Gamespot Hands-On Preview: NBA 2K12

Gamespot's first hands-on preview with NBA 2K12 gameplay. "Presentation and ball physics highlight our most recent experience with the upcoming basketball title."

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KNero4738d ago

Live ball physics, Animations, Broadcast... all is good, but what about online?!

Blaze9294738d ago

that's something they need to really focus on. 2K's online has always been pretty rough for me in terms of just getting it to work.

But I haven't bought a sports game in so long that I don't even think I care anymore.

HeavenlySnipes4738d ago

they focus on the physics. I HATED the pre-made animations in 2k11. You'd go up for a dunk then change animation in midair so that you can get blocked. I'd rather then work to make a physics engine for collisions and blocking so that the game play will feel non-scripted (ie D Wade and LBJ won't automatically dunk on everyone or do layups where you can't control the defender because they are part of an animation)

DaReapa4738d ago (Edited 4738d ago )

I agree a thousand percent. If the animation issues haven't been addressed this year, then this will mark the first since its PS2 debut that I will not purchase an NBA 2K game. The last three games have been abysmal in that area.

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bunfighterii4738d ago

online sucks in all 2k games. try playing it in Australia- there are no local servers, the lag is so bad its unplayable.

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RBdrift4738d ago

I wonder if they"ll finally catch up to last years mlb the Show.

lazertroy4738d ago

MLB The Show is a PS3 Exclusive So No.

beast242tru4738d ago

Any NBA from 2k sports visual conepts is leaps and bounds over anything from e.a

-Ghost4738d ago

Got it pre-ordered. Looking forward to it.

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Amazon Warehouse Deals Reloaded Starting With 22-cent Games and Up

Techtorial: Amazon has updated its warehouse giving away big discounts to used games with prices starting from 22 cents going up.

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NBA 2K12 Has The Most Appealing Ads Ever

Twinfinite takes a look at NBA 2K12's ads and what makes them so great. Also, Brian Wilson in short shorts...

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2K Sports kill servers for NBA 2K12, College Hoops 2K8 and NHL 2K10

2K Sports seems to have pulled the plug on its old online servers. Users playing All-Pro Football 2K8, NHL 2K10, College Hoops 2K8 and the year-old NBA 2K12 multiplayer have noticed a lack of online support across the last three weeks.

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Yi-Long4246d ago

... pulling the online MP from a game that's only a year old.

The box says it has an online MP mode, and I'm sure people are still playing 2k12 online (probably many people who aren't enthusiastic about the whole Jay-Z layer they vomitted over the game), so they should keep supporting the online MP mode for years to come.

Lvl_up_gamer4246d ago

I agree. 1 year is to short. The other gams I can understand since 08 is almost 5 years ago and as for their NHL title....well EA took them out of that genre with EA's NHL series.

Shutting down the servers is going to reduce their overhead costs so I see why as a business standpoint. I read that 2k won't be doing MLB titles anymore as well so expect MLB 2k12's servers to shut down in the year to come.

It's bad enough that we sports fans buy a new sports game every year with minimal changes other then the rosters....now we have no choice if we want to keep older titles to play online. Things like this will lead to more pirating of sports games. Nobody want to be forced to pay $60 for a game and then have the servers shut down a year later giving you no choice but to buy the next $60 game. People are going to look for other ways around having to pay full price for a new game because their money for the current game didn't stretch out for more then a year.

NYC_Gamer4246d ago

That is real cheap on the part of 2K sports..I'm sure many people enjoyed playing 2K12 online and it just came out last year...

bubblebeam4246d ago

Why is this not illegal? When are games going to be treated seriously by the law? If this happened with anything else, people would be up in arms wanting blood.

I think the only fair thing to do is that when people buy these games, included in the sticker price is a bond. After the servers shut down, 2K (in this case) have to pay them the bond back, whether it be bank deposit or game credits.

I think next-gen developers are going to be doing this to many more games. It basically forces you to buy the newer one. Why people still buy these games is outstanding. Have they no freaking morals?

Psychotica4246d ago

Not sure but I think the back of the box says they can disable the online part anytime..

DeadlyFire4246d ago

I was going to buy 2k12 this year and play it online haha.

I think one year is absurb. The typical console server shutdown is 2 years, but hey on PC I can run my own server for any game anytime.

Psychotica4246d ago

So keep this in mind if you are thinking about buying 2K13..

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