NBA 2K12 Developer Insight #5 – My Player

After a week of screenshots highlighting some of the additions to My Player mode in NBA 2K12, producer Erick Boenisch has provided us with the fifth Developer Insight which goes into great detail about what we can expect of the mode in terms of new features and improvements to existing ones. Erick explains how you progress through the mode from the Rookie Showcase through to a possible Hall of Fame induction and everything in between, including another rundown of the pre-Draft interviews, mock Draft and the 2011 Draft itself, contract negotiations and paychecks that can be spent on increasing ratings and adding new dunk packages.

Of note, Erick also mentions that NBA 2K12’s My Player will feature “Key Games”, so you won’t have to play each and every game in the season but rather elect to play games that feature key matchups, rival teams or have playoff implications, with stats from simulated games still counting towards the Hall of Fame goals. He also touches upon the expanded endorsements, player abilities, dynamic goals, press conferences, drills, playcalling and the starting rating. Finally, we get a teaser of some Association information as Erick mentions that Adam Silver was brought in to record audio for the second round of the Draft, hinting that he and David Stern will be featured during the Draft in Association as well as My Player. It’s well worth checking out, give it a read and join in the discussion here in the Forum.

Ronnie has also mentioned on Twitter that the next week and a half will be all about gameplay, including a word from Mike Wang.

Two New NBA Jam: On Fire Edition Screenshots

EA Sports are beginning to unveil more of the players that will be included on each team’s roster in NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, posting two new screenshots on the official Facebook page featuring Chauncey Billups and Nate Robinson.

Check them out in our NBA Jam: On Fire Edition screenshots gallery or here in the NLSC Forum and share your thoughts.

The NBA 2K Debate: Which is the greatest team of all-time?

To further promote all the legends and classic teams in NBA 2K12, 2K Sports have launched the NBA 2K Debate which invites fans to pick one of the teams in the game, create a video explaining why you believe it’s the greatest team of all-time, upload it to YouTube and submit it via the NBA 2K Debate website. 2K themselves tip the debate off with none other than Michael Jordan.

Talk about the video and your pick in the debate in this thread. For anyone creating videos for the debate, feel free to share them as well.

NBA 2K12 Final My Player Screenshot – Hall of Fame

The final screenshot of the week leading into the My Player Insight (which will be posted in a couple of hours) showcases the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

The description for the photo states that you can write your own speech, choosing who you thank for your career and who you omit.  Ronnie 2K said that his player retired after 17 years in the league and won a championship with Melo and Amare after being traded to the Knicks.  You can discuss all of the screenshot teasers of the week in the Forum and be sure to check this space in a few hours for the full My Player Insight.

NBA 2K12 Demo Notes, Tomorrow’s Insight

Ronnie 2K has Tweeted some information about the NBA 2K12 demo, as well as a couple of notes on the My Player content that will be coming tomorrow.

Before my 10 AM My Player post, a couple admin things. Online Insight will be post demo, demo will be like last year, 7-14 days prelaunch

Last My Player screen tomorrow at 8 AM PST. Insight at 12 PM PST.

So it seems we can expect the demo to come out from mid-September onwards, though probably no earlier than the 22nd. Tomorrow’s Developer Insight should give us a detailed rundown of what to expect in My Player, with the screenshot likely being another glimpse at Ronnie’s career to date.

New NBA 2K12 Screenshots (Operation Sports)

Operation Sports have posted four new high resolution NBA 2K12 screenshots featuring current NBA players, namely Dirk Nowitzki, Tim Duncan, Wesley Matthews and Danny Granger. You can check them out in their NBA 2K12 screenshot gallery and have your say here in the NLSC Forum.

NBA 2K12 Gameplay Footage (CSNWashington.com)

CSNWashington.com has posted a video preview of NBA 2K12 featuring gameplay footage which shows off a game between the Lakers and Wizards, the 1965 Celtics taking on their rival Lakers and the Heat squaring off against the Mavericks.

