Saturday, March 8, 2014 – Blog Comments
I was thinking the samething tril...it seems like nba2k14 has alot of stuff in it...I know they got ripped for alot mishaps/hiccups with the game but with the right sliders, this is WONDERFUL...the graphics are top notch!!!...I sometimes gotta do replays cause the game is so real and organic...Honestly, all sports game should look like this on next gen....And all other game companies for other sports need to adapt the ecomotion engine and graphic artist.....the attention to detail is over the top..i.e. paul pierce has the mole on the side of his face...crazy.....People bashed the dev team so bad but they took a chance with next gen and i think they did wonders...the core of the game is great so I KNOW nba 2k15 is going to be the truth...I trust the devs for this game..they take it personally...JUST wish i can say the same about other sports games
Friday, March 7, 2014 – Blog Comments
I dont think you've played NBA2k14 enough. Im basing this on the majority of the gameplay list.
I agree with the technical foul aspect. I believe that they can add flagrant fouls and ejections, and suspensions based on the # of flagrant fouls. they have everything in place for this.
I agree with most of your presentations assessment.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 – Blog Comments
Well to each his own! I'd try the demo though if there is one just to be sure it's not your cup of tea..
you make me want to try it! ... but I've always, always hated mech games and don't think they are 'cool' - not to be a debbie downer, I'd just rather retro or old tech compared to new tech, or just take me to distant future like mass effect and so on.
Sunday, March 2, 2014 – Blog Comments
Friday, February 28, 2014 – Blog Comments
MDgolf on February 28, 2014 at 01:03 PM.Madden's replays were better this year but yes overall presentation lacks behind 2K and SCEA. FIFA and NHL could benefit from better presentation as well. No excuse that there is no halftime show in Madden. 2K had that 10 years ago.
Thursday, February 27, 2014 – Blog Comments
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 – Blog Comments
Aggies7 on February 26, 2014 at 10:25 PM.Thanks guys. Not much of a blog guy, but enjoyed writing this one up. Minus typing it all on my iPhone. But I feel strongly about this as I love the game of football. I actually say down and watched an NBA game for the first time in probably 10 years. Then I went back to 2K and realized even more when you play 2K it is like watching a real game on TV.
Madden completely lacks this and the additions above would bring them closer to a real game on TV. Sadly I agree with Cuse I don't have much faith anymore. But I will say as of right now Russell and the SCEA folks don't have any competition, but I still see Russell and other floating around these boards looking for consumer ideas to make their game better.
That to me would be a huge starting point. Don't send game changers to do that, make an account and start floating around forums looking for what the majority of consumers are asking for. I have heard them say that is what they do but every year and it's not an exaggeration, every year multiple threads and posts ask for halftime shows with highlights and a weekly recap show, yet they are still missing. I do give credit to the NCAA guys they listened about the Studio Updates, and I don't see why Maddens Developers couldn't add Game Breaks that a very similar.
Sorry for another long winded post.
cusefan74 on February 26, 2014 at 06:54 PM.I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for EA to step up to much with Madden 15. Why would they care what they do with it? They have zero competition any more. People are gonna buy it no matter what they do with it. I hope I am wrong and they go all out and make a great game, but I have seriously lost all faith in the Madden team.
jaynral on February 26, 2014 at 06:05 PM.Man, It was good reading this blog....I soooo agree that EA has NO excuse for madden 15, no excuse...This next SHOULD be the best football ever to man kind....Overall, I love NBA 2k14...Yeah, it had its problems but with some sliders, the game is amazing, The graphics, the realism...its just so organic...I love it....Dont get me wrong, Madden 14 was good but it got somewhat boring after a while seeing the same animations over and over in the game...nothing organic....For a sports games, i think its the best game showing what next gen can do....BUT this next madden will tell all how the game will play out for this generation.....Will EA step up deliver a superior thorough product or cut corners again!!!....we will see, we will see
malky on February 26, 2014 at 01:40 PM.Man this is a great blog!! It's like you are reading my mind, and probably thousand of other sports gamers. Everything you said has been that way for years now, didn't just start this last year of gaming.
