Friday, August 28, 2015 – Blog Comments
iceberg760 on August 28, 2015 at 12:12 AM.
Good review/thanks 4 posting!
Thursday, August 27, 2015 – Blog Comments
Couldn't agree with you more! Why remove features from the game that were a hit? It's a question I've been asking myself for some time now. Still waiting to see fans in the crowd walking the staircases and easing to their designated seats! NBA2K has without a doubt taken a few steps however, I do believe there is a valid reason for them sacrificing a few things due to the release of next gen consoles.

In my opinion, 2K14 was essentially the foundation while 2K15 showed promise, leaving us to think NBA2K16 will be the best simulation basketball game we've all been anticipating. In addition, there was a tweet @IpodKingCarter posted a while back stating that the developers have been working on it for about two years now. He's a pretty credible source so let's just hope that is true.

Server functionality has always been an issue for the game but it has gotten better though. It seems as though the devs have discovered the reason for the disruptive lag on in both the Park and Jordan Rec Center, which is caused from the countless stragglers roaming while games are in progress. The new proposed instant matchmaking should will hopefully fix that problem.

But listen, I hear you 100% on the MyLeague functionality. It has the potential to be one of the strongest and most competitive modes in the game if they get it right this time. Hopefully we can eliminate all the time we spend keeping track of stats, trades, etc. on external sites with the amount of customization in 2K16. They definitely have to enhance the community website as well. It hasn't been the same since 2K12; just look http://www.nba2k.com/login still has the same gold tribal background smh. Idk, maybe an upgraded mobile app can help as well, giving players the option to make adjustments and interact with the league or multiple game modes when they're not home.

One thing for sure though homie, 2K is gonna continue to innovate. They do a good job of adding to the realism and improving the features based on our feedback. They definitely cannot afford to mess up anymore. It's like you said, "The old dog is lurking around the block again." I'm assuming you're referring to NBA Live 16 and they're dropping a solid product.

Nice post! By the way, how does the kid get into one of those leagues?
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 – Blog Comments
Thanks guys, didn't know people could even see this lol
sheredia on August 26, 2015 at 01:03 AM.
I did too!!!!! we really need this game on there....
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 – Blog Comments
Great Blog!! the SpareRib quote cracked me up! i'm with you dude/the Leagues are dismal at the moment---every yr 2k howls about "we will be able to do this & that"/game ships and then we realize that those modes/additions do not work. The 2k servers have been 'cursed out' more times in my household than my teenage son...just wanted to say "i feel you Dog"...IceBerg
mmartin68 on August 25, 2015 at 06:23 AM.
I did . This would be great!!
This is a familiar story, I liked sports by age 4 by watching with my pops. Then video games followed, then my love for sports grew even more. I started editing rosters before they had roster updates, used to do it for my friends and family, Gimmie your memory card and I got you. enjoyed your story
Monday, August 24, 2015 – Blog Comments
videlsports on August 24, 2015 at 08:57 PM.
HA Ha gotta get your HOG Fix LOL whoo pig Sooie
I didnt make the switch until 2K6 on the 360. I've been converting people ever since. The amount of editing you can do is amazing, and it just gets better every year.
Friday, August 21, 2015 – Blog Comments
tril on August 21, 2015 at 06:56 PM.
great write up. Im older than you, but I made the switch from Live to 2k the same year you did. and its been 2k ever since
Thursday, August 20, 2015 – Blog Comments
Black Bruce Wayne on August 20, 2015 at 05:14 PM.
I absolutely agree based solely on online play. I realize the devs have to make online play arcade like, as to not scare off the casuals and kids, but there has to be a balance.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 – Blog Comments
I watch all major games (Super Bowl, The World Series, NBA Finals, etc.) t my home. I know I like the company of my friends and family.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 – Blog Comments
poulka on August 18, 2015 at 09:28 PM.
Bkluvsm3 that would be huge asset in Madden. I am a helmet buff and cleats as well. To have an equipment editor in this game would be epic. Great ideas people keep them coming.
poulka on August 18, 2015 at 09:26 PM.
BizDevConglomerate 2k does allow for draft rosters and the features if Madden would adopt those that would be great instead of this UT stuff.
bkluvsm3 on August 18, 2015 at 06:35 PM.
Gloves* as well
bkluvsm3 on August 18, 2015 at 06:34 PM.
Might not be important to many but a customizable euipment feature ..we should be able to customize visors,arm sleeves(assuming they add),Cleats !!! Let us create and customize cleats ala 2k shoe editor that will be dope
tril on August 18, 2015 at 07:47 AM.
I believe they had this in NBA 2k11 or 12. you couldnt spam/hold the sprint button. folks complained and they toned it down the following year.
Monday, August 17, 2015 – Blog Comments
BizDevConglomerate on August 17, 2015 at 11:06 PM.
You're right, just out of respect for the consumer. As well as draft rosters for the next year. 2k nails it with their features.
poulka on August 17, 2015 at 01:02 PM.
Thanks Izen for your comments.
poulka on August 17, 2015 at 12:59 PM.
Yes I agree Vizen. People talk about why Madden gets all the hate. Well before they put all the eggs into the egg kart of UT, we need full features of what takes place in the NFL. OTA, combines, these are all items that are needed oh yeah pro days.
Vizen on August 17, 2015 at 08:11 AM.
One other feature that Madden needs is to add the practice squad. This move would help deal with putting players on IR during a season and calling a player up to fill the spot. Been saying this for years, so I know it won't happen.
Sunday, August 16, 2015 – Blog Comments
cepwin on August 16, 2015 at 08:28 PM.
Very interesting. BTW, there is a very interesting documentary on Swansea about how they went from almost relegation out of league football to the Premier league in ~12 years. It's available on iTunes and perhaps elsewhere.
Saturday, August 15, 2015 – Blog Comments
poulka on August 15, 2015 at 03:07 PM.
Yeah you are right about that. They only had had one Madden that had this feature, which was 2002 when Texans joined the league you could rearrange the divisions. I don't care for UT such a waste. Thanks FIFA fan 90.
Fifa fan 90 on August 15, 2015 at 10:34 AM.
Not to shoot down your idea but EA only cares about UT... Which leads to why madden is not playable to me now.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 – Blog Comments
Not a Met's fan but no doubt they have a talented staff. Will be interesting to see if and how far they can make it in the playoffs.
Sunday, August 9, 2015 – Blog Comments
Of the teams on my list, Wake, Oregon St., Purdue and Illinois all have Nike unis. The first 3 all have big rebuilds looming and in progress. Another team you may want to look at is UConn. Not exactly Power 5 anymore, but they've been really bad the past few seasons and have a rather young team right now.

