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NBA 2K12 Video Review (SI Game Room)

Sports Illustrated’s Game Room has posted a video review of NBA 2K12, awarding it a score of 10/10.

This is the second perfect score the game has received following GamesRadar. Don’t forget to add your thoughts on the game here in the Forum and discuss the SI review here.

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New Poll: How do you rate NBA 2K12?

NBA 2K12 is out now in North American stores and will be out soon worldwide. I was able to pick up a copy yesterday so I’ll be posting my impressions in the not too distant future, but in the meantime you can have your say in our impressions thread and our new poll, which asks “How do you rate NBA 2K12?” Cast your vote now!

Our previous poll asked “What are you most looking forward to playing in NBA 2K12?” My Player was the most popular choice, garnering 44% of the vote, NBA’s Greatest came in second with 19%, and Association followed closely in third place with 18%. 8% were most looking forward to the new online Association while 7% expressed a preference for the My Player offshoot mode, Creating a Legend. A final 4% indicated they were most looking forward to something else in this year’s game.

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File Additions for NBA 2K12

Here we have our first file additions for NBA 2K12. Thanks to everyone who has started using the upload feature in our Downloads section, please keep the contributions coming!

Author: nba2kway
NBA 2K12 IFF File Decompressor

Author: JaoSming
Unlock All – Including Retro Kings and Warriors

Author: Fifedawg
The 2K12 Rating Encyclopedia

Author: Vl@d Zola Jr.
Court Logos Normalizer (for non-US residents)

Author: MGX
NBA TV & TNT Scoreboard
NBA’s Greatest NBC Scoreboard

Author: JoeJames
ESPN Scoreboard

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Da Czar’s Strategy Session: Pick and Roll Control

Da Czar has posted another Strategy Session video. This time, Czar offers tips to help you make use of the pick and roll controls in NBA 2K12.

Check it out here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video and see more from Czar over on the Sim Citi blog.

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GamesRadar NBA 2K12 Review (10/10)

GamesRadar have posted a review of NBA 2K12, becoming the first publication to award the game a perfect score of 10/10. The review praises NBA’s Greatest, enhanced gameplay, improved My Player and presentation in this year’s game, though the reviewer notably has not spent time with the game’s online modes.

What’s your take on the scores NBA 2K12 has been receiving? What are your impressions of the game? Join in the discussion in the NBA 2K12 section of the NLSC Forum. The modding community is also gearing up to create updates for the game (at this time some tools still need to be updated), so stay tuned to the Releases & Previews section and look out for the first file additions for NBA 2K12 to be posted here soon.

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NBA Jam: On Fire Edition DLC – Time is Money

NBA Jam: On Fire Edition is out now on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network at a cost of 1200 Microsoft Points or $14.99. Downloadable content is also already available for the game in the form of the “Time is Money” pack, which allows you to unlock every legend, mascot, privilege and 12+ special teams along with a bonus 10,000 JAM Bucks to continue unlocking content from the in-game JAM Store.

The DLC costs $4.99 on PSN and 400 Microsoft Points on XBL. Additionally, if you have a save file from last year’s game, you are instantly rewarded with 15,000 JAM Bucks and level up to Level 10 straight away. If you’ve picked up the game, we invite you to share your impressions in this thread in The Virtual Hardwood.

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Da Czar’s Strategy Session: Practicing Your Plays

In addition to his Play of the Day feature, Da Czar has also started a new Strategy Sessions series of videos. The first one offers tips on practicing plays in NBA 2K12.

You can discuss Czar’s videos in this thread in the NLSC Forum. Also be sure to check out his blog here.

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NBA 2K12 Stuff: GameInformer Review, Chat with MJ, PlayStation Move Blog

With NBA 2K12 finally here, things are set to get really busy around these parts. Reviews, blogs and feature articles are pouring in, here are a few you may be interested in checking out.

First of all, ESPN.com’s Jon Robinson conducted an interview with cover player Michael Jordan, who spoke about his influence on the game, his satisfaction in how he is represented and his thoughts on the inclusion of the other legends involved in NBA’s Greatest. MJ notably expresses disappointment that Charles Barkley could not be included in the game.

