Playing Basketball With a Portal Gun Would Be Awesome

Two scientists get their hands on an Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device. Do they try to unlock its secrets? Eventually, maybe. But, first, there's an epic game of hoops to be had. » 12/22/14 7:30pm 12/22/14 7:30pm

The Difference Between Real Life And Anime Basketball

Yeah, one of them is a bit more dramatic. Inspired by Kuroko no Basket, squishguin's video is really spot on with all the talking and small details. This could work with any kind of sport. » 8/21/14 7:00am 8/21/14 7:00am

The Most Hilarious Sports Game Glitches, Now In Motion

The constant progression of annual sport titles has another advantage besides the games getting more and more realistic every year. It creates moments where the players go nuts—suddenly, our ordinary game turns itself into Dragon Ball Z or Super Smash TV. We selected below a few of these from the last few years' FIFA » 2/26/13 8:00pm 2/26/13 8:00pm

China is Linsane. It's Trying To Claim Jeremy Lin.

If you're a basketball fan, or a New Yorker, you've definitely heard about Linsanity. It's the underdog story of a Chinese American Harvard graduate being undrafted and cut from NBA teams before exploding in, well, "Linsanity". And for the past two weeks, it has been the talk of the sports world. No one saw Jeremy Lin… » 2/20/12 6:45am 2/20/12 6:45am

Watch This Guy Utterly Destroy an Arcade Basketball Machine

This dude takes arcade basketball to the next level. He went through the effort of hijacking all of the extra basketballs in the arcade, and then proceeds to hurl rocks like a champion. » 12/16/11 12:40pm 12/16/11 12:40pm

If This is the Only NBA on Your TV All Year, NBA 2K12 Supplies the…

Baseball parks' larger, varying dimensions and nonstandard playing areas make for unique camera angles, familiar for fans who watch the local broadcasts but markedly different to others. MLB 2K11 (and MLB The Show 11) sought to replicate this in this year's game. But just because the court dimensions are uniform and… » 10/26/11 8:30pm 10/26/11 8:30pm

Locked out LeBron Finds Work in Madden

With the first two weeks of the NBA season canceled thanks to the lockout, some players have gone looking for alternative employment. Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz, for example, was in a Starcraft pro gaming tournament this past weekend, just barely finishing out of the money. » 10/13/11 8:30pm 10/13/11 8:30pm

NBA 2K12: The Kotaku Review

Midway through an early season Hornets-Heat contest the screen cuts to a promotion telling me Friday night, Kobe Bryant and the Lakers take on the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center. Sounds like a good game, I think to myself. What time is that on? 7:30 p.m., the screen tells me. » 10/12/11 5:00pm 10/12/11 5:00pm

It Takes Two to Make NBA Jam Go Right

The inability to switch off between players was one of the few drawbacks of an otherwise rollicking NBA Jam revival last year. It required some clunky manipulation of your starting lineup and defense, for those who actually played it, often left a man open as you instinctively swarmed to the guy your CPU partner was… » 10/09/11 11:00pm 10/09/11 11:00pm

Every Night is Basketball Appreciation Night in NBA 2K12

It is 2 a.m. and I'm going to score 60 points with Dell Curry. Having unlocked the 1992-1993 Charlotte Hornets—you had better believe it was the first thing I did in NBA 2K12—I've started Dell in place of Kendall Gill and he is, well, he's beating his son. Stephen Curry's Golden State Warriors have no answer for… » 10/04/11 5:00pm 10/04/11 5:00pm

I Could Never Stay Mad at You, NBA 2K12

NBA 2K12 has had a rough couple of weeks. A lot of the goodwill built up in August for the game's nostalgic "NBA's Greatest" mode was washed out by news of lockout-frozen rosters and repackaged premium DLC. And then Kurtis Blow comes up over the speakers, and Dikembe wags his finger at you, and you find yourself… » 9/29/11 11:20pm 9/29/11 11:20pm

NBA 2K12 Debuts on iPhone Next Week

2K Sports' award-winning NBA 2K series will debut on iOS mobile devices next week with NBA 2K12 the same day the title releases on consoles and PC. The game will include the popular "Jordan Challenge" that made last year's NBA 2K11 such a hit. » 9/29/11 7:30pm 9/29/11 7:30pm

NBA 2K12's Legendary Teams Are Pay-to-Play for Online Multiplayer

Earlier this month Kotaku reported, per 2K Sports itself, that the historic teams featured in NBA 2K12's "NBA's Greatest" mode would not be available for online play. That turns out not to be the case. A Twitter photo from someone with the game already shows that gamers can take the 1993 Chicago Bulls or 1986 Boston… » 9/28/11 7:30pm 9/28/11 7:30pm

NBA 2K12 is not a "Roster Update"—and That's the Problem

Roster update. In sports video games, it's not a selling point as much as it is a term of abuse, one that implies that accurate rosters in annual titles have almost no value to a discerning video gamer. Well, in a couple of weeks, we may find out how important this baseline expectation really is. » 9/17/11 4:00pm 9/17/11 4:00pm

NBA 2K12 Demo Arrives Next Week

2K Sports just announced on the Facebook page for NBA 2K12 that the game's demo will arrive on Tuesday, for both PS3 and Xbox 360, two weeks before its Oct. 4 release. » 9/16/11 8:30pm 9/16/11 8:30pm

NBA Boss isn't the First League Commissioner to Appear in a Video Game…

Some ramped-up role-playing sequences in NBA 2K12's "My Player" career mode have delivered an unlikely first: David Stern, the NBA commissioner, is the first league officer—to anyone's recollection—to appear, both in voice and in motion capture, in a video game. » 9/15/11 8:30pm 9/15/11 8:30pm

The Six Biggest Sports in the World in One Kinect Game

Why worry about which sports game to play on your Xbox 360 when you can get baseball, hockey, basketball, golf, football, and other football, all in one handy Kinect game? » 9/09/11 2:00pm 9/09/11 2:00pm

NBA 2K12 Offers In-Game Ads You May Actually Enjoy Watching

That's because you'll star in them. In the "My Player" career mode, if you become a superstar you'll be pitched to appear in official league advertisements, including the league's well known "Where Amazing Happens," campaign, with you as the amazing happening. » 9/08/11 10:00pm 9/08/11 10:00pm

Rookies Won't Appear in NBA 2K12 Until the Lockout is Over

Interesting tidbit surfaced from a hands-on post about NBA 2K12 over at Operation Sports: None of the rookies taken in the NBA Draft will appear in the game until the league resolves its labor dispute with the players' union. » 9/08/11 6:00pm 9/08/11 6:00pm

Peter Moore: EA Sports' NBA Game "Will Take a Few Years" Before It…

Though recently promoted to Electronic Arts' chief operating officer, EA Sports' old boss, Peter Moore, still is involved with products coming out of that division. And in an interview with IndustryGamers, he said he doesn't expect their next NBA simulation, due in 2012 after a two-year hiatus, to compete with NBA 2K » 9/04/11 2:00pm 9/04/11 2:00pm