GameSpot have posted a new NBA Jam: On Fire Edition trailer which reveals a few more unlockable special players in this year’s game. In addition to Euroleague players, NBA Street characters and even the Honey Badgers, this year characters from EA’s SSX series will be hooping it up.
The delayed Controls Trailer for NBA 2K12 has finally been uploaded by 2K Sports.
This should help with the last 6 days of the demo leading into the game’s release on October 4th. Be sure to check out the Controls Insight from last week and discuss in the Forum. Thanks to Forum user Bliss for the heads up.
The last bunch of Developer Insights have begun rolling out now that we are less then a week away from NBA 2K12’s release. Today’s Insight covers the game’s Presentation.
The Insight covered the new camera angles and features, stat overlays, and hotspots. Tomorrow we get our first insight covering anything to do with the online modes with Online Association. Until then, comment and discuss in the Forum.
ESPN.com’s Jon Robinson has confirmed that a selection of NBA Street characters will be playable in NBA Jam: On Fire Edition. Six Street characters in all will appear in the game: Anklebreaker, Monster, Phat, Prodigy, Supersized and the face of the series, Stretch.
The Street team will be unlockable via the game’s progression system rather than a code, which will require you to earn XP and cash them in for the in-game Jam Bucks that allow you to unlock content. Check out some screenshots of the Street characters here in our gallery and post your thoughts in the comments below or in this thread.
Da Czar has posted the second video in his Play of the Day series for NBA 2K12. The latest video showcases a couple of plays for the Miami Heat.
Although it was previously confirmed that NBA 2K12’s legendary teams would not be available for online play, it appears that might not actually be the case thanks to downloadable content. SSchevyRidah has posted a screenshot revealing a rundown of the Legends Showcase in NBA 2K12, which includes the ability to play online with NBA’s Greatest teams.
As you can see, the Showcase will also feature:
- 2-on-2 Teammate Challenge
- 3-on-3 Era Challenge
- Even 21, H.O.R.S.E. and other minigames
- User selected match-ups and rules
Another NBA 2K12 screenshot highlighting an NBA’s Greatest game has been posted over the official Facebook page. This time, the starting lineups for John Stockton’s featured matchup between the 1998 Jazz and Lakers are in the spotlight.
We have a new poll up which asks “What are you most looking forward to playing in NBA 2K12?”; cast your vote now, and be sure to join in the discussion in the NBA 2K12 section of the NLSC Forum!
Our previous poll, posted on the day of our re-launch, asked “What do you think of our new design?”. It seems most of you feel our new look is at least decent, with 48% of voters feeling fairly positive towards it (a big thanks to the 27% who voted that they love it!). Not of all of you are feeling our new design and have pointed out a few things that we’ll look to tweak in the near future. In any event, thanks as always for the support and the feedback, we hope that you’ll continue to visit the NLSC as we await the release of NBA 2K12 and NBA Jam: On Fire Edition and that you’ll enjoy the content that we’ll be bringing you in the near future.
Another NBA’s Greatest lineups screenshot has been posted over on the official Facebook page. This time, Hakeem Olajuwon’s featured game between his 1994 Houston Rockets and Dikembe Mutombo’s Denver Nuggets is in the spotlight.
Having spent a couple of days playing several games of the NBA 2K12 demo, I feel it’s time to post some impressions. In a nutshell, I’m liking what I’m seeing and am definitely looking forward to the full game, though like a lot of people I did feel a little disappointed that the demo is as stripped down as it is and would’ve liked more of an opportunity to sample what’s on offer this year.
In any case, please read on for my full demo impressions, feel free to leave a comment and don’t forget to add your impressions here in the NLSC Forum. For those who haven’t seen JaoSming’s write-up on the demo be sure to check it out here, as he has updated it with some additional thoughts after further hands-on time.
EA Sports have posted two more NBA Jam: On Fire Edition screenshots here over on the official Facebook page. This week’s screenshots spotlight Deron Williams and Devin Harris, who traded places last season.
2K Sports have posted the eleventh Developer Insight for NBA 2K12 over on the official Facebook page. It features audio director Joel Simmons talking about the audio in this year’s game, beginning with the commentary. Joel details the changes with the new three man booth that now includes Steve Kerr and mentions that the commentary will better react to late game and clutch situations, as well as recent events and performance during a season.
He also talks about the commentary in NBA’s Greatest and the decision to approach it from an archival perspective, as well as the vintage arena effects and PA audio that were added along with 500 new contemporary arena-specific sounds and music clips. Improvements to crowd audio are also covered in the Insight and Joel touches on their ability to patch commentary bugs in NBA 2K12 as necessary post-launch.
Finally, the Insight includes some audio clips from the game, so that you can download and listen to examples of what Joel is talking about. Check it out and post your thoughts in this thread or feel free to leave a comment below.
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