Episode #171 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! It’s our longest episode in a while as we had a lot to talk about this week, from the first teaser trailer for NBA 2K17, to the Boomers vs. Team USA. Also, some of our favourite memories of Dynasty Mode, and our most recent sessions of 2K Pro-Am.
On this week’s show…
- The first official teaser trailer for NBA 2K17 has been released. We react to the trailer, and some of us struggle to correctly articulate the name of the US national anthem.
- On the subject of teasers and news, we also discuss the problem with gaming sites and YouTubers who engage in clickbait, tricking their fellow basketball gamers with fake news and completely unrelated content.
- Will an increase in video game prices and the rise of microtransactions result in longer development cycles for sports games?
- What are some of our favourite moments in Dynasty Mode/franchise modes over the years? Which was the best edition of the mode?
- In our Week in Basketball Gaming: Possible burnout on 2K Pro-Am, and perspective on some of the improvements to shooting mechanics in recent years.
- The Orlando Magic have unveiled what is perhaps our new least favourite alternate jersey. Bring on the Nike contract!
- Australia had a fine performance against the USA in the preliminary round of the 2016 Olympic basketball tournament. We’re still picking the USA to win the gold, but are we more optimistic about the Boomers’ chances of winning a medal?
- We wrap up Episode #171 of the NLSC Podcast with another edition of Trivia Time!
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