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If you pre-order NBA 2K13 for PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 through Amazon, you will receive access to NBA All Star Game content, including the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest, Three Point Contest, Rising Stars Challenge Game, and the NBA All Star Game.

2K Sports Announces NBA® 2K13’s Triumphant Return to Virtual Hardwood on October 2, 2012

Fans to receive NBA All-Star add-on content presented by Sprite
with pre-order purchase, including all-new Sprite Slam Dunk Contest mode

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 30, 2012-- 2K Sports today announced that NBA® 2K13, the next installment of the top-rated NBA video game simulation franchise* for twelve straight years and the follow-up to the award-winning NBA 2K12, will be available on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 in North America and October 5, 2012 internationally for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Wii™ system and Windows PC. A Wii U™ version of NBA® 2K13 will be available in the launch window, at a later date.

Fans that pre-order NBA 2K13 for the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 will receive a new downloadable NBA All-Star content package presented by Sprite. This add-on content will be set in Houston, the site of the 2013 NBA All-Star Game and will allow fans to stage their own NBA All-Star Game, including three NBA All-Star events - the Foot Locker Three Point Shootout, BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, and the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest featuring all-new intuitive, pick-up-and-play controls.

“The NBA All-Star package is our way saying ‘thank you’ to fans for their ongoing love of the NBA 2K series,” said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. “This content provides a ton of depth and value to our fans, and it’s just the beginning of a lot of big news about NBA® 2K13.”

Gamers can pit the NBA’s current superstars against classic players in both the Foot Locker Three Point Shootout and Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. Rosters for both the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge and 2013 NBA All-Star Game will feature the 2012 All-Stars, with dynamic updates to the 2013 rosters once the participants are announced.

Developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio, NBA 2K13 is not yet rated by the ESRB and will be available on October 2, 2012 in North America and October 5, 2012 internationally. The Wii U version of the title will be available during the holiday season. Fans are encouraged to pre-order now at participating retailers in order to receive the NBA All-Star content on day one at no extra cost.

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# 81 weylum @ 05/30/12 01:26 PM
I'd be really surprised if this was fully integrated into 2k13 rather than a standalone add-on.
 
# 82 Marc_Rez @ 05/30/12 01:27 PM
I just went to Gamestop website and they too have the NBA AllStar weekend add-on if you pre-order so it's not Amazon.
 
# 83 Vni @ 05/30/12 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by titans321
4. Yeah, maybe we shouldn't have gotten our hopes up, but how could we not?
Really?

In the other topic about the announcement about their big announcement everyone where saying they wheren't expecting much and now you're saying how could we not gotten our hopes up?

I think it's a pretty decent announcement 4 or 5 months before release date. Even though I for myself coudn't care less.
 
# 84 titans321 @ 05/30/12 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Vni
Really?

In the other topic about the announcement about their big announcement everyone where saying they wheren't expecting much and now you're saying how could we not gotten our hopes up?
Oh, everyone was saying that? I know plenty of people that were expecting something substantial and got their hopes us.
 
# 85 cmo9711 @ 05/30/12 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by navyboy09
Thats not the point im trying to make...what im saying is i shouldn't have to do anything extra to get stuff that should already be in the game. Especially when it was in the game at one point then taken out now a big annoucement like it's something new.
I agree!! I might be in a financial situation when it's launched and then Ive lost the content. It should be included and not posted as a big announcement.
 
# 86 LD2k @ 05/30/12 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Marc_Rez
I just went to Gamestop website and they too have the NBA AllStar weekend add-on if you pre-order so it's not Amazon.
Once again, to clarify it is NOT Amazon only. Gamestop, Amazon and Best Buy all feature this pre-order bonus.
 
# 87 kbmnm247 @ 05/30/12 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by spankdatazz22
Some of you guys' expectations seem out of whack. Sadly a few years ago the general sentiment on these boards was that 2K needed to remove Blacktop mode outright because it served no purpose to them, in part because it wasn't All-Star weekend affiliated. Here's a thread referencing some of those views:

http://www.operationsports.com/forum...mode-game.html

They do the All-Star weekend thing that people wanted and now it's either not enough or it's chastised by some because it's tied to a preorder. Which is no different than what pretty much every other game does, giving incentive to preordering a title. ASW isn't a big deal to me either way so the announcement doesn't affect me much. But I do think people should show some perspective of what NBA2K offers content-wise versus every other sports game, both from a core offering and DLC offering. It's like people here are very unwilling to give 2K the leeway they'll give other developers in trying to leverage content for extra $$$ and I don't understand why that's the case.
For me, blacktop mode was a fun mode to play every now and then. I'm not really sure why people were crying to get it removed. If you don't like it, just don't play it? I can't believe people would complain about EXTRA content in a game.

