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Joystiq has the scoop.

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"2K Games is opening up a very dangerous door, apparently, as a source close to Joystiq has passed along info on the company's new game for PSN and XBLA, called NBA 2K10: Draft Combine. Set to release alongside NBA 2K10, the spinoff game will allow players to take potential draftees through a rigorous training routine, boosting their stats before being drafted into the retail game.

We call it a "dangerous door," because, frankly, it is. Many criticize sports titles for offering little variety or improvements in each yearly iteration, and Draft Combine sounds like it could be a way to milk sports fans for even more dough. Of course, not knowing further details about the rumored game, this is just speculation, and should be taken as such."

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# 1 Spanky @ 07/07/09 07:28 PM
If true, this could go down as the stupidest decision by a gaming company since Madden 09 took out CPU sliders.

What kind of loser would want to buy a game in which is you put draft prospects through training? What kind of loser came up with the idea?
 
# 2 GSW @ 07/07/09 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Spanky
If true, this could go down as the stupidest decision by a gaming company since Madden 09 took out CPU sliders.

What kind of loser would want to buy a game in which is you put draft prospects through training? What kind of loser came up with the idea?
This is a great take.

Articulated well and everything.
 
# 3 TheFiasco87 @ 07/07/09 07:56 PM
Im taking this as just a bad rumor, doesnt seem like somthing the guys over at 2k would do.
 
# 4 jfsolo @ 07/07/09 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by GSW
This is a great take.

Articulated well and everything.
Although you're speaking facetiously, IF they actually are planning on release this as a separate game rather than part of NBA 2K10, then the text and the tone of that post was perfect IMO.
 
# 5 luv_mist @ 07/07/09 07:59 PM
I honestly can't be mad at them for their thoughts on capitalizing on their 2K franchise. They want to money just as any other company would who is making a killing off of the name. In all honesty, I'm waiting for NBA Head Coach.

On another note, if this is a way to give us an additional option to import created players and college prospects, then I'm feel it. Since we don't have the college hoops game, I'll wait and see what the options look like. It could probably be an additional thing they use for future 2K games to prevent the horrible transition of the imported class. I wonder what the achievements look like. I'm not sure about what I feel about this but I'm not going to jump to conclusions and assume that this game is just a cheesy way to get fast money. Though most might feel it's a rip off, I'm more inclined to see what it adds and then make my decision.

I wonder why they didn't announce this and add this to the gold edition. I'm hoping to hear more on this. I do hope that it has depth and doesn't just play us for our money.......
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Originally Posted by TheFiasco87
Im taking this as just a bad rumor, doesnt seem like somthing the guys over at 2k would do.
24-7 says what's up.
 
# 6 TheFiasco87 @ 07/07/09 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by luv_mist
24-7 says what's up.
very true, lol
 
# 7 bateman11 @ 07/07/09 08:23 PM
Im intruiged. could be very interesting.
 
# 8 statum71 @ 07/07/09 09:22 PM
Sounds dumb. I hope its false.

Why the heck would I buy a "mini" game for a draft? Shouldn't the players already be drafted?
 
# 9 navyboy09 @ 07/07/09 10:05 PM
I personally think it is stupid. thats like taking the mini games out of madden and selling it seperate.
 
# 10 chrome381 @ 07/07/09 10:17 PM
what happened 2k?
 
# 11 Jangle Leg @ 07/07/09 10:26 PM
They want an extra $5 for the game and this is how they will get it.
 
# 12 ifriedrice @ 07/07/09 10:38 PM
If there is truth to the rumor, I sure hope Simballer comes in here and sees the reaction. If it's not too late to let the powers-that-be know that it's not flying with the NBA 2K community, maybe they can just make this free or something.
 
# 13 Epiffani @ 07/07/09 10:40 PM
I have to get more details than what is currently posted, but I don't see what's the big deal. People pay for DLC all the time, and if this takes care of the many problems that people had with the draft classes in 2K9, I'm all for it. If this is indeed true, this falls imo along the same line as NBA Live charging for their DNA feature if you didn't buy the retail (which was a brilliant move on their part). No it may not be necessary to purchase it, but it could enhance your experience when playing the game. Its on you, as the customer if you want to get it or not.
 
