With the NBA lockout threating to keep basketball fans from experiencing what could potentially be another great year in NBA hoops. One young man finds inspiration from both the hardwood game we love, to the digital canvas of the best NBA game on the planet. NBA 2k…Star Mike a young 15-year-old out of Queens New York City is a huge fan of sports, he’s also an aspiring hip-hop artist. One of his biggest wishes is to make a song that would be fit enough to make it onto NBA 2k’s video game soundtrack. When it comes to sports games, and basketball ones. The soundtrack for NBA 2k is perhaps one of the best around. Having artist such as Drake, Snoop, Common, Kid Cudi, and others have gracing the game’s soundtrack over the years. Getting a placement on the soundtrack his a huge opportunity for an artist. It’s a hallmark for any fan of basketball, and NBA 2k not just for the music, but the honor to be part of a great sport’s game. “I play the game religiously, and follow 2k’s progress. Ronnie on twitter is one of the coolest people, and I love his conversations about the game. Hopefully I can make it on there one day.”
Michael Jordan, joined by Larry Bird and Magic Johnson, to grace three unique artistic covers in celebration of NBA legacy
2K Sports announced today that NBA® 2K12, the next installment of the top-rated and best-selling NBA video game simulation franchise*, will offer three separate covers for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft featuring three of the NBA’s greatest legends of all time, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson.
Ronnie2K here! I have been a contributor on the PlayStation.Blog many times, and I am back again for the yearly NBA 2K news cycle. Today I am extremely excited to announce the cover for NBA 2K12, the latest game in the unrivaled basketball video game franchise that sold over 5 million units last year and garnered over 20 ‘Sports Game of the Year’ accolades.
Back when the NBA video game world was expanding into giving you an actual NBA experience, the limitations of games reached beyond whatever the technology allowed.
While NBA Live 95 was revolutionizing the overall expansion of NBA video games with a 30-degree angle, instant replay and the ability to trade players, it was being hampered with the exclusion of the league’s biggest star. Michael Jordan, among others, would not allow his likeness to be sold with these games. EA Sports cleverly went around these legal issues by inserting “Player 23” onto the Bulls, and wouldn’t you know it that he seemed to have the exact same look and abilities of a certain global icon.
As we reported earlier, NBA 2K12’s cover athletes — yes, athletes — have been revealed, but I’m sure some fans aren’t sold yet. After all, we want some advancement in our games, right? Well, I was able to get my hands on NBA 2K12 and guess what? The game plays great.
The team that pulled out all the stops with last year’s bold, Jordan-themed game isn’t ready to just rest on their laurels. NBA 2K12 looks to capture the authenticity of the NBA by adding a plethora of gameplay improvements that help keep the player feeling immersed in the game while simultaneously ramping up the attention to detail in order to properly recreate NBA atmosphere.
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