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The NBA 2K13 demo is available now on the Marketplace for Xbox Live "GOLD" members (available next week for Silver). Most are getting it by searching for "2K13" or going to Genre ---> Sports and Recreation. You can also queue it up right here.

The PS3 demo arrives later this afternoon, we'll update this post when it's available.

UPDATE: PS3 demo is available now. If you don't see it, search for it.

The new controls take a little while to get used to, so make sure you check out the Controls trailer, we posted yesterday.

NBA 2K13 Demo Features:
  • Oklahoma City Thunder at Miami Heat
  • 1 Five minute quarter
  • Quick Game and Online Quick Match. Can't invite friends, just random.
  • Can't change sliders, camera view, make substitutions or call plays
  • No commentary
  • Kinect enabled
  • 943 MB
Play a game or 2 and post your impressions here.

Game: NBA 2K13Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes for game: 74 - View All
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Member Comments
# 1 Vansticky @ 09/25/12 05:59 AM
Spot reserved for review.....be back later.
 
# 2 redsrule @ 09/25/12 06:02 AM
Tried to play a head to head match online and it froze while searching...
 
# 3 iLLosophy @ 09/25/12 06:05 AM
Aw man this feels so much better than 2k12.
 
# 4 Canquain @ 09/25/12 06:05 AM
Just finished a ONline game and it was smooth but what amazed me was the DEFENSE. The defense is crazy this year it's like you can actually play D for once now.
 
# 5 lyonsjkll @ 09/25/12 06:06 AM
....... They better not.
 
# 6 mymannemcee @ 09/25/12 06:07 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by DukeC
HOLY. ****.

For the first time since 2k11...I was actually able to beat someone off the dribble (with Westbrook) just by being faster than him. No magical defenders sliding in place, he got beat and was too slow to recover.

Now, the demo lets you change sides between the Heat (who they automatically put you on) and the Thunder.

As for the Online portion it is an Online Quick Match. Presumable it's 1 quarter but I'm having dribble with the dribbling right now. I'm forced to do simple things (A cross or a hesitation), then hold turbo to beat Mario Chalmers .

Oh, and yeah. It's going to take a while to get used to holding the left trigger to get shots off. Feels more natural just to tap X if you want to finish in the lane.
Very glad to hear we have a choice between the Heat or Thunder. This demo can't download any faster!
 
# 7 8and9 @ 09/25/12 06:10 AM
I'm amazed!
 
# 8 Bug @ 09/25/12 06:10 AM
Wow! This gameplay is smooth and this is just the demo I mean wade plays like himself and bron is a power house when coming at full steam now just great
 
# 9 kongemeier @ 09/25/12 06:10 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by DukeC
Oh WOW.....

They gave Ibaka AND Perkins defensive anchor?

This might need some roster tweaks...
Do they stack?
 
# 10 Gosens6 @ 09/25/12 06:12 AM
Love hearing the impressions about being able to best your man off the dribble with faster players. That one thing almost ruined 2K12 for me
 
# 11 gabri3l3 @ 09/25/12 06:13 AM
Playbooks are in?
 
# 12 CaCHooKa Man @ 09/25/12 06:13 AM
this is gonna take a while to get used to. im used to using LT while im dribbling and thats the shoot button now.
 
# 13 mymannemcee @ 09/25/12 06:14 AM
Can anyone toss me Wade and Bosh's sig skills real quick?
 
# 14 CaCHooKa Man @ 09/25/12 06:16 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by DukeC
No.

And you still can't manually call for a pick and roll. I wanted to test out that Brick Wall skill sooo bad .
you can if you have a kinect
 
# 15 8and9 @ 09/25/12 06:18 AM
Spin Dunk cheese is back, oh lawd.
 
# 16 domidomdomz @ 09/25/12 06:18 AM
Played a few games..

Awesome experience so far. Got me about 3 games to finally grip the new controls but I still get confused sometimes with the Control and Shot stick.

+ Wade, Lebron, KD and Russ sure do stand out with their explosiveness toward the basket.
+ On-ball defense feels better.
+ Love the physics and collisions.
+ Blocks animations are nice!
+ Post game is gonna be fun. Simpler and more effective controls.

- Tried spamming the steal button and there are times I can easily steal the ball or deflect the ball from the ballhandler.
- Graphics seems to downgrade on some cut scenes like zooming the face of freethrow shooter.
 
# 17 mymannemcee @ 09/25/12 06:18 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by DukeC
Can't tell you Wade's (simply because I switched to late to check like a ******* >.>) but Bosh only has 1 and it appears to be Spot Up Shooter (as Mario Chalmers also has the same symbol)
No Post Proficiency? The worst! *facepalm* Haha, thanks though man!
 
# 18 VogueMraz @ 09/25/12 06:19 AM
i can say now that EA made a good business choice going with digital release
 
# 19 ClevelandinDistress @ 09/25/12 06:19 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by chandlerbang
excellent demo, glad i took a week off from work its gonna take a while to master it
haha im sorry bro but a week off work for a demo!? LOL
 
# 20 ClevelandinDistress @ 09/25/12 06:20 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by 8and9
Spin Dunk cheese is back, oh lawd.

i smell release day patch or nerf definately
 

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