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Postby zzcoolj21 on Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:07 am

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EA Sports took the same approach to adding the WNBA as they do with every professional league, motion capturing players like 2017 first overall pick Kelsey Plum of the San Antonio Stars and adding facial scans for high profile players like Maya Moore, Sylvia Fowles, Diana Taurasi, and others. EA says the “teams and player skills have been specifically balanced to reflect the unique playstyle of the league.”


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Postby [Q] on Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:29 am

Sounds like it'll be like the women's teams in Fifa just like I thought
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Postby PeacemanNOT on Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:36 am

I'm going to be honest here, I feel like this will be ignored just like FIFA's counterpart. It's a shame but unless there is some gamemode to interest people to play other than just regular "play now" games, not a lot of people will play this. Still cool nonetheless for the WNBA to finally get their first representation in a video game.
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Postby Arcane on Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:01 am

PeacemanNOT wrote:I'm going to be honest here, I feel like this will be ignored just like FIFA's counterpart. It's a shame but unless there is some gamemode to interest people to play other than just regular "play now" games, not a lot of people will play this. Still cool nonetheless for the WNBA to finally get their first representation in a video game.


Maybe but I think that female players are getting consistent at dunking might help break that stigma and I'll use this Futurama reference


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Postby Andrew on Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:02 am

A dedicated mode is something that should be explored in future years - even if it's just a single season or bare bones franchise mode - but it's great to see EA adding some extra content to NBA Live.
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Postby I Hate Mondays on Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:53 am

PeacemanNOT wrote:I'm going to be honest here, I feel like this will be ignored just like FIFA's counterpart. It's a shame but unless there is some gamemode to interest people to play other than just regular "play now" games, not a lot of people will play this. Still cool nonetheless for the WNBA to finally get their first representation in a video game.


Totally agree. I am actually really glad WNBA is included because the league starts growing up on me whenever I watch a bunch of games, but if I think it through, I was very excited about the FIFA Women teams too. I've never played one single game of Women football in two years they've been introduced though, just played one single game when the Demo dropped but that doesn't count. The target group that enjoys this feature is usually very, very small. Reading different subforums, the only people that play with women teams in FIFA are actual woman athletes ( that's like less than 1 % of the community), perverts that like to see tits physics and people that play a casual game when they get tired of the basic roster, usually during the summer. I believe this will be the case for NBA Live. Not to mention that FIFA introduced women teams when the Women FIFA World Cup was happening and the hype was out of the roof. Bad results nevertheless.

But again, having a feature is better than having nothing if other things weren't ignored to get this done.
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Postby [Q] on Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:11 am

I dunno, I am actually a fan of women's soccer because the US team is actually good. I didn't get FIFA but I'm sure I would've played with them a hell of a lot more than the men's US team especially if they were allowed in other modes

Not sure about WNBA though. I might try it a few times or do it when I get bored. Or for tit physics LOL
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Postby Wolfy03 on Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:28 am

Very cool addition, but I don't know, have some mixed feelings about this.
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Postby cavs4872 on Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:48 am

A bit intrigued about the online aspect of this. So they can be used online head-to-head, but I doubt against opponents using NBA teams. It would be cool to beat someone who's playing as the Warriors with the worst WNBA team, but I would imagine they are going to be segregated.
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Postby PeacemanNOT on Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:50 am

cavs4872 wrote:A bit intrigued about the online aspect of this. So they can be used online head-to-head, but I doubt against opponents using NBA teams. It would be cool to beat someone who's playing as the Warriors with the worst WNBA team, but I would imagine they are going to be segregated.

Well the women's international teams are segregated in the FIFA's counterpart, so I would assume it's going to be the same in Live.
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Postby mp3 on Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:58 am

I think it will be a hit with the lady ballers out there, I spoke last year to a few of them at a tournament our team was at and some of them played 2k mycareer but are forced to create themselves as men in the game.
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Postby Jackal on Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:08 am

Who asked for this? Why not focus on the core game more? They can't really say they've done all they can with the NBA game.
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Postby ThaLiveKing on Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:50 am

I'm definitely giving this some life on my channel. Might do this on Superstar because it'll be challenging, maybe less cheat lol
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Postby Andrew on Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:51 am

Jackal wrote:Who asked for this? Why not focus on the core game more? They can't really say they've done all they can with the NBA game.


I doubt it's taken any time away from that, any more than adding historical and Euroleague teams in NBA 2K.
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Postby StyxTx on Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:21 pm

This is the league where the crowd is nothing but the player's families? lol
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Postby TGsoGood on Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:31 pm

I can't understand why any real fan of basketball would complain about this. I wish this was on PC actually.

When I created the WNBA mod for 2K13 I played as Candace Parker in the legend mode and it was pretty fun.

If you don't want to try it, there is no need to bash it just because its women.

