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Bleacher Report has posted this behind the scenes NBA 2K14 video with Steve Kerr. You can hear some samples of the new audio coming this year. 2K Sports captured 40 to 50 hours of his commentary, which according to Steve, is the norm.

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# 1 Vni @ 08/06/13 10:21 AM
Steve Kerr is really good at it. Good voice acting, he sounds very natural.
 
# 2 daveberg @ 08/06/13 10:37 AM
I so wish we had Marv Albert for classic matches, coupled with Mike Fratello and Bill Walton.

'A SPECTACULAR move by Michael Jordan!'
 
# 3 Caveman24 @ 08/06/13 11:00 AM
While you guys on there look for the vid when he put Steph Curry in his top 10 all time.
 
# 4 billll @ 08/06/13 11:28 AM
Love Kerr on the broadcast team for 2k. I hope this wasn't the small reveal Ronnie posted about on twitter though...
 
# 5 Eman5805 @ 08/06/13 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Vni
Steve Kerr is really good at it. Good voice acting, he sounds very natural.
That's mainly because he isn't really acting. He's basically doing what he does normally, just in a booth with a mic instead of behind a desk with a camera.
 
# 6 RangersCruz @ 08/06/13 11:46 AM
NBA 2k always has spectacular commentary
 
# 7 Tsuki @ 08/06/13 11:47 AM
Good gameplay invokes good and natural commentary in my book. I am willing to bet 2k's best commentary comes as a result of the guys just watching a cpu vs. cpu game and just reacting to what they see just like in real life without scripts to read.

This is yet another reason why simulation gameplay should be the foundation it only makes other parts of the game such as commentary and presentation better.
 
# 8 rockchisler @ 08/06/13 11:50 AM
Mike Wang with the Cameo I see....
 
# 9 Sportzfan0290 @ 08/06/13 12:01 PM
Can't wait to hear his version of European names lmao
 
# 10 blues rocker @ 08/06/13 12:15 PM
love Steve Kerr, as a player and an announcer.
 
# 11 RyanFitzmagic @ 08/06/13 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Eman5805
That's mainly because he isn't really acting. He's basically doing what he does normally, just in a booth with a mic instead of behind a desk with a camera.
Clark Kellogg was a commentator for the Pacers and does NCAA basketball commentary, but he freakin sucks in 2K.

Kevin Harlan is also a great commentator IRL, but he's so-so on 2K. Mostly because, for some reason, they tell him to announce the result of EVERY free throw (instead of just talking about something else, since FTs aren't that important except down the stretch), and he doesn't get hyped like he does IRL when a player catches fire and drops 40-50. He also doesn't react as emotionally as he should for big clutch shots or amazing plays.

"Ray Allen has been a flamethrower!"
"Buckle up for LeBron James!"
"Blake Griffin climbing the ladder and slamming home the alley-oop!"
"Look at Ginobili slither inside and finish for two and the foul!"

And of course...

"KOBE BRYANT WITH NO REGARD FOR HUMAN LIFE!"

You never hear anything like that from him in 2K.
 
# 12 LILNICB15 @ 08/06/13 01:31 PM
Kerr is great but I was hoping that for next gen they can have team specific announcers or broadcast specific announcers like espn, TNT, and comcast sports net and whatever other networks.
 
# 13 RyanFitzmagic @ 08/06/13 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by LILNICB15
Kerr is great but I was hoping that for next gen they can have team specific announcers or broadcast specific announcers like espn, TNT, and comcast sports net and whatever other networks.
Impossible. Not only would the commentary take an eternity to record, it would cost more money than the United States national debt.
 
# 14 eaterofworlds888 @ 08/06/13 02:04 PM
Love 2k's commentary. One of the best aspects of the game.
 
# 15 juicey79 @ 08/06/13 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by RyanFitzmagic
Clark Kellogg was a commentator for the Pacers and does NCAA basketball commentary, but he freakin sucks in 2K.

Kevin Harlan is also a great commentator IRL, but he's so-so on 2K. Mostly because, for some reason, they tell him to announce the result of EVERY free throw (instead of just talking about something else, since FTs aren't that important except down the stretch), and he doesn't get hyped like he does IRL when a player catches fire and drops 40-50. He also doesn't react as emotionally as he should for big clutch shots or amazing plays.

"Ray Allen has been a flamethrower!"
"Buckle up for LeBron James!"
"Blake Griffin climbing the ladder and slamming home the alley-oop!"
"Look at Ginobili slither inside and finish for two and the foul!"

And of course...

"KOBE BRYANT WITH NO REGARD FOR HUMAN LIFE!"

You never hear anything like that from him in 2K.
I'm with you man I wish those emotions were better represented in the game. I love "right between the eyes!" But I read some of the verbiage and maybe emotion would change the game audience rating.
And the NBA ain't having that...lol
 
# 16 Eman5805 @ 08/06/13 04:28 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by RyanFitzmagic
Clark Kellogg was a commentator for the Pacers and does NCAA basketball commentary, but he freakin sucks in 2K.

Kevin Harlan is also a great commentator IRL, but he's so-so on 2K. Mostly because, for some reason, they tell him to announce the result of EVERY free throw (instead of just talking about something else, since FTs aren't that important except down the stretch), and he doesn't get hyped like he does IRL when a player catches fire and drops 40-50. He also doesn't react as emotionally as he should for big clutch shots or amazing plays.

"Ray Allen has been a flamethrower!"
"Buckle up for LeBron James!"
"Blake Griffin climbing the ladder and slamming home the alley-oop!"
"Look at Ginobili slither inside and finish for two and the foul!"

And of course...

"KOBE BRYANT WITH NO REGARD FOR HUMAN LIFE!"

You never hear anything like that from him in 2K.
Replicating high emotion? Now that is the hard thing to do. And actually does require some acting chops.

Not to mention the lines as scripted aren't so crisp.

"Now that was a dunk."

It's dialogue a la George Lucas. The equivalent of having a little kid literally say "Yippie!" It's something you'd use to describe a kid being happy or a person giving excited color commentary, but you don't ever hear people say it.


But for the most part, Steve Kerr or Harlan are doing their jobs as normal.
 
# 17 13whitebread @ 08/06/13 08:13 PM
I'll say it again I wish the NHL series would have commentary like 2k does. It just sounds like an NBA broadcasted game. Literally nothing new on the NHL front that's what I like about the 2 k series they have been bringing it every year props.
 
# 18 DaBoyBk @ 08/07/13 12:28 AM
2k has decent commentary I just hope it isn't as repetitive and doesn't have as much of a gap this year in between the commentary
 
# 19 Sundown @ 08/07/13 12:34 AM
2K's commentary has been top notch for a long time but Kerr's addition really made them untouchable. He's so knowledgeable and sounds so natural, and I love that he's allowed to be critical of teams and players and even fans (Oracle Mullin Night Debacle).

Damon Bruce's halftime show is fantastic, too.

Harlan and Kellogg are solid, but it'd be nice to hear Harlan's off the cuff comments as opposed to his rather restrained announcing in 2K.
 
# 20 Icxikul @ 08/07/13 02:35 AM
I really don't get why you guys hate on Clark Kellogg so much. He's the most exciting part of the commentary. All the guys are good at there designated comments throughout the game. It's as if they complement each other. I've always kept the commentary on even when it gets repetitive. Some things that are said never gets old (just not yet).
 

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