Saturday, September 20, 2008

NBA 2K9

The only video game I play regularly is NBA 2K9. I've tried EA's Live series - looks great and has some cool features, but the A.I. and simulation aspects of their game don't come close to what 2K Sports puts out every year. Coming out October 7th, the latest version is looking better than ever with the following improvements:

GAMEPLAY FEATURES

Shot Stick Advanced - The revolutionary Shot Stick control system takes it one step further, allowing you to change your shots in mid-air.

Adaptive AI - Adaptive AI will read, react, and adjust in real time to your strategies. Your teammates will initiate cuts, picks, and post-ups based on how you handle the ball, while your opponent modifies strategy to fit the pace of the game.

The Association 2.0 - The BEST just got even better. With NBA.com, you'll have access to all the latest rumors, trades, scores news stories and more, plus new features like Player Personalities, Ambitions, and Player Roles, a plethora of customizable options, and NEW mini-game drills make this is the deepest and most robust Franchise mode on the market.

PRESENTATION FEATURES

2K-HD - Drastically improved facial and skin textures, better uniforms, improved eye movement and more realistic crowd reactions bring the game alive like never before.

All-New Broadcast Team - Analyst Clark Kellogg and sideline reporter Cheryl Miller join color commentator Kevin Harlan to create one of the most knowledgeable broadcast teams in the game.

Better Replays & Cut Scenes - End each quarter with enhanced, multiple angle replay highlights, and be rewarded like never before with all-new, true-to-life celebration sequences after you capture the NBA championship.

ONLINE FEATURES

NBA 2K Online Features - 2K Sports' industry leading online service gets all-new features like 5-on-5 Multiplayer mode with Total Team Control and a new ranking system--from Bench Warmer to Rookie to Pro to Superstar--that shows you how to match up against your opponents.

2K Share - Create, upload, and share rosters, sliders, and even players created with the all-new Player DNA feature. This also includes the newly revamped Reelmaker, where you can now direct your own digital video highlight reels and post them on 2KSports.com or your personal web page for all the world to watch and admire.


Official 2K9 Trailer #1



I can't wait to take over the Warriors in Association mode, place Monta on the inactive list, and tank for Ricky Rubio in the 2009 draft. Wright, Randolph, and Biedrins will put on some weight in my offseason training program, eventually becoming the quickest and tallest frontcourt trio in the league. There goes my beauty rest.

Monday, September 15, 2008

POLL RESULTS: MONTA ELLIS INJURY

How Should the Warriors Reprimand Ellis?

Large Fine: 16 (47%)
Suspension: 1 (2%)
Redo Contract: 12 (41%)
Do Nothing: 3 (8%)