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Postby Arcane on Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:43 am

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Re: NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition and Coverboy Leak

Postby zzcoolj21 on Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:01 am

Seems like an obvious choice that he would be on one of the covers. 2k being the most likely due to former ties to the brand.

Still doesn't change how bad 2k18 was.

That preorder is a no from me.
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Postby Andrew on Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:34 pm

Definitely not too much of a surprise there. The official accounts have been posting 20th Anniversary Edition teasers, and notably, this slogan:

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I'd say that basically confirms another story-driven experience in MyCAREER. Something I'm not a huge fan of.
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Re: NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition and Coverboy Leak

Postby V01D on Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:23 pm

Well my name is not DJ Freq or Pres! 2k need to stop forcing us to play as someone else
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Re: NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition and Coverboy Leak

Postby Andrew on Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:27 pm

Good point. If my name is anything like they've come up with so far, I'd rather they not know my name.
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Re: NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition and Coverboy Leak

Postby ThaLiveKing on Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:40 pm

I hope they revamp the whole myCareer mode and make it more appealing. I wasn't feeling it at all.
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Re: NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition and Coverboy Leak

Postby V01D on Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:47 pm

LeBron probably gonna be Cover so they need to bring back 2K14 graphics lightnings and cloth physics
comparing 15 16 17 18 to this makes me sick
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Postby V01D on Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:53 pm

MyPark is ruining the game they need to seperate park and mycareer "offline" mode
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Re: NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition and Coverboy Leak

Postby jayzmagz on Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:21 pm

V01D wrote:LeBron probably gonna be Cover so they need to bring back 2K14 graphics lightnings and cloth physics
comparing 15 16 17 18 to this makes me sick
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I agree, NBA 2K14 has the best graphics from all NBA 2K games in PS4 and XBOne. One of the reasons why I bought my PS4. (next to WWE and PS exclusives games)
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Postby Murat on Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:21 pm

these leaks are intentional IMO but I could not figure out the reason
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Re: NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition and Coverboy Leak

Postby Wolfy03 on Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:15 pm

CONFIRMED! LeBron James is going to be cover athlete once again, this time for NBA 2K19!

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Re: NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition and Coverboy Leak

Postby Andrew on Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:23 am

Pre-Order Bonuses...

Standard Edition

  • 5,000 Virtual Currency
  • 10 MyTEAM League Packs (delivered one a week)
  • 1 Cover Athlete Sapphire MyTEAM Card

20th Anniversary Edition

  • 100,000 Virtual Currency
  • 50,000 MyTEAM points
  • 20 MyTEAM League Packs (delivered one a week). Build your perfect fantasy team featuring a guaranteed Sapphire LeBron card and more!
  • 10 MyTEAM Packs (delivered one a week beginning at the start of the NBA season)
  • 5 LeBron-themed murals for MyCOURT
  • LeBron MyCOURT design
  • King's Collection - Nike LeBron apparel & footwear (25 pairs!)

Physical items include:

  • Poster
  • Sticker sheet
  • Wristband

Also, it looks like only the Anniversary Edition - which is more expensive - gets the Early Tip-Off Weekend. The Prelude will be out August 31st.

Sadly, it seems that 2K's market dominance has allowed them to forego any kind of goodwill, which is disgusting after the debacle that was NBA 2K18's shameful gouging. Hopefully I'm wrong and pre-ordering the standard edition still offers the Early Tip-Off Weekend as in years past, but if not...well, that's just greedy. The 100,000 pre-order VC also suggests expensive in-game prices once again. Also, The Neighborhood is back. Ugh.
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Re: NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition and Coverboy Leak

Postby shadowgrin on Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:49 am

Another LeBron-centric NBA 2K game.

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Postby Dee4Three on Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:57 am

Christ, can that screenshot get any more puke inducing?

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Re: NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition and Coverboy Leak

Postby Andrew on Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:05 am

It could have Ronnie 2K on the cover, I guess.
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Re: NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition and Coverboy Leak

Postby [Q] on Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:06 am

LMAO 5000 VC, is that good for one non-refundable haircut that you can't preview?
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Re: NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition and Coverboy Leak

Postby Dee4Three on Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:33 am

Have to love how that cover only has his face on it, and not the rest of him. Need to avoid the Kyrie Irving fiasco of last year in case he leaves.

