Both NBA Live and NBA 2K have been going at it for years now. Ever since 2K was released on the Dreamcast in 2000 it became the basketball game to beat. Since then the series have improved in multiple ways. Both the graphics and animations were updated nearly every year to go with the improving technology of the consoles. 2K tried their best to keep the gameplay elements intact but did change a few elements in the past few years resulting in mixed reactions from the fans. This year 2K changed the gameplay for the better and made sure all mistakes they committed in 2K8 were fixed. With gameplay, graphics and animations down, the developers sadly did not change anything else.