# 14 Boilerbuzz @ 07/07/09 10:57 PM
Trust me, I'm one of those people that HATES to get nickeled and dimed. This, on the surface could be just that. However, there are just so many questions:

1. How much is it going to cost? Will it be $5? If it's cheap enough, I'd consider it.
2. When will it come out? Is it before or after 2k10? 2 weeks? a month? Who here would not pay a couple of bucks to play a version of the game before the big one hits?
3. Is it something that adds to 2K10 or totally separate that SHOULD be in 2k10? If I chose to NOT get this, will I get boned? If they are FORCING me to buy something to get the total package, I'm not happy. (EA's Head Coach anyone?)
4. We're all cool with buying DLC that comes after? Isn't this the same, but before or with the release of 2K10? It's be stupid to not release it before btw.
5. One "feature" of Madden 10 that I'm drooling over is the online franchise on my iphone. I sure as hell would bet it's not free, but I'm pretty stoked about it. Can this be considered in the same vein? A supplemental piece of software that isn't NEEDED, but adds to the value of the main game.

I don't know. We'll just wait and see what happens. Too bad this had to come out as an unfounded rumor though. There are just too many questions...
 
# 15 FlyRice @ 07/07/09 11:00 PM
Didn't they charge for reel maker a few years ago?
 
# 16 Boilerbuzz @ 07/07/09 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Epiffani
I have to get more details than what is currently posted, but I don't see what's the big deal. People pay for DLC all the time, and if this takes care of the many problems that people had with the draft classes in 2K9, I'm all for it. If this is indeed true, this falls imo along the same line as NBA Live charging for their DNA feature if you didn't buy the retail (which was a brilliant move on their part). No it may not be necessary to purchase it, but it could enhance your experience when playing the game. Its on you, as the customer if you want to get it or not.
This is a great point actually. Ultimately, we can buy it or not. I would bet that if it's a good price and comes out before the official release, some people will be willing to do it. Again, we will see. Whether it's true or if it's worth it.
 
# 17 ProfessaPackMan @ 07/08/09 01:09 AM
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I have to get more details than what is currently posted, but I don't see what's the big deal. People pay for DLC all the time, and if this takes care of the many problems that people had with the draft classes in 2K9, I'm all for it. If this is indeed true, this falls imo along the same line as NBA Live charging for their DNA feature if you didn't buy the retail (which was a brilliant move on their part). No it may not be necessary to purchase it, but it could enhance your experience when playing the game. Its on you, as the customer if you want to get it or not.
Bingo.
 
# 18 WolfpackJk @ 07/08/09 01:51 AM
im surprised u franchise freaks arent thrilled about this but whatever.

some people are very closed minded and only look at the dollar sign

just ask yourself one question. whats missing from 2k sports besides football? NCAA 2k basketball

NCAA which is pretty a COMBINE for the NBA and i know most of u bought both NCAA 2k and NBA 2k games(whats the difference?). 2k is giving people a chance to draft rookies, train them, and whatever else. maybe they have something plan for 2k10 association. just open your thoughts and you may INNOVATION instead of $$$$
 
# 19 Nodima @ 07/08/09 02:30 AM
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Originally Posted by WolfpackJk
im surprised u franchise freaks arent thrilled about this but whatever.

some people are very closed minded and only look at the dollar sign

just ask yourself one question. whats missing from 2k sports besides football? NCAA 2k basketball

NCAA which is pretty a COMBINE for the NBA and i know most of u bought both NCAA 2k and NBA 2k games(whats the difference?). 2k is giving people a chance to draft rookies, train them, and whatever else. maybe they have something plan for 2k10 association. just open your thoughts and you may INNOVATION instead of $$$$

this is pretty much what I thought. if it's anything, it's a rookie editor that allows you to customize and test out each rookie pool and then add them to the game. who knows how robust it is, but I'm positive it's not just a bunch of training drills.
 
# 20 pfunk880 @ 07/08/09 03:03 AM
Honestly, I wouldn't buy this, and I wouldn't even use it if it's built into the game, because it doesn't make sense. In a Franchise mode, you are GM/Coach/Owner of a team and trying to make that team better. How does it make sense to then play as potential draftees and try to make them better before they get drafted? There's not even a guarantee they will be drafted onto your team. I can understand bringing in rookies for workouts and scouting, but only for that purpose and not to actually improve their ratings.
 

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