Store pop-ups are one thing (Like him the CLE jersey for now), store pop-ups change all the time. The games cover on the other hand needs to be more stable, guarantee that's why 2K did that. Regardless if he goes to another team or not (I bet he does), they are safe.
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Re: NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition and Coverboy Leak

Postby Hadley88 on Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:37 am

zzcoolj21 wrote:Seems like an obvious choice that he would be on one of the covers. 2k being the most likely due to former ties to the brand.

Still doesn't change how bad 2k18 was.

That preorder is a no from me.


Same. I dont see them doing a full 180. I bought it on Release and have fucking 45hrs played...

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Re: NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition and Coverboy Leak

Postby Andrew on Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:57 am

[Q] wrote:LMAO 5000 VC, is that good for one non-refundable haircut that you can't preview?


Or one attribute point upgrade. Take your pick!

Dee4Three wrote:Have to love how that cover only has his face on it, and not the rest of him. Need to avoid the Kyrie Irving fiasco of last year in case he leaves.

Store pop-ups are one thing (Like him the CLE jersey for now), store pop-ups change all the time. The games cover on the other hand needs to be more stable, guarantee that's why 2K did that. Regardless if he goes to another team or not (I bet he does), they are safe.


Definitely. It fits the style of the cover too, but it's hedging their bets in case he does leave. I'm still sceptical that he will, but as you said, they're safe either way.
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Re: NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition and Coverboy Leak

Postby sticky-fingers on Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:58 am

Any expectations about VC next year ? :roll:
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Postby Andrew on Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:05 am

The high amount offered in the 20th Anniversary Edition suggests that we're going to need a lot. I get the sinking feeling it's going to be as bad as in NBA 2K18.
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Postby sticky-fingers on Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:12 am

Andrew wrote:I get the sinking feeling it's going to be as bad as in NBA 2K18.

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Postby Andrew on Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:26 am

True. I could certainly see it being worse. Forcing people to buy the more expensive 20th Anniversary Edition if they want to play it early is already moving in that direction.
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Postby [Q] on Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:46 am

Andrew wrote:True. I could certainly see it being worse. Forcing people to buy the more expensive 20th Anniversary Edition if they want to play it early is already moving in that direction.

Man, every year they seem to be screwing the consumer more and more. There was quite a few converts this year because of it and EA has a big opportunity to capitalize on it. Hell, it could be a selling point for their marketing
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Postby Murat on Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:47 am

Wow, this proves me that nothing is forever.

When 2K11 was released, NBA Live was called dead. Do you see people leaning to NBA Live 18 on social media? People started to give them a shot. Now it's 2K's turn to take a fall.

Interesting. Wish NBA Live was released for PC, no matter how much it costs, I would buy it.
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Postby Andrew on Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:50 am

NBA Live still has a long way to go, but 18 did win some people over, especially with all the sales giving them a chance to try it out at bargain prices. Avoiding pay-to-win mechanics and whatnot can definitely be a selling point for them.

I don't think it's going to hurt 2K yet, at least not significantly. If things are as bad or worse than last year, though, I expect the backlash to continue.
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Postby Dee4Three on Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:11 am

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Andrew wrote:True. I could certainly see it being worse. Forcing people to buy the more expensive 20th Anniversary Edition if they want to play it early is already moving in that direction.

Man, every year they seem to be screwing the consumer more and more. There was quite a few converts this year because of it and EA has a big opportunity to capitalize on it. Hell, it could be a selling point for their marketing


I hope Live makes a big jump in sales this year. I do agree with Andrew, though... this won't be a down year really for 2K. It's still by far the "Coolest" basketball game to play.

I listened to the most recent podcast, and what Andrew mentioned about Live targeting the younger demographic does have me a little concerned, mainly because of the uncertainty of such a statement. Does this mean that retro content wont be expanded? Does it mean that they are targeting the online modes even more, and we may not get a deeper dynasty mode? That statement bothers me for those reasons, I wish I hadn't heard that they said it.
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Postby Arcane on Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:58 am

Well fuck, this just confirmed for me to be a no purchase this year. The indication that the game will be heavily dependent on buying VC again has sealed the deal
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Postby Dee4Three on Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:05 am

V01D wrote:LeBron probably gonna be Cover so they need to bring back 2K14 graphics lightnings and cloth physics
comparing 15 16 17 18 to this makes me sick
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2K14 (this gen) was absolutely the best game to look at, I actually havn't seen anybody say otherwise (Other than paid reviewers). The lighting, the cloth physics, the reflections, the atmosphere, etc. 2K18 doesn't even have close to the visual appeal.
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Postby [Q] on Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:12 am

Andrew wrote:NBA Live still has a long way to go, but 18 did win some people over, especially with all the sales giving them a chance to try it out at bargain prices. Avoiding pay-to-win mechanics and whatnot can definitely be a selling point for them.

