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Re: NBA Playgrounds

Postby zzcoolj21 on Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:44 am

Hopefully the timing feature is something you can turn on and off in settings.
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Re: NBA Playgrounds

Postby Andrew on Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:52 am

I'd like that, though it's probably not an option in the tournament mode (especially online). It kind of reminds me of the Hot Spots in NBA Jam TE, which were my least favourite feature in what is otherwise one of my all-time favourite arcade basketball games. I'd always turn them off.
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Re: NBA Playgrounds

Postby CarolusXCI on Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:19 pm

I hope we can mod this game. Can't wait.
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Re: NBA Playgrounds

Postby MadbaLL on Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:48 pm

this looks simply awesome, love the arts, love the graphics, love motion capture, love the retro players feature...

any news about system requirements?
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Re: NBA Playgrounds

Postby DIRK41NOWITZKI on Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:38 pm

Here are some of the 200 players that will be included in the game.
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-Bucks Ray Allen
-Sonics Shawn Kemp
-Sixers Allen Iverson
-Lakers Magic Johnson
-Hornets Larry Johnson
-Lakers Shaquille O'Neal

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-Dirk Nowitzki
-Russell Westbrook
-LeBron James
-Kristaps Porzingis
-Jimmy Butler
-James Harden
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Re: NBA Playgrounds

Postby Andrew on Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:41 pm

Sonics Kemp makes a lot more sense.
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Re: NBA Playgrounds

Postby [Q] on Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:55 pm

Yeah that video with Kemp on the cavs was probably an early build. Let's just say no ones itching to play as fat Kemp from the Cavs
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Re: NBA Playgrounds

Postby Murat on Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:51 pm

that shaq... most dominant player in any sport of his time

he could eat everyone lol
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Re: NBA Playgrounds

Postby Dee4Three on Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:46 am

[Q] wrote:Yeah that video with Kemp on the cavs was probably an early build. Let's just say no ones itching to play as fat Kemp from the Cavs


Kemp was not fat for his first 2 seasons with the Cavs (He had one chubby season, his 3rd and last with the team), and averaged 20 PPG for them (highest of his career). Here is him in 1998 in great shape.

He was certainly bigger with POR and ORL. But I would have no issues using a Cavs Kemp.

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Re: NBA Playgrounds

Postby MilkTheClock on Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:28 am

Dee4Three wrote:
[Q] wrote:Yeah that video with Kemp on the cavs was probably an early build. Let's just say no ones itching to play as fat Kemp from the Cavs


Kemp was not fat for his first 2 seasons with the Cavs (He had one chubby season, his 3rd and last with the team), and averaged 20 PPG for them (highest of his career). Here is him in 1998 in great shape.

He was certainly bigger with POR and ORL. But I would have no issues using a Cavs Kemp.

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Yeah, but Kemp with the Cavs is less memorable than Kemp with the Sonics
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Re: NBA Playgrounds

Postby Dee4Three on Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:34 am

MilkTheClock wrote:
Dee4Three wrote:
[Q] wrote:Yeah that video with Kemp on the cavs was probably an early build. Let's just say no ones itching to play as fat Kemp from the Cavs


Kemp was not fat for his first 2 seasons with the Cavs (He had one chubby season, his 3rd and last with the team), and averaged 20 PPG for them (highest of his career). Here is him in 1998 in great shape.

He was certainly bigger with POR and ORL. But I would have no issues using a Cavs Kemp.

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Yeah, but Kemp with the Cavs is less memorable than Kemp with the Sonics


Well clearly, but... two points I was trying to make.

1. He was not fat with the Cavs his first two years (Which is the majority of the time he spent with them)
2. I certainly wouldn't mind using a Cavs Kemp
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Re: NBA Playgrounds

Postby zzcoolj21 on Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:44 am

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/full- ... 0-6449467/

Full roster:

