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Postby zzcoolj21 on Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:03 pm

https://twitter.com/NBA2K/status/870248602970406914
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Re: NBA 2K18 Cover Revealed

Postby Andrew on Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:06 pm

Well, that is a surprise. It breaks the trend of the MyNBA2K app "cover" player gracing the game's cover the following season.
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Re: NBA 2K18 Cover Revealed

Postby zzcoolj21 on Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:12 pm

Add Kyrie to the list of former Live cover athletes on 2K covers.

KG and Shaq being the others off the top of my head.
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Re: NBA 2K18 Cover Revealed

Postby deihatein on Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:43 am

Kevin Durant?
shadowgrin wrote:Quick question: who is better in basketball, a black dude or a pinoy dude. If you thought or considered for a moment that it's the black dude then you're also a little bit racist.

End of any racist discussion.


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Re: NBA 2K18 Cover Revealed

Postby Andrew on Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:45 am

Yeah, Durant was on the cover of NBA Elite 11 and copies were actually produced, so that kind of counts.
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Re: NBA 2K18 Cover Revealed

Postby [Q] on Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:33 am

I like how they have to put his name on it as if people won't know who he is
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Re: NBA 2K18 Cover Revealed

Postby ThaLiveKing on Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:59 am

Hopefully its better than Live 14 lol
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Re: NBA 2K18 Cover Revealed

Postby Andrew on Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:24 am

[Q] wrote:I like how they have to put his name on it as if people won't know who he is


Yeah, they've been doing that for the past couple of years. A little strange.
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Re: NBA 2K18 Cover Revealed

Postby EnterTheV01d on Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:19 pm

They already changed their cover athlete Image
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Re: NBA 2K18 Cover Revealed

Postby sticky-fingers on Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:24 am

Will 2k change the cover if Kyrie is trade ?
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Re: NBA 2K18 Cover Revealed

Postby Andrew on Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:45 am

If there's time, I'd presume so.
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Re: NBA 2K18 Cover Revealed

Postby Wolfy03 on Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:55 pm

sticky-fingers wrote:Will 2k change the cover if Kyrie is trade ?

It is very possible.
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Re: NBA 2K18 Cover Revealed

Postby Hadley88 on Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:56 pm

sticky-fingers wrote:Will 2k change the cover if Kyrie is trade ?


No. Contracts are signed, Marketing is out there. 0% Chance they change a Cover after its revealed.
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Re: NBA 2K18 Cover Revealed

Postby Andrew on Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:46 pm

You could be right there. NBA ShootOut 2002 had Stephon Marbury on the cover wearing his Nets jersey, despite the fact he'd been traded to the Suns that same offseason. Obviously some things have changed since then, but it's probably too late to re-shoot and re-print, should Irving get traded. Perhaps they could offer it as an insert though, similar to the multi-cover inserts for NBA 2K16. Maybe even a Photoshopped version.
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Re: NBA 2K18 Cover Revealed

Postby buzzy on Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:19 pm

Speaking of photoshopped covers

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Re: NBA 2K18 Cover Revealed

Postby TBM on Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:45 am

Wonder if they change it now.
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Re: NBA 2K18 Cover Revealed

Postby Andrew on Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:16 am

Probably too late at this juncture.
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Re: NBA 2K18 Cover Revealed

Postby Dee4Three on Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:35 am

I would think they have to change it...
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Re: NBA 2K18 Cover Revealed

Postby Andrew on Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:23 am

Going back to my previous post, the cover of NBA ShootOut 2002 remained unchanged, even though they had even more time to do so. Things have changed since then, but I imagine it would still be a logistical nightmare this late in development.
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Re: NBA 2K18 Cover Revealed

Postby I Hate Mondays on Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:44 pm

Andrew wrote:Going back to my previous post, the cover of NBA ShootOut 2002 remained unchanged, even though they had even more time to do so. Things have changed since then, but I imagine it would still be a logistical nightmare this late in development.