I don't think it's going to hurt 2K yet, at least not significantly. If things are as bad or worse than last year, though, I expect the backlash to continue.

Oh definitely. It's not going to happen overnight, but we've already seen the tables turn on dominance of the market once already. Conditions are ripe for it happening again. I could see Live 18 being like 2k2 or 2k3 in the timeline before the tide started to turn around 2k7 or 2k8
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Postby Murat on Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:16 pm

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Andrew wrote:NBA Live still has a long way to go, but 18 did win some people over, especially with all the sales giving them a chance to try it out at bargain prices. Avoiding pay-to-win mechanics and whatnot can definitely be a selling point for them.

I don't think it's going to hurt 2K yet, at least not significantly. If things are as bad or worse than last year, though, I expect the backlash to continue.

Oh definitely. It's not going to happen overnight, but we've already seen the tables turn on dominance of the market once already. Conditions are ripe for it happening again. I could see Live 18 being like 2k2 or 2k3 in the timeline before the tide started to turn around 2k7 or 2k8


Exactly. I do not call the turnaround happening in 2019, but in a few more years. A PC release of NBA Live would crash the race.
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Postby Pdub on Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:38 pm

I was luckily disciplined enough to not buy 2K18 last year, and even avoided it with a 75% off coupon recently. With that said, we can all buy this year's game in all its glory without seeing one second of gameplay, nor knowing about any new features or improvements. Smells like perfume sprayed on horse shit.
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Postby [Q] on Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:30 am

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Andrew wrote:NBA Live still has a long way to go, but 18 did win some people over, especially with all the sales giving them a chance to try it out at bargain prices. Avoiding pay-to-win mechanics and whatnot can definitely be a selling point for them.

I don't think it's going to hurt 2K yet, at least not significantly. If things are as bad or worse than last year, though, I expect the backlash to continue.

Oh definitely. It's not going to happen overnight, but we've already seen the tables turn on dominance of the market once already. Conditions are ripe for it happening again. I could see Live 18 being like 2k2 or 2k3 in the timeline before the tide started to turn around 2k7 or 2k8


Exactly. I do not call the turnaround happening in 2019, but in a few more years. A PC release of NBA Live would crash the race.

Meanwhile, 2k shows no sign of slowing down: "Sales at launch were up 20 percent from NBA 2K17, and recurrent consumer spending was up 57 percent. And it was all thanks to MyCareer."
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Postby Andrew on Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:56 pm

[Q] wrote:Meanwhile, 2k shows no sign of slowing down: "Sales at launch were up 20 percent from NBA 2K17, and recurrent consumer spending was up 57 percent. And it was all thanks to MyCareer."


And that's the thing. Despite the justified backlash and outrage, it hasn't hurt them. Yet, anyway.
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Postby DanREZx0 on Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:59 pm

You think they changed body types or still the same?
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Postby Dee4Three on Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:44 am

DanREZx0 wrote:You think they changed body types or still the same?


That's something we won't know until we see screenshots, no clue. They have changed them every year.

2K14 and 2K15 were different, same with 2K16 to 2K17 (2K17 introduced the skinny body type, yay), and 2K18 went with basically one or two body types only, and the bodies looked like clay.

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Re: NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition and Coverboy Leak

Postby V01D on Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:08 am

It was 2k15 or 16 that had 7-8 body types but now we have 3
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Re: NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition and Coverboy Leak

Postby Andrew on Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:17 am

It's tough to say which direction they'll go in there. I'd like to think they'll improve models for the sake of authenticity, but they've gone in a puzzling direction the last few years.
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Re: NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition and Coverboy Leak

Postby StyxTx on Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:44 am

LOL. Here we go. Let's get everyone pre-ordering over the cover athletes. Don't tell them the game is going to be worse than last year's. We'll make our killing off the pre-orders. We don't care what they think of the gameplay! Thanks LeBron! :roll:
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Re: NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition and Coverboy Leak

Postby StyxTx on Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:48 am

Andrew wrote:Pre-Order Bonuses...

