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  • NBA eLeague is Coming

    NBA eleague 2018NBA fans rejoice, Take-Two and The NBA have just announced an eLeague for their NBA video games. The esports league will focus on the NBA 2K game series and will open up the opportunity for players to compete at a competitive level for monetary prizes.

    "We believe we have a unique opportunity to develop something truly special for our fans and the young and growing eSports community. We look forward to combining our best-in-class NBA sports team operators with Take-Two's competitive gaming expertise to create a brand new league experience."

    Don't worry, the real NBA league will still go ahead unaffected, but this branching off by NBA and the subsequent partnering with Take-Two will open up new opportunities, specifically for those that play NBA 2K competitively.

    The league will start in 2018. 30 teams will take part in the league and each NBA franchise has been set the task to scout out players for their teams. Each team will have 5 players in total. Interestingly, players will not be able to use existing players in the league and will instead be forced to create their own avatars to represent themselves.

    "Through the NBA 2K series, which is renowned throughout the world for capturing the authenticity of the NBA and the passion of its fans, we have a proven track record of highly successful collaboration. With this new venture, Take-Two and the NBA aim to fuel the accelerating growth of eSports and take the thrill of competition to exciting new heights."

  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Gets Huge 7.8GB Patch

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    A lot of gamers complained at the lack of content available for the launch of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5. Fortunately the developers are working to help beef up the game a little bit and now a brand new 7.8GB patch has been released that adds new gameplay content.

    In the new patch players are given access to some new levels, some new characters and some character campaigns as well. Perhaps the most interesting new content involves the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle campaign, alongside the Tyler, the Creator campaign.

    On top of the new content, a lot of gameplay tweaks and texture fixes have been applied to Pro Skater 5. Honestly we're just interested in the new content. The patch notes for the added gameplay features can be seen below.

    + Additional levels have been added (Underground, Wild West)

    + Additional character campaigns have been added (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tyler the Creator)

    + Lighting and visuals have been improved for several levels

    + Ability to regain Special Meter during a single combo has been added

    + Per-Mission Leaderboards have been added

    + Added option to "Return to Freeskate" while in a Mission or Mode

    + Added option to "Return to Freeskate" while search for the other player for Co-op Missions or Modes

    + Tutorial has been updated

    + Many Pro Skaters' Textures have been updated

    + Several Pro Skaters have received Sponsor update

    + Create-a-Park Levels have been updated

    + Increased the total number of Stat points a Campaign can earn from 128 to 150

  • Tony Hawk Confirms New PS4 Skateboarding Game

    tony hawk ps4Good news, everybody! At this years CES, Tony Hawk showed up at Sony's keynote to reveal some pretty exciting news. According to Hawk, there is a new project currently in development for the PlayStation 4 that Tony Hawk is getting involved with.

    As you can guess, yes it will be a skateboarding game, but besides this obvious fact it’s unclear what we can expect. Further details were not given about the upcoming Tony Hawk skateboarding game for the PlayStation 4.

    Earlier in 2014, Tony Hawk did mention that there was something "fans of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series will be hyped" about. Could this mean we may see a more traditional Tony Hawk Pro Skater game?

    Hopefully this is the case - the last two Tony Hawk games used external skateboard peripherals, and as soon as this started, the Tony Hawk series went downhill, literally and figuratively.

    If Tony Hawk moves back to a more button mashin' style approach for the PlayStation 4, I'm sure a lot of fans of the series will be very, very happy.

    Before the two 'ride' games by Tony Hawk, Proving Ground and Project 8 were released - these took a step closer to more realistic skateboarding, and it was a move that divided the Tony Hawk player base.

    It's clear at this point that the most successful Tony Hawk games were the humorous, not-so-realistic games, so hopefully Activision keeps this in mind. Would you be interested in a new Tony Hawk game?

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