Shoop Some Hoots: NBA 2K10 Trailer

Ha ha 2K, you put your STUPID LOGO on a black background.

2K are putting in an impressive fight for the ceaseless sporting sequels crown, fighting the only other contender, EA. But a piss into EA Sports’ eye, as their ignoring of the PC continues for a number of their titles. 2K are no such hatemongers, and while we’ll have to somehow live without endlessly mediocre NBA Live series, the rival NBA 2K10 will make it to our door. And cor, it looks frighteningly real.

There’s no demo about just yet, so there’s no way to know if this will include 2K’s incredible new commentary technology that does away with “stitching”. It is some sort of witchcraft that makes the commentary flow naturally and relevantly, without that “And JONAS throws the ball to the LEFT and passes to SIMONS” silliness. I’d be surprised if it weren’t in there.

The 2K NBA titles have consistently scored higher than EA’s diminishing returns, although both suffer from horrendous content bloat. It’ll be interesting to see how the 2010 releases, both due out before Christmas, compete. In the meantime you can say “Ooh” and “Blimey” at the graphics, and then wonder if you’ll even have a hope of being able to control something that complex.


  1. Larington says:

    I saw at least two shots where a white man jumped, clearly that should not be allowed, White Men Can’t Jump…

    I’ll get me coat.

  2. weegosan says:

    if you thought hot coffee was controversial, wait till you see what you can get Kobe up-to in the hotel after a game in this one.

  3. Pod says:

    Why would you buy such a game? Basketball is terrible.
    Is there a button to do the chest bump at any time?

    Also: I’m glad they have the flappy short physics down. But how about they make the players not lookg like robots when you change direction? I’d take that over flappy shorts.

  4. ChaosSmurf says:

    @weegosan – best comment ever

  5. Ian says:

    Ooh. Blimey.

  6. Sam says:

    Looks very pretty if everyone’s standing still, but some of the animation just completely breaks any possible immersion.

  7. Pags says:

    Does that dude on the splash page at the end have breasts??

  8. Rodafowa says:

    Nice to see that I’ll be able to sate my slightly perverse desire for American sport PC games. Pity that EA still have exclusive rights to the NFL, so no PC-based helmetball for the foreseeable.

  9. Wooly says:

    Somebody needs to make a basketball FPS!

  10. Klaus says:

    “Shoop some Hoots”?

    A basketball FPS is nothing more than Fallout with balls.

  11. toomany says:

    dude on the splashscreen has a chestburster about to pop out or something.

  12. Owen says:

    Wow, graphically (and I thought overall animation too actually) is pretty stunning. Is it maybe a little ‘easier’ to make a game set in the confines of a court, look this impressive?

    If I only I was interested in basketball.