Standard Edition

  • 5,000 Virtual Currency
  • 10 MyTEAM League Packs (delivered one a week)
  • 1 Cover Athlete Sapphire MyTEAM Card

20th Anniversary Edition

  • 100,000 Virtual Currency
  • 50,000 MyTEAM points
  • 20 MyTEAM League Packs (delivered one a week). Build your perfect fantasy team featuring a guaranteed Sapphire LeBron card and more!
  • 10 MyTEAM Packs (delivered one a week beginning at the start of the NBA season)
  • 5 LeBron-themed murals for MyCOURT
  • LeBron MyCOURT design
  • King's Collection - Nike LeBron apparel & footwear (25 pairs!)

Physical items include:

  • Poster
  • Sticker sheet
  • Wristband

Also, it looks like only the Anniversary Edition - which is more expensive - gets the Early Tip-Off Weekend. The Prelude will be out August 31st.

Sadly, it seems that 2K's market dominance has allowed them to forego any kind of goodwill, which is disgusting after the debacle that was NBA 2K18's shameful gouging. Hopefully I'm wrong and pre-ordering the standard edition still offers the Early Tip-Off Weekend as in years past, but if not...well, that's just greedy. The 100,000 pre-order VC also suggests expensive in-game prices once again. Also, The Neighborhood is back. Ugh.


The fact that they keep offering these pre-order bonuses without any mention of game improvements or whatever just shows that no one better expect any improvement. Probably another step back as each of the last 3 editions has been. But, you have those people.......
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Re: NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition and Coverboy Leak

Postby sticky-fingers on Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:57 am

You will have announcements of game improvements soon on OS... but will 2K really add them in the game ? :roll:
Read OS previous years articles and promises, and compare with the releases...
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Re: NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition and Coverboy Leak

Postby matmat66 on Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:44 am

The advantages of 2k over Live for me now are availability in PC and legends/legend teams which you can use offline. I just hope Live will make the legends available in the roster even as an All Decade Team which we can use offline and insert the players to current teams.
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Re: NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition and Coverboy Leak

Postby Andrew on Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:55 am

StyxTx wrote:LOL. Here we go. Let's get everyone pre-ordering over the cover athletes. Don't tell them the game is going to be worse than last year's. We'll make our killing off the pre-orders. We don't care what they think of the gameplay! Thanks LeBron! :roll:


It speaks to the comfortable position they're in, no doubt.

sticky-fingers wrote:You will have announcements of game improvements soon on OS... but will 2K really add them in the game ? :roll:
Read OS previous years articles and promises, and compare with the releases...


Agreed. A lot of the developer blogs sounded good, but the game didn't live up to the hype. As far as features were concerned, everything they said would be in the game was indeed in the game, but as far as gameplay was concerned, it didn't quite pan out as advertised.
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Re: NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition and Coverboy Leak

Postby sticky-fingers on Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:25 pm

on last few years, in few words, i can mention "3D Laser scan body" "improved defense" "unique ambiance for each arena"
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Re: NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition and Coverboy Leak

Postby StyxTx on Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:22 am

sticky-fingers wrote:You will have announcements of game improvements soon on OS... but will 2K really add them in the game ? :roll:
Read OS previous years articles and promises, and compare with the releases...


Sometimes they are in the game at release but quickly removed in a soon-to-follow patch.
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Re: NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition and Coverboy Leak

Postby Dee4Three on Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:00 am

It works, every year. Part of the reason is because "It's 2k, man". That's why I am hoping Live truly makes a splash this year.

2K17 had many good elements of the game changed in later patches, specifically player movement (They made the players heavy after patches), they removed the first step/move burst, etc. The game felt completely different in December, as it did in January moving forward. I don't want to think it's possible, but sometimes I think it's by design in order to have people yearning for the new 2K title. I'm not saying that's what is happening, but I can't help but think that it's possible considering the trends over the last few years. The passing also seemed to get worse in later patches for 2K17.

2K16 suffered from the "stuck in the mud" movement after patches as well. Suddenly, players didn't move as fast, the game slowed down to a crawl. Why would they do that? They ramped up the movement quality for the start of 2K17, brought it back down again... what could be the purpose?

We were promised better defense in 2K18 (Unbelievable how bad it is), we've been promised scanned bodies (Have you looked at the bodies in 2K18?), we have been promised better play calling and smarter AI, etc. I'm honestly just sick of being lied to by money hungry companies like 2K, I feel like as consumers we have lately just been left in the dust.
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