As far as not giving them leeway, I can only speak for myself when I say that I think the reason people are loyal to 2k is because they weren't like that "other" developer. They wouldn't nickel and dime DLC, they wouldn't charge extra for uniforms, etc. Now that it seems they are heading in the same direction, especially removing content and trying to package it back in as a major announcement, it is disappointing.

In all honesty, I'd rather just have blacktop mode back than ASW. At least then I can get some 2on2 and 3on3 action in if I want.
 
# 88 ebugaloo @ 05/30/12 01:33 PM
Totally blows that they are making this for Wii U and not for Vita. Nothing against Nintendo owners, but generally speaking, they don't play sports games as much.
 
# 89 VDusen04 @ 05/30/12 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by titans321
1. True, but the fact that they got our hopes up for this is what is making everyone mad. Had they not made an announcement about this and made us speculate what it could be, we would love this feature.

2. That's an opinion. I loved it and knew many people that did too.

3. I agree.

4. Yeah, maybe we shouldn't have gotten our hopes up, but how could we not? We haven't heard anything from 2K13 yet, so we were starving for info. True 2K fans were waiting long and hard for this announcement. You can say we shouldn't have because blah blah blah, but true fans will get their hopes up for an announcement about a game in which we haven't heard one thing about yet.
1. For those who have followed the series for a significant amount of time, it is quite well known huge news is not typically making an appearance in May. This is usually a time reserved for revealing cover athletes. That said, I'm not sure I follow your logic of believing 2K making us speculate for a longer period before discovering the mode would have made everyone love it.

2. Just as your opinion suggests Street Ball was not a crap mode, it is my opinion All-Star Weekend has the potential to be a solid feature and worthy of a late-May reveal.

4. If you're starving for information in May, how do you plan to make it to October? Will you be starving for 2K14 information the moment 2K13 is released? The 2012 NBA season hasn't even concluded yet. As such, I do not find much displeasure in the small amount of information released in 2K13's regard.

I believe most folks who took a reasonable approach to the 2K13 announcement understood it would likely not be an Earth-shattering, life-altering reveal.
 
# 90 Vni @ 05/30/12 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by titans321
Oh, everyone was saying that? I know plenty of people that were expecting something substantial and got their hopes us.
Well almost everyone. I've read every pages of the topic. Most people are making fun of Ronnie and how nobody should get their hopes up knowing how 2K advertise and promote their game.

Some people where going as far as saying it would be about the cover athlete. So I think an 'old new' game mode is pretty decent. At least for people that really wheren't expecting much.
 
# 91 Boilerbuzz @ 05/30/12 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by titans321
1. True, but the fact that they got our hopes up for this is what is making everyone mad. Had they not made an announcement about this and made us speculate what it could be, we would love this feature.

2. That's an opinion. I loved it and knew many people that did too.

3. I agree.

4. Yeah, maybe we shouldn't have gotten our hopes up, but how could we not? We haven't heard anything from 2K13 yet, so we were starving for info. True 2K fans were waiting long and hard for this announcement. You can say we shouldn't have because blah blah blah, but true fans will get their hopes up for an announcement about a game in which we haven't heard one thing about yet.
1 & 4 are pretty much the same. Knowing the fact that's E3 is coming up and it all comes from Ronnie2K, it's best to take any "big" announcement with a grain of salt.

2. And I TOTALLY respect that. It was not meant to disrespect fans of those modes. But those modes leave a lot to be desired in my opinion. Compared to games like that - NBA Street for example - understandably, I didn't think the 2K Street mode was very good. The main point was that if you're a big fan of it and you are going to buy, then just put $5 of that down a day before. No loss there at all and you make sure that you get a copy.
 
# 92 bigball12 @ 05/30/12 01:40 PM
No Shooting Stars or Skills Challenge? Pass.
 
# 93 mlp111 @ 05/30/12 01:41 PM
I'm sorry, but no vita, WOW, ps is ancient news nowadays (graphis dont even compare to nintendo ds, looks like pc version for me, 20 dollars, ill just use the rest of the money i saved from not buying console version and purchase alternate company game if they make it for vita
( i guess i can still remote play it on my ps vita homebrewed
 
# 94 Behindshadows @ 05/30/12 02:13 PM
This to me is a disappointment in the whole series, and a waste of an announcement.

