Luka Dončić is not only a presumptive top-two pick in June’s NBA Draft, he’s also the proud owner of a Gamer’s Heart. According to a profile written last month by ESPN’s Mina Kimes, Dončić is a fan of the Call Of Duty series. He also “spends two to three hours a day playing video games like FIFA and Overwatch,”…
MANHATTAN, N.Y.—Despite the drumbeat insisting that Adam Silver is the hip young teen of sports commissioners, he looks the part of a curious Old. His inquiring wide eyes, dark wire-framed glasses, and ready avuncular smile: Silver looks well-suited to hunch inquiringly over kids’ shoulders and try to make sense of…
Lang Whitaker, a fun and good NBA writer, announced yesterday that he is going to work for the Memphis Grizzlies. The announcement post contains more than its fair share of Players’ Tribune-ese:
The Timberwolves signed veteran point guard Jeff Teague today. In days of old, this would mean Teague was about to embark on a journey of discovery, but in 2017, Minnesota is going to feel like home thanks to the magic of video games.
These are the first glimpses of NBA Live 18, a return to the basketball court for Electronic Arts. A new campaign mode, split between the streets and the league, boasts a Destiny-esque growth and loot system for your virtual player.
The announcement of the NBA 2K league was huge—17 NBA teams will be investing in esports teams which will be contracted to compete in a regular season running concurrent with the NBA season. It was enough to pique many people’s curiosity, including our own, but when we went looking for references to any existing 2K…
Hot off one of the worst seasons in NBA history, the Philadelphia 76ers invests in a different sport entirely. The team has purchased controlling stakes in Team Dignitas and Apex, merging them into a single esports team managed and maintained by the professional sports organization.
This week in Japan, a new pro basketball league is getting underway, and tonight’s game between Alvark Tokyo and the Ryukyu Golden Kings is being played on an LED court. It’s nuts.
NBA Live 17 will not arrive this fall, but early next year under the more generic title NBA Live. The series hasn’t been so hot for a while but try try again? On an investor call, EA said more details are coming soon, and a mobile game is coming later this year. The NBA All-Star game takes place in February.
If you’ve been playing Overwatch’s beta, you’re probably familiar with basketballs in starter areas. Usually people just shoot at them until the match starts, and then they’re left behind, forlorn and forgotten. A couple players, though, figured out how to weaponize them.
Well, that’s certainly a skin that wouldn’t work in Diablo III, but is completely fine in the casual environment of Heroes of the Storm. Act III’s “Lord of Sin” from Diablo III now has a slam dunk-ready alternate, called... Azmodunk!
I expect weirdness from the sequel to Barkley Shut Up And Jam: Gaiden, but even I was taken aback by the discovery of a turn-based basketball mini-game.
A teaser trailer for Barkley 2, a sequel to the hilarious Barkley, Shut Up And Jam: Gaiden, has arrived. It’s promoting the game being at PAX later this week—I can’t wait to check it out—and teases a release in...2023. (The developers tell us it’s actually early next year.)
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.
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.
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, …
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…