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Face Scanning Coming to NBA 2K17 PC

NBA 2K17: A Cutscene in MyCAREER

Good news, PC gamers! After it appeared as though the PC version of NBA 2K17 would miss out on the ability to scan in MyPLAYER faces through the MyNBA2K17 app, it appears as though that functionality will not be restricted to the consoles after all.

Chris Manning (aka LD2K) has confirmed that PC users will be able to use the MyNBA2K17 app to scan their faces into NBA 2K17 come the Early Tip-Off Weekend, September 16th.

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users can already scan their faces and make use of them in The Prelude, the free downloadable experience that offers a head start on MyCAREER and some early hands-on time with the game. The Prelude is not available for PC, but it’s great to hear that the PC will not be left out in the cold in terms of face scanning.

Last year, a patch added face scanning functionality to NBA 2K16 PC, however it only supported devices with Intel RealSense cameras. Until today’s announcement, it seemed as though that would be the only face scanning option in NBA 2K17 PC, but fortunately for gamers who aren’t looking to buy a new laptop or all-in-one PC, that won’t be the case.

Thanks to LD2K for the good news, and to zzcoolj21 for the heads up in the Forum!

NBA 2K17 Dynamic Commentary Trailer; MyNBA2K17 Out Now

NBA 2K17: Paul George

The latest trailer for NBA 2K17 spotlights the dynamic commentary in this year’s game. This year, Kevin Harlan and lead analyst Greg Anthony will be joined by a rotation of second analysts, including Chris Webber, Steve Smith, Brent Barry, Doris Burke, and Clark Kellogg. David Aldridge has also been added to the broadcast team, as he takes over sideline reporting duties. There will be eleven national broadcasters in total, with over 400 hours of new commentary.

Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, and Shaquille O’Neal return with their studio show, and will now conduct interviews with your MyPLAYER. The trailer also showcases some of the new dialogue recorded by real NBA coaches, and includes a few impressive highlights in the form of gameplay snippets. Check out the trailer below, or catch it here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video.

Additionally, the MyNBA2K17 app is now available for Android and iOS devices. At present, we can play MyTEAM Mobile and scan our faces, however we won’t be able to see the scans until The Prelude is released. Nevertheless, if you’d like to take a peek at how face scanning works this year, you can go ahead and install the app.

Got any thoughts on dynamic commentary in NBA 2K17, or impressions of MyNBA2K17 so far? Feel free to share them in the comments below, and join in all of the discussion that’s taking place in the NBA 2K17 section of the NLSC Forum.

NLSC Podcast – Episode #173

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Episode #173 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Arcane, Kenny, and I have plenty to discuss this week with a barrage of NBA 2K17 news, some very enjoyable sessions of 2K Pro-Am in NBA 2K16, and the conclusion of the basketball tournament at the 2016 Olympic Games.

On this week’s show…

  • After a very quiet preview season, the floodgates have seemingly opened on NBA 2K17 news. We begin with a few thoughts on the “Friction” trailer.
  • Hands-on impressions from various media outlets have given us some information about a few of the key changes to gameplay this year. We break down some of the key points, and give our opinions.
  • Does this year’s Achievement list tell us anything about NBA 2K17, specifically the direction of MyCAREER?
  • Player ratings are starting to be revealed, and Karl-Anthony Towns’ 88 Overall in particular has caught our eye.
  • Speaking of Towns, he’s been revealed as the cover player for the MyNBA2K17 app. As hinted at a few months ago, the app will include face scanning capabilities, but unfortunately the PC version has been left out.
  • We reflect on an incident involving basketball gamers and NBA 2K’s community managers on Twitter last week, which rubbed quite a few people the wrong way.
  • In Our Week in Basketball Gaming: a couple of very exciting sessions of 2K Pro-Am, featuring some clutch performances.
  • Following their best ever run, the Australian Boomers fell to Spain in the bronze medal game at the 2016 Olympic Games. We’re certainly proud, but also a little disappointed, not to mention miffed with the officiating.
  • We wrap up Episode #173 of the NLSC Podcast with another edition of Trivia Time!

Click Play to listen to the show!

Have some thoughts on the latest episode? Sound off in the comments below, or here in the Forum. Also, if there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss on the next episode of the NLSC Podcast, feel free to hit us up in this thread.

Karl-Anthony Towns on MyNBA2K17 Cover

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It’s been revealed that Team 2K member and 2016 Rookie of the Year Karl-Anthony Towns will be the “cover” player for the MyNBA2K17 companion app for NBA 2K17. The app will be available for Android and iOS devices on September 8th 2016, at no cost. In addition to mini-games that allow users to earn Virtual Currency daily, MyNBA2K17 will also feature access to the Auction House, the MyPLAYER store, and 2KTV.

The app is also how we’ll be able to scan our faces into the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of NBA 2K17. This feature was previously hinted at during the Season 2 finale of 2KTV, and the approach worked very well in NBA Live 16 last year. Unfortunately, Operation Sports has been able to confirm that MyNBA2K17 will not support face scanning for the PC version of NBA 2K17, which is a definitely a missed opportunity.

In other NBA 2K17 news, SLAM Magazine has posted their own hands-on preview of the game. There isn’t too much in the way of new information, but it does mention that Stephen Curry will indeed be very tough to guard in this year’s title. Popular Science has also posted a preview that mentions a little more about enhancements to physics, and the removal of clipping through limbs.

Do you have any thoughts on the latest news? Feel free to have your say in the comments section below, as well as in our NBA 2K17 Forum.