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For those that haven't seen them yet, Worthplaying has posted some NBA 2K9 screenshots.

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"2K Sports and Visual Concepts are working on the next installment in their NBA2k franchise featuring 11-time NBA All-Star and 2008 Defensive Player of the Year Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics as the cover athlete and spokesman for NBA 2K9."

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# 1 timotim19 @ 09/09/08 07:58 AM
Maybe its just me but these visuals does NOT match up with what 2K showed in the first teaser video with Paul Pierce. The lighting and texture work is just not there. I thought we were suppose to be getting better graphics this year, but it looks like 2K is using the same exact engine from last year with better faces and accessories.
 
# 2 trobinson97 @ 09/09/08 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by timotim19
Maybe its just me but these visuals does NOT match up with what 2K showed in the first teaser video with Paul Pierce. The lighting and texture work is just not there. I thought we were suppose to be getting better graphics this year, but it looks like 2K is using the same exact engine from last year with better faces and accessories.

LLol, what do you kow about game engines huh? You thought they were gonna use an all new engine? Do you know what you are talking about?


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Originally Posted by Apologize
Maybe its time to convert to NBA Live 09..Looks promising..
Lol, then just go. No need to announce it, you wanna play Live, just go play Live. Cya.
 
# 3 DC @ 09/09/08 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Apologize
Maybe its time to convert to NBA Live 09..Looks promising..
 
# 4 Goffs @ 09/09/08 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Apologize
Maybe its time to convert to NBA Live 09..Looks promising..
 
# 5 SageInfinite @ 09/09/08 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Apologize
Maybe its time to convert to NBA Live 09..Looks promising..
 
# 6 timotim19 @ 09/09/08 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Rocafella83
I dont think that they are high res. You cant compare a screen to Trailer. you just need to really look at these pics cuz right now you trippin. Go wash ya face cuz you probably got crust in ya eyes, And then take a look again.

Buddy stop... please. You dont have to try to sell me on the game... Im already getting it like I have every single year since NBA Action 98 (10 years now). For the record, I despise NBA Live's gameplay and graphics from an artistic standpoint (this year is no exception) and the last version of Live that I bought was NBA Live 98 for my SEGA Saturn (again, 10 years now). However, what Im seeing from these high res screens with a 2K LOGO on them is not quite at the same level as the teasers, even though they are both from replay mode. Call it what ya want but the same happened last year with all the good looking trailers released from a graphics standpoint - I buy the game and see jaggies everywhere that were not in the trailers... maybe 2K is adding some post process effects to these clips but they aren't the same rich colors and lighting seen in the clips. Maybe Im wrong and once they actually get around to showing some real-time gameplay videos ill see that but, thats a problem in itself.
 
# 7 acidraindrops08 @ 09/09/08 11:25 AM
Since when does the best selling basketball game have to try to sugar coat their product? You guys need to relax, chill out, or just stop buying the game. You're the same ones who come on here a month before release and pick out every negative only to buy live on release day and be swoll. Then you run on the next day and get 2K and sing its praises.
 
# 8 timotim19 @ 09/09/08 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by trobinson97
LLol, what do you kow about game engines huh? You thought they were gonna use an all new engine? Do you know what you are talking about?




Lol, then just go. No need to announce it, you wanna play Live, just go play Live. Cya.

First off, read my post above. Second, I never suggested that any sports game developer would use an entirely new/different engine from year to year... what I said was that it looks like they used the "EXACT SAME ENGINE" from last year and just redid the faces and added better looking accessories. With that said, it is obvious that VC hasn't been tweaking/adding to the engine enough since this gen started as its basically the same engine since 2K6 and all the jaggies that popped out at me in last years game made that painfully clear. I like what I saw in the teasers from a graphical standpoint and want the game to come as close to that as possible, again if I actually had some real-time direct feed footage to go off of, then maybe I dont make that comment but THOSE screens dont look as good/rich.
 
# 9 lilvic @ 09/09/08 11:43 AM
Lets hope the Great Wall can stay injury free this season!




Best looking Yao to date.
 
# 10 tabulaRasa @ 09/09/08 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Apologize
Maybe its time to convert to NBA Live 09..Looks promising..

I am a 2k fan though..We need a demo to compare the too..I do however like the new Live 09..

If 2k dont fix that sliding crap they got with their player movement I will not buy 2k this year..Will be the first time..Hopefully they fix that crap..
Hilarious. Itīs the same comments each year from the EA hopefulls.... They are more than a year behind...atleast
 
# 11 HeavenlyTouch @ 09/09/08 11:58 AM
Kidd looks really improved compared to last year where he looked like a generic butter face.

lmao, Yao Ming looks hilarious in that last pic..
 
# 12 HeavenlyTouch @ 09/09/08 12:08 PM
timotim, I don't know why you're complaining about small graphic issues, there is really NOTHING wrong with those screens. Your expectations are WAY too high. Stop being overly critical, and analyze with a clear mind.

Just go play some super nintendo, maybe you'll feel better once you come back around to your senses and look at the screens a second time. They had pretty good graphics last year, only some of the faces needed remodeling (maggette, kidd, and a few others). For the most part, players looked incredible last year, I was just a bit pissed off that jersey and face sweat wasn't as noticeable as it was in 2k7 which made the effects on the game really cool. I really hope they bring perspiration back this year, which they said they would.

