EA chose to release NBA Live 14 to compete with NBA 2K14. This is a bad idea as the game is nowhere to the level of what 2K Sports have done with their games. EA canceled NBA Elite 11 and NBA Live 13 because they were not up to par. EA has not made a basketball game for three years, but they finally thought they struck “gold” with NBA Live 14. The game has been released for the PS4 and Xbox One only and was expected to be a triumphant return. Sadly though, the game is horrible and even worse than I had ever imagined. I always wanted to play NBA Live 14 just to see how bad it really was. I’ve read online reviews and seen Youtube videos, but I wanted to experience the horror myself. I gotta say after briefly playing the game, it turned out worse than I expected it to be. This is one of the few times in my life that my expectations were low for something, but it turned out to be worse than that. The only other time this has happened was my low expectations for WrestleMania 27. I anticipated that PPV to suck, but it exceeded even “suck” level. NBA Live 14 is on the same level of “worse than suck” as WrestleMania 27. Let’s start off by describing how atrocious the graphics are. For a PS4 and Xbox One title, you expect the game to look really realistic. I played NBA 2K14 on the PS4 and was amazed at its visuals. NBA Live 14 however looks more like an average looking PS3 game at best. The players all look like plastic dolls and everything just looks so “last-gen”. As bad as the game looks, the animation is even worse. The players all move very stiffly and everything looks false. I doubt the game was motion-captured because players’ movements appear very robotic. Even when I’m “sprinting”, it just looks as if players are just walking instead. Please, don’t get me started on how players shoot and block in this game. It’s just horrendous thinking about it. Some people might say graphics and animations aren’t everything as it’s the gameplay that counts. Well, NBA Live 14 fails miserably in the gameplay department too. It’s so hard to make a single bucket in this game. No matter how hard I tried, the ball would rarely go inside the hoop. I played a 20 minute game and only scored 20 points! It doesn’t matter where you shoot or what player you use, it’s hard to just get a point on the board… Not to mention the game is a step backwards for the NBA Live series as a whole. I used to enjoy the “Slam Dunk” contest and “All Star Weekend” modes. Well, NBA Live 14 doesn’t feature them at all. I know NBA 2K14 doesn’t feature them either, but at least the actual gameplay is good. Hopefully these modes will come back in NBA...
There's nothing like a good, solid emotional breakdown to really liven up your day. And when it happens in a video game? Even better.
Fans of Kuroko's Basketball can now smell like two of the series' characters... and we don't just mean the stench of old gym socks and sweat. Premium Bandai...
Kommenden Freitag erscheint das zweite Lösungsbuch zu Pokémon X und Pokémon Y, das den Pokédex und Hilfe für die Story nach der Pokémon-Liga enthält. Zuvor war der 22. Januar 2014 als Erscheinungsdatum angegeben, seit kurzem ist der 6. Dezember als Termin bekannt.
Update, 03.12.2013: Der Termin für das zweite Lösungsbuch wurde offenbar nun auf den 13. Dezember geändert.
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Are you surprised? I'm not surprised. I don't think anyone is surprised. Pokémon is one of the more popular franchises on Kotaku, too, especially in recent days since the release of X and Y.
Adrenaline Mob has been teasing a new album and the replacement for Mike Portnoy since October. Now we know not only who the new guy behind the drum kit will be, but when we can expect to hear new music. It was announced today that Adrenaline Mob has signed a new deal with Century Media [...]
San Francisco police arrested a man they suspect of killing a person trying to sell a PlayStation 4 through an online ad. It's believed to be the second homicide related to the console since its launch on Nov. 15.
Liselotte to Majo no Mori author cannot say for sure when she can return to work
Battlefield 4 has had its fair share of issues since it’s launch last month, but has been slowly being patched across the various platforms. The PlayStation 4 version was expected to be patched today, but now it has been delayed. Game developer DICE posted on their messageboard about the reason for the delay: The PS4 game update that was originally meant to go live Dec 3 is undergoing some additional testing and will be rescheduled for a later date. We will get back with final details as soon as we have verification that the update is good to go. The patches for Battlefield 4 on Xbox One and PC are still expected to be uploaded this week, so if you have either of those versions, keep an eye out for those soon.
Day-one Xbox One adopters have had their consoles for a week and a half now, and the warts are starting to show. Over the past few days, we've seen a serge of complaints about the new Xbox's interface and operating system, and today, Microsoft's publicly promising that they'll do better.
Kinect-supported (or sanctioned) cussin' was introduced in the FIFA and NBA 2K series last year, but on the Xbox One, both games have stepped up their penalties if you can't keep your potty mouth under control. In FIFA, you'll get a nastygram from your club's ownership, even.
We’re winding down the year, getting our Top 10 lists ready, and preparing for the annual period of no new music that usually encompasses the holiday season. However, the book has not been closed on 2013 yet. There are still a few more new releases to cover before all is said and done, so let’s [...]
The Xbox One launched in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand on November 22. Microosoft announced that the console sold more than one million units in less than 24 hours. Sales for the first 48 hours are now in. The Xbox One sold 1,186,324 in its first two days, according to VGChartz.