Now NCAA 14 did step up it's presentation skills, and was on the right path for sure but of course they are gone now, lol.... So you would hope some of the developers joined madden and their input is considered HIGHLY.
I'm holding out hope Madden finally gets the presentation right with the new system, but I'd def. taking a wait and see approach.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 – Blog Comments
I agree with Jake I would love to see SCEA make a game with the in depth qualities that MLB The Show offers. Plus I would trust that they would be like Russell and come check the boards to see what the consumer is looking for and then add them to the game unlike what we currently have with EA.
Aggies7 on February 25, 2014 at 08:38 PM.I agree DJ. 2K set the standard for basketball for presentation and sadly they also set the standard for presentation on football games as well way back two generations ago, which makes the lack of presentation in Madden so frustrating.
DJ on February 25, 2014 at 08:04 PM.Great blog. 2K has set the standard for in-game commentary and presentation with NBA 2K and the now-defunct MLB 2K (superior to The Show in that department but lacking in on-field smoothness/realism).
NCAA 14 and Madden 25 aren't bad games, but they are certainly lacking in the immersion department. Recruiting helps NCAA, and CCM is a good step forward for Madden, but as you said, there is room to do more.
inkcil on February 25, 2014 at 07:35 PM.For years, 2k and The Show have made video games that immerse players life-mimicking presentation. As they continue to get better and better, it makes it harder and harder every year to play games with PS ONE level presentation treatments.
OOTP Developments. That who we need to be behind. Then or the Backbreaker team. Give up on 2k fellas. Please. Or find a group from the college ranks. Do so.e legit fund raising and BOOM! No need for madden.
Yeah, I was thinking about that too. It doesn't necessarily have to be 2K, just someone other than EA. I'd love to see SCEA try their hand at a football game. A game where they don't have to worry about the aesthetics as much (the players, stadium, jerseys, etc. still need to be next gen worthy and we still need to be able to upload them from the computer to our system) but since they don't have to replicate real-life teams and stadiums, but they would REALLY be able to focus on core gameplay and that would be a really good starting point for them into football gaming. I honestly wouldn't mind seeing a basketball game from them either...
If someone could do this for college and pros and for multiple sports it would be truly next-gen since the possibility of great gameplay and customization is there now.
hesko on February 25, 2014 at 01:22 PM.great read. i feel the same about 2k to a degree. only because the greater they become from series to series, those unnecessary things that are in the game (glitches and all) kinda takes a bit away from their genius. the presentation is awesome in 2k, but i'm patiently waiting for it to really rival that of a real tv broadcast. also waiting for the game to really blur the lines with reality beyond just graphically.
Bigger issue, Who develops it. You may or may not know, 2k didn't actually make the games, they were simply the publisher, The brain trusts that actually put in the work were at Visual Concepts who's sole focus seems to be on the 2k basketball series at the moment. Most if not all of their football team now work at other companies,
Sign me up for that right now. I can't even look at Madden anymore! i.e. - when I have to increase the AI of my top receivers, just so they don't drop the ball 5 times a game, then I know it's time for 2K to finally step up.
Well done. Great read and great points.
Monday, February 24, 2014 – Blog Comments
Yeah, it would be amazing (at least in my head) too bad I have no knowledge of how to make a game haha. Oh and yeah my bad on the 30 teams haha I get the number between NBA and NFL confused all the time.
Last time I checked there were 32 teams in the NFL. No knock, I'm just saying...
Anyway love the idea though. I think they should have that for ALL SPORTS COLLEGE AND PRO. Just make a generic game with a huge number of team slots and you get to decide what the setup is. Leagues/Divisions/Conferences. Or just make a professional and college version of each game.
Open source, fully custom sports games are my dream. Let the modders go crazy, just build a good gameplay base.
Sunday, February 23, 2014 – Blog Comments
I'd be happy with them doing this, and then I'd request they do the same for College Basketball!
Saturday, February 22, 2014 – Blog Comments
Friday, February 21, 2014 – Blog Comments
Great read that was ODogg, couldn't agree more!