Check it out here if you can’t watch the embedded video and post your thoughts in this thread.

NBA 2K12 My Player Screens from Today

The NBA 2K Facebook released two more screenshots with information today.  First up we have a shoe advertisement.

The description teased that you can create your own shoe, name it, and can be lobbied by multiple shoe companies for you endorsement.  Next we have TV Commercials.

Cool stuff indeed.  Check out all the My Player Week updates and discuss in the Forum, and be sure to check this space tomorrow when the My Player Insight is posted.

NBA 2K12 Preview: Any NBA Player in Creating a Legend Mode

Possibly recognizing the popularity of custom My Player saves that let you play as NBA players, USA Today revealed in today’s preview that you can take any current NBA player into the game’s Creating a Legend mode.  I’m going to assume that we can take any player in the roster into that mode considering it isn’t restricted to the Legends.

The preview also talked about My Player’s bi-weekly paychecks which can be spent on skill points, camps with legends, or bowling with teammates.  On top of that, it covers the pre-draft recruiting process as well as more redundant information on the Legends mode.

So check out the preview and be sure to drop by and discuss in the Forum.

NLSC Wiki Updates

Our Wiki has once again been hit hard by spambots recently, so I’ve put a few new measures in place that should hopefully prevent them from creating pages with spam links and inappropriate content. Additionally, we currently do not allow anonymous users to create pages and accounts must now be at least four days old for registered users to create pages. However, anonymous and registers users alike can edit a majority of the pages in the Wiki, with only a few select pages being locked to preserve resources and deter would-be vandals. As I’ve mentioned before, our aim is to create the ultimate resource for basketball video games, so we invite you to jump in and help us expand our articles! Be sure to check out the Help section if you’re new to Wiki formatting.

NBA Jam: On Fire Edition Release Dates Confirmed

EA Sports have officially confirmed the release dates for NBA Jam: On Fire Edition. The game will be available on the PlayStation Network in North America on October 4th and will be available worldwide in the Xbox Live Marketplace on October 5th, at a cost of $15 or 1200 Microsoft Points. Remember you can discuss all the latest news and previews for NBA Jam: On Fire Edition in The Virtual Hardwood section of the NLSC Forum. You can also check out our Wiki article on the game here.

NBA 2K12 My Player Week – Day 2 – Magazines

The My Player information drop keeps coming with the inclusion of Magazines your My Player can appear on.

Very cool to see this come back from last year (and Live 2004) and the caption for this picture mentions that there are multiple covers to be had in My Player.  You can check it out along with OS’s exclusive picture of more My Player advertisements in the Forum.

NBA 2K12 My Player Week – Day 2 – Billboards

Day 2 of NBA 2K12’s My Player week starts off with a picture of Ronnie2K’s My Player on a huge billboard with his team’s hometown of Minneapolis as the background.

My Player Career of Ronnie2K – Outdoor Billboards: Thanks to a promising start, the Minnesota Timberwolves put dollars behind marketing their new star SG, Ronnie. All around the city, outdoor signage goes up. This is just one of the many prominent examples around town

Another screenshot coming in about 6 hours.

Rookies in NBA 2K12 & Other Information (OS)

aholbert32 over at Operation Sports got a look at the retail version of NBA 2K12 in Washington DC today and is posting impressions and taking questions in this thread in the OS forums.

Of note, rookie art and other information is in the game, but will not be used until a roster update adds them.  You can check out some of the other tidbits of information in our Forum thread here.

NBA 2K12 My Player Week – Day 1 – The Draft

More details on NBA 2K12’s My Player mode have just been posted over on the official Facebook page, along with yet another screenshot. The latest post reveals that David Stern has lent his voice to this year’s game, as he announces each team’s pick for the first round and greets them on stage with a handshake, just as in real life.

Once again, feel free to leave a comment below or join the discussion in this thread in the Forum.