Da Czar continues to provide pointers for NBA 2K12 players with the third installment of his Strategy Session series for this year’s game. In the latest video, Czar runs through the essentials of playcalling in NBA 2K12.
As you may remember in my initial impressions of NBA 2K12, I mentioned that 2K changed the compression format of the iff files this year which did not allow for any of our editing tools to extract or import textures. Essentially this meant we couldn’t customize the look or feel of the game at all like we have in years past. Thankfully, only two days after 2K12’s release, our friends from ModdingWay released a tool that allows us to decompress the new 2K12 iff files. The following is a report on the status of patching NBA 2K12 PC.
EA Sports have released another launch trailer for NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, this time highlighting some of the NBA legends that appear in this year’s game.
Watch it here over on our YouTube channel if the embedded video isn’t working for you. Check back soon for my NBA Jam: On Fire Edition impressions and feel free to add yours here in The Virtual Hardwood section.
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.
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!
NBA 2K12 IFF File Decompressor
Unlock All – Including Retro Kings and Warriors
The 2K12 Rating Encyclopedia
Author: Vl@d Zola Jr.
Court Logos Normalizer (for non-US residents)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.