GameInformer have posted their review of NBA 2K12, awarding it a score of 9.5/10 (the same score IGN gave the game) and dubbed it “the best basketball sim ever”. It does note issues with online play and bemoans the lockout’s effect on the game’s current rosters, but as the score would indicate it is an overwhelmingly positive review on the whole.

Finally, Ronnie 2K has also posted an entry over on the official PlayStation blog, detailing the PlayStation Move controls in NBA 2K12 and touting some of the key features of this year’s game. Discuss all of these articles in the NBA 2K12 section of the Forum and don’t forget to check out JaoSming’s impressions of the game right here on the main page, as well as share your opinions here.

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NBA Jam: On Fire Edition Demo (GameSpot)

GameSpot have posted a video offering another preview of NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, including a chat with producer Cody Sawatsky.

Check it out here if you can’t see the video. Look out for my impressions of NBA Jam: On Fire Edition to be posted soon.

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NBA Jam: On Fire Edition Launch Trailer

NBA Jam: On Fire Edition was released yesterday on the PlayStation Network and is out today on Xbox Live. As such, EA Sports have released a new trailer to celebrate the launch.

Click here to watch the video on the NLSC’s YouTube channel if you can’t see the embedded video. Remember you can discuss the trailer and all aspects of NBA Jam: On Fire Edition in The Virtual Hardwood section of the NLSC Forum.

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NBA 2K12 Launch Trailer

2K Sports have released a new trailer to celebrate the launch of NBA 2K12.

If you can’t view the embedded video, click here to watch it on our YouTube channel. Feel free to post any thoughts below in the comments or here in the Forum; thanks to Phraynk for the heads up.

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NBA Jam: On Fire Edition Out Today (PSN); Quick Look & GameSpot Review

NBA Jam: On Fire Edition comes out today on the PlayStation Network and will be available at a cost of $14.99. Xbox 360 users will be able to get the game tomorrow for 1200 Microsoft Points. I’ve actually received a copy of the game and will be posting some impressions within the next day or so.

In the meantime, you can check out a Quick Look at the game courtesy of Giant Bomb, which includes a game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the New York Knicks. GameSpot have also posted their review of the Xbox 360 version, awarding it a score of 8.5 out of 10, praising several aspects of the game but opining that there is still some cheapness to the AI. Don’t forget that you can discuss NBA Jam: On Fire Edition in The Virtual Hardwood section of the NLSC Forum.

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Da Czar’s NBA 2K12 Play of the Day – Wizards

Da Czar has posted the next video in his NBA 2K12 Play of the Day series, this time spotlighting the Washington Wizards.

Be sure to check it out and add your thoughts here in the Forum. If you can’t see the embedded video, please click here to watch it over on YouTube.

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NBA 2K12 Out Today

The wait is finally over! NBA 2K12 is out today in North America on PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii and Xbox 360. Several gamers have already picked up their copy thanks to midnight releases, so no doubt we can expect an influx of impressions, reviews and user videos in the near future. Unfortunately for me it seems Aussie stores are adhering to the street date, so I won’t get my hands on the game until this Friday. However, I’m sure other members of the NLSC Team will be posting their impressions in the meantime.

With the game out, I’d like to invite everyone to join in discussion in the NBA 2K12 section of the NLSC Forum. If you’d just like to declare that you’ve picked up your copy, you may do so in this thread. To post quick thoughts on the game or post a question for folks who have the game, please use this thread. For anything and everything else, by all means feel free to create new threads as appropriate. If you’ve got any content you’d like to share, be it a review for The Soapbox or perhaps a video, please drop us a line.

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REDitor II v2.3 Now Available

Vl@d Zola Jr. has released v2.3 of REDitor II for NBA 2K11 and NBA 2K10, the final release before NBA 2K12 comes out. The latest version adds some new fields for the NBA 2K11 Xbox 360 roster tables, adds the ability to use Association and My Player files from the Xbox 360 version with the Roster Exchanger and fixed a glitch which caused all names to be blanked on rare occasions.

You can get the latest version here in our Downloads database. Be sure to check out Vl@d’s release thread for REDitor II here in the NBA 2K11 section of the NLSC Forum for support and additional release notes.

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