up 2k8 from time to time. The graphics and engine are outdated but everything else is as good now as ever. 2. Giving a CH game 2 or 3 years to sit on the market allows it to rack up sales and microtransactions. They could update the gameplay and patch things but that's cheaper than developing and releasing a new game that will sell, at best, a fraction of what the pro game does. It's a win win I think. I imagine it would see a surge of new players after the NBA season during those dead (sports wise) spring and summers months.

Use the NBA 2K engine and tailor it for the college game. Literally copy and paste CH2K8's legacy mode. Naturally include a MYPlayer mode that allows you to continue your journey to the NBA and play online in "parks" or at certain schools. Maybe even MyTeam utilizing the NBAPA during their college days. 100% fictional roster, like 2K has in their MyCareer mode to avoid the likeness stuff. I think that would work. I know I'd be down.
TjJunior on February 6, 2017 at 04:54 AM.
To be honest, I think we're the only ones here that consistently wish for a new boxing game. I'll take FNC backward compatible on xbox one at this point.
Sunday, February 5, 2017 – Blog Comments
tril on February 5, 2017 at 05:15 PM.
Id love to see a new College Hoops game.

I personally think a college 2k game would sell because of the popularity of the NBA series and because of the classic status of CH2k8.

In addition the expanded TV coverage and collegiate sports networks would aid in increased sales.

The only thing that college basketball doesnt have enough of is house hold names. College football does a great job of marketing its stars and programs throughout an entire season. In college hoops stars arent really made or recognized until the NCAA tournament.
MHammer113 on February 5, 2017 at 03:16 PM.
They did, but there is likely going to be a change coming soon since the O'Bannon case had been decided. Just a matter of time and money
RogerDodger on February 5, 2017 at 09:05 AM.
I might be wrong but didn't the NCAA price themselves out of the video game market. The cost of the NCAA license became prohibitive. That and the lawsuits, obviously.
Friday, February 3, 2017 – Blog Comments
wings95 on February 3, 2017 at 10:46 AM.
Looks good to me!
I went ahead an requested access to that page, accepted the league file invite... what next? I'm looking forward to this.
Thursday, February 2, 2017 – Blog Comments
Made both by accident but yea let's get some competition going..
GuwopGeezus on February 2, 2017 at 09:58 AM.
Lol yea man Shump should never complain. I like your idea about practice too. I've been wanting practice to actually mean something so I think what you posted is a great idea.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 – Blog Comments
poloelite on February 1, 2017 at 08:46 PM.
I feel all 3 of your points bruh. All of them will add to more depth and less crazy stuff from happening. I'm a Cavs fan and it makes me mad when Shump complains about his role lol
GuwopGeezus on February 1, 2017 at 03:47 PM.
1) Don't let us know the exact rating of incoming prospects. Makes team building too easy. Depending on how good our scout is we can lower the range of possible ratings (i.e. this prospect will be rated between a 72-75). Also, each player should have a star/bust potential. Like if Anthony Bennett was in the draft class he might come in with a decent rating but his bust potential is 80% meaning he is likely to not improve much from his rookie year or even regress early.

2) Reduce number of player complaints. Your players complain way too frequently. There should be some logic behind it too. If you have a young player he shouldn't be complaining every week about playing behind an established starter/star.

3) Bring back the defining of roles for players. Make it so we can deem somebody the franchise player of the team, a star, a starter, 6th man, rotation player etc. If they agree with their role then cool. If they don't agree with their role then their morale takes a hit for as long as they are assigned to that role. However, they SHOULD NOT COMPLAIN about this role after it's set. As you can tell I'm tired of dealing with player complaints in MyGM lol.
poloelite on February 1, 2017 at 02:13 PM.
1 100% agree with you. I still play CH2k8 so that let's me know a lot of things are possible for sure. I often wonder why they don't revisit older games and what they did right, like The Crib with interactive games.
Monday, January 30, 2017 – Blog Comments
KingV2k3 on January 30, 2017 at 07:59 PM.
Yeah, only you know what those replays reveal...and that's historically been the case when folks have the issue you described...

The AM windows are really tight and the players close on the ball really fast...so you have to recalibrate your perception of who's REALLY open...


Tried IBITB at 49 and really liked it...

CPU run game was more robust / better ball carrier vision / better pass blocking...

The CPU just played better on that setting...

The odd thing is that I didn't notice anything perceptively better with regard to HUM outcome...

Things looked smoother, but my stats were typical...while theirs were improved dramatically...

Will mos def be sticking with that single adjustment for the time being...

MIGHT take a look at the rest when my next season begins, but right now I'm in too deep to risk a rebuild...

That's why I decided to try the single move...it would reveal it's effect quickly...

kennypowers88 on January 30, 2017 at 07:18 PM.
I'll have to see if I can adjust to the new coverage. Perhaps I had a string of bad luck with difficult interceptions. Sometimes I make tight reads based on momentum and body positioning, and that pretty much always seemed to backfire. It might have something to do with those Eagles recievers though haha! Sean Lee also made one of those old school superman picks, but that might be more of a Sean Lee problem than a slider problem.

I'm definitely curious to see what your thoughts are on the IBITB setting as I haven't tried it yet. I also was worried it would boost user running.

I might also try Josh's new settings, but perhaps on All Madden. I remember using the 1 value in older iterations with surprising results, so I'd be interested to see its effect on fatigue.

As always, keep me posted!
tril on January 30, 2017 at 05:54 PM.
feature 2 and 3 that you mentioned are in CH2k8. it would be nice to see that make its way to NBA2k.

one thing I would like to see is an improvement on how injuries and healing are handled. they should have specific rehab for specific injuries instead of just having one option for all injuries.

they should also have DNP- coaches decisions, rest, injury rehab.
KingV2k3 on January 30, 2017 at 03:49 PM.
Well, kp88:

"Upon Further Review" and at the recommendation of Trojan Man (who knows this set inside and out), I've decided to give Josh's IBITB setting (50 / 49) a shot...

I HOPE that it'll result in the CPU running the ball more effectively, without overpowering the already stout HUM run...

It'll also be interesting to see if / how it impacts pass blocking...

We shall see...
Sunday, January 29, 2017 – Blog Comments
KingV2k3 on January 29, 2017 at 03:51 PM.
The CPU INT thing on AM isn't really possible to weed out with the INT slider this year (they're ALL an interdependent mess), so if you like everything else, I just suggest you only pass to players that are WIDE open...

If that means checking down until the back off by over playing the dump offs, then that's what you have to do...

I was able to get a 95.0 plus rating with Cody Kessler on AM, with this set...so it's possible...

You really have to set up your shots though playcalls throughout the game to open the windows...

The run game / screens / crossing routes, etc...

If you play classic "West Coast", you can open up the Vertical...

I'll bet that in the replays, there WAS a better option available...so learn to hit THAT guy...

Since you've been playing my sets for a couple years, you must be more than capable of all of the above...

You just have to recalibrate what you perceive "open" is, relative to AM...

As far as the latest Josh stuff goes:

Those INJ and Fatigue settings in the MM are going to affect block shed (fatigue is tied to that), so it would necessitate a total rebuild of the holding versus mask relationship this set is based on...

I'm deep in Season Three in my current SF CFM, so it's too late in the cycle for that, for me...

kennypowers88 on January 29, 2017 at 03:17 PM.
Hey King,

I've been trying your sliders on All Madden and really like what I see minus one thing: CPU interceptions. They warp to the ball and make insane picks every game. Any ideas here?

I was also wondering if you had tested Josh's new finding and how you thought they impacted your set.
Friday, January 27, 2017 – Blog Comments
Who ready??
Monday, January 23, 2017 – Blog Comments
Retired25Won2K on January 23, 2017 at 09:31 PM.
Any XBOXONE players out there wanna schedule a match???
Retired25Won2K on January 23, 2017 at 12:37 PM.
Any XboxOne Simheads out there???
Retired25Won2K on January 23, 2017 at 09:10 AM.
@ NYCDaFuture - WYA?
Sunday, January 22, 2017 – Blog Comments
KingV2k3 on January 22, 2017 at 06:30 PM.
Thanks for the props, SJH...

I always trust your eye and opinion, with regard to "all things Madden"...

Thanks as well, for the tips on rebooting when moving from one slider set / concept to the next...

Good to know that it's also working "as intended" for Coach Mode...another plus...

Best regards!
StefJoeHalt on January 22, 2017 at 03:16 PM.
So going to post this here and in Josh's thread as well as both sets are extremely close...King u know been jumping around between "out of box" and ur set..now if anyone has been like me and jumping between OOTB or different sets..if u come back to this set You MUST delete profile and also must start game then back out all the way save, and reset Madden from the beginning..if not it appears the set does not take effect until u do this..I was lost until I did this thinking this set lost its touch..but it hasn't this set is easily the best their is..in my eyes..also this set is great for Coach Mode and CPUvCPU..which I'm doing now..also as King has pointed out setting ur scheme and player type to balance helps with making it more difficult..thank you King and Trojan..
Saturday, January 21, 2017 – Blog Comments
Add me as a friend GT NYCDaFuture and a message so I kno yall want a game. Always on https://www.twitch.tv/NYCDaFuture
Let me know how yall like the play
Friday, January 20, 2017 – Blog Comments
KingV2k3 on January 20, 2017 at 11:23 PM.
Yeah, I played with this a bunch on AM in the development phase....VERY difficult at times to generate a consistent HUM pass rush (which can lead to high comp % for CPU QB), but overall, plays well "as is"...
kennypowers88 on January 20, 2017 at 05:07 PM.
So I'm still experimenting with different scheme settings, but wanted to clarify something regarding All Madden. You're saying that I could switch the CFM difficulty to All Madden and not ruin the set (fatigue/block shed/etc)?

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