Software sales figures are also in. Like with the PlayStation 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts had the biggest opening with 755,462 units sold. That puts the attach rate at 63.7 percent Battlefield 4 sold 436,069 units. The attach rate is 36.8 percent.
Forza Motorsport 5 was the bestselling exclusive game at launch, with sales of 423,317. Dead Rysing 3 sold 282,877 units, Ryse: Son of Rome sold 281,660 units, and Zoo Tycoon sold 20,650 units.
In total, 3,246,484 games were sold in the first two days in the US. For every Xbox One that was sold gamers picked up 2.74 games.
1. Call of Duty: Ghosts - 755,462
Stay tuned as VGChartz provides up to date pre-order figures for the Xbox One. Also make sure to check out the Xbox One wiki for more info and a full list of announced games.
While most gamers’ eyes may be on the newly released PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the Wii U is quietly building a formidable library of games. The Wii U may have had a weak launch in 2012, but throughout the year we have gained more and more Wii U titles, even with the delay of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze until February. If you are looking for the best games to buy for the Wii U over the holidays, check out our Wii U gift guide for some ideas. Console – $299.99 When looking to purchase a Wii U system, you do have a few different options to choose from. The first of these is the Wii U Deluxe Set that was the original top tier model, which comes with Nintendo Land packaged inside. The second bundle available is the The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Wii U bundle that comes with a download code for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD and a digital download of The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, a collector’s book for the series. Lastly, we have the most recent bundle that includes New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U. Each of these bundles are available at the same price point of $299.99, so it really all depends on what game you would prefer to get with your console. Wii U Pro Controller – $49.99 The Wii U consoles themselves come with the central element of the console, the GamePad. However, there is also a more classic controller option that can be used in a large number of games known as the Wii U Pro Controller. The Pro Controller is very reminiscent of the Xbox 360 and Xbox One controller while providing a great experience, especially in multiplatform titles such as the Assassin’s Creed series. Super Mario 3D World (Platformer Fans) -$59.99 There was no way that this game could not be first on this list. There is no reason for anybody that owns a Wii U to not also own this game. Super Mario 3D World is the sequel to the 3DS title Super Mario 3D Land, but on a much grander scale. There is an abundance of content and the game just feels magical to play throughout. The multiplayer aspect makes it even better to play with your family and friends, especially around the holidays. Check out our review. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (Action Fans) – $49.99 While this title may be a remake of a classic game for the Gamecube, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD needs to be a part of your collection. The game takes the already gorgeous Wind Waker and brings it to the HD age successfully. Do not think that this is just a visual makeover either, as there are multiple additions that fix complaints to the original, including a faster moving sail and an improved Triforce Chart Quest, amongst many other things. If you...
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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is Amazon's video game Gold Box deal today. It's marked down to $30 and you also get the bonus option of the PS3 digital version if you prefer. Remember that you can upgrade to next-gen for an additional $10. [Amazon]
Since 1994, every major Sony console has launched with an installment of Namco Bandai's (in)famous arcade racing franchise. There were Ridge Racer games at the launch of the Nintendo DS, 3DS and Microsoft's Xbox 360 as well. This generation? Nothing. Meanwhile, on iOS and Android...
The PlayStation 4 has sold 2.1 million units worldwide as of December 1, according to Andrew House, the President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment. The PlayStation 4 is the fastest selling console to hit two million units sold.
"It’s an impressive and record-setting accomplishment for our company and for our industry, and we couldn’t have done it without you," said House. "I want to personally thank PlayStation fans, both old and new, for your vote of confidence. The best part: the PS4 journey has just begun. In addition to an incredible lineup of PS4 games from the best developers in the world, we will continue to introduce valuable new features and services to PS4 in the months and years ahead."
"While PS4’s capabilities will continue to evolve, our commitment to gamers and breakthrough entertainment remains steadfast," House continued. "We believe that video games represent the pinnacle of artistry and entertainment, and we will work tirelessly to make sure that PlayStation remains the best place to play."
The PlayStation 4 hit store shelves on November 29 in Europe, Australia, and Latin America and is now available in 32 countries. 700,000 units have been sold through across Europe and Australia, as of December 1.
The PlayStation 4 launched on November 15 in North America and sold 1.07 million units in the first 48 hours, according to VGChartz. There were also more than two million games sold in the US in the first two days, bring the attach ratio to more than 2 to 1.
According to the Detroit News, Metallica’s Orion Music + More Festival won’t be coming back to Detroit next year. In fact, it won’t be coming anywhere next year, as the fest is taking a year off. Promoter C3 Presents confirmed that Metallica will be taking 2014 off Orion, since they’ll be touring in Europe and [...]
Here's what's going on Talk Amongst Yourselves, our reader-written blog: Handy with a pencil? GiantBoyDetective is looking for an artist collaborator for his webcomic. Internet stardom awaits! (Maybe.) Marsh Naylor visits the set of a webseries where you have to eat cat food if you suck at video games. And Stormborn keeps on cranking out great Super Mario Brothers redesigns. King Boo and Petey Piranha look particularly scary from this batch.