NBA 2K15 will be hitting the PC in the exact same form as its PS4/Xbox One console brethren, with enhanced graphics options available for that platform. The screenshot above is from the PC version. That'll be good news to fans who felt that last year's release was an under-realized port. » 8/13/14 9:23am 8/13/14 9:23am

Modders Keep College Basketball Alive with 'March Madness 2K14' on PC

College basketball as a video game died long before the lawsuits that killed NCAA Football could do the job. A little more than a year ago, 2K Sports finally pulled the plug on the servers for College Hoops 2K8, the means through which most folks shared rosters reflecting the current year. But there still are ways to… » 2/02/14 2:31pm 2/02/14 2:31pm

NBA 2K14 Mod Replaces Everyone With Superheroes

Marvel and DC superheroes in a modded NBA 2k14... just what basketball needed! A modder named MGX has done just that with the PC version of the game, adding 25 well-known heroes to the roster. » 1/23/14 7:00pm 1/23/14 7:00pm

Once again, 2K Sports says it knows what the problem is with NBA 2K14. Ronnie Singh said yesterday developers are fixing crashes in the MyCareer/MyGM modes and the online "ThePark" mode. "We're getting back to normal everywhere else." Singh said. He's indicated he'll do a Reddit AMA "after a couple more things… » 1/04/14 4:08pm 1/04/14 4:08pm

If You Combined Battlefield and Forza's Outrages, You'd Have NBA 2K14

Earlier this afternoon, 2K Sports' Ronnie Singh—Ronnie2K on Twitter—gave everyone playing NBA 2K14 a code for a special pre-game player animation as a make-good for the online troubles that paralyzed the game this weekend. Naturally, when I went to enter the code on my PlayStation 4, 2K's servers were down. » 12/31/13 6:00pm 12/31/13 6:00pm

Sports Video Games in 2013: A Year in Decline

To a video gamer, the pairing was so natural that I didn't recognize how unusual it really was. On Oct. 12, ESPN broke up its top two announcing teams to put Brad Nessler and Kirk Herbstreit in the booth for the network's Texas A&M-Ole Miss nightcap. The two have, virtually anyway, worked millions of games together in… » 12/29/13 6:41pm 12/29/13 6:41pm

NBA 2K14 Keeps Crashing, but 2K Sports Says It Knows What's Wrong

A recently released patch for the Xbox One version of NBA 2K14 appears to have done little to solve the repeated crashes occurring in the game's MyCareer mode. While 2K Sports says it knows what the problem is, it has no timetable on when a solution may arrive. » 12/07/13 2:00pm 12/07/13 2:00pm

Swear at the Ref in FIFA 14 and You'll Be Reprimanded by Your Club

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. » 12/03/13 11:08am 12/03/13 11:08am

The PS4 Makes Madden, FIFA and NBA 2K Better, But Not Essential

Heading into this console transition my opinion was that, of all the genres that could possibly sell a new Xbox or PlayStation, sports would come in last. Despite the richer visuals and refined experiences I've seen so far, that opinion still stands. » 11/17/13 5:00pm 11/17/13 5:00pm

Gamers Shrug as Next-Generation Sports Get Last-Gen Hype

Eight years ago I convinced myself I needed a new video gaming experience. I'd been dragging a canvas deck chair into the living room, sitting three feet from the screen just so I could make out the receivers from defensive backs in Madden, or tell a curveball from a fastball in MVP Baseball. I finally said enough in… » 10/23/13 4:00pm 10/23/13 4:00pm

Grading NBA Live's Trailer, in the Shadow of NBA 2K14's

Maybe people aren't cooing over it the way they are the NBA 2K14 hype reel released Thursday, but NBA Live 14's gameplay trailer does have its virtues. » 10/19/13 1:00pm 10/19/13 1:00pm

The PS4 Sure Makes Basketball Look Good

Okay, yes, this is a marketing video by the folks who make NBA 2K14, which is already out on current-gen consoles and will be released for Xbox One and PS4 later this year. The real game might not look this good. » 10/17/13 5:30pm 10/17/13 5:30pm

Why Peeks at Sports Games' Next Generation are Usually Underwhelming

Yesterday, 2K Sports and EA Sports released looks at NBA 2K14 and Madden NFL 25 on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. At best, both are whelming—maybe not under-, certainly not over- . Madden, however did show a little more. » 10/01/13 3:30pm 10/01/13 3:30pm

NBA 2K14: The Kotaku Review

It's possible that basketball fans have been spoiled by the NBA 2K series, which over the preceding four titles has churned out some of the most conspicuous year-to-year improvements from the brutal treadmill of annual sports video games development. Looking back, the highly polished gameplay and presentation that… » 9/24/13 8:00am 9/24/13 8:00am

In a Sports Video Game, There Are No Second Acts

Trailing four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, it was apparent the Yankees were already thinking about room service. Koji Uehara, the Boston relief pitcher, barely needed the free-swinging help to extend his personal equivalent of a perfect game from 11 innings to 12 on just nine pitches. » 9/22/13 5:00pm 9/22/13 5:00pm

Test Your Powers of Observation with NBA 2K14's First Big Trailer

There's always a little bit of a Where's Waldo game when NBA 2K releases its first big trailer in the summer. New inclusions are featured without being highlighted or called out with text. So what can you spot in this reel? » 8/28/13 1:00pm 8/28/13 1:00pm

Here's the Music LeBron James Chose for NBA 2K14

Sports video game soundtracks do matter—just spend 20 minutes in the menus of NCAA Football 14. 2K Sports has done a good job with theirs, even before bringing in Jay-Z last year to both "executive produce" the game and make that job into a verb. This year, cover star LeBron James got to pick NBA 2K14's set list. » 7/27/13 4:30pm 7/27/13 4:30pm