Aaron Gordon
Al Horford
Al Jefferson
Alex English
Allen Iverson
Alonzo Mourning
Andre Drummond
Andrew Wiggins
Anfernee Hardaway
Anthony Davis
Ben McLemore
Ben Simmons
Bill Laimbeer
Bill Russell
Bill Walton
Billy Cunningham
Blake Griffin
Bradley Beal
Brandon Ingram
Brook Lopez
Buddy Hield
CJ McCollum
Carmelo Anthony
Chandler Parsons
Chauncey Billups
Chris Bosh
Chris Mullin
Chris Paul
Chris Webber
Clyde Drexler
Damian Lillard
Danilo Gallinari
Danny Ainge
David Robinson
DeAndre Jordan
DeMar DeRozan
DeMarcus Cousins
DeMarre Carroll
Dell Curry
Derrick Rose
Dikembe Mutombo
Dirk Nowitzki
Dominique Wilkins
Dragan Bender
Draymond Green
Dwight Howard
Dwyane Wade
Elfrid Payton
Emmanuel Mudiay
Enes Kanter
Eric Bledsoe
Evan Turner
Frank Kaminsky
George Gervin
George Hill
George Mikan
Goran Dragic
Gordon Hayward
Grant Hill
Greg Monroe
Hakeem Olajuwon
Harrison Barnes
Hassan Whiteside
Ian Mahinmi
Jabari Parker
Jahlil Okafor
Jakob Poeltl
Jamal Crawford
Jamal Murray
James Harden
James Worthy
Jason Kidd
Jaylen Brown
Jeff Teague
Jeremy Lin
Jimmy Butler
Joel Embiid
John Stockton
John Wall
Jonas Valanciunas
Jordan Clarkson
Jrue Holiday
Karl Anthony Towns
Karl Malone
Kawhi Leonard
Kevin Durant
Kevin Johnson
Kevin Love
Kris Dunn
Kris Humphries
Kristaps Porzingis
Kyle Lowry
Kyrie Irving
LaMarcus Aldridge
Larry Johnson
LeBron James
Luis Scola
Luol Deng
Magic Johnson
Marc Gasol
Marcus Morris
Marcus Smart
Marquese Chriss
Mason Plumlee
Matt Barnes
Maurice Cheeks
Michael Beasley
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
Mike Conley Jr.
Mitch Richmond
Monta Ellis
Nenê
Nerlens Noel
Nicolas Batum
Nikola Jokic
Nikola Vucevic
Oscar Robertson
Otto Porter Jr.
Patrick Beverley
Patrick Ewing
Pau Gasol
Paul George
Paul Millsap
Paul Westphal
Rajon Rondo
Ray Allen
Reggie Jackson
Ricky Rubio
Robert Parish
Roy Hibbert
Rudy Gay
Rudy Gobert
Russell Westbrook
Scottie Pippen
Shaquille O'Neal
Shawn Kemp
Shawn Marion
Spud Webb
Stephen Curry
Steven Adams
Thon Maker
Tim Hardaway
Trey Burke
Ty Lawson
Tyreke Evans
Victor Oladipo
Vince Carter
Walt Frazier
Willis Reed
Wilt Chamberlain
Zach LaVine
Zach Randolph


THOOOOON

Also sounds like we'll see some form of dlc at some point.
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Re: NBA Playgrounds

Postby [Q] on Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:08 am

Bah, no Gary Payton. Would be cool to see a Penny/Brow combo though.
Ray Allen/Curry combo would bomb 5 pointers all day lol
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Re: NBA Playgrounds

Postby Andrew on Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:22 am

The Dell Curry/Steph Curry combination would be a fun one as well.
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Re: NBA Playgrounds

Postby Pep on Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:33 am

No Jason Williams? He would be a perfect player for the game like this.
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Re: NBA Playgrounds

Postby Dee4Three on Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:35 am

Pepis21 wrote:No Jason Williams? He would be a perfect player for the game like this.


Shocked he isn't in it...

I also feel like he would gladly give them permission to use him... but, I don't know him personally.. so who knows.
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Re: NBA Playgrounds

Postby Andrew on Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:01 pm

Good point. Perhaps he'll be one of the players that's added later; he's certainly a good candidate.
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Re: NBA Playgrounds

Postby Tha2KProphet on Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:27 am

No Jordan ? :whistle: Jordan & Chuck must be really hard to licence with.
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Re: NBA Playgrounds

Postby Andrew on Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:51 am

Historically, they have been. MJ is exclusive to 2K these days, though.
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Re: NBA Playgrounds

Postby zzcoolj21 on Thu May 04, 2017 6:51 am

https://www.polygon.com/2017/5/3/155226 ... play-video

With the arcade-style game NBA Playgrounds — which launches May 9 for $19.99 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One — developer Saber Interactive is looking to fill a market niche that publishers like Electronic Arts have left wide open. And from what I’ve seen so far, the independent studio may have a hit on its hands.


May 9th release.

The person playing the game in the video shot a fade away 3 with Blake Griffin right off the bat. Should have their basketball game rights taken away
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Re: NBA Playgrounds

Postby [Q] on Thu May 04, 2017 7:13 am

Blake Griffin should have his basketball rights taken away. That mofo needs to stop shooting 3s irl
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Re: NBA Playgrounds

Postby Andrew on Thu May 04, 2017 10:59 am

Key points of interest from the Polygon article:

  • There are over 300 dunks in the game.
  • Lottery Pick boosts include hot spots that multiply the point value of the shot, and debuffs for your opponent such as halving the length of their shot clock.
  • The shot clock is at 12 seconds, rather than the usual 24.
  • Four player local multiplayer is supported, along with two player head-to-head online. An early update will add four player online support. Post-release support will also include roster updates.
  • Players are unlocked with card packs, though there won't be any microtransactions (at least initially).
  • Each team has at least three active players in addition to retired players. More players will be added later, though Charles Barkley and Kobe Bryant are two noteworthy players Saber doesn't have access to.
  • A dunk contest and three-point shootout are planned to be added post-release.

It all sounds pretty good for the most part. I'm a bit iffy on the shot clock being so short, but with the pace of the game, it might be an appropriate rule change. I'm also still not a huge fan of the idea of the points multipliers for perfect releases and whatnot, but I'll give it a chance. The plans for post-release support sound great if they can make it all happen.
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Re: NBA Playgrounds

Postby zzcoolj21 on Thu May 04, 2017 2:28 pm

Those post-release plans are pretty great. Happy to see 4 player online as well. I don't think that was in NBA Jam: OFE?
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Re: NBA Playgrounds

Postby Andrew on Thu May 04, 2017 2:52 pm

Yeah, OFE had four player online multiplayer.
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Re: NBA Playgrounds

Postby [Q] on Thu May 04, 2017 4:14 pm

It's nice to hear about post release additions. There's been a lot of good things said about this game, it almost makes me worried that it gets over hyped and actually sucks. I hope I'm wrong
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