With the retail release of the PlayStation 4 and the launch of NBA 2K14 just around the corner, 2K has decided to leverage Michael Jordan’s brand name as a promotional tool to help sell video games, and is doing in part by this brief interview.
In the first part of the interview, Jordan is asked which four players he would pick to assemble the best pickup team of all-time, to which he responded with former Chicago Bulls teammate Scottie Pippen, Hakeem Olajuwan, old college teammate James Worthy, and Magic Johnson.
Bryce Harper’s campaign video for the upcoming cover of the new MLB 13 video game for Play Station 3 is an impression on The Bachelor. Harper is competing for the cover against a group of other All-Stars including Buster Posey, Matt Kemp, Ryan Braun, Andrew McCutchen, CC Sabathia and Miguel Cabrera.
From up-and-coming bands to some of the most established acts in the music industry, sports titles from 2K Games consistently deliver some of the deepest and strongest soundtrack collections in the video game industry.
In elevating that tradition, the soundtrack for NBA 2K13 will be produced by Jay-Z, and features a number of exclusive tracks from the man himself. Other artists featured on the soundtrack include Kanye West, Nas, Too Short, Coldplay, Daft Punk, and P. Diddy.
“This has been a unique opportunity to collaborate with 2K Sports and be a part of one of the best sports video games in history,” says Jay Z in a statement.
He will also have full control over how the game looks, right down to elements such as in-game menus.
NBA 2K13′s launches Oct. 2 for PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii.
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson will grace the cover of Electronic Arts Sports Madden NFL 13 video game. Johnson was revealed as the winner by ESPN’s “SportsNation” on Wednesday, beating out Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.
Johnson received 52 percent of the 649,510 online votes cast to edge Newton. They emerged as the two finalists on April 18, the penultimate step in a process that began on March 21.
Johnson and Newton were in the initial field of 32 players in a bracket setup, with each NFL team having one representative. In the semifinal voting last week, Johnson “defeated” Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers by a wide margin, 67 percent to 33 percent. Newton had gotten to the final by beating out San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis, 53 percent to 47 percent.
Johnson succeeds last year’s surprise winner for the Madden 12 cover, former Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis. The man nicknamed Megatron will look to shake the megacurse tied to the EA Sports’ honor, one that continued with Hillis.
Hillis battled through an injury-riddled season in Cleveland and wasn’t re-signed as a free agent, landing with the Kansas City Chiefs. Since former Tennessee Titans running back Eddie George was the first NFL player to appear solo on the game cover (without now retired TV analyst John Madden) in the 2000 edition, many of the dozen previous “winners” have been plagued by injury or other disappointments on the field.
Johnson is the first wide receiver to earn the cover but fans will need to wait until the end of the preseason to get their hands on the game. Madden 13 is set to be released for Playstation 3 and XBOX 360 on Tuesday, Aug. 28.
The 2010 season was an incredible year for San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey. That year Posey got called up to the majors, notched his first big league hit, became a World Series champion and then was named the National League Rookie of the Year.
Sony and Posey team up to create one of the best promos I’ve ever seen for a video game. MLB 12 The Show is now available.
According to a blog posted by Sony’s Senior Vice President, Business Development Philip Rosenberg, the NFL Sunday Ticket will now be available on the PS3 including those without DirecTV. Here’s the press statement released on the blog:
“We are excited to announce that PlayStation has partnered with DirectTV to bring its popular sports subscription service, NFL Sunday Ticket, to the PlayStation 3 game console. PlayStation owners across the country will now have the opportunity to watch every out-of-market Sunday game on their PS3.”
“How do you get in the game? At the start of the season, viewers who do not currently have access to DirecTV will be able to subscribe to NFL Sunday Ticket at the season price of $339.95. Existing DirecTV customers can access the service on their PS3 for an additional $50 and use the PS3 as an additional receiver for your home.”
MLB.TV and NHL GameCenter have already been available on the Sony Network and PS3 so it only seemed fitting the that the biggest money maker in professional sports find it’s way to the best gaming console.
Yesterday, we posted the report that the finalist for the Madden 12 cover has been narrowed down to Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis thanks to your voting. However what most people that aren’t die hard NCAA Football fans know is that they where afforded the same opportunity to vote for the cover of NCAA Football 12. The voting though has ended and the winner is none other than University of Alabama Crimson Tide running back Mark Ingram, who finished 71st in the country in rushing with 875 yards a year after winning the Heisman Trophy.
Ingram beat out Nick Fairley, Jake Locker, and DeMarco Murray in a voting that saw a remarkable low total of only 140,000 votes cast in all. NCAA Football 12 hits stores July 12 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Valentines Day has passed but that doesn’t mean the advice on how to handle that day does. Phoenix Suns guard Mickael Pietrus went on a rant about women and love and offered up his Top Ten Tips Valentine’s Day tips for pimps that he posted on his Twitter account.