1. You are announcing a feature that was originally in previous titles
2. It's pre-order only? Seriously? SMH!
3. It's not a real feature, that our die-hard fans give a flying fart about!
4. It's nothing more than a gimmick, die-hard fans buy it day one no matter what, this serves no benefits.
5. It was hyped up for no apparent reason, more fluff for the duff!!!
6. Hey how about this, game comes out in 4 months, why not flood the scene with gameplay videos and screenshots like your competitor is doing both their football games.
7. MLB 2k series just got canned, you could be a little more sensitive to your fans, by not releasing news like this it's bad karma for you company.
8. This will pass over the PC version, in which I'm sure 40 to 60% of your fans will buy thanks to mods. And it will be PS3 and 360 Only....
9. Ronnie 2k is helping the push of death on 2ksports games.
10. Stop doing EA type things and get back to being the 2k we've loved since Dreamcast.

(IMO: The statement about PC version being 40% to 60% is because most retailers never receive copies of the game. Maybe if fans could find it, we'd buy it more. Just saying Gamestop getting 1 copy per year, isn't helping that format grow...)
 
# 95 elementz09 @ 05/30/12 02:13 PM
This is a matter of opinion, but I feel strongly about this 1 out of 5 things that's killing the video game industry from PlanetPlaystation.com:

5. Downloadable Content: Like DRM, DLC started off innocently enough. It was a way for companies to expand their game without manufacturing an entirely different game. Fans loved it because they got new things at a low cost for their games. Companies liked it because it increased the profit available from a single game and encouraged users to keep their games. However, the problem arose when companies started to make games with DLC in mind. The infamous Mass Effect 3 ending is a prime example of this. It was ‘fixed’ with DLC—that probably would have been sold, if there wasn’t such a fuss about how crappy the ending was. Along with that, companies are increasingly including downloadable content…that gets unlocked from the disc. They aren’t just adding to a finished game. They’re leaving the game unfinished and forcing you to buy the ending. This is the ultimate disgrace of a developer—it’s their way of saying that not only do they care more about their money than their customers, they care more about their money than the actual games they’re making. This corporate view of gaming is unacceptable and is the prime culprit of a commercialized swing in gaming. Competition and variation is what drives progress—not spoon-feeding customers something they should have owned when they first bought the game.
 
# 96 zizoux @ 05/30/12 02:15 PM
 
# 97 kevin23 @ 05/30/12 02:17 PM
Some of you sound like you work for 2k. I hope next year owner mode is for preorders and regular franchise mode is what everyone else gets. Will you still tell me it's my fault if I dont preorder? Don't you understand that whatever way they leverage you there is a certain sense of insincerity? What if there's news I don't approve of later on. Well I'll be stuck because of you people that encourage this stuff. Everyone always wants to be on the winning team. Seriously were all winning like Charlie Sheen. Maybe next year they let preorders get it a week early. Scratch that because we might let people read bad reviews before release. See how easy it is to pick your spots?
 
# 98 MarvellousOne @ 05/30/12 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by kbmnm247
For me, blacktop mode was a fun mode to play every now and then. I'm not really sure why people were crying to get it removed. If you don't like it, just don't play it? I can't believe people would complain about EXTRA content in a game.

As far as not giving them leeway, I can only speak for myself when I say that I think the reason people are loyal to 2k is because they weren't like that "other" developer. They wouldn't nickel and dime DLC, they wouldn't charge extra for uniforms, etc. Now that it seems they are heading in the same direction, especially removing content and trying to package it back in as a major announcement, it is disappointing.

In all honesty, I'd rather just have blacktop mode back than ASW. At least then I can get some 2on2 and 3on3 action in if I want.
I honestly didn't play nor care for Blacktop mode, I tried it a couple of times and it just wasn't hitting for me, with that being said though I wonder why people are jumping the gun thinking Blacktop mode was removed? They didn't say it was removed and I believe with ASW mode being DLC those who don't buy it will be left with Blacktop mode still in tact, it is the only other mode where you can play street ball and if I am not mistaken they did reveal awhile ago about justin bieber being in 2K13 there was a thread on that announcement.
 
# 99 UConcord11 @ 05/30/12 02:33 PM
A smack in the vita's face?
 
# 100 almostbobsaget @ 05/30/12 02:33 PM
I am really hopeful that this announcement is the start of a complete presentation overhaul that gives a true fan experience of the NBA. If they can create the atmospheres of the All-Star weekend, NBA playoffs, rivalry games and so on, I will be a happy camper.
 


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