They probably have tens of thousands of physical covers printed out already. I think this is what we'll get.
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Re: NBA 2K18 Cover Revealed

Postby Andrew on Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:09 pm

Exactly. I suppose it's not impossible, but I'm not sure that it's all that likely.
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Re: NBA 2K18 Cover Revealed

Postby Pepis21 on Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:24 pm

I think they gonna change it. I remember similar situation with FIFA when Bale was traded from Spurs to Real and originally on cover he was in Spurs shirt. EA changed it to Real and they had even less time to do that than 2k have. Or 2k do the same thing like EA with Madden 09.
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Re: NBA 2K18 Cover Revealed

Postby [Q] on Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:40 am

Brett Favre was on the madden cover in his packers gear before unretiring days before the release of the game. I think they let you download a new cover with a jets jersey photoshopped on but I forget if they eventually started printing those for release
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Re: NBA 2K18 Cover Revealed

Postby Dee4Three on Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:34 am

Take a look.

https://www.reddit.com/r/NBA2k/comments/6vevsk/interesting_kylie_irving_is_nowhere_to_be_found/

I understand what you are saying Andrew, and that we are a month away. But that NBA Shootout situation was over 15 years ago. I wonder if they will make the change real quick now.
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Re: NBA 2K18 Cover Revealed

Postby I Hate Mondays on Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:23 am

Dee4Three wrote:Take a look.

https://www.reddit.com/r/NBA2k/comments/6vevsk/interesting_kylie_irving_is_nowhere_to_be_found/

I understand what you are saying Andrew, and that we are a month away. But that NBA Shootout situation was over 15 years ago. I wonder if they will make the change real quick now.


Interesting move indeed

Edit: Official response from Jason Argent

We are excited to be part of one of the most memorable NBA offseasons in history with Kyrie, our 2K18 cover athlete, and Isaiah, one of the stars of our 2K roster, trading places. This isn't an unprecedented event, a cover athlete being traded – but it's certainly interesting timing with 2K18 being released in less than a month. The good news is that as the most authentic and realistic basketball game on the market, we're used to being nimble and responding to changes in the NBA. Fans should be thrilled to know that we will issue a version of 2K18 featuring Kyrie in a Boston Celtics uniform at a later date.


I don't know what to understand from his statement. Anyways, I'm getting a Cavs Jersey cover version so I can sell it on ebay for a fortune in a few years, lol. That version sounds like it's going to be limited.
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Re: NBA 2K18 Cover Revealed

Postby Andrew on Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:06 am

I guess at the end of the day, we're all right, in a way. They're not changing the cover before release, but there'll be copies of the game with a Celtics cover at a later date. Presumably, digital cover art will be changed sooner.

Dee4Three wrote:Take a look.

https://www.reddit.com/r/NBA2k/comments/6vevsk/interesting_kylie_irving_is_nowhere_to_be_found/

I understand what you are saying Andrew, and that we are a month away. But that NBA Shootout situation was over 15 years ago. I wonder if they will make the change real quick now.


Absolutely. I originally thought that they would change it if they had enough time, but the situation with NBA ShootOut and the logistics of changing it before launch led me to second guess that.
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Re: NBA 2K18 Cover Revealed

Postby [Q] on Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:57 pm

Sounds like they're going the Madden 09 route where they'll burn through their supply and then run with new art. Cost effective. No point in throwing away the money you spent making the old ones
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Re: NBA 2K18 Cover Revealed

Postby Dommy73 on Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:55 pm

So we got to a point where a basketball game cover becomes vintage before release.
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Re: NBA 2K18 Cover Revealed

Postby Andrew on Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:13 pm

Future eBay collectable. Pick up your extra copies while they're still affordable!
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Re: NBA 2K18 Cover Revealed

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Re: NBA 2K18 Cover Revealed

Postby DANet on Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:57 am

[Q] wrote:Sounds like they're going the Madden 09 route where they'll burn through their supply and then run with new art. Cost effective. No point in throwing away the money you spent making the old ones


EA did a similar thing with NHL 2004 when they changed cover athletes from Dany Heatley to Joe Sakic after Dany was involved in a car crash that killed one of his teammates. When the game was released people got the Dany Heatley cover...however, after that stock ran out...whoever bought the game got Joe Sakic...
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