1 Save money : Take her out during Happy hour everything Half Price
2 If you short on cash , don’t make a reservation, chances are the restaurant will already be booked.
3 Make sure you put the right name on the right card lol lol lol
4 if you have more than 1 valentine please make sure you check your phone in the bathroom
5 When your getting your Valentine day Gifts , make sure to purchase the same gift so you don’t forget what you gave who. Lol lol
6 Hey Fellas there will be a lot of beautiful women tomorrow night , please keep your eyes on YOURS lol lol lol
7 Put a note on the light switch saying “turn me on instead I will light you up ”
8 Have a plan B in case plan A goes South lol lol lol ( you know what I’m talking about ) lol
9 make sure to go to her house so you can leave when you choose lol lol (thinking about plan B)
10 If 1 tru 9 didn’t work please don’t feel bad, it didn’t work for me either… Happy Valentines day everyone!!! MP
Its Tuesday so according to Pietrus guys can go back to playing Playstation
Coming March 29 video game console owners will be able to play their Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Master with the brand new exclusive edition of Augusta National. You will now get to play at home on probably the most exclusive course in all of America as EA Sports and Billy Payne, chairman of Augusta National announced that Augusta National and the Masters would be featured in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters.
To add to the authenticity of the game Jim Nantz will do the commenting on your crappy slice.
NBA Jam’s creative director, Trey Smith, revealed recently that not only is former President Bill Clinton a playable character, but also the Beastie Boys, President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former Vice President Al Gore.
There is even a team of republicans too with Sarah Palin, former President George W. Bush, former Vice President Dick Cheney and Arizona Senator John McCain backing up the elephant. EA wouldn’t reveal how said characters are accessed, but it won’t be long before someone creates a cheat list on the Nintendo Wii with XBox 360 and PS3 versions coming in time for the holidays.
Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Ryan Roberts decided in this economy he should try to save a little of his paycheck and what better way than to call the team clubhouse home. Roberts recently promoted from the Diamondbacks Triple-A club in Reno, told the story of how he was saving himself money on rent, groceries, and cable TV by staying over after the games had ended. The problem was Roberts wasn’t allowed to be collecting free rent from the Reno Aces clubhouse.
“You just couldn’t let anybody see you,” Roberts said. “After the game, I’d sit on the couch in my uni until Bugsy (Reno manager Brett Butler) would leave, so everybody would think I was just hanging out. Then I’d shower up and hang out with the cleaning crew.”
Roberts decided that with his family staying in Phoenix, since he didn’t make the club out of spring training, he thought he would save on his bank account because the Reno clubhouse had all he needed. The fridge had plenty of bottled water and Vitaminwater along with sandwich supplies and snacks in the kitchen. Roberts even decided to have some of his teammates over for a sleepover as they played PlayStation all night long.
I’m a PS3 guy myself, but the player control functions demonstrated on the Xbox 360 still look pretty ridiculous. Not only can you cross fools over at will, but you can also pull off behind the back dribble moves, in and outs and you can attack the bucket with your players signature gather move.
Madden NFL 11 is just a little over week away from it’s August 10 release date and gamers are getting a first look through the game’s demo on some of the upcoming features which one of them happens to be President Obama. Whether playing it on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 you’ll make a stop at the white House when you take your team in franchise mode all the way to the Super Bowl and win it all to put the cherry on top of your achievements.
Sony sent a customized PS3 to United States Olympic speed skating champion Apolo Anton Ohno making it one of the hottest to sit under a TV console. The customized name sprawling across the top followed by the number 8, for the number of Olympic medals he won, has definitely set this PS3 apart from yours and mine.
Sony will start streaming live Major League Baseball games onto PlayStation 3 consoles.
By the end of the week Americans will be able to turn on their PS3, sign up to the league’s MLB.TV service, and watch “out of market” games over the PlayStation Network. There will be the subscription fee that comes with MLB.TV, depending on the package you select it will either run $100 for the standard or $120 for a premium package.
Compared to watching games on your iPhone or your desktop you will be able to stream the live games to your big screen TV this is a great deal. Sony and MLB deal mark the first adventure of any of the major sports.
Former Boston Red Sox pitcher and current jerk Curt Schilling sold his first video game from his 38 Studios, to EA Studios. His first game is “Project Mercury” a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game like World of Warcraft is a single-player epic role playing game.
It will have the creation an enormous world, with heroes and villains and a rich back story from the brilliant minds of R. A Salvatore and Todd McFarlane, the creator of Spawn, and be available for PlayStation3, Xbox 360, and the PC.
“Project Mercury” is the first game to be published for 38 Studios which is the creative enterprise of the World Series MVP and avid gamer Schilling. It will be developed at Big Huge Games, a wholly-owned subsidiary of 38 Studios, under the leadership of Ken Rolston, former lead designer of the critically acclaimed hits, Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivionare.
Such disgusting news for me to receive on the same day that Final Fantasy XII dropped.
With NBA Jam getting a makeover and returning to shelves near you, news comes that another classic video games is coming out of retirement.
Tecmo confirmed that a new Tecmo Bowl football game is coming our way. Entitled Tecmo Bowl Throwback is on target to be released in the Spring of 2010 for Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network. No mention however of it coming to Nintendo, the company that first introduced the classic on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
Some of the features that Tecmo Bowl Throwback will present are:
- Online Multiplayer: Find your old buddies online and challenge them to matches just like back in the day.
- 2D + 3D Graphics: Experience all new 3D graphics with the ability to switch to the classic 2D style!
- Customizable Teams and Rosters: Play as any of the 32 teams with customizable team names and rosters in full seasons.
- Online Leaderboards: Compare your stats in a wide array of online leaderboards.
- Classic Game Modes: Battle it out with your friends and kick off a game in Preseason, Season or Pro Bowl modes.
There’s no word yet on the price.