By the way, if you want to go play Live, no one is stopping you. Live's NBA players all have the same expression on their faces. Tony Parker, Pau Gasol, and Andrea Bargnani appear to have a vampire like transformation in Live. Bargnani's hair looks like a big clump of poo, the detail is severly lacking. In comparison, Look at the muscle definition in the Rose trailer clip, it's intense.

I wonder when they did sound tracks for all the different aspects of the game in Live, did they bang on trash cans to mimic the ball hitting the rim? Probably saved them a ton of money.
 
# 13 Behindshadows @ 09/09/08 12:31 PM
J. Kidd looks great, Yao Ming is ok but not great, his head is too round, and that mustache shadow makes him almost look hispanic and not chinese.
 
# 14 timotim19 @ 09/09/08 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by HeavenlyTouch
timotim, I don't know why you're complaining about small graphic issues, there is really NOTHING wrong with those screens. Your expectations are WAY too high. Stop being overly critical, and analyze with a clear mind.

Just go play some super nintendo, maybe you'll feel better once you come back around to your senses and look at the screens a second time. They had pretty good graphics last year, only some of the faces needed remodeling (maggette, kidd, and a few others). For the most part, players looked incredible last year, I was just a bit pissed off that jersey and face sweat wasn't as noticeable as it was in 2k7 which made the effects on the game really cool. I really hope they bring perspiration back this year, which they said they would.

By the way, if you want to go play Live, no one is stopping you. Live's NBA players all have the same expression on their faces. Tony Parker, Pau Gasol, and Andrea Bargnani appear to have a vampire like transformation in Live. Bargnani's hair looks like a big clump of poo, the detail is severly lacking. In comparison, Look at the muscle definition in the Rose trailer clip, it's intense.

I wonder when they did sound tracks for all the different aspects of the game in Live, did they bang on trash cans to mimic the ball hitting the rim? Probably saved them a ton of money.

Did you even read my posts? What faces you thought were off or spot on last year is your business... I personally though many looked really bad (Iverson looked like a crackhead) and am glad that they are fixing them this year. What you must understand is that these pics are from replay mode (not in-game) and again, dont look as good as the teasers to me. If you look through the thread about the leaked screens, I praise the pics in that thread even though the screens dont look too great and are all jaggafied because I knew they were just capture badly and could look past that to see just the content in the screens, however, these screens have the official 2K LOGO on them but do NOT come close to what has been shown in the teasers so far... the lighting and richness are different.

PS: a clear mind though... really? I guess a clear mind equates to whatever your opinion is.
 
# 15 yungflo @ 09/09/08 12:39 PM
Jason Kidd looks very sharp and precise. Almost looks like a capture.
 
# 16 23 @ 09/09/08 12:43 PM
I really wish you guys would stop telling other posters to go elsewhere because of differing opinions and stop taking the thread off topic with game war arguments.

Please talk about the 2k pics on hand.
 
# 17 TMagic @ 09/09/08 12:57 PM




Pretty darn good.
 
# 18 CFav @ 09/09/08 01:08 PM
I'm getting tired of the "children" here not allowing users to post their OPINIONS on these boards w/o giving them crap, and basically telling them that their opinion is not correct(which makes no sense whatsoever). That's ONE of the reasons that we have forums. Just please keep in mind that everyone has a right to their own opinion...

ANYWAY, I'm liking the pics so far. I am not a graphic "ho" (I still remember thinking mario brothers were the greatest looking thing when they came out) so as long as the game play/association 2.0 is good, then I'm happy...
 
# 19 joba78 @ 09/09/08 01:09 PM
I have been watching this website/forum for about a month now. And, I love it! I am an avid NBA 2K fan and my last purchase was NBA 2K7. So, to say I am eagerly awaiting NBA 2K9 is an understatement!

These pics are Classic 2K! And I mean that in the most positive way. The graphical additions in the final build will be on point. Add the sound gameplay, and you have a must own on your hands!

As far as the graphical difference between NBA 2K and Live, EA is stuck in the past. Does anyone remember Bulls vs Blazers? It seems EA has kept that games slender, hunched-over, toothpick-leg player-model look and converted it over to 3D. I almost certain there is a player model artist at EA who worked on Bulls vs Blazers and has so much seniority that his decision NOT to update the player models is a personal issue!

If you have ever played basketball competitvely, you will know the physical weight associated with playing the game. EA's player models still feel light in the a@@, floaty, and too fast. When 2K introduced NBA 2K with the weighty player models and superb gameplay, EA was caught with their pants down. Live 09 is still suffering from Bulls vs Blazers syndrome.

2K sports has nailed the feel of the game across all aspects. My money is going to 2k this basketball season once again.
 
# 20 bigfnjoe96 @ 09/09/08 01:19 PM
timotim19, I hear what you are saying. 2K has a history of showing silky smooth graphics via screens, but during game play the "JAGGIES" are very evident. Here's hoping they have enable Anti-Aliasing offered by the systems which help with the "JAGGIES" during game play..
 

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