This isn't directed at any one here just my thoughts after seeing some reddit and youtube comments
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Postby Andrew on Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:38 pm

Considering that gamers have asked about the possibility of a WNBA game in the past, it makes sense to have something of a soft launch in an established NBA title, and expand upon that content later. In the future, perhaps Live could even incorporate the NBA, WNBA, and G-League. Nothing wrong with extra modes and content, especially when it's not going to interfere with other areas of importance.
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Postby big-shot-ROB on Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:40 pm

I think this is a really cool addition. Integration with modes should be a must if they are really viewing this as a selling trigger. The misogyny in Reddit and Youtube comments was through the roof, although I did not expect less.

Just like the Euroleague games, this is a fast and non-disruptive addition to see what the market's feedback is about this concept, which will allow them to understand how much worth a game itself around this concept would be, or how the integration of this concept in an actual NBA game should be.

I'd say though, and I'm probably biased by the culture here in my small country, woman's basketball is largely more spread than feminine soccer/football, which could lead into more acceptance as well as a better result.
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Postby ThaLiveKing on Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:06 am

Andrew wrote:
Jackal wrote:Who asked for this? Why not focus on the core game more? They can't really say they've done all they can with the NBA game.


I doubt it's taken any time away from that, any more than adding historical and Euroleague teams in NBA 2K.


It's funny cause they did focus on the core game. If they didn't improve upon Live 16 and just added the WNBA, I would understand folks being upset, but it's not the case. They even scaled the ratings to reflect the authenticity of women's basketball. Fans want more, then when they add more, there's still people out there complaining.
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Postby Jackal on Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:41 am

Hardly complaining, was more wondering who would want to play it/why it was added.

Apparently there is a market out there for it since most comments here like the addition. I stand corrected. Not something I'd play but good on them for adding it.
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Postby [Q] on Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:09 am

Would be cool if they had legends like Leslie, Lobo, Cooper, Swoopes, Staley, Hammon, etc

Does this mean you can create female players for street ball? I don't think you can do The One mode for them since you bounce between street and the NBA. But then again, they have all WNBA teams, so I guess it could work. They just have you go to the WNBA instead of the NBA. Would be cool to have coed street games, at least for fun of not part of a game mode
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Postby Andrew on Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:52 am

It's just the WNBA teams and Play Now/Head-to-Head online for now, but sounds like it'll be expanded in the future; kind of like how FIBA teams were first implemented.
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Postby Kenny on Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:41 pm

Excellent addition for NBA Live 18 and it's a great way for it to set it apart from 2K. I hope in the future that they end up creating a WNBA franchise mode of some kind. It's a new challenge that would definitely keep me interested in Live.
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Postby mp3 on Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:44 am

Adding the wnba has definitely got the basketball world talking about nba live 18, even if it is a hook or a gimmick the EA PR group for nba live is doing its job.
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Postby Andrew on Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:04 am

Yeah, I noticed NBA Live 18 was trending on Twitter shortly after the announcement.
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Postby shadowgrin on Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:26 pm

Can't wait for Anita Sarkeesian to review Live 18.
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Postby benji on Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:48 pm

Regarding someone mentioning co-ed play. Back when March Madness had the women's teams, it was easier for them to swap out the models/animations than juggle two distinct sets of them. As should be obvious to most of us here just watching a game, most women, even the professionals, have different shooting forms than men generally*. Their center of gravity and mass locations are different too. Collision would be a big issue.

I have no idea if this would be worse or easier with today's tech but that was what I was told about the games back then.

*It's both physical and how they're taught for whatever reason. More locked extended arms, high up on the chest, kinda wrist flinging. Maya Moore and Diana Taurasi are two who have normal NBA style shots with using arms and a follow through, etc. You see the same thing in the some of the legacies (NBA daughters) who probably got taught by their dad rather than a coach.

One thing I've always thought funny is how players like Elena Delle Donne or Candace Parker or even Maya Moore are talked about because they play forward or even center in womens basketball. But they actually have appropriate skill sets for their 6-5/6-4/6-1 heights. The problem is that unlike men's European basketball, women's American basketball generally teaches "bigs" to play like "bigs" in our old men's game in terms of "get down there and rebound" rather than ballhandling or shooting or passing which they're at more ideal heights physically to copy men of the same height in doing.

The second wave of dominant WNBA bigs added the three point shot like Lauren Jackson, now they've transitioned into being able to do more of that you'd expect from a dude that size.

It's improved the game much like it did for the NBA. Problem for the WNBA is nobody gives a shit, they get paid more to play for factory workers in Siberia.
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Postby big-shot-ROB on Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:57 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXbDFTyKAko

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4XIowEFKfc

The WNBA mode looks and feels better than I expected it. I got to play with a friend who has EA Access, and it is better than the men mode. You need some practice to adapt to their style of play, because you can certainly not do what NBA players can. But animations look better, specially jumpshots, which feel 10 times more responsive on the sticks. I would certainly give a shot to Live just because of this.
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Postby [Q] on Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:08 am

Lol that would be hilarious if the women's game which was an afterthought turns out to be better than the regular game
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