You summed it up great...that's why I just preordered it! Thanks for reading and commenting too.
I'm a 34 year old gamer with kids and a job that take a lot of my free time and feel exactly the same way about Titanfall when I played it. First game in years where I felt like I did need to play it 30 hours a week to keep my fast twitch FPS musles up to speed to just compete like you do in COD and other FPS. Reminded me a lot of when i first played the very first Halo game, everyone could compete and just have fun rather then feel like your getting dominated the whole time just because you don't play all the time.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 – Blog Comments
Monday, February 10, 2014 – Blog Comments
Sunday, February 9, 2014 – Blog Comments
Russell lighting it up I see! Augustin will indeed have a rough matchup against Lebron but it sounds like your team is more well rounded. Looking forward to the results!
Saturday, February 8, 2014 – Blog Comments
Man, you've got a lot of detail in this blog. Interesting read. Do you play mostly wrestling games?
I agree with a lot of points here. Winning tournaments for rewards other than pucks is a great idea. Currently I find that my earning pucks is better spent buying up Swiss teams and selling them off rather than playing to win tourneys.
I agree about NHL 12 having somethings better than today. It was fun to train OHL guys. I also miss the salary cap. I wish there was a way to keep the guys with the super rosters in check. Even the finite career length was nice to keep your team looking fresh.
I think the stats in HUT are awful right now. You put a player in My Collection, there is no longer a way to look at their stats unless you put them back on your roster. Then they only keep track of GP/G/A/P/+-/PIM, what about all the other player stats that are kept in BAGM? Then it'd be cool to receive puck bonuses when players reach milestones.
Friday, February 7, 2014 – Blog Comments
MLB '14 is about to be released and I see that nothing has changed in these forums.
I've enjoyed many different versions of MLB, but I don't dare post in those forums anymore.
Forget about getting bashed for posting something negative.
It's gotten so bad, that if your post isn't super-duper positive, even THAT will get you harassed by the SCEA Stepford Wives.
I think the worst thing about the SCEA Zealots is that they spill into other forums.
Because, you know, you're not even allowed to point out flaws of MLB while chatting in the 2K or "Other Baseball Games" forums.
"MUST DEFEND TO DEATH!!! Grab your pitchforks and torches everyone! Someone had the audacity to say MLB needs more than a 10-point slider system in the 2K forums!!! GET HIM!!!! BURN HIM!!! ARRRGHGHGHGH!!!!"
Haha i know right! it happens every time i think about trading someone, boom injured.. Problem with trading him was i was getting just a 1st round pick or bench players, he's had a terrible season and i think the CPU realised that. My very own JR Smith. SMH! But i have to give it to Ashley Walker the kid stepped up big time. And now here's his chance to really take the spotlight. And to answer your comment in the blog section Lowry is living out his last few months as a Raptor, i don't know where he's going but i've run out of patience haha
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 – Blog Comments
For one Christmas wasn't involved in the first elbow it was Kieta. On the second won he didn't have to flop because it was clear that Parker threw the elbow. Just like the first one was clear but didn't get called, they called the foul on Kieta.
I do agree it will be different in Cameron though.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 – Blog Comments
Christmas flopped on both the fouls on Parker and Jefferson to foul them out. Like he was told, 'If they come close, get the foul to get them out of the game.' This was the main reason why Syracuse won.
They deserve #1 because of the numbers, but watch out in Cameron. Might be close again, but I don't it is going to come down to OT in Chapel Hill.
He did get fouled, but there was fouls on Duke that didn't get called also. Like Parker throwing elbows. The second time he got called for it but the first time they didn't call it.
Yeah I really wanted to get Dirk one more. We shared it with him in spirit though, and he will always be around.
Monday, February 3, 2014 – Blog Comments
Here is a list of teams that will be ADDED for the Next Demo.
2007 Virginia Tech
1983 NC State
NEW 20 team has now been released.
20 Team Demo
2k Share File Name: LEGACY
1992 Ohio St
2000 Michigan St