This link may help you out...click on each team you're interested in to see if they are Nike/Adidas/Other.

I've been trying to find the worst(or one of them) Power 5 that has Nike Uniforms to start a dynasty with, and I was thinking about turning WASU into a SpreadOption offense under Coach Matt Aponte
Friday, August 7, 2015 – Blog Comments
Turbojugend on August 7, 2015 at 10:12 AM.
You're welcome! There's a lot of great English non-league football out there, as well as lower U.S. leagues such as USL and NASL. I hope you guys get a chance to see some of it.

I'm not a huge fan of the name change though. Why is the top tier of English non-league football now called National League? Football Conference made way more sense.
poulka on August 7, 2015 at 08:45 AM.
Thanks Turbo this guide has been a great help especially what to teams that relegate into National League.
Thursday, August 6, 2015 – Blog Comments
dtlm6 on August 6, 2015 at 09:45 PM.
I have really become a fan of the Premier League having watched last season on NBCSN. Still learning a lot and this primer was a big help. Looking forward to the new season starting this weekend.

Also enjoying MLS and becoming a soccer fan more and more everyday.
TTU38Alum on August 6, 2015 at 09:42 PM.
TCU will find a way to miss out. I'll go with Ohio State, Auburn, the winner of the Pac-12 and either Baylor or a second SEC school.
Turbojugend on August 6, 2015 at 07:30 PM.
@bstvns72: Cool, glad I could help.

@poulka: Irwindale.
poulka on August 6, 2015 at 07:23 PM.
Turbo what track is that in your card pic?
bstvns72 on August 6, 2015 at 07:10 PM.
Great write up! It never really crossed my mind what would happen to a team if they were relegated from League 2. So I learned something today, thanks!
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 – Blog Comments
Derric Deu2ce on August 5, 2015 at 11:04 PM.
my final four 2015 Oregon...Ohio State....TCU.....Mississippi State
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 – Blog Comments
From what I can tell most people that do the Dynasty Threads do them until they are either tired or completed all the years available (if they can make it that far before the new games come out). All in all I believe it depends on your audience.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 – Blog Comments
Ark St. will be interesting. Obviously their two stars are in QB Knighten and RB Gordon, but the receiving corps is deep, and there are potential stars on that D. Good luck!
Monday, July 27, 2015 – Blog Comments
I'm doing an Arkansas State dynasty. I've been thinking for months but I finally decided.
toliveanddieinsf on July 27, 2015 at 06:24 PM.
hardly any. been mostly playing. and waiting for 2k16. think I'm going to do a spreadsheet for 2k16
timsmooth503pa on July 27, 2015 at 05:20 PM.
are you updating anymore shots to your page
ULM is extremely appealing because that defense is just nasty for a Sun Belt school. The offense does need some work, but as long as you can hold them up for year 1, you can ride any success to the recruiting trail in year 2 to replace those stud defenders.
Great overview! I'm pretty locked in to Western Michigan and Texas A&M as my dynasty teams this year, but you're making me think about an even greater challenge like ULM.
Sunday, July 26, 2015 – Blog Comments
I think we will see a game sooner then we think. At least I would like to think so. Kome on 2K bring the noise for your fans.
Saturday, July 25, 2015 – Blog Comments
"Sounds to me like your expectations are FAR out of whack"

Sounds like you are satisfied with disappointing products
deaduck on July 25, 2015 at 01:32 AM.
Can't really blame 2K, if they feel the game some of us want isn't economically viable. I am pretty sure they have strong numbers to support their decision.
Friday, July 24, 2015 – Blog Comments
capwulf on July 24, 2015 at 05:34 PM.
I like it. Mapping bounce pass to one button is a great idea. I remember the post a while ago where a fellow suggested mapping bounce and lob to y and b. Mike said he would take it into consideration. Good work unknown poster!!!
Cabish on July 24, 2015 at 10:15 AM.
Our cries are in vain.:...look at the pic sees they do have and don't make a game ..like baseball mlb2k and top spin2k and nhl2k tennis..all 2k wants to do is make nba2k
Thursday, July 23, 2015 – Blog Comments
There would be no online football games. 2K online in basketball is the worst ever.
"If the current NBA and WWE 2K products are any indication it wouldn't meet our standards..."

Sounds to me like your expectations are FAR out of whack.
They can update APF 2K and